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DanCon Spring 2015 & A New
Hey everyone, just a quick update to mention that
I'll be at DanCon next year in the spring. More details as we get closer
to the show.
In other news, I'm currently working on polishing
the first draft of a script for a new book I hope to have done for early
next year. What's it about? Well it's got everyone's favorite teenage
soul chaser in it, and a mess of inter-dimensional action. Stay tuned
for more info!
I'm Skipping Wizard World
After much thought, I've decided to skip the artist
alley at Wizard Chicago Comic Con this year. The past couple shows have
seen the organizers experiment with the alley layout and general show
experience and that has led to declining traffic (and therefore sales)
for many in the alley. Last year we were relegated to a separate floor
than the dealers, and the year before we were spread out in such wacky
and nonsensical layouts that no one could find us (I stepped away from
my table to go check out the show, and even I couldn't find my way
Wizard was my first show in 2001, and has usually
been a great event to attend, so this is kind of a sad decision for me.
But, because of my experience with the past two years, coupled with the
fact that I don't a new book this summer, it just makes sense to take
the year off.
However, I'll be at the show as an attendee, and
I'm kind of exited about getting a chance to just check out the dealers
and look for some cool stuff to pick up, something I haven't had a real
chance to do in over 13 years - usually I only get an hour away from the
AA table for the whole weekend to go and poke around.
I hope to be back next year, and I'll be listening
carefully to what my artist pals in the alley have to say about this
It's Time for Anime Central
It's that time of year again. I'll be in the Artist
Alley with some other great artists. Drop by, check out the sketchbooks,
and checkout the new sketch cards I'll be bringing to the show.
there, space cowboy!
C2E2 is almost here!
Hey everyone, the premiere mid-west comic con is
nigh! I'll be in the Artist Alley with some other great artists. Come by
to check out prints, sketchbooks, and pick up a signed copy of Soul
There's a ton of other events going on at the show,
so there's always something to do and see, including panels with your
favorite artists and writers, video game events, and information about
the latest upcoming projects!
There is a New Art Update!
It's been a while since I've updated any art. Let's
fix that. Here are a few con sketches and one special piece that means a
lot to me.
Defeat the C
Far From Home (NSFW)
Hopefully there will be more new art on the way. I
really need to make these updates a new year's resolution...
Web Comics Nation News
In other news, those of you looking for Soul Chaser Betty on Web
Comics Nation... The series has been removed. WCN has been in a state of
abandonment for some years, and the site as a whole is probably going to
finally go away some time in 2014. If you read Betty there, I appreciate
the support, but it was time to take it down...
Please considering supporting the book by ordering
the expanded, "director's cut" graphic novel, which contains new art and
pages, character sketches and an afterword,
from Twilight Tangents.
Wizard World Chicago
It's that time of year again -
Chicago Comic Con is this weekend (Aug 8th - 11th)
Once again, I'll be sharing table space with my
good friends over at
Press Comics. Come check us out in the artist alley at table K11!
Interactive Show Floor Map:
C2E2 this week and New Art!
It's that time of year again -
Chicago Comic and
Entertainment Expo is this upcoming weekend! I'll be in the artist
alley again this year at table
P4, along with my good friends from
Press Comics! I'll have new prints and a new sketchbook of inks, so
come by and say hi.
In the meantime, here's a batch of new art!
Death Knight II
Sitting Cave Girl
More to come! See you at the show!
Okay, it's taken me a few weeks to get back on
schedule, but here we are again. Let's get to it!
The Witching Hour (Color)
Sketchbook Drawing Inks (NSFW)
Saber Lily - The Sword in
More to come!
And don't forget that Dan Con is coming up!
Capricon This Weekend!
What's up, true believers. (Channeling Stan the
Man, here). I'll be a guest at
this weekend, in beautiful downtown Wheeling Illinois! I'll be hanging
some original art in the art show, some prints in the print shop, and
doing a signing, plus sitting in a handful of great panels. So if you're
in the neighborhood, swing on by.
