Sunday, February 9, 2014


Hey there sports fans, Al here with the latest:
HOP THRU THE HEART is only a mere week away!  And as look at the beginning of my inventory I will have a total of 29 pieces this time around!  That is a huge jump from the 17 I had at the ONE MAN SHOW last year at the Slingshot in October.  
The biggest difference is that a majority of this shows work is that a bunch of the images are not framed.  Mainly just the color pieces are unframed.  The 8"x8" 's.
Some of the color work is reworked images that I had done in scratchboard that I loved and wanted to see if I could make them translate to a color medium so today being my only real day off is the biggest push of all varnishing pieces in the kitchen with a hairdryer to make the curing time speed up.  
Outside of N.W.I.P.A.

There is a bit more that you can check out at this spot for details for HOP THRU THE HEART.

An overview of the work for the HOP THRU THE HEART show
coming up this next week.

Things have been pretty good and can't complain.  But there was a interesting little bit earlier this week as I found out that a commssion that I had done for Lazy Bones Studios "Anne Frankenstein" not only made it into a new portfolio ( I have the first one) they had just published and it looks like I also got the cover as well.  SWEET!  That is one helluva feather in the artistic cap.

You can check that out here for details.  

Anne Frankenstein Copyright 2014 Lazy Bones Studios

Two of the new 16"X20" scratchboards
for the HOP THRU THE HEART Show 

That is one helluva feather in the artistic cap.
You can check that out here for details.  
So if you're looking for a cool portfolio to buy and add to your collection- here you go.

Long over due TRIBUTE piece for my friend Ty Wakefeild and his comic character Captain Cure.  This was a hard one for me to do because I wanted to make sure that I captured the look and feel of him and show him as vibrant and strong as his creator was with his fight with cancer.  
Hopefully there will be more with this character in the future to show kids that they too can fight the good fight even when they are down.
So here's you Ty.

Captain Cure TRIBUTE
"Captain Cure" 2014 Copyright Ty Wakefeild
and Alternative Reality Comics.
Johnny Vega, Corpse Cop and Corrax the Seeker
2014 Copyright Alan Bennett and BBVA 
I had been approched by one the owners of N.W.I.P.A. to be their goto guy for designing their special events posters.  For me that is almost like a regular art job!  Pretty cool if you ask me. 
It could turn into full time gig BUT that's just me hoping for that to happen.

   If your wanting to look at some of the older blog for Black Box Comix you can check them out here. Black Box Comix Blog.
There is also Twitter to follow and Tumbler The Other Scratchpad   as well 
Or if you're interested in purchasing something that catches your eye  check out here on the Big Cartel web site.  Big Cartel.
And of course is always the backlog of comics here at Indyplanet.

And that is it for the kid and I am out of here.

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