Saturday, February 26, 2011

Grimm sneak peek

Here's a little sneak peek at one of the projects I'm doing with my buddies at Alpha Dog Studios. This is page 5 from issue #1 of Grimm: Dynasty. Written by Will Caligan, pencils by Bat Hilliard, and inks by little old me. Bats pencils are just a blast to work on. I have a feeling this is gonna be a good looking book.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Contest and commissions

Well first off, there's a pretty sweet contest going on with us at Alpha Dog Studios. Here's the details:

Best in Show Contest

Participants: All Creators

Prizes: $400 and published in Alpha Dog Studios Anthology
series The Dog Pound Volume 2. There will only be
one prize awarded to one submission.

Submission deadline: 15 April 11

Objective: This is the opportunity for creators to not only get your story published; you will also receive $400 for it. Alpha Dog Studios wants to help creators get their stories out there and give you a chance to see your work in print.

Rules and Guidelines:
1) The story has to be delivered to Alpha Dog Studios by email to by 11:59pm on the 15th of April. Anything set after that will not be accepted. It needs to be marked “Best in Show contest”.
2) The story can be black or white or color. We do prefer color. It has to be 10 pages long with one Cover with a logo. Which means you should send us 11 pages.
3) The story needs to be PG. No porn, no nudity and no religious blasphemy against any religion. We are a family company. We are looking to produce stuff for any age. If you need to cuss in the writing then use the symbols or imply it. You can be creative without being vulgar.
4) Alpha Dog Studios is not responsible for paying talent. The winner gets $400. This will be paid to the individual that submits the story. If you do not own the story then do not submit it. Payment will be made using PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account we will arrange for another way of payment.
5) By submitting your story to Alpha Dog Studios you give us the right to publish and print your story in The Dog Pound Volume 2 and to use your work as promotional tools for the book.
6) If you are selected the winner; you can not reprint the story you submitted to us for 365 days after publication.
7) You retain all your rights to your creation but your only compensation for the story you submit will be the prizes.
8) Alpha Dog Studios reserves the right to reject any submission without explanation. We will get a lot of submissions and we can not respond to everyone.
9) The winner will be contacted through email.
10) The winner will also be spotlighted at :iconalphadogstudios:

1) The winning submission will receive $400. This will be
paid to the winner on the 1st of May 2011.
2) The winner will also receive 5 comp issues that will be
mailed to them by the 30th of June 2011.
3) The winning submission will also be offered a chance to
produce a 2 to 4 issue mini series using the winning story
through Alpha Dog Studios for the year 2012 release.
The creator will get $400 an issue for their projects and 5
comp issues per issue. The book will be edited by the
staff at Alpha Dog Studios and it must meet the
companies standards. The $400 per issue will be all the is
compensation the creator will receive for the mini series.

Other information:
Alpha Dog Studios will have updates on submissions and
Other contest on our Facebook page, blog and DA site which
will be listed below. If you have any questions please send
them to: and mark them "question for Best
in Show contest.”

Thanks from all of us at Alpha Dog Studios and we hope to see all of you in the future.

Pretty cool eh?

Also, I am open for commission work. I'm looking to raise some $$ for the summer convention season which is rapidly approaching.
9x12- 1 figure $30 additional figures $20 each
11x17- 1 figure $50 additional figures $20 each

These are for black and white inked pieces. Color is an additional $15.

I accept paypal for payment. If you want one, just email me at

Later taters!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Everything old is new again...

The past can be a funny thing. It seems to be a place I visit a lot. There are many things about the past I wish I could change (Don't we all?), but when it comes down to it, the past is the past.
Thats why it's always amazing to re-connect with people from my past, people who I haven't talked to in 5 years or more. Especially people I haven't worked with in 5 years or more. A few weeks back I was on Facebook, where I am frequently, and was chatting with Ruben Diaz. I worked with Roo back when he was an editor at DC Comics. I did some inking work for him on a few titles here and there. He now does all sorts of multi-media stuff in Philly. But he asked me if I was interested in inking something. Never wanting to turn down work, I of course said yes.
He's been working with a local wrestling circuit to help promote them by doing some comic type art projects. They do dvds of their matches, and for covers, Roo has had some artists do re-creations of classic comic covers. The piece above is one of the covers that I did. I have also inked one that Roo pencilled.
It's been 15 years since I worked with Roo, and we just picked up like it was the old days. He's a good guy, is a believer that talent is just as important as a name.
Hopefully this will lead to more things with Roo.

Work is good. Work with people you know is better.