OK gang, here are my images for the Marla Bea Benefit Auction for 2011. Remember, this is the last year for the auction for a while, as Jason is putting it on hold in 2012. If you can, please bid, often, and generously. It’s a great cause, and one we should all support.

As I promised, here are the wash versions of my sketches. To bid, and see more, check out the Marla Bea Benefit site.

Lady Jaye—

Lady Jaye final art

… And the group shot of Scarlet, Lady Jay, and Cover Girl!

Fashionistas! The lot of 'em!

Again, please bid for a great cause!


I didn’t know it before, but there’s even MORE reason for Joe fans to make the trek to the VA Comic Con. Not only will Herb Trimpe be there, but the legendary Larry Hama will be attending as well! As far as I know we’ll all be sitting together and the three of us will be doing a panel on the Hamaverse of Joe! I don’t know of any other time the three of us will be together again, so stack those books, and (as they used to say on the Price is Right) “come on down”!


For anyone in the Richmond area over the Halloween weekend,  I’ll be appearing at the Virginia Comic Con, Oct. 29-30. The legendary Herb Trimpe will also be there, so I hope some of you Joe fans will drop by. Check out their website for a list of other creators and events!

Meanwhile, I’m also attempting to wrap my head around the thing that is Manga Studio. I’ve been frustrated by it in the past, but every now and then I get the courage to try and figure it out. I’ll admit, it was a post by the great Stuart Immonen that prompted this time out. Due to past experiences with Manga Studio, I decided to take baby steps this time, and just play with the basics. So for now, here’s a little sketch based on the beautiful Lindze of Cosplay fame.

Lastly, don’t forget, the Marla Bea Benefit auction starts in a little over a week, so drop by the site and see what’s available. This year Jason’s young daughter is putting up images for auction as well. I hope those of you who can, will pitch in, and bid on something; again it’s a great cause.

It’s that time of year when the Marla Bea Benefit auction gears up, but sadly I hear from Jason that the benefit will be put on hiatus next year. This is the last time for a while that I’ll have images up for auction, so those of you who might have any interest, keep October 12th circled on your calendars! Additionally, those of you who remember the first year I did this, my mom was the winning bid (thanks mom, could you make me look more like a pampered twit?), so I have to warn you… she’s in the US! Unlike last year when she was on vacation in Italy, this year she’ll be out there, circling, like a falcon… waiting. I’ll do my best to keep her off ebay, but you never know with her.

I did two images this year, and below are the pencil version of the images. If you’d like to see the final versions, jump over to the Marla Bea Benefit site. The day the auction starts, I’ll post the final art here as well. First off is Lady Jaye by herself—

… And a group shot of Scarlet, Lady Jaye, and Cover Girl (original cartoon version).

Again, this is the last auction for the Marla Bea Benefit for a few years at least. Most likely it’s the last chance to get an image from me unless you see me at a show. These images tend to be more labored over than my con sketches, because I have more time put into them. It’s a great cause, so please show your support, if you can.