As you may have seen on my home page, I have joined up with Sanitarium Magazine ( http://sanitariummagazine.com/ ) - A digital horror magazine that includes horror art and short stories. My first contribution will be the use of one of my previously painted pieces for the cover of their upcoming issue and then from there I'll be doing a few more original covers as well as hopefully some interior art. Basically, as much as they want from me I am eager to give them. Their magazine is available on Amazon.com so be sure to check them out.
Here is their mention of it on the site - http://sanitariummagazine.com/new-look-sanitarium-magazine-hits-the-shelves-soon/
Secondly, I want to thank everyone who's purchased the book that I Illustrated and worked on with the very talented Justin Hamelin. The Darkest Corner has sold beyond our expectations and we are thrilled. Despite some hiccups and delays as well as some hard learned lessons, Justin and I are begining work on our next collaboration, which we will likely be self publishing this time. More on that soon as we hammer out details (Justin is hopefully writing as we speak)... Again, the support that's been shown to us for The Darkest Corner has been overwhelmingly positive and we cannot thank you all enough.
Third(ly?), this is shaping up to be a super-busy personal year for myself and my family, with my Sister-In-Law's upcoming wedding as well as some other stuff that I am not at liberty to discuss at the moment (all good, so don't worry and NO, not a baby). That said, time for commissions is getting tighter and tighter. While I never want to turn anyone down I also always want to be able to offer the best work I can to those paying money for my art. So, moving forward I will be limiting my commissions, something I have never done and don't really like having to do but with the time I have right now I feel like I have to do it. SO... If you have something you want to commission me to do, let's talk! I have several things on the table at the moment and once those are done my full attention is going to personal things as well as my work with Justin and Sanitarium, as well as a few other collaborations that I'll tell you all about some other time once more of the details are sorted.
You can always email about custom work but please, please don't take it personally if I have to delay doing it or simply cannot make the time this year... I promise you it is nothing more than the classic "not enough hours in the day". If you have something that is time-sensitive I will always do my best to accomodate if I am able.
With the abovementioned busy year, you may have noticed me missing from Monster Mania in Cherry Hill, NJ in March. My wife, who sells her jewelry there (it's good knowing one of your table neighbors) and I made the very hard decision after years of vending there to skip it this year (yes, sadly this means August as well). With a Disney trip earlier this year and a wedding as well as some other obligations, it was just too much to squeeze in. Trust me, we missed you all - vendor friends and show attendees alike. We hope to resume Monster Mania starting next march as well as potentially getting to some more shows, so add it to the list of stuff I'll keep you posted about.
Enough blabbering from me now. Time to get back to work.
As always, I am humbled and thankful for all of the support you all offer me. I cannot express that enough. Thank you.
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