Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wolverine & Jubilee # 1

I'm so very proud to let you know that the first issue of Wolverine and Jubilee is out now, and you can pick up a copy at your local comic book shoppe. As this is sort of big reunion for these two characters, we wanted to have something that really set the tone, and still payed homage to the two's original pairing. Here's some of the process behind it,

Wolverine and Jubilee # 1

Wolverine and Jubilee # 1 - Line

Wolverine and Jubilee # 1 - Sketches

Thanks to Jeanine and Jody for all the direction! Kathryn Immonen has done a wonderful job with the writing and Mr. Phil Noto's interior are just spectacular! You should definitely have a read! (Oh and pick up Uncanny X-Force too. It's ridiculous!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nu Yawk Nu Yawk

Holy Moley! What an amazing way to set off the new year!

Last week I traveled down to New York City with my main man Andrew.
I know it's something that's said by everyone who travels there, but it really is such an amazing city. I'm still on a bit of a high from the trip. The scale of the everything is what gets to me. Not only in the sense of size, but it's just such a huge place with so much room, you want to try and fill it with all your ambitions. And you can never out grow it either.  I think that's what leaves me with this great feeling...that and all the food, art, people, drinks, culture, etc.

This was the first time I'd been able to travel to NYC for work as well as for pleasure, which was a fantastic change of pace.

We were in town for the Society of Illustrators 53: Sequential and Uncommissioned Award gala, where I received a Silver Medal for my '&' piece.

I said it that night (in a very haphazard non-Denzel Washington style speech), but I just wanted to say it again be recognized for an award is incredible. But to be recognized for an award by my peers, is truly an honour. Thank you so much to the Society, the jury, and to all my fellow exhibitors. It was really humbling to have my work be apart of such an amazing show.

Here are some photos from our trip:

I hear he's a really 'sweet' guy...

High life on the High-line

Do U Niq Lo?
Not to get into this too much, but this place is seriously overwhelming we had to make two trips.

We were lucky enough to be able to visit the New Marvel head offices and grab lunch my AMAZING editors Jeanine and Jody. This really is the place where dreams come true! 

The wise and talented Victo Ngai...always the picture of grace and poise.

One of our lovely servers, Courtney, who spent the entire night tempting us with tasty treats.

A great time was had by all! We got to meet up with Martin, who also took home a very well deserved Silver Medal that night.

We spent out last day in NYC visiting Marty's studio in Brooklyn before heading out to his opening in Chelsea, and then onto the rest of the evenings 'frivolities'.

Thanks again to Martin, Billy, Matt, Jeanine, Jody and everyone who showed us so much hospitality through out our trip! And a HUGE thank you to Andrew for being just the raddest. You're a Prince, bro!

I'll post up the rest of the photos from the trip on my flickr in the next couple of days.

Thanks New York, we'll see you soon.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Nu Yeer

A new year. time for new fears. and cheers.

A bid farewell to twenty-ten. Thank you for all the incredible opportunity, and friendships that you brought. There aren't enough words to say it, and I will certainly forget someone if I try, but a thank you to all the AD's, galleries, clients, fellow artists, and bloggers for all the work, positivity, press and collaboration. Thank you to all the collectors who have supported my work this year. Whether you purchased a print, or a piece of original work. I am soo grateful for all your continued support. To all the fans of the Facebook page, Twitter, and Tumblr followers, I've had the pleasure of meeting many of you this year, and many have become friends, thank you all.

A special thanks to,

Simon Cole, Tessar Lo, Martha Chan, Laurent Ledru, Kim Wildenburg, Kalman Andrasofsvsky, C.B. Cebulski, Jeanine Schaefer, and Jody LeHeup.

You have all helped me continue to do what makes me happy. And that is a true gift.
Thank you.


This new year holds a lot of promise for us.
But not without it's share of hard work.

So be well, and do good.

Oh, and take a second, and grab a time piece at 11:11:11.