Friday, September 30, 2011

Today's Guest: Beck Seashols...

Since the time is growing closer and closer for the Mac and Trouble promo card set to be released, in conjunction with our comic book campaign on Indiegogo, I wanted to spotlight a few events in the making of the sketch cards.

Today we're spotlighting a great artist from the set, the lovely Beck Seashols, who's artistic talents are known by many in the sketch card genre.

The following pix were snapped during a recent webcasting of her art show... in this cast, we see her working on the Mac and Trouble sketch cards she's entering into the set.
The 'cheese' pic... gotta have one.

Playful Trouble.

Our favorite, the 'Star Trek' parody !

What makes Beck's show great, even above the fantastic art, is the way she interacts with her audience, always a blend of familiar faces and newcomers. The conversations are lively and flowing.

At right are the end results of the 3 cards above, with the rest of her great cards:

As mentioned before, Beck is no stranger to the sketch card market. She's provided beautiful art for such producers and sets as: Topps' 'Star Wars', Breygent Marketing, AC's 'Femforce', and many others.

She currently co-produces a web-strip known as "Sweeten Village" with her partner, Brad Duncan. This strip is all-ages, and a lot of fun. If you like baked goods and high adventure, this is your strip !
More of Beck's work can be seen at her website.

Thanks very much Beck for your great work, we hope to see even more of it in the future !

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the guy who always shows up in a tuxedo - MAC !
He's 2years old today !
The man of the hour - trying his best to smile :)

Right now, Mac's comic book campaign is being offered on Indiegogo, and hopefully, all of your friends will participate and grab some of the best comic and art swag ever seen... with more to come !!

If you contribute to the campaign, you will receive a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESENT just for Indiegogo contributors !! Please don't miss out - even the smallest donation will get you a cool reward !

An investment has already come in, so as a bonus on the campaign, we're posting another of Mac and Trouble's news strips! Check it out !

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Mac and Trouble comic book

Just a quick note... we've launched our campaign to fund raise for the comic, and we wanted you to join in !

Visit our campaign here and see exclusive art and info relating to Mac and Trouble and the various side projects involved such as the exclusive art prints, the Litterbox editions, and the Mac and Trouble promo set with the original art sketch card !

If you're a member of this blog, and contribute to the campaign, you'll receive a 1-of-a-kind original art sketch card, by me, of your favorite comic book, tv, or movie character !!
We're excited to have you be on the ground floor with us !

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Latest Card Art :)

I wanted to share with you some of the latest tidbits from the sketch card arena... some fun stuff.

**From the new Mac and Trouble card set, comes these sweet offerings, from some fine sketch card artists:

Artist Brian Germain worked up these cards...
Brian is the owner/creator at Dark Elf Designs.

Publisher Larry Jarrell crafted these nifty cards...
Larry is the publisher at What The Flux Comics.

These cards are "Kitten tested and Mac approved" hehe

I also wanted to extend my congratulations to Karie L. Parker, who drew a sketch card of mine from the Island Dreams packs.
Way to go Karie !

As always, please click the pix for a larger view - All links have been provided within the feature.

WTF (Comics that is...)

I wanted to pass on some of my latest works for WTF Comics...

**As an alternate cover to Red Angel #3, I inked this piece. The regular cover is a daytime theme - this is a dusky/nighttime variant.
Credits: Russ Leach pencils, my inks, Andrea Celestini colors.

**Next, from the Red Angel card set - here are the colored versions of the cards I worked on (info on this card set can be found in older posts here.
Credits: Larry Jarrell pencils, my inks, and Andrea Celestini colors.

And the cool Red Angel / Mac and Trouble crossover card...
Credits: Russ Leach pencils, my inks.

**Here's a sneak peak at a card from the set above, that was cut from the set...
Credits: Larry Jarrell pencils, my inks.

I couldn't go on without mentioning that the beautiful Erin Pyne scripts the Red Angel series. Her work is fantastic... I can't wait to see more.

Right now, WTF Comics is doing a campaign to create new books in the Red Angel line. Donations will earn the reader free copies of the comic, original art, and signed items. Check it out here.

As always, please click the pix for a larger view - All links have been provided within the feature.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mac and Trouble - Sketch Card Heroes ??

Obviously, as an artist and character creator, you want to get your product known in as many ways as possible.
For me, it's "Mac and Trouble" - and I take advantage of as many avenues of publicity as I can.

In this case, I've been putting my current sketch card work to good use, and marketing the 'cats' as much as I can. Here are a few places that Mac and Trouble have popped up recently...

*First off, some lucky fan will grab this 2-card puzzle featured in the CBLDF Liberty card set from Cryptozoic...
(Trouble is TOO happy for words here LOL)

*Next, another collector will get a chance to find this 2-card puzzle in the Island Dreams charity card packs...
(They're showing their true colors here)

*Last, but not least, Mac made a special appearance in the March of Dimes "Be a Superhero for Babies" charity card set from 5finity...
(Trouble must've been chasing cheese and forgot to show up for this one)

Credit must be given where it's due... the top 2 entries above were originally penciled by series artist, Michael Mayne - and transferred to the cards, to be inked by myself. The bottom one is all me.

Adding more to the pile...

*The "Mac and Trouble" promo card set... The cats have been sketched by many artists for their own 4-card set, soon to be released.
(Mac: "Hey, we look good !)
credits: Michael Mayne, Terry Pavlet, and myself


*The Red Angel set... This new card set, soon to be released from WTF Comics, contains a special card of Mac and Trouble with Red Angel on the deck of her ship. (More info on this set is featured in the Sept 7 blog post here, complete with B&W versions of the cards mentioned.)
(Nice legs !!)
credits: Russ Leach and myself

As always, please click the pix for a larger view.

Please check out the CBLDF -and- the March of Dimes. Both of these fine organizations could use your help.

More to come...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wanna Watch A Rerun ?

I've just completed 10 cards for the March Of Dimes charity card set entitled "Be a superhero for babies" produced by 5finity.
I decided to do old tv heroes instead of the normal superheroes, because I'm trying to work out a new style.
Here's 9 of the 10 cards I did:
From top left to bottom right:
Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Batman (Adam West), Robin (Burt Ward)
Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Green Hornet (Van Williams), Kato (Bruce Lee)
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynn), Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis), Zorro (Guy Williams)
Please click the pic for a larger version.

The 10th card is a special one, and I will debut it here in another feature.
And, watch for these and other great cards on Ebay soon.

5finity is a great card producer and can be found at their website here.
More info about the project can be found here at this link.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Some Recent Work... Back At It !!

Ok, after being sick and terribly busy for a while, I'm back at it - and I wanted to share some recent work...

First off - In preparation for my upcoming work on The Avengers trading card set (the 1960's British tv show) from Unstoppable Cards, I did this 2-card puzzle...
John Steed (left) and Emma Peel... The Avengers

Next - I inked a few cards from the upcoming Red Angel limited edition set soon to be released by What The Flux Comics. This set encompasses the series with some fabulous artwork from artists such as Russ Leach, Javier Lugo, Larry Jarrell, and Ashleigh Popplewell among others.

The pencils of Russ Leach (left) and Larry Jarrell (right).
Notice that Mac & Trouble are in the left card with Red Angel !!

Some more Island Dreams charity cards to show off now that the set is done (more can be seen here, in an earlier dated post)...

Since a lot of info was given in this post, I've included all links in the features, rather than at the end as I normally do.

More to come !!