Boston Fan Expo – DC Portfolio Review Feedback

As I mentioned in my previous post, I decided to get back into creating visual art earlier this year after I accidentally stumbled across Jim Lee's Sunday Art stream. Prior to my decision to start seriously drawing again back in January, 2018, I think the last piece of serious visual art I created was sometime prior to 1997. ...

I Blame Jim Lee: How a Casual Afternoon Browsing YouTube Took Me On A Life-Changing Art Odyssey

Back in January, 2018, I was working on a short book that evolved into the backstory for a board game idea. I planned on hiring an artist to help me design the art for the game, but in order to capture the basic gist of the characters I invented, I decided to do some rough sketches myself. I went looking for some basic art ...

“Joker and Friend Selfie”

Last Tuesday, the realization hit me that I was actually going to go through with it - I'm to going to the Fan Expo 2018 in Boston to meet Jim Lee and, hopefully, have my portfolio reviewed by DC Comics. Then it hit me; I didn't have a single DC character in my portfolio, so I decided to create a slightly unorthodox version ...

“The Creator: A Portrait of Alan Moore” Pencil Drawing

This portrait of Alan Moore is the third in a series of serious portraits I created this summer. I thought it might be fun to post some snapshots of the piece in development. ...

“Capt. Jean Luc Picard” A Birthday Present for My Sweetheart

So, my better half is obsessed with Star Trek. I'm not talking the type of obsessed that inspires people to dress up like their favorite characters for Trekkie conventions: I'm talking about the kind of obsessed that inspired her to go to college to study physics and engineering. Now she's working for her university under a ...

“Temptress” Comic Style Storyboard Short for Motion Picture

The following images are a comic style adaptation of a storyboard I created for the motion picture Temptress, based on the award-winning play by Irish writer, Philip St John. In 2015, my fiancée and I decided to take an Irish holiday to get reacquainted with that creative spark I had come to know during my lengthy stays ...

Riff Raff’s Laser Guitar Design for Rocky Horror Picture Show “Let’s Do The Timewarp Again”

Most of my creative endeavors have been focused on music, which led to the creation of my first album of original songs with Lou Adler. Lou knows I'm a bit of a guitar enthusiast, so a few years ago he casually asked me if I could help him to acquire a "laser guitar." I thought about it, but apart from some really corny ...