Higgins Inks asked me to participate in Inktober 2019 as part of their team. They also asked me to create a video on being creative. I chose to tackle the age old problem of creator block!
I had a great time at Terrificon last weekend. The fans, artists and vendors came out in storm! Big thanks to my friends Franco and Mitch Hallock for inviting me into the Aw Yeah Kid's Fun Zone. Drawing for kids and exposing all ages readers to my content is one of my favorite things to do. What do I like even more!? Encouraging kids to draw and thanks to Mark and Chris Mariano I got to do just that!
Shout out to Jamar Nicholas! It's always fun to have amazing people sit next to you at conventions and I was lucky enough to sit in between the Mariano Brothers and Jamar. I spent the whole weekend talking about art and technique with Jamar. I also had a great time discussing vintage game consoles with him. It brings me back to my days of podcasting with Brian LeTendre on the segment Cartridgecade which was part of Secret Identity Podcast.
Here's hoping next year, Terrificon will be just as filled with fun!
Today I posted about a book that I worked on in 2010 called, Curse of the Werewhale. I was aproached by my friends Chris Gugliotti and Jason Snair, two artists who had teamed up to create the blog, Artgasm. Both decided that they were going to create an anthology of stories that revolved around the legend of the werewhale (inspired by the well known werewolf).
On my Instagram feed, one of my followers asked how to get a copy. I am happy to say that you can still order the books as print on demand by clicking here. This link will take you to the publishing website LuLu. Enjoy and if you happen to own a copy, visit me at my next comic convention. Follow me on social media or visit my website to find my latest appearances.
A few images from the story that I wrote and drew.
Commissions prices for TerrifiCon ™ - Connecticut's Terrific Comic Con at Mohegan Sun this coming weekend!
Level 1 - $20 Inked Drawing
Level 2 - $30 Inked Drawing with one color shading
Level 3 - $50 Full Color
Artist Choice List - $30 inked $40 (with some shading)
All drawings are 8.5 x 11 on acid free marker paper.
See a speed drawing video of this character on my Instagram @jasonmayart
Buttons - $1
Square Canvas - $20
Skate Decks (while supplies last) - $40
Story of Rex Book - Inktober Special - $15
Original Art - Priced as marked
Today is here! Come see me at the Wallace Arena in Fitchburg MA. Plastic City Comic Con, here I come!
Last weekend was New York Comic Con and I was lucky enough to get down there for two days to pick up a few books and have some fun with friends and colleagues. As usual NYCC was a great time, but this was one of the biggest years for pushing my artwork. My images were well received and the feedback was great. Below, you can review a few of my new portfolio pieces. If you are interested in hiring me for an illustration job, please feel free contact me.
Make sure you check out my friends John Sazacklis, Joe Caramagna, Andrew Edge, Franco Aureliani and Art Baltazar, Dennis Budd, and Chris Eliopolus if they show up for a signing near you.
Images Copyright 2018 Jason May. All rights reserved
Last month I was approached by one of the members of the local surf community to create an image to help promote the 2018 Battle of the Beach, which will be held in Matunuck, RI. The image needed to work on printed posters as well as look great on social media. Space was created on the lower part of the image to allow room for rules and sponsorship logos.
I am very excited with the way the image turned out. There has been a lot of great feedback on social media from surfers, goods companies and local surf shops. I'm looking forward to the event and plan on attending if my schedule allows.
I spend a lot of my time doing commercial freelance work- mostly for comic books, clothing and skateboard decks. All of these items are usually mass produced and printed in some factory in an unknown location designated by my clients. Recently, I was contacted by a previous client who was interested in my fine art illustration services.
This is one of those special occasions where a client asks if they can hire me to create whatever I want with little to know input in terms of inspiration. That allows me to create artwork that is made with pure inspiration in that moment. While I often do a lot of planning, due to my rigorous commercial illustration regiment, creating this type of art flows freely from my imagination and is not bound by any restrictions. In the coming month or two I am excited to share the progress of this particular project.
For now, I will get you all started with an image of my "canvases" being primed. I'll explain more in a later post. Be sure to drop by my Instagram profile to find snippets of speed painting and planning which I will be including in my Story.
Generally, I only take commissions when they are open, but now and then a previous client will contact me when my commissions are closed with an interesting project. I'm very excited to be working on this project and really enjoy taking the time to work on such a piece in between my commercial jobs.
Thank You Everyone For Dropping By! - Rhode Island Appearances - Shady Lea and Saltbox Surfshop Pop Up - Art
Last weekend I was invited to the Saltbox Surf Shop and to Shady Lea Open Studio. I had a really good time talking with locals and visitors from other states. It's not very often that I get out and sell my work at a table anymore. That is one of the reasons why I opened up my new webstore. A lot of people asked if my work was available online. It is now!
I'd like to thank the owners of Saltbox Surf Shop, Jeff Cole and Nina, as well as Carrie Chatterson from Carrie Chatterson Studio for inviting me to the events. Without their support all of those wonderful people walking through would not have experienced my artwork.
My new stickers, Shred Head and There Are No Waves In Rhode Island, were a big hit as were original drawings and buttons. I'm slowly adding artwork to my new webstore. Stickers are already available. If you have not had a chance to join my mailing list, you can fill out the form below. Again, thank you all for the support and have a safe relaxing Holidays.
Tonight at the Saltbox Surf Shop! I'll be hanging out with the owner of Saltbox, Jeff Cole tonight from 4pm-9pm. I'll have a handful of art pieces and I may even be doing a little shaping with Jeff as well. You can watch, chat or purchase a gift for a friend or family memeber. It's all going down at 4085 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI
See you there!