Saturday, March 25, 2017

ICon 32

This past weekend marked the return of the longest running comic convention on Long Island, NY; ICon. I was pleased to have been invited as a guest and had a wonderful time. Looking forward to seeing the show grow in the coming years, returning to it's former glory. Here are a few commission sketches from the show. My next appearance will be at East Coast ComicCon in April:

Celebrating the master, Will Eisner.

This month marked the 100th birthday of the late, great Will Eisner. The champion of the graphic novel and the man that I consider to be the greatest of all time.

Here is an homage to my favorite Eisner creation; The Spirit!

Be sure to check out celebrations of his work from now through April across the country.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I'm the worst...

I know. I am absolutely terrible at keeping this thing up to date. I come back. I disappear again. Well, if you're still around and still paying attention to me then thank you! I truly appreciate it and will try harder to keep up with this blog. I have been working on a handful of projects and attended some cons so I'll be filling you in on all of my recent and upcoming events...

First up, and I am happy to finally announce that the Unmasked Volume 2 Kickstarter will be launching next month! If you remember, writer and creator Michael Sarrao and myself launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 with the first volume. That volume garnered a bunch of press and was serialized weekly on Now, Paige Cruise and the New Age Heroes are back for a new installment by Mike and I and this time we are thrilled to have color artist juggernaut Paul Little on the book as well. Here is a sneak peek at pages from Volume 2. Keep checking in for the launch of the KS campaign!

Thursday, June 02, 2016


Just want to shout a great series I've been enjoying from Andrew MacLean and Image Comics called Headlopper. Great stylized barbarian adventure. Here is a bit of fan art I did for fun.

Celebrating my tenth year as a professional comic artist!

2016 marks the tenth year since I released my first published work, Zombie Sama, with writer/creator Billy Tucci. In that time I have worked for a handful of publishers and outside companies on both creator owned work and work for hire projects. I also married and had two children and have recently taken some time off to spend it with family and regroup. I am happy to be back in full swing with a handful of projects in the works. Here is a piece I did recently to commemorate the spectacular decade I've experienced and the amazing creators I have had the pleasure to work with and call my friends in that time. the colored version is by Sean Callahan.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Darwyn Cooke

I'm sure by now all of you have heard of the passing of comic artist and legend Darwyn Cooke. I won't sit here and list his incredible resume of work. That can easily be found all over the interwebs. I will talk a little about what that work meant to me.

I first, unwittingly, learned of his talent when I saw the opening sequence for the Batman Beyond animated series. At the time, I was studying animation at School of Visual Arts and Batman TAS and Superman were a huge influence on me. Everyone was emulating Bruce Timm, and the style I chose for my art was no exception. Then came Batman Beyond. It was fast, sleek, and beautifully crafted. Shane Glines was killing it on character design and became another name synonymous with that show. Then there was that opening sequence! It was like nothing I had ever seen in an animated television series. From the start of that opener it was easy to tell that this show was going to be something else. We had to know who it was that designed that sequence! Of course it was Darwyn. I continued to worship Timm and Glines throughout college, picking up any art books they sold at cons or any comics they appeared on. I'm ashamed to say that I all but forgot about Darwyn Cooke. What did I know? I was a punk college kid. Then, after graduation, on my second outing to San Diego for ComicCon International I came across the super hero book that, if given half a chance, I always wanted to do. DC: The New Frontier. Low and behold, it was the guy that designed the BB sequence! Needless to say that one, maybe two pages in and I was blown away. I was instantly a fan, instantly hooked and Darwyn would stand tall as my favorite artist from that moment on. I quickly consumed any and all Cooke-related material I could find and hoped to one day meet the man.

