Friday, December 14, 2007


The boys at HEROES WORLD in Markham posted a video of me when l appeared at their store a few months, those guys made me look great. l was there for a few hours and did a drawing for pretty much everyone who asked. l look forward to getting up there again . l have had a few signings in my day and l would rank this one as one of the best.

peace....Black Panther is in full gear.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

l'm back where it began....back in 1993.

well.....l have made the move that most people have rumored about...l signed on with Marvel comics and my first book will be a Black Panther Annual . l am working again at the place where it all started...l haven't worked for Marvel for about 8, l'm getting old. l remember the early days as a fun time and a ton of work....nothing has changed.

The marvel brass have been nothing but stellar in regards to making me feel welcome.l have some new for the is good....actually...its AMAZING.haha

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

my doddles

just having fun...

Friday, September 14, 2007


just having some fun......peace.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How Dark is it?...Blackout 2007.

l was doing my late night thing when ....the power went out . l was in the groove so l got my battery backup , flipped the work light and drew about 30 panels of a storyboard l'm working on for a cartoon and when l was done ..(20 minutes or so ) l decided to doodle...l couldn't tell you what time it was because we had no power but all l was STUPID dark. l took some pics....wait the time is on the pictures....coolio.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

who's your doodle?

l have been away working on my day job stuff so l haven't uploaded in a l did this just for the blog the other day. l love to draw in red...don't know why but l just like the way it looks . These are just doodles that are from my head...not much else in there so they have plenty of room to wander about and cause trouble.

l just came back from SD Comiccon , which if you have never been to , shame on you for not going. l have been asked why l never go to the Toronto Comiccon put on by Hobo star....sorry Hobbystar, the fact is once you go to SD there really is no need to go to any other a fan of course. As a pro , l do a fare bit at my local shops so if anyone wants to meet me they can do so anytime...and based on your emails you guys know how to contact me.

l'm having fun drawing my latest book at DC which is looking like the best stuff l have ever done. Eddie wants to kill me but he knows l'm from Canada and we aren't that easy to kill.Work...well l'm doing storyboards for a Animated, it's so fun and the perks are crazy...Hasbro is making me offers l can't refuse...not that l would anyways, besides...working in toys is amazing. l'm making my way to San Francisco for Wondercon and the Big Apple in April....l guess l'm back in the swing of things. l will be doing a ton of things,l have a artbook in the works and my first toy will be finished by Summer 2008. thanks NY connection.

well l'll post more often......hey, who watches tv anymore...l know l don't.

l love candy yams.

Friday, June 29, 2007

SPACEY and special 'K"

l was asked by Natasha to present the Spacey for the best animated feature....even though l have never recieved one (hint, hint) l thought it would be a fun time. l brought my dauyghter with me so she could see how things work and have some fun....'K' was so shy but when she was asked to give out the wnners name she was ready .

We taped the presentation in my fav comics shope in Hamilton called Hamilton comic connection...Ted and super 'L' are always in good spirits they run the best store in Canada..yep, l said it.

look for a update on the art side.....l got tons to show.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

l worked on a issue of '52' and although it was fun it was so odd working over some else's layouts. l had a fun time doing this amazing project, my issue was early on ...#7 was the one l did. these are some of those pages as they were being drawn....l'll post the layouts so you can see how much it changed.

draw every day......peace

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

FLASH cover number 2

l get a few emails regarding my process for doing pages and covers...well to be honest l don't really have a process other than getting a page out and just doing it. l thought this might be a fun image to see half way done. l recall this cover being done before the written material was complete so l did a more standard shot of the scarlet speedster....more stuff to follow .

l am doing a new project with DC right now and l think people might be surprised at what it is. stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Doodles Mcgee.........

doodle, doodle and doodle somemore.....

Sunday, April 15, 2007

B-day....l always know...l use the force.....

while l got some crazy good stuff from my girl's for my birthday was a 'hug' which l take with me everywhere . l got a hand drawn card by my buddies Noah and Dylan. Noah went all out with this Starwars card, how did he know l wanted this? he has a gift for story telling.

