Tuesday, October 7, 2014

NYCC! This weekend, yall!!


Super fast today, I've got an alarm set for 45 minutes from now I've gotta pack-- Then Josh Fialkov and I are jumping on a red eye for New York and this weekend's NYCC at the Javits Center.

Here's where you can find me!
First off-- All weekend I'll be in Artist Alley at C-13 (If you were there last year-- It's pretty much the same place.) I'll be in Pony Row right between Thom Zahler and Color assistant supreme, Lauren Perry. I've got a few other signings and panels-- 
Thursday 6-7pm: My Little Pony signing at the IDW booth (1844) with Andy Price, Sara Richard and Agnes Garbowska 
Friday 1:30-2:30pm: Doberman Signing at the Darby Pop/Comics Experience booth (2107) 
Friday 5:30-6:30pm: Drawing workshop with Tony Fleecs at Family HQ (1C02) 
Friday 9pm: After Hours Meetup with Comics Experience, Josh Fialkov, Joe Infurnari &  Gabo! This one has limited space- for details click here.   
Saturday 11am-12pm: My Little Pony signing at the IDW booth (1844) with Sara Richard.
Then it's back to California to finish up work on--
Publisher: IDW PUBLISHING(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
It's holiday time at Canterlot High! Sunset Shimmer is still getting used to life on campus, and her new friends. When mean rumors start to circulate, all signs point to Sunset as the source. Will she be able to find the true meaning of the holidays and clear her name?
In Shops: 12/24/2014
SRP: $7.99 Item Code: OCT140457
And also-- In shops this week, is My Little Pony #24 for which I did this variant cover--
One of my personal favorites. You can get it here

And then in a couple weeks-- 

Jeremy Whitley and my first issue of My Little Pony Friends Forever is one of the free Comics at this year's HCF. I'll be signing and sketching all day at Pulp Fiction comics' new location in Culver City. 

Saturday October 25th
4328 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
Pulp Fiction gives the "treat" of literacy this holiday with FREE all-ages comics for everyone who visits us on this special day! Plus, meet Tony Fleecs, artist of My Little Pony comics who will be signing and doing sketches at the Culver City location!
Ok! I'm off to pack. See you guys soon!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SDCC!! / MLP Friends Forever 7 this week! BronyCon Next week!


So, like always, I'm down to the last minute trying to wrap everything up before the biggest convention of the year. So I'll try and make this quick but there's a lot to get through so lets kick it off...

Item 1! My Little Pony Friends Forever #7

In stores this week! Pinkie Pie vs. Princess Luna in a steel cage death match! (Not really.) Here's a preview.

Written by Jeremy Whitley, Colors by Heather Breckel, Lines by me. There are many, many covers Some by me, some by the Great Amy Mebberson-- Here's one of mine.
You Can get your copy at your friendly neighborhood comic shop. OR Hastings. Or Online. OR you can get a copy directly from me at...

I'm in artist Alley this year for the first time. Super psyched about it-- I'm debuting a whole new convention set-up (For you con set up enthusiasts out there.) you can find me at DD12. Right next to my pony peeps Andy Price and Sara Richard. 

We did this last year too and people seemed to dig it-- All week long we'll be selling raffle tickets for $5. And then at 1pm Sunday we'll draw for a your chance to win this Original Art. The Space Ponies, Jetpack Comics Variant covers to MLP: Friendship is Magic #21 AND MLP: Friends Forever #7! Thats 2 original Comic book covers in 1, y'all! 

(Must be present to enter. We'll call you if you win but try and be there for the drawing-- it'll be exciting!)
You can get the actual issues next week exclusively at BronyCon from Jetpack Comics. (Or if you hurry, I'll have a very few copies at my table in San Diego. 

It's been a long time since I did any new original prints for myself so I made it a point to get a couple done for this show.  I did a new Pulp Cover print and a new Adorable Tragedy...
Also, Ive got a bunch of new Prints of some of my newer MLP covers.  All prints are 11x17" on 80lb. high quality paper and they're all just $10.


