The Short Synopsis

Pop Culture Data Artist, Infographics, Network Design Art, Technical Writing...

Follow me on:

Facebook - Talk, images, and lots of puns. Best place to leave a detailed message.

Facebook Group - Posting new pages of my comics and other material related to golden age comics.

Instagram - Images and posts about progress on art projects. Many will be the in-progress ones when developing a project.

Tumblr - Interesting pages and panels selectively pulled from mostly newer comics.

Earth P.D. comics - My 1940s style comic done entirely digitally. Currently working on issue #3.

Twitter - Not my most active account but I follow some very interesting people.

Comic & Art Events

SteelCity Con

August 11-13 2017

Artist Alley

WV PopCon

August 26-27 2017

Possible Attendee

Camp Comicon

September 8-10 2017


Greensburg Pop-Up Art Show

September 8 2017

Artist Alley

Youngstown Indie Creators

September 9 2017

Artist Alley

Nittany Con

September 23 2017


Parkersburg Con

September 30 2017


BlurrieCon 5

October 13-15 2017


Akron Comicon

November 4-5 2017


3 Rivers Con

May 20-21 2018

Artist Alley

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Site Overview

Welcome to my art space. This is a collection of past and future art and data work. The site is being revamped to concentrate more on current projects.

Any news about the web site changes will be posted here.

I just did a major overhaul of the site. Setup the top menu as the main pages, deleted the sidebar links, and removed some of the past stuff I probably won't be revisiting in the future. It's best to only keep the current material I'm working on rather dwelling on the past. That's one reason all the writing stuff left. I'm no longer looking for technical writing work. Seems employers liked me up until the time I walked into the interview. Then they wondered what this old guy was doing here. Now I look toward my art because nobody can tell me I'm too old to be an artist.

So from now on it's only the new art I'm doing that will be shown.


Weekly Update

I'm going to work at putting up an update at least once a week. Just need to get into a goo habit.

Attended the Indie Creators show in Youngstown Ohio last weekend. It was a small show but what it lacked in attendees I found a few good contacts. I'm looking forward to these turning into something more than just new people to talk to. Can't say anything yet as nothing is set currently. More as things are divulged to me.

I took in an SCA event this weekend. Ran into the man who was king of the East back in the 90s. He originally set up having art count at Pennsic as one of the war points. Today he got to see the Where The Wild Things Are pieces I did for the contest and he still loves it today as he did 22 years ago. So I told him I would get him a copy since without him setting up that art contest I would not have done the piece.

It appears that the Book of Attar project needs to find a new direction. The piece I did in the 1990s used some glorious glittery stickers from Sandy Lion which are no longer produced. I did find some of these stickers on Etsy but the cot was 20- to 30-fold the original price. Too much to make this project viable in the way I originally wanted. Al looking into a Photoshop alternative. Not as happy as using the stickers but sometimes you just have to go with the flow.


Digital vs. Traditional Inking

After some time and a lot of thought, I'm going to phase out the digital inking from my artwork.I was really hoping I could make it work but after a year and a half, I'm still unsatisfied with the results. Plus the fact the amount of fixit work that needs done to the lines after I've laid them down.

So I've taken stock of my pen stock and have started practicing proper inking. Well, maybe not that proper as I'll be moving into fiber pens. And at that, I'm not enthused with the microns and the like as the line is such a dead looking line. They're good for some things but I don't feel it for the overall look I want. I have a variety of brush pens which I'll try first. If after some testing and actual work I'll determine if I need to move back to my Series 7 sable brush and India ink.

I don't think I can just switch over in the middle of the Spider Queen story as the inking might stand out too much. Would have been better to have made this decision before I started this section.


WV Pop Con-2017

I intended to be an artist at the WV Pop Culture Con in Morgantown WV but circumstances prevented me from getting things together in time. I have decided to attend in order to make contacts outside of Pittsburgh.


Added One Con And One Show

Added a local Pop-Up Art Show in Greensburg, PA on September 8th followed by the Youngstown Indie Creators Show in Campbell, OH on September 9th. Nothing like booking back-to-back shows.