Friday, June 26, 2009

Georgina Poularakis Storm Hawks Pin Up

I met Georgina at Anime North and got her to draw this beautiful pin up of Stork and Radarr! We will be publishing this pin up in the upcoming Storm Hawks: Age of Heroes comic.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Storm Hawks@Anime Evolution confirmed Programme

Here are the definitive times, and locations:

- Be the first ones to buy the Storm Hawks Special Edition Comic at DMF Comics Booth 202 in the Dealer's Room.

- The confirmed Storm Hawks Q&A Panel and Screening - Saturday 11:30-1:30. Panel Room 1
Panelists include: Andy Poon (Art Director), Rav Grewal (Director), Sam Vincent (Aerrow, Dark Ace), Cathy Weseluck (Ravess), and Brian Drummond (Carver). Maybe Scott McNeil (Stork)...we shall see.

- Get your Storm Hawks books signed! Autograph Session Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Room 220

It's going to be a great show at the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Back to Vancouver!

I'm going to be visiting Vancouver for four days this upcoming weekend, and exhibiting at Anime Evolution. I can't believe it's been more than five years since I left Vancity and returned home to Toronto. I haven't been able to make it back since. Going to sell Storm Hawks, The Art of ReBoot, and break out Crozonia for the good folks. Can't wait.
And have some sushi.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Back from Licensing Expo '09

This week I traveled to Las Vegas for the Licensing Expo. A great trip, renewed some contacts I have been working on since last year's Expo. I also met some new people at great companies I would like to work with. I'm confident that something will come from this show.

Some thoughts and impressions:
The show was noticeably smaller than when it was in New York at the Javits. Certain company booths were also half the size as they were last year. The larger companies such as Dream Works, Sony Pictures, Hasbro etc... still occupy gigantic 1000+ square foot booths. but the industry as a whole is down. The licensing industry is a perfect microcosm of the global economy.

I went there not only to find licensed properties to publish by try to develop some IPs for companies that I want to work with. A couple spec artwork here and there could potentially lead to great things. Normally I wouldn't offer free artwork, but it's the recession. Hustle, work hard, pick the partners you want to work with. Foster relationships with these partners during the hard times, and hopefully when the economy picks up, you emerge as a major creative services/licensing partner.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Storm Hawks Comic website now online!

The Storm Hawks Comic website is now up and running at
Have a look! The Storm Hawks ashcan is now on sale! And the Comic Special is also available for pre-order.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Licensing Expo

The Licensing Expo is this week in Las Vegas. I will be there walking around, seeing what properties could be the next great Beach CS project. Could be a comic book, and artbook, posters....who knows?!!!