Note: I'm not gonna lie, I'm kinda sorta stealing the idea of a "12 days of Christmas" theme from my good buddy Brent, whose 12 Murders of Christmas last year remain one of my favorite blog post series ever. The above image (by Brent) is the last, 12 Drummers Detonating, but click here to read them all! (Needless to say, my pitches won't include a murder mystery story; it's already been done, and done better.)
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I love Christmas, and I love comics -- and I love Christmas comics! So, on each of the final twelve days before Christmas (starting Friday the 13th!), I'll be posting a different story arc pitch for a dream, Christmas-themed comic book series starring Santa Claus. I won't be pursuing any of these ideas, and some of them will be quite derivative (expect "Crisis on Infinite Christmases"), but I can't resist the chance to end the year with a little holiday fanfic. I hope to include some conceptual sketches with each pitch, to prove their potential, but no promises. By then, they'll only be twelve shopping days until Christmas, so I'll be pretty busy!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Don't know what to buy that Arizonaphile in your family for the holidays? Maybe you aren't in Arizona, but you have friends or family who are, and you're looking for the perfect online gift? Well, Amazing Arizona Comics #9 is now available as a PDF! For just $1, you'll receive the entire 24-page issue in color via email, which you can then forward to that special someone for Christmas! No shipping to worry about?! That's like a present for you, too! Just click the Paypal button below to order.
Or, you can always purchase a hardcopy to complete your at-home collection. Amazing Arizona Comics #9, black and white, 24 pages, $3. Free postage.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Concluding this month's look at the Tucson Comic Con is the Keymaster from Ghostbusters -- simple and effective cosplay that answers the question, "Do you have good memories from Tucson Comic Con?"
"Yes, have some!"
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! What better way to celebrate than acknowledging one of the first Native American partnerships in pop culture -- the Lone Ranger and Tonto!
Ironically, these guys were not together at the Tucson Comic Con, but I was fortunate enough to catch them both swinging by my table, and it's a pleasure to partner them here in photo form. "Mr. Reid" was bummed that he couldn't find any Lone Ranger memorabilia on the con floor, so I had the honor of sketching him a keepsake of the cowboy hero . . . one of the many reasons I was thankful for Tucson Comic Con this year.
Now, hi-yo, turkey dinner -- awaaaaay!
Monday, November 25, 2013
You can't spell Tucson without T -- so here he is! I love Mr. T (you may have heard or read my poetic ode to him), so I was thrilled to see him here (in cosplay form, anyway) in Arizona. I pity the fool that doesn't go to Tucson Comic Con next year!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Remember that steampunk couple that met the Lone Ranger at Tucson Comic Con? They had commissioned a Hellboy sketch from me, so here's what I cranked out in the few minutes they waited (and, like I mentioned, met the Lone Ranger). If you swing by my table at any comic con, I'll happily pencil sketch your favorite superhero (or villain) for you for free, and inked commissions like this start at a measly $5!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I didn't get a chance to visit the guy making these crazy balloon sculptures at Tucson Comic Con, but plenty of attendees strolled by my table with amazing keepsakes like this one. I borrowed this Yoda for a quick pic, but I saw an incredible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sculpture, as well. I don't want to inflate this guy's ego, but whoever you are, Balloon Man, I hope to see you at every con from now on!