Convention Sketches

Various con sketches from over the years.

Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road:

Furiosa

Furiosa 2

Kylo Ren from The Force Awakens:

Kylo Ren

Jon Snow and Ghost from Game Of Thrones:

Jon Snow

Eleven (El) from Stranger Things:

Eleven

The Driver from Drive:

Driver

Spider-Man:

Spidey

Rex Nocturnus Kickstarter Is Live!

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So after numerous starts and stops working on comics together since 2007, Liam Boyle and I are finally ready to unveil our VERY FIRST (published) comic upon the world! But we need your help! Please help us by either donating to our Kickstarter or sharing it with your friends and families! It will be vastly appreciated and you’ll help us on our way to fulfilling or dreams! Thanks in advance!

YOU CAN DO SO HERE.

Charly Promo (Web)

Aboard an aging vessel, the Ocatavia, helmed by Captain Grayson and a small, tight-knit crew, Charly lives the only life she can remember: the Hunt. For at a young age our heroine lost her father and half her left arm in a vicious shark attack. Haunted by the loss of the peaceful life she once knew, she replaced her missing hand with a harpoon gun  and has been trying to kill the beast ever since. But this is no ordinary shark, this is Rex Nocturnus. “The King” is a legend in this part of the world, feared by all who’ve so much as dipped a toe in the drink.  Thought of as a god, the great black shark is whispered to have been roaming the seas for eons.  Rex Nocturnus has long been deemed un-killable, a rumor led a large amount of credibility by the scores of broken, rusted harpoons sticking out of it’s back. But you just can’t tell some girls “no”. . .

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REX NOCTURNUS is a one-shot 5.5″ x 8.5″ comic book by writer Liam Boyle and artist Scott K. Monteiro.  Rex Nocturnus is the story of Charly: an antagonistic, seafaring girl and her dogged attempts to destroy the giant shark, Rex Nocturnus, that ruined her life.

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Inspiration Part 2

I’ve watched a couple of things in the past couple of days that were truly inspiring.  So much so that I couldn’t NOT share them.  I think one of the things that links there three videos is that all of them are humble about what they do and what they’ve accomplished.

Jamie Hewlett  (Gorillaz, Tank Girl) really getting to the heart of what is it is to be an artist.  Judging him solely by his artwork, I had totally expected him to be frantic and maybe even a bit insane.  This is not the case.  He is intelligent and very well spoken.  This video makes me have even more admiration for a man whose artwork has already helped to nurture my own artistic talents.

Jamie Hewlett – What Every Artist Searches For

Lesean Thomas (Black Dynamite, The Boondocks, The Legend Of Korra, Cannon Busters) speaking on fear and fear of failure.  Lesean is another artist whom I’ve admired for a long, long time.  His old Dreamwave Comics work was what brought him to my attention and I haven’t stopped following him since.  What makes this video even more inspiring and amazing  is how humble he come across.  If you have any inkling of Lesean’s personality (as I have via his Facebook page and a few brief exchanged emails and watching and reading interviews with him) he comes across as a supremely confident innovator who always knows where he is headed and never shows fear.  To see that even a creator of his stature is fearful of mistakes and failure is comforting.

Lesean Thomas – Failing Your Way To Success 

David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil) speaking on how comics engage your brain and why he loves what he does.  He asks the question if what you love doing may be hardwired into your brain and therefore make it’s way into the things you do in life, even if it’s subconscious.  I really love his riff on procrastination.

David Mack – Living The Dream

Keep creating.