Category Archives: Comics

31 January 2014 1:46 PM CST

2014 Convention Schedule, Projects

I’ve just finalized the conventions I’m going to be attending this year and put up a schedule on the right of my home page that I’ll keep updating as the year progresses, should things change. Those cons I am confirmed for are noted, while others like NYCC have not finalized their schedules yet. If you are seeking a commission for any of those cons please let me know as soon as you can, as I’ll be doing far fewer commissions this year and far more projects.

Projects: My work for Dynamite on GRIMM will wrap soon, and I have creator-owned projects that are already in the works that range from sci-fi, horror, to fantasy. It’s a real treat to work with so many amazing writers on such different projects. Further, in October I began doing projects for Marvel as well, who keep me on my toes. They are truly the house of ideas! I’m also doing the covers for a number of comics as well as the anthology Off Registration.

I’m building a public project and convention schedule which I’ll update to give people who have been inquiring a snapshot of where my breaks in my schedule are to coordinate a potential project or commission. Look for that to be accessible on the sidebar of the website soon. I’ve fallen behind a bit on some commissions (first time since I began doing them) due to project deadlines and I don’t want that to happen again.

Social Networks: I’ve recently added Instagram to my social networks. Follow me there for everything from what I’m eating to pics of my dog and recent works in progress. I’m also doing a 365 Photography project were I take a new pic each day and post it to Instagram. Each month there is a different theme and last month’s was my dog, Sandor. This month is architecture I see on my travels. At the end of each month I publish a Mosaic book of the 20 best shots:

Housekeeping: I’ve gone through and made some additions to sections of the website – I’ve added about 110 pieces of art spread over the various sections, and removed many older pieces that I felt were no longer representative of my work. I plan to remove a bunch more pieces when I have time. I think it’s healthy to identify pieces that are not your strongest and clean things up from time to time. :) Additionally, I’ll be adding a new storefront built into the site. It’s been in the works for a while.

30 October 2013 2:30 PM CDT

Art Show, Updates, Cons, & Commissions

It’s been a while and I’ve been incredibly busy. So busy that my own blog has been horribly neglected and I’ve added an assistant to help me manage some of my workload. So if you get an email from Holly, know she’s with me! She’s been shepherding my requests, coordinating my schedule, and helping with my mailings among other things.


Art Showing
:  for those relatively local or willing to travel, I’m showing a number of originals and will have those and some prints for sale at the Still Life Gallery in Ellicott City, Maryland. I did some live art and signing on October 26th at the gallery, which was quite fun and thanks to everyone who came out!  Art and prints will be available at the gallery through the 3rd of November.

Projects: Currently I’m working on a really fun project with the talented Brandon Seifert called Supernatural Geographic that will knock your socks off! Below is a page from the comic. Also, I’m finishing some page work on a brilliant series idea oriented in the world of H.P. Lovecraft. More on that one when I can share what we’ve been developing. Additionally, I’ve been doing some Marvel work I can’t discuss other than its a lot of fun, and I’m working on Grimm, a Dynamite Entertainment project based on the hit NBC TV series that is a ton of fun! I recently contributed chapter heads and a cover to a short story anthology called 1920 with some talented friends, and I wrapped a large poster piece for the band I Fight Dragons that I’ll be able to share soon. I am still creating covers for Off Registration as well. So busy busy busy…

Conventions: I have had a super fun convention season and have met so many wonderful people on my travels.  New York Comic Con was the last con I had on my list for this year, though I’m already making plans for next year’s, and I’m really looking forward to finally setting up at Emerald City Comic Con out in Seattle. If you missed me at a convention this year, I hope to see you at one in 2014! If you were looking for a commission at a con, see below…

Commissions: I am currently opening up my holiday commissions. There are limited slots and I guarantee pieces before the holiday if  submitted by November 15. I generally book up quickly, so if you’re interested in a piece for a loved one or for yourself, send a note early! You will get a reply with rates and sizes and an estimated date of completion.

11 December 2012 3:11 PM CST

The Road Goes Ever On

The Road Goes Ever On is the latest comic experiment by Ron Perazza and myself, based on the Walking Songs by J.R.R. Tolkien and makes use of the Yanapax player to deliver comics on all devices and using a variety of story-telling techniques. This latest experiment features an Infinite “Shire” canvas spanning a day and all seasons. Read it for free by clicking the image and heading over to the ComiC Book Think Tank!

For those wondering about more regular site updates – they are coming – I have been swamped with commissions and will be uploading a great many of them in the next day or so, as well as another wave just after the holidays for commissions that have been given as gifts.

22 October 2012 12:22 AM CDT

Baltimore Comic Con, NYCC, & RELAUNCH

The last two big conventions I attended this year (Baltimore Comic Con & New York Comic Con), were nothing short of spectacular. I created a little over 40 new commissions and sketches for those two cons and met fans and fast friends alike. A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by my tables at these two conventions, and said hello and perhaps picked something up. Many new pieces by commissioners have been added to the various galleries. Check them out and be sure to leave a comment!

