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Friday
Oct312014

VAMPIRA from ED WOOD

This is my entry for the POPzilla Burton Show at the Rothick ArtHaus in Anaheim:

VAMPIRA from ED WOOD

Maila Nurmi, who created Vampira worked with Bela Lugosi on Ed Wood's classic "Plan 9 from Outer Space" but met him a few years later when he was roller skating down Hollywood Blvd. Isn't LA an amazing place
Any day Vampira can meet Dracula rollerskating on Hollywood Blvd.

watercolor with glow in the dark highlights.

PRINTS available at my shop






Monday
Feb102014

"artefact" - RECKLESS EYEBALLS ANNUAL #1

I made this 'Zine as a kind of yearbook for the stuff I've been posting to the site.

I wanted it to be a real bagfull of Halloween Candy, sometimes you reach and there's a Snickers, sometimes you pull out a Necco candy bracelet. There's artwork I've posted to the site, writing I've done (including the "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Horoscope" ) a 5-page teaser for the first treatment I did for my comic, Gun.

Its 22 pages with an additional 12 page black and white insert. Each one of these books was hand-crafted with love by the artist. I did all the folding and assembling, I trimmed the pages myself with an exacto knife, each one of these books was loved, I hope you enjoy!

on Square Market

 



   

 

Wednesday
Oct232013

ALLEY-KAT-ABRA

 The first comic I ever read, the comic that made me love comics, was Captain Carrot & His Amazing Zoo Crew.

I was a kid and back then you got comics at gas stations & 7-11s off newsracks next to the magazines & newspapers. It was issue#3, the cover featured the Zoo Crew in pitched combat with Frogzilla. I begged my mom to buy it & I was hooked. Like, for life.

CCAHAZC was the perfect gateway drug: it was a funny animal comic, chock full of puns & parodies, but it was rooted in the formula of super-hero comics: villains & crises rose, receded & recurred in the episodic pace of comics, by the time I started to outgrow the funny animal genre I was primed to trade in the parodies of the Justice League for the real thing. 

Scott Shaw! was the regular artist and there was a dull ache at the issues he didn't draw; I'm still a fan. I got the chance to meet him at a con in Anaheim & although they warn you not to meet your heroes he couldn't have been more of a prince. He said nice things about my portfolio and invited me to sit with him at his booth. I can't stress this enough cos I've had some chilly receptions and cons are, let's face it, an amiable shitshow, but Shaw! was amazing.

 Anyway, the Captain Carrot still holds a soft spot in my heart (you never forget your first) and for a while I wanted to take a stab at doing real world versions of the Zoo Crew. I started with my first prepubescent crush, Alley-Kat-Abra.

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