Monday, July 19, 2010

Comic-Con International This Week!

Me and my whole crew will be in the small press area at Comic-Con International 2010 in San Diego this week July 21-25th at the San Diego Convention Center! Yep itz tha big one again! So drop by and say "hi" if you are in the area. I will be selling copies of my brand spankin' new book on Saturday and Sunday and have a ton of new prints, original artwork and new sketch-cards available! I am located on the back corner of row "O" in the small press area at table O09. Hopefully we will be seeing all of you there!

Go Team Venture!

Here are a few of my favorite characters from the Venture Bros on Cartoon Network; Brock, Mol, 21 and 24! The VB's print will be available at Comic-Con and anyone who buys it will automatically be entered in our raffle to win 1 of only 3 "21 & 24" prints on Sunday, so make sure you drop by and pick up one o' these badboyz! GO TEAM VENTURE!!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

My NEW Book: JUSSCOPE 2 In One!

My new book JUSSCOPE 2 IN ONE is done! I will have it available at Comic-Con starting on Friday. I would have gotten it sooner but it was delayed a few days due to technical difficulties, so instead it is literally hot off the presses! It will also be available in my web site store as well. It is an awesome book and I couldn't be happier, trust me you won't be dissappointed! 100 full color pages jam packed in a softcover book for only $20!!! WTF?!! Yeah! Only $20!!!

This 100 page monster of a book was a long time coming and boy am I glad it's finally finished! This fella represents work from various projects over the past 2 years that have been piling up here in my studio. I figured I better tie it all together now before the stack of drawings grows any larger and even more difficult to organize into book form. But this is more than just a regular ol' book! It's 2 books in 1! Hence the title "JUSSCOPE 2 in 1". Depending which way you flip it open you will get my gallery or my sketchbook, either way twice as much art as the my last pressing! Enjoy tha ride yall!

Friday, July 2, 2010

1st Annual Aftercon In SD!!

Back in April my buddy Rod Mojica told me about this awesome opportunity to pay tribute to the late great founder of Comic-Con Shel Dorf who passed away earlier this year. I was honored that I was asked and jumped on-board immediately!

Although the original piece I was to contribute got destroyed by a toothless white haired bridge troll (true story), I managed to pull things together and crank out a brand new piece featuring Dark Seid and Orion of Jack Kirby's New Gods. If you are in town for Comic-Con stop by and check out the original art for sale and bid yall, it's going to be awesome! Here's the low-down.....

Wild Monkey Works, Skidone, and McGill's Skateshop present
The First Annual AFTERCON 2010 An artshow to benefit The Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund July 22-24, from 8pm to midnight @ SUTURE GALLERY (5 blocks from the SD Convention Center) 655 10th Avenue, San Diego , CA 92101 (cross streets are 10th and G) Silent auction featuring original 2D and 3D art by over 70 professional artists and special live artists, skatedecks, and downtempo DJs. 21 and up.

Literary Icon Ray Bradbury, Godfather of the graphic novel Phil Yeh, MAD Magazine artist Hermann Mejia, The Simpsons character designer Phil Ortiz, Playboy cartoonist Dean Yeagle, plus many more!

Plus a Shel Dorf Gallery featuring photographs by Alan Light and art by Shel Dorf! Custom painted Vinyl Dolls presented by KidRobot! Custom painted skate decks presented by McGill's Skateshop!

Suture Galley is 5 blocks from the SD convention center and is 3000 square feet and is very well lit! The owners John and Drew are as stoked as all of us. They have a DJ booth and a small bar area in the corner. The music will be mellow and low volume so people can actually hear each other talk.

The Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund was established in November 2009 by Shel's brother Michael Dorf to provide financial assistance to selected high school and college students who have a passion to work in the comics and animation fields. These grants and scholarships aid in the purchase of art materials, DVDs, and literature to inspire students, as well as assist with their art education tuition. Shel was a mentor to many aspiring artists who later became professional artists. As a comics historian and writer, Shel helped elevate the perception of the comic and animation fields to their respected place within the arts, as well as creating what is now known as Comic-Con International. Shel helped build a strong community of creators who share his same passion for the arts and generosity towards young careers on the rise.