Can we email you at your ghostco email regarding purchasing originals?
Absolutely. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com for any inquires about prints or originals.
You are also welcome to email me at my normal email at firstname.lastname@example.org as well, but emails that are not from clients or Party City coupons for children’s Halloween costumes have a habit of getting lost in the shuffle.
So as mentioned previously, I am working on putting together a new shop to sell originals and silk-screened prints. Not only do I have some new silk-screened prints that are going to be available from earlier projects, I am also looking into doing limited runs of work I make specifically for silk-screening.
However, selling originals has always been a little iffy for me. When I have offered them in the past, I have not received a whole lot of response. Which has always seemed very odd to me, considering I personally would prefer to own an original for $100 than buy a print for $50. But hey, that might be just me.
But I was wondering; are there any originals that people are particularly interested in? I am looking to sell both personal work as well as some of my better commercial work both new and very very old. And while a good chunk of my newer stuff is almost entirely digital, I literally have a 5-drawer flat file of work looking to go to good homes. But the problem is; my idea of what of my work is good and everyone else’s idea seems to be very different.
So, if there is anything anyone is particularly interested in, please free free to message me on here with your requests. Obviously I won’t be able to make everybody happy, but hopefully I can get some work on some of your walls.
And while I can’t sell originals of digital pieces, I am also looking to update my Thumbtack inventory. So if there are any requests there, I would love to hear them.
I recently did an interview with Zach Tutor from Supersonic Electronic. Zach is a great dude, and doing this interview was an absolute pleasure. It’s not everyday that I get to talk about zombie bones in a professional interview!
To my friends and colleagues in Boston; my heart and thoughts are with you today. My sincerest hope that you and your families are safe.
I initially attempted to write a group email to all of my friends and people that I have worked with over the years that are in Boston. But I have worked with so many wonderful people that have lived and worked in Boston that tracking down everyone’s email had become overwhelming.
I hope that somehow this message is able to reach you.
Fifteen years ago TODAY, Image Comics released Channel Zero #1. I was working at a dot com job and bought a copy for myself at the now-defunct Cosmic Comics on 23rd St. Warren Ellis emailed me to say he liked it (kicking off a long friendship and the long start of him helping me throughout my…
And fifteen years ago today, a comic book fell into my hands that would change my life forever. A book that would allow me to realize what comics could actually be. A book that ultimately gave me the motivation and confidence to look at illustration and comics as a serious career and life path. A book that allowed me to become the person I am today.
I was fourteen years old fifteen years ago when I sent Brian a fan letter asking his advice on choosing art and comics as a career. With more compassion, patience, and honesty then I could ever muster Brian’s response was a pivotal moment in my life. And in ways that even I will never be able to understand, he saved my life.
No words could ever truly describe how thankful I am to both this book and Brian Wood. Throughout the years he has been both a mentor and friend to me, and nothing I could ever do could properly show my true appreciation for this man and the incredible stories that he creates.
So here is to fifteen years of drawing my fingers down to the bone. Fifteen years of breaking my own heart for the shear sake of putting it down on paper. Fifteen years of never looking back and never regretting. Fifteen years of falling in love with comics over and over again.
After a rather normal (for us) conversation between myself and the tiny but mighty Becky Cloonan yesterday about Superman, hiding vaginas in line work, and “art stars” I was reminded of the fact that I am in some way a member of this bizarre illustrator/comic artist community albeit not a particularly active one.
I think it has to do with the fact that I went to a school that not a lot of illustrators came out of, that I live in Chicago which is a rather unfriendly city for illustrators, I don’t share a studio, my social anxiety would send me into anaphylactic fits if I were to ever step foot inside a con, and that for the most part I isolate myself and don’t communicate with many other artists. I think that this is something I should probably rectify, so that the next time I send an email out to Matt Taylor asking for Adobe Illustrator advice I don’t feel like a complete creeper.
And along those same lines, did you know that a lot of artists much more talented and interesting than myself like Ming Doyle, Brian Ewing, Mike Mitchell and a handful of others follow this blog? Until just the other day, I certainly didn’t. Color me unbelievably flattered.
This seems to have become an issue as of late. I suppose people think that my work only revolves around in this miserable Tumblr bubble.
You can purchase a wide selection of prints of my work through Thumbtack Press. There is also a handful of silkscreened prints for sale through the shop on my website. I may also give selling originals though my shop another try in the near future.