Whew, where to begin...well, first thing's first; I got divorced this summer. As a lot of you may know, I went through a really rough time this past May, but it's over and official now (5 months later) and this death dealer is back to the networks. As shitty as the situation was, I had to keep plugging away at art because of deadlines, so I did end up getting a decent bit of work done.
I completed the artwork for the event program to the Scarefest Horror and Paranormal convention
in Lexington KY. November 5-7th with George Romero, Danny Trejo, the cast of Hatchet 2, and MANY MORE.
I worked a few other horror cons over the summer including Famous Monsters in Indianapolis IN. which is where I met Charles Band
(director of Puppetmaster, producer of 200+ movies, and owner of Full Moon Features). We hit it off and he immediately hired me to do a piece for him. Within a week, we had already started and 2 weeks later I had designed a poster for his Haunted Casino Tour
(artwork coming soon). Charles liked the playing cards I drew for the poster so much that it led to my next job...
One of the cooler projects this summer was a deck of Haunted Playing Cards for Charles Band and Full Moon Features. I had to design everything from the aces to the numbers cards, the tuck-box to the jokers...everything. This took well over a month of constant back and forth with Charles and making adjustments. Some of the art was completed literally an hour before it went to the printers. I should have a full box of the decks within the next 2 weeks.
I was just featured in the LEO Weekly, a free local magazine that comes out every week. They did a full write-up and interview. The online version is here
I'll also be featured in the Halloween edition of another big local mag with horror artists Jeff Gaither and Owen Leitsch.
I'm doing the cover art for Charles Band's next DVD.
I'll be at both Scarefest Horror and Paranormal convention
in Lexington KY. November 5-7th and Horrorhound Weekend
in Cincinnati OH. November 12-14th!!
I've got a few new dead celebs drawn up, and a couple of other random horrifying images on the way.
Thanks for all your continued support and words of encouragement...they've really kept me going.