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Saturday, February 26, 2011

out 2 dry, left 4 dead

my second post! see, i haven't forgotten about you guys.

this is my one unique contribution to the out 2 dry show. there was a news story about some fascinating photos taken with a microscope. this is a curled up ruby tailed wasp, but since i'm still playing around with traditional media this is just grayscale. it's pen and ink, brush and ink, and some white acrylic for the highlights. about 5" x 5" and one of the very rare pieces that i do that's entirely traditional media. it'll be going for $50 at the show but i'll have some way cheaper screen prints available as well.

sorry if i lead you to believe that this would be fan art of a zombie running through new orleans. see you kids at the show!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Orc at Night

click to enlarge
Original ink and longer post @ my BLOG

OUT 2 DRY Art Show.

OUT 2 DRY Art Show is back!

That super-fun kewl art show “Out 2 Dry”.
(Please note the wacky word play for our second go-round!)
Here’s the deal; we hang unframed sketchbook pages, prints and small works and sell them on the cheap.
Nothing is priced over fifty bucks! Read more here.

Out 2 Dry Art Show at Brave New Worlds Comic Shop
March 4 to 31 Opening Reception Friday, March 4 from 6pm to 9pm
Brave New Worlds Comic Shop
45 N. 2 ND Street (Olde City)

Photo credits: Pics by Concetta Barbera from the last "Out to Dy" Show.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Taking the Plunge!

Michael Flanakin is doing something insane for a good cause this weekend. Mr Flanakin will be participating in Tim's Rivershore Polar Plunge 2011 for the VA Special Olympics.
Michael Flanakin found the image above and chased me down through the internet to do the stand-up and unusual thing of asking permission to use the image. Being that it's a great cause, and he's obviously a nice guy, I agreed immediately. You can see how Michael used the image HERE! It's really neat what he did with some waves he added.

If you're interested in donating, click HERE!

You never know which of your images will catch on and which ones will be overwhelmingly ignored. You may sweat blood over a magnum opus only to crash upon a stone wall of indifference or the little doodle you scratch out will have the public beating down your door. I'm happy this silly little scribble can be used for a good cause! Thanks, Michael! Stay warm!


Here's a quick drawing exercise I made for myself: take a few recognizable characters and turn 'em into regular (or at least semi-regular) folks. So, I introduce you to Bob "Hunter" Fetterman, Stew Tropiano, and Dario Vadera.

Its Boba Fett, a Stormtrooper, and Darth Vader btdubs. Soon to come...droids.

Check out more of my crap here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rain Gives Rise

This picture shows a Thalassomedon feeding on fish in the Cretaceous Sea while Ancient Ammonites drift by. The Thalassomedon is a type of plesiosaur, that had a 20ft long neck. Scientists think it may have used this long neck as stealth to sneak its way into schools of fish while its body could remain hidden below. They also think it may have fed like a crocodile or alligator thrashing its head from side to side.

Ammonites are one of the best ways scientists can date the ancient seas. Their shells were easily fossilized, and flourished through out the age of Dinosaurs. They grew pretty big sometimes with shells 3ft across. They looked like squid with a beak for eating other cephalopods.

"The Past is a Wilderness of Horror"
acrylic on panel

Detail - Ammonites adrift

 Detail - Ammonites adrift

detail - Thalassomedon chasing a school of unknown fish 

This picture depicts an Ultrasaurus and a pair of Pteranodon Ingens.

"Lizard Beyond Others"
acrylic on panel



These pictures will both be shown in The Age of Reptiles show, premiering at Paradigm Gallery Tomorrow evening. It is a show I curated and will feature many of your fellow PCS brethren. Sam Heimer, James Heimer, Paul Palcko, and Jeffro amongst others. I hope to have your support.

I also look forward to your sincere critiques of the pictures I have posted, I always appreciate suggestions on what I could have done better. Also if you are unfamiliar with my work please visit here ( the link on the sidebar is broken) also follow me on Facebook where I update often. Please find below the promo card for The Age of Reptiles and the Facebook event link.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hey folks, just wanted to give you all a heads up: THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY CATCH SOME SWEET ART. Friday, the 25th, is the opening of The Age of Reptiles, at Paradigm Gallery, curated by Sir Anthony Pedro of the Turkish Scrub-Lands. The little bit of art I've seen for this show thus far is awesome...excluding my shitty piece. Saturday, the 26th, is the closing of A Nation of Evil Men, at Masthead Print Studio, curated by some douche-bag named Sam Heimer. Check out an awesome write-up of the show HERE. Lastly, I have a handful of new work up on my blog for your viewing pleasure you can gawk at HERE.


Who's a cute lil' Gorgon?

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INK WASH original and MORE WORK @ my BLOG

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Out 2 Dry Art Show, Artwork Needed.

It's baaaack!

