I had actually planned on doing a new Live Sketch show tonight, but was just reminded by my wife, Laura, that I have two out of town caricaturing gigs tomorrow and won't be back in town until late at night. So unfortunately, no show this week. I'll post something soon about making up for it next week with something special--a theme for the show that would have more audience involvement than ever before!
In other news...
THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IS COMING...AND IT'S ADORABLE
Last winter, I drew up a design for a zombie puppet. I contacted my friend Gordon Smuder (creator of the awesome online puppet show "Transylvania Television"), and we agreed to swap artworks, whereby I'd draw some cartoons for his show's website, and he'd use his puppet building skills to bring my zombie to life (or un-life)!
It's now seven months later. The soil's been broken, screams have been heard in the distance, and the stench of messily gnawed flesh wafts across the mist. Comprised, these elements can amount to only one horrific conclusion...
ABNER CADAVER HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE!!!
As you can see from my original drawing, Gordon was exceedingly faithful to my design, and gave me Henson-level awesomeness in a fuzzy little package! I'll be unveiling Abner in the decayed flesh at Wizard World Chicago in August, where the little guy will help promote my new horror cartoon, "Necronomicomics"! So huge thanks to Gordon for all his hard work. Having my designs turned into a puppet of this quality has been a lifelong dream, and I'm forever indebted to Gordon's skills!
And speaking of my new cartoon...
My cartoon's first official appearance in Rue Morgue Magazine will happen in issue #114, which lands the week of August 1st! As I always stress, buy the crap out of this magazine, then report back to the powers that be at Rue Morgue and tell 'em you LOVE Necronomicomics (good lord, I'm recruiting a cult)! The new goal is to get 'em to let me draw a cover for an upcoming issue! So supporting my work and the magazine is a step in the right direction!
WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO
As I mentioned earlier, I'll have a table at Wizard World on August 11th-14th selling copies of Dead Duck, and copies of my 2011 sketchbook. I will also be selling original artwork and comic pages, original sketch covers, some brand new prints that will premiere at this con, and I'll be taking commissions at the con! Click here to visit the website and find out more! Hope to see you there!
That's about it for this entry. Thanks for reading, and keep checking back for more news to come!