Friday, August 15, 2014

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I've just come off an amazing high. This summer was just perfect. I had my children here, I married my best friend, hung with family and friends, and did so many fun conventions where I got to see so many of you.

Now I've crashed, and crashed hard.

I'm finding myself unusually depressed now that my girls have gone home, and there isn't a con in sight for close to a month.

It's become a cruel summer. At least this last leg has.

To make matters worse. I'm obese. Out of shape, and pushing forty.

Yes, I'll hit 40 in less than a year.

Needless to say, I'm trying to be in change mode. Lose weight, eat healthy, love life, blah blah blah.
It's been hard. It's only been a day since I've decided to make the change…again. But it's been tough.

And Robin Williams killed himself.

Life could be a lot worse. So I'll keep chugging on. I'll post here.

Here I can be as long winded as I want to be and not worry about staying under 140 characters on twitter, or being brief on Facebook.

Maybe I'll sprinkle some updates for art as well. Truly, I'm not sure what I'm doing. Ultimately, I just want to be happy.

Enjoy my life, my kids, my new wife, my friends, family, and the three fans I have. I started my journey to find that peace today.

Then I tried to do sit-ups……



and couldn't even do one. 



Ugh. It's going to be a long road back.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Update Coming

You know with all the multitude of social networks I post to (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr) You would think I'd update this blog just as regularly. After all, it is the first place people come to when they get one of my business cards at a show.
So starting today, I'll make a solid effort to include my updates here as well.
A few things of note. Many of the links above, while active, are very outdated. My gallery for example has plenty of content, but NOTHING there is at all more recent than about 2009. I have a much larger sampling of my work on my Facebook pages and Instagram. You can follow them by clicking the links to your right. I am working on updating the content on those pages though. Scouts honor.
In the meanwhile, please follow me at any of the links to your right. And keep checking back here for progress.
Here is an oldie but a goodie. I know that I have been doing a lot more digital work lately, but hand coloring is still one of my favorite ways to do things!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Harley Quinn

The Joker's darling squeeze! One of several new originals I'll be carrying with me to various cons. She can be yours! Just don't tell Mister J!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Ninja Turtles Sketch Cover


A gift sketch cover for my darling woman. She says I never draw her anything, so this Christmas she finally got something personal! She loves the Turtles, and Raph is her favorite!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

2013 was full of awesome! Now I'm looking forward to an even greater 2014! For now I'll leave you with this teaser!!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SUGAR BOOGARZ #0

Hey everyone! At New York Comic Con I launched my new comic book SUGAR BOOGARZ! Using the popular cute art style, I created a whole Glucose Galaxy where an evil Tyrant Tooth and his Frankenbroc right hand are attempting to extinguish any and all sweet and cute critters! Graham and his band of Gingy Ninjy's have formed a rebellion to overthrow Adolfo Rootless and return peace to their lands. I created a limited run of New York Comic Con exclusive variants! Each book has an original piece of random art inserted into it and a chance to win a free commission! I have a few left. If anyone is interested in buying one and supporting a cool new book, you can message me or comment here. Each book is 10 bucks plus 2 dollars for shipping and handling. I also have a few of the regular cover books for 5 bucks. Please note those do NOT have the free art or chance to win a commission. Thanks for the support guys!
Above is the regular cover to issue #0!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

New York Comic Con 2013

For the first time ever, Locoduck Studios will be hitting a New York show! We figured why not start BIG! Come out and look for us there in spot Z-10. I'll have a couple of announcements about the show, including a HUGE one tomorrow!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Heroes Con 2013 and Savannah Georgia!


Another Heroes Con has come and gone, and while I did hear some disheartening things from some, I am glad to say it was still a great show for us! We managed to make the trek through Tropical Storm Andrea thanks in large part to our pal Vanessa Banky Farano. I will say, I was a nervous wreck the whole way up there because driving long distances on unfamiliar roads at high speeds in the rain is a huge phobia of mine. 

I did quite a few commissions at the show. Most of them are posted on my facebook page, so be sure to add me! Here are a few highlights. I got to draw this Gwen Stacy vs the Alien Symbiote on a scan of an Amazing Spider man cover. I thought it was a pretty cheap alternative to what getting ahold of one of these would have cost. 


As most people know, I'm not much of a Star Trek fan. I do like the new movies, but that's about it. I was of course a bit hesitant to do this commission of Spock, but I was really happy with it. I know Tribbles don't have eyes, but come on. How cute is he?



There were a group of guys there called Frank's Comics. They were creating custom buttons for anyone who brought their artwork to them. So someone commissioned me to draw a few Sugar Boogarz for them. This Silver Surfer was my favorite. What a great idea. As a result of my meeting them, rest assured, you'll be seeing buttons at my table soon!


On the way back from Charlotte, Banky decided she wanted to do lunch in her old stomping grounds of Savannah, Georgia. Far be it from me to complain since I'd never been before. The city was gorgeous. I loved all the greenery and the old architecture.



We grabbed a bite to eat at a cool little pizza joint called the Mellow Mushroom. It was super noms.


We ended our excursion on River Street at the Savannah Candy store. I felt like I was Charlie in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Leave it to me to find what seems to be quickly be becoming my calling card and signature. The Candy Corn. 



Monday, June 03, 2013

Wizard World Philadelphia 2013 in review!

Our first Wizard Philly convention is in the books. We had a lot of fun despite a few hiccups, (Like Cena not signing the whole time he was supposed to, and the city itself being a little dirtier than we would have liked) and will be back again.