That super-fun kewl art show “Out 2 Dry”.
(Please note the wacky word play for our second go-round!)
Here's the deal give us your sketchbook pages, your prints, your unsold masses
and we'll hang 'em all on the walls of Brave New Worlds Comic Shop in Olde City.
No frames, no mattes, just a couple of clothes lines with artwork clipped to them.

Last year's romp proved very successful.
The gang at BNW has offered to forgo commissions on artwork priced $20 or less and paid with cash. (Anything paid for with credit cards they have to take a lil' $umthin' ) We are also setting a price cap no artwork over $50.
So get us your stuff soon.

Here's the vital info
- Type of Art: Sketches, limited edition silkscreen prints, small paintings and inked pieces. (Just no digital prints please)
- Art drop off: Get your stuff over to BNW by Thursday, March 3rd, 6pm sharp.
- Please label your stuff on the back with the following info:
Title of piece
and number them in order of importance.

(We are hoping to get a bunch of stuff from everyone and we want to sell it all right off the wall. So, we'll be hanging a couple of pieces you drop off at first, then when stuff is sold we'll be replacing it. We'll be sure to hang everyone's #1 and #2 and save their other pieces for later in the show.)

- The Opening will be: Friday March 4th, 6pm to 9pm.

Lastly, this is an “Open Invitation”. A lot of folks have asked about participating in Philadelphia Cartoonist Society events. So if you're reading this consider yourself invited, this is to be one of many meet n' greets for the PCS in 2011.
(Our only request is no current students participate. Sorry.)

Please e-mail us if you would like to participate. You can drop your work off at the shop anytime. Just tell Brian or Rob that your with the March PCS Art Show, they know the drill.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting some of you for the first time.

Take care.

Above and below are pics from last year's event (courtesy of Concetta) to give you an idea of the layout. More information to follow.

*Disclaimer: The PCS reserves the right to exclude any and all artwork(s) for any reason; space restrictions, content of art, etc...

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Han Shot First" on Teefury, Feb. 15th for 24 hrs. ONLY!

Hey all,
Just a heads-up that one of my designs was selected to be a t-shirt on, on Tuesday, February15th, starting at 12:00 am (Monday at Midnight) for 24 hours only. So me a favor and "Spread the word to your favorite Star Wars nerd."

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hows it goin?

HELLO! Im Evan. I do pictures too. This is my first post on The PCS blog. Nice to meet you all. You might have seen some of my crap on the Autumn Society blog, maybe not, no big. Im glad to be here now too. I do pictures. Moving on.

This was a thing I did for last weeks Philly Citypaper. It was their annual writing contest, and I illustrated a little somethin(s) for the winning story (which was about a teaspoon who ((spoiler)) eventually got surgery and became a bubble wand). I would say check it out, but either a) You already have, or B) You cant because its already Thursday and a new paper is in the which case Im sorry.

This is the original, before all the window dressing went on.

This little inside piece depicted a key moment in the story, when the teaspoon is about to go down some stairs or something.

Nice talking to all y'all. Come see more of my crap here

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Movies I see in 2011

Last year I saw a cool piece of artwork on the net by Chris Samnee. In just six panels (with no dialogue) he tells the story of Superman: The Movie. I see a lot of movies each year and thought, rather than write some typical review, I thought I'd borrow his idea and sum up each film in just 4 panels.

Here's the first film I saw this year, back on January 4th, The King's Speech.

(Click on image to see it larger)

If you want to see more, check my blog The Blabbing Baboon from time to time (I've seen 8 movies so far this year) and let me know what you think of these.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Cartoon Print

A while ago I was commissioned to create a hand drawn Back to the Future piece. It is one of my favorite pieces that I've ever done. I'm always a little tentative & intimidated by coloring things by hand, probably because I've become so reliant on the magical computer machine. However, I was extremely proud of the colors for this one piece but I always thought I could do it better. So I did (at least i think so). What do you guys think?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ellen Forney at Free Library on Saturday!

I had the pleasure of meeting cartoonist Ellen Forney today at a lecture at University of the Arts. She is here in Philadelphia as part of the Free Library's “One Book One Philadelphia”. She was absolutely awesome. She spoke about her early experiences, a bit about her process and gave an inside look into the collaboration between herself and author Sherman Alexie on the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Ellen will be giving a workshop at the Free Library this Saturday and I highly recommend you attend! Many of our members have families, so this all-ages event would be a great way to spend the day. I have listed all the info below, and if you happen to make it out be sure and tell her your a proud member of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society.

Absolutely True Diary of a Full-time Artist: Comics Studio With Ellen Forney
When: Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 2:00PM
Where: Central Library

Artist Ellen Forney, a Philadelphia native and the mind behind the clever artwork in
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, will teach participants how to develop their own comic art. Forney's work includes collaborative projects with columnist Dan Savage and comedienne Margaret Cho, and has been featured in L.A. Weekly, Seattle's The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Please call 215-567-7710 to reserve a space.

(Below is one of my favorites comics from her lecture just click on it to enlarge.)