Schoony VS The Evil Dead

Dynamite Entertainment has a new comic series based on the movie Army of Darkness. I’ve been a dan of the Evil Dead films ever since I was a kid and my dad somehow let us rent Evil Dead II from the local gas station/video store. We had never even seen the first one but we didn’t care. The box art alone made us instantly hooked on it. Fast forward decades later and not much has changed. The new comic series takes place right after the events of Army of Darkness and finds out hero Ash working at a substitute shop teacher.  To have the chance to do any sort of official artwork for the series is a horror nerd dream come true. Here’s the covers I’ve contributed to the new series. Colors by the awesome Alberto Silva.

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WINCS, Rat Finks and Repeats

Hey it’s another blog post about booze related projects. Surprise. Surprise. Seriously though, I’ve been really lucky to work with such great clients in the beer and wine industry. Hopefully we can keep it going for as long as possible.

The second bottle of La Forza Super Tuscan from the fine wine subscription service WINC, is now available. We continue the adventures of our super team made just for the bottle labels. One more to go that should be out next year some time. It’s been pretty fun to see so many comic creators get a hold of this. We love our booze apparently. Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 12.05.11 PM

 

Recently in the studio, my wife Nicole asked me to mock up a shirt idea she had. COFFEE. LA CROIX. WINE. REPEAT. It’s a pretty solid midwestern way of living. Our friends at Chux Print seemed to agree and decided it needed to become a real shirt which you can now purchase HERE.

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I also got to work again with my friends at Fulton Brewery. Fulton is one of the best breweries in Minnesota and it’s always a pleasure to collaborate. They are sponsoring a dirt track race car this year through their new STANDARD LAGER beer. They wanted someone who could give a RAT FINK style vibe to the promotional material for the race season and I had a blast channeling my inner Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. You can find promotional materials featuring this image at Fulton Brewery and wherever the race car appears this season on the track this summer.

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Get a Clue

Clue was and still is one of my favorite board games to play. My wife Nicole and I would play it a ton when we were a poor young couple that couldn’t afford to go out. When I heard IDW was doing a comic of the famous mystery game, I had to reach out and see if they wanted to cover done for it. Thankfully they did.

 

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I had a lot of fun ideas floating through my head and here’s some of the thumbnail concepts. Eventually we settles on the idea of player cards taking on a life of their own. This was such a fun and different project to work on. I had a blast. Clue #3 hits stores this August from IDW.

 

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Long Tails and Ears for Hats.

Was extremely excited recently to be asked by Archie Comics to contribute a cover for Josie & the Pussycats. The new relaunch of the book as been aces and we named our first daughter after the main character, Josie. So it’s been a bucket list job since she was born in 2010.

I started with some thumbnail sketches. I noticed they hadn’t done a stage diving or crowd surfing cover yet, so I went with that. I also tried to get them to maybe show some Minneapolis love by putting the band in front of the iconic First Avenue.

 

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Editorial decided to go with the fun crowd surfing one and I went to work. Tried changing up my palette on this from pervious covers I had been doing and overall I am really happy with the results. Which you can see below. Josie and the Pussycats #8 with my variant cover will be on sale this June at a comic store near you.

 

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Quarter Down

Geez, 2017 is certainly off to a speedy start. One quarter in the books already. I had planned on spreading some updates around over the course of the past few weeks but work has been so crazy I just never found the time. So here’s a bunch or art and news in one giant post.

Captain Marvel- I’m back in the Marvel Universe this April with the release of Captain Marvel #4. Written by Margaret Stohl, and half the issue drawn by myself and the other half by Rosy Higgins & Ted Brandt. It was a pleasure getting to draw such a great character and the final issue in the first arc of the new series. Issue four hits stands April 26th.

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C2E2 & ID10T Festival

It’s comic convention season! I won’t be hitting the road as much this year as last year but I will be at C2E2 in Chicago April 21st-23rd. Here’s the details on my Artist Alley Table and rates. There may be some signings added in before the show starts. If so, I will update my information below. C2E2_Commissions

I am also pleased to announce I shall be a guest at the first ever ID10T Festival  in Silicon Valley June 24th and 25TH. created and hosted by Chris Hardwick this event merges music, comedy, comics, gaming, tech,  and pop culture into one big festival. I am really stoked and honored to be a part of what will hopefully become a yearly event.

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Doc Savage- All four issues of Doc Savage:Ring of Fire have been previewed online so I can finally share all four connecting covers. I really had a fun time working on “The Man of Bronze” and getting to add some cool history like the last flight pattern of Amelia Earhart as the background. Issue one of this really fun series dropped last week and it continues every month till June. Hope you check it out from Dynamite Entertainment.

 

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