Monday, November 15, 2010

Gifted, part 3

Here are some new pages from the third part of "Gifted." I hope you guys enjoy!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Ash for BFDW

This week's character on Boba Fett Day Week was Ash, from the famous "Evil Dead" trilogy by Sam Raimi.

Hope you enjoy!



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Some things I've been working on...

So I apologize for the lack of updates lately. I've been pretty busy with artwork, real work, and girls. The first is a commission I did for a friend of my dad's for a project he's working on that is focusing on the impact women have had in the world of science. My friend Elizabeth Johnson has done the colors for it, which I'll post later. The drawing on the bottom was one I did for a very dear friend of mine. She's super into the Wii game "No More Heroes," and the drawing is of her favorite character, Holly Summers. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Boba Fett Day Week: Updates!

Hey guys, here are two little Boba Fett Day Week sketches. Last week's was Tri-Klops, of MotU fame, and this week was Cammy from Street Fighter. Hope you enjoy!

BFDW blog


Monday, October 11, 2010

Well, just wanted to apologize (again) for a lack of updates. I can promise, however, that my production level will most assuredly increase back to normal due to certain events that have just recently transpired in my life that just freed up a ton of time. Anyway...yeah. Later.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Boba Fett Day Week: Spike Spiegel

Sorry! I didn't realize I forgot to post this! This is my Spike Spiegel illustration for the most recent "Boba Fett Day Week" assignment. I hope you guys like it!

Boba Fett Day Week blog



...for the lack of updates. Things have been a little...hectic? Maybe? I don't know. Life has been a little wonky lately (not necessarily in a bad way), but I think I've got most everything straightened out to where I can regain some form of productivity, and I need it, because I have quite a few projects lined up. On top of "Gifted," I have the Boba Fett Day Week blog (which you should check out, if you haven't yet), I'm designing a cover for a brochure for a chemist friend of mine, and I'd like to start trying my hand at single panel illustration comics, not unlike those found in gentleman's magazines. So, while it's definitely not a professional workload (especially because only one of those things generates money), it is a lot to juggle. Hopefully in the near future you'll be seeing some new "Gifted" pages as well as some other sweet comics and doodles. Anyway, just wanted to give you guys an update!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gifted Updates more issues of "Gifted." Why, you ask? Because "Gifted" is now going to be a graphic novel! While thumbing out issue #3, I realized that by the time I got to the end of the second act, I was already at 27 pages (which is three more than my standard length). Instead of splitting the comic into two issues, I've decided to just bundle all three "parts" into one book, which should come out to something like 80+ pages worth of story. I'd be happy to go into a bit more detail, but I'm sleepy, so I'm going to leave it at that. I haven't had any updates for a while, so I figured I'd give you guys at least a little somethin' somethin'. Anyway, I'll see ya soon!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Git'cher motor runnin'.

Some fan art for my friend and ex-roommate, Tyson Hesse ( He began the idea for the character (as far as I know) while we were living together in college, and just finished the first issue. He's been a huge influence on me, not only in bettering my artistic skill, but also in showing me what it takes to be successful in this business. If I hadn't wound up as his roommate, "Gifted" probably doesn't happen. So, while it's not nearly enough, I offer this up as something of a thank you. Be sure to check out the comic, though. It's going to be effing amazing.

Diesel is © Tyson Hesse, 2010.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dream, a little Dream.

My entry for Boba Fett Day Week! The character choice was Dream, from Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman."



Sunday, September 12, 2010


I've also just got myself a Tumblr!

Look at me, hoppin' on all KINDS of bandwagons.


Saturday, September 11, 2010


So, I just signed up for a Twitter account, if anyone cares to follow me. You can look me up by name, but my account is giftedlol. I'll be sure not to tweet you into the ground.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Gifted #2 Cover

...just came in the e-mail today, and looks effing awesome! Huge thanks to Sara Talmadge, my wonderful colorist and an incredible artist in her own right. Check out her deviantArt!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gifted #2 (again!)

Here are some more pages from the latest issue of "Gifted." These are towards the end of the comic. I hope you guys enjoy it!

For the full comic, check out my devArt page!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gifted #2

Just because I haven't really posted much new art, here are some pages from Gifted #2.




Holy crap. I could write a novel about Dragon*Con, but I'll try to settle for a paragraph or two. My buddy Tradd and I got into ATL on Thursday night, stayed at his parents place, and attended the con Fri-Sun. Let me tell you: it was FUN. People in costumes everywhere, awesome goodies available to purchase, interesting panels, and just a ton of really cool people. I'd recommend it to anyone that likes comics, sci-fi, fantasty, etc. Take note, though, that it's a much more fan-oriented con than an artist-oriented one, which Tradd and I found out rather early. The whole weekend, I think I saw three other cats with portfolios, which ended up working in our favor I suppose.

The absolute highlight came on Sunday, though, when I was personally taken aside by Olivier Coipel for a portfolio review, and then by Darwyn Cooke for the same. It's difficult to talk about this without sounding like I'm bragging, but there are 5 people in the world that I really want to respect what I'm doing, and Darwyn is one of them. He not only took me aside, but brought me behind his table and talked to me for about 20 minutes about my work, as well as comics and art in general. Both he and Olivier were some of the nicest guys I've ever met in art, period. A shout out also goes to David Mack, the creator of Kabuki, who is ALSO one of the nicest guys I've ever met, period. It was really awesome not only meeting some of our heroes, but finding out that they're really friendly guys and have a real desire to look out for up and coming talent.

Anyway, I'm done gushing for now, but I hope everyone that reads this journal looks into making a trip to Dragon*Con next year. I guarantee, it'll be worth your while. 'Til next time!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Finally back again. And this time, to stay.

So, I know I've come on here a few times to say that I'm going to start posting on here more religiously, and this time, I mean it. A lot of things have been happening for me lately, and I think it's about time I start taking this seriously. For starters, I've recently printed my first, full 24-page comic book titled "Gifted." For some of you, you know that "Gifted" is a strip I've had up my sleeve for quite some time, having originated as a three-panel strip in high school then progressing to large illustration strips, next to page-length strips and now to a full comic book. I'm not sure how I'm going to go about marketing the comic yet, but once I find out, all of you guys will be the first to know. That being said, here's the cover, colored by the wonderful Sara Talmadge:

Anyway, that's all I'm going to post for tonight, because it's late and I need sleep. But stay tuned. I'll be in touch.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So, it's been a while.

Yep. It's been almost a year since I've posted anything on here, but I think I'm going to start fixing that. Blogs are pretty important aspects in today's art scene, and I'm of the opinion that it'd be rather foolish if I didn't make use of mine. Anyway, this little comic is a work-in-progress (meaning it still needs to be lettered) that I've had for about a week. It's loosely based on an actual event that occurred this past Valentine's Day. Anyway, it's a little hard to understand without the text, but I'll be sure to upload the final version when it's complete, along with some other stuff I've been working on (including a film!).