I have been attending cons as a professional artist for ten years now and I have had the glorious opportunity of meeting some of my favorite creators whom I've admired since I was a kid. Hell, I've been lucky enough to have had a beer with many of them and even luckier to call some my friend. I even had the chance to sit down with Will Eisner (the man I consider to be the greatest comic creator of all time) by complete accident and chat for a bit; a year before he passed. As life often does however, my favorite artist, the man I wanted to meet more than anyone, seemed to always elude me. Then came Parker. I already knew from reading Darwyn's previous comic work that I was into a lot of the same things he was. Gritty detectives, '60's era and style, Rat Pack personas, super heroes who smiled and wore their undies on the outside, and martinis. Later, especially recently I'd read stories from those who knew him personally and noticed a lot of similarities between him and my father. The lessons to being a man that were passed down to me from my pops mirrored a lot of what I heard about Darwyn's code. It has only made me admire him more. Anyway, where was I? Oh yes... THEN CAME PARKER. Man, that was the icing on the cake. Once again Cooke was doing the type of book I always wanted to do and of course he was doing it better than anyone else could. I studied The Hunter until the spine almost gave out on it. Finally, while tabling at NYCC in 2010 I had my chance. Cooke was going to be signing at the IDW booth for the release of the second Parker installment, The Outfit. I left my table in artist alley, The Hunter and The Outfit (which I bought earlier that day) graphic novels in hand and raced through the crowds to get on line for that signature that had escaped my grasp for 6 years! Let me add this bit of side note. In the ten years of tabling at cons I had never once, not one single time, left my bought-and-paid-for table in artist alley to wait on a line to get a signature from anyone. I'm not trying to knock anyone who has or sound like a pretentious douche but I tend to stick my butt in my chair and get to work when I'm tabling at a con. The only time I get up is to use the restroom or visit a friend at another table.

So there I was, next on line to meet my hero. The only other time I felt like such a fanboy was talking to Eisner. At least that was a relaxed setting where we could chat. This was an assembly line and the booth folks were moving that line along. I would only have moments to say everything I wanted to say to this man. I handed him both books and it happened. He took his brush and in seconds whipped up a quick head sketch and signature in one book and added some colorful highlights to an image and signed the second book. And I sat there mesmerized. It was a couple of simple things but he made it look effortless. I sat there as a student and just watched, and said nothing. Then I was snapped out of my daze by the person working the booth, telling me to move on. I looked to Darwyn quickly and said "thank you, you're a huge influence on my work" and he looked up and gave me slight nod. I gathered up my books and left. That was it. I waited 6 years and that was all I could say? What a dork. As I walked back to my table, immersed in the new Parker novel I now had in my hand I reassured myself that I would get to meet him again, in a more relaxed setting, hopefully sitting at a table with other pros and having that martini. Heck, I knew guys that were close to him, of course I'd get the chance to meet him again. I had all the time in the world. He wasn't going anywhere.

I never did get the chance to sit down with him, to share our interests or have that martini. That would have been something. I did get the chance to thank him though and I'm forever grateful for that. It is more than most people get to do when it comes to their heroes. R.I.P. Mr. Cooke and may the industry forever be changed for the better because of you.

Saturday, May 07, 2016


Can't wait to see Civil War this weekend! In the meantime I needed an outlet for this excitement so  here is my repro of the famous Kirby cover for Tales of Suspense #58. Also don't forget later today from noon-2pm I'll be at Grasshoppers Comics in Williston Park, NY so stop by for a FREE sketch and FREE comics. It's FCBD 2016!

Friday, May 06, 2016


My latest piece celebrating the women of Star Wars. My 4 yr old daughter has grown into a big Star Wars fan (like her daddy) so I wanted to do something for her that displays all of the fantastic, positive role models from the franchise. 11x17 brush and ink and white water color.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

FCBD on Saturday. I'll be at Grasshoppers Comics in Williston Park, NY from noon to 3pm. Free sketches and selling prints and original art. Come bullshit art, comics and pop culture with me! After me is Deadpool and I Kill Giants writer Joe Kelly!


I'm BAAAAAAAACK! Wow! It has been 4 very long years since I've used this blog. In that time I've had a couple of kids, took some time off from comics for family, put out some short stories and kickstarter related content but I am back in action and fully rejuvinated! Besides, I needed a site to post art outside of Facebook so here I am, right where I left off. I plan on bombarding this blog with plenty of new art and upcoming info so please check in regularly. 2016 is going to be my biggest year yet and I have plenty to talk about. Just to wet the palette a bit, here is one of many pulp era mash-ups I have been doing for fun. The Ghost that Walks and The Lord of the Jungle!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Its go time! My latest project, UNMASKED: THE NEW AGE HEROES VOL 1 with writer/creator Michael Sarrao is now on KICKSTARTER!!!! New to my blog? What's Unmasked? Its a completely independent comic series, 150 pages in total, about a young reporter trying to unmask a group of new 'heroes' that aren't living up to the moral code their predecessors lived by. The series, 4 issues in total for vol 1, was released digitally on Graphic.Ly earlier this year and now its time to go to print!

