Rob Bot Robot Mechanic Halloween Special. On sale now!!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Here's a quick glimpse of the image and you can order it through my cafepress store! Happy Holidays!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Oh, and as usual, a big thank you to the Secret Identity message boards for enlightening me about Mr. Campbell's appearance. Stop by their site and check out their podcast. I'm sure they had announced it at some point as well. I know they checked out the Hartford showing last weekend.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
I think most of the artists were surprised at the turnout. There were people from all over New England as well as the west coast (which surprised me). I guess they just happened to be in the area.
The vending machine I set up with robot pins and "vintage robot parts" was a hit and I saw a lot of people standing in front of my cigar box guitars. For those of you wondering, "do they work?," the answer is yes. After the show we took them off the wall, plugged them into the P.A. and had a little fun. I suppose I should have done that during the show, but I'm not all that proud of my guitar skills.
Stop by the gallery and check out the works. You can also grab t-shirts and other robot goodies at the merchandise counter. We have prints, comic books, sketchbooks, plastic die-cut robot heads, toys and much more!
Thanks to everyone that came. I enjoyed talking to you all about robots, comics and my guitars. I will be posting more guitar pics here soon. I have a six string that is almost done and I just recieved 18 boxes to start new ones. Contact me for commissions, I know that a few people has asked me if I could build them custom guitars. I most certainly can. Just contact for details.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
I brought a large number of my robot head paintings and created some really nice grids. I will be selling these pieces as indiviual paintings, rather than the group you will see on the wall. If someone were interested in purchasing the whole grid, I would certainly not deture them.
Large robot paintings cover the walls as well as itty bitty ones. There are also various prints and sculptures created by my fellow artists.
If you are looking for something to do on Friday, November 7th, I think this would be a fantastic way to spend a few hours. We will have food, drinks, music, and of course, the artists that have taken their time to hang their work for your display. The exhibit will be open to the public from November 7th to November 29th. I believe all works are for sale. Get there and buy quick, before some snatches up your favorite piece.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Don't forget to stop by my art exhibition in Middletown CT on November 7th. It will be at the MAC 650 gallery. See you there.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I will be exhibiting some of my robot paintings as well as some robot inspired cigar box guitars in November. The exhibit will be held at the MAC 650 Art Space in Middletown CT. Please stop by on November 7th at 7pm-10pm and meet the artists as well as enjoy some food and entertainment. Hope to see you there.
I have posted the event at myspace. Click here.
Monday, September 22, 2008
If you have any interest in purchasing this guitar or having one made, please contact me. I had a lot of fun doing it and I'll probably have a series of robot cigar box guitars in the coming months.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
On a side note, I have fixed my website store and images are now showing up from the link provided in the nav bar above.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I'm so psyched for this film! I have a while to wait, but I really enjoyed the book and I can't believe they didn't mess this up (yet) by having huge names play the leads! Anyway, if you haven't heard of the book, you will soon. But check out this trailer, you're going to want to see this movie. I promise.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I've been getting a lot of inquiries about commissions and art gallery shows. A lot of people like robots and I'm finding that there are more shows every year and I seem to be making my mark in the robot art scene. With that being said!
Yes, I'd love to do a commission. The prices will vary depending on what you'd like me to paint. They do cost more than my $10 robot heads. I make a lot of those and have lots of fun just seeing what face will show up next. When it comes to commissions, I sit down, I sketch a bit and I think about composition and the different things I talk about with my client. And of course, I work in acrylic, watercolor and oils, so the price is affected depending on the chosen medium. I will start posting my more "fine art" robot pieces soon. I have many in the works and can't wait to show off some of the new phases in my robot work.
I also accept comic art commissions. I prefer to do more original stuff, but if you would love to see what I'd do with Batman and the like, I'm not opposed to it.
So, if you would like to contact me in regards to doing a show or a commission, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you are looking for. I can't wait to hear from you.
And thank you again for all the support at NYCC. It was a great time and I met a lot of great people!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I had a great time meeting up with friends as well. It was fun seeing Matt, Dave Burman, Rebecca, Joe Caramagna, Buddy, Dennis, Chris Gugliotti, Esther,Secret Identity Podcast, Glint of Hope, Dwayne, Will, Kevin Tinsley, Imboden, The other Jason, CAG, Craig Rousseau, Brent, Barry Sobel, T.J. (of course) and a pile of friends from message boards who I was finally able to meet face to face. There were many many more people and I apologize if I didn't name you.
HUGE thanks to Joe and Cameron for not leaving us on the street.
The image on the right was taken by Poppadeath over on the Secret Identity message boards. We were going out to dinner with a great group.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
So! I took the dive yesterday into the world of Linux by installing it on my new file server that a family member was so gracious to give me. I'm so excited about having a file server of my own and being able to back up all my art files. It's great. I highly recommend Linux to anyone who uses their computer primarily for internet and word processing.
I'd love to go 100% to linux, but I require specific applications like the Adobe suite while working in the comic industry. However! Depending on your skill level you can easily edit and work on image files using Linux's pre-packaged Gimp software, not to mention various other programs that people create for it. And best of all- IT'S FREE!!
When I get my file server up and running I'll let everyone know how much I'm enjoying it. Until then, stop by Ubuntu's website, download the image file (burn it slowly) and boot from the CD to see what you're missing. No strings attached and no worry of messing up your hard drive. (just don't click install on the desktop unless you want it to be your new system right now).