Here's the schedule:
Babendererde - Friday, 02-08-2013 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Autograph Table
Online Gaming Communities - Friday, 02-08-2013 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm -
Gamers unite to talk about their favorite online games, systems, and
Zombie vs. Robot Apocalypse - Friday, 02-08-2013 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
- Birch B
Which is the way the world ends? With killer robot from outer space
zapping everything in sight with their oculaser beams and the walking
dead eating their way through grandma and grandpa, which will wind up at
the top of the heap?
Game of Thrones: Is it Winter Yet? - Saturday, 02-09-2013 - 2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm - River AB (Programming - Media)
Books, the HBO show, shot glasses, art, and many, many other related
items are out there based upon George R. R. Martin's world created in "A
Song of Ice and Fire." Lets discuss this show and talk about why it's
become so popular.
The Dark Knight Collapses? - Sunday, 02-10-2013 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
- Botanic Garden A (Special Events - Programming)
Following The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan set high expectations for
the final movie of his Batman trilogy. By the time it opened, he was
competing with those expectations, the Avengers juggernaut, and a
lunatic in a Colorado theatre. How well did The Dark Knight live up to
expectations? What did Nolan do right and where could he have improved?
Once again, I'm trying to keep up with posting the
backlog of art.
Red handed (NSFW)
Barsoom Axe (NSFW)
Post Holiday Art!
Okay, here we go. I'm trying to keep to a schedule
here and get some art posted on a semi-regular basis. So, without
Pirate Queen of Mars
Wolf & Cub
More to come!
New Art! (Finally)
Hey BMAN, where you're updates at?
So It's been tough finding time to update the site,
mostly because of a new job I started in March, but also because I've
been working hard to finish the 3rd draft of a novel in my spare time.
BUT, I'm finally catching up and getting some art
on the site.
Without further ado:
Dancer Color (Totally NSFW)
Warrior Ink Sketch
Dangerous Beauty Ink Sketch (Kinda NSFW)
I will be updating the site every two weeks from
here on out, until I get through this backlog of art. I have a ton of
Con-Sektches from the last year, more Ink Sketches, some color work, and
even one full blown painting that's been sitting in the drawer for
almost a year - much like Blade Dancer above.
Please friend me on Facebook, and I will continue
to post update notifications there.
Wizard World Chicago Comic
Well, it's been a while since I've done an update.
I started a new job in the spring, so getting settled in there has been
a major delay in getting new art to the site. Add into that a backlog of
con sketches, a desire to get a new sketchbook done for Wizard, and
weekends eaten up by working on finishing the second draft of my novel
(yes, novel), and it's just been difficult to find the time to update.
But, I've settled into the new job, the sketchbook
is done, and I should have some time to get some new art up. Soon. I
In the meantime,
World Chicago is coming up this weekend! I'll be sharing a set up
with my good friend Allie Dyal, artist and author of
the Divide, at table 3408 in the artist alley!
Plus, I'll have a brand new sketchbook for sale at the show!
This book has been in the making since August of
last year, when I decided to try and do a new ink sketch nearly every
week. I couldn't be happier with the results - over 40 original pen and
ink sketches with a full color, wrap-around cover!
I hope to see you there!
ACEN this weekend!
Anime Central is this weekend! I'll be in the
artist alley at table 207, so come on by and say hi, check out new art,
and just hang out!
P.S. - New art coming soon to the site (though you
can see it all in person this weekend at the show!)
New Art and Upcoming Cons
So we've got a few great shows coming up, C2E2 and ACEN!
is next weekend (April 13th thru the 15th) at McCormack Place in
Chicago. I'll be in the artist alley sharing a table with
Come check us out at booth E20!
Two weeks later is Anime Central at the Donald E.
Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Once again, I'll be in
the artist alley, hanging out with a bunch of great artists and writers!
I'll have tons of new stuff at both shows,
including new prints and a nice little book of all of my latest ink
Speaking of which, this week's new art is four new pieces from my weekly
Pirate Queen of Mars
Thanks for checking out the new art, and if you're
going to be at C2E2 or ACEN, drop by and say hi!
Finally, an Update
I've been having a hard time finding the time to do
some updates lately, but here we go!