RELAUNCH!

If you’ve been following my tweets and various postings on Facebook, I imagine you’ve seen some cryptic messages about Space Girls which was in reference to RELAUNCH! Relaunch is a comic I created with my highly inventive friend and colleague Ron Perazza, a veteran of both Marvel and DC Comics, and a maverick in the world of digital comics. If you know me, you know I’m a big proponent of digital media and furthering content created for digital devices, so when Ron approached me with an idea he had for a new type of storytelling, I leapt at the chance. With Relaunch we set out to tell a story in a modern fashion and in doing so, enlisted the help of another friend, developer Oscar Gagliardi to create a player for this type of content – our collective goal: to experiment and provide the tools and fruits of our experiments to the comic creating community. The site we set up to house these experiments and share our developments is called ComicBookThinkTank.com. The player that’s been developed called “Yanapax” is available as open source software for free download. There’s more to come…

Store: I’ve updated the store with my new sketchbook as well as some originals I’ve just made available for sale.

Upcoming Conventions: I will be at the Annapolis Comic Con this coming saturday, and the last convention I plan on being at for the year is the New Orleans Comic Con. If you can make it out to either of these two shows – stop by and say hello! If you are interested in a commission for one of these two shows – send me a note at the contact link above.

10 April 2012 10:20 AM CDT

C2E2, Boston Comic Con, & Heroes

 Three upcoming conventions I will be at in the coming months – two over the next two weekends – Chicago’s C2E2 (April 13-15th – Artist Alley Table L13), and the Boston Comic Con (April 21-22nd where I wil be a guest), and the ever popular Heroes Convention in Charlotte North Carolina (June 22-24th). As usual I will have select prints, sketchbooks, bookmarks, originals, and will be doing a limited number of sketches. If you are looking to pick one up at any of these shows, please send me a contact note to get on the list or set up a pre-con commission pick-up, (I spend longer on these pieces). Other Conventions that are further off that I will be attending this year: New York Comic Con, Baltimore Comic Con, and if possible Dragon Con in Atlanta again.

Projects update: I’m wrapping up pages for a fun short story for pal Mike Walton’s False Positive, and working on a number of illustrations and concept pieces for video games and novel covers. I’ve been working on two other comic projects as well that are nearing fruition and will be getting exposure soon. I’ll mention and point to things as soon as I can. In other words – I’ve been very busy lately.

In other news, a bunch of new pieces have been added to the comics and illustration sections. A smattering is below, but scroll the gallery for about 10 more. Enjoy and hope to see some of you at a future convention!

Batman

Also, I’m nearing the 1,000 “likes” on my Facebook fan page. When it hit’s 1,000, I will pick a person at random from the list and will do a free commission for him or her, so if you haven’t “liked” the page yet – please do to enter yourself in the drawing :)

10 January 2012 1:51 PM CST

New work, projects, conventions.

With 2011 out the door I did a tally of all the illustration work I did last year. 293 images in total. A nice big number. I want to do about a quarter more this year as I didn’t really get on a roll until mid summer. While I was truly proud of the vast majority of the work I did I was only able to scan and post about a third of the total. I uploaded a lot of new work to the comics directory, and will add still more to the illustration, tolkien, and sketches sections later this week, so keep an eye out. I’ve linked to some of my favorites below, and click over to the comics section for a whole lot more. Additionally, there is something else I worked on a little while back that folks will be able to see this Friday.

I have not added any new sequential work as last year was a strange one. I pitched a number of projects that either were rejected, put on hold in another case, were scrapped shortly in, or are still in the pitch process. I also did an insane number of commissions last year. As to new projects, I have what I am going to just call project “X”, (clever, I know), that is about 20 pages in. I may start showing specific people some of it at the begining of this year after I finish the first arc. I hope to be able to share that with everyone just after February but time and legalities must run their course. Another project I started and backburnered due to work conflicts will oddly be viewable to people around the same time. I can say it’s a departure from my usual work and should raise some eyebrows. Another project I have been working on is a pitch that I’ll certainly post here whether it’s accepted or not. It’s a bit of a dream project that I figure I can try and do now or be disappointed in myself that I never tried. Lastly, I am illustrating a short story by Mike Walton that’s a lot of fun and will be going up on his False Positive comic site. If you haven’t checked it out – you MUST. It is creepy, evil, fun.

Commissions: I am currently closed for commissions for a while due to various projects I have ongoing. I took on a zillion commissions just before the holidays in order to have free time to devote to some of these personal and non-personal sequential efforts. Should you want a commission, please use the contact link above and I will give you an ETA on when I might free up. I generally open commissions just prior to a convention for people who might want to put one in for pick up at the show. Which leads me to…

Conventions: I will be at Wizard World New Orleans January 28th and 29th. If anyone wants one for that show send me a note above and please note that it is for a New Orleans commission. Other shows I will be attending this year: C2E2, Boston Comic Con, NYCC, Heroes, and Baltimore Comic Con. What will I have at said shows? Prints, sketchbooks, originals, and I will be doing a limited number of commissions.

