Thursday, December 13, 2007


A few more covers colored by me and illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith

This was a double issue of Archer & Armstrong and The Eternal Warrior

And this was the cover to second issue of the Magnus Robot Fighter/Predator crossover with Dark Horse.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


A few months after graduating from the Kubert school in 1991 I started working at VALIANT COMICS. They'd only been around for a year or so, just starting to produce super-hero comics after doing comics featuring Nintendo characters and WWF wrestlers. I started out as a colorist, working with talented people like Jorge Gonzalez, Maria Beccari, Jade Moede, Mark Csaszar and Mike Cavallero. This was before computer coloring, so we did it all by hand (using Doc Martin dyes) and the pages were produced from the original color artwork. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun. The deadlines were insane and we lived at the office, often sleeping there to get the books out on time. We also had a lot of laughs (Anything is funny when it's 4am and you're sleep deprived.) We were all just young kids who loved comics and were excited to be working in the business. We all got along very well and there was a sense of camaraderie that I've never felt anywhere since. Anyway, here's some Valiant covers colored by me. This first batch of Archer & Armstrong covers were illustrated by the great artist (and great guy) Barry Windsor-Smith.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Growning up, every year around my birthday, my Mom would ask me what I wanted to do. She aready knew the answer. "Disneyland!" I couldn't tell you how many times I've been there. These are photos from a visit in September of 1978. In the first picture, that's me in the middle and in the second I'm with my cousin Monica and my pal, King Louis.
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


This is a Mad Magazine-like parody of "Diff'rent Strokes" I did at the Kubert School. I'm guessing 2nd year, mainly because it seems rushed and I rushed a lot of stuff 2nd year. 1st year was surviving my new surroundings and getting through, 2nd year was a shit load of work and off-campus play. 3rd year was trying to actually get a job. Anyway, click for a readable version, it's kinda funny...
ALSO- Did some updates on WWW.GHOSTPIMP.COM Check it out!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Operation: S.M.U.G.G.L.E. Pt.2

Pages 4-6 of pencils for Operation S.M.U.G.G.L.E. that will appear in DC Comics CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


This is the final colored cover to DC Comics Cartoon Network Action Pack #21. I pencilled it and The Iguana inked it. Did we have anything to do with the coloring? HELL NO!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Back in the Day Pt 3...

The Champions were not the only caracters I made comics of when I was a kid. These are three of my other "creations" I drew way back when that only lasted about an issue apiece.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Operation: S.M.U.G.G.L.E.

The first three pages of my pencils for the new Kids Next Door comic appearing the DC Comics' CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK. You can click for a larger view.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Operation: S.T.A.T.I.C. Pt.2

This is my finished cover for DC Comics' Cartoon Network Action Pack, inked by the one and only Iguana.And here's the final pencilled pages 5-8...

Monday, September 24, 2007

My Band

Yesterday, my cousin commented on how many people in animation claim to play a musical instrument or are in some band or another. I laughed and told her not me...but that's a big lie.
Over ten years ago, I was the lead singer in a band called The Sexual Chocolates. We were pretty good (Cee-Lo had nothin' on me) and played gigs around NYC. Unfortunatly, I blew out my voice just as we were about to recorded our first album and we broke up soon after. That's when I started a new career in animation.
I'll never sing again, but I don't miss my time in music; I get just as much joy being unemployed or drawing pictures for very little pay. But sometimes I think back to those days and remember what a gift my voice would have been to the world...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Louis Darling

Anyone who grew up in the 70's probably knows about the books of Beverly Cleary, especially stuff like Ramona The Pest and Runaway Ralph. But the thing I loved and still love about those books was the art of Louis Darling. While trying to do a bit web reserch on the guy, I was amazed at how little information I could find. I'd consider him a big influence as far as my artwork goes.
His stuff always had a sense of movement and fun.
I was always impressed by how simple yet detailed his art was.
And his expressions could not be beat.

It's sad that publishers are replacing Darling's artwork with new "modern" art to keep the book up to date. They're missing the point. The thing I loved about the books were their sense of nostagia. Even as a kid reading them in the 1970's, I knew they where about a time and a place long gone. But I didn't mind, and I doubt kids today would either.