Dylan did a super job with his card which l will showcase when l'm done posting here.

l did not get my candy yams but l did get the best b-day ever.

thanks to all who came and although l found out about the surprise party a few days l guessed! and my wife is a terrible lair so it was easy to figure it out. l had a great time

. peace

Saturday, March 31, 2007

My Birthday is here....

l found this image of me doddling and l thought about how much my life has changed over the last year . l dropped about 350 pounds of dead weight....they know who they are , and found a better class of talent and character in the new editions to my crew. l have been drawing like a mad fool with the Animated feature-DC comics-Lucasfilm-Portfolio-Disney-Hasbro etc wife has been amazing and the girls are the sparkle in my life.l spent to much time away from them and now l have a balance.

the past year has been the most rewarding in my artistic life . l am working on things that l thought would be years away for me ...that is the way it has been for me in the past year...l guess when you focus, you can move beyond the boarders you put around yourself. l want to say peace to my extended family all over the world, l feel like drawing everyday...that's new for me ...or at least the past few years.

oh, today l'm going a special dinner my Mom has made for details , just the time l'm to arrive. l better get my Candy Yams.....oh , what do l care...l'll be with the people who matter most.


Saturday, March 24, 2007

l just watched the HBO Special ''When the Levee's broke''......l don't think l have ever seen anything so disturbing in my life. l have been to New Orleans to see my favorite team play , l have been a die hard Saints fan for years and l went a few years ago to a game in the Superdome.

To see streets l walked on and places l visited underwater .....l don't have the words. l have a pair of shoes l bought at a sports store across from the Dome that l will never throw out, l just feel like a peice of NewOrleans is in my house and should remember what it was like.

l won't get into it ,but man........l was moved to tears at least 3 times.

lf you haven't seen it....go watch it, lt will change you.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

300 ....INSPIRED

l have been fooling around with photoshop for a few months now and l love how it feels, well actually l've done a few development jobs that required a bit of photoshop so l did it myself....l was suprised how it looked after a few minutes. l need to spend more time working on it ...this is a crude 15 minute sketch l did for my family over at the Sketchbook allstars blog...those people are true artist. l can't wait to show you the Lucasfilm stuff l'm coloring...blazing fun.

l have a few more finished pieces that l will be showcasing here...oh, by the way we are changing host's which is why our website looks funky. stay tuned....

Saturday, March 17, 2007


l was talking on the phone and doddling...and this was born.

enjoy the love....

Sunday, March 11, 2007


l was hired to some drawings for a Superman it was DC . The job was to do likeness of the actor without doing a likeness....l was to give a 'sense' of the actor but not a direct likeness...why? because when you work in this busines you find that a multitude of stipulations are part of the deal. l don't do likeness's that often so this was right up my alley..l also haven't drawn Supes very often either.

l love my job....Hello Ethan....your daddy owes me dinner.


Monday, March 5, 2007

you got layout's....Flashley Goodness....

l am posting some pages that are in progress so you can see where l went wrong, hehe. l am showing a random page from issue 6 of Flash. l really liked the jumping Griff but the rest is pretty decent , l could have done somethings differently but that is the way it goes...pages are never finished they are abandoned.

l liked the face of Griff....l also liked the shot of griff using his powers. overall a decent page.....more to come.


Andrew's comiss.......

l don't usually do commissions but l decided to do this one last was done for a Fan who wanted the Flash....what's funny about this drawing is that the buyer had no idea l was slated to draw the Flash so l guess this drawing is one of the first drawings l did of the Flash.
today l was working on some new pages and l think the inker will just give up on these pages.....crazy stuff.

enjoy the ride.....peace

Monday, February 26, 2007

Sketchee funk..and designee junk.

l did scan lots of pages before they are done, mostly to show the editor what l was doing and sometimes to get a better perspective of the book ....because it takes weeks to do a book sometimes the flow is not what you want but sometimes you get great dynamics in places you didn't expect. the second image is a concept design page that l did for the main characters..l even drew the first shot of Griff...but that suit went in a different way from these drawings. the top drawing is a half way done page that was so full of stuff that l can't imagine how the colorist got it hat goes off to her.

more funk to come.Funkeeeeee!!!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Giant Robo is my fav.....Jedi 's are king.

l have watched tons of Anime in my time , in fact l remember buying Dragon ball Z from Chinatown 15 years ago...when l was 3 yrs old of course. l have seen the Ninja Scrolls, Vampire Hunter D ,Gatchaman , Jo Jo' name it, but l still come back to Giant Robo. Fedel got me the whole series for Christmas....l have been watching it everyday as l draw.

