Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Ribbon Head


Here's a drawing of AnnaLynne that I did based on a photo I took of her. In an ideal world, she would be the Grace Kelly to my Alfred Hitchcock.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Children of Men

Children of Men is a powerful piece of filmmaking. Along with Pan’s Labyrinth, it’s the best film of 2006. The film takes place in the future where humans all of a sudden can no longer procreate.

Alfonso Cuarón is a master filmmaker. He uses several long, complex, continuous shots which brings you into his film world and heightens the intensity. It is a amazing use of mise-en-scene which shows you what a brilliant artist Cuaron is. I don’t recall seeing him do such shots in his other films and it is a bravura move here.

Clive Owen continues to show me that ever since I first saw him in those BMW short films that he is a actor worthy of praise. He plays a character who initially is just going through the motions of life. Purpose is all of a sudden thrust upon him and he sees there may be hope for humanity.

I was awed by this film. I see so many movies in a year that are bad or mediocre that whenever I see one that moves me and shows me what great art film can be, it just intensifies the flame inside me to make such films as well.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi


Here is a drawing I did of the two Jedi Masters from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!


Here's my rip off of Hello Kitty -- Konichiwah Benny! He's based on a creation of a friend of mine. I won't cut her in on any of the profits though when I become super rich from him because I want to rip off as many people as possible.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ale


Some of the most beautiful women in the world are from Brazil. Here's a drawing of one of them, Alessandra Ambrosio.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth is the best film I’ve seen this year so far. Guillermo del Toro continues to show that he is a masterful filmmaker. Guillermo Navarro’s cinematography is beautiful and gives this modern fairy tale a magical look. The film is about a young girl during the Spanish civil war who has to cope with a new (evil) stepdad, sick mother, and the upcoming birth of a baby brother. When she and her mother move to be with her mother’s new husband (who is also a captain in the fascist army), she soon realizes she is also entering a magical realm...

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Natalia


When I become a big time Hollywood film director, I'm going to cast the ravishing Natalia Vodianova in one of my movies.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Captain Jack


Here's Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. When I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest this summer, I wasn't expecting much because of the negative reviews I heard. I was pleased that those turned out to be wrong. I really enjoyed the movie. It was fun and adventurous. I liked the unorthodox script structure and Johnny Depp continues to be the coolest actor on screen.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Faerie


Here are my inks over Mike Wieringo's pencils of his Tellos faerie character.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Secret World of Comic Book Artists


I recently finished a rough cut to a feature film that I wrote and directed. It's a comedy titled "The Secret World of Comic Book Artists" and stars AnnaLynne (Transporter 2) and Eric Weldon (The Tyra Banks Show). Two comic book artists and a beautiful girl attempt to meet a seemingly insurmountable art deadline. In the process they ruminate about life, love, religion and why there aren't any young guys named "Dick."

We are taking the film on the film festival circuit. Here's a poster for the film that is penciled and colored by Herval and inked by me.

You can check out a trailer and clips here:

http://www.myspace.com/comicbookartists

I have also uploaded a trailer and clips of the movie on YouTube:

Trailer

Clip 1

Clip 2

Clip 3

Clip 4

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Two Girls and a Rabbit


Here's a drawing I did of two super talented girls that I know. One of them is whacky.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Mrs. Howard M. Shum


Here’s a drawing of my future ex-wife Angelina Jolie. “How will that happen?” you ask. After viewing my debut feature film, Angelina would immediately want to meet the brilliant filmmaker behind such a visionary piece of work. Angelina falls passionately in love with me on first sight. We fly off to Sri Lanka to get married. Zahara and Shiloh think that I’m cool while Maddox shouts at me, “I don’t have to listen to you! You’re not my real daddy!” We then jet off to the Ukraine to adopt triplet orphan babies. On our way back from picking up the triplets, Angelina and I get into an argument about string theory and quantum physics. We stop in Mexico and she divorces me. She leaves me stranded, but luckily I manage to hitch a ride with Jessica Simpson who is in town for a Mensa meeting.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Future Star


I have seen the best young actress currently working in film. AnnaLynne's acting is natural and she makes it seem effortless. It is said in basketball that a sign of a great player (Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson) is that he can make bad to mediocre players better than they actually are. I have witnessed AnnaLynne's ability to do this with fellow actors. I think she can make any film better with her presence.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Monsters Inc.



Here some more old Disney Adventures stuff penciled by Tom Bancroft and inked by me.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Kim Possible page


Here's a Kim Possible page that Tom Bancroft and I did a couple of years ago for Disney Adventures Magazine. I've been crazy busy lately. I'll post new art soon.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Intrigue




Every once in a while, someone will ask me if I intend on finishing my comic miniseries Intrigue. Intrigue was written as a seven-issue series and three issues were published. Various circumstances (FedEx losing original art, having to change pencilers, etc.) caused the publication to be delayed. I have issues #4, #5, and #6 all penciled and partially inked. I will not publish any more issues until all the art for the entire story is finished. Here are some unpublished pages penciled by Francis Portela and inked by me.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Lord of the Rings



Late last year and early this year, I penciled 1,000 sketch cards for Topps for their Lord of the Rings: Evolution card set. I was commissioned to ink and color some of the cards after they were bought. Here are a few.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I Wonder...


I wonder what Natalia Vodianova would be doing right now if she didn't become a model, marry a rich dude, and had two kids. I think she would be creating comics. She would probably want to collaborate with the best creator in comics and since Dave Sim is semi-retired and Kyle Baker prefers to work alone, that would mean me. We would make a really cool comic (even cooler than Gun Fu). People would say, "What is this amazingly beautiful girl wasting her time doing comics? She should act or model." Natalia would then become a model, marry a rich dude, and have two kids.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Angelina


Today I was sitting waiting for something to happen and decided to pass the time by sketching this drawing of Angelina from a cover of a recent People magazine that was lying around.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Spiderboy


Here's a drawing of Spiderboy that Mike Wieringo penciled and I inked.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Halle


Halle Berry and I have the same birthday (August 14). Although she is a few years older than me, but I won't hold that against her.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Aspirations


One day I hope to be a great artist. When that day happens, maybe then I can do a drawing of Adriana Lima that conveys her beauty and sweetness.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Jessica Simpson

I think if Jessica Simpson didn't decide to pursue music when she was younger, she would have went to Purdue and studied computer science like me.

Friday, April 28, 2006

More Football

Here's a photo of Matt Leinart and me. For some reason Matt wanted to stand on an apple box for the photo. Here are also some drawings I did of Matt and fellow USC Trojan and Heisman winner Reggie Bush.





Wednesday, April 26, 2006

2006 ESPN NFL Draft Part 2

Here are some more photos that I took.

Michael Huff
Mario Williams
Matt Leinart


D'Brickashaw Ferguson
Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, and LenDale White
Ring Card Girl