Tuesday, March 06, 2007

New art! New kitchen! Hot???

Hey, it's been a while eh? Sorry about that! I'm hard at work on the upcoming fill-in issue of Rex Mundi I'm doing with Dark Horse Comics and some vampire gaming cards for White Wolf Publishing, but I managed to squeeze in a few color cover roughs for a project that I was approached about last week (but I sadly didn't land the gig -- too bad, it would have been fun! But it was a great experience regardless, so no harm done!). Anyhow, while I don't think I can say what it was for, I think I can show you the roughs I did (they're at varying stages, the first at a more complete (yet still unfinished) stage, and the other 2 much looser). Anyhow, blah de blah, here they are:





I've also been doing some illustrations for a book of short stories by my beloved. Here's a close-close-up detail snip-it of one of the illos:



Also, the talented husband of our awesome friend (blog and otherwise) Jennifer has been working on remodeling our kitchen! He's been doing an AMAZING job and it's almost done. Man o man has his handiness been a Godsend to us! :)



We had initially wanted some pattern for the floor, but once we saw how lame the selections were and then saw the checkerboard (!!) it was like the decision was made FOR us! We LoOOOoooOOOOooove it! (if you disagree, send your complaints and opinionated rants here)

And lastly, Laini pointed this VERY flattering post out to me on the hugely popular Fuse #8 site. I'd like to say that I'm humbled by her kind words, but since I'm so "hot" it's hard for me to reflect inward like that (what with all of the mirrors in our house, how can I make time to ponder my own humility? I'm too busy being "hot!" -- yeah right! :) Thanks for the kind (and skewed!) words Betsy! You're being VERY generous there, but thanks for the inclusion :)

I'll try to be better about updating more regularly here. I'll see what I can do about posting some vampires & the like as I work on them.

Peace!
Jim

6 comments:

Laini Taylor said...

Hi sweetie! The kitchen looks so cool in those pics! Can't wait til it's totally done. And love all the art! Looks like a busy few months ahead!

MoJoKat said...

This is the first time I've been to your blog, and I just wanted to let you know that I think your artwork is amazing! I hope you don't mind if I add you to my "Frequented Blogs" list on my blog.

Oh, and your kitchen looks like a lot of fun!

Glad I stopped by! Take care!

Alexandra S said...

What an honor to receive such a title! Wow! (I just received an award myself for Hottest Hair Follicles.) We'll have to compare trophies! I can't even recognize the kitchen-its like a whole new room and I see I don't have to go into the back anymore for the microwave. It looks great-just save a space for the collection of international corndogs to hang on the wall. P.S. Those illustrations are beautiful!

jennifer said...

Jim!

The illustrations are fabulous! I love the first one especially!

Also thanks for mentioning my awesome-ness! Glad someone finally recognizes it! :)

And the kitchen.. wow! it looks great! (good job talented hubby!)

maggie said...

Hey Jimbo! I always knew you had it in you to win such an award. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. I'm also excited to see the new kitchen. You guys gonna have a kitchen-warming party? ya know, people spilling beer and food all over the floor, and hiding things in the cupboards?

Saddam In The House said...

I'm totally going to write a children's book and see if I can get on Fuse's hot list. I look hot and quite frankly, I am hot. No a/c down here-sucks!