Friday, September 18, 2009

Movie night


I love the Lincoln theater here in Cheyenne. It's an old theater that's been fixed up and has the "largest screen in Wyoming"! There's just something cool about driving down Central Ave at night and seeing all of that neon...a lot more inspiring than the large boxes that pass for movie houses these days!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

the ATOMICS!!


So, to continue my series of paintings featuring me in comic book covers I have loved over the years, I give you "the Atomics" #2. I first saw Mike Allred's art on the cover of Comic Shop News!, promoting the then upcoming Atomics comic book series. I was blown away by the shear energy and excitement of the image. At the time I was slowly getting back into comics after a 6 year lapse, and Mike's art was the boost I needed to get excited about this art form again! After reading the Atomics, I got every issue of Madman I could find and wrote Mike a letter telling him how much I liked his work. He sent me a postcard thanking me for the kind words, and thus began years of correspondence. I know it's cliche to say that Mike Allred is the "nicest guy" in comics, but it is TRUE!! Over the years Mike and I have e-mailed each other and then last year I finally had the pleasure of meeting him and Laura at the Neon Monster in San Francisco and they greeted me with big hugs. People this talented aren't usually this friendly and open, but the Allreds buck the norm!

So, anyway, here is my self portrait version of the classic "The Atomics" #2...

Friday, September 11, 2009

The return!


I'm BACK!! I don't know if anyone follows my blog, but for the imaginary followers I have, I am sorry for my absence.
I haven't updated this blog in a dog's age...
To start off this new, sporadic round of blogging, I am posting a recent painting of the WYOMING MOTEL here in Cheyenne. It's part of a planned series that will feature overlooked, but frequently driven past, buildings here in the Capital City!