The convention season is underway starting next
week! On Sunday March 4th I'll be at
which is a one day comic show in Orland Park. While there's gonna be a
good number of dealers there, there's also gonna be a ton of great
artists there - and I'm not talking about a handful, I'm talking
So, if you're in the Chicago area, come out and
check it, but don't wait too long, because doors open at 10AM and the
show closes at 4PM! See you there!
Check out the Con
Schedule on the left of the site to see where else I will be this year!
(C2E2, ACEN, Wizard World)
Without further ado, I've added six new ink
Accurate Barsoon Costume
More coming soon!
More Ink Sketches
I didn't update with new art over the Thanksgiving
holiday, so these four should make up for that. These are from my
weekly ink sketch experiments.
Black Rock (Slightly NSFW)
What? More new art? Yep, and there's
more coming in the next few weeks. I've still got some new color
stuff to post from last year, and a slew of con-sketches to catch up on.
I've got four new weekly Ink Sketches to post this week. Let's
just cut the chit-chat and get to it!
Barsoom Girl (NSFW)
Dark Eyes (NSFW)
The Plague: Rip
The Plague: Grinder
Well, I've been on a break for a while, but I
haven't been resting. I've got a new color piece to post this
week, and a whole new section to get started! Let's get to it.
Savage Sword (Color)
This is a color version of my recent pen & ink work, with several
detail close ups.
New Section: Ink
I've added a section for a new series of sketches. These weekly
experiments are purely for fun and an excuse to try different things.
Not every one will turn out, but that's okay - experimentation can be
Now that I'm back to updating, I'll be trying to
post something new every week to two weeks. I've already got more
Ink Sketches and some con sketches from earlier in the year to get out,
as well as several color pieces I haven't found the time to format.
P.S. - Friend Me
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Chicago Comic Con This Weekend +
This weekend is the
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
in Rosemont, IL. I'll be at table 3244 in the artist alley,
hanging out with some other artist and writer friends. If you're
coming to the show, please stop by and say hi!
This week I've updated with another Conan inspired
pen and ink!
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour Pencil
Like the Savage Sword piece I posted two weeks ago,
this one was a combination of about 80% traditional pen and ink, and 20%
I hope you like The Witching Hour. Check back
soon, because there's more new stuff coming in the weeks ahead!
P.S. - Friend me:
(You know you want to)
CYPHAN This Weekend +
This weekend is the Cyphan 2 show here in the
Chicago area. I'll have a table there, and will be hanging out
with some friends and artists. Cyphan is a new show, in its second
year. I heard great things about last year, so it should be
fun. Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror with comics and films and
quite a few celebrity guests.
Check it out starting tomorrow (Friday!)
Hobby Miniatures Updates
I've finally got some new stuff for the Hobby section! I've added
a ton of new photos to the Miniatures Gallery
of stuff that I've painted for use with table-top games. Check out
the updated Games Workshop Lord of the Rings gallery, and the
Dragonblood / Cavalcade gallery of the minis that were based on my art.
Speaking of which, I should remind everyone that
Cavalcade Wargames picked up two of those minis (when they took over
much of Dragonblood's catalogue) and has reissued them. The
one based on Reaper Queen was a limited edition, and won't be reissued.
Cavalcade's site is closed for the summer, but expect it to be back
Finally, a great big thanks to Kathy Tootelian for
the wonderful miniature photography. Hopefully she can be tempted
to do some more in the near future.
Well, its been a long time in coming, but I finally
have some new art up. In addition, over the coming weeks, I'll be
posting new art updates every one or two weeks. I've got a lot of
stuff that's been sitting on the shelf for the last year, and I can't
wait to get some of it posted.
This week: A new pen and ink.
Savage Sword Pencil
This was a combination of traditional quill pens
and digital inks. The companion to this piece, entitled The
Witching Hour, is almost complete and will be one of the next pieces I
Friend Me on Facebook
I've been putting it off, but I've finally got a Facebook page up. I invite all friends, fans and readers of Betty to
head over and send me an invite. I'd love to hear from you,
and I hope to make it a more interactive version of the mailing list,
without all that pesky email stuff - I mean, email is so 1998, isn't
(You know you want to)