For the most part at the show you'll be able to find me at Artist Alley DD12. But I've also got a few panels and signings. Here's those.
Friday, July 25th at the IDW booth (BOOTH #2643), @AndyPriceArt @TonyFleecs @amymebberson @AgnesGarbowska @SaraRichard and @katiecandraw will all be there from 5-6pm.
Saturday, July 26th, 10:00am-11:00am: Get a DOBERMAN Convention Exclusive signed by Con Exclusive Cover Artist Tony Fleecs, Regular Cover Artist Bernard Chang, Writers Rob Rosell, Scott Marder, and Jack Lambert for DOBERMAN and Writer Ken Kristensen, Cover Artist Jose Lopez, and Cover Artist Bernard Chang for INDESTRUCTIBLE!
(What's that? Oh yeah, did I mention I did this SDCC Exclusive cover for Darby Pop's DOBERMAN #1? Well, I did! Just for all you Golan Globus heads out there.)
IDW: Kids Comics Panel!, Sunday, 7/27/14, 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m., Room: 4
Who's got the best comics for kids? IDW, of course! My Little Pony! Angry Birds! TMNT! Littlest Pet Shop! Skylanders! Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! Join editors Sarah Gaydos, Bobby Curnow, David Hedgecock and Carlos Guzman as they talk all these titles and more! With special guests Louise Simonson, Katie Cook, Tony Fleecs, Andy Price, Derek Charm, and too many more to mention! Plus, free comics for kids!
... I think that's it for me. I'm gonna be exhausted by the end of next week-- just in time to fly to Baltimore for...


I'm really excited to be a guest of honor at this year's Bronycon! Look-- I even did the program book cover!
I also did the afore mentioned joined Jetpack comic covers AND the cover to the exclusive bronycon comic-- Friends forever #7. (All of those will be available at the Jetpack comics booth.) 

I'll be in the vendor hall all weekend with my pals Heather Breckel, Andy Price and Katie Cook! I'll of course be selling prints and originals (if you've got a little extra $$ to blow)  and signing comics and sketching for you guys all weekend long.

They've got us on a panel Sunday at 2pm-- 
Ponies to Paper: The Journey of a ComicJoin the creators of the IDW comics as they discuss the conception and creation of the stories you have grown to love. Katie Cook (Writer), Andy Price (Artist), Tony Fleecs (Artist) and Heather Breckel (Colorist) will tell you about the ins and outs of putting these ponies on paper.Location: Mane Event's Hall
Track: Main Events & VIP Panels
Start Time: 8/3/2014 2:00 pm
End Time: 8/3/2014 3:00 pm
Then the weekend after that Stockton con in colorful Stockton CA... Then I'll sleep for a month. Did I mention I also DRAW THESE THINGS in-between all this madness?? I just wrapped up the art on MLP Friends Forever #9 Featuring the Flim Flam Bros. and Granny Smith. And I've got a bunch of covers coming out soon that nobody's seen yet. Exciting times!

OK! I've gotta get back to work. Hope to see you at one of these upcoming shows... If not, the LEAST you could do  is just pick up these comics I draw at the shop. Come on!! ;)

Love you guys & gals. XOXO.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Amazing Las Vegas! My Little Pony Friends Forever #9! More!

South Point Hotel & Casino
June 20-22, 2014

Real quick-- I'll be in Vegas this weekend for the AMAZING LAS VEGAS COMIC CON. with my buddies Tone, Yehudi and Loni. You can find us here--
Photo courtesy Yehudi Mercado.

I'll be at Artist alley T-16. And if you've got a kid age 10 or under make sure and come by on Sunday for--
*My Little Pony- Hour of Power with artist Tony Fleecs- from 1-2pm on Sunday January 26, MLP artist will sketch your favorite Pony- From Rainbow Dash to Twilight Sparkle, and more! Better line-up early as this offer is extremely limited, good for kids 10 and under.

