Howdy fans, wanted to let you know I’ve been steadily posting videos on my YouTube channel where I Live Stream drawings in progress. You’ll find me as DIVINE FIRE STUDIOS. I’ve also been setting the stage to launch my creator owned comic called the Shadow Sentry early next year via Indiegogo! So if you like seeing live art, and learning a bit about my process, tools, and techniques… and want to follow the creation my my comic… head over and subscribe to my channel!
I’m excited about bring cool content and about bringing back the joy and fun that was once Comics. It’s hard to find these days, but I want to bring back that passion for comic lovers like I had back in the early 90’s when comics where exciting and enjoyable, the art was great, and the stories were fresh. That’s my passion, and want to share with you what has been born out of that. So here’s a little preview of my Shadow Sentry creation that I’ve been working on for a long time and want to get into your hands Soon!
Do you want to get the inside scoop on my art work, how I do it, what I’m thinking when I’m doing it? How about get behind-the-scenes updates on what I’m creating? How about be a part of comics as I create them? Enter Patreon! Patreon is a site that lets creators actually gain a steady stream of income while doing what they love and allow fans to get insider rewards for supporting what they love!
So what are some of the perks I’ll be offering? There are 4 different reward tiers…
$1 of support per month- Will get you in the know with insider news about projects I’m developing and what I’m working on. Plus, you’ll see all the artwork I post.
$3 of support per month- Will unlock more of a personal experience where you’ll have access to me through a patrons only feed where you can ask questions, and join the conversation about what I’m working on. You’ll also get your name in the credits of the comics I create to say thanks for your help! Plus all previous rewards access.
$5 of support per month- Kicks it up a notch and gets you access to weekly process videos of me drawing. I’ll offer insight and teaching as I go. This is a great teir for artist who want to take their art to the next level and gain some insight 10 years in the making! Plus, you’ll have access to all other rewards.
$10 of support per month- Is the top level that will gain you access to high quality downloads of all the finished art I post, whether it’s just fan art, comic art, or posters! You name it, it’s yours. Plus you’ll get Free downloads of the comics after they are finished. I may even do a monthly Hangout or something for a real treat but we’ll see how it goes. Add to this all other previous rewards and you have yourself a really awesome reward tier!
But that’s not all…
I’ll be offering a unique tier that is for those who want to be taught and learn what it takes to be a comic book artist. This isn’t for the feint of heart…
$400 per month- This will get you into a course of teaching that will offer weekly assignments (as much as you can handle), 2 in depth critiques per month, as well as 2 (30 min) video sessions where we can go over whatever you want, and I can show you first-hand, live, how to draw Whatever! Plus all the previous rewards.
It’ll be a personal course where I can start at your level of experience and help you grow step-by-step. But you have to be willing to do the work and put in the time!
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IF YOU SIGN UP IN THE FIRST MONTH OF LAUNCH YOU’LL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN 1 OF 13 PRIZES!
TOP PRIZE- GETS A SIGNED METAL PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE
SECOND WILL GET MY LIMITED EDITION X-MEN PRINT WITH A REMARQUE (A SKETCH ON THE PRINT)… CHARACTER OF YOUR CHOICE
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Great news!! Copies of the Monomyth collected edition are in, and for sale!! More Great News!! For all you Art book lovers out there, Eric is happy to announce that we’ve finally been able to reprint, in an all new larger format, The Art of Eric Ninaltowski.
The Art of Eric Ninaltowski was originally printed in 2012, and after selling out, we weren’t sure if we’d be able to get more, but luck has won out, and Eric is proud to have this baby in print again. This book not only contains the Art of Eric Ninaltowski, but was designed by him, from cover to cover including art from his early days of drawing until today featuring some of favorite pieces, as well as never before seen drawings. It takes you on a journey, lead by Eric’s favorite quotes and verses from literature.
There are superheroes, sketchbook art, commissions, sure, but also his own personal person creations, like Batman sequentials that never saw the light of day, until now! Funny Batman heads, plus another page of just heads! 30 of them!! Oh, and let’s not forget a sneak peek at Eric’s own creation WARGUN, still in the works. Find out the history of how Eric came up with the story and idea, and see early, early concept drawing from when Eric was still in High School!
