Aight. So every con I've done in the last year or two, I always get the same question: What the hell have you been up to? Because since I'm not actively involved in the comic book industry and people don't see my name in a lot of places, a lot of people seem to think that I'm not working, or that I'm struggling or something. Well guess what kids, that is soooo, so far from the truth. In all honesty, my career has never been this good and I count my blessings that I've been able to be a working professional for almost NINE years. Crazy, right? The thing about it is, specifically in the last 2-3 years most of my focus has been in the animation industry. And unlike comics, the turnaround on projects is a lot slower, and ya just can't talk about stuff, it's all non-disclosure. And by the time I get to show you guys art, it's old news to me. But hey, c'est la vie.
My current gig, the job that I spend most of my time on, is Chaotic. I know I've mentioned it before, but just to recap, it is a cartoon and a card game. It's currently on Fox Saturday mornings, but that will be changing to the CW very soon, maybe already. My role on the property is as head card art illustrator. I get the descriptions, and then I design the characters and then illustrate them. The animators then take the card art and translate for animation.
I started this gig in late '05/early '06, knocked out the first set of cards, then took time off to work on Wolverine. I then came back in September of '07 and I've been working inhouse every since. It's definitely the most fun I've had on a job, and I'm glad I have it. And when I'm not working on Chaotic, I spend my other waking hours doing stuff for the new season of Ninja Turtles. Or Upper Deck. Or the odd online Spawn comic. And when I'm not doing THAT stuff. . . I sleep.
So there, full disclosure. No more secrets. Okay, that's a lie. I mean, I can't show my whole hand, right? ;)
Here's some Chaotic stuff you. The first card, colored by Tony Washington, the second by Emilio Lopez.