Sunday, April 25, 2010

Another 'Lost' Commission - Two Lockes

This 'Lost' commission requested by a friend offered me a unique challenge: showing two versions of John Locke together, one the actual person that we knew for 5 seasons, and his current incarnation as the Smoke Monster/Man in Black. Since we haven't actually seen the two Lockes side-by-side, I decided to go with a more symbolic route, kind of a battle for the soul of John Locke. It also gave me a chance to use two elements that were essential to the character of Locke, his handicap and his suitcase of knives.

And credit must be given where credit is due. The idea for the smoke-from-the eyes came from artist Jared Stumpenhorst. I first saw his 'Lost' illustrations at io9, and I thought this particular feature was inspiring, and would be appropriate for this illustration. I don't know if this would be considered sheer stealing, or perhaps a little creative borrowing. I hope it's the latter. Either way, please check out his work, it's really quite excellent: Jared Stumpenhorst-io9

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

'Lost' Sketch Commissions

Recently, I've been doing some 'Lost' sketches for friends in commemoration of the final season that is quickly reaching its conclusion (May 23! Holy Smoke Monster!). I've been happy to oblige since I've been meaning to tackle the variety of characters that the show offers, and these first three have provided some unique opportunities and challenges.

Neil, aka 'Frogurt,'
aka the guy that gets shot with a flaming arrow in Season 5
(Don't know who Neil is? Don't worry, neither did I. Thank the internet for Lostpedia!)

Desmond and Daniel Faraday
from Season 5

Ben Linus
from Season 2
(At first, I was thinking of drawing Ben turning the wheel at the end of Season 4, but instead I went with his debut in Season 2, where he was a captive in the Hatch.)

There will most likely be more of these in the weeks ahead. This project has kind of bumped the 'Lost' kid comics from my plate, but I may get one or two more of those out before the end of the season. If only I could make time...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

MoCCA Art Festival! This Weekend! April 10-11!

This up and coming weekend, I'll have a table at the MoCCA Art Festival in New York City! I'll be sharing it with illustrator Ulana Zahajkewycz, who will be selling unique and delightful comics and art. If you're in the New York area, please stop by!

What will I be selling? Here's a rundown:
* 'The Ballad of Toby & Sara: Tracks 1-4'
* 2 'Toby & Sara' B-Sides: Visitors and Creme Brulee
* A sneak preview of the 'The Ballad of Toby & Sara: Meetings and Greetings'
* 'Supernova Lullaby: Every Galaxy has its Problems...' (a collection of the first year of the webcomic, brand new!)
* Buttons!
* T-Shirts!

For more info, please visit:

Hope to see you there!