Firstly, thank you all for all the well-wishes and happy birthdays. It's all greatly appreciated, even if i can't thank each and everyone of you personally.
WHERE'S THE ART?!?!
Well, i haven't been posting a lot here due to time constraints and lack of time to properly prep art to look "completed" enough to be on here. Most of my postings have been to my Tumblr (lordsantiagoaz) or Instagram. This is mostly for the ease of "snap pic and post" feature built into each app.
i do plan on sharing some of the fan art i've done here eventually, but since the majority of my time is devoted to my original projects (Dark Dank and Dreary comic book
Yes, i am still around and drawing artwork though i haven't been sharing it as much on here as i've done so in the past.
Why? Easy, for the past 6-8 months i've been writing, editing, drawing, inking, lettering, and finalizing my very own comic book. it's been a labor of love for the past 3 years and being so close to the end is a wonderful feeling. i'll be debuting Dark, Dank, and Dreary #1 at Phoenix Comic-Con 2015, May 28th-30th along with prints of my characters being cheeky or just downright scary.
That being said, I'll be open for private commissions beginning May 20th. Private message me if interested. I'll
Hey everyone! I'll be attending Phoenix ComiCon 2014 for the upcoming weekend. I'll be featuring all my newest artwork for my comic book as well as my newest collection of prints and plenty of the old ones too. Older prints will be retired to make way for next years debut of my very own comic book created by yours truly!
I'll only have a table for Friday, June 6th so come on by, check out my new stuff, chit chat and all the other good things that only happen at comic cons. Commissions are available, as well as quick sketches for any and all ages.
It definitely been awhile since i've written a journal of note. Things have been very busy for me in real life, raising an almost 3 year old girl is a handful but i wouldn't give that up for the world.
of the good things that have finally been put into the grind has been my very own comic book. i've been working off and on on it for close to 4 years now, realizing that it just needs to be told not "perfect." i'll be sharing some of the pages later, though i am planning to get it in print for Phoenix Comic Con 2015. Luckily, i scored some table time to show off stuff at Phoenix Comic Con 2014, so there's always fun to have this year too.
wow...its been a long time since i wrote one of these...bad habits, i guess.
any how, the real reason for this journal is about my sketch series Princess Fan Service found here: Princess Fan Service, Princess Fan Service 2nd Take, and Princess Fan Service 3
kinda neat, aren't they?
wanna own one? or perhaps two?
for a holiday special, i'm offering any of these on a first come, first serve basis for $30 each, personalized to whomever you want and signed. oh, and free shipping too.
interested? send me a note here and i'll get back to whomever is interested.
a big thank you to all who sent me happy birthdays. it was greatly appreciated on one of my best birthdays, especially sharing the day with my wife and daughter.
here's to 2013 being a stellar year with more art coming from yours truly.
Greetings everyone. i must admit i haven't been on her as much as i would like. karma has it in for me when it comes to computers since i've had some especially difficult times over the past month and a half trying to find one that works properly for me. felt like i've been more lurker rather than contributor since i've been going through my messages on a smartphone rather than a REAL computer.
Anyways, i'm hoping to post some more as the time permits though i have some commissions to finish off as well as emails to answer.
stay tuned people, i'll have more to show!
So alas, my time spent in my present apartment comes to an end this month and we are moving to another place better suited for my growing family. That being said, i'm still available for COMMISSIONS should anyone want. Go here: http://lordsantiago.deviantart.com/art/Giant-sized-Menu-2012-306514152 for more details on pricing and such.
Interested parties have asked me in the past as to what my rates are for Sequential Artwork (ie, comic book pages). Typical comic book pages are sized 11"x17" and what i charge at that price, its fully penciled, inked and prismacolor marker colored with word bubbles and sound effects (better known as letteri
i haven't really been doing a lot of sharing artwork here, but wanted to show off stuff i've been working on for a long while. realizing i wouldn't get people to look at my work without adding new stuff kinda put a boot to my butt and get stuff done. so, i do apologize for the flood of artwork, but hopefully those that follow my work will enjoy the new stuff and share with their friends.
Current Projects: Writing Fairy Tales: Bandits Pirates and Thieves #1
Current Commissions: Finished, just waiting to send out to mail
Commission Status: OPEN
Phoenix ComiCon 2012 was a great experience, and while it started out agonizingly slow it did turn out for the best. It was a personal if not small success since I had a table nowhere near any of my friends though it made the con more of a learning experience. Plus, got to meet some great people in the biz! A big shout out to Dave Beaty for just having a great conversation with me back to the crowded vendor hall!
A lot of people enjoyed my take on Fairy Tales: Bandits Pirates and Thieves. My favorite one is still Briar Rose, but alas as I kept the idea mostly to myself, whichever of the two http://lordsantiago.deviantart.com/art/Fairy-Tal
If any one out there in the wide world of the InterWebs is in Arizona for Phoenix ComiCon 2012 come find me at table 537. I'll be there showing off some new stuff for sale and doing some commissions plus convention sketches. Or just come by and say Hi, I appreciate the visits too.
Wow has it really been since thanksgiving since I last updated my journal? *finds a dead carcass of turkeys and "other" things around*
Any who, I'm searching for a colorists to collaborate with for Phoenix comic on 2012. Yes, this is a paying gig thought I'm still in the process of finishing up the pencils and inks. My series, "Fairy Tales: Bandits, Pirates and Thieves," will be for my table at the convention and while I can color it myself, I'm looking for a professional look for the colors.
I would really like to have locals (Arizona or Phoenix) or even those visiting Phoenix ComiConso that the collaboration can be seen on both of our ta