Monday, April 14, 2014

C2E2 Commission Special !


Hey y'all. C2E2 is next weekend ! I won't have a table this year, but I will be around the con the whole weekend. If you'd like to order a commission from me, now is the time ! I'm taking a limited number of orders to be picked up at the show, and I will even extend this discounted offer for those not coming to the show. Here's the details:

9x12, single character head/bust sketch, fully inked - $25 ! (normally $35) plus applicable shipping cost for mail orders. 

The cutoff for this deal will be Monday, April 21st at Midnight Central Time. Sketches to be picked up at c2e2 will get first priority. Mail orders allow 2-3 weeks for completion. If you're interested in ordering a sketch, email me at raywegnerart@gmail.com to get on the list ! Hope to see a lot of folks at the show ! 

Here's a few recent commission examples for your viewing pleasure-








Tuesday, September 24, 2013

YE OLDE ART DUMP !!!

HELLOOO ! Are you still there ? Ok, thought I'd lost you ! Once again it's been way too long since I've done a proper blog post here, but I'm back (for now, anyway).

Here's a bunch of stuff that I've been working on over the last few months but just haven't had time to post it here.

BULLETPROOF CHICKEN

My good pals at King Bone Press asked me to do a pinup for their fantastic new book, Bulletproof Chicken !

I also provided a few original sketch cards to send out to backers of their very successful Kickstarter campaign for the book. Make sure you buy a copy of the book HERE right now !




BANE/JOKER COMMISSION


For a frequent customer. Really enjoyed doing this one.


JUDGE DEATH


This one is my end of an art trade I did with my pal Mike Jackson from the UK. Check out the AMAZING piece he did for me HERE !


SPIDER JERUSALEM MINI COMMISSION


An example of a 6x9 mini commission that is  part of a special deal on my store.


MOLESKINE SKETCHES

I recently purchased a small Moleskine sketchbook and I LOVE IT. The paper holds ink really well and the book itself is crafted beautifully. I've been trying to keep the sketches I'm doing in it pretty loose and messing around with different styles and techniques.











DRINK AND DRAW

Recently myself and several other local comic creators got together for a Drink and/or Draw event at a local bar. I think I can speak for everyone who was there when I say it was an absolute blast ! Hopefully we'l be able to do more of these in the future. Here's a few sketches I did that night while drinking several different kinds of beers wit high alcohol content.






THE BAIT: LUCKY ME

Last, but most certainly not least, is a project that I spent a lot of time on over the last couple of months. My friends Sherief Abouelseoud an Mark Tessone asked me to do the art for a 3 page mini-arc of their awesome webcomic THE BAIT. This project was time consuming and stressful, but ultimately a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I'm going to do a full process post on this in a few days, but for now just follow THIS LINK to check out the story. Here's the finished colors art without the lettering for the first page.


Thanks for stopping by and checking this out ! As always, any inquiries and commission requests can be sent to raywegnerart@gmail.com and I'll try to respond as quickly as possible.

Stay Classy,
RJW

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ALIEN ZOMBIE VAMPIRES... FROM CANADA !!!

Hey guys ! I've got a special treat for everyone today. Down below you will find a 3 page comic story I wrote, drew and lettered, entitled ALIEN ZOMBIE VAMPIRES... FROM CANADA !!! This story was published last November in the pages of Product of Society # 6, an anthology put together by my friend Jon Michael Lennon of Cheeselord Comics. The Cheeslords themselves will be sitting right next to me at DAN CON this Saturday in Orland Park, so come by and see the original art for the story and then buy a copy of the book ! Please, feel free to let me know what you think about the story, either in the comments section below or on FB or Twitter. Enjoy !

P.S. I'm not sure why, but the lettering looks kind of blurry to me. Never had that problem with these pages before. If I find a way to clear it up on here, I will. 






