Artists & Comic Art – My Love For This Art Form

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I have been addicted to comics since I was able to get my hands on them, I remember keeping my allowance to go buy as many comics as possible from Al Manara Book Shop in Salmiya in the early 90s. Every XMen or Spiderman comic that I could find or whatever they had, I would even read the comics from Dark Horse comics back in the day, I just loved comics and couldn’t get enough of them. Now 20 years later things have change, but my love for comics has only grown, and who can’t love these blockbuster movies based on these comics, but I still love the comics. Thanks to the iPad we can easily get our hands on comics as they are released through DC, Marvel, Comixology, and Transformers. Instantly in your hands and reading everything as it happens, it just doesn’t get better then this. Then there is the aspect of meeting and getting in touch with these amazing artists who work on these comics. After roaming DeviantArt, twitter, and instagram the past few years I have managed to talk to a lot of these amazing artists and purchase artwork directly from them as well as commission work from them when they are available. Some of these artists work for IDW, Disney, Marvel, or DC in their animated studios or comic studios, and some of them are independent. All the images here are artwork I commissioned from these amazingly talented people. I am thankful for all these online resources that I am able to get in touch with these amazing people and get my hands on the art work of things that I love.

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These are some of the Artist that I have purchased from and some that I have asked for Commissions.

Chad Townsed
Joey Vasquez
Alberto Gonzalez
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Steven Sanchez
J Scott Campbell

Honestly they are all amazing people and very easy to talk to, you can get your work from them into their busy schedules. Sometimes their work is done quick and you get it in a week and sometimes you have to wait a few months but the wait is always worth it. Be sure to check out there work.

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Dubai Comic Con – MEFCC

I have been thinking about Comic Con in San Diego for the past decade I’m honestly not happy that I didn’t go while I was in the US. Then MEFCC came to mind when I was traveling in Dubai for a quick business trip, and it was a few months ahead, so I went booked it kept waiting for it to come around and I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was excited.

I got the VIP Tickets which basically means you get to go early before the crowd and skip a few lines or go to the shorter lines. What was great is that you get to meet a lot of Artists and Publishers, then there were so many comics and manga available but it was a bit of a mess trying to figure it out. I liked seeing all the different kinds of models available there and it was hard resisting the urge to buy anything, I picked up one Street Fighter Comic Book from there which I was looking forward to reading. Kinokuniya & Jashanmal had a strong presence at the Comic Con with a lot of books and comics.

What I liked was meeting a few artists from Top Cow which is a publisher out of California, picked up a few pieces from them. Then the top floor which was very cool highlighting local talent, and there was a lot of local talent. Then there was the a few model makes who can make pretty much anything for you which is very very cool. There were quite a few actors who were there from different movies and tv shows which is very cool and you could get access to them, I didn’t have time since I was on a schedule. Overall the whole thing was very organized, a bit on the small side but a lot of fun, my hat goes off to them for doing something like this.

Be warned there are a lot of pics! Enjoy


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Elephants in London

I heard about the elephants all around London a while back, I read it somewhere online but never realized that they were going to place it in public places all around london. 250 brightly painted elephants around London, I managed to see just a few while walking around between meetings, or a few while I’m in a cab going across town. Each one is painted by an artist or a celebrity, the goal is to raise £2 million for the Asian elephant and benefit 20 UK conservation charities. This idea is genius and I love when they can get a charity together that gets the public involved, and later they will be auctioned off on the 26th to 28th of June. I liked some of them, but the one with the dog really got to me, every person has a story.

Link: ElephantParadeLondon


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Playlist 05/10…

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Every few months I always put together a new playlist to drive and ride to, this the list of songs which are the top of the last few months plus a few unknown songs which are really fun to listen to and just fun music. It really is a mix of music, probably something for everyone in this list. Luckily I got jump started by Ananyah’s original list then expanded a lot on it, out of 50 songs I took about 15 songs and added another 25 songs since her mix was more RnB tailored, I wanted something that was a little bit more upbeat or intense. The songs with stars ** are the songs that I really like and the more there are the more I like it, don’t mind listening to it again and again.

May 2010 Playlist:

  • B.o.B – Nothin’ On You (ft. Bruno Mars)
  • Rihanna – Rude Boy ***
  • Ke$ha – Blah Blah Blah (ft. 3OH!3) **
  • Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart (ft. Ludacris)
  • Kevin Rudolf – I Made it (ft. Birdman, Jay Sean & Lil Wayne)
  • David Rush – Shooting Star (ft. LMFAO, Pitbull & Kevin Rudolf)[Party Rock Mix] **
  • One Republic – All the Right Moves
  • 3OH!3 – Follow Me Down
  • Rihanna – Hard (ft. Jeezy)
  • Ke$ha – Take it Off
  • DJ Khaled – All I Do Is Win
  • Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj – Knockout ***
  • Jason Derulo – In My Head
  • Jamie Foxx ft. T.I. & Justin Timberlake ***
  • Flo-Rida ft. T-Pain – Zoosk Girl
  • Usher ft. T.I. – Gulty
  • Mariah Carey ft. Nicki Minaj – Up To My Face **
  • Lady GaGa – Reloaded (ft. Rodney Jerkins)
  • Jackie Chain – Diamonds & Cadillacs
  • Lupe Fiasco – Say Something Freestyle
  • Charles Hamilton & B.o.B – Paperboy
  • Cassidy ft. John Legend – Searching
  • Chrishan – Bitch Look At Me Now (ft. Meech) **
  • DJ Khaled – Victory
  • Lloyd – Internet Love
  • Tinie Tempah – Pass Out **
  • Young Money – She Is Gone
  • Lupe Fiasco (Ft. Kid Cudi) – Solar Midnite
  • Jaheim – Ain’t Leavin Without You
  • Bobby Valentino ft. Nicki Minaj – Stilettos & T-Shirt
  • Lexlife – Poppin’
  • Lloyd ft. J. Holiday & Nicki Minaj – Take It Off
  • Orianthi – According To You **
  • Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon – Body Bounce
  • T.I. ft. Fergie & Will.I.Am – Down Like That ***
  • Kate Perry ft. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
  • Eminem – Not Afraid **
  • B.o.B – Airplanes
  • 3OH!3 ft. Ke$ha – My First Kiss **