Thursday, April 22, 2010


I positively hate interviews but I can't say no to my old friend Bobby Chiu who conducts these informal video chats with creative individuals in the artistic community. If you are an artist interested in self-publishing and what I do at Brandstudio Press or any other art-related subject, please go to: SKECHTOHOLIC tonight at 11:00 PM EDST I'm not sure you can ask questions directly to me but I believe you can send them to Bobby and he'll ask them in your behalf.

There's a contest going on as well, the winner will get an original drawing (most likely a page of my personal sketchbook) and a set of 8 Brandstudio Press books.

Update: Here are the winners:

First Place: Charles Santoso

Second Place: Hector Lopez

Additional winners:
Jesse Winchester


Francesco Castelli

Jonathan Lopez

Congrats to the winners, prizes will go out this coming week, as I just got back home from two weeks of nonstop traveling. Thank you, all for playing.


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Another Rainy Day in New York City

As we did last year, we bring you the "Emerald City Comicon Art Book 2010 Edition"
And just like last year, this book is filled to the brim with artwork created exclusively for the show, by some of the exhibitors and guests. Featuring a beautiful cover by Jo Chen.

This book was created for two purposes: to celebrate the show's talent diversity and to benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital. Only 850 copies of this book have been printed and individually numbered. THERE WILL NOT BE A REPRINT of this volume, ever.

Here's a list of the contributors featured in this volume and some of the pages:
Aaron Lopresti
Angus Oblong
Brandon Graham
Brian Churilla
Brian Denham
Camilla D'Errico
Carlos D'Anda
Chris Samnee
Colleen Coover
Corey Lewis
Darick Robertson
Duncan Rouleau
Derek Fridolfs
Eddie Nunez
Emily Warren
Eric Basaldua
Erika Moen
Francesco Francavilla
Gabriel Hardman
Indigo Kelleigh
JJ Kirby
Jamie McKelvie
Jeff Lemire
Jim Rugg
Jim Zubkavich

Jo Chen
Joe Dodd
Joelle Jones
John Tyler Christopher
Kevin Stokes
Lars Brown
Livio Ramondelli
Mark Texeiria
Matt Kindt
Matthew Clark
Mathew Grigsby
Michael Golden
Mike Allred
Natalie Nourigat
Oliver Noume
Omar Dogan
Philip Tan
Raven Mimura
Steve Rolston
Tariq Hassan
Tim Sale
Timothy Green
Whilce Portacio
Dave Stewart
Jim Demonakos

NO RETAILERS OR E-BAY SPECULATORS, limit 3 books per person, while supplies last.
Price: $24.95 US Dollars

83/4x8 12.25 48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Perfect bound-Sewn Pages
LIMITED EDITION, ONLY 150 NUMBERED COPIES REMAIN FROM THE ORIGINAL 850 PRINT RUN For those of you who value this sort of thing.