This Saturday in Austin, TX is the annual STAPLE! Independent Press Expo- Austin’s ONLY comic book convention. (At least until Wizard World Austin starts…in case you haven’t had your fill of broken down 80’s TV and porn stars yet)
And as a part of the Expo, I’ll be splitting a table w/ The Intergalactic Nemesis- which is the Live-Action Comic-Book featuring art from lil’ ol’ me!
For those of you not following me on TWITTER or FACEBOOK, or even the new web-app that lets you stare at me as I sleep, you might not know that I’m doing all the art chores on the trans-media comic/play/ live-action Graphic Novel, The Intergalactic Nemesis!
Issue one is already drawn and printed, Issue two is at the printer’s right now, and I’m wrapping up the last few pages on issue 3. Coming this Labor Day, the entire live action play/ comic presentation will be performed at the 2400 seat Long Center for the performing arts here in Austin! This is a really big deal, and I gotta be honest, it kinda scares the crap out of me! I mean, there’s going to be 1000’s of people experiencing this story through my visuals. That’s a lotta nuts.
Here’s a snapshot of what this is going to be like, but on a smaller scale, as chapter one was performed at the Alamo Drafthouse a few weeks back-
Pit bull rescue is something near and dear to my heart. Between me and my wife, we’ve rescued well over a dozen stray and abandoned cats and dogs from the East Austin neighborhoods where we’ve lived over the years.
On one occasion, we found a Pit Bull/ Lab mix wandering a warehouse complex North of San Antonio. We took him in, and tried to find his owner, to no avail. So, we got his shots up to date, and eventually decided to keep him in our small house…with no yard. That was a big mistake. This VERY energetic and affectionate dog was just too much for our meager living space, and our very, very put-out cats. BUT- certainly we could find a home for Magneto, right?
Black Cat Bones Gallery in Puebla, Mexico has asked me back to be a part of their Superhero art show. I had previously created the sold-out ‘En Los Arboles’ print for their Twin Peaks tribute.
If anyone knows me, they know I love me some super-heroes. So when the opportunity came up for me to participate, I took the hidden pole down to my secret lair and banged this out (now, that just sounds dirty).
Biff, Bam, Pow- Superheroes Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore!
At Gallery 1988 right now, they have 4 new prints by me up in their “Under the Influence: He-Man” art show. Any unsold prints will be available from me directly in my Store through Nakatomi Inc!
Who doesn’t love He-Man. I sure do. Well, to be clear- I love the IDEA of He-Man…the show was PRETTY ROUGH. But as far as the toys and character designs were, He-Man had it all. How awesome was the removable armor? And Stinkor? A toy that smelled bad on PURPOSE? It even had a creepy S&M style slime pit to tie up your figures and ‘slime’ all over them.