Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Hey there sports fans, Al here with the latest:

The show has come down and it was a slightly sad sight as the walls looked blank for the next artist to come in.
I have no idea what quality of work they will bring to the table But I can only imagine that it will be good.  Jackson, Dan and Zoe usually pick good artwork to go up.

It had a good run and I was overly happy at the turn out for the show.  And again I can't say enough about you guys who came to show your support of this artist.  Thank you again!

 I had a wonderful time and it looked like everyone who did show up did as well.
I look forward to another hopefully next year - with new pieces to show off.

As per usual which is always fine by me is the fact the show (or at least parts of it) will be moving to a new location with a week and half after the Hop comes down.
The show will move to a smaller place called "My Brother's Crawfish" - a Cajun style restaurant not to far from home.  So this is a different kind of venue for me but I think it will be fun.
It's good to have friends with connections.  Its always kinda of nerve racking when you begin to deal with a new venue it which to show your work and with people you have never met before.  Your only contact is through texting.
But the artwork will go up.  And if I am lucky I'll be able to finish off a new piece that might work -like "The Last Kiss of Richard Parker".  That's the idea anyway.

They come  in all shapes and sizes but one of the more interesting ones is doing a commission that is only 5"x7" .  Last week I was contracted to start working on a piece that featured a friend's  son as a medieval nomadic warrior.  This harkens back to the days when I was playing DnD and illustrating images for my friends at the table of their characters.  The first of the three thumbnails I have done and should have the other two done soon.
The Best part about this was the fact that I was paid up front about this so there is no question whether or not it will get done.
I should mention that I do commissions. It usually depends size, complexity of the piece, varnished and framed.  I.E. Gilrandree Commission 11"x14" varnished, one subject, no frame- $175.00  Usually half down and half on completion of project.  Easiest way for payments is through Paypal  using my email address blackboxcomix@yahoo.com.
If you are curious about it please email me at blackboxcomix@yahoo.com

Without Color it looks a little funny,
I think he'll be in color- for the cover.
I am within striking distance of finishing off the "Inhuman Torch" story line.  This makes me very happy as I have yet to letter and then hand off to my friend Paula (whom had edited the Arctic Wolf story) is back for editing.  
There are a few artistic changes that need to be made before anything else of course until I'm happy with what I see on screen.  
There are a few more panels to complete and then it's off to the races!

Now I haven't chimed in on this for a while because gallery shows and Corpse Cop had taken center stage for the last year and this always seems to be on again off again project.  I would like to finish this project and leave this as my crowning comic project and say "adios" so I can fully pay attention to the commissions and gallery work and prints.

But if you wanta play catch up check out this link for the one CC's first adventures here.

Nothing as yet irked me yet... but you never know.

Actual film work being done for webcast show called the Velvet Coffin.  Initally I had been brought into the production as story board artist but as continued my association with production I began to wear many different hats.- as story boardist, screenwriter, producer,  props, assassiant director, assassiant camra man and a zombie extra, second unit camera man, assistant director, producer guy.
There have been many changes and developments and tweeks since I started working on this project but have put my best foot forward to make it happen.  The direction of the of project has changed from a straight parody of shows that were influencing such as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The old Bob Wilkins Creature Features. 
But as with all small productions things are a chagin'.  With what was a simple parody has changed to a much darker and brooding show.  For me that was actually a HUGE relief.  A carbon copy (which I don't even think that make anymore come to think about it) of these other shows just showed a lack of originality within the production and now with a large chance in direction of the shows premise I could actually flex my artistic creative muscels of what I know suspense (from watching old black and white tv shows), lighting and mood setting to both the script and set tech.
Fun stuff.  
More of this info can be found at here.

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 the kid is out of here

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