Friday, July 25, 2014

Rose Arenas - Breathless

2014.07.20 Jersey Shore Comic Con, Toms River, NJ

Breathless is a fantasy-action comic that tells the story of Jesse Williams. He learns he has a twin brother and now he must save the world from falling apart.


This world however is not the world we live in. The Carasonians are a species evolved from dragons. In the 1980s a portal opened between their world and ours...

Rose Arenas, who began this web-comic in 2007, is a visual and web-designer...

The web-comic was originally published in black and white, the comic shown is a color version of the first chapter of the story. The cover of the book features Jesse Williams. Arenas sketch on the Year of the Dragon first day cover features Eclipse, a powerful and dangerous clan leader. He takes on the task of training Jesse and his twin T.J. for what lies ahead...


Friday, July 18, 2014

Jamal Peppers - Sonic the Hedgehog


2011.07.16 Superheroes for Hospice, Livingston, NJ


Sonic the Hedgehog is video game character from Sega, whose popularity has moved him beyond the game to TV series, comic books. Sonic first appeared in 1991. Credit for the creation of Sonic are given to Sega programmer Yuji Naka and artist Naoto Oshima.

A blue 15 year old anthropomorphic hedgehog, Sonic can run at supersonic speed and has the ability to curl into a ball to attack his enemies...

Sonic as published by Archie comics debuted in 1992. Archie also publishes Sonic the Hedgehog (TV Series), Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Archives trade paperbacks...

Jamal Peppers took an interest in comic art at a young age. He has worked in illustration and character design, but got his start in comic at Archie Comics working with Sonic the Hedgehog...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mickey Fiedler - OctoTrooper

2013.11.03 Jersey Shore Comic Con, Forked River, NJ

Mickey Fiedler, his Dad's Cartoons facebook page states he is a proud father of 2 awesome boys, loves science fiction, comic books and video games. During the day Fiedler teaches 4th grade, and by night he mashes comics...

I took some time looking through his portfolio of images before requesting a sketch. Many of Fiedler's drawings were humorous mixes of animals and fictional characters. These include Electrophant, Breaking Bad Papa Smurf, Symbiote Mickey Mouse, Yoda Stewie, Boba Fett Elephant, Mega Man Green Lantern, Dr. Suess' X-Men and the drawing that really had me was a Cyclops Mike Wazowski from Montsers Inc.

As we discussed the sketch concepts the decision was made to draw an octopus Storm Trooper. When Fiedler was done another of his customers comment that the drawing looked a lot like the Hydra emblem. Neither one of us realized this at the start. In any case, I like the concept of the OctoTrooper...

Fiedler is working on his own comic book to help children with life issues, such as bullying and health...

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bob Camp - Ren & Stimpy

Asbury Park Comic Con, Asbury Park, NJ

Bob Camp started his animation career working on the animated series Thundercats, Silverhawks, TigerSharks and many others for producer Rankin/Bass. At DiC, Camp worked on The Real Ghostbusters. At Warner Bros, he worked on Tiny Toon Adventures...

Camp would co-found Spumco, the studios that gave us Ren & Stimpy. John Kricfalusi created The Ren & Stimpy Show for the NIckelodeon Network in 1991. Bob Camp would take over as director in 1992 when production of the show was moved to Games Animation (later Nickelodeon Animation Studios).  Ren is an unstable chihuahua and Stimpy (Stimpson J Cat) is good natured and dim-witted. The show developed a cult following for it's satirical style and off-color humor

Camp has been nominated for two Emmys, a Cable ACE Award and an Annie Award for The Ren & Stimpy Show...

Camp would also work on Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Robots, Horton Hears a Who and Ice Age: The Meltdown; as well as illustrations for several comics including GI Joe, Crazy Magazine, Bizarre Adventures.....