And also in the news today--
My Little Pony Friends Forever #9! Written by Christina Rice! Drawn by Me! Cover by Amy Mebberson! Colors by Heather Breckel probably!
Granny visits an apple convention and is dismayed to see the Flim Flam brothers are up to their old tricks. Only the two are no longer working together... something has divided the brothers! It will be up to Granny to mend hurt feelings. But will she want to?

Ok! That's it for now. See you guys in Vegas. Or at SDCC or Bronycon or Stockton Con or any of the other shows. And if you can't make it out I'll see you in the funny papers.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wondercon! BABScon! C2E2! And more...

What's up, yall??

Hope everyone's doing well. Thank you for coming back to this blogger page-- I know I'm supposed to use tumbler now but I still can't wrap my head around tumbler (I hear it's like 90% porn, is that right?) I'm sure I'll have a tumbler up and running as soon as everybody jumps to the next thing. People who go way back will remember I was on geocities LONG after everyone had moved on from there.

Whatever-- you're here now. That's what's important. You're here and I'm here. I'm hard at work on a bunch of covers and lithographs and t-shirts AND on My Little Pony Friends Forever #7. Busy. Also, planning a wedding and heading to a TON of conventions....

First up...
I'm headed back to Anaheim with all my GarageArt Studios pals. You can find me at AA-130!

APRIL 18-19, 2014
Anaheim Convention Center

800 W. Katella Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92802

Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

I'll be on the IDW/Hasbro panel on Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM in Room 213.
Join editor and writer John Barber and a host of all your favorite creators for a sneak peek behind all of IDW's Hasbro titles. Transformers! G.I. Joe! My Little Pony! Littlest Pet Shop! Prizes! Announcements! Q&A...and more?
And then signing at the IDW booth (booth 309) later that day on Friday from 6-7pm.

Full disclosure-- I'm a big, dumb idiot. And I double booked shows this weekend. So I'm going to be at Wondercon Friday and Saturday then on Sunday, my lady will be manning the table for me in Anaheim and I'll be up north at...

The Bay Area Brony Spectacular!
Bay Area Brony Spectacular, aka BABSCon, is the first-ever convention for fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in the San Francisco Bay Area. We aim to bring My Little Pony fun with San Francisco style. For our first year, we’ll be happening on April 18-20, 2014 at the SFO Hyatt Regency just outside San Francisco proper. Come on out and join the fun!
Like I said, I'll be there Sunday, April 20th- Signing, sketching and selling prints and sketchbooks.

And you can see me, Andy Price, Heather Breckel and Heather Nuhfer talk Pony comics at the MLP COMICS PANEL Sunday from 10:30am-Noon in Panel Hall 1 (the Lunar Hall.)
We’re excited to announce MLP comic coloristHeather Breckel, artist Tony Fleecs, and writerHeather Nuhfer will be joining Andy Price as Guests of Honor at BABSCon this April! We figured it takes more than one person to make a comic and there are so many great teams working on the My Little Pony comics. So we had to bring as many as we could to San Francisco for best con of the year. Coming to make the Bay Area more colorful, these comic creators can be found sketching in our dealers hall and drawing (see what we did there?) upon their experiences as IDW staffers during their panels.

And then I'll fly home, draw for 4 days and jump BACK on a plane to Chicago's...
...C2E2 2014!
Super excited to see my midwest friends again so soon! This is my second time at c2e2. Last year was awesome. Chicago has some great comic fans!

I'll be at Artist Alley V-17 all weekend selling art and prints, sketching and signing. Come by and say hi!

Also at c2e2- I'll have a page from MLP Friends Forever #2 up for auction to benefit St Judes Children's research hospital. 

Have Fun. Get Art. Save Lives.
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Room S403

Back again for the third time, C2E2 is holding its annual Charity Art Auction benefiting the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. There will be over 50 pieces of original art from creators up for auction with the talented auctioneer Steve Borock handling the bids. Join us on Saturday, April 26 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM and bid on unique one-of-a-kind pieces of art, all while benefiting a great cause!
Over the last 3 years, ReedPOP has been holding auctions at its events raising money for St. Jude’s. At the end of 2013, ReedPOP’s grand total raised reached over $104,000 and is continuing the effort in 2014.

