Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Missing from the Directory of Illustration 33

I had planned to continue to advertise in the Directory of Illustration and even bought a page, but it turns out I won't be there next year. After submitting my ad (see below) I got phone calls and emails from the Directory asking me to change the ad. They were never specific and changed the reasons they wanted a different ad. During one of the calls they asked if I was "worried about what female art directors might think." I was given a number of options of what the Directory thought my ad should look like and was even pointed to the ads of other artists that I should "copy," but at no time did they ever say exactly what the problem was with my ad.
I kept insisting that the choices I made for my ad showed the type of work I'm doing now, it is all recent work and two pieces (the medusa label, and the "Pussy Whip" whip cream label) are recent national design award winners. So isn't that the work I should be showing? So have a look at it and decide for yourself.

San Diego Comic Con 2016

I had a good time at Comic Con this year in San Diego. It was good to see people I know and talk to artists who produce impressive art.
I had nice conversations with Craig Elliot about mothers and other family members, Bill Stout about how John Milius and I have similar methods to present ideas to those that make the decisions, and Daniel Clowes (while signing my copy of Mr. Wonderful) let me know that I look just like his brother. Clowes suggested that I attend a family function with him and when I agreed I don't think he realized that I was serious. So if you know Dan let him know I'm waiting for an invitation.

I also, for the first time in awhile and the first time in color, got a piece of art in the souvenir book. My art was for the 50th anniversary of the TV show Batman. I was inspired by the Norman Saunders trading cards from the 60s and ironically my art was printed at the size my friends and I refer to as "bubble gum card size" or a quarter page. My art can be found on page 172. I also sent in Wonder Woman art - but it wasn't used.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gothesque Magazine Phobias & Superstitions!

My first set for Gothesque Magazine is in the new July 2016 vol. 2, Phobias and Superstitions issue. They feature talented, Texas model Emma Anne with a plastic bag on her head. The photos explore the idea of Claustrophobia. I was lucky to work with Emma Anne while staying in Texas last year.

Here's an unpublished shot from the set.

Below are the cover, contents page, and a link to Gothesque where you can see more and get a copy of the issue.

Monday, June 6, 2016

More News From Europe: GLOWINSKIS' LIBRARY

Tadeusz "Teddy" Glowinski is a volunteer librarian in Poland who decided to start a non profit library of his own. Tadeusz asks writers, other librarians, artists, and publishers to donate books to his cause. Hard work and kind hearts have produced Glowinskis' Library, a library of over 8,000 books in 55 different languages.
Recently I received an email from Teddy asking if he could add something of mine to his project. Below is a picture of Teddy holding the copy of Zombie Circus I donated. I hope the people in Poland like it!

A new book: Art Compass 2016

I was asked to participate in a new art book last year and I'm happy to report that some of my digital art and information are included in Art Compass 2016. Art Compass 2016, a new book by author and prominent art publisher Ulrich Goette Himmelblau was released in April of 2016 by Art Domain’s WhoIsVerlag. The first Art Compass 2016 is meant to be “…an authoritative text and a comprehensive reference book of contemporary protagonists of the classical arts of painting, graphics and sculpture.”

Art Compass 2016 will be presented at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs. And is available on Amazon.

The Muse Magazine

I recently submitted work to and was published for the first time in The Muse Magazine. Photos of Necrowolfie are in the May 2016 issue. Follow the links to find The Muse Magazine and buy your own copy.

An unpublished shot of Wolfie from the photo shoot in the May issue. A shoot inspired by the Arachne myth.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wolfie and Rose in Wild Heart.

The latest issue of Wild Heart Magazine is available and in volume 2 there are 2 of my sets, one featuring Wolfie and a white Porsche, the other Rose ironing.

Look for Wild Heart Magazine #17 vol 2 to find our work. Follow the links below to visit the magazine and buy a copy.

Below are unpublished photos from both sets.

Prince Portrait

Many years ago, when I was still in school at CSU Long Beach, one of my advanced illustration classes gave an assignment to paint 4 portraits, one of mine was of (a new artist at the time) Prince. I recently moved twice in the last couple years and found many things I have not seen in very long time. My portrait of Prince was one of these discoveries and considering recent events I thought I'd share it here.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Directory of Illustration Featured Artist for May!

For the month of May I will be a Featured Artist on the Directory of Illustration. Just look for my piece "Black Mask" on the home page of the Directory website.

And remember to hire an illustrator!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

GDUSA Packaging Design Award 2016

This year I won my 3rd packaging design award (and 17th design award) from the people at Graphic Design USA Magazine. The award was for a prop I made for a photo shoot, a can of whip cream called Pussy Whip. The art was supposed to be in the April Edition of the magazine and on the web site, however for some reason or another I was forgotten. GDUSA was nice enough to quickly fix the situation online, but the magazine was already printed so I'm not there. These things happen but I did wonder if they finally took a good look at what the judges had selected! So this is what you're missing:

I plan on looking for a place to publish the photos using the can and will let you know if anyone picks them up.

World Horror Convention, Utah

I'm a little late, but for those of you attending the World Horror Convention in Utah this year, I'll have 20 different silk screens for sale in the Art Show Print Shop. Like this one of my frequent model Wolfie.

Here's the Convention information.

2016 World Horror Convention 
Provo Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
April 28 - May 1, 2016 in Provo, Utah

Enjoy the Show!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Rose in Delicious Dolls Magazine.

My pictures of Missouri model Rose Ballentine are in Delicious Dolls Magazine again. This time she is in the April 2016 regular edition on page 45. The photos were taken in a hotel room in Kansas City. You can see more of Rose's work here: Rose on Model Mayhem

Here's an unpublished shot:

The April issue lets you pick between 2 different covers.

And expect more from Rose soon!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Raven in Delicious Dolls...

A few of my shots of Oakland model Raven le Faye are in the March special issue of Delicious Dolls Magazine. Raven is on page 9 of the "Country Girl" issue, riding a horse and shooting her eye out with a BB gun. There are 2 different covers available as you can see below, along with the table of contents.

And this is an unpublished picture from the photo shoot.

March Magazines!

After finishing my illustrated book "Zombie Circus" I started on a second Circus book. Four illustrations from the next Zombie Circus book are in the March issue of Wild Heart Magazine, vol. 1, on pages 25 to 28. See the cover and the contents page below and follow the link to get yourself a copy.

And here is the first sketch for one of the 4 zombie clown designs that were published in the magazine.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Wolfie in Wild Heart Magazine January 2016

A few photos of Wolfie in a cemetery are in the January 2016, vol.1 issue of Wild Heart Magazine. Below is an unpublished shot from our set.

The Table of Contents from the issue:

And the front cover:

Follow the links below to buy a copy and visit the magazine's Facebook page.

The Illustration Directories are out.

This year I have work in both the 3x3 Illustration Directory and The Directory of Illustration 32. Both books are finished and ready for the art directors. Follow the links to the directory sites to order your copy.

My page from the Directory of Illustration, it is page 462.

Trained Eye Graphics is new.

I have finally finished and posted the new Trained Eye Graphics web site. It will stay as it is for a long time and you'll now have to check this blog for updates. Select under the home page below to see the new site.