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I will be attending this year's EMERALD CITY COMIC CON in Seattle, WA - March 30-31 and April 1.

If you're attending, please drop and say hello to me as I don't know anyone in my area. I'll be at TABLE I-09.

I will have copies of my art book ENCORE available for purchase, and as a piece of my gratitude for your support and patronage I will include a grey marker sketch comparable to the one you see above. Should you have a specific request for your sketch, please refer to my BLOG entry for my new commissions policy. I will limit this offer to the first thirteen (13) copies sold the entire weekend so I can spend a little bit of time on each image without overextending myself.

Thank you all in advance. I hope to see many of you there. And to those traveling to the show - please be safe and remember to drink plenty of water.


[**NOTE: There are still Kickstarter images still yet to be finished and sent out to their contributors. I assure you, I'm working on them as quickly as possible and your sketches will be out to you shortly. Please accept my sincerest apology for the delay and I thank you kindly for your continued patience.]
Copies of my collection art book is now available via the Essential Sequential website. Thanks in advance for all of your collective support of my work. I believe that this project wouldn't have been as successful as it was without your kind and generous contribution. Again, you have my sincerest thanks. Here's the direct link to purchase a copy for yourself:…

On October 28th to November 1st, I will be attending LUCCA COMICS & GAMES 2011.

And the people who are responsible for inviting me to experience such an exciting event (not to mention the ones who'll be responsible for curbing my embarrassing tendencies) are Messrs. ALESSANDRO VITTI and ELIA BONETTI - both of whom are part of LATERAL STUDIO. They were kind enough to publish a book featuring my grey marker illustrations and I will be at their table at specific times the entire weekend of the convention, signing and drawing sketches for those who are kind enough to visit.

(It should be noted that I've never included my grey-tone marker sketches in any of my previous books - not even in monster that is ENCORE. And as per my agreement with Alessandro and the guys at Lateral, no incarnation of this book nor its contents will ever be published elsewhere except through his company. 'Exclusive to Lateral' means they get the goods. Exclusively.)

Also, my good friend :iconmatteoscalera: will be on hand to show me the lay of the land (well, he's not there for *me* exclusively, of course - the guy is an art rock star, so he's going to be signing at a booth elsewhere at the show to promote his own AWESOME body of work). I love hanging out with Matteo because he's got a great sense of humor similar to mine and when it comes to art and doing commissions, he raises the bar, he's inspiring to watch, and he keeps me on my toes to produce better work. It'll be a great honor to finally do a convention on his home turf, in a manner of speaking. I think I'm going to be asking him all sorts of questions and will be asking him to translate everything for me. And when he finally gets sick of me, he'll just leave me in the corner of the city some place to fend for myself. Wish me luck.


'FOTO' is a collection specially designed for Lateral to debut at Lucca Comics & Games, and afterwards to be distributed for the European market exclusively. Simply put, it won't be available anywhere here in the US. But if you'd like to get your hands on a copy, please feel free to click the link above and contact Lateral Studio directly - I'm sure they'd be more than happy to send out a copy to you (with the proper international S&H charges, of course).

I hope to meet many of your there. I can't wait to see what the show looks and feels like.

**EDIT: I forgot the most integral/important part of my NYCC show experience this year - I'll be sitting with my Italian brother from another my mother, the cream in my cafe, the 'Animal' to my 'Hawk' - :iconmatteoscalera:. I just recently went through a folder with all of Matteo's original art and I lamented to my friend Jason, recalling when I used to be that inspired.

Come join us, won't you?**

Good evening, all.

TRON UPRISING is moving along nicely but it's also kicking my butt with deadlines. I will be brief with this update.