And as long as we're raising funds for good causes---
The Sakai Project!
In Shops: 7/23/2014
SRP: $29.99

My Usagi piece for the Sakai Project.
My studiomate and best pal Tone Rodriguez was instrumental in putting together the Sakai Project to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai (Details and donation info here.
I did a piece that's in the book and the original art will be auctioned off sometime soon by CapsAuction on ebay. All proceeds from the book, auction and paypal go right to Stan and Sharon.
The most amazing artists in the world have
come together to celebrate thirty years of
Stan Sakai's marvelous samurai rabbit saga,
Usagi Yojimbo. The participating artists bring
their own interpretations and their own styles
to the subject, making this book a one-of-akind
Produced in association with the Comic Art
Professional Society (CAPS). All proceeds
from this book will go to Stan and Sharon

And finally, on a non-charity note--

I did the cover art for the first Novel by internet film criticism sensation, Vern (author of Seagalogy and Yippie-Ki-Yay Moviegoer, etc.) I'm a long time fan of Vern's work and was super honored to do up this decidedly non-my little pony style cover for him.

Vern gave me a copy of the book at Emerald City Comic-Con a couple weeks ago and I'm relieved to say that it's really, really good. It's like Richard Stark but with Chayefsky style satire and with like a wandering Richard Linklater pace-- but in Vern's unmistakable voice.  Really great. I can't wait for him to do more. 

Anyway, I painted the cover. Here's what it looks like uncropped. 

(that's my little brother Curtis getting his face stepped on.)
Amazon has it in real book or electronical Kindle book
Smashwords has all the electro-book formats
Createspace is who makes the book

Ok. That's it for now. Many more shows & books coming soon Denver, Las Vegas, Baltimore, New York 2 times... It's gonna be a busy year! I'm excited to see you guys soon. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

KC Planet Comic Con this Weekend! ECCC in 2 Weeks! My Little Pony Friends Forever #5!

Hey Y'all!

As always, this is a quick one-- Tone Rodriguez and I are headed to LAX in 2 hours to head to Kansas City for this weekend's...

Kansas City Planet Comic Con!

Super Excited to be back at one of my favorite shows. Super excited to catch up with all my midwest creator & comic fan peeps. Find me at AA-1718!

Kansas City Convention Center - Bartle Hall 
301 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Friday, March 14th
Noon - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 15th
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 16th
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you're in the area, come on down to Bartle Hall and say hi!

After that I'm back to the studio for 10 days to finish drawing...

My Little Pony Friends Forever #5!

My new MLP issue! Fluttershy/Zecora! Written by the great Thom Zahler! Pre-Order it!

Cover by Amy Mebberson
(W) Thomas F. Zahler (A) Tony Fleecs (CA) Amy Mebberson
Fluttershy and Zecora take the spotlight in the new fan-favorite series! Fluttershy wakes up one day to find that all of her animal friends can talk to her! But what secret are they hiding? It will be up to everyone's favorite rhyming zebra to determine the nature of this strange occurrence!
Item Code: MAR140390
In Shops: 5/14/2014
SRP: $3.99
And as soon as I draw the last page of that I'm jumping on ANOTHER plane with my lady and heading for...

Emerald City Comic Con 2014!!


March 21-30, 2014

Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

March 28 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
March 29 - 10:00AM to 7:00PM
March 30 - 10:00AM to 5:00PM

My 2nd ECCC and I'm super jazzed to be back. You'll be able to find me in Artist ally right in there by all the other MLP artists at AA-10. Northwesterners! Come on out & say hi. Buy stuff.

Ok that's it. I'll leave you with my Jetpack comics variant for MLP Friends Forever #3. Out today. Super spacy.