Don’t miss this fun-filled book! The Art of Eric Ninaltowski- Volume 1 (so we can add to the fun later…) 48 pages, over 100 illustrations, 8.5×11 Black and White. $20 + shipping. Signed before it ships! Check it out in the store.
Monomyth the collected edition not only includes the 3 issues from the sold out mini-series, but 6 all new pages of story and art by the original team. 190 pages of pure awesome, with a special section of bonus art to top it all off! Don’t miss this epic journey, brought to you by OSSM Comics! Read more here and see some of the new art!
$23 + shipping, soft cover, 190 pages, beautifully printed by Amazon! Written by Siike Donnelly, Art by Eric Ninaltowski, with colors by Peejay Catacutan, and Teo Gonzalez. Check it out over in the store!
This years Comic Con was a blast! I’ll admit, it started out a little weird it felt as if something was missing, I can’t explain it. But as I walked around the show floor it all seemed to fade away, and the magic began. Luckily this year I was able to get into Artist Alley at the last minute! Usually I spend my time every year bugging the Artist Alley guys to get me into an open table, (when other artists don’t show) and I’m there every 2 hours checking in. This year I happened to walk up at the right time (just once!) and they had one more table to fill and I got in on Saturday morning! So nice! Above you can see my setup there in AA. I also spent some time outside the convention selling my work, which worked out rather nicely. The shear numbers of people out there walking around make selling very easy!
If you happened to stop by and you wanted to get something and you weren’t able too, have no fear, you can buy most of my art online, on my Square store just Click Here!
Also be sure to check out my social media sites for updates of new artwork, as well as more photos from Comic Con 2015, which I will post to my fb page. Check it out Here!
But here are some cool photos from the show some of the magic I was talking about! Enjoy!
WONDERCON 2015 IS HERE, just days away… will you be there?
Looking at the show floor this year it is super crowded! So many big names will be there along with the industry leaders in comics. I’m super stoked I actually got in, (SDCC is not looking too good for me getting a booth this year so) Wondercon is the next best thing. This year I will be in Artist Alley along side some of the most a amazing artists in the industry!!! I’m super excited and am looking forward to a great weekend. I will be at BOOTH E- 37 in Aritst Alley if you are there and want to come check out my work, and I’m always available for a commission. I’ll be next to Ron Lim (Which I’m excited about, I follow him on social media and now I finally get to meet him!) and I’m just a row over from Rob Liefield himself, creator of Cable and Deadpool! I’ll be getting an autograph or two! I’m still a fan!
So be sure to stop by and say “Hi!” let me know what’s going on and what’s cool around the show! My friend Oly will be there exhibiting and selling prints as well and he’ll be showing off my prints too, so maybe you’ll find him and see more of my work floating around! Until Friday, be cool and stay safe! See you there!
ALSO- I’ve just updated my store, and have set up a Square store front for all your online Print purchasing needs! It’s nice and sleek and will make things a whole lot easier for online buying. You can check it out by clicking the pic below! Enjoy!
Phoenix Fan Fest is Fast approaching! This Friday the 12th, the folks who brought you Phoenix Comic Con are gearing up to bring you their first winter wonderland for Comics!! I’m super stoked to take a trip to Glendale Az, and meet all the hardcore comic fans who demanded a winter show! I hope all my San Diego friends know about this. It would definitely be worth the drive to have a winter con! Just think, you won’t have to melt in the heat in your costume! Imagine! And it’s going to be held in the University of Phoenix stadium! I’m looking forward to it and I’ll be there through Sunday. If you want to check out more, you can go to there website and find out about all the artists who will be there, vendors, exhibitors, and the STARS! Check it out here.
I’ll be traveling with Mike Miller, and Oly Pitman (Print dealer extraordinaire! Pimping his prints!) I’ll have a few new prints with me to showcase as well. Good Ol’ Deadpool, Superman, Wolverine and Colossus killing it in the Danger Room, Cable, and Maverick (Which I did have in Reno, but never got to properly introduce them!) So, I’m not sure where I’ll be at the show, but I’ll be in artist alley somewhere. So be sure to scope me out, with my big Thundercats banner! I’ll be there! You be there too!
