Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coloring Work

So, a few months back I met up with Zach Howard here in Denver and since we've become fast friends. Great guy, and we've been having a lot of fun over the past few months. I'll be heading to NYC for the New York City Comic Con with him so if you're going stop by our table! We'll be the dueling Zachs whoring our work out! haha anyhoo... I've been working on improving my coloring skills and we came together to do some color work on some pieces. These first two pieces are the product of that coloring madness.

The first is for IDW's Motel Hell.

Motel Hell Cover Colors by ~spicypeanut on deviantART

Pretty f'n cool right?! This is the first piece I did for him, and he was pretty impressed with it. I'm not gonna lie, I had a ton of fun with this and it definitely pushed me to go a lot farther as an artist. I'm always happy for those challenges and I'm pretty stoked to be getting even more to do in the future!

The second one was a commission... a little Batgirl if you will!

Batgirl Commission Colors by ~spicypeanut on deviantART

What can I say, this was a hoot to work on!

So with that there will be more of these to come. I have about 10 more pieces to mess around on, and that'll lead to some more work in the coloring field. Hurrah!

Enjoy & God Bless

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tokens Only... Finally!

So a few of you have known I've been trying to work on a webcomic. I've wanted to launch it a few times over the past year but I have had a lot of amazing opportunities with my freelance illustration and fine art gallery shows.

I also wanted to take some time to refine the story and put more of myself in it so to speak. As much as this is definitely a story that everyone can read and take something away from - I really wanted it to be for myself as well. I wanted to pour in a lot of the influences I've had in my life and that's going to be the fun part.

Tokens Only is a love letter to the 1980s arcades of yore that I grew up in. That's where it all starts, and it will go on and on beyond that. I chose the webcomics medium because I knew I could be free to express whatever the hell I wanted, and I could steer the story in the direction it's taken me. You see I'm kind of a stubborn little bastard and I really wanted to tell a story the way I wanted to tell it. And in the format I wanted to as well. Tokens isn't a strip based comic at all - it'll be in the traditional comic format because that's what I love. I mean don't get me wrong - I love the hell out of a lot of webcomics out there, but like with everything down to my facial hair, I want to stand out.

I would love to blab about it more and more but I don't want to spoil it beyond that. I also want it to speak for itself. So what I'm posting tonight is a preview of page one. I've had it in the can for a bit of time now, but I wanted to give you a little taste before I launch it in a few weeks for NYCC. When launch comes it will be in color and I'll just be starting off at a once a week posting schedule.

I have an anthology I'm working on for Jolly Rogue Studios and I'll be working on a book with my buddy Gerhard in the coming months. So pulling triple comic duty on top of a full time job is gonna be killer for me in October... but y'all will reap some dope ass rewards out of it! TRUST.

Anyhoo... I really hope you all will enjoy this and I'm in it for the long haul. The website will be launching in the next few weeks & I'll be sure to be blabbing about it long before then. So until then, enjoy the b&w preview.


Tokens Only Preview by ~spicypeanut on deviantART

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Nan Desu Kan 2010

I am currently appearing at Colorado's very own Nan Desu Kan ( ) which is a pretty decent sized anime con. Lots of people dressed up with big ass swords and crap. Trust me on that. Anyways, I just wanted to show off my newest sort of Buck Rogers inspired anime pin up I did for the show. Simple stuff, but the bewbs do sell at this show quite a bit. So anyhoo, let me know what you think or you can just fav it on Deviant art!

NDK Print Colors by ~spicypeanut on deviantART