Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Digital Strips: podcast...

Did a review of the November 2008 ZUDA entries, of which RUMORS OF WAR is among. Go check it out,they said a lot of very nice things, enough to make me blush a lil in fact (it was a bit of a relief considering what the attitude was at the beginning of the show). It's done alphabetically, so the review for R.O.W. is about 70% of the way in.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Number 5: episode 5

quick warm up cartoon update. also, here's a page in the middle of coloring progress for an anthology I'm on.

and again:
Rumors of War

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Number 5 Episode 4... and Rumors of War stuff

Also, a review of the comic Rumors of War, that Justin Jordan and I have up at ZUDA right now, has been posted on ZUDA Follower.

Now for my shameless plug:

Follow this link and vote or our world will be invaded by six-legged, one-eyed, giant elephant things!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

VOTE for ME!!!

Writer Justin Jordan and I have the first 8 pages of our comic "Rumors of War" up at ZUDA, and need your support to keep us going on this.
Whether it be so you can see what happens next in the story, just like us and think "I can spare 2 minutes to look and vote", or don't really care except for the fact that I may have horrible blackmail photos of you (that's right, you + farm animal in a wig).... VOTE!!!

Have a look:


How to Vote:

1. You'll need an account at Zuda, but this is pretty quick. They send you an email confirmation. It should also take you back to the site.

2. Go to Rumors of War, and click on the VOTE button. It'll change from Red to Tan.

3. Then add the comic to your favorites - this counts towards the final tally as well.
4. Tell your friends!

spread the word... there will be advertising web buttons soon. If your in a voting mood this month then vote for Jordan/Bivens "Change with a Lovecraftian twist"

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Number 5_003

started on doing some coloring work this morning. try to fit in some more penciling soon also.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Number 5_002

In other news, this morning I finished inking my story for the "Work" anthology. Oh and Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2008

NUMBER 5 - 001

I work on a lot of stuff I can't show, so in an effort to do something that can actually be followed on this blog, I've decided to use my warm-up-drawing-time (20-30 minutes a go)in order do a story in a series of single panel comics.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

hand mutilation go...

couple of panels from a page I did pencils on today.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pictures from Jon Fosters...

visit to NIU can be found here"


Monday, October 20, 2008

Maintaining Sanity

In order to stay halfway sane while working on two comic projects (one black & white and one in limited color) I decided to take a half hour or so each day to warm-up. Figure I can always work on improving my digital painting skills, so I'm working on a digital painting sketch here and there as needed.

so here's what I have done so far of my digital sketch... this is about one-tenth of the whole image, more will be revealed as time passes and I work on it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

a lil part

of another page I'm working on for a different project.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Visiting Artist: Jon Foster

at SDCC this year I was lucky enough to find Jon Foster (http://www.jonfoster.com/), pull him aside and get the ball rolling for him to do the visiting artist thing at Northern Illinois University this year. I have absolutely no idea how many people that see this are close enough to NIU to make the trip, but Jon will be giving a demo, talk'n about illustration and generally shooting the shit October 23rd in Dekalb (roughly 45 minutes away from Chicago). This is open to the public, so if your interested show up.

The schedule of happenings that I was given is as follows:
10am- digital painting demo (room 307 of the art building)
2pm- portfolio critiques
5pm- Illustration lecture (room 100 of the art building)
Later- group dinner (not exactly sure where they have that planned yet)

if you can make it then I hope to see you there.

Monday, October 13, 2008

did a lil character stuff today...

and had a bit of a realization. When I find new tools to play with (new types of pencils, erasers, pens, ect) I tend to leave some of my old favorites behind. I need to stop doing that and learn to use whatever works... ie: don't fix what ain't broken, or continue to grow but don't forget what got you to this point already.

Anyway, a couple of character sketches I agreed to do for my friend Devin, on a project he's playing with:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Tiny Part...

of a large panel, that's been blown up a lil bit.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

werewolf warm-up

a practice/warm up sketch today (I don't do them near enough). In the past couple of years I've been struggling with the look of my finished products that would be seen in B&W. That being the case and me having another B&W project in front of me I'm trying to find a look that I can feel satisfied with for at least a lil' bit.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Comic Book Tattoo, Dave & Rantz (my editor)

Dave Navarro's Spread TV: Rantz Hoseley: Spread TV Interview: EP 11

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


a panel from a page I finished today (well not finished... I need to add the text bubbles after I color the next page).

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


The page I'm currently in the middle of inking/coloring has hurl... it's surprisingly fun to illustrate hurl.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Commercial Interuption

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p.s. yes, at the moment a lil on the tired side, a tiny bit crazy, and finding many beautifully disturbing things way too funny.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Does it hurt?" Panel

another panel I'm coloring at the moment.

In other news I will be writing and illustrating for another anthology, can't talk about it yet but still, yay and such.

Also, I got a good friend working on designing a website for me (a really, truly website). Which is something that's been on my to do list, but I haven't personally had time to do thanks to deadline commitments. I don't know when it'll be up and running as this will rely on me as much as it does her.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Splash Page

It's a splash page!!! I decided fro this project that i would illustrate splash pages with a slightly different technique that I employed during Comic Book Tattoo. It eats up a lil more time, hence the reason I'm limiting my use of it. These are still just pencils and will show up, colored, eventually.

Go Team

I get to be part of my first book signing Friday at SDCC. I'll be at the Image booth from 10-11, so yay and such. There will be a couple of big name people I'll be signing with, so when everyone comes up to get signatures from them I will be the guy acting blissfully geeky next to them.

Oh yeah, check these out:
Publisher Weekly
Image Blogg (on this one you may end up having to scroll down to get to the Comic Book Tattoo part)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

penciled page to look at

Figured I'd been doing enough of the "here's my pencils of a few panels" thing, so here's a whole page(still just the pencils though).

Thursday, July 10, 2008

a few more panels

Here are some more pencils for another page of panels. once I finish up the rest of my pages to pencil, and move on and ink and color these, it should be neat to see how the image will evolve (sometimes it's even a surprise to me).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Warm Up Postcard

At conventions, the DC subsidiary, ZUDA hands out postcards for people to draw on and mail in and possibly have posted on their comic site. I figured that these would be nice when I felt the need for a warm up sketch.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

3 Panels

I have three panels from a page of "Rumors of War" that I am currently working on.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

page3 panel

for the rest of the pages of the web comic, I'm just going to show a panel or two.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Comic Book Tattoo article on CBR

If you go here you will find an article on the Comic Book Tattoo project with an image by me included.

Friday, February 8, 2008

I LIVE!!! (for now at least)

I move onto round 2 of Last Man Standing 3 (I really thought I was gonna get my butt kicked). Also, I have now been commissioned to do my first book-cover... when I have more particulars on this I'll talk about it more. As I now have a lot of deadlines to compete with my day job (remember, for the moment I pay my bills as a butcher)I am going to be hunkering down and working my fingers to the bone. Despite this, I will try to post a bit more in the future.

Monday, January 14, 2008

a few of images..

Some roughs and thumbnails I'm working on for a new writer I'm teaming with.