Monday, March 11, 2013

DAN CON INFO & NEW ONLINE STORE

Hey folks ! Just wanted to give you an update on the latest happenings. First order of business:

DAN CON !!!

I will be making my very first convention appearance this Saturday at DAN CON in Orland Park, Illinois. I'm really excited about this. There's going to be over 50 artists & comic creators there and a bunch of cool retailers as well ! My table will be bookended by my pals Jon & Leo from Cheeselord Comics on one side, and my buddy Ryan Schrodt on the other. I will have lots of original art, prints and sketch cards for sale. I'll also be debuting a DAN CON exclusive ZOMBIES print at the show for only $10 ! The prints are 11x17 and will be hand numbered and signed by me. This is a limited print run of only 25 so when they're gone they're gone forever !

I'll also be doing sketches at the show. 9x12 pen & ink sketches on bristol will be available for $20. If you have a sketchbook, sketch cover comic or anything else you want me to vandalize, bring it by ! If you're interested in getting a sketch and want to let me know ahead of time, email me at raywegnerart@gmail.com and I can try to get a head start on them. If you're not coming to the show and are interested in a sketch, I'm going to start taking commissions in the near future so keep an eye out for that update.

This is gonna be a great show and I hope to see a lot of people there ! Check out the shows website HERE an see all the great talent and vendors that will be there.

NEW ONLINE STORE

Last weekend I opened up my new online art store at http://raywegnerart.bigcartel.com/ ! I have a limited number of prints available for purchase, as well as a bunch of original art. Please stop by the site and check it out, and if you like it spread the word about it !


Thursday, November 1, 2012

HOAX HUNTERS PINUP PREVIEW

I have some awesome news for you guys today ! Michael Moreci, co-writer of the awesome Image Comics series HOAX HUNTERS, recently asked me if I would like to do a pinup for the series. Of course I replied with an emphatic YES ! This is one of my favorite series on the stands right now, and I'm beyond thrilled that Mike was willing to put my art in the book. So the pinup will be in HOAX HUNTERS #5, on sale November 14th from Image Comics, and available in comic shops EVERYWHERE ! So make sure you go to your local shop and pick it up, and if you haven't checked out the series at all yet, pick them all up ! As a matter of fact, comiXology has issue #1 of the series available for FREE, and you can check it out RIGHT HERE !!!

As you can tell, I'm very excited about this and I can't wait to see it in print. Here's a small preview of the piece I drew. If you want to see the whole thing, pick up HOAX HUNTERS #5 on November14th !


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

NEW ART- STICK CITY

Happy Halloween everyone ! I've a bit of a special treat here for you today !

Earlier in the year I had announced that I was doing a 3 page backup story for and indie comic called Stick City. Unfortunately, the project has been hampered with delays. I know some friends of mine contributed to the Indiegogo campaign for the project and still have not received your rewards. I did get in touch with Brennan Neil, the creator of the series, and he did assure me that all Indiegogo rewards will be fulfilled and that the books should be shipping out soon.

So, since the book has been delayed for so long, I've decided to post my full 3 pages here for EVERYONE to enjoy ! Even though this was just earlier this year, you'll notice some differences in my style compared to what I'm trying to do now.

The story of Stick City basically revolves around a government experiment gone wrong that turns people into stick figure types and transforms reality. My story is called STICK CITY: THEN & NOW, and shows what everyday folks looked like before and after the event.

ENJOY !




STICK CITY: THEN & NOW (2012)
All pages 11x17, brush pens, Copic muliliners & black Copic sketch marker on Strathmore comic art boards

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NEW ART- TERRORBADS PINUP- UPDATED

UPDATE-
So I've just been informed that due to an editorial oversight, my pinup didn't actually make into the book. Chris has assured me that it will be in all copies beyond the first printing that is out now. I'm not sure if that pertains to copies purchased on Amazon or not, but if you happened to purchase a copy there today, contact me at raywegnerart@gmail.com and we will work something out. Regardless of whether my piece is in it or not, I really recommend that you check this comic. Chris and Jeff work very hard to get this strip out on a weekly basis, so make sure you take a look !

