Creatures of Flame

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Creatures of Flame

This is the artwork for my exclusive print for Phoenix Comicon 2016. We’ve had a brand new, exclusive piece of artwork available for this show each year since we first vended there in 2011.

PHXCC 2015 Exclusive – Light and Dark

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PHXCC 2015 Exclusive - Light and Dark

We’ve been vending at Phoenix Comicon every year since 2011, and each year, we bring a new, exclusive piece of artwork to the show. The first piece I did featured a phoenix and a dragon, and I decided to revisit the idea with my piece for PHXCC 2015.

Tucson Comic Con 2014 Pointing the Way

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Tucson Comic Con 2014 Pointing the Way

One of our dragons has taken it upon himself to head out along the highway and make sure people know the way to the show! This is our exclusive print for Tucson Comic Con 2014, featuring a big ol’ green dragon gripping a hammer with his tail and looking smug about his addition to the I-10 road sign. The view of Picacho Peak will look quite familiar to those who make the trip from the Phoenix area down to Tucson!

This will be a limited run of 25 prints at 11″ x 17″ for $20. Each one is signed and hand-numbered by myself. They’ll only be available at the show, November 8th and 9th, so make sure to grab yourself a copy!

Bards Against Nonhumanity

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Bards Against Nonhumanity

MaricopaCon 2014 is coming up soon, the first weekend in August. I’m doing a very short-run exclusive just for this show. MaricopaCon is specifically a gaming convention, so while my exclusives usually include a dragon, this one needed to be special. So a bunch of fantasy beasties got together for a rowdy game of “Bards Against Nonhumanity”!

Only 15 copies of this print, signed and hand-numbered, will ever be available. The prints are 11″ x 17″ and will be available at the show for $20 each.

Phoenix Heat – PhxCC 2014 Exclusive

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Phoenix Heat - PhxCC 2014 Exclusive

This lovely spiky fellow is our convention exclusive for Phoenix Comicon 2014. It’s been a long time since I drew a proper fire-breather, and figured it was about time I did!

These prints will be done as a limited run of 85 copies, 11″ x 17″, each one signed and hand-numbered.

As always, if you have a chance to come to PHXCC this year, it’s a great show and we absolutely love it. Come find Red Nebula Studios at booth #697!

Tucson Comic Con 2013 TARDIS Exclusive

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Tucson Comic Con 2013 TARDIS Exclusive

One day in early November, 2013, a mysterious blue box appeared in the desert just outside of Tucson, Arizona. It had the look of an old-fashioned British police box, and out of it, stepped a man… or at least, I think he was a man. He talked in a very strange way, but seemed to guess that something was going on. Everyone else had scoffed when we said something was… odd about the cacti in the area, but he just smiled and said, “Allons-y!”

I’m very pleased to announce this! I was approached by the AZ TARDIS Southern Chapter to do a piece of artwork for a Tucson Comic Con 2013 exclusive. This is a limited edition 11″ x 17″ print, and only 51 copies, signed and hand-numbered by myself, will ever be sold. They are $20 each, and 50% of each sale goes directly to the charities the AZ TARDIS group works with, benefiting children’s diabetes research and lymphoma cancer research.

This print will be available both at the Red Nebula Studios table and at the AZ TARDIS table. We hope to see you there!

Arizona Fence Lizards

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Arizona Fence Lizards

If you live in the American southwest, you’re probably used to seeing all kinds of reptiles sunning themselves on fences. Just don’t startle the big ones – they’ve been known to cause property damage, if only accidentally! Come to think of it, I’d better check and make sure our insurance covers acts of big, lazy fence dragons…

In any case, this is our official exclusive for Phoenix Comicon 2013, which is coming up Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd – 26th. This year, they introduced guidelines for exclusives, so the quality (and rarity) of official exclusives will be even better this year than it has been in the past. We just got the prints done, a limited run of 100 copies, 11″ x 17″, each one signed and hand-numbered. If you happen to be at the show, drop by booth #697 to pick one up!

If you have a chance to get to Phoenix Comicon, I definitely recommend it! It is an amazing show, attracting some really great guests (they’re having an all-out Babylon 5-a-thon this year), and we’re ridiculously excited about it.

Spiny Desert Drake

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Spiny Desert Drake

Meet the spiny desert drake, the aptly named dragon native to the Arizona desert. This continues my trend of creating draconic species indigenous to the location of the convention where their print is being sold as an exclusive.

This beautiful fellow was sold only at Phoenix Comicon 2012. We had 100 11″ x 17″ copies, all signed and hand-numbered, and we sold every last one! It was great – he was very well received.

He’s patterned after a number of local desert dwellers. His spiky scales are reminiscent of horned toads, his patterning like that of many of our lizards and snakes. He perches lightly atop a saguaro cactus arm, like many hawks here do while hunting. He has the mischievous fearlessness of a coyote, and the curiosity and territorial instincts of a cactus wren.

Orange Blossom Drakeling

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Orange Blossom Drakeling

This tiny green drakeling is wonderfully camouflaged for skittering among the branches of orange trees and sipping on the sweet juice of the fruits.

This image was done as our exclusive for WonderCon 2012, in a series that included 50 signed and hand-numbered 11″ x 17″ prints. The idea was to feature in each exclusive a dragon indiginous to the area where the convention was being held. In this case, WonderCon took place in Anaheim, CA – currently home to a rather famous theme park. As you may or may not know, the whole area used to be covered in orange orchards – thus this little drakeling’s home. Not to worry, though… as the orange groves were cleared out, most of them moved on – but I hear a few of them still hang around to help clean up after tourists.

The Phoenix and the Dragon

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The Phoenix and the Dragon

This was the first time we ever did an exclusive for a convention, for Phoenix Comicon 2011. The prints were 11″ x 17″ and turned out beautifully! We made exactly 100 copies, all signed and hand-numbered. They were quite successful at the show!

The duality depicted by a phoenix and a dragon is most often seen in Asian artwork – the yin and yang, masculinity and femininity, light and dark. I really love the concept, but wanted to put my own spin on the art and use a western-style dragon and my own style of phoenix. The slightly muted color scheme gives it a slightly more antique feel, as well.