If you're attending New York Comic Con this upcoming week and if it's within your budget, please drop by my table at Booth M13 (I'm with the Essential Sequential crew with the likes of :icondevilpig:, :iconurban-barbarian:, Tim Sale, and Mindy Lee

The books were produced using the Kickstarter… fundraiser we did earlier in the year and now I can finally make it available for sale. Here are the specs of the book (I'll have to get back to you on the actual measurements in dimensions. But as far as weight is concerned, the thing is almost 8lbs (3.6kilos to you Euros) - so make room in your luggage. Here are the details for those interested in purchasing it:

'ENCORE' - NYCC 2011. Full color clamshell. Hardcover cover interior book. 300+ pages. $100.00USD. Limited to 1,000 copies. Also available at

Thanks to all who participated in getting the book off the ground. Your collective generosity and kindness is what makes this collection the most special thus far. To say I couldn't have done it without your contributions would be a gross understatement. I am humbled and grateful for your participation. Thank you.

Oh. Here's a video I made with the iPhone to help with the promotion of the book. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks again.
  • Mood: Optimism
I just uploaded new images to my gallery. Enjoy.

Also, for those interested, the 'ENCORE' Kickstarter book (…) will be available at this year's New York Comic Con, retail price: $100.00USD.

Unfortunately, the Kickstarter program has finished and all the reward tiers associated with it are closed. Thanks to all who had participated - it wouldn't have been such an overwhelming success without your contributions.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

  • Mood: Optimism
I will be at San Diego Comic Con 2011 Artist Alley, Table DD-10 with a new book called 'JUMP Dossier'.

More information about the book can be found in my most recent journal entry.

I hope to see you there.

  • Mood: Optimism
Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC (June 3-5, 2011) is right around the corner, which means my summer convention schedule goes into full swing. And customary this time of year, a new art book is available for purchase at the show and online. This year's offering is called CHOCOLATE.

Please visit my most recent gallery entry to learn more about the specs of the book and where you can purchase a copy:

And just in case you missed it, I want to inform you that 50% of all sales of this project goes to the CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY… (the charity of choice by his family) as an In Memoriam donation in honor of CLEMENT SAUVE who passed away in  late January, 2011. It was an unbelievable loss for me and other the artists who knew him closely and - as I can only imagine - an even more tragic loss for his close friends and family.

And while certainly this book is being released a little while removed from that somber day, it had always been planned after I had learned of what had happened; I only wish I could have put it out sooner. It's enough to say that we all mourn and recover in in our own individual ways.

That said, If you wouldn't mind contributing, it will go a long way to help. And if you *do* buy one, and you happen to be at a convention where I'm in attendance, please mention it to me - I'd like to thank you personally for such a generous and outstanding gesture.

I hope everyone has a fine and safe summer. Thank you for reading.

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: WHAT THE DOG SAW - Malcolm Gladwell
  • Reading: BOSSY PANTS - Tina Fey
  • Watching: 30 ROCK
  • Playing: With other people's money
  • Eating: Matcha Green Tea ice cream
  • Drinking: Water
A few years ago, too far back for my addled mind to recollect the exact dates, I put a 'book' out which collected a lot (if not ALL) of the images found on my blog since 2005. I use quotations around the word 'book' because it's the closest term I can think of to represent what the endeavor actually was and looked like. For a more comprehensive perspective of what it looked like, please visit here:…

We hand assembled all 100 copies of this book called 'PREMIER[e]', and while I gave a handful away as a 'Thank You' to some of my most relevant artistic influences and friends at that year's NYCC show, we still managed to sell the remainder to a select few. They were obscenely expensive. They were rare. And in a few hours they were gone.

Based on the blog link I've given above, I'll still get a few questions and requests from interested parties asking if any of those copies of PREMIER[e] available. To which I regrettably and proudly say "No. I'm sorry. They sold pretty quickly."

Fast forward a few years; the blog naturally has more content, I've worked on a few more high profile projects, and the culture who are aware of my work has expanded exponentially. I couldn't be any more surprised and grateful for all the support and success and I have always been surprised for the fervor in which people have asked for printed versions of my work. My point (to the regret of my original art dealer) has always been, "Why do you bother paying for copies of my artbooks when it's available to view for free via my blog?" And the most common, automatic answer has been, "We like holding the books in our hands."

