Friday, July 25, 2014

Legends of the Black Pandas



                                             












So i have been working on a few things, but the one i want to focus on now is my own project, Legends of the Black Pandas. It is one of two projects that I have in the works, and Pre orders will be going live next week, with the book seeing an official release mid August- early September. This is simply so that people who want to grab the first issue early can, and people who would like to get it through the Indiegogo I will launch (next week hopefully) and gain some extra perks can have that option.  I really believe in this project and want to push it as far as I can, but who doesn't right?  I realize that for this to grow, people have to also gain belief in the project. I sent out digital samplers of the book to give people a taste of the story and art, and so far the response has been pretty good. If you would like one as well, send a message to mailtoarebel@gmail.com and one will be sent to you. In this, i have also asked everyone to share the sampler with others. I don't expect anyone to join my promo team and do all the work, but i understand the power of word of mouth. I understand what it can do to build something or someone up. So no different here. I need your help to grow this project. Like most who set out to do this type thing, i have grand visions. Animation, figures, plush toys, statues, custom vinyl figures, and more.  But it's got to start somewhere. So, when these elements launch, i ask that you help however you can, spread the word, buy, pledge, show someone else, just help  however you can!! Actually it starts now. Pass on the word..... check out the images, support however you can!! I see post all day on social media that could have been something else, not saying don't post what you feel when you feel, just saying, that same energy to post a cute dog, or fight vid comp, or a movie from a company who will invest millions into the campaign to market that movie, could be used to help out those without and in need of a little.... word of mouth.... even online.
peace
wOlly

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Original Artwork for sale..... 21 Draw.... more to come.....



SO, i am posting up two original pieces of art that are up for grabs! One is the original ink work for the Godzilla piece i have posted, the other is the artwork for the Darth Maul piece i posted.  They are both 11x17 in size, on bristol paper, and various inks and Copic markers.  They are $40 each, which includes shipping in the US, contact for other shipping options, and you will also get a full color print of the piece as well.....

In other news, I am taking a break from cons for the Month of July to focus on different projects and client work.  One of those projects I am very proud to mention will be 21 Draw!!  Long story short, it's a super cool book with over 100 artist with varying styles doing pieces to demonstrate body gestures, hand gestures, facial expressions,  etc.  The best of the best are taking part in this book, so i am extremely honored to be a part of this and have a chance to produce art for such a cool artbook/ reference guide! The book is set to be released in October, pending we all get our art completed on time and print runs are on schedule,  and it is a must have.  http://www.21-draw.com/ is the website.  Check it out, grab a copy before they run out because there are a limited number of copies going into print.  If you do pick one up and i m in your area for a show, bring your copy by and i would love to sign it! But me aside, this book has some of the Greats in it!....

Aside from that, Black Panda is under way still, website coming soon, other cool projects are being worked out, and i just got back from Altoona Pa. It was real cool there, my intern traveled with me to see if conventions are a good path for what he wants to do in life with his art.  We had a pretty good time there, the mountains are amazing, farmland is beautiful, and some good conversations with some really good people.  I thinks covers it, next show is August 2nd in Bristol Tenn, then back home for Charlotte Comicon on August 3rd. 
speak soon
wOlly