Gerz Blog

Gerz Blog

Back from Chicago...



...and here's the next show:





Gettin' ready for Chicago...

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Shel and I will be at at table B9 (red star):


Really looking forward to the show.

Hope to see some of you there!





I’d really rather be sailing…

Here’s a doodle I did a while ago, probably while on hold with CCAC or CSC or ASWW or some other acronym of our health care system waiting to find someone to help me with my 84-year-old, diabetic mother with Alzheimer’s.

Caring for her has become my new full-time job.


I will post new art when I can get back to the old drawing board.




Sketches and stuff...

Geez... can't believe that it's been two weeks since I updated this blog.


I've been very busy working (okay... obsessing) on a very large commission (24" x 36")

for a client that wants me to keep it under wraps until it's ready for release.

It's the same client for whom I had done two very large pieces last year.

Now they want to delay releasing those until after they release this current one and it's all still under wraps.


Don't they know that I have a blog to feed?




I did manage to squeeze in two sketches for Ibzan.


He has an X-Men sketchbook that's shaping up nicely.

I decided to draw Kitty Pryde looking as if she is materializing out of the page.

The pencil shading didn't scan well. I think the effect works well on the original...






...and he has a Sandman sketchbook in which I decided to do Morpheus doffing his helmet to reveal...

...Neil Gaiman!



Also, John M. sent me a nice pic of his framed prints:



He has both the original and updated versions of the Regency to contrast and compare.

Thanks John!



Okay... back to the old drawing board.







more dreams...


"…our mission to spread McCay’s glory to a wider au­dience couldn’t end with an oversized art book. Now, to­gether with Fran­çoise Mouly and the team at TOON Books, themselves makers of transcendent children’s books and young adult comics, we are able to present this abridged collection: thirty-one carefully selected works out of the hundred and eighteen originally commissioned. Our hope is that this compact edi­tion, appropriate for bookshelves in every home, school, and library, will allow everyone the opportunity to own a piece of the dream."


-from the introduction by Locust Moon’s Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, and Chris Stevens


front cover:



"...when the editors of Locust Moon showed me the re­splendent comics that contemporary artists were producing as an homage to McCay’s creation, I wanted to publish this book. Once you fall into Slumberland, it’s hard to leave it. But now, thanks to some of today’s foremost cartoonists, you and I can turn page after page and start dreaming all over again."


-from the foreword by Françoise Mouly, Editorial Director of TOON Books as well as the Art Editor of The New Yorker.


…and there is also a foreword in comics form by some Art Spiegelman guy.



back cover featuring my contribution (I had to extend the border to fit the layout):








...and speaking of dreams, here's a childhood dream of mine fulfilled:



Shel saw this 'Quadrocopter' buzzing around the Wizard World St. Louis show.
She correctly surmised that I MUST have one and it is quite possibly the COOLEST thing I've seen in a while...


...and it has a camera!









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