I'll be giving a talk about illustrating (as well as my work for Scholastic and LEGO Club) and showing kids how to draw some mini figures. Bring LEGO Save This Christmas and I'd be happy to sign it and do a quick doodle in it.
When: July 2nd, 2pm
Where: Douglas Library, Hebron CT
I was recently asked to paint a custom skate deck using Boardstix brand markers. This was a Christmas gift for a local Rhode Islander's son. It was a fun, exciting and simple process. My customer had some ideas and was looking for a composition created with my very own art style. I really enjoy when people appreciate my artwork enough to give me a loose idea to create a composition. Not only does this simplify the process, but it allows me considerable creative freedom resulting in a more powerful product. You can view a video of me finishing off the deck. Unfortunately my GoPro had some issues during the first part of my painting.
Click here to see video.
I know it's been a while since I've updated my blog, but I've been busy with freelance, projects and my personal life. The good news is I seem to have plenty of freelance work which unfortunately means that my personal projects, like Robotic Madness, have been put off. I've been doing piles of work for LEGO Club magazine, so if you get it in the mail you've probably seen my comic art in there as well as on www.lego.com. I've also been doing some random freelance work and small projects here and there for other people. I've been doing a lot of design work for a surf shop in RI called "Drift Surf." It's located on Main St. in Wakefield and it's a great locally owned shop with fantastic customer service. Here is some photography and design work I've done for them recently.
Well, the book that I drew for Scholastic is finally out in stores and online. The title of the book is LEGO City Save This Christmas. The book came out pretty good. I had a lot of fun working on it. I'm hoping I will be on some more projects with Scholastic soon. Only time will tell. I'm going to try and have a few copies at New York Comic Con as well as Rhode Island Comic Con. I will probably only be at New York for Saturday and Sunday this year. Please drop by Artist Alley and say hello. I'll be haning out with my pals, Joe Caramagna, Andrew Edge and Dennis Budd.
My wife got me an amazing set of tiny sketchpads as an early birthday gift while she was in Boston. I'm using these pads to flesh out some pages for my web comic Robotic Madness. If you look really hard you can see a penciled page of next weeks Robotic Madness. But my F1.8 on my Nikon is creating a depth of field SO fierce, that you probably can't see much. I look forward to seeing my website visits skyrocket this week! Take care!
I've been away from webcomics for too long. It's time that I bring it back and fill it with piles of what you all love. Robots. Yes! You've been asking for almost ten years. Deviant Society and Zennon3 left the web over ten years ago! I can't believe it. Soured by that experience, I stayed away from webcomics. But after pondering my dilemma, con after con, I decided to get back in the game. Get ready for an exciting adventure with your new robotic friend G.A.R.K. and the strange characters he'll meet along the way.
Visit www.jimmycakes.com to read the web comic now.
I've got a lot of deals brewing the world of robots. I may extend a lot of these deals through the holiday season. I highly recommend you support your local arts and any artists that you see online. These are all people working really hard to earn a living doing what they love to do. And the work is AMAZING. Why go to a big box or order the same old thing for a friend or family member when you could purchase something truly unique? And at a great price. Here's what I'm offering. Thank you for your support!
All this is just a click away!!
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Other Artists Involved in Support The Arts Black Friday
Ryan Myers - Illustration and painting
Jesse Cronin - Hummingwheel Pottery 15% off pottery all day tomorrow!
Jason Copland - Comic illustrator with amazing Kill All Monster Sketchcards
Free Lunch Studios - Bring your kid down for comic action if you're near Granby CT
I'll be finishing up the files for the Robot Coloring Book and sending them out to the printer tomorrow. I'm excited to see how the book does. I may offer some prints to go along with this coloring book. I haven't decided yet. Here is a sneak peek at the cover.