30 June 2011

Banner 2 Banner

Howdy, y’all!
Welp here be my official SDCC 2011 banners.  I really wanted to get the Gumshoes 4 Hire one done, but time isn’t my pal.  I’d seriously head butt Time if it had a forehead for bullying me around. ;)
I hope to at least finish the Gumshoes 4 Hire one for NYCC.  Just got confirmation last week that Ryan and I got accepted into Artist Alley, and we’re stoked!
Hope y’all digs!

29 June 2011

Free Kuta bag! WOT?!

Howdy, gang!
First off, a huge shout out to those who've pre-ordered already.  Thank you so much!!

Next, here be the progress of the Kuta bags that I mentioned in my most recent journal for those who pre-order my new 2011 art book; Cheeks:Still together.

There is still time for you to get a free bag, too, before the pre-order deadline is cut off.  The deadline is July 15th.
Info contents in my new art book/bag, as well as the ordering info can be found here.

27 June 2011

Ham Ba Gah Meet Godzilla

HAHAHA  This is a piece I did for the art exhibit at the Ham Ba Ga Show over the weekend.  It was a great turn out and fun times with cool people.   Info can be read here: http://qpopshop.blogspot.com/

24 June 2011

Captain America vs Red Face aaaand... Mandy + Ironman = love

Howdy! Howdy! 

Just wanted to mess around with some Captain Red Face... er I mean Captain America and Red Face.... er.... Captain America and Red Skull, yeah that's it! :)

Big ups to my Table Taffy studio-mate, :icondarkkenjie: for pushing me to go beyond a white bg! :)

We have some stuff in the works that we can't wait to share with ya!

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSO! My newest journal entry has the winner and runner-ups listed for my 2011 artbook name contest. AND preorders are a gooooooo! :) All info can be read by clicking this -------> http://cheeks-74.deviantart.com/journal/41598102/

W.I.P. #1

W.I.P. #2

21 June 2011

Winners announced & Pre-Orders Are A Go!

Howdy, folks!

Ok, it's that time.  To announce the winner, the runner-ups and to open the gates to pre-orders of my 2011 art book Cheeks: Still Together!

Book cover (contents of book below):
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Bag: Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

:iconeenlikebean: Cheeks: Still Together
Winner: 2 books and 2 bags.

Deviant Art runner-ups:
1) :iconmastersamus117: Nothin Butt Cheeks
2) :iconr3nka: Cheeks: Letting Loose
3) :iconkingofhearts: Cheeks: Special Delivery
4) :iconmiddletonempire: Cheeks: Exposed
Runner-ups: 1 book and 1 bag.

Bloggers runner-ups:
5) Elias: Cheeks:Gastronomical
6) Javier M. Cheeks: Dropping 1 and 2.
7) Cartoon Dood: Cheeks: Spreading The Love
Runner-ups: 1 book and 1 bag.

Congratulations to this year's winner and runner-ups!  And a huge thank you to everyone for participating and making my sides split with your book title entries.

Please claim your prize!  Last year some people didn't give me their mailing address, so I couldn't send the goods out.  When you do send me your mailing address (VIA EMAIL please) please link me to your gallery, so I can cross check  it.  :)


All pre-orders will be mailed out immediately the week following San Diego Comic Con.

All pre-orders are eligible for a free Bastion's 7 bag!

End date for Pre Orders is July 15th!  Don't miss out on a free bag and a free head sketch in the back of your copy of the book!

Photos of bag can be seen here. 

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HERE'S THE 411: Cheeks: Still Together:
-Cover :thumb204520794:
-It's hardback
-w/wrap-around cover w/spot varnish
-140 pages (3/4 of the book is unseen art to the public).
-Full color
-Head sketches for all pre-orders.



-1 book: $30(book)+ $8.70(shipping) = $38.70
-2 books: $60(book)+ $11.95(shipping) = $71.95

-1 book: $30(book)+ $8.97(shipping) = $38.97
-2 books: $60(book)+ $15.87(shipping) = $75.87

-1 book: $30(book)+ $16.20(shipping) = $46.20
-2 books: $60(book)+ $32.00(shipping) = $84.80

Payments can be made to cheeks_1974a@hotmail.com via paypal.

BAG PURCHASES: Will be available for separate purchases, but TBD when open to the public and cost is TBD.  Stay tuned! :)

Photos of bag can be seen here.

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Hope y'all digs!

15 June 2011

Gumshoes 4 Hire SDCC banners W.I.P.

Here's W.I.P #2

Here's W.I.P. # 1 for a potential 2nd banner for San Diego Comic Con.
Keeping with the Gumshoes 4 Hire theme.

12 June 2011

Chop-Shop Bag

Howdy, gang!  Hope your weekend went well.

Soooo... what's new witcha?  Hmmmm how about for starters a peek into a new bag that I'll releasing this year, hopefully in time to have alongside my 2011 art book Cheeks:Still Together, at San Diego Comic Con. I kept the template on the image so you'll have an idea of the dimensions of the bag.

3 reasons for the for the bag is:

1) free with purchase to the first 200 pre-orders of my new 2011 art book  Cheeks:Still Together. What's the 411 on the book ya ask?  Those details can be read here at the following http://cheeks-74.deviantart.com/journal/

2) also available for purchase at San Diego Comic Con for a very affordable price.  Price TBD, but I'll keep you posted.

3) and also to be available for online purchase.  Price TBD, but I'll keep you posted.

Pre-orders are not available yet because I have to find out what the shipping rate for the new books will be due to it being 40 pages more than my 2010 art book, Cheeks:UNCLENCHED (100 pages).  I'll give ya the scoop once I get my comp copies in, so I can get different shipping rates for you all squared away.

Below is a revised image I sent in for the bag illo. :)

And yet another revised layout.  HAHA  I am learning from all this, I promise!
I feel this is the final layout and placed properly this time. :)

Almost had an early night last night.  HAHA  Good thing I checked my email before turning in.  An early turn in for the ZZZZ's at 11-ish to the PM ended up me crawling to bed nearly 4 in the AM.

Sorry, Ichiban!

Anyhow, I was sooooooo sure that the last few versions of the art I turned in was good to go to sign off on, but I was asked to give more bleed area, so I took advantage and swapped some things around.  Fingers crossed that this is gonna be the one to get through!  HAHA  :)

I gotta say though, it's nice to teach an old dog like me new tricks.  This will be the final look of the bag design.  Great correspondence with the company and very professional.  I hope this is something I can have new come out each quarter.

Hope y'all digs!


09 June 2011

Unko Time!


Still going down the list of fan art that I've been wanting to get to lately.  Old school anime seems to be getting my digi pen's attention and caress.  Here we have Mazinger getting squatted on by Kabuto Kouji.... Dang hitchhiker... thar be a law for knucklehead moves donchaknow?!
W.I.P. #2

Now that I fooled ya with the previous pose, here's what's really the real pose for Kabuto. Dangit it, son! Do yo' dirty bidness elsewhere! :shocked:


06 June 2011


Here's a commission I did over the weekend at Heroes Con.  I'm not sure if I'll go back to this and clean it up, but what I do know is that I'll do more of the crew!

Thank you, everyone for stopping by the table and attending our panels at Heroes Con!  It was great to see you all!

Hope y'all digs!