See you guys soon!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Amazing Arizona! My Little Pony Friends Forever #2! East Bay Comic Con! Sac Con!

Hey Y'all!

Quick one today I've gotta post this and then draw some commissions before we head out to Arizona in a few hours for the my first convention of 2014!

Hope you guys are having a good 2014 so far. I've been way productive.

First things first--
Tomorrow!! Super excited to head back to Amazing Arizona. One of my favorite shows (I met my fiancĂ© at this show 2 years ago! Also met Chew's John Layman but that show but didn't get engaged to him.) Anyway, I'm gonna be sketching it up and selling prints and comics and sketchbooks. If you're in the area, come on out and see me. 

January 24-26, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

“Tickets for the 2014 AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON are now ON SALE through the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office. We have a variety of ticket options for our awesome fans, making the convention affordable and fun for the whole family!

If you're not in the area, keep an eye on my twitter for a look at the sketches.

Also, if you're a kid 10 or under (or have a kid who's 10 or under with you) I'll be giving out free quick My Little Pony head sketches for an hour on Sunday... 

*My Little Pony- Hour of Power with artist Tony Fleecs- from 1-2pm on Sunday January 26, MLP artist will sketch your favorite Pony- From Rainbow Dash to Twilight Sparkle, and more! Better line-up early as this offer is extremely limited, good for kids 10 and under.
That's it for Amazing Arizona and that's it for January. Then in February....

This one's all done and off at the printer, kids. I'm super psyched about it. It's written by Jeremy Whitley (who I love. He writes Princeless.) Edits by the great Bobby Curnow and color flats by Lauren Perry (who now get's credit in the book in addition to the extravagant rate I pay her.) Covers by Amy Mebberson (my favorite Pony Artist, I think) and Lea Hernandez (her first Pony work and it's so awesome!) A team of awesome people and I think it's my best issue so far. 

Spoilers: It has Robo-Ponies, y'all. 

Amy Mebberson
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #2 
Jeremy Whitley (w) • Tony Fleecs (a) • Amy Mebberson (c) 

The Cutie Mark Crusaders have done everything they can think of to get their cutie marks. But there’s one creature of chaos who might have some ideas they would never think of… Discord! When our pint-sized heroines start working with the unpredictable trickster, the results are bound to get unusual! Will Ponyville be able to survive their friendship? 

• 32 pages • $3.99 
The first comic story featuring fan-favorite character DISCORD! 
Variant Cover by Tony Fleecs!

Lea Hernandez
It'll be out sometime in February-- More concrete info as soon as I know.

Oh Crap! I forgot to update this. I've got a conflict and can't make it to the show this weekend. I'll still be at Sac-C0n in 2 weeks though. Sorry everybody.

Also in February...

First Ever East Bay Comic-Con! My buddy Steve's putting on this show, he's the guy behind Bakersfield Con and Big Wow Comic Fest so you know it's gonna be quality. Deep in the heart of Concord, CA! Me and Tone Rodriguez and a whole mess of other folks. Come see us!

1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord, CA
East Bay's Newest Orignal Comic Book Show!
Sun. 10:00am TO 4:30pm

Admission is Only $5.00
(Children under 8yrs are Free)

And then 1 more 1 day show to get me warmed up for con season. I'm super excited to be headed back to...
Sunday, March 2, 2014
10am - 5pm
Scottish Rite Center, Sacramento, CA
6151 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Across from Sacramento State University

I haven't been to this show in years. Excited to see all my Sacramento peeps. I'm headed up there with my pal, simpsons and Futurama artist Tone Rodriguez. We're doing a signing the day before at.. I think, World's Best Comics. more info on that when I have it. 

Ok! That's it for now. I'll be back soon with more stuff. More Ponies issues, even MORE pony covers, other comic covers. I've got a book cover coming soon that is NOTHING like what you've seen from me thusfar. LOTS of shows...

2014 is gonna be awesome. Hope to have you guys along for the ride.