Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Red Sonja and Bran Mak Morn

I took a couple of pictures of some sketches I did at Fan Expo -- I thought this one turned out well enough to share.  Red Sonja:
Also, I put all the pages from the first installment of Men of the Shadows for sale in my comicartfans gallery (here).


Monday, 27 August 2012

Fan Expo 2012 Postmortem


Still a little wiped out by the Fan Expo this past weekend.  Met a bunch of great people, saw a number of great friends I realised I missed more than I knew.  It's over for another year and the tired part of me is happy about that, but I'm also looking forward to next year.

Did a few pencil-only sketches I'm happy with -- the Wolverine above is actually an orphan piece left over after the con.

The highlight of the con was likely Darwyn Cooke's surprise visit to my table to tell me he thinks I'm an asshole.  I'm not certain whether he expected me to apologise or cower in fear, but I did neither.  I'm pretty certain these are the reasons for Darwyn's visit.

I do feel obligated to point out I've a number of mutual friends who have nothing but the best things to say about Darwyn.  I will gladly and enthusiastically support his work when it's not siding with a corporation against a fellow creator's (in this case co-creator) control over their creation.

Really miss having the time to do the weekly strips.  I'll be starting a new weekly strip in the Fall, but it won't be a return to Burning Itch since I'd rather turn to a serialized narrative and work toward a conclusion.  That's not something you can do when trying to be of the moment.

Back to work on ASHES and Bran Mak Morn!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Fan Expo Canada 2012

Hi all,

It's just a couple of days until the madness of Fan Expo begins anew!

First off, You can find me between the most awesome pair of artists, Dale Keown and Leonard Kirk here:

As usual I'll be doing sketches, selling original art and a few prints as well as signing books.  Speaking of signing books:
Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5 is out (or will be out this Wednesday in Canada) with the Bran Mak Morn story I worked on!  In addition to signing this book I'll do a free sketch card of a Pict for you after signing the book at this show!

I'll the following prints available.  All are high quality prints on 11x17" Ilford Galerie pearl finish paper.

I'm retiring the Spike print after this show, so this will be the last time I'll have prints of this cover available for purchase.

Also, the 50% art sale ends at the start of the Fan Expo -- you can see the work and terms here.

Feel free to ask any questions and I'll try to answer as soon as possible.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Bran Mak Morn!

I've heard Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5 is available at most friendly neighbourhood comics shops! It's strange how I'm only now drawing a Robert E. Howard creation when his characters were so instrumental to my desire to draw comics back when I was 12.

Here's the first appearance of Bran Mak Morn on the final page of Ian Edginton and my adaptation of Howard's Men of the Shadows.  Moose Baumann's colours are spectacular.

We've two more parts -- in Savage Sword issues 6 and 7.
I'm very excited about this book being available just before Fan Expo Canada  (it's under a week away people!) and I think I need to share that.  If you bring a copy of this issue for me to sign I'll do a free sketch of a Pict on a 2.5x3.5 Bristol sketch card.  

If your local retailer hasn't ordered it you may be able to get a copy through Dark Horse's retail arm linked on this page http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/18-417/Robert-E-Howard-s-Savage-Sword-5


Friday, 10 August 2012

Pre-Fan Expo Art Sale Aug 10-22

Two days ago one of my art shelves gave up the ghost under the weight of the work piled on it.  Nothing was damaged, but it made me realise I've too much original artwork in too little space in my studio.  I've decided to have a 50% off sale leading up to the Canadian Fan Expo this Month (August 23-26).

Send an e-mail to richardpace(at)rogers(dot)com  (the (at) and (dot) should be replaced with the @ and an actual . for the e-mail) and I'll put the piece on hold until payment is in my Paypal account.

For this sale I'll accepting Paypal only.

To keep things simple all large original art will default to $25 and any sketch cards will be $5 for regular shipping and handling for destinations in Canada and the US.  International destinations should drop me a note so I can check rates   Insurance, expedited delivery  and tracking for small packages will be extra. I'll combine shipping for multiple items.

Other questions
Please ask either in the comments below or drop me a note at richardpace(at)rogers(dot)com and I'll answer as soon as I can.

I've already been asked if I'll waive shipping and handling if you pick up the work at the Fan Expo.  I can do that, but I can't put the payment off until then; it'd be unfair to other potential purchasers and there's the risk of the stars not aligning properly and the transaction not occurring. I do realise a cash transaction is 'better', but it would run against the nature of this being a limited duration sale.

Comicartfans Gallery -- there's some work already posted at my gallery there, if it's still available and not listed here yet, consider those works on sale as well.  For example,  http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=649268&GSub=99774  is a part of the sale, it's listed for 300.00, but I'll sell it for 150.00 for the duration of this sale.

This will be a first-come-first-served sale, not an auction.  I'll try to update as quickly as I can as the work goes, but I am working on a few deadlines, so I'll be allocating my time to update the status to just  a few times a day.  Further, I'll be adding more pieces to the sale over the next week.

The work:
Transmetropolitan Romans
11x17" on Bristol
Listed 400.00 sale 200.00

Burning Monster
11x17" on Bristol
Sale 100.00

Bettie Page 11x14" card art on Bristol
Listed $200, sale $100

Jenny Greenteeth
11x17" on Bristol
Sale $100

Koj -- Mike Weiringo Tribute 2011
Listed $200, sale $100

Longshot pin-up
pencils only. 11x17" on Bristol
Listed $200, sale $100

Pitt: In the Blood
11x17" on  Bristol
Listed $100, sale $50

Pitt: In the Blood
11x17" on  Bristol
Listed $150, sale $75

Pitt: In the Blood
11x17" on  Bristol
Listed $150, sale $75

Red Sonja 
pencils only on 11x17" Bristol
Sale 150.00

Convict from Bad Planet
pencil on 11x14" Bristol
sale $50

Deep One, Hills Rise Wild Cover art
14x20" acrylic on paper
listed: $500.00 Sale 250.00 

Fire Witch
 11x14" charcoal on bristol
listed: $400.00 Sale 200.00

Hyperboreans for The Howard reader
11x14" on Bristol
Sale 100.00

The Shadow Over Innsmouth
11x17" on Bristol
Sale 200.00

Jill the Giant-Killer
Sale 150.00

Joker and Harley
Pencils 11x17" on Bristol
Sale 100.00

Mister Moore
11x17"  on Bristol
Sale $75

Odin, Classic Mythology card set
11x17" on Bristol
sale $200.00

Red Sonja
11x17" on Bristol
Listed 400.00, sale $200.00

Saurus, Pitt card set
11x14" acrylic on paper
listed: $700.00 Sale 350.00 

Burning Itch: Skyrim
11x17" on Bristol
Sale 100.00

Burning itch: Tentacles
11x17" on Bristol
Sale 100.00

Burning Itch: Vampires
11x17" on Bristol
Sale 100.00

That's it for today as I've got work to do!

I've some pieces to scan and other stuff I'll add to the sale as time permits.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Savage Sword #5 Preview

Dark Horse has put up the preview for Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword #5 here:
The credits blurb reads:
Howardy Chaykin, Paul Tobin, Ian Edginton, Steve Niles
Howard Chaykin, Francesco Francavilla, Richard Pace, Christopher Mitten
Francesco Francavilla, Jesus Aburto, Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist:
Raymond Swanland

That's DAMN fine company to be in, isn't it?

Not mentioned is Moose Baumann who does his best to make my work look prettier than it has a right to with his deft eye for colour!

Here are the two pages in black and white!