The details can be found at the website AwesomeCon-DC, and it’s going to be at the Washington DC Convention Center. Comic guests will include Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Ben Templesmith, John Gallagher, and a bunch of others. Additionally, the Hollywood types of Billy West, Phil LaMarr, and Ernie Hudson will be on hand.

As far as I know there’s going to be a G.I.Joe panel with Hama, Trimpe, and for some reason, me. Time to get your geek questions ready.

For me, AwesomeCon wins the prize for “shortest distance travelled for an appearance”— so come out, make it a huge success. Then I can drop all the other shows to just attend this one, annually. Yes, I’m that lazy.

I’ll post a reminder the week before the show, but put it on your calendars…now.



November 16, 2012

Robert Atkins Art, Chuck Dixon and I are half off! Sort of— the re-imagined G.I.Joe universe written by Chuck Dixon, and illustrated by Robert Atkins and myself. Like the lottery, let me recommend the numbers 7,8,9,10,11,12,18 &19… the rest are good too, but those are Galltastic! The thing I enjoy about this work is that the pages were colored over my scanned pencils, so this is about as close to my intended look for artwork as you can get from my Joe runs. Hopefully I’ve improved since then, but it’s still fun to look at for that reason alone. It’s only a three day sale- so buy, Buy, BUY!



HeroesCon June 22-24!

June 18, 2012

Just a reminder that I’ll be in Charlotte, NC this weekend (june 22-24) for the HeroesCon 2012- this is the 30th Anniversary for the show.

I’ll be at table AA-828, next to the great Jeremy Dale and his lovely wife. He and I all also be taking part in a GI Joe panel on Sunday, 2pm (Room 203A) with legendary artists Michael Golden and Herb Trimpe!

I’ll also be in a Team Cul De Sac panel on Friday, 4pm (Room 206) — with Nick Galifianakis, hosted by editor/designer for the book, Chris Sparks.

A ton of people are attending, so check the HeroesCon website. There’s Stuart Immonen, Neal Adams, Adam Hughes (good luck getting a sketch!), George Perez, Mike Mignola, some guy named Stan Lee, but I don’t think he’s related to the great Norman Lee, plus many many more!

I hope everyone in the area can make it, it’s great fun, and inside a big air conditioned building! SCORE!

Here’s a preview of issue 164 hitting stands today- enjoy!

UPDATE: Apparently it’s shipping late, so look for it next week- D’oh!

Naw- I didn't do the cover

Cran the Man

March 10, 2011

Recently I was contacted to participate in a fundraising event for John “The Cran” Randall, who owned a comic shop called Land of Cran Comics in Canton, Ohio before the store closed in October, 2010, after 20 years of business. Mr. Randall was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, so family, friends, and patrons are putting together a benefit auction to help with his medical expenses.

There will also be a 3-day eBay auctions beginning on Friday, March 25th. This auction will include artwork by…

  • Robert Atkins (GI Joe)
  • Darryl Banks (Green Lantern)
  • Jeremy Dale (GI Joe, Skyward, Absolute Zeros)
  • Todd Dezago (Tellos, Perhapanauts, Super Hero Squad)
  • Tom Feister (GI Joe Origins, Ex Machina)
  • Gene Gonzales (Pin-Up Artist)
  • Scott James (Mutants and Masterminds)
  • Comfort Love and Adam Withers (Mutants and Masterminds, the Uniques)
  • Todd Nauck (Young Justice, Wild Guard and Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Joe Pekar (Pin-Up artist)
  • Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, X-Men First Class)
  • Neil Gaiman (Stardust, American Gods, Anansi, Sandman, Black Orchid)

Plus items donated by Dark Horse, IDW, DC Comics, and even some movie props.

To read more about what’s going on, and being done for John, check out the Cran Man blog.

To wet a few appetites, below is the evolution of the image I’ll be donating to the cause. What is more appealing than the wicked, yet alluring, Baroness.



and finally…

Luscious color

Remember, this is for a good cause. A guy who has given his best to his community for almost a quarter century, and the devotion shown by those around him is only testament to that. If you have the interest and can help out, please check out their website, and make a bid. You get art, John gets a helping hand.

Thanks for reading.