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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.

16 April 2012 7:20 PM CDT

C2E2 2012 – Post Show Report

Wow. That was about twice the size of last year’s convention and Saturday in particular felt like New York Comic Con. There were very few lulls in foot traffic and the fans and attendees were so wonderful! So many awesome people stopped by, bought prints, got sketches and sketchbooks and generally just chit-chatted. It was great seeing folks just interested in what I was working on and asking when they could read whatever I had coming out. Nearly everyone who saw the dragon work – mostly Temeraire-based illustrations and Tolkien/Smaug, asked what comic this was for/about, in which case I pointed them to the first book, and Naomi Novik’s site, and where to find her fantastic novels (everywhere really). For those asking about the big Dragon print – I have to check on some things first, but check back here and I’ll share when I can.

I did about 10 commissions over the weekend and a couple of personal pieces such as this one:

I also picked up a ton of originals from friends and a few artists I really admire; Primarily of two themes I adore – Kitty Pryde & Lockheed and Dragons. Here are a couple of gems I picked up:

Mallory Harrelson

Paul Azeceta

John Bivens

Eric Canete

Aside from all of this the night life was great, the restaraunts were awesome, and heck, even Shia Lebouef made a comic and had a table in artist alley (you can do it as well!). I met a ton of people and had an awesome time with great friends, and now have a ridiculous ammount of work to do to finish up various projects. I will be at Boston Comic Con next weekend and only have 1 pre commission slot left before the weekend. Send a note to contact up top if interested and see you at the convention!

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 :)

26 January 2012 6:03 PM CST

Interview, New Orleans, Temeraire

First, I’ve completed the big Termeraire piece some of you have been following progress on via twitter, tumblr, and Facebook. I’ve posted it below, and if you click there are detail shots as well.

Copic, maker of the ink pens and markers I use, has posted an artist interview with me, where you can see the large Temeraire piece being created and where I talk process. Also, that piece has been posted on the front page of Temeraire.org! Thanks guys :) (Can’t wait for the new book!)

Lastly, I leave tomorrow for New Orleans Comic Con. If you have a commission you would like, to pick up at the con, I am opening a small number of pre-con commissions. Shoot me a note via contact above and let me know if you’ll be there! I’ll be set up at artist alley table 2063.

Temeraire Dragons

17 January 2012 8:51 AM CST

Temeraire, New Mutants, etc.

I’ve uploaded some of the Temeraire pieces I have been doing lately – A series of pieces from Naomi Novik’s brilliant historical fantasy series about dragons during the Napoleonic Wars. If you haven’t read it, you should! Below are links and you can find them in the illustration section.

Project Rooftop – one of my favorite sites, has posted what are most likely my final redesigns of the New Mutants. They were a lot of fun, and I have to give a shout out to Paul who is the proud owner of the big group piece. Those and more can be found in the Comics section.

MaximusLilyVolly

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.

9 June 2011 1:42 PM CDT

Heroes 2011, PR, & Stuff

Heroes was a blast and easily placed itself among my favorite cons. I didn’t expect the overwhelming number of commissions and folks buying originals. Drawing day and night was crazy but fun, and according to fellow artists, par for the course at Heroes. Don’t get me wrong – no artist will ever complain about having too much to draw:). There were so many kind people who stopped by my table and struck up conversation, and I got the opportunity to meet and hang out with artists I’ve admired for years. I got to have lunch with one commissioner, and the Drink and Draw was a lot of fun. I was able to get a few of my favorite commissions taken care of at the pizza shop over beers and laughs. At the Live Auction my donated Kitty and Lockheed piece went for $350, and I had the opportunity on the final day of the  con to sketch and draw with Dean Trippe of Project Rooftop, and Chris Moreno – both a lot of fun to work alongside over breakfast.

Also, coming out of Heroes; I am now with representation. Lastly – My redesigns of the New Mutants are now up on PR. Check out set 1 here and click back soon for set 2.

New work:

2 June 2011 7:32 AM CDT

Heroes Con!

I will be joining the masses of artists at Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend at artist alley tables 118,119. This will be my first time at this Con and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Stop by the table, chat, say hi – I’ll be doing commission sketches with pal Matthew Petz of War of the Woods, and fellow Comic Social Club artists Bobby Timony, Kevin Colden, and selling sketchbooks and prints. My 2010 sketchbook is sold out, and the 2011-A sketchbook is in very limited supply. I expect to sell out at Heroes. My 2011-B sketchbook and the the Tolkien sketchbook (I know – a long time coming), will be available in time for the Baltimore and New York Comic Con’s and will be for sale online sometime in late July.

Friday night I plan to be at the Drink & Draw at Fuel Pizza starting at 7:30pm, so if you’d like ot buy me a beer and chat/draw – come on down! I also plan to check out two awesome panels (and you should as well – Friday at 1 PM – Room 206 – the Comic Twart panel, and at 3PM – Room 203B – Project Rooftop: Superhero Fashion. Hope to see many of you at the show :)

21 April 2011 9:52 AM CDT

Upcoming Cons, Commissions, & Projects Update

So much has happened since my last update, I scarcely know where to start. I’ve already been to two very busy and fun cons this year – Chicago’s C2E2 and one of the four Virginia Comic Cons. Here is my nearly postive Con schedule for the rest of the year:

  • Boston Comic Con
  • Virginia Comic Con (x2)
  • Heroes (Charlotte)
  • Baltimore Comic Con (BCC)
  • Dragon Con (Atlanta)
  • New York Comic Con (NYCC

I will be selling my sketchbooks while supplies last and hope to have my new Tolkien-oriented ThereAndBackAgain sketchbook ready for this coming Boston Comic Con where I will be doing commissions with Bobby Timony (Night Owls) and Ian Struckhoff (Black Label Comics). I will also have a few prints and bookmarks to sell as well. If you would like a commission at the con, I am opening the pre-con sketches now for Boston. Send me a note here for pricing.

So what have I been up to? I have been pitching various projects and am hard at work on a personal project I am considering turning into a web series. I promise more on this after I return from Boston, and with luck I’ll have more info about the pitches to share.

Dwarven Map! A project I worked on at the begining of the year has been printed and is available for a donation to a wonderful community, The Middle-earth network. Click here to learn more!

Lastly – Newish work – Below are a smattering of new pieces – commissions mostly, prints, and various bits over the last few months. I will do my best to post more frequently here when I update work on the various other networks, and will add these to the linked pages in the various galleries.

Smaug

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.

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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