Fair enough.

My most recent effort in producing a high end, exclusively limited book is called, appropriately enough, 'ENCOR[e]'. This book mirrors the previous effort, including chapters based on the years as the art has appeared on the blog, some of my development work for the various animated and film projects I've been involved with, and (having overcome my obsessive nature NOT to show people unfinished versions of my work) rough sketches of 90minute exercises, concepts, and other behind-the-scenes stuff I don't normally make available to the general public. But the more important aspect of the whole endeavor is that it won't cost you an arm and a leg to get a copy as PREMIER[e] once did.

Well... that's the plan, anyway. And here's where I will need **YOUR** invaluable help.

Please visit the Kickstarter page (link below) for the ENCOR[e] project, read about the reward system associated with each tiered monetary donation, and if you'd like to have a copy of this book in printed form, please give as generously as you can. And just as important - if you can forward this information to as many people who you believe will be interested in the book, then it'll go a long way in getting the good word out, you will help get us the proper funds we need in order to present the artwork in the best light possible, and you will have my eternal gratitude and respect for all your kind support.

Here's the link:…

I hope you are all doing well. Thank you so much for reading, and I'd like to give a special thanks in advance to those of you who are generous and gracious enough to contribute.

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: TRON UPRISING voice track
  • Reading: TRON UPRISING script
  • Watching: Die Hard
  • Playing: With time
  • Eating: Chicken Masala
  • Drinking: Vanilla latte w/ soy
I uploaded new works because I'm trying to keep all the extensions of my online galleries up to date. I'm not very active here on DA (you can tell by my lack of/slow responses to the comments posted on the uploaded artwork) and therefore, this place always gets tended to later rather than sooner. It's a regrettable set of affairs, I know. news.

If you don't follow my TWITTER account (which, btw, scrolls through the main area of the home page of this DA account - follow me there for occasional art updates), here's a teaser trailer of what I may or may not be working on - depending on what the lawyers say:

Dream come true, some might say. For those who want to see an HD version of the teaser trailer, I believe it's on the new TRON: LEGACY Blu-Ray out last week. You should watch it when it comes out.

Also, I am attending MOTORCITY CON on May 13-15. That's right - Friday the 13th.

After that, I'll be at HEROES CON… in Charlotte, NC. Then SAN DIEGO COMIC CON In both cases, I will be at those respective events' Artist Alley. I really hope I can meet as many of your as possible.

Last thing: I've said this elsewhere, but for those who don't read my blog on a consistent basis, let me say it again. There are a handful of you who are interested in getting a commission from me at one of these shows, and have come to believe that I will do grey tone marker rendering on *ALL* convention commissions from now on.

You are mistaken.

As commissions go, I genuinely believe that I charge a pretty decent rate for a bust drawing (a regular B&W image on 9x12" bristol) and the only reason I've been doing the recent marker work is because things are slow during the show and I figured, "What the heck..I'm not super busy." So, boom - grey markers. I mention this now because I can already foresee the first entitled buyer who'll complain because they didn't get markers on their request. My apologies if the recent set of art that I've uploaded has somehow led you to believe this is now standard operating procedure. It is not. Simply put - it's at my discretion if and when I do it, and it's not a slight to you or the monies you've spent when I don't.

That said, thank you very much for all your visits, your patronage and your unending support for my work. I am so very lucky that you pay attention.

  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: 'DRIVE' by Daniel H. Pink
  • Reading: PDF file about comicbook formatting in the EU
  • Watching: Dirty Jobs - Season 3
  • Playing: The 'Blame Game'
  • Eating: Cheddar
  • Drinking: Green tea.
...I have a Deviant Art account. And therefore I should update it. And therefore I should write a journal entry mentioning that I've updated.

In March I'll be at two conventions - Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA (Table L17) and C2E2 in Chicago, IL. I hope to meet as many of you who are attending.

Uhm...what else?

