Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Topnif homecoming

Thanks to all who scored that ticket to ride down the long and winding road of San Diego Comic Con 2009. I had an extraordinary convention, filled with laughs and friends and prospects of projects to come. There's some incredibly exciting things on the horizon so watch the blog for details. In the meantime, enjoy some of the blobs of paint that fell off of my brushes and onto pieces of art board as the week progressed, and some photos of the shenanigans, too. Special thanks and love to Allen Spiegel, Ronnie, Scott, and Emily Zoback, Ronnie del Carmen, Enrico Casarosa, Jeff Pidgeon, Anita Coulter, Michelle Coulter, Don Shank, Ted Mathot, Derek Thompson, Dave McKean, David Saylor, Sheila Keenan, Kent Williams, David Mack, Scotty Campbell, Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston and his girl Erin, my partner in crime Chris Pitzer, The Duartes, the Laudieros, and my wonderful family...

the RED WINDOW booth, featuring me, Ronnie, Enrico, Don, Jeff, Anita, and Michelle

Working away. This is a fun week, but work, nonetheless, at times...still, you gotta love a job like this.

Ronnie at work...always like watching a miracle unfold.

Kent Williams, me, Dave McKean, Jim Steranko, Barron Storey, Allen Spiegel, Bryan Talbot, David Mack at the Spiegel booth.

My son's first artistic offering, priced reasonably at $25,000.

Winding down with good pal Scott Zoback.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I'm off to see friends old and new at the biggest nerdfest in the galaxy...follow the adventures on TWITTER! I'll try to post the fun bits as they come and post any fun pictures on TWITPIC.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Here's us, and some of our friends:
RED WINDOW INC. (Scott Morse, Ronnie del Carmen, Jeff Pidgeon, and Enrico Casarosa) 4800
Allen Spiegel Fine Arts (Dave McKean, Kent Williams, J Muth) 4700
Ted Mathot and Derek Thompson 1215
Bobby Rubio/Alcatraz High 1943
Jamie Baker/Rhode Montijo 1329
What Is Torch Tiger? 2302
Jill Thompson/ Brian Wood/ Cliff Chiang 1322
Mike Mignola 4901
Jeff Smith 2109
Fleet Street Scandal 1316
Samuel Hiti/ La Luz Comics 1831
Jim Mahfood EE05
Mike Huddleston EE06
Conduct Happiness 4830
Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls (Lauren Faust and Craig McCracken) 4834

You'll spot out booth easy with new banners on display. Monster Media in Riverside, CA did a FANTATIC job, and they're INCREDIBLY affordable.

We're down to five copies left of the SEX AND SCIENCE LIMITED EDITION...if you're looking to order one and are on the fence, now's the time, I think. Again, $60, painting by me, signatures by me, Don Shank, and POSSIBLY (more than likely) Lou Romano and Nate Wragg. We're working out how to get everyone's signatures on the books. So there you go. Drop a line at crazymorse*at*sbcglobal*dot*net! There's variations on two designs, depicted above and below. It's random which one you'll get...

Also, I've got a VERY small batch of X*POSITION t-shirts. This is my rock band who performed at the recent PIXARPALOOZA. It's a black logo on a white, soft (but not AMERICAN APPAREL style) t-shirt. I've got one small, one large, and some XL and XXL. $20 at the con.

Again, drop a line if you're looking for specific art...I might be able to hook you up...

More soon!

Thursday, July 09, 2009


Mainly just an update with some pics of actual items...STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY #1 and #2 are in and they turned out AMAZING. A great printer called Hatcher Press, Inc. hooked me up...the same guys that did THE TOTORO FOREST PROJECT and Ronnie's AND THERE YOU ARE volumes. These are stapled books, but squared and printed on extremely nice paper stock, very sturdy and meaty, and I love them. I think you will too, especially since there's only 50 of each available to the public! You'll get both books and two pieces of original art if you score a set at San Diego, again, $50.

Also, I received copies of LE SKETCH, a small run accordian-style art "book" that will be available soon from very select outlets. You won't be able to get it from me, I'm afraid, but I'll have a few to show at the con if you stop by. I believe, if you can find them, they're absolutely free.

Oh, I will indeed be taking commissions at San Diego again, painted, 8"x10", $100 each, anything you want, just bring reference. These will be black and white on a pre-textured board. You can scroll through old posts to see how they typically turn out...see the EMERALD CITY post, for example. Besides this, there'll be other art available, and maybe even an ukulele or two.

More soon!

Sunday, July 05, 2009


It's that time, friends! San Diego Comic Con is mere days away and we'll be holding down the fort at Booth 4800 with colleagues Jeff Pidgeon, Ronnie del Carmen, and Enrico Casarosa (Bill Presing will be awol this year due to his nuptual celebration). We'll have plenty of love on hand, including:

*STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY #1 and #2! We'll have these books LIMITED TO 50 COPIES (and we won't be reprinting in this format), signed and numbered, first come, first served. These puppies are printed on high quality paper stock while retaining that traditional floppy comic feel of the 50's. And to top it off, each book comes with a RANDOM PANEL OF ORIGINAL ART FROM THE STORY IN QUESTION. So that's 2 books, 2 pieces of original art, signed and numbered. Sold only as a set of two. Any left-overs will be offered exclusively on the blog, but this is a San Diego exclusive for now. Hit me early, like preview night...these might go quick! $50/set

*the remaining few ANCIENT BOOK OF SEX AND SCIENCE copies (both regular($20) and limited($60)...though we're down to less than 10 limited!)

*Warehouse finds of fan favorite books: SMACK DAB, and LITTLEGREYMAN ($5 each)!

*ORIGINAL ART, framed, from SEX AND SCIENCE. Go check out the NUCLEUS site for pics, but disregard those prices...we'll be blowing them out for MUCH less (Like in the $100-$150 range).

*Other art, including TIGER!TIGER!TIGER!...and if there's something you've been on the look out for and you think I might still have it, drop a line and ask.

*And of course, copies of TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! ($15), NOTES OVER YONDER ($10), NOBLE BOY ($5), and SCRAP METTLE ($30) Discounts on site for multiple purchases, of course.

*Plus more suprises! Stay tuned!