Emerald City Comicon, March 4-6, 2011.

Once again, it is almost time for my favorite time of year...Emerald City Comicon! If you went the last couple of years, you know that it gets bigger and bigger every year and this year, they have expanded it to a 3 day show so it will be huge. I will be setting up my normal table to sell prints of my work, of course. I have a lot of new prints and a new set up that I think will look really nice so if you live in the Seattle area, please come down! As I always say, selling the prints is secondary. I just like to meet people, talk about heavy metal, art, and horror movies with people. If you grab a print, I'll be eternally grateful, but the company will be treasured just as much.

In other news, a couple more things that I worked on last year are popping up online. They are shirts to support the Six Feet Under "Wake the Night: Live in Germany" dvd that I posted about a week ago. You can pre-order them here and let me know what you think! 

See you in a couple months at ECCC '11!


Happy New Year!

It's New Years Eve and I just finished a month-long self-imposed vacation from freelance art. 2010 was an incredibly busy year for me. I did 3 paintings for Oceano, a shirt for Cattle Decapitation, about 7 pieces of various merchandise for Six Feet Under, and many more. I figured after essentially working 2 jobs all year long I deserved a little break for the holidays to keep myself fresh for 2011. 

While a lot of the Six Feet Under is still under NDA, they have announced their new DVD entitled, "Wake the Night: Live in Germany", which I did the cover design for. I had a lot of fun with this one, because I usually just go for a straight up illustration approach, and this one was a little more "designy". I know that SFU is pretty excited about this dvd, so please check it out when it's released in April! It's sure to be brutal!

As for what I'll be working on, I do have a couple of announcements. Behold the Monolith is coming out with a new album and they have asked me to do their next cover. If you've been to my site you have probably already seen my previous album cover for them, so you can be sure it will be pretty nutty. That's still a little ways off, though. The next immediate thing I'll be working on is an album cover for Italian band, Dawn Under Eclipse. They have and awesome concept for their cover and I am really excited to start on it in a week or so. There's already a lot of other things lined up for the year, too, but a little early to announce them. 

So with that, I hope everyone has a very metal new year and stay safe!



Labyrinthe Cover

Here's a cover I did for the deathcore band, Labyrinthe. It's for their new album, "Puzzle of Flesh". As you can see, the cover design is fairly literal in that sense. We wanted to keep it fairly simple for budget reasons, but I still wanted there to be a strong focal point, so I removed and offset the center piece so you could see the fleshy bits beneath. I hope you enjoy the artwork and if you are a fan of deathcore, check out their samples!


Holiday Print Sale!

Until 2011, I am have a 25% sale on all of my prints (which mostly takes off the shipping price for all intents and purposes). After this sale is over, there won't be another sale for quite a long time as I'll be refreshing stock with new prints and moving into the convention season. So if you have been holding off for whatever reason, now is the time to grab one! If you've never seen a giclee' print before, they really have to be seen to be believed. Visit the store, HERE and use the code "BLACKXMAS" for the discount. (paypal account required).

Information about the prints:
These prints are fine art quality (giclée) prints and are printed with archival inks. The paper is a Lexjet semi-matte (similar to photo-paper) and is roll-able, but durable. 


Goofy sketches.

Of course, I know the reason everyone comes to this site is for the evil album cover artwork. But sometimes a guy has to let his goofier side show. If you haven't checked out the "Cartoons" section in a while, give it a glance! I've been adding a lot of my "Dustyverse" warm-up sketches in there. Some of them are even safe for your kids to view. 

I've been enjoying making these enough that I may even do a branched off website in the future of some kind. Whether that is a web comic or something like that is still undetermined, but it's a possibility either way! Hope you enjoy!