March 30th, 2006
at Emerald City Comicon
of the project I'll be premiering at the Emerald
City Comicon (April 1-2) is the trading
card game XEKO for
which I created the majority
of the illustrations (with additional art from
Dean Yeagle, Edward Pun and Travis Kotzebue). I'll
be posting some art samples in the coming weeks
its official release in May. In the meantime,
come by our booth, get a preview, and be the first
to own it! Here's a 5' x 3' banner I just created
for our booth:
here for larger view.
March 24th, 2006
want to let everyone know that ZED
#7 is soliciting
in the April issue of Diamond's
It's on page 293 under Gagne International Press. Please
let your comics retailer know about it and
to order a bunch. ZED
#5 and #6 as
Vol. 1 (compiling the first four
issues) are still available from Diamond.
the ordering numbers:
ZED #5 - FEB052857
#6 - APR052910
Volume 1 SC - STAR17110
Volume 1 HC - STAR17109
Volume 3 is also soliciting on page
accompanied by a full-page ad on page
267. I contributed
28-page story for it which I'm very proud
of. The whole book is absolutely fantastic so make
sure you let your comics retailer know about
this one as well.
March 21st, 2006
is 5 years old!
can't believe it's
already been 5 years since I started this website.
site has been through many incarnations, as I constantly
learn new ways of improving it.
Looking at the archives, I'm amazed at how primitive
and utterly unappealing it looked when
out my first entries. You're probably
wondering why there was no pictures with
the text. The reason is simple: I didn't know how
them! That's how minimal
my technical knowledge was at the time.
I've come a long way.
here to see the original
homepage (the news page
and homepage used to be two seperate entities.
I decided to combine both in April
March 18th, 2006
Clip for NBA Score Board
a big chunk of 2005, I was involved in designing
a trading card game called XEKO (which
will officially premiere in May).
I created the majority of the card illustrations,
as well as designing several of the games components
(icons, borders, box and packaging elements, etc...).
I just received some advance copies and
couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I could create
a 7-second animation loop (featuring
one of the Xeko character I designed) for the
score board at the March 19th, NBA's The
Cavalier vs The
Lakers game. The idea
is to promote the XEKO game as well
the crowd pumped up as the little character bops
up and down during breaks and commercials. I took
on the task and immediately contacted Flash
animator Mike Hogue (Insanely Twisted Shadow
help me create the piece.
clip is silent so different
music can be played over it (that's the way
they wanted it).
here to view the movie.
here to visit the official XEKO website.
March 15th, 2006
reception: Saturday, March 18, 2006 (7pm-11pm)
here for more information.
March 8th, 2006
Numbers makes Bud Plant's bestseller list!
perusing through the new Bud Plant catalog, I was
delighted to see that one of my books made the 2005
Bestseller List. Odd
Numbers ranked #8 in the "Children's Books
and Illustration" category.
Plant has a wonderful printed catalog that caters
to art/comic/illustration enthusiasts. Bud reviews
each item with expertise. I love his catalog. Check
out his equally excellent website!
a side note: I designed the illustration on Bud
Plant's mailing envellope a few months ago. You
can view it here.
March 5th, 2006
a two-man gallery show I'm putting together with
my pal Andrew Scott. We're planning the show for
later this year or maybe early next year. I'll
keep you posted. Click
here to check it out!
March 4th, 2006
few days ago, I lectured to a bunch of enthusiastic
students at the Oak Harbor High School. A few hours
later, I received this email from Henry Aesoph
who "shadowed" me a couple of years ago):
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006
it's Henry Aesoph
Thanks for coming to the school- it was great to
see you and all your stuff again, and I think all
the other kids loved it! I was just wondering- we
found a little one - page comic in one of the binders
that we all loved- I think it was "hideous pet
tricks" Do you have this on your computer? because
if you do it would be great if you could email us
a copy. See you at comiccon!
you had fun Henry! Well, I did some digging and
unearthed the sick little gem (originally created
for Animation Blast magazine #8). Click
here to read but beware, it's not for the faint
of heart ;)
March 3rd, 2006
are two pieces I created for Gallery
1988's upcoming "I
am 8-Bit" show.
for larger view.
here for larger view.
March 1st, 2006
logo I designed at the age of 9.
friend of my mine, whom I haven't seen in nearly
30 years, sent me a bunch of pictures from the
small town where I grew up: St-Félicien,
Photo: Jean Guillaume
the pictures was a sign for a lady's store which
used to be owned by my mother in the mid 70s. It
was fun to see that the logo I designed so long
ago (at the age of nine) is still being used. It
was my first commision, sort of.