Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween folks!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! as usual, I think I’d do some type of Halloween-inspired artwork and fail to do it in time. sigh. SO, in lieu of a Halloween piece, I’ve decided to post the picture below! it’s of a friend of mine who is essentially cosplaying herself for Halloween based on a bday illustration I gave her and her twin. I dunno if anyone gets all type of flattered by this, but I sure am. as someone that works in this industry, one of the coolest things to see is someone dressed up as something u made up! I can’t wait till the day when girls are dressing up in their fav Lali outfit from our books. so to me, this just brings that dream even closer!


thanx, Julia, for makin my Halloween this year!

Friday, October 28, 2011

berserk [adjective]

(ber-SURK) – violently or destructively frenzied; wild; crazed; deranged


I wonder if they made the word of the day something kinda scary-ish cuz of Halloween. but I keep forgetting that Halloween isn’t until monday. lots of tv programs are really confusing me, that’s why. anyways, not much to see on my drawing table today. I’m working on a fairly large commission for a repeat client and it has taken a couple days of trial and many many errors to come up with a composition that is finally somewhat working. so I’m hoping the client likes it so far so I can move forward. luckily, I have some of the best commission clients in the land cuz they sure are patient with me. =) the big figure is a 3-headed female creature thingy with 4 arms.


I’ve also just finished a large order of Artist Exclusive sketchcards also for a repeat client. again, best clients in the land cuz he’s been waiting patiently for all of these. he’s big on my Hack/Slash cards and I’m really glad cuz I think those are one of the most fun sets I’ve worked on. dunno what it is about goth chicks and blood spatters but I’m really enjoying drawing it. one day soon, I’ve gotta draw a gothy cheesecake pinup chick with bloody spatters. that’ll be neat!

also, some exciting news – I’ll be doing a page sometime next month hopefully for! my husband theFranchize did a page for them a while back and we met them in person at NYCC. since I don’t normally do sequentials, I’ll be enlisting his help. =) yay for very talented spouses!!

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and whilst I’m posting, I may as well post some stuff I’ve forgotten to post lastely. these are the Bettie Page cards I finished about a year ago now for Versicolor Productions. it’s for the Bettie Page Private Collection set. I believe they finally released it about a month and a half ago so I’m a little late in posting these. the first pic is of all the ones I did, then the next 2 are my Artist Proofs.


this one above is the 2nd of 2 digital images I did for them. the first one I showed before with her on a tree.


lastly, this is a commission I did about a month ago now from an ebay auction I ran. the client is a photographer and he asked that I use one of his photos to turn into a character, in this case it was Catwoman. it was an inks-only commission but I threw in the red cuz I just thought it looked cool. drew this with pens and copic markers on 11x14” bristol. he’s getting a couple more from me in the near future so keep an eye out for those.

I think I’m pretty much all caught up now on posting stuff. yay for progress!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

ferly [noun]

(FER-lee) - something unusual, strange, or causing wonder or terror

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so, it’s been a week since New York Comic Con and I’m only just now feeling like I’ve caught up on sleep and work. though it was probably one of the worst travelling experiences I’ve ever had, it was one of the best comic conventions we’ve ever done! the travelling experience had nothing to do with NYCC itself, with the exception of the convention center. carpet was coming off on everyone’s shoes, carpet stank by friday afternoon, and at the end of the whole con, they turned off ALL escalators and had only 1 working elevator. so all of us exhibitors were pretty F-ed in the B with getting our stuff outta there. we had to make multiple trips up and down the escalators to get our stuff down cuz the line for the 1 elevator was massive.

OTHER THAN THAT, the con was great! met some great new people, hung out with old friends we don’t get to see but once a year, and got some cool stuff to bring home. the artist alley was much larger than I expected but it was chock full of some of the most amazing talent in the industry. sometimes at smaller shows, there’s quite a bit of range of art skills but at this one, we were surrounded by really talented professionals. having industry pros intermingled with independent artists really helped to get everyone circulating the whole area. and our banners, though there was some crazy drama trying to even attain them, turned out looking pretty frackin fly in my humble opinion. I’ve never seen my art so huge before but I can certainly get used to it. =P it was actually the best show that ID Comics Studios has done to date. I’m really looking forward to seeing what comes from it.

for instance, I got a pretty great review of my artbook, Hot Cakes: Stacked & Ready that someone bought from me while he was there. go check it out - Focus on the Artist: Penelope Gaylord, a new gen illustrator that will leave you panting. I was very surprised and extremely flattered. I’m glad I made a good impression on at least one person there. =) I hope everyone else felt this way about me and my book.

