Friday, November 05, 2010

What I do at work

This week, MATER'S TALL TALES was released on DVD and Blu Ray. Now, normally I'm not a huge shill for my day job, but this disc is something kind of special for me. These shorts were amazingly fun to work on. Even more unique, for me, are the bonus features. You'll find "Unmade Tales" in the special features section, and if you're brave enough to click on BACKWARDS TO THE FORWARDS, you'll Pitching storyboards for an unmade short. It's a rare look at what actual working storyboards at Pixar kind of look like. This whole "Unmade Tales" section is a rare look at board artists pitching, too. If "story" is something you're hoping to get into eventually, it's a nice thing to check out, just as a heads-up on how we do it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An owl for Ghana

10"x10", cell vinyl on wood

Art Blocks for Ghana is a pretty great charity being organized to help build a home for orphaned children in Ghana. The art goes up on eBay in March, 2011.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Comic Debuts

Here it is. The unveiling of the two most ground-breaking pieces of sequential art fiction to hit the comics world EVER. Feast your eyes on two limited edition mini-comics by my son Finn (5) and his cousin Logan (7). These books are incredible first endeavors in comics storytelling, translated and embellished in VERY few places by me, the freelance designer.

Finn's book is untitled (I'll check with him on that), but features the adventures of a modified Shaggy and Scooby, much kinder and altruistic than the mystery-solvers you've all grown to know Finn's rendition was completed in one slam-bam sitting on a bright Sunday morning. The T-Rex and fire truck on the cover are not indicative of the contents, but man, LOOK at that T-REX! There may be a few prints of that puppy available as well. I'll check with the artist.

Logan's epic is entitled MISSIN TO MARS. Yeah, it's supposed to be "Mission", I'm pretty sure, but it's way cuter keeping his logo design aesthetic intact. The story is a quick adventure through space, featuring strange creatures and special effects. You know you want it.

$1 each, or more if you're feeling the love. They'll be available at APE this weekend, booth 330, while supplies last. Finn may be in attendance on Sunday...he might sign your book, but don't hold your breath.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Yep, I'll be at the Lucca Comics and Games Festival later this month, sitting with the fine people at BAO PUBLISHING, the Italian home of TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! In honor of that, here's a sneak at a possible cover for TIGER!2...

Friday, October 08, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CRITERION posters for ATP!

I've painted two posters for the cinema section of the ATP Festival, 03 Sep 2010 to 05 Sep 2010, Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello, New York, USA.

The cinema section is being curated by the incredible CRITERION folks, with film selections by Jim Jarmusch. My two posters are for Jacques Becker's Touchez pas au grisbi and Jules Dassin's BRUTE FORCE. Criterion designer Eric Skillman knocked the final designs out of the park, taking my paintings and emulating old EC and DC covers. Other comics artists will be filling out the poster roster, including buddies Scott Campbell and Matt Kindt. Tickets are still available, I believe, if you're planning on being in the area.

For years, it's been a dream of mine to work with the CRITERION folks. Absolute fun.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Support the CBLDF! LIBERTY COMICS 2010!

I'll be contributing an all-new 4 page short to Image's LIBERTY COMICS 2010, an anthology of goodies by luminaries like Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson, Brian Azzarello, and Paul Pope! And plenty more! My story is an adaptation of the Greek myth's a sneak:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Final issue covers, first look! All answers REVEALED! It's all about issue 6, folks...coming in December from our friends at IDW!

Monday, July 12, 2010


I'm pleased to offer another exclusive small run item for San Diego this year: A set of 8 lobby cards, custom printed on high quality fine art paper and delivered in a film canister. These are incredibly small run, but offered at two sizes:

8 prints at approximately 4" x 5.25"
delivered in a hand-marked canister Approximately 7" in diameter
edition of 10
Plus an additional large size print of one of the cards (on 13"x 19" paper)

8 prints at approximately 3" x 4"
delivered in a hand-marked canister Approximately 5" in diameter
edition of 10

Please e-mail me at crazymorse*at*sbcglobal*dot*net if you'd like to reserve one of these. Available first at Comic Con. Any remaining stock will become available the week after the con right here on the blog.


Commissions will be done in full color this year on cold press Aquareller Arches watercolor paper. These will be offered at $150, an subject matter. Please bring reference if you want something crazy! Prints of other popular paintings will also be available in a small range of sizes. Please drop me a line if there's an image you'd really like, and I'll make sure it's there for you.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


It's that time, folks! LIMITED EDITION time. First up, you'll get TWO new books, THE OLD RED TRUCK and TIGERS ON THE PROWL. Each book is 6 5/8 " x 10 1/4" of love, 16 pages a pop. THE OLD RED TRUCK is a solid comics story , autobiographical (har har) about my father and I restoring my 1951 Ford F1. This is a very personal story to me, something I've had constructed for awhile, and now's finally the time to present it to the masses. TIGERS ON THE PROWL is a different animal...each page features images of the world-famous tiger design from SOUTHPAW and TIGER!TIGER!TIGER! These are paintings from past gallery shows and exhibits, collected and seeing print for the first time.

In the tradition of past shows, these are extremely limited sets. 50 total. You'll get both books, signed and numbered, and some kind of original art, as well, more than likely a tiger painting, to sweeten the deal! How much, you ask? Same as last year's STRANGE SCIENCE FANTASY limited edition: $50 a set.

Offered to San Diego Comic Con goers first, and any sets remaining will be offered here on the blog. IF you're attending the show and plan to pick it up there, drop me an e-mail at crazymorse*at*sbcglobal*dot*net and I'll put your name down for a set. Again, if you're NOT attending, stand by for remaining sets after the con!

Here's some pages from THE OLD RED TRUCK:

Monday, June 21, 2010


Featuring THE FOOLISH FLING, a love-forsaken fool that's gone soft over a dame...this one's gonna be FUN. This is the November issue from IDW, both covers (regular and retailer incentive!)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

TIgers for Charlotte!

Charlotte, NC, that is, at HEROES CON! Swing by and buy 'em up!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Yes, friends and neighbors, I'll be attending HEROES CON in Charlotte, NC for the very first time! It's rare I make it out to that side of the country, so I hope to meet a bunch of you there. To whet your appetites, I'll be bringing a bunch of wares for sale, including some paintings, some of which you can see here. These guys will run around $100 a pop, and I'll also be doing commissions, anything you like (bring reference for tricky stuff, but alas, I'll NOT be painting PIXAR characters...sorry!). Commissions also will run $100 each.

I'll be sitting with AdHouse at BOOTH AA 35-37 (see the map!)

Hope to see you there!