However, in order to do so we need your help! Michael has put together an incentive PACKED kickstarter in order to raise the necessary funds to get Unmasked Vol 1 printed.

New to the world of Kickstarter? Here's how it works:
Step 1: Go to
Step 2: sign up
Step 4: Pledge some money!

Kickstarter is a great way of getting new, fresh ideas straight to the fans and letting THEM decide what they want to see on the market. When you pledge money, check out the list of incentives next to that amount. If the book reaches its goal in the time allotted then you receive those incentives. If the book does not reach its goal in time, you are not charged at all.

We are looking to raise enough funds to go to print. Any extra money (after incentives) will go towards future Unmasked volumes as well as the very awesome Unmasked live action webisodes that Michael has been shooting. Our incentives range from digital copies of the book, printed copies of the book, posters of all shapes and sizes, t-shirts, original screenplay and script pages signed by Michael, original inked pages and character sketches drawn and signed by myself, digital dvd copies of the webisode and trailers, and even a superhero mask!


Tuesday, April 03, 2012

New Books!!!!

OK, lots to talk about! Last Wednesday a great book I had the opportunity to participate in hit the stands... Atomic Robo Presents Real Science Adventures#1!!! It will be an anthology series in which I drew a 24 page story that will span across 6 issues: Atomic Robo meets Bruce Lee! Issue 1 was met with some very good reviews (see links below) and quickly became the top picks on both Comixology and

Secondly and extremelyyy important... UNMASKED, the 4 issue mini series I drew with writer creator Michael Sarrao ( I'm sure you've heard me mention it once or twice lol) is finally here!!! It comes out MAY 1st through the GRAPHIC.LY app followed by a new issue every week in the month of MAY, so mark your calendars!!! Check out the website for more info, like the fanpage on facebook and print this cool little save the date flier (pin it to your fridge, your dog, your kid's head, whatever, just don't forget to download issue 1 on MAY 1st!) 24 pages, full color: $1.99

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Here is another teaser panel from the upcoming Unmasked short I am currently working on with Michael Sarrao. Gorillas and nazis??? Hell YES!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

More barbarian designs

Looks like we may have solidified our heroine's designs. Let me know what you think.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Barbarian of the future!

New character for a short I am working on. This is just a very, very early design but I felt like sharing because I fell in love with the character the second I drew her. This project is going to be a bit out of my comfort zone, which is exactly what I'm excited about. Its a great opportunity to flex my creative science fiction/fantasy muscles and a great opportunity to work with a writer whose work I admire very much. More info to come! Enjoy!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

"Enormous" Pin up!

Here is a pin up I recently did with colorist Giuseppe Pica (Unmasked, A.K.A) for my good friend Timothy J Daniel's latest Image Comics series 'Enormous'! for more on the series see the attached link, the book looks amazing!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Unmasked teaser!

Little sneak peek at the first three pages of the latest Unmasked short! Here are some random panels! Enjoy...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pin ups of the week!

More pin ups! This model is absolutely stunning, very much the type of woman that comic artists draw on a regular basis. Enjoy!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pin up part 2!

Next model up! I had a lot of fun drawing these. She has a hard, toned look but still soft and feminine. I truly had a blast with this round of poses.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Starting a new pin up series!

Here is the first installment of a new pin up series I will be working on in the coming months. Its just for fun and gives me something do outside of the projects I've been working on. There will be plenty of beautiful women so stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Thats right folks, the website for my latest series UNMASKED is up and running. Check it out and kill an hour or three. There is plenty of content to look through. From a free preview of issue 1 to trailers, character and creator bios to pin ups and character designs, you can kill off a lot of time behind that cubicle waiting for the workday to end. So enjoy!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Changing it up a bit...

Thought I'd try something new for this post. Its simple, here is a group of celebrities that just absolutely do it for me. I think they are amongst the most beautiful people on the planet. Nuff said! Who are your favorites?