Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Batman sketch, another Tree... and a few Prints.

 a TREE....

yes, another one...

I ran out of ink today,

but i happened across a big-ass bottle of Sumi ink my old friend Leigh Dragoon gave me a few years back,

I dug out the empty Higgins bottle i had... and brilliantly poured the Sumi in into it.

So thankfully, i was able to draw this tree today.

Shows what an action-packed life i have, eh?



Yesterday, i finished that higgens ink on this not-to-shabby batman sketch.... trapped here in a plastic bag. I did for a friend.  Swapping sketch's with each other on is common among artists, obviously it's one those blank comic covers deals.

Now i just have to mail the sucker out to him, before it gets lost in all the usual studio clutter. 



Yuppers, there's still a few prints from Boson. 

You can buy them here, ... but please don't feel obligated, but i just didn't want anyone who couldn't make it out to the Boston show... feeling excluded.  Not shaming the flippers, but it does my heart good to know, most fans who buy it will probably will keep it.

Also MUCH Thanks to all the generous sentiments from various fans expressed too me who wrote in at Chickens email .

If you don't know what i mean, please skimp down to the bottom of my last post, for the email link to the Chickens email link.. or just go to the Chickens site itself.

Take care,
- Sam

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Post Boston comic con stuff... and yet another New Maxx Cover.

Back from Boston, didn't get a chance to take many pics myself, but i'm sure fans will post those online eventually..

Here's the huge banner which hung behind me at the booth..

Here's one book my friend Joseph Melchior managed to take of a fan's cool message to me.

Totally cool.

Hope they don't mind my throwing their message up here..

My apologies to anyone else whom my lateness, and plan delays caused troubles on Friday. If you read here  ... this gives you an idea why my flight never came in.

Overall, I it seems like everyone seemed happy to stop by, and it is so not lost on me how many miles some of you had traveled.  That is why I stayed up all night at the airport to snag the next 7am flight, out of respect for all of you who've made the pilgrimage yourselves.  Feels like I lived a thousand lifetimes during this weekend, so much positive stuff!

Thanks to all of you… I feel totally reinvigorated by all the warm, kind, cool & friendly folks who stopped by to see me.

The were four prints, three done on normal card stock.

And the one on the left, is a New Image, done just for Boston... printed higher quality paper.

Here it is up close...


Here's a Maxx cover on wood of all things.  Pretty neat. 

Albert Moy's brother Devyn did it for me..

Not bad quality either.. considering it's on a block of wood.

One more..

Here's another Maxx cover in progress..

This cover has glued in pieces of hand painted ( by me ) .. glass.

It also has pipe cleaners on it... very sophisticated, eh?  ( not!) 

Yet another panel from a new book that I'm doing with John Layman.

Kinda went crazy with the textures in this one..

too much modeling paste can be a dangerous thing.

Trouble with these covers that have extra 3D elements is getting the detail to show in the scan. Almost easier to take a photo of it.

And second to last, yet another chance to draw an Egret... in said mystery project with Layman. 


Okay, last bit:

In the comment section, (towards the bottom of my last 'buffalo post'), someone wrote about his friend who wasn't able to connect with me at the con. My total sympathies about your friend's troubles in line at Boston. You didn't mention your friend's name, but he can fee free to send a private or personal message to me at this email at Chickens:

bobo@chickensrevolt.com (bobo@chickensrevolt.com)

… and Wayshak will forward it along to me.

This also applies to anyone else who may wish to pass along a comment… or share things that they may wish to share privately with me of a more personal nature… instead of having to post them in the  comments section.

Because of my reclusive nature, while i can't promise I will reply to them, but at least whom-ever does writes to me there, can rest assured I their sentiments *will* reach me.

Thanks again, to everyone!
- Sam

Sunday, August 7, 2016

sometimes a guy's just gotta draw a bunch of little bitty buffalos.

 a page that may.... or not make... it into the infamous "ten years in the making" Nola graphic novel.

 - Sam

Thursday, July 14, 2016

...more crap

Didn't realize artists doing prints have come back at comic cons.  Here's one I'm finishing for Boston. 

Just need to ink Julie, then it's pretty much done. Note why why there are isz inside the tree..

... but since when has the Maxx *ever* made sense?


a panel from another upcoming project..

Yet another Maxx cover for the "100 Maxx Covers" collection.

35 from the original series, and 40 new ones...

that's 75 covers so far...

What i like about them is there's zero pressure.  Pure labors of love, these things are.

Some work, some don't, but that's kinda true of anything we draw isn't it?

Here's that same project i mentioned, it's cool because i get to get my Egret fixation out of my system once and for all. Notice I couldn't resist coloring the flesh around his eye.

Here's an experiment.. not sure if it works, but tried to make use of all these gears lying around the studio.

Now, very few people would notice these added parts unless you looked at the original art in person.

Incidentally, people have asked if i'll be doing any sketches at Boston, i'm afraid my hand's just not up to that stuff anymore.

But i will do a small 'maxx head doodle' for fans.  No charge for signatures either.  

Sorry about the doodles.  Just seems the best way for everyone to at least get *something*.  That's where i am at at this time in my life:  

Older.  Slower.  Rarer.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Boston Looms...

Auction piece for Boston Comic Con, which i'll be appearing at in ... *August*. 

I'll only be at comic con on Fri 12th & Sat 13th.  However,  I will *not* be there on the last day, Sun the 14th. 

It's probably a decade since I've been out to any east coast cons.  But please don't make a special trip, however if your in that area, feel free to dro on by and say "hey".

I'm told i'll be 'by Albert Moy's booth'...

..... where ever that is.