Friday, November 02, 2007

Hey look new art!

I was hoping to put up more, but I have a couple pieces I can show and that I'm pretty proud of. One is for my day job up at H&G. It's for an upcoming promotion that I've been assigned to do. I had alot of fun doing it and learned a few things along the way. It's very Alphonse Mucha inspired, he's an amazing artist that I have admired for years now. I have always wanted to create a piece that would pay homage to his great works and even though I'm not close by any means I hope I've gotten a bit closer with this one. It will probably change once it goes into the revision state, adding of legal copy and logos, so I want to share what I have so far while still in it's early stages, hope you all like it!

My next one is a piece I did for Bryan Kinnaird. I created a piece for his up coming flick called "VILLIKON CHRONICLES" I'm also pretty proud of it and being involved in a film project is pretty sweet. My art along with many other pieces from various talents from across the globe will run at the end of the movie. This is the first one I came up with, I'm hoping to create a couple more. The pissed off hottie jumping in mid air is Bermusa, and the hottie about to receive the beat down...(or will she? stay tuned...) is Mystere.

Well let me know what you all think I'll try and get more in as they get done. Once I finish up some of these jobs I will get back into my web comic. Yea I'm hoping to get that off the ground and put it up with the help of Transfuzion Comics by next year. More on that soon.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


OHHHH HEELLLLZZZZZZ YEA DAWG!! This is my new acronym yo, ODG, Foo!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Holy Mama!

Hey all! Sorry I've been busy doing some writing for a web comic I'm (trying very hard!) to wrap up. I have alot of sketches and thumbnails drawn out unfortunately not enuff time to scan all of them. I know, I know I'm a slackjaw lazy good fer nuthin' swine, I couldn't agree more but I've at least posted what I sold as prints in the con. You can find them in my comicspace site, But as soon as i can get some time i will start posting some thumbnails and other sketches too. So if you have some time to waste check out my galleries. Just a few of shout outs to Tony "Malo", Raf, Norm , Gary, Doug, Crystal, Gio, Arnie, LaMo, man so many I can't count them all, Thanks for checking out my stuff and putting up with my last minute posts and CONGRATS on each of your individual projects. I look forward to hopefully contributing to some of them. I know I always forget to post stuff i said I'd post and maybe I will next time around when i re read what i wrote a month that sounds bad..EEch!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The yet it still rocked!!

The Chicago Con is not the San Diego Con by any means, but for the first time in a loooooooong time I had a blast! There's a whole list of stuff to write about and art to post but seeing I still have a day job that takes up a good chunk of my time, I will do it this weekend. I wish there was more hours in the day in order to create and put up all the things that I want to do. Thanks to this Blog I can at least talk about doing it! Well the Con was a reason for a bunch of artists, writers and comic book aficionados to get together and simply dwell and bask in the grandeur that is comics. I got to meet tremendous talents like Gary Reed, an award winning writer not to mention publisher, Len Kody a great writer and his lovely girlfriend, Dan Dougherty an amazing artist, EricJ an incredible all around talent... just to mention a few. I hope this little club of ours, "The Chicago MOB" continues to grow and include alot more of Chicago's great pool of talent. Well I'll get to some more on the con this weekend.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Authorities uncovered a plot by a nefarious group of artists, writers, and other bohemian ne’er-do-wells planning to storm the upcoming Wizard World convention in Chicago on Thursday, August 9th, through Sunday, the 12th.

The insurgents are intent on taking over the event, inciting riots and attempting to add numerous supporters to their dastardly cause. Their goal seems to be world domination!

Early intelligence reports have identified key members of this mob; a full disclosure of their names and areas of expertise are as follows:

Rafael Nieves, a Writer (VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE; THE PHANTOM; MR. MOTO), and the apparent ringleader of the mob whom, it is said, has threatened to sell and sign numerous publications from his 20 year stint in the field. Nieves has aligned himself with quite a diverse band of hooligans, which includes these known associates:

Douglas Klauba, Painter and Cover Artist for THE PHANTOM, KOLCHAK, THE SPIDER, DOC SAVAGE, ZORRO... will have copies of his Sketchbook for sale, packaged between full color covers, with never before seen drawings, sketches and roughs from throughout his career and, for the very first time, includes a special Phantom section of preliminary drawings and studies. Along with the Sketchbook, Klauba will have collectible postcard sets and DC VS trading cards on hand, and there will be a selection of limited edition fine art prints available.

Juan Arevalo is an Art Director and Freelance Artist who has collaborated with Nieves on various projects in the pre-production phase. Arevalo has worked with leading Christian publisher UMI and comics creator Michael Davis on the initial launch of THE GUARDIAN LINE of faith-based comics. He has also created character designs for an upcoming animation in association with toy company RC2. Rumor has it that Arevalo is currently working on a personal project, RIMANAKUY YAWAR-THE BLOOD COVENANT, a web comic due out next year.

Antonio Maldonado, Artist and Radical (CHILLIN'S , the cover art for band Aiden's RAIN IN HELL CD, and Game Animator for Spongebob Squarepants:Diner Dash 1 and 2 for
Nickelodeon and Playfirst) has a number of projects in the works: a back-up story for Nieves' re-release of EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE BELLS titled "Alone", and the graphic novel BLACKBIRDS, also with Nieves. This malcontent will be selling copies of CHILLIN'S and his CUCOS! sketchbook, and will be doing Commission Sketches.

