Tuesday, July 20, 2010

San Diego, Here I Come

It's not supposed to be this hectic. I planned and prepped for this show like never before. "No way," I said to myself, "will I return home to a house that's a mess and a studio with stacks and piles of artwork, display materials and miscellaneous debris littered everywhere.

Unforeseen circumstances.

The washer died (laundry at mom's...what am I, a college student?). Books were delayed. Time collapsed in on itself.

Okay, so the house isn't 100% clean. Upstairs looks great, but the studio looks like a war zone.

On the bright side, The Art of Athena Voltaire hardcovers are being shipped to my hotel and I'm not hauling my suitcase filled with 60+ pounds of artwork,* so I'm traveling light.

The copies of the ashcan of Cipher arrived today (see picture). Plus, I have a few other pitches I'll be schlepping around the show to publishers and anyone interested in ancillary rights. And samples, lots of sample packs for potential illo gigs.

For more info on Cipher and The Art of AV, look here. Other stuff I'll have for sale: both Athena Voltaire trade paperbacks, all the single issues of Athena Voltaire to date, copies of the issue of Domino Lady I drew for Monstone, and all 3 of my previously published sketchbooks.

Additionally, I plan on doing inked grayscale figures for con sketches ($40). Depending on how they turn out and how long they take me, I may revert back to just doing the $25 toned pencil headshots. Wink Come early!

And I'll be on a panel, Kickstart Your Comic because we've already established what a whore I am. Also on the panel will be Kody Chamberlain, Pat Loika, and Steve Earnhart. Details here.

If you're coming to the show, stop by and see me. I'll be at Small Press, table M-14 (Atomic Tiki Studio) next to my pals Jim and Mike Heffron of Lawdog Comics.

* No more amusement from the random guy who seems to be on every flight, offering to take my suitcase from the overhead compartment, and herniating himself. "It's really heavy," I warn...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Commission: The White Queen

Like yesterday's commission, I'm posting both the line drawing and the tonal version. Today's commission is the White Queen.

8.5 x 11, india ink and Payne's Grey watercolor on bristol board.

Slots are still open. Read about commission preordering details here!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Commission: Zatanna

Here's the first of the Comic-Con preorders, Zatanna. I'm still trying to figure out how to get a good greyscale scan with my new scanner—the original isn't as spotty as this scan looks. I'm also posting the inks because it's clearer to see the linework.

8.5 x 11, india ink and Payne's Grey watercolor on bristol board.

Slots are still open. Read about commission preordering details here!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Stuff I'll Have at Comic-Con

New stuff for sale at Comic-Con in San Diego later this month!

The Art of Athena Voltaire
134 pages, 20 pages of color.
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 500
The Art of Athena Voltaire looks at the last 8 years of Athena Voltaire. The book features a color cover gallery, showcasing the covers to all of the AV comics, plus previously unpublished color promotional pieces and unused/unpublished color covers. An extensive section of pencils and inks, spotlighting how some of the work looked before being colored, as well as concept art, private commissions, thumbnail sketches, roughs, and photo reference.

I'll have about 30 copies at the show. Email me at atomictikistudio@gmail.com if you'd like to preorder one.

Cipher #1
Convention-exclusive b/w version of my upcoming series with art by the amazing JunBob Kim! $4.

Cipher follows the adventures of Doctor Ursula Wilde and her team of experts as they investigate impossible science. In the first series, Doc Wilde and her crew unravel the mysteries of Pope Sylvester II. Who was the "sorcerer pope," and what does he have to do with the disappearance of Ursula's parents 20 years ago and the end of the world..?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Taking Commission Preorders for Comic-Con

I'm taking preorders for commissions to be picked up at this year's San Diego Comic-Con (July 21–25).

8.5 x 11 cropped single figure (mid-thigh?) in ink : $30 w/tones: $35

11 x 17 single figure shot in ink: $60 w/tones: $70

Additional figures can be added for additional cost. Contact me for pricing.

Commissions can be picked up in the Small Press section, table M14 anytime during show hours.

Email me directly at atomictikistudio at gmail dot com to order!