Monday, May 5, 2014

OCHO #30

OCHO #30-- OCHO falls in love.  I had a lot of fun with this one and I enjoyed handing out about 250 copies on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.  Hope you enjoy it!!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

OCHO #29!

Ocho #29 is Here!  Really happy with this one and what makes it even more amazing is that it's a 24 hour issue!  17 page story written and illustrated by Eric Mengel with a beautiful full color cover and the usual liner notes and pinups!  It's no lie when the book says "the world's greatest mini comic series!"

Sunday, October 6, 2013

24 HOUR COMIC BOOK DAY!




#24HCD wrap up- I had a great time! I hadn't drawn in three months so to work up 15 pages and have 2/3 of them finished is pretty awesome even if I left four hours early so I could go home to sleep so I could watch the Chicago Bears game- GO BEARS! I had a bunch of visitors stop by and or wish me well online- even Buzz Crisswell called the store and spoke to me as I was inking, encouraging me! Thank you for all the support over the years you and Andrea have given me! Beth Benjamin came buy to check on me and gave me lots of support as well as burned me a copy of Def Leppard's Pyromania- that was pretty rad! Of course I always like hanging out with my bro, Denny Michael Riccelli who killed his pages quite well- go visit http://dennmann.com to see for yourself! I was really impressed by my nephew Damon Begay who was killing his pages and was inking with a hunts 102-- so awesome. I'm proud of you and your effort Damon and I look forward to seeing your pages soon! Birdie Birdashaw finished up strong with time to nap on the couch and I look forward to seeing his effort as well- Birdie does a great laff web comic at http://bunnyvomit.com and it's one of the few I check out regularly- great stuff and thanks for making me laugh and not cussing in front of my kids when they visited because I would have accidentally thrown you through the window. And last but not least, the juggernaut of the scene, Henry Scurry- this dude had me cracking up with his robot's making love music- get to know this dude- he will teach you about life!   We had lots of great visitors throughout the day- always great to see friends like Jeff Meredith, who interviewed us for the occasion, the Steam Crow family, Shawn Demumbrum, Raven Gregory, Jess Hurley, Lisa Secakuku and her family and a bunch of others-- and special thanks to my wife Teneil and my daughters Ella and Sophia for letting me do my OCHO stuff and for visiting me so I didn't miss seeing them the whole day- it meant a lot!  Also- big thanks to Jesse James Comics for hosting the event! Jesse was there with us until 4:00am working his magic for his store- thanks for all that you do for the comics community here in AZ!!!  Really guys, thank you all from the bottom of my heart; I am truly blessed to have all that I have! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

OCHO Model Sheet

here's the model sheet I created for other artists to do their take on OCHO.  OCHO is scheduled for a cameo in BIG DOG INK's CRITTER #15.  I'll let you all know when it's gonna hit the shelves.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fundraiser- be a background character in OCHO #26 for $20.00!!!

Hey guys- I'm hoping you will be able to help me help a friend. About a week ago four kids lost their mother and their father is now left to raise the children alone. I lost my mother when I was 38 years and I still struggle with that loss and I had time to prepare. What these kiddos are going through I cannot imagine. It has tugged on my heart and I would like to help. I am drawing fans, friends and family into the background of OCHO #26. For $20.00 I will put your likeness in as a background character, I will put your name in print as a contributor and I will send you an autographed copy of OCHO #26. It's your chance to be immortalized in a comic book as well as help a struggling family out. Please help!

OCHO #25!

Twenty five issues- can't believe it. Thank you for supporting me and OCHO!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

OCHO #24!

Well, I did it! And just in time for the AMAZING ARIZONA CON put on by my good pal Jimmy Jay! I'm pretty certain the print run is gonna drop down to 250 copies on this as it is a tremendous amount of work to staple and fold these, not to mention the diecut covers. Anyway, hope to see you at convention and please realize that my books- at 21 pages of story and a cover all drawn, stapled, folded by me for two dollars- is the best deal of the show!!!