Dan Dougherty (CYCLONE BILL AND THE TALL TALES, KOLCHAK) will be previewing several upcoming projects, including two zombie period pieces, ROTTEN and NATIONAL HORROR, as well as the long awaited anti-gravity yarn NEWTON'S LAW.

Len Kody: The up-and-coming comics Writer started his career contributing short stories to the MOONSTONE MONSTERS anthology series, which is now available in trade paperback. He'll be selling and signing copies of his dark, Western mini-series, CISCO KID: GUNFIRE & BRIMSTONE. And he'll no doubt be talking up his long awaited CISCO KID vs. WYATT EARP crossover, a two-issue event also featuring the talents of Chuck Dixon and EricJ, scheduled for a late '07 release. As a Convention Exclusive, Kody will debut pages from his first independently produced original graphic novel, SOUTHSIDE COP, about the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Nick Muntean, the Writer of "Kay-rash" from the anthology CHILLIN'S. Currently working with Antonio Maldonado on their upcoming 2008 project DOOM DOOM: 21ST CENTURY GIRL, a book so quirky, so odd, so manic, so pop-culture that it's best and most coherent description is "The Archies on acid!" Nick and Antonio will preview their book with a special, for-sale print of the characters.

Juan Gomez, Artist (CHILLIN’S, EDGAR ALLAN POE’S THE BELLS) will be previewing his latest project, WHO? THE HEX! as well as MALGATO, a graphic novel to be released in 2008.

La Morris Richmond is a Writer/Publisher/Revolutionary who, through his B.L.A.M! comics imprint, has produced the comic series CANTON KID and PURGE. His BOOTS OF THE OPRESSOR and JIGABOO DEVIL remain benchmarks in provocative, guerilla storytelling. Richmond will invade the convention on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and will have copies of these books available for purchase.

John Siuntres is Host/Agitator of, the best place to find podcast interviews with comicdom’s best and brightest. Siuntres is a raconteur and bon vivant nonpareil, so be warned!

All law-abiding citizens are urged to attend the WizardWorld Chicago convention and seek out this rabble at booths 4110 through 4120. Only by purchasing as much of their tracts and propaganda as possible can we deflate their scheme for rampant anarchy, preventing them from spreading their misinformation and half truths to the unsuspecting world!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Jeez' I've been gone a sec!!!

Hey all! sorry for becoming a hermit all of the sudden, but work was kickin' my Arse! I work as an art director for a small but busy ad firm in the northside suburb of Lincolnwood near Chicago. I'm posting some of the work that I've been doing there. I have some personal projects that are coming too so please be on the lookout for those. I need to invent a time machine in order to get me more time to create some of the stuff I'm planning. If any of you out there beat me to it please let me know so I can hitch a ride to where ever it is that you're going!! Anyhoo I'll be back soon with more stuff... Promise.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Poe Poe is comin'!

Hey all! I created this here image for my very good friend Raf Nieves. It'll be featured as one of the many pinups for his upcoming book "The Belles" based on the story by Edgar Allen Poe of the same name. Raf adapted it and Johnny Gomez, another brilliant fellow wielder of the led, drew it. I had some time to fiddle and doodle around so I decided to make it a bit more dramatic. I used PS to color the piece and create the background and the fonts. I drew Poe and the Raven on a tree piece. I really like the way it came out, hope you do too.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Justice League of Amigos

OK so let me be honest... I'm freakin' geeked about this episode. There I admit it I was feeling like a little 10 year old again, watching Superfriends back in the 80's saturday morning lineup. Yes, some of the costumes were pretty gay looking and some lines were just beggin' for wine to go with all that cheese, but it was a very cool episode. I enjoyed watching all of them work in unison just like the JLA in comics would, The anticipation leading up to this point was very exiting and since I'm a huge Smallville fan this was truly an event. Yea I'm geeky that way. Well I also found out that Martian Manhunter will appear again on next week's episode... BADASS! Along with all the MARVEL movies coming out this year, seeing this just makes this year look that much more worthwhile. usually I don't have alot to look forward to, movie wise anyway. The movie Superman Returns made last summer a bit of a letdown after all the hype it got, not to mention what a dissapointment it was to watch. It's good... No it's GREAT to see someone doing the Superman Mythos some justice(no pun intended!) Yea so til' next week True Believers... Exelsi..... Oh wait that's Marvel, well you get the point! Ciao!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Look what I found!!!

Here's some oldies but goodies(at least to me!) from about 2-3 years ago. I created these for a meetgroup who consisted of various talents from Chicago. A couple of pieces I wasn't able to finish Like this Lenore piece from the EAP poem The Raven. This Cap I just created cus' Cap doesn't get mad enuff' !! So I figured why not piss him off a bit
These are Tony Akins Inks and my colors...Perrrrty cool!
This one too.
This is my hot yet fiesty fairy... Don't see too many of those around anymore.

Some ol' stuff!

Hey all! I'm just posting some old art so as to keep up with Tony"MALO" M. It's only about a year old or so! I was selling them as prints and the plan was to sell em for every month... I might still do it! This scheme was thought up by that madman Raf Nieves in order to help me out financially, The man is a genius! I think I might of already posted these but oh well, enjoy!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New Painted Pics

Hola! Yea I was bored and decided to paint these characters. I'm trying out a new way of painting and I think I'm getting it down. I really admire artists like Kim Hyung-Tae and Tetsuya Nomura so I've been trying to get a style that reflects both of their coloring techniques. I think I'm getting closer. I'll have more soon, my computer went for a little trip to hell and I'm trying to resurrect the old girl. Soon I tell you soon!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.