l don't know why somethings just resonate with you but this anime works for me...l'm also a Starwars, l can't say Greedo's speech word for word but l'm a 90% guy when it comes to Starwars trival pursuit....2187..if you know what that is then you are worthy.

speaking of starwars....this drawing was done for Hasbro on Starwars Unleashed..4G2 colored Chewie for the package.

peace love and art....

check out a clip of my favorite scene from Giant Robo


Monday, February 12, 2007

home on the range...

while many people know me as a comic book artist , l do stray into being a cartoon character designer now and again. l know of at least a couple of production companies that don't know anything about my comic career and are surprised l can jump around....l like them both and l think designing cartoony stuff is not a matter of just doing big eyes and feet but a true sense of stylist , that sounded like l know what l'm talking about,

l have designed lots of stuff that may seem off my usual path, in fact l got an Emmy nomination for a design job that falls into the cartoon headspace...l will post that artwork soon. Fox Sports was the client on that job.

l sketched this a while back but l like the feel....hope you do too.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

Me and Supergirl #13


pencils...l wish l had done something better with her arm...Supergirl 13.

color..Aspen studios did the work..talented people.

l sketch these a few times a week to stay loose and sometimes they get used for blogs...go figure.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Wolverine for Shusters

this is a drawing l did for the Shuster awards poster....l can't say anymore, but l think they need some more DC characters on the poster...just to balnace it out...wait they do...but how come l'm drawng a Marvel guy?
James...are you reading this...shame on you.

l tried a different style for this drawing...a little more chunky and anime in flavour...different , but l may never use it again, felt a little like playing with someone else's stuff, fun but you know you gotta put it all back when you leave.

''Getta beam'' shout it !!!!

best she-eeet on T.V.

now temper this with how much time l spend in my studio. either at home or Toronto...l have a T.V in my home studio , now most would say that would be unproductive and sometimes it is but case in point tonight l watched 'Smallville' and never stopped drawing so am l really not getting stuff done or am l fooling myself .now let me explain l don't get distracted easily.......huh?....hey, gotta go Battlestar Galactica is on....well someone taped it and l just realized l missed last episode's quest for earth.....l think that Starbuck is a cylon. 'Hero's' is sick....comic shows are everywhere.

Silver Surfer is sketchy

well it's time for me to post my first sketch, l was inspired by Fedel to do a drawing in an hour l did. he gave me the subject matter and l went for it. It was fun and l love the Surfer so this was such an easy ride. l don't usually spend time just doing things like this but this is how l started in the biz, by just grabbing a sheet of paper and going....having tons of fun.

l will be starting my next book on Monday for DC so watch out for the promo's that will be coming out soon, l can't say what it is but it will be dynamic ....l can't help but draw these characters in that way ,seeing as the artists before me have laid the groundwork for that kind of tempo and style. My job will be simple ...just draw.

l'm finishing up my first fullcolor went from 50 pages to will be ready for my our trip to London for Celebration....hey when lucasfilm calls you just gotta go.besides l need to see my friend's been way to long.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


l have been swimming in the company pool for about 10 years now and although l have done some amazing high profile stuff l need to get back to what is roots. l don't enjoy drawing like l used to...maybe when it's for money you just don't look at it the same way. l was running a company for just about a decade...l enjoyed about 15minutes of it. l was more worried about them then l was about how l was growing as an artist, sad really but true.

l have now had the pleasure of hiring my first office manager ...what is that? well it's something l needed to do for years. l have new talent that need a good foundation of what it means to be a pro...but what l'm most happy about is finally fnding the time to be just and, l have slept so much better in the past few months with all the ''baby artist drama'' behind me. l have had a great year in my career as well .

l will let loose here l will say if something sucks as opposed to being the ''company guy''. l will start with my book ..The was not good. l won't say it was the writers because only cowards blame other people for their short comings. l did what was asked but l should have done more, l knew it was not strong and should have said something but l get that feeling about stuff sometimes and fans love it so l just went with the flow...l did not help by not delivering a superior book . l had to many other things to do with my Company that pressed my time.l won't make that mistake again.This is the first step.....being honest and getting back to my roots, drawing with passion.

besides candy yams is gods food.....brown sugar glaze on sweet potatos. potatos are roots aren't they ? well l know they have them at the very least.