Friday, March 21, 2008
The Comic Artist's Photo Reference Contest
Okay, artists, sharpen those pencils because IMPACT Books and Buddy
Scalera have an art contest, to celebrate the upcoming release of
Comic Artist's Photo Reference: Women and Girls and we want to see
- One grand prize winner will receive both books in the Comic Artist's
Photo Reference series (People and Poses, and Women and Girls), plus
some nifty art supplies and will be featured in the May IMPACT
- Two runners up will receive a copy of Comic Artist's Photo
Reference: Women & Girls.
* No purchase required to enter.
* Must use the images provided (see above link)
* Create your own original comic or fantasy art in whatever medium you
like (pencils, inks, markers, etc.) based on the gallery of images
* Sexually suggestive images automatically disqualified
* All characters must be original creations
* Marvel, DC, Image, or other licensed characters not permitted due to
* Subject line of your email must include the title of your work, your
name, and the number of submissions you've made. Example: "Pinup Art,
John Doe, Submission #2"
* All entries must be in JPEG format, 72 dpi.
* Submit entries to email@example.com
* Winners chosen at the sole discretion of the judges
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: April 25, 2008
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Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Over the past few years I've become quite greenish. After buying my home, not only did I want to save money on energy costs, but I started to realize how wasteful we have become as a society. I've spent the past few years fantisizing about getting solar energy for my home, owning an electric car and various other fun projects. Being handy has helped me tremendously. Today, while browsing the net, I found this great site. It talks about coverting a existing car into an Electric Car. Very cool stuff. If I had the cash lying around or if my current tiny car dies, I'd consider getting a loan and converting. If I knew the price would really fall in the range they mention. So, go check out the site and if you convert your car after reading the article, please drop me a line.
And I also want you all to remember this: How will we all be able to power our own personal evil robot armies if we waste all the energy now? Put up your solar cells now, get an electric car and start making robots in your machine shops today. Don't wait until it's too late!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I just received my giant stack'o Warmageddon books. You should go and check out L Jamal Walton's fantastic $20.00 deal of Warmageddon while he still offers it. It really is a pile and a half of books for the money. Jamal will be doing some coloring on the latest book I worked on, Mr. Phelp's Space Detective from King Tractor Press.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I may not have been there since the begining, but I've been a listener for quite some time now. Great job Matman and Brian!
Those of you who have not yet discovered, Secret Identity Podcast really need to head over to www.secretidentitypodcast.com. Or, if you're like me you should, head over to the page where you can click play on the podcast, sit back and enjoy. I usually head down to my dungeon studio in the basement and listen to these guys right off my desktop. I've also got a slew of episodes on my ipod. Any old MP3 player will do. I used my Siren until I recieved a broken ipod from a friend. I fixed it and now it's loaded with SIP.
Just a quick description: These guys keep you up to date on the comics, movie and gaming scene. They have top notch sound and there's no straining to hear anyone on this show. They don't get paid, yet they've hammered through one hundred episodes over the past two years. Every week! So, what are you waiting for? Go check them out.
Monday, February 11, 2008
:: Jason's Movie Corner : KING OF KONG ::
I recently watched a film called The King of Kong. Before I tell you what it is about, I need to let you know that the team that worked on this film did a fantastic job of keeping the viewer in suspense through the whole presentation. Not only did I enjoy this flick, but so did my wife.
With that being said...
This film is a documentary about an every day fellow deciding he's going to be the world record on the retro video game Donkey Kong. Sounds silly, right? This film is anything but silly. The crew takes the whole documentary very seriously, which allowed them to get some incredible scenes on tape. They pit this every day "Joe" (who has a wife, house and kids) against the reigning world champion (from 20+ years ago).
If you have ever aspired to do one great thing in your life, you will relate to the main character. I'm not going to tell you the outcome, because they do such a wonderful job of keeping you at th edge of you seat. Go rent it today. It just came out on DVD a few weeks ago. One of the best films I've seen all year. I imagine it will be nominated for something.
Check out the trailer
Friday, January 25, 2008
King Tractor Press is offering some of it's most popular books for free on Wowio. Here's the press release:
I'm currently working on a book called Mr. Phelps Space detective which will also be a free download on Wowio very soon. It is also a King Tractor book. I'll keep you posted here at my blog or on my website. You may be seeing some of SUMM Publications books on there soon as well. Now go check them out!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
:: YOU ASKED FOR MORE ROB BOT, NOW YER GETTIN' IT!! ::
The time has come for prepping for the New York Comic-con. This means: 2008 SKETCHBOOK TIME!!!! I know you're excited, so I thought I'd toss you a preview of my dear friend, Rob Bot. He will be in a wonderful six page short to back up my sketchbook again. I'm going to try and keep it cheap again for you all this year. You'll also get lots of robots, other random drawings and some concept art for projects that will be coming out this year. If you have any requests, let me know now. The art will be done soon, but you never know! Enjoy the page!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
:: SPIRIT IN A BOTTLE SELLS WELL ::
A big thank you from Andy Andrews and myself to everyone who is picking up Spirit in a Bottle. Pick one up today, before I run out. Also, be sure to watch Ghost Hunters International on Wednesday nights on Sci fi. For more information just stop by the GHI site. You can also view the first episode online at scifi.com. I'm not sure if they will do that with all the shows.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
"It may not look like much kid..."
I have really needed some sort of storage for my 11"x17" comicbook boards for quite some time now. This Christmas I was happy to receive a router and table! How exciting. So I gathered up some of my scrap wood and busted out this fancy, Mad Max style shelving unit.
Look how beautifully my A3 scanner sits on there. I've got room for my books full of artboards as well as some narrow shelving up top for inks and pencils. I have an extra slot for another shelf in the future which will help out even more. I'm hoping it will help me with my work-flow. Currently, almost 80 pages of Mr. Phelps arwork resides in this small tower. I'm within six pages of completion and I can't wait to announce when I'm done. Stay tuned!