Got over my pink eye and got a lot of catching up to do. Caught up on all my commissions and got 6 pages for Antarctic Press' SARAH PALIN:ROGUE WARRIOR #1. Not doing the whole thing though. Just the first 6 pages. Got a call from Beckett publishing and they asked me to do a YUGIOH cover. Working on it right now. Got the deadlines for the next set of BOXCAR CHILDREN and started work on the covers. Busy. Busy, Busy.
Finished the BOXCAR CHILDREN:MOUTAINTOP MYSTERY and turned it in for AP to color. Stayed up until 3am so kinda tired. Got to catch up on some commissions and sketch cards. Hope to have them done over the Easter weekend so I can start on the Boxcar story.
Uploaded some rough character sketches for NHS EX. Thinking of changing it XO (Extra Origin) or EO (extra origin). Have not decided. Also thinking of doing it as graphic novel as opposed to working it in the regular issues. Pros and cons to both. Still working on BOXCAR Children but as some as I have some free time I will work on NHS. Got about half of the first issue written.
After much thought I decided to upload the cover to NHS EX. Since the book is on hiatus anyway I wanted to share with the fans what I had planned. Basically it is a "retelling" of the original NHS storyline but with more weight and substance. Since I now have 20 plus years of NHS backstory I realized a I wanted to do a "remake". I had a script ready for several years but things did not gel until now. However, due to the market AP cannot justify in getting it out right now. But if there was enough demand I could ask them to do a special one shot graphic novel or mini-series. However, I can't do it without you guys. Let them know you want to see NHS back.
Got the colored covers to the BOX CAR CHILDREN for Magic Wagon. These are a series of books written in the 1920s about a group of orphan siblings who solve mysteries. I am scheduled to do 6 in total and I have turned in 2 so far. I will start on #3 on Monday.
Went to a Dallas Sketch Club gathering at the Richaland College (thank Lucas) and it was blast. Met all sorts of local artist and art teachers. Most fun I had at a sketch club in a long time. I did a couple of commissions while I was there. Caught up on most of them though not all of them which I tried but was distracted by all the talent. Good times.
Did a lot over the last 2 weeks. Completed the first book of THE BOXCAR KIDS: LIGHTHOUSE MYSTERY and my sections of HOW TO DRAW VAMPIRES. Got a call from David Hutchinson to compliment on the sections. I was very appreciative of the call. The guys at AP are always very supportive of each other's endeavors and it makes one feel good when a artist you know and respective calls to give his kudos.
Decided to upload all the Sherlock Holmes I did for Magic Wagon series of books. These were fun to do but the deadlines were killer but I think they came out pretty good overall. I saw the the Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey and liked it overall but it certainly is not your father's Holmes.
Had to take down the VOLTRON sketch cards due to contratual obligations. Sorry about that. Managed to get 2 commissions done but they were adult so I will not post here. Started work on BOXCAR KIDS covers for Abdos.
Got back from Dallas Comic Con this past weekend. Don't get much of a chance to do much except do commissions and this was especially a good one. What was cool was that I was at the table right next to the one and only ADAM WEST of Batman fame. Would have taken a picture but it is verbotten to take pics or video of him. Oh, well. I was able to get to the dealer's room and got some cool half price silver age comics. I filled in my Wrightson SWAMP THINGS in really high grade at half off. All I need is #1 (which my brother already has). Also got to fill im my Starlin CAPTAIN MARVELS in high grade as well as a fairly nice MARVEL SUPERHEROES #12. I usually do not attend on Sunday because past shows SUndays have been dead but lately they have been almost as good as Saturday even with the shortened hours. A small convention that is becoming bigger and bigger every time it is put on. I already predict it will out grow its present venue at the Richardson Civic Center. Kudos to Mark and all the gang for putting on a great show.