In about a weeks time the epic conclusion to Monomyth will be hitting the store shelves and we couldn’t be more proud!
From Siike’s writing, to my artwork, to PJ’s colors, we’ve created something really special for you and we’re super excited to get this book into your hands! It marks the end of the series but we’re sure it’ll leave with you with something to remember and have you anxious to read it again all the way through! (Which you can do by the way, when the trade releases early next year!)
Thank you to all of those who have supported us thus far and have been buying our book, and have been bugging your local shop to carry it! We appreciate it to say the least! And we can say without a doubt that you won’t be sorry! Siike has really pulled out all the stops on this ending, and spent literally days and nights, and rewritings and rewritings and rewritings to make the ending spectacular!! I’ve read other endings that just fizzled out rather than went out with a bang… You know, the kind of book where you’ve invested 5-6 issues into it and then the conclusion finally comes out – and you’ve been drooling for a month and super excited- and when you start reading, half way into it, you realize they spent two pages on the battle between the hero and the villain and the rest of the book wrapping up the story, and you’re like, That’s IT?? REALLY?? NOOOOOooooooo!!! Not this ending! Siike has created an ending that is as iconic as it’s characters. I hope you’re ready for a thrill ride!
“Imagine a young Jim Lee drawing Prophecy meets Gilgamesh and you get Monomyth; an amazing book.” -Adam Glass (Exec Producer of Supernatural)
Monomyth 3 will be hitting the store shelves on Oct. 22nd, and in case your local comic shop doesn’t carry it, issues will be available on the OSSM comics website soon! (Not to give Siike more work, Lord knows he’s doing tons! But they will be available)
Before I go, here’s a little sneak peek to wet your palate… and don’t forget to send us your feedback via Facebook or Twitter after you read it! We love hearing from you and what you think of our stuff!!
This just in! OSSM Comics will have an Artist Alley booth this year at the San Diego Comic Con! We will be in Artist Alley Booth GG-12 and I’ll be stopping by to do scheduled signings for Monomyth #1 which hits stores on July 23rd!! Which happens to be the first day of the Con, Wednesday Preview night!! I’m super stoked for the book to come out, and I’m excited to share it with everyone and see what you think!! Can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast!! Be sure to stop by and get your signed copy!!
Wizard World Philly is only two weeks away! I’m really excited to be back in my old neighborhood (well sort of, I’m from Jersey originally so, close enough!)
But I’ll be seeing some familiar faces while I’m in town and new ones too I hope! I’ll be located in Artist Alley in D-17 right behind Mike Miller and next to my friend Oly who pimps some awesome art prints from a ton of Artists, so stop by and say “Hi!”
Also I’ll have some new prints for you: Red Hood, Batman, and a cool Captain American iconic front. Check them out! I’ll be a great show for sure, 4 days of fun! Super stoked! See you there!
Wizard World Portland was a blast this year to say the least. I got to meet some great people, new artists, did some really cool commissions, and all the while managed not to get sick! It seems I always get something when I come back home but not this time! HA! (I beat you this time!) But it was a great weekend! For all those who stopped by the booth, thank you so much, and to those who bought some of my art, thank you even more! 😉
Feel free to post any original commissions I did for you over on the facebook page, I know I forgot to get pics of some! I did manage to snap a few photos of a few I did though, so I’ll post them down below.
Those of you who did have a chance to stop by, I probably mentioned the new project I’m working on with OSSM comics, and the talented writer Siike Donnelly, called MONOMYTH! If you want to check out more of that you can go to a few places,; here are a few links for you…
It’s a really cool project to be working on and it will be published in 3 thirty page issues! So lots of bang for your buck! Keep checkin’ in to get more cool previews and stuff and to see some cool art! Hope you dig it so far and hope you check it out down the road as well!
Until then, check out some art! Here are a few pics of Commissions I did at the Con. Enjoy!
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