Love for sale—

June 2, 2014

So the big announcement, if you want to call it that, is that this year’s Team Cul de Sac:Drink n Draw at HeroesCon (which benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s reasearch) will be the rare opportunity to purchase one of my original covers. Not just any cover though, this will be the inked, original artwork to issue #200 of GI Joe:Real American Hero. Here’s the kicker, it’s signed by Larry Hama himself! Additionally, Larry has recreated the sketch cover that he did for issue #200, and has signed copies of the landmark issue, all to be auctioned off!

So come out to Heroes Con Charlotte this Father’s Day weekend (June 20-22), and stay a little later into the evening to hear live music, and bid on some fantastic artwork donated by your favorite comic artists— and even some by me, all the for the great cause of stopping Parkinson’s!

Join us, as we do something good in honor of Richard Thompson— a great talent, friend, and drinking buddy.

 

UPDATE: My bad, it was late, I was tired when I wrote this post, here is the actual art I’ll be auctioning- the INKED version.

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200 and counting!

March 26, 2014

Today is a big one for me, well, not just me, but for Larry Hama, IDW, and for the entire GI Joe universe, because issue 200 of G.I.Joe:Real American Hero has finally hit the stands! It’s been a long time coming, and I never thought (so long ago now) that I’d still be on the book. I honestly believed I’d have been boycotted off by fans a while back. It’s been a wild ride with ups and downs, excitement and frustration, but all the while it’s been one of the best jobs a guy could ask for. I’m not leaving any time soon, but I hope everyone who enjoys the characters will get a kick out of the issue. There’s more pages, some back ground on how we work, and even a little shout out about me! So run down to your local shop, or grab a copy online, and enjoy yourself. Hope it’s a real HIT!

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Ka-POW! Get it? See what I did there?

Larry in his own words

February 25, 2014

One question I’m often asked is, “How much does Larry tell you about upcoming plots?” This interview with Larry on CBR should answer that, and many other questions. With the release of #200 only weeks away, the time for gearing up to it, is upon us.

Enjoy.

(If the link doesn’t work … http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=50703)

 

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I feel like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree thanks to the kind words from the fellas over at General Joes about the cover to issue 200! Thanks guys, it means a lot.

Now lets all hope Larry gets well soon! Silly man, I told him he shouldn’t be playing for the Irish rugby team anymore— but does he listen to me? No.

As The Tick says, “I’m not making it up, I’m making it good.”

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Just a note that this coming weekend (Apr 20-21) I’ll be appearing at AwesomeCon to be held in the Washington DC Convention Center. Come meet actors Phil LaMarr (MAD TV), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy:Vampire Slayer), and the only guy I’d compare to Mel Blanc, voice actor Billy West (Ren & Stimpy/Futurama).

Comic legend Herb Trimpe (Wolverine/Hulk/GI Joe) will be there, and the writer of my current series… I think his name is Larry Hama. Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night), Greg LaRocque (Flash), Steve Conley (Bloop/Star Trek), and Carolyn Belefski (Curls) will  all be there showing off art work that makes me consider other occupations. Some schmuck named Nick Galifianakis (who’s done a few cartoons for something called a “newspaper”) will be there, but apparently he’s better known for his School of Dating— that’s just what I hear.

There’s going to be panels on zombie apocalypse survival (always go with the machete= silent & reusable), the rivalry between Star Trek & Star Wars (geekfest alert), sci-fi speed dating (warning: watch out for Pon Farr symptoms), seminars on cosplay costume design, a Dr. Sketchy drawing session, movie screenings, and more. I’ll personally be sitting in on a G.I.Joe panel with Hama and Trimpe… oh, I won’t be saying anything, I’m just there to bring them bottled water. This is your big chance to get all your Joe questions answered!

Don’t worry, there’s tons for the kids to do with the great John Gallagher (Buzzboy) setting up his famous Comic Diner booth with drawing lessons and art supplies for the lil’ ones. Plus a costume contest where they can dress up without it having to be Halloween!

More details can be found at the AwesomeCon-DC website.

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