Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gifted Updates more issues of "Gifted." Why, you ask? Because "Gifted" is now going to be a graphic novel! While thumbing out issue #3, I realized that by the time I got to the end of the second act, I was already at 27 pages (which is three more than my standard length). Instead of splitting the comic into two issues, I've decided to just bundle all three "parts" into one book, which should come out to something like 80+ pages worth of story. I'd be happy to go into a bit more detail, but I'm sleepy, so I'm going to leave it at that. I haven't had any updates for a while, so I figured I'd give you guys at least a little somethin' somethin'. Anyway, I'll see ya soon!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Git'cher motor runnin'.

Some fan art for my friend and ex-roommate, Tyson Hesse ( He began the idea for the character (as far as I know) while we were living together in college, and just finished the first issue. He's been a huge influence on me, not only in bettering my artistic skill, but also in showing me what it takes to be successful in this business. If I hadn't wound up as his roommate, "Gifted" probably doesn't happen. So, while it's not nearly enough, I offer this up as something of a thank you. Be sure to check out the comic, though. It's going to be effing amazing.

Diesel is © Tyson Hesse, 2010.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dream, a little Dream.

My entry for Boba Fett Day Week! The character choice was Dream, from Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman."



Sunday, September 12, 2010


I've also just got myself a Tumblr!

Look at me, hoppin' on all KINDS of bandwagons.


Saturday, September 11, 2010


So, I just signed up for a Twitter account, if anyone cares to follow me. You can look me up by name, but my account is giftedlol. I'll be sure not to tweet you into the ground.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Gifted #2 Cover

...just came in the e-mail today, and looks effing awesome! Huge thanks to Sara Talmadge, my wonderful colorist and an incredible artist in her own right. Check out her deviantArt!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gifted #2 (again!)

Here are some more pages from the latest issue of "Gifted." These are towards the end of the comic. I hope you guys enjoy it!

For the full comic, check out my devArt page!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gifted #2

Just because I haven't really posted much new art, here are some pages from Gifted #2.




Holy crap. I could write a novel about Dragon*Con, but I'll try to settle for a paragraph or two. My buddy Tradd and I got into ATL on Thursday night, stayed at his parents place, and attended the con Fri-Sun. Let me tell you: it was FUN. People in costumes everywhere, awesome goodies available to purchase, interesting panels, and just a ton of really cool people. I'd recommend it to anyone that likes comics, sci-fi, fantasty, etc. Take note, though, that it's a much more fan-oriented con than an artist-oriented one, which Tradd and I found out rather early. The whole weekend, I think I saw three other cats with portfolios, which ended up working in our favor I suppose.

The absolute highlight came on Sunday, though, when I was personally taken aside by Olivier Coipel for a portfolio review, and then by Darwyn Cooke for the same. It's difficult to talk about this without sounding like I'm bragging, but there are 5 people in the world that I really want to respect what I'm doing, and Darwyn is one of them. He not only took me aside, but brought me behind his table and talked to me for about 20 minutes about my work, as well as comics and art in general. Both he and Olivier were some of the nicest guys I've ever met in art, period. A shout out also goes to David Mack, the creator of Kabuki, who is ALSO one of the nicest guys I've ever met, period. It was really awesome not only meeting some of our heroes, but finding out that they're really friendly guys and have a real desire to look out for up and coming talent.

Anyway, I'm done gushing for now, but I hope everyone that reads this journal looks into making a trip to Dragon*Con next year. I guarantee, it'll be worth your while. 'Til next time!