May 29, 2011

You can't get any more doner than done!

So after a year of concepting, re-writing, illustrating, re-illustrating, playing video games, proofing, the books are 100% done and delivered!

HUGE thanks to all who've helped along the way either with the story, critiquing, or proofing. I realized I should just stick to drawing, which defeats the purpose of this whole blog thing, huh? The English language is waaaay too complex. I had about 8 folks proofread the book and nobody was consistent. I'm not saying they're not smart, I'm just saying...dang, I'm glad my career doesn't involve too much writing. I'm sure you're glad too.

I'm sure the entire interweb is buzzing about how they can get their hands on this piece of amazing. Unfortunately for right now you have to be at Comic Con in Chicago in August or know me personally. I think choice A is ultimately more rewarding in the long run.

Thanks again to all who've been along the ride this long. Sadly (or fortunately, depending on how you view this blog) this will be one of the last few postings since all of the work is gone, but I will check back in to let you know how much money was raised and if there are any great stories to share. If you are having withdrawals, you can check out my personal blog here: where I'll post stuff I'm working on.

Have an awesome life!!

May 1, 2011

I'll have a little blood with my water

Ok, I know that sounds a bit disgusting. Well, man up. So after much deliberation, the charity chosen to receive the all of the $$$ from the book is Blood:Water Mission.

I did my research and there were a number of great charities I could've chosen, but in the end it came back to this group (it didn't hurt that graphically we're on the same page. One of their posters has a similar look to something I'm doing for the Chicago Comic Con this August. More on that later). They're fairly small and a little bit of money goes a long way. Their focus is not only providing a sustainable solution to the water crisis in Africa, but also the HIV/AIDS crisis as well. Hospitals sometimes lack CLEAN water to treat patients, so I'm hoping whatever we can give them, will really help out. So I encourage you to check them out and even if you don't get a book, consider what you can do to help them or a similar charity.

Thanks for listening! Word!

Mucho Needed Update!

Ok folks! It's been a while, I know. Here's what's been up:

a) Book is done - 100%. I'm actually waiting for my proofs. I've been working with a great printer my nephew was working with. You may know Shutterfly as the online service that helps you create and print mementos, but they also have a business solution side that they don't advertise too much. I'm not sure why, but I had a great experience and they've been great partners thus far. Always there to answer a question and their awesome staff also helped catch a couple spelling errors (side note - that's why I'm an artist)!
B) Oh yes! Thanks for all who voted (either through the site or via email). THE FINAL book cover will be......................(pause for effect).............Option A! Some of you made great arguments for Option B, so I worked elements of that design into the back cover.

Stay tuned for info on the chosen charity! Thanks again! Word!