Month: April 2016

Artist Portfolio Magazine / Comic Con-Artist Review Video / Franky on YouTube

Wow!  Lots going on lately.  I did a little research and learned that Artist Portfolio Magazine published and article on my artwork.  The issue was out last December, but I got so busy with creating for these spring shows that it escaped me.  At any rate, great article and here’s the link


Next, I like to thank Franklyn FM McInnis for creating a WAY COOL overview of the artists at the Oak City Comic Con (including, yours truly!)  I really enjoyed someone else take on the my artwork: great descriptions and very in-depth.  He got a great shot of me working at the Con… (had my camera with me, but too busy giving away all my 3D Glasses!)  Here’s that YouTube video:

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Finally, I did a brief YouTube video on how my 3D art works and review of SAS’s Curriculum Pathways – Prehistoric Cave Art #578.  Here’s the link to that: Shot 2016-04-25 at 8.59.51 PM

Oak City Comic-Con..WHAT A SHOW!

What a great time in Raleigh yesterday.  I got the finishing touches set up at my booth and did get a chance to walk around before the doors opened at 10am.  Made some new friends:   Artist; Gary DeStefano from “Pop Culture Images” was my first stop.  His large oil paintings from film caught my attention right away.  He’s been creating art for celebrities for years.  I enjoyed talking with him about the characters he paints and his business.

Check him out!


My other artist stop: Doug Hoppes.  Very cool “abstract / sci-fi” type artist.  He’s been working on his story that is associated to his paintings.  I’d like to read that story when it’s finished, Doug!  Hope that you can get it made into a move, you’ve got all the concept art ready.

Check him out!


Once the Con started…it was “Game on” from there.  Non-stop guests and costumed characters:  Shadow Stormtrooper, Black Cat, Tony Star and Loki and many others.  Even a guy that was “Spock” from the “Spock’s Brain” episode (complete with brain scanner around his head!  Pretty neat!)

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There were three cool cars: “Bumble Bee” from Transformers, The  Star Trek “Galileo” (Hey, Carlos, You’d like that one!) and the Jurassic Park Jeep:

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I gave away over 300 3D GLASSES and ran out (sorry for those that stopped later in the afternoon.)  The public seemed to enjoy the artwork and many came back for a second look.  Several were impressed enough to possibly set up commissions in the future…. (for those that are interested, my painting season is about to open up: temperature is making it easier to pour resin!) So, please contact me if you’d like to get on this seasons “docket”.

And to those purchasing  Prints on Fine Art America: I thank you in advance! If you’re in the Raleigh area, we can meet up, bring your print and I’ll sign my artwork for you!

Until next CON !!!

Oak City Comic Con… “The BEAST…IT’S HERE !”

Oak City Comic Con 2016 FLYER

Well, finally the Oak City Comic Con is about to happen!  I had a chance to get my booth set up and what a gorgeous day it was!  The spring-like weather is finally here: trees and lawns are getting greener and the air’s getting warmer…nice!  Since this is my first time at a Comic Con, I wanted to document the experience to let others know how it went.  So far financially, I’m in the red. but hopefully with a good crowd tomorrow, and an audience that may really get a kick out of “fine art” from comic books, I may stand to break even and get my name out there.  First part of the afternoon was finding the “back door” to the Raleigh Convention Center: via “backstage” at the Red Hat Amphitheater.

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 5.33.34 PMGreat view of the “Oak Mural” from the stage view.


Next, it was off to unloading the Giant Easels, with a little help from the staff volunteers at the Comic Con (thank, guys!)  Here are the Before / After shots:1_Set-UP2_After-Set-up

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 8.11.37 PMFree-Glasses-SignI even had time (and space) to make a quick sign for visitors to get the idea that they can have a free pair of glasses.  I wonder if anyone will notice that the sign is the Right Panel of “Jessica’s Peril – No Air” …  We’ll see if anyone says any thing to me!  Hope to see you at the Comic Con!

Oak City Comic Con – Raleigh, NC 4/16/2016

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It’s great to be local for a change.  Right in my own backyard (or close to it), the Oak City Comic Con – 2016!  It’s a one day event at the convention center Saturday April 16th, from 10am – 6pm.  I finally get a chance to show a majority of my artwork to comic fans of central North Carolina.  I’ll be giving away lots of FREE 3D glasses and have almost all of my current painting on view for sale.  More information to come!