As far as upcoming projects - there are a ton, but NDAs (that's short for 'Non-disclosure Agreement') prevents me from saying anything more specific. And besides, isn't it cliche by now to hint at something forthcoming and it doesn't get published and/or see the light of day for months?

So instead, I'll just tell you guys about works when it's released and you can do something about it, yeah? For instance ALL STAR SUPERMAN came out this week - of which I did storyboards for. But none of it would've made any sense at all until Emmy-winning director SAM LIU took what all the artists did and make it into the cohesive, beautiful and emotionally driven movie that it is now.

Also, it's worth mentioning that the great talent who is Dwayne McDuffie passed away this week. I had the pleasure of working with this man in the past (Justice League Unlimited, Ben10) but the latest was this ASSM video. I couldn't be more proud of the work I've done with him and I for one will miss the opportunity to do it again.

Buy the DVD. I've seen it and, if you'll pardon the bias, I think it's the best one they've put out.

Have a great weekend.
  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • Reading: Scripts, scripts, scripts.
  • Watching: The Social Network
  • Playing: Patapon
  • Drinking: Jamba Juice
...because I haven't done so in a while and I figured, "What the hell. I have a few minutes to spare."

Anyways, I hope you are all doing well. And as always, thanks for coming back and checking out the work. I am genuinely appreciative for all of your visits and comments.

Except for you. Yes, YOU on the far left - third from the last guy with the whatever-the-hell you call that color shirt. Yes...**YOU**.

You're a turd.
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: B. B. King
  • Reading: MYSTERY SOCIETY by Steve Niles & Fiona Staples
  • Watching: 30 ROCK on DVD
  • Eating: Pepperidge Farms CHESSMEN cookies
  • Drinking: Water
Hello, all. There are **NEW** images in my gallery. I figured it's time to update the ol' DA account. BTW, if you'd like to get more consistent updates, then my blog would be the place to go as I don't put up new stuff here until I have about a dozen or so new images. The blog is located here:

Apologies for the lack of consistency on my part. Thanks for being so patient with me. I haven't been able to upload as much as before (both here and my blog) because I'm working on personal projects that I can't announce yet. I'll keep everyone posted just as soon as it can be released and/or talked about.

For those interested- I've got a Twitter account now. It's easier to type in 140 characters than draw a 90 minute exercise so that's why I dig that social network portal. You can follow me and read all my bullsh*t here:

Also, for those of you going to this year's NEW YORK COMIC CON (or 'NYCC' for short), I am taking a pre-convention commissions list of ten (10) images in order to get a jump on things. If you'd like to get on that list, please contact my art dealer Jason Schachter with your request. He'll set up all the details with you as well as a booth and time you can pick your commission at the show. His e-mail is:


Thanks again to EVERYONE who have been continuously visiting this account, as well as my blog. I am very grateful to all of you for your support and patronage.

That's it - short and sweet. Hope you're all doing well.
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The Heavy
  • Reading: This new journal entry
  • Watching: Killers
  • Playing: Angry Birds on the iPhone
  • Eating: Goldfish Crackers
  • Drinking: Water
Sorry for the long silence but Eric has been hard at work getting ready for San Diego and his other projects (some great news coming soon!). I'm sure he'll post here once he has some new pieces to show off.

In the meantime, Eric will be in Artists Alley DD-10 this year. If you're coming to the show please stop by and say hello.

Eric will also have his latest art book EGG available there for sale. The price is 25.00. He also made a 12 piece limited-edition version that is signed/numbered and has an original piece of artwork inside. The cost is 250.00.

As usual there will also be a selection of original art and prints. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at

Hope to see y'all there!

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Stevie Wonder - I believe
  • Watching: Up
  • Playing: NHL 2010
  • Eating: Leftover Chinese
  • Drinking: trader joes cola
A new art book from Eric Canete called "EGG" will be available at Heroes Con in Charlotte June 4-6. Please drop by our table at the show to purchase your copy. Or you can pre-order yourself one and we'll ship one out to you as soon as the convention is over. Please contact me directly at: JASON@ESSENTIALSEQUENTIAL.COM for details about payment and shipping information.

