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SNEAK PREVIEW!  This 11" x 14" print will be available at MASSive Comic Con 2017!  We've all known 2017 was definitely going to be Diana's year, and I'm joining in the celebration with this little contribution.  Grateful thanks to my dear friend Eleni Drakos for her invaluable help with the Athenian inscription, which, idiomatically translated, reads: "Life and Death are the children of Sacrifice, a Mother who redeems, protects, and frees the soul."  

I like to think Joseph Campbell would have appreciated this one.  See you all at con!
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THE MONITOR'S GUILD, Book 1:  Coming this July 4th!  Time to get subversive!

On sale this July 4th at…!
Click here to view my complete body of work for 2013:…

'Twas a busy year in spite of everything. Would love to know your thoughts and suggestions for 2014!
I'm about to get involved in a project that requires a self-portrait; which is something I haven't done since, oh, 1986 or so. Obviously I want this to be good --any themes, props or costuming ideas, or other recommendations you think appropriate? Artists have been given a free hand in subject matter (i.e., it's okay to depict yourself brandishing a lightsaber as you ride a T-rex into battle against legions of Orcs piloting mecha, etc.), it just needs to fit in a roughly 8" x 8" square area.

I'll be showcasing "The Monitor's Guild" and a host of other pieces at RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON, November 2-3 at the RHODE ISLAND CONVENTION CENTER​, 1 Sabin St., Providence, RI.  Come on by my table and hang out!

Gonna be at Granite State Comic Con next weekend? Come by my table (#918, right near the time-travelling DeLorean) and request a full-color sketch! $10 per character, approximate drawing time 15 minutes.

More info here:…

See you there!
  • Drinking: Mead (from NH's own Moonlight Meadery)

I'm confirmed for Baltimore Comic Con, September 7-8, 2013:… 

Look for me under the "Arlington's Artists" banner!  I'll be showcasing with my colleagues Eric Carter (…), and Amy Fletcher (…), known here on DA as sinicallytwisted!

  • Listening to: "Every Star, Every Planet" by Murray Gol
  • Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper (it's not 5:00pm yet)
Check out Celebrate Regenerate, a massive testimonial to the enduring power of Doctor Who fandom. My illustration of Ace brandishing a homebrewed can o' Whoop Ass appears about seven-elevenths of the way into the book. I'm also humbled to be able to announce that my review of the 1976 episode The Hand Of Fear is also included.
  • Listening to: The Rolling Stones (no, seriously)
  • Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper (it's not 5:00pm yet)
I am now formally confirmed to appear at RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON on November 2-3, 2013. A phenomenal lineup of artists and quite a few big-name genre movie and TV stars are on the guest list. Come on out to the Littlest State and enjoy the Biggest Show!
  • Listening to: Peter Davison's equally wonderful narrative v
  • Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper (it's not 5:00pm yet)
Boston Comic Con is roaring back, bigger and badder than ever, on its new date, August 3-4, at the Seaport World Trade Center. Drop by my table and say hello!
  • Listening to: Tom Baker's wonderful narrative voice
  • Drinking: Probably something with vodka in it
Drat.  Boston Comic Con is now indeed postponed (NOT cancelled).  We were all hopeful, but ultimately this situation is bigger than any of us.  In the meantime alternative event dates and times are being discussed --but for now, thoughts and hopes are with the people of my beloved hometown and we fervently hope this madness resolves soon.  

The comic book culture took a mere glancing blow today, nothing more.  Far more important things to focus on.  

More to come!
  • Listening to: Tom Baker reading "Pyramids of Mars (unabridg
  • Drinking: Probably something with vodka in it
Wanna win free stuff? Become a follower on my Tumblr and ask me anything! Two random "askers" will be picked at the end of April for some quality freebies!
  • Listening to: Murray Gold

As of January 1 I'll be sharing some additional art and illustration via tumblr.  Some behind-the-scenes tidbits, some convention reports, and other assorted niftyness.  By all means, come on along!  

Have a wonderful 2013 folks!

  • Listening to: Murray Gold
Don't know if I've mentioned it a time or two before, but I also take commissions (particularly pen-and-ink work).  --grin--

Give my profile a look-over:…
  • Listening to: ask not for whom the fluorescent lighting hums
I don't know why it has taken this darned long to sink in, but: tip for illustrators. Get the characters' eyes done first. Seriously. It's the single most important detail of the entire drawing --you get that part right, you're golden. The rest of the face, hair, and the body will just kind of fall into place. Finish the eyes first --that way if you make a mistake, you won't have to crumple up/throw away a nearly-completed illustration.

You'd think this principle would have seeped into my brain sometime before the age of 42. Sheesh...
  • Listening to: Daft Punk, Hans Zimmer
In a couple more days marks a bit of a milestone: the seventh anniversary of the website launch.  

(Also coincidentally, the artist himself turns 42 --presumably there will be a great awakening of some Douglas Adams-level wisdom.)

Come celebrate by looking over my work!  Have you an all-time favorite?
  • Listening to: son playing Harry Potter Lego on the Wii
  • Drinking: something trashy, rednecky, and delicious
Come on out to Manchester tomorrow and say hello!  As usual I'll be doing sketches and selling prints.  There are a TON of amazing artists and extremely cool vendors setting up shop here --and if nothing else, you're going to see some AMAZING costumes.  See you there!
  • Listening to: "Iron Man" soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi
  • Drinking: Something of which Cpt. Jack Sparrow would approve
Check out my new dystopia-in-development storyline --been working on this since 1986 and it's getting darn close to completion.  Meet THE MONITOR'S GUILD.  Origin story on view at:…
  • Listening to: 2 Steps From Hell
Confirmed for Granite State ComicCon: Manchester, NH on June 10, 2010.   Drop by my booth and say hello!  I'll draw ya somethin' superheroic.
  • Listening to: 2 Steps From Hell
Production diary of The Monitor's Guild: Four new pages complete since I shamefacedly gave some of my closest friends carte-blanche to nag the ever-lovin' heck out of me.  What's your favorite near-future dystopia story/series and why?…