Monday, November 18, 2013

Sketches for Haiyan

 Hey guys,

The IDStudios crew is opening commissions and sending proceeds to the Philippine Red Cross. More info below:

sample of the art you'll get for donating!

Our mission – to get more people to donate to disaster relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. As a thank you, members of IDSTUDIOS will be drawing single-character pencil headsketches for every $26 donation. The $6 will go towards shipping your sketch to you. (We’re only shipping to addresses in the U.S. Sorry, we can’t ship these internationally.) The rest will be given directly to the Philippine Red Cross. Feel free to donate more than $26. If you would like more than one sketch, it’s $26 for each sketch.

If you would like to participate in our mission, please send at least $26 via PayPal as a GIFT to INFO@IDENTITYCOMICS.COM. Sending it as a GIFT will prevent fees from being taken out. We will then donate the total amount at the end of 2 weeks directly to the Philippine Red Cross. Please provide us your name, mailing address, email address, character you’d like drawn, and your artist of choice in the MESSAGE box. You can choose between Peng-Peng, theFranchize, or Flash to draw your sketch. You can email INFO@IDENTITYCOMICS.COM to let us know what we can draw for you!

We’re running this sale for 2 weeks from Nov. 18th till Dec. 2nd. We plan on mailing out all art starting Dec. 9th. All sketches will be drawn on 5.5x8.5” cardstock paper. At the end of each week we will post names and how many sketches they’ve requested on so that you know exactly how much donations we’ve received and exactly what we’re sending to the Philippine Red Cross. This is part of our effort to be as transparent and honest as possible.

We’re not a non-profit organization, we won’t have any forms to give you that you can use to write off your donations for tax purposes. We’re just 3 people trying to draw sketches in exchange for donations towards disaster relief. If you are uncomfortable about this, we completely understand and we highly encourage you to please give your donations directly to the Philippine Red Cross or other organizations that will help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

We’re asking you, our fans, to please consider donating and telling others you know via social media. Please use #sketchesforhaiyan on Twitter to spread the word. Donate AND get some art all at the same time. Everyone wins!!!

Feel free to visit our online portfolios/blogs to see samples of our work.

Penelope “Peng-Peng” Gaylord – |

Jerry “theFranchize” Gaylord – |

Bryan “Flash” Turner – |

Monday, November 11, 2013

Con Season wrap up

Me! theFranchize

 This convention season has been incredible. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my comics career so far. The Identity Comics team and I did about 20 shows this year between April and November. We traveled all over the country, met amazing creators and fans and just plain had a great time. The last leg of the con tour was pretty rough. The project deadlines and short work weeks really took a toll on me. In the end it was all worth it though. I'll probably never do that many shows again in one year, but it was a hell of an experience.
cool spidey and black cat cos players

comission colabo with Penelope(peng-peng) Gaylord, Bryan (Flash) Turner and me!

the Shredder Triumphant!

I want to through out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support us at a con this year. Having the opportunity to meet you and talk shop at each show has been fantastic.

So now that con season is pretty much over I'll be getting back to what I do best...DRAWING COMICS. I'm cooking up some new projects right now that I can't say too much about right now, but I'll be letting you all in on everything in the coming weeks. I also, just recently worked on an issue of Sonic the Hedgehog, and I'm working on a bunch of cover that will be coming out over the next few
Supergirl and Thor colab by Peng, Domo Stanton, and me!

Supergirl cosplayer!

regular show sketch!

This moth will also see the final issue of Fanboys vs Zombies. The entire creative team and I poured ourselves into this one. It's one of the best issues of the series and I promise the ending won't let you down. If you have enjoyed the series so far then this final issue will blow you away.

I'll be back with more updates next week, guys.