Hey folks ! Here's is a pinup I drew for the print version of yet another awesome Two For One Comics strip, TERRORBADS ! Chris Meeuwes and Jeff Manley do a great job on this strip, and I'm very happy to have contributed. And best of all, you can purchase TERRORBADS: YEAR ONE on Amazon RIGHT HERE !

TERRORBADS: RAMROD
17x11, brush pens on bristol

Monday, October 29, 2012

NEW ART- PRODUCT OF SOCIETY

Hello again !

Once again this is something I've shared on Twitter and Facebook before, but I haven't had a chance to post it here on the blog yet.

I mentioned before that I was doing a 3 page story for an anthology called PRODUCT OF SOCIETY from Cheeselord Comics. Well, the work has been completed and the book is set to come out some time next month ! Here's an unlettered preview of page 1 of my contribution, Alien Zombie Vampires... FROM CANADA !!!


Friday, October 26, 2012

NEW ART- THE GOON

I've shared this one before on twitter and on my Facebook page, but it never made it to the blog.

This is a piece I did for Dark Horse Comics' THE GOON ART CONTEST. No, I didn't win.

THE GOON
11x17
Brush pens & Distress Ink/watercolor on bristol.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

NEW ART- THE BAIT PINUP

Hey all !

Been very busy lately but it's time to start updating this blog regularly again. I'll be posting a bunch of pieces in individual posts coming up here.

First up is a pinup i did for the print version of the awesome webcomic, THE BAIT, by Mark Tesone and Sherief Abouelseoud. Make sure you check it out at www.twoforonecomics.com !!!
THE BAIT
11x17, brush pen & Distress Ink/watercolor on bristol


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ART & NEWS !

Hey, everyone !

Sorry it's been quite a while since I've updated here, but I swear it's for a good reason ! On June14th, my wife Liz gave birth to our second child together (my third overall), a beautiful baby boy named Benjamin Robert !
After some initial issues with his lungs and a few extra days in the NICU, he's as healthy as a horse and giving us a run for our money !

Ok, let's get to the other fun stuff. First off, here's a few pieces I've completed over the last couple of months-

THE DARK KNIGHT, 11x17 ink on bristol, digital

MUTATIS MUTANDIS, 11x17 ink and watercolor on bristol, digital

BANG YOUR HEAD II: THE SEQUEL, 11x17 ink on bristol, digital


So that's about all I've had a chance to work on since the baby has been here, but I've got a lot of exciting things coming up !

PRODUCT OF SOCIETY

First off, I am working on writing and drawing a 3 page story for PRODUCT OF SOCIETY #6, an anthology put together by my pal Jon Michael Lennon and his company, CHEESELORD COMICS ! I'm very excited about this project and can't wait to share it with you guys. The book should be out some time this fall. Here's a little preview panel :


TERRORBADS & THE BAIT

I'm doing more pinups for some awesome webcomic collected editions. First off is the fantasic TERRORBADS, by Chris Meeuwes and Jeff manley. The guys are running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of the book. You should go HERE  and order yourself a copy !

I'm also doing a pinup for the awesome webcomic THE BAIT, by Sherief AbouElSeoud and Mark Tesone. This is a full color collection, so I've decided to do a painting for this one !

Both of these webcomics are great, and their creators are all hard working, dedicated and incredibly handsome ! Be sure to check out all of their stuff at twoforonecomics.com/ !

BIG PROJECT

My comics project with writer B Alan Hubbard keeps getting pushed back a bit, as we both have paying jobs and children to feed which require constant attention ! But rest assured, we both plan on making it well worth the wait, so stay tuned !

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this long post, and as always I appreciate the constant support and feedback i get ! If you have any questions or comments, by all means leave them in the comments section below.

Thanks again !

RJW