Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Productions, Deals, Contracts, Releases!

I am excited to announce several new projects I'll be taking part in:

I just signed a contract to work on Brad Blumenthal's Harley Goes To Hollywood. The story is about a Hippo named Harley, who along with his friend Wally the Crocodile, travel from the jungle to the Star-Studded city of Hollywood, California. Brad Blumenthal is an accomplished actor, author and advocate for inner city kids. Having spent years working with children, he's starting on this project as a way to entertain and educate children.

I'll also be working with Green Dreams Productions in Atlanta, Georgia as an illustrator for their upcoming series, Jambo's Journey. Green Dreams Production is currently in works on making this series a television pilot. The book focuses mainly on conservation and preservation of our planet's vast (but limited) eco-systems, something that is very near and dear to my heart.

Don't threat though, I'm still hard at work on Flagler's Few and Azteca. I'll be in Saint Augustine on Thursday to work with Flagler College's Communicaton Department, where Professor Mark Heulsbeck and his Advanced Film Class are hard at work at re-imagining Flagler's Few: The Short Film. It's REALLY exciting, and I'll show some exclusive pictures of that soon. Azteca has earned some backing from Haven Distribution, and so I'm cranking out inks and colors for the energized but lovely author, Enrica Jang!

Awaiting on the release of Here Comes Julie Jack. Just putting the finishing touches.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Super Pro K.O.

Hey everyone,

Flagler's Few and Victor's Revenge is now on sale in Saint Augustine and online, but don't forget to check out Jarrett William's Super Pro K.O. Jarrett is a friend and fellow SCAD grad, who I had the great honor of getting to know while attending classes. I remember meeting him back in 'Advanced Manga' (no joke, this class did exist). Williams would be in the back working on his series Lunar Boy, and I always remembered how crazy fast this guy could produce pages.

Super Pro K.O. is published through Oni Press, the same company that publishes the much adored Scott Pilgrim series, so you know that Super Pro K.O. is sure to be a smash hit (no pun intended). While it has nothing to really do with ghosts and spirits and the paranormal, Williams storytelling skills keep you on the edge of your seat, eager to turn the page.

Also coming soon through Wild Onion Press, Here Comes Julie Jack, by Ann LeZotte and illustrated by yours truly. This book (intended for the elementary school level) features a death girl named Julie Jack who starts a misguided feud with her fellow classmate Bon Ami. Julie Jack dislikes Bon Ami because of her odd and strange behavior. But, in the end, Julie Jack discovers that they might not be so unalike as she thought.

And don't forget to check out, Azteca, which is on it's way to the printers now and should be available within the next month. Written by the fantastic Enrica Jang and penciled by my close friend, Jhazmine Ruiz. Enrica and Jhaz met while interning at Marvel Comics in NYC, and have since developed this unique and suspenseful vigilante thriller set in Mexico. I'll bring you more on it's release as soon as I know.