You may remember how Retro started out as storyboards on this very blog in or around 2016. Aaron Lindenthaler had an idea and asked if I wanted to be involved. In 2019, he animated those boards into a short film that premiered at the famous TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, California as part
We are now expanding that into a comic book series & live-action short film featuring Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly, Good Girls). Check out the trailer below!
If you like comics by Ed Brubaker or David Lapham or enjoyed the Jason Bourne movies, Looper, Taken or Memento, this project is for you! Ellie Wright (Immortal Red Sonja, Batman the Shadow) is helping on color. Jerome Gagnon (Holiday Spirits, Orange Cone productions) is handling letters. Hope we can count on your support! Simply visit WhoisRetro.com to bring this project to life!
Crazy how time flies! It was just a few years ago that I posted work-in-progress storyboard art for Retro. Now Aaron Lindenthaler and I are working toward finishing the first issue of the comic! Here is the regular cover for the first issue.
Check out the trailer for the original short release!
The comic book creator & fan group In a part of is doing an anthology! It’ll center around a theme of danger and adventure and will bring talents both old and new. We have a cover (seen here) from Heavy Metal illustrator Mike Penn! We also have industry talent that have been involved with projects from IDW, Boom, Marvel, DC and more! We also have indie, Kickstarter and underground comics represented. There’s a little something for everybody!
Yours truly is on the project with talented writer Mike Korpi again. If you enjoyed Cthulhu is Hard to Spell: The Terrible Twos, come join us October 5th. We will also be a part of a third anthology that I’ll update info on soon!
Thanks for stopping by! First, my store is updated on Etsy and is now officially rebranded as Nguyening It! It also means I won’t be taking the time to do any needlefelting in the foreseeable future. Never say never though, right?
I’ll be getting magnets and possibly some original art up as well. I don’t know where Comic Con at Home will take me, but you don’t know unless you try and put forth some effort right?
I previewed some character sketches for a project I was doing with my friend Mike Korpi. Well, I actually finished that piece but I’m going to be showing you that work here. As you may know, Wannabe Press’s Cthulu Is Hard to Spell: the Terrible Twos funded and is headed to production. Amazing people are still supporting art and creativity in this time. It’s a tough time for the world right now. A lot of people are hurting. I hope artwork and stories can help alleviate some if the anxiety and give people escape. As always, thanks for being here.
Read this review to find out!
To those who have been following the blog since the beginning, thank you. As this year winds down, I’m finishing work on some projects and starting on others.
Can you believe the year that happened? I’ve been very fortunate in these trying times to find a little shine and it’s thanks to everyone for the support.
Andy Nordvall & I saw our Inktober 2017 project, Siren’s Song, go #1 on Amazon Kindle and break into the top 100 in print for Sci-fi and fantasy art books. We beat out Star Wars & Legend of Zelda. We were in the Art top 100 with Basquiat. If you supported, be sure to leave a review!
Aaron Lindenthaler & I saw our short film Retro debut on the big screen as an official Dances with Films selection. The premiere was at TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, California! How bonkers is that?
Can’t forget that Pablo the Gorilla came to fruition! Thanks to everyone who joined Team Pablo to see this comic through! I’m so happy and proud to have fulfilled this campaign. How insane is it to see a Dustin Nguyen variant cover too!
Starting off the new year will be an appearance at Long Beach Comic Expo. Pablo will start making the rounds at conventions this year as he got a late start at Los Angeles Comic Con. Remember, I’ll be sharing not only my schedule but Dustin’s coinciding ones too; so, be sure to grab a copy of his variant, get it autographed & thank him for supporting indie projects!
Check out this crazy con schedule for 2020!
So, I finished Inktober and thought, “I have enough pages. I think I can make a zine! ” So, I did!
Well, I made one as a proof. Once it’s reviewed, I’ll continue printing and refining my printer settings.
Also, I’ll be doing 3 signings this week in Los Angeles for Pablo the Gorilla. On Wednesday, November 6th, I’ll be at the Comic Bug in Culver City from 11-2p then at the Manhattan Beach location from 5-8p.
To end the week, come celebrate at Nostalgic Books and Comics on Saturday, November 9th in San Gabriel Valley!
I hope you enjoyed my third year completing #Inktober with Jake Parker’s prompts. Congrats to all those who completed and a part on the back to those that made the effort!
I was just going to finish the challenge but I’m honestly spent. I’ll finish as orginally planned tomorrow… or today🤣 Also looking forward to finishing kickstarter reward fulfillment. 2 tiers left. Happy Halloween!
2 more days left? What?!