There is a new entry in the DA gallery for the front and back cover image of the book. As far as the images and content INSIDE, they're all the most recent entries from Eric's blog plus a few sketches that have not seen the light of day since he's very self-conscious about releasing unfinished work. Here are the specs:

"EGG - A Collection of Art by Eric Canete   8.5x8.5 inches - Full color pearlescent cover, B&W interior pages on vellum, heavy stock, and yellow canson. 62 pages. $25.00USD + shipping and handling. (Available at HeroesCon and for pre-order.)"

For a funny little story about the inception of the project, the land mines that Eric has to consider whenever he puts something together like this, and my fascination with Ivy and Harley, please visit Eric's latest entry on his blog:…

Please order your copy ASAP as we don't know how long we'll have them in stock. If you know anything Eric's past books, they sell out pretty quickly and he's never done a second printing. Thanks again to everyone visiting his DA account and his blog. We really do appreciate ALL of your support.

  • Listening to: Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay-Z
  • Reading: Wednesday Comics HC
  • Watching: Fringe - Season 2
  • Eating: Honey Roasted Chicken w/ penne
  • Drinking: Evian water
C2E2 2010 is coming up next weekend. Tickets for general admission are still available online so grab yours before the prices change a couple of days from now.

Eric Canete and Stephane Roux will be in Artist Alley, Tables R4 & R5. Eric's new print will be available for sale at the table. You can check out its full color glory that I've just uploaded in his gallery.

Next Avenngers: LUKE CAGE came out last week. Please grab yourself a copy and show your support. Bring it by the table this weekend and have Eric do a quick sketch for you.

Have a great week and we'll see you all at the show!

  • Listening to: 'Til Kingdom Come - Coldplay
  • Reading: Instruction manuals
  • Watching: Castle - Season 2
  • Playing: Monopoly on iPhone
  • Eating: French bread
  • Drinking: Coffee
I've just spent the past hour uploading new images to Eric's DA gallery and I hope I pressed all the right buttons and that everyone can see them all right. I don't make a point to transfer everything from Eric's blog to his DA account because, 1) There's too many damned images and sending them all here would take all day, and 2) Eric likes his home base to be his blog and DA to be his home away from home. If you'd like to see what I've left out, you can always visit him here:


Speaking of home away from home, Eric's next convention appearance will be at this year's C2E2 Please drop by and visit, buy yourself a sketchbook or two and say "Hello!".

As before, if you're interested in getting an original commission from Eric, you may contact me directly for info and quotes via my website at:


Thanks everyone and enjoy the updates!

  • Listening to: L'Estasi Dell'Oro by Ennio Morricone
  • Reading: "Cora" by Ted Mathot
  • Watching: Work-out video with a HOT girl doing crunches!
  • Playing: Metal Slug on the PSP
  • Eating: Prosciutto, mozzarella, and bread
  • Drinking: Sweetened Iced tea
We've just uploaded new images to Eric's gallery. Our apologies for taking so long in porting over the stuff from his blog. There's a lot of new and exciting 90 minute images coming up so you're all in for a real treat. I don't get a chance to update this account on a consistent basis, so if you'd like to see them ahead of time before they comes here, you can visit Eric's blog:


We'd like to thank you for coming back to visit his DA account. If you're interested in buying any original art from his gallery, please inquire about its availability via my website located at:


You can also set up commission requests and get information. We will be updating about his 2010 convention schedule very soon. Please keep an eye out and we hope to see you in your city!

  • Listening to: JAY-Z "The Blueprint 3"
  • Reading: Scripts. Lots and lots of scripts
  • Watching: "Valkyrie" by Brian Singer
  • Playing: Metal Slug on the PSP
  • Eating: Spinach and feta wrap
  • Drinking: Green iced tea with mint
I've been away for a little. I will try to do better. I've a few more things to work out that've been achingly sticking around since the end of 2009, then I think there will be more posts from me. Until then, check out the gallery for a Battle Angel image I've been meaning to get to since forever and a day.

