Friday, December 23, 2005
hey all, here's my Holiday card. I try to do a new one each year. It's nice to now hear that some people hold onto each card and now have a collection of Quinn originals. I have no clue what this image is even supposed to be. enjoy and happy holidays!
Monday, December 19, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
I did a ton of sketches at the Big Apple Con two weekends ago. There is a great site to check out http://www.comicartfans.com that provides a search engine of images. Type in my name to see some other sketches I did at that show. Thanks to all that went through the trouble of scanning my sketches, and certainly thank you for requesting a sketch from me in the first place.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
The spot illos below are from a little chapbook I am trying to finish in time for the show. Filled with characters from comics and movies that I enjoy. I may actually be able to sell a few! sorry, no Wolverine drawings though.
hope to see some of you at the show!
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
something I just did in my "samurai" sketchbook. The sketchbook is there for me to work out certain ideas for my next graphic novel project. It is especially useful when I have to draw traditional japanese wardrobe or instruments such as the shamisen.
I used a "water" brush from japan. It is actually a kid's toy that I discovered a few years ago. I put ink in it instead of water (you're supposed to rub the brush with water loaded in the synthetic bristols into water color tablets) and use that in sketchbooks. it is actually a pretty unreliable tool for drawing, even sketches, but I have managed to do some fun stuff with them over the years. I also used a Pigma Brush for the details. These brush pens are nice, but the tip gets beat to hell real fast, especially on your typical sketchbook paper stock.
Friday, October 07, 2005
when I do conventions, I try to come up with a little something to sell at the shows. I did a few "ashcan" books in the past, most of which I still have. I decided to do a comic book for the Wizard Philly show this past Summer. The cover for that book is up above. Didn't sell many of those either, but at least it's something cool to hand out to editors and other creators when I do shows. If you are interested in my self-published offerings, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 03, 2005
hey all, an illustration originally completed for Weird TX, a book coming out from Barnes & Noble soon. This one was turned down for another image that showed a few more indians and an old guy with one of those metal detectors combing a beachfront. I dig this one so I wanted to share it with you all.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
one of three illustrations I did for posters that were used by a theater in northern New Jersey earlier this year. It was for their season of plays, none of which I had a chance to see. The money for the illustrations was good, but man oh man, just another example of why I wish I had more control of the actual design of a finished product. the posters and theater books they sent to me were awful!
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
another post already? sure, why not...
This is an illustration I did for the upcoming Weird NY hardcover book to be released by Barnes & Noble. I think I will be in a total of five or six hardcover books put out by B& N in association with the Weird NJ/US team. The books are great reads, and the magazine "Weird NJ" is as good as ever.
It's been way too long, almost a month since I posted last. The positive side of that is that I am incredibly busy. Way too many things going on and even more on the way. Anyway, here is something from my latest sketchbook. I am keeping smaller sketchbooks and doing them by subject. I tend to lose interest in a sketchbook about halfway through and go buy another one. so, with these nifty college-style books, that are pretty thin and 8' x 11.5" in dimension, I can go through them relatively fast, and keep the interest level high.
The sketch is from a solo-project I am working on. It involves samurais and demons. This demon came out looking way too much like DC Comic's very own "Demon."
Monday, August 29, 2005
I just began writing a one-shot book that I hope to shop to one of the alternative comic companies soon after "Blood River" hits the stores in early December (it was pushed back a month by Image Comics).
I have been addicted to samurai movies this past year, especially the "Zatoichi" series that ran for many years in Japan in the theaters as well as tv.
Based on my viewing habits I have come up with a story involving a samurai (well, actually a ronin) whom is mixed up with the demonic world. I hope to have it run either 48 or 52 pages in black & white. I will keep you all posted on my progress. To start things off, here is an image from my new sketchbook that is dedicated to the page layouts and design of the book.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
I went into my local supermarket to pick up juice and watermellon for breakfast and made my way past the magazine section. the seasonal aisle is located nearby and it stopped me in my tracks... Halloween? literally two weeks worth of back-to-school crap was put out and now... Halloween? whew! I guess Christmas starts Labor Day this year. to add to the confusion, here is a cover I did for my newspaper's entertainment tabloid two years ago for, you guessed it, Halloween. Oh, and a scary photo of me that illustrated an article written about me in that same issue. Last time I had my hair cut.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
some images from Weird NJ. I actually have not done anything for the magazine in over a year. Mark & Mark (the publishers) have kept me busy with their line of hardcover books published by Barnes & Noble. I can be found in the Weird NJ, Weird US, Weird Illinois, Weird Texas, Weird New England, and Weird New York hardcovers.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I'm planning to do the Chiller Theatre convention this October as a guest at the Poker Industry tables (http://www.pokerindustries.com). I will probably do the Big Apple Con in Manhattan in November as well. Here are some examples of brush and marker sketches that I do for a small fee (I think $20 was my going rate at the Wizard Philly show where these came from). It's challenging to do stuff on the spot like this, and I usually get really odd requests; stuff I'm not used to drawing day to day.
while I worked on my graphic novel, "Blood River," I began to receive offers from friends in the industry to do pinups for their books. I have had the great fortune to have contributed images to NYC Mech written by Ivan Brandon, Miles Gunter, and illustrated by Andy MacDonald. I did a piece for "The Wicked West" a original graphic novel written by Robert Tinnell and Todd Livingston, and illustrated by Neil Vokes. Actually, I worked on a prose short story for that one, providing several illustrations for what is supposed to read like a penny dreadful. I did a pinup for Mike Oeming and Bryan Glass's "86 Volts" (pictured above) and have another one ready to run in Mike's upcoming "Hammer of the Gods" trade collection. oh, and I did a Marquis pinup for Guy Davis's amazing series from Oni Press. Not sure when that is coming out.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
hey all, my brother, John, just started an art blog here, so I jumped on board as well. check his blog out here:
when I get calls from some poor kid at Rutgers getting their degree in art, and they are trying to raise money for them, I am forced to tell them of my experiences there over 15 years ago. I had fun there but I didn't learn much about the "real world" of art and illustration. I thank god every so often that John is my older brother. Just look at that stuff on his blog.
anyway, I managed to carve something of a career for myself. Those of you that have purchased Weird NJ or now the Weird US books from Barnes & Noble have most likely seen my work already. I'm now involved with comics. Image Comics is releasing my first graphic novel "Blood River" that was created and written by comic phenom, Michael Avon Oeming, and co-penned by the very talented, Daniel Berman. This book is coming out in early November (cross fingers). here's the cover colored by the amazing, Nick Filardi. I ever get a color book, I'm kidnapping this guy and not letting him go until my book is completely brought to life by his color!
old bridge, nj august 20, 2004