Philly was a lot hotter than we thought. I guess we should have expected that, since supposedly it's ALWAYS sunny there.
Right off the bat we met up with our good friends Sugar Fueled, Urbnpop, and Scott Blair. Urbnpop swore that we would love eating at the Reading Street Terminal Market. The place was like a HUGE food convention. So Many choices.
Of course I had to start my trip to Philly with a genuine Cheesesteak. It didn't let me down. Nom nom.
Belly's full, we headed back to the convention center to set up. Toni always does an awesome job. 
After a pretty good first day, we headed back to the hotel, passing tons of great architecture along the way. This church was pretty amazing.
As tired as I was, we still headed over to the Marriott for a few drinks. There I got to meet Ray Park. Helluva guy!
Day 2 started with this great commission. What a cool idea for a super team!

I also got to do these 2 commissions. A Walking Dead Sketch cover and this Iron Man and Cap team up piece.
Night time had us stumble into Max Brenner's Chocolate Eatery. Just sitting in there made you feel like you were in a chocolate bar. We decided to try a mix your own White Russian. I felt all mad scientist like. It was sooooo good. 
Although I know it was supposed to say Cacao these bags were arranged as such, where it made you think they were full of something else.
Yeah, this building at night. The photo doesn't credit how cool it was at night.
The next morning we found ourselves back at the Reading Terminal. This breakfast sandwich from Smuckers was breath taking. Seriously.


More commissions from day 3!
And I could not believe someone cos played as DC comics WILD DOG. I LOVED this book as a kid. I wish they'd bring it back.
After being chased by an obscenity shouting bum for several blocks, we found our way to the Hard Rock cafe. This plate of delicious nachos helped celebrate a very successful day three!

Commissions from day 4!
I got to meet both Dixon Brothers from the Walking Dead. Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker. THAT pic can be seen on my facebook page. But here I'm pictured with that dastardly lovable Merle and the sketch cover I drew of him.






We wrapped up our trip with an early evening stroll around the city. In the midst of this concrete jungle we found Rittenhouse Square park. Lovely little spot to chill and hang out. 
All in all it was worth the trip. I'm sure we'll be back!
Now to prep for Heroes Con in Charlotte!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Orlando Comic Expo THIS WEEKEND!


Hey guys, head on over to the Orlando Comic and Toy Expo this weekend at the Orlando Airport Doubletree Inn Hotel!

We'll be there from 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday!
Come say HI!


Thursday, May 02, 2013

Free Comic Book Day Events!



Back home from a spectacular C2E2 in Chicago. Hope to have a wrap up of that soon! In the meanwhile, here is where we will be at for Free Comic Book Day festivities.

Join us out at Acme Superstore in Longwood for Free Comic Book Day! Locoduck Studios will be there from 10 am to 6 pm!

Then at night head down to Tampa and see us for the Tampa Bay Storm's May the 4th Star Wars night!

And if you still want more, you have to join Locoduck Studios out at Regal Cinemas in Waterford Lakes! Watch Iron Man 3 and hang out with some awesome comic book people!

I'll have prints, original art and of course caricatures!

Hope to see you all out and about this weekend!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

C2E2 This Weekend!



Haven't been back to Chicago in a few years for a show. So I'm super excited to be at C2E2 this weekend! I'll have the exclusive and limited print Ferris Boogarz available at the show for only 10 bucks. Plus I'll have prints, originals, be doing caricatures and commissions. If anyone is coming to the show and would like to arrange to pick something up or pre order something, let me know!
For all the show details visit the website c2e2.com

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A few Commissions

It's pretty cool, that someone would make visiting me an important "to do" on their vacation to Florida. I get to be included in the graces of visiting the Mouse, Universal and Sea World. Every so often someone who collects my work will actively seek me out.
Last week, a great guy (who I'll just call D, for privacy purposes) found me at one of the resorts. He brought along a couple of sketchbooks hoping I'd have time to draw something in them. So I took them home with me over the weekend and dropped them off at his hotel. We got to talk shop and wrestling, which is always fun for me.
Here are the two sketches I did for him!

                                                               The Incredible Hulk!


                                                             Lara Croft, Tomb Raider!


Anytime you'll be in the Disney World area, feel free to contact me so we can meet up!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Tampa Comic Con 2013 Wrap Up!

Wow, what an amazing show! I was a bit worried it wouldn't be as busy for us as it usually is since we were shuffled into the annex room. but Tampa delivered as usual!

 We had a pretty long line of people waiting to get their caricature done for most of the show. Kept this ducky busy.

 It's not often that a cutie like Erika wants to be drawn as a ZOMBIE Princess, but I decided to give her what she wanted. Somehow she STILL looked cute!

 Super cool guy Drake Bell, voice of Spidey in the new Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon hung out at our table for a while and even had me do his caricature. He got drawn as Robert Kirkman's Invincible. He posted it to his Twitter account, and there has been a steady flow of hate mail from Justin Beiber fans ever since. Check out my Twitter for more of that.

 What con is complete without a Slave Leia!? Kitty Solo is one of the best out there! You can like her Facebook page here... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kitty-Solo/418697774858766

I guess Daddy didn't like that his Princess was sitting on my lap....or maybe Toni put him up to it?

 I didn't take many pictures of my commissions, but this one had to be my favorite. LOL. He asked for a risque Pepper and Iron Man.

But the highlight of my show was getting to swoon over Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan who plays Maggie. I gave her one of my Walking Dead prints, and she signed my original. She's just awesome in person. Emily Kinney who plays her sister Beth also traded me a print for a signature, but sadly I didn't get my picture with her. :0( I guess there is always more cons. 

So that pretty much covers it! We'll be out at Orlando's Earth Day Celebration on the 20th in Lake Eola next!