I guess the picture above says it all - I'm waiting to get copies back from the printers but I am very psyched to have a copy of MoMMA in my grubby hands. Get your printed copy before I even get one!
Working on MoMMA and it's oodles of fun as always. Here's a print I just did exclusively for the upcoming Wizard World Convention in Philly from June 17-19th - it's gonna be big!
Here's some more incredible versions of the many characters of Monsters of MMA. Clockwise from top left is John Still's rendition of Croc Lesnar, Mark Cage's rendition of Chuck Li-Hell, Mike Creighton's rendition of Jaguar Dos Santo, and last but definitely not least is Jef Kolman's gory rendition of Bas Rotten. Once again big thanks to these guys and I strongly urge you all to check out their excellent artwork.
Only two weeks left to vote for the winner between Croc Lesnar vs. Jaguar Dos Santos - be sure to check out the first page of their showdown this Wednesday on Monsters of MMA!
I have to once again thank these awesome artists for contributing their own renditions of the many characters from Monsters of MMA. Clockwise from top left is David Jablow's rendition of Cyborg Santos, Doug Slack's rendition of Stank Abbott, Chris Trefz's rendition of Anderson Arachnid, and Jim Laplante's rendition of Kimbo Spliced (looking very studious by the way). More guest art to come!
I'll be posting artwork from Monsters of MMA #2 on the blog in the next couple days - be on the lookout for the clash between Croc Lesnar and Jaguar Dos Santos!!! Don't forget to VOTE VOTE VOTE!
Things are busy as always - couple days ago MMA legend Bas Rutten checked out my Monsters of MMA comic and retweeted it and the website has been booming ever since. I'll definitely have to use his "freaking awesome" quote for the comic. Also, the website Optical Sloth did a review of the first issue with many good things to say which I am extremely thankful for. Several artists have contributed their own renditions of my monsters and I will be sure to post them up soon.
Check out some mixed martial arts work by abstract artist John Ozga. His subject matter ranges from religious to animals to anything he currently digs and I'm currently trying to convince him to do a series on MMA but getting to see this piece is way better than nothing. Check out a ton of other artwork as well as his interviews with other artists on his site at
While working on First Fight #3, I am also creating another edition of Monsters of MMA and I have a poll up for people to vote and choose who should win the fight. In the spirit of the new Ultimate Fighter series I thought a match up between Croc Lesnar vs. Jaguar Dos Santos would be appropriate. Last month alone the site received over 700 hits but no one seems to see the poll so I went and put a second poll up on Facebook - please cast your vote and be democratic!
|Here's a panel from the upcoming conclusion on Monsters of MMA|
I will be posting the conclusion of the battle between Bas Rotten and Kimbo Spliced by the end of the week and can't thank everyone enough for their support. Be on the lookout for new additions to my Monsters of MMA card series as well - great things are coming!
Currently working on the second issue of Monsters of MMA as well as the third issue of First Fight and things are progressing nicely. Everyone should check out Secret Prison which is a newspaper format anthology which is currently working on rolling out their fourth issue. I urge everyone to help fund this project so that independent artists like myself have a voice. The fantastic Art Baxter has done an amazing cover for it as well - and I'm excited about all of the stories that will be contained within it.
Erik Larsen or the comic Savage Dragon needs to get out there and buy some of his comics - the guy is seriously an artistic genius with a work ethic that makes other guys like myself want to crawl into a hole and die.
Wow - things have been so busy I've neglected to post on my very own blog - fret not, I will be posting more often now. Here's a show that I have a piece in which will be opening this Friday at:
I will be posting again much sooner with updates regarding conventions, First Fight, Monsters of MMA, and much much more!
Here's a preview of page 17 for Monsters of MMA that I just finished up. Can't wait to get copies of this comic to print for the upcoming conventions and appearances that I'll be doing - also, I've got some other projects that are in the works for later this year which are going to be awesome. Will say more about that soon!
BOSTON COMIC CON
April 30th - May 1st, 2011
WIZARD WORLD PHILLY
June 17,18,19, 2011
BALTIMORE COMIC CON
August 20-21, 2011
SPX COMIC CON
September 10-11, 2011
NEW YORK COMIC CON
Oct. 14-16, 2011
Here's the cover to First Fight #3 which I am very excited to be working on now. Many good things are on their way this year including confirmation that I will be at the New York Comic Con in October 2011! Many thanks to everyone for their support and spreading the word on Monsters of MMA. Included below is an ad that I am running for Grapplers Quest as well as a promo for Monsters of MMA.