Monday, June 29, 2009

Holy Cow!

Is it me or is time going by so rapidly?
Comic con San Diego is right around the corner. Sheesh! I've been so busy busy busy trying to get things together for it. Comic work, prints I'll be selling, gifts, hotels, flights, all that jazz. Due to the hustling and bustling of the summer event I haven't really had the time to draw or update. But I have a TON of stuff to post later on when I get a chance to take a breather from all this hectic mess. In July, I will most likely be posting a entry telling you my booth number and times I will be signing.

Anyway, enough about that work hoo haw. Check this out!


One of my awesome long life friends, Jeff has done some amazing things with my artwork. Usually involving high tech gear and electronics. A few months ago he recently gotten a new Iphone and wanted it to be different from everyone else. So what does he do? He gets a custom printing of my artwork, right on the back! It looks like its part of the case!



Even the inside was custom to match the exterior. With a duplicate image for the desktop background, all of his menu buttons were replaced with Hello Kitty heads, when it would start up it would meow and if you received a text it would make a spray can noise! How trippy cool is that? I actually have 2 people getting the gasmask girl image as a tattoo. Just waiting on pics to show you all!

After this one had to retire due to bugs and complications. He decided to get a new one....only to get a new current art piece for the back! *Which you can see above* Since its brand new I'm not sure what type of cool features he'll put on the phone. Maybe stop sign buttons, bird calls and the alphabet song. Either way, I thought this was way cool and felt like I had to share. I wish I wasn't so old fashioned about all these new gizmos. Then I can do cool stuff like this but alas theres too many to keep up with. :S

Welp, I better get back to work. More posts very soon, along with art. I promise.

And to make sure I'm not jipping ya off without any art this post, heres some more of my DeviantART 100 ten dollar sketches I've been doing. I'm almost to the half way point! These are tons of fun to do in between work related material.


Cheery bye for now.

~Tara

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sullengrey Pinup: Sacrifice




So, last year I met the ever so awesome Drew Rausch during my first year behind the Slave Labor Graphics table at Comic con San Diego. He helped me ease up to the job and helped me sell prints. Hopefully, I'll be more out going this year for sure, mmmaybe.

Aferward, he asked me to do a pinup for his next book. "Sullengrey:Sacrifice" I couldn't say no. This was made sometime in October of last year I think, I was just waiting for the right moment to share.

Each character was equally fun to draw.
Looking forward to seeing you this year, Drew!

For more Sullengrey goodness be sure to follow his Twitter, watch his Blog and hit up the Sullengrey Website for some yummy scary fun and free samples of pages from each issue so far!

~Tara

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some Rabbits Have All The Luck




My piece for the up and coming The Autumn Society "Golden Age of Comics and Animation" Gallery show.

I sorta gave a hint on my last post on who I was going to do.
I couldn't help it. I had to pick him. Maybe next time Boop. I have a feeling everyone will do her.

Before their was Mickey....there was Oswald.
Oswald was created by Walt Disney for a distribution deal. Debuting on September 17, 1927 in "Trolley Troubles", the plucky rabbit "acted up"- And audiences went wild. Clever, impulsive, fast-moving Oswald was a huge box office hit, but Walt's high hopes for the hare were squelched when his producer cut him out of the production schedule and lured several of his animators away. The momentary setback ultimately spurred Walt to a much greater victory. Oswald is a sassy stylish blast from the past- with a future that looks bright.

So my tribute to Oswald. Cheers, ya floppy eared varmint.

Here's my layout drawing for the piece:

And the inks:


Be sure to come down to the gallery, July 3rd, from 6-9pm.

45 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

I know they'll be something for everyone. More details on the way once the opening premieres!

~Tara

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pop shows, Presents, Gliders and Sketches


Hiya! Its been a while since I last posted. Been busy, in a good way I suppose. Lots of ups and downs but I'm holding up. To make up for my absence here's a super lengthy post for you all.

First off, the The Autumn Society's "80s POP show" is open to the public!

Not only that but the event received a feature on Cartoon Brew!
Eeeee, its the first time I was ever showcased there.
It was also featured at all these cool places here!
Slash Films
Meathaus Enterprises
Geeky Tyrant
Cube Craft
and
Universo HQ

Whoo! Here's some pickys from the gallery's opening.

Full house!

People dressed up!

Yes, yes. Point and be amazed. *point point point*

You can see my piece in this picture!
It was bought on the first night. *excited*
This will be up for all to see all month long! So be sure to catch it.
I've been invited to work on the "Golden Age Gallery show" next month, so stay tuned!
* I think I already know who I'm going to do*

What else has been going on? Hmmmm....

Oh yes! Zach sent me a wonderful package and it has just arrived. It was to cheer me up due to dealing with loads and loads of personal events that have happened in the past couple months. I don't want to get into it but it has gotten me in a really chaotic and stressful state. This package is a great picker upper for me. (Im better now, mind you)

This is what I saw when I woke up this morning.
A re re version of Oswald. :3
Then I opened the box to find THIS!!!

*pees in pants*

It also had an adorable original brown papered drawing that
Zach drew one of our anniversaries.

and Elvis Presley sticky notes. 8P

The Oswald figure is amazing! Its a limited edition HEAVY figure,
its about 9' tall and came in a really fancy
10" x 7" box. Look! It even has golden cloth!

Just the box is a treat. Great images and tidbits
on the little bugger. This came straight from the
Disney store in CA and has a stamp of authenticity on
the bottom of the base of the figure.

Oswald is one of my favorites, I never knew he even had
merchandise. So getting him is just really amazing.
I love him, Zach!


Just look at that smirk lol
This is why I named my suggie, Oswald.
They're both sassy egotistical grumps.

Speaking of suggies, mine just got a brand
new cage set! *Spoils them* Now I won't feel
so bad about them being in the cage and having
nothing to do. Check it!
Dia De Los Muertos themed!!!

Now they can live in style!

They went CRAZY for their new home. I would of taken
pictures of them playing on it but they were being butts
and sleeping at the time. *Their inside
the pouch in the back in the picture above*

EDIT: Here's some pics of them up.

Jippo wants out.

Oswald chillin'.

I've drawn a picture of them playing with their
new set but I have to touch it up but I'll post
it here later.

And here's some commissions I've done recently for my 100 ten dollar sketches I've been doing over at my DA account.

Lindsey, I drew her while Zach drew her fiance, Chris. Cute, huh? c:




And last but not least, a basset hound smoking a pipe. My friend has one of these and it crushes me when ever it sits on my lap and he pulls me around like a ragdoll when I take him on walks. Still a cute little fellow to say the least.

I'll be sure to update soon! I know I will have a lot to say this month. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting <3

~Tara