Thursday, June 28, 2012

Workshop SF 2012

It's time for the next Massive Black Workshop in San Francisco!  Massive Black, The Safehouse Atelier, Steambot Studios, SixMoreVodka, and a number of other notable Entertainment Art Industry professionals will be instructing at the workshop in San Francisco August 9th through August 12th.  This event is sponsored by my alma mater, The Academy of Art University, and will be taking place downtown at the AAU Powell Street building, the same building I spent my years studying illustration.  I highly recommend these types of workshops to anyone serious about working as an artist in the entertainment industry.  Not only will you get a chance to listen to talks and watch demos by a large number of industry professionals, but the attendees are often working professionals and art directors as well.  As an added plus, there is always the one on one portfolio reviews at the end of the event.  This is more than just a great networking opportunity - you will be surrounded by people with similar mindsets and passions, a situation that is very rare and very inspiring.

If you act fast, there is an Early Bird Special running on the tickets, but it ends June 30th!

Hope to see some of you there!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Zombie Playground on Kickstarter!

Zombie Playground has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. The campaign will run from May 22nd until June 26th, 6:00pm EDT. This funding campaign will ultimately determine the fate of Zombie Playground, so we humbly ask for your support.

For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, it is a crowd funding website designed to give consumers the opportunity to fund projects that they want, instead of waiting and hoping that large companies do the same.  So many great ideas are squashed because financial investers don’t believe that they will sell to the masses, so Kickstarter gives up and coming groups the chance to prove them wrong. Funding for large projects requires large sums of money. Large sums of money usually comes with a lot of strings attached, which makes it difficult for small teams to stay true to their initial ideas. However, if we are able to fund Zombie Playground from contributions from fans, we won’t have the normal strings attached that usually comes from working with big name publishers. For more info on Kickstarter and the Zombie Playground Kickstarter campaign, head here:

Zombie Playground on Kickstarter

Zombie Playground Prints

Don't forget, prints of Zombie Playground are available. You can order them from inPRNT.

 Here is a direct link to the print.

Thanks for your support!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Zombie Playground the Game!

Exciting times! Over here at Massive Black Inc, we've been working on a video game based on my Zombie Playground image. We will be launching a Kickstarter campaign soon to secure funding to really get the ball rolling. Anyone for a game of kids vs zombies? Spread the word - we need all the support we can get!

Zombie Playground on Facebook
Twitter:  @playzombiegame (#ZPG)
Official site coming soon!

Book Covers Update

Here are some of the latest book covers that have been released that I haven't gotten around to posting yet.

King of Thorns
by Mark Lawrence

False Covenant
by Ari Marmell

Sterling Squadron
by Eric Nylund 

Keeper of the Lost Cities
by Shannon Messenger

Pegasus and the Flame
by Kate O'Hearn

by Philippa Ballantine

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Overdue Magic: The Gathering Update

Overdue for a Magic: The Gathering card update.  Here are the cards that I illustrated for the Innistrad and Avacyn Restored expansions.  Click to enlarge.

Angelic Overseer


Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Bloodline Keeper

Lord of Lineage

Fires of Undeath

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Gryff Vanguard

Silverblade Paladin

Strangleroot Geist

Thraben Valiant