Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tony Fleecs vs. The Internet!

Hey Y'all!

I know I just updated yesterday but all the sudden I have a couple more things to show. I'm all over the internet today, surprisingly. Here's what's happening.

My Hero Initiative Archie cover is up for auction on ebay today.
Archie Comics graciously created blank-covered editions of the landmark Archie #600 and gave them to The Hero Initiative to have stellar artists do ORIGINAL drawings on the cover. Each of these covers is an original, one-of-a-kind piece! Hero will be auctioning these off at the rate of 5-10 per week ’til we get thru all 57 covers available!

You are bidding on the original and AMAZING wraparound piece featuring the whole Riverdale gang from artist Tony Fleecs! This cover is drawn in pencil, ink,and marker and ya know what? It will also be the cover of the collected Archie book coming from Hero Initiative in January, 2011!
Go throw a bid on that if you've got some extra cash lying around.

This guy's just a fan of my sketchcard work and he has some incredibly nice things to say about me on his sketch card blog.
Tony Fleecs is a Phenomenon. His work is the equivalent of a theater-quality sound system blaring candy corn punk rock battery acid directly into your eyes.
I am actually blushing. Thanks, Rian!

And here's an interview I did a couple weeks back about the sketch cards.
What is your favorite character to draw?
I guess probably Spider-Man. He’s one of my favorites, and he’s fun. Also: Batman and Deadpool. A lot of times on the Marvel sets, I’ll tend to go obscure or draw characters’ old costumes a lot of the time just because I have weird favorite issues or characters. I love guys like Mojo and Puck from Alpha Flight. If I’m reading Runaways, I’ll draw all the Runaways. With so many cards to do, it’s nice to change things up after drawing, like, a hundred Wolverines or Caps.
Thanks for that, NonSportTrading.com!

Ok, I think that's it for now. I'll be back as soon as I have more to talk about. Thanks for stopping in. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

December Update. Comic Sale, Hero-Archie, 1 a day #250!

Hey y'all!

Sorry for the long time between updates. Got a bunch of stuff to talk about so we'll get right to it.

Item! Terminal Press' Tony Fleecs Stocking Stuffer Sale!

For a limited time you can pick up both of my Terminal Press books for zero dollars off each. That's a savings of $0!! If you haven't bought In My Lifetime or Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here yet, now's the perfect time.

Here's what people who are famous in nerd circles are saying about these books:

“Brave, brilliantly observed comedy, and the first autobio comic in years that hasn’t made me want to punch the author in the stomach.”
--Warren Ellis,

"Stop it! Stop complaining that comics aren't good enough. Stop moaning that all you can find is derivative genre garbage. Stop whining about the glut of moronic super-hero books and impenetrable shoe-gazer lit-comix . You're holding in your hands the tonic to all those ills. Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here is the cure you didn't even know you needed. This book makes clear once and for all that not only is Fleecs one of the most exciting young artists on the comic scene, but also one of its best new writers."
--Phil Hester,
Writer of the Coffin, The Darkness, The Atheist and FireBreather. Artist of Swamp Thing, Green Arrow, Ant Man, Marvel Teamup and Clerks amongst many others.

Item! 1 a day, Day 250!

For those of you who haven't been following the 1 a day blog (where I try to work my way through a gigantic list of commissions that I foolishly solicited last year for $3 a piece) I'm up to day 250 today and there's a bunch of extra cards with today's post. Check in at 1 a day today and every day!

Item! Hero Initiative's Archie: 50 Times an American Icon in stores soon.

The hero initiative's Archie Sketch covers book (featuring a cover drawn by me, the least famous artist in the book) will be in stores on January 26th, 2011. Here's a look at the cover. Make sure you pre-order a copy (NOV10 0953.) Support the hero initiative.

Also, new Hero Initiative Archie sketch covers are going up on ebay every week. Keep an eye on those too.

And furthermore, I did one for the New Avengers 100 book- here's a look at that one.

Ok. That's all for now. Hope everyone has a great holiday season. If you want to keep up with me, check out http://twitter.com/TonyFleecs and http://tonyfleecs1aday.blogspot.com/