I think that’s about it. Have any questions? Shoot me a note here. I’ll have another post come Friday ;) Happy New Year everyone!

DestinyDejah ThorisPhoen

15 June 2011 10:21 AM CDT

Lanterns

This is a little 10 page labor of love cooked up by awesome writers and good pals Johnny Zito and Tony Trov, illustrated by myself, and lettered by the amazing Gabriel Bautista. This was done almost 6 months ago now, and we wanted to wait until now to share. This is a fan short, and I encourage everyone – go see Green Lantern. It looks amazing and if it was a quarter as fun to make as this, then it’s well worth the price of admission.

One more note: I also moved up timelapses of the first three pages: TheSaulone’s YouTube Channel

Cheers!
~Dan

CLICK HERE TO READ “LANTERNS”

PS – the comics section with the exception of these new pages is about to get an overhaul in coming days. I have a lot of new work to post but I’ve been to busy to update the archive.

15 March 2011 4:31 PM CDT

C2E2

I’ll be at C2E2 again in Chicago with the Comic Social Club (table E-1), sketching, chatting and commissioning. Keep an eye on my TwitPic feed as I’ll be constantly updating the feed with sketches and happening from the convention.

The Sketchbook:

I’ll be selling my 2011 series 1 sketchbook, and I’ve made a small number available via my Etsy shop while supplies last: LINK It features 32 pages of sketches done between September 2010 and February 2011 - 8 in color, 26 in Black & White. My 2010 sketchbook sold out, (I was able to hold onto 10 I might release later), so if interested, I urge you to pick up the 2011 SB at the show or online soon, as it’s another small run.

Commissions:

If you’re interested in a commission, I’m opening up 10 slots for the convention. I mail commissions if you are not attending when I return. If you are attending – let me know in advance. Please send me a note HERE about rates if interested.

New Art:

So much new art to post! I’ll be updating the gallery tonight and tomorrow night before I leave for Chicago. If you’re interested in seeing some of the new stuff prior to then, please check out my Deviant Art Page. LINK

Lastly – a huge thank you to everyone who has sent me emails, notes, tweets, and “liked” my work over the last year. A huge thanks to all who have commissioned me for illustrations and sketches at cons and via my site, and to those who follow me on twitter, facebook, deviant Art and here. I am constantly humbled by all of your support and am honored by each of you. I hope to see many of you in coming days :)

UPDATE: I now have 8 slots left for commissions.

24 February 2011 10:56 AM CST

New Azure, Harveys, & Other Bits

We are almost 2 months into the new year and I’m finally getting around to posting an update!? I know, I suck :) . But in my defense, I’ve been busy, busy, busy. First – AZURE Issue 4 is now available via ComiXology, and DC Apps, as well as online via ComiXology and DC, AND is also available on the PSP. Each issue is still just 99¢ and I suspect you’ll see issues 5 and 6 drop in the following weeks. Here’s a one page preview:

Azure Page 75

The Harvey Awards ballots have just gone live here. If you are a comic industry professional – please consider AZURE for Best Online Comics Work, and/or myself for Most Promising New Talent (AZURE).

So what have I been up to lately? I’ve been working on three comic pitches, two of which are with fantastic writers while I am covering the art chores, and the last is one of my gestating egg-type projects I hope to birth once the other two are pitched. Aside from those, I’m working on a fantastic map project with amazing printmaker Mark Ostley. More on that later. I’ve also had a few waves commissions I’ll be uploading to the site soon.

Lastly – I’m going to have 3 sketchbooks for sale at various conventions this coming year. Last year’s was so well recieved, and I’ve done so much work and commissions since that small run, that this year I am making a J.R.R.-oriented sketchbook from both old and new ThereAndBackAgain work, an October 2010-March 2011 Sketchbook, and then an April 2011-November 2011 Sketchbook. All will be in small runs again, and folks will be able to pre-order them via paypal soon.

I’ll post another update tomorrow with something special and many new art links. There’s simply too much to cram into one post.

~D

3 December 2010 5:53 PM CST

30 Characters, Harry Potter, & Tron

Some odds and ends from last week. This week was the conclusion to the 30 Characters madness and a new theme at the ComicSocialClub. Check it out every Tuesday for a new piece!

Here are some of the choicest of the last batch of 30 Characters and a Tron and Harry Potter piece:

              

2016 Convention Schedule (confirmed)

C2E2 – Chicago, IL - March 18-20
Emerald City CC – Seattle, WA - April 7-10
MegaCon – Orlando, FL - May 26-29
Awesome Con – May 29-31 – Washington, DC
Heroes Con – June 19-21 – Charlotte, NC
Boston Comic Con - Aug12-14 - Boston, MA
Dragon Con - Sept2-5 - Atlanta, GA
NYCC – October 8-11 – New York, NY
Jekyll Island Comic Con - Dec10-11 - Jekyll Island, GA

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