Also, for those interested in procuring more of my original art, Jason Schachter has his website up and running -  right in time for the new year. Please visit  ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL for all of your inquiries and commission requests, and Jason will accommodate you accordingly depending on my hectic schedule.

Lastly, thanks for keeping an eye out for my work, thank you for coming back to visit, and thank you very much for all the kind words. As always - I am nothing without you. You have my respect.
  • Listening to: The electronic hum of my computer
  • Reading: 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold
  • Watching: 'Objectified' by Gary Hustwit.
  • Playing: with borrowed time.
  • Eating: Holiday season leftovers.
  • Drinking: Water. More water than necessary.
ASM #611 came out a few weeks ago and I forgot to hype it on here because I'm quite scatter brained and also I was thinking of nothing else except to be on holiday. So for those who haven't visited my blog or weren't aware that the issue is out on your local comicbook stands, please show your support by buying the book. Thank you in advance.

And to those who have already bought themselves a copy (copies?) and have written me notes and letters, I would like to tell you how much I appreciate your patronage and I would certainly like to thank you all individually, but again this dang pesky vacation (hehe, not really - I loves me some Rome) keeps getting in the way. So to you, loyal and dear followers, thank you for your purchase. I am made even better with you behind me.

Oh, also... I've written something else on my blog about being part of the forward thinking 50%, how you should write to my editors demanding I do more issues, and alienating even more of the boycotting militant, but apparently (according to my [JUMP] collaborator Jonathan Tsuei who trolls the Internets for news, good or bad) that I've caused a serious albeit entertaining backlash among Spiderman loyalists - whom I love and cherish and blah, blah, blah - so I won't bother to cut and paste. More proof that you can't please everyone. But it also goes to prove that even the outraged are good for a laugh! So good on you, Spiderfan!

Outside of that, my main mission these days is to eat enough gelato so they're forced to kick me out of this country for fear of not being able to replenish their supplies fast enough. BTW, Nutella as a hard gelato shell is like cherubim raining love and peace from heaven. I swear it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone. And Viva Roma!
  • Listening to: ATAC metro barelling past my apartment
  • Reading: Search results in Italian - help me, Google!
  • Watching: Creepy 'Hello Kitty' cartoons.
  • Playing: iPhone - JAILBREAK!
  • Eating: (read journal entry above)
  • Drinking: Water from a bowl. Don't ask why.
Let me *preface everything I'm about to type by saying that I have no idea what 'cool' comic book art is. I don't know who is popular and why, and I can't say I've picked up a monthly book consistently going on about 5 years now. I'm an idiot at best. Take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt.

Anyway, I had picked up about two dozen books during my comic book convention marathon and after looking through them I walked away with the worst taste in my mouth. I was compelled (albeit shortly) to do a whole, long, ultra-opinionated write-up asking why comic books have a lot of vanilla ice cream looking art in them (more in recent days). After an hour of that, I realized I was tired of writing about how no one wants to address and take a chance on new blood whose works and styles have something to say outside of the status quo. That, and I just got plain sick of typing.

I deleted the entry but not before I copied and pasted it for a post later on down the line, for when I'm feeling my oats. For now, let me plead with as much heart-felt emphasis to the people in charge in some futile hope they can hear me and do something about it. Here is goes:

"Please, PLEASE - can we please stop putting vanilla ice cream artists on books that deserve better?"

Please? Thank you.

PS - By 'new blood' I'm not referring to me. I'm an old fart. Ask my friends; I tell kids to get off my gaddamned lawn. I also like The Spirit.
  • Listening to: '30 Rock' episodes.
  • Reading: A kooky comicbook script with 'Hammer Head' in it.
  • Watching: '30 Rock' episodes.
  • Playing: MGS on the PSP. Again.
  • Eating: Nothing. I see grocery shopping in my future.
  • Drinking: Iced coffee.