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here are the con sketches I did while I was there. I didn’t do very many, but I enjoyed every single one. these were enough to keep me busy while I was there because I really do draw slower than the other guys in the studio. I’ve gotten faster, just not that much. and yes, one of those is indeed Rainbow Brite! this one guy asked each of us to draw in his book anything that we have always wanted to draw but never have. so Rainbow Brite it was!

as far as the bad travelling experience went, well it mostly had to do with the hotel we stayed in. but I really don’t wanna bore u with the unpleasantries. so I’ll just say that we’re never staying at the Holiday Inn Midtown ever again and I just couldn’t get out of NY fast enough at the end of the trip. unfortunately that meant we weren’t able to hang out with some folks at the end of the trip at Burgers & Cupcakes (which I’m sure would’ve been just the type of place I’d have enjoyed). hopefully next year, it’ll be better and everything will work out.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

new york comic con!


ID Comics Studios will be at Artist Alley Tables T14 & T15

it’s finally here!! we’re leaving midnite tonite to drive up to New York Comic Con in time for setup. then it is ON! =) look out for these banners set up at the con and say hi to the friendly folks underneath it. ^__^ we’re open for commissions during the show. we have special con commission rates of $25/pencils | $50/inks | $100/colors. we’ll have deals on our books, deals on our prints, deals on everything! so come by and take a gander! I can’t wait to meet new folks. this will be our first time attending and setting up at NYCC so wish us luck!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

jaundiced [adjective]

(JAWN-dist) - affected with or exhibiting prejudice, as from envy or resentment

We’ll be at New York Comic Con this weekend!! Oct 13-16, ARTIST ALLEY TABLES T14 & T15!!

I’ve been so crazy busy and I know I say that all the time. but I swear it’s true! I thought working for myself and working at home would mean I’d have time to do whatever I want whenever I want. turns out its actually kind of a paradox. cuz u could do that, but then u’d fall behind on deadlines and end up paying for it harshly in the long run with not a single boss to blame it on but urself. sigh.



at any rate, enough whining. let’s get down to business. we are busy gearing up for the convention this week and it has finally happened! I got an artbook done!!! myself and the rest of the studio have lost many winks putting each of our artbooks together, plus our new Brotherhood of Fighters: Behind the Cage book! oh it’s gonna be somethin else at this con, I tell ya! I really should’ve written about it while all these things were happening. now I feel like I need to cram all these things in one blog post and nobody wants that. sigh.

on to my new artbook!! it’s the first of its kind and I’ll probably do one every 2 years. this is 50 pages chock full of art by me – pinups, commissions, sketchcards, and supergirl covers. it’s called 2011 Hot Cakes: Stacked & Ready. as with the mini book, I’ll be doodling a quick sketch in the book as a thanks for anyone that buys it. the cover image is a new illustration I did which I’ve turned into a print much like the other pink haired lady on my mini book. I’m trying to move my art towards a less-comic-centered direction and more be about pretty ladies. who knows, maybe someday I’ll have tshirts with them on it! the book will run for $30. we’ll have lots of deals with the books and prints at New York Comic Con so if ur there, definitely stop by our tables to find out what else u can score for ur bucks!


also, I forgot to put up last month’s Supergirl #53 cover for because of August’s semi-controversial cover, I was going to draw Supergirl on a unicorn with rainbows and bunnies this month to balance it out. but I decided to save that for another time and instead draw a better shot of my gladiator-supergirl design. and even though the story actually has Superman strictly forbidding her from really hurting these alien baddies, it looked more badass for her to have alien blood on her hands and clothes. I’m taking a break from this month’s cover because we’re so F-in busy with the con and the possibility of moving next month. SOOOO I got my studiomate and fellow zombie-slayer Flash to draw for me this month! I can’t flippin wait to see what he does!! (he’ll be drawing my hubby’s Superman cover next month for the same reason.)