Old News!

May 23rd, 2017

SARCOPHAGUS BOX.

You may remember my previous gift box design - The AMMO CRATE BOX, well I am following that up with this next limited edition gift box: The Sarcophagus. You can get The Sarcophagus Box ON IT'S OWN, or LOADED UPwith all seven current packs of cards.

June 13th, 2017

CONTEST TIME.

I’m excited to announce this wacky CONTEST I dreamt up! In the past few weeks I ended up planning out every single figure that will be featured on all the forthcoming card packs! Part of the way I choose the figure was to try and get a good range of COLOURS across the entire collection of card pack wrappers.

YOUR challenge? To see if you can guess which figures I ended up choosing!

THE PRIZE: a full FLAGG Magnet Set (8 vehicle magnets + USS FLAGG poster - $25 value)

WHY am I doing this? Well. Two main reasons: 1) for FUN! You guys are so supportive of this project I always try to give back in different ways, and this seemed like an interesting way! and 2) to lead in to an exciting new product launch (stay tuned for that).

You can submit your guesses on the CONTESTS page!

Good luck!

May 23rd, 2017

SARCOPHAGUS BOX.

You may remember my previous gift box design - The AMMO CRATE BOX, well I am following that up with this next limited edition gift box: The Sarcophagus. You can get The Sarcophagus Box ON IT'S OWN, or LOADED UPwith all seven current packs of cards.

May 21st, 2017

1986 packs - Part 1 and 2!

Both packs for 1986 are now available! You can see more about them and grab them either on the online store, or locally at Strange Adventures.

The 1986 part 2 pack features Serpentor on the wrapper, and comes with a sweet die-cut sticker of the Motor-Viper, as well as a special art card featuring Serpentor on his Air Chariot, and on the reverse side the Night Raven.

April 30th, 2017

GEEQUINOX 2017.

My third year at Geequinox in Halifax and second year to have GIJOE365 stuff with me. It's interesting to note that last year I had only started the project a few months before Geequinox and only had the 1982 card packs with me then. It felt really great to have so much more to present this time around. Including the debut of the first part of the 1986 packs!

Speaking of which, those packs are indeed now available in the ONLINE STORE.

February 8th, 2017

DEFIANT. COMPLETE.

After a lotta work and time and sweat and tears and blood and ... okay maybe not all that, but definately a lotta work and time! The Defiant is completely complete!

You can see the figures that came with it down below (130: Hardtop, and 132: Payload) and you can get a look at some of the extra art that went with all of this on the EXTRA ART page.

February 5th, 2017

2017! Let's DO THIS!

This is my first post of 2017! I know I know, but better late than never, RIGHT?! I figured I would share these stats with you as I push forward into this year of drawings.

As I previously stated, I am not even half-way done with this project, and my end game is all of the work collected into 3 volumes of books. So here you can see just how many actual individual drawings I did for this project throughout the year. Everything from accessories that take 15-20 minutes usually, the figures themselves which on average take around 1.5 hrs, and the vehicle drawings which take the longest, sometimes up to 4 hrs.

I am going to do a full end-of-year report that will be sent out in the next B.L.A.S.T. newsletter (sign up if you haven’t already) that will also show some more detail in the time invested in the project, including design time, which I haven’t even touched on here. Hopefully you find this mildly interesting! And again, thank you for your support.

December 20th, 2017

AMMO CRATE

Did you know you can get the first five packs of cards bundled in a nice Ammo Crate Gift Box? It's a fun way to hold your cards, or give them as a gift! It also comes with FIVE BONUS Figure Stickers too! Modeled after the Ammo Crate play set!

December 16th, 2017

CARD PACKS!

There are currently a total of FIVE PACKS now up in the store, in case you didn't already know! That's a grand total of 78 individual figure cards! Not to mention the extras like art cards, stickers, etc. Also you'll be happy to know that 1986 is currently being laid out and prepped for print!

November 11th, 2016

1985 PACKS . . . part 1!

The first half of 1985 is now up in the store! I'm rolling out the 1985 figure cards in two parts because their are 27 figures total for 1985. The first half (pack 1) is up in the store and available for purchase, and features the Crimson Guard as the focus of the special art for the packaging and the included figure sticker.

You are probably asking yourself: "cool but what about part 2? Well I am literally working on it right now so hopefully it will be available for ordering towards the end of next week.

Here's a link to ALL the card packs currently available in the store.

August 26th, 2016

1984 PACKS

The 1984 packs are officially up in the store now and ready for ordering! This pack features 19 figure cards as opposed to the previous two years which had 16. PLUS it comes with a special sticker figure of STORM SHADOW!

Check out all the items available in the store if you haven't already!

August 1st, 2016

BLAST OFF

I have come up with what I think it a really cool and fun way to give you all fun free stuff! You can join B.L.A.S.T.! When you sign up for the newsletter, you are subscribing to "BATTLE LINES", which is the name I have given the newsletter, and thusly become a memeber of B.L.A.S.T. which is the Battle Lines Action Support Team!

My idea here is to recreate the same concept that Hasbro did with the FLAG Points on the back of their packaging. Each newsletter I send out you will be able to collect some points by printing them out and mailing them in and redeem them for such things as: stickers, patches, and other fun stuff!

You can sign up right here on this page in the sidebar (or down below if you are viewing on mobile).

July 22nd, 2016

Today is an appropriate day to show my signed comic of GIJOE comic #64, right on the face of Cobra Commander v3 by the man himself Larry Hama!

Appropriate because I just posted figure #113 - Cobra Commander v3 in the armour!

Also, if you don't already know, Larry Hama was a writer for Marvel comics and ALSO the writer of the dossiers / filecards of the Joes! He gave them their personalities!

I had it signed by Larry Hama at Hal-Con 2012.

July 12th, 2016

There is a new video added to the VIDEOS PAGE here on the site. This time showing annotations during the process.

June 26th, 2016

For fun I animated (#103)Lift-Ticket's Tomahawk helicopter! It's not perfect but it was fun to give it a whirl. Perhaps I'll try some more vehicle animations in the future, and perfect the technique!

(CLICK the image to the left to enlarge it!)

June 13th, 2016

Posting Wet-Suit v2 marked 100 JOE DRAWINGS. ONE-HUNDRED. Triple digits now! It is kind of surreal to me to hit this mark, and despite having ups and downs and “roadblocks” (hehe) along the way, I still am loving the journey that this project has been taking me on. I still am looking forward SO MUCH to drawing the Joes that are ahead.

I want to take this moment to really thank all of you, both Joe fans, and those who are just fans of my art, who have been supporting me through this. Maintaining motivation (and carving out the time) for such an epic project has been challenging at times and I have learned a lot about myself through doing this, as well as revisiting my childhood to express the feelings of nostalgia I have for my favourite toy line.

As I mentioned above, between Joe fans and non-fans, It’s been really interesting to learn so many little details from the die hard Joe-experts, and concurrently amazing to have the support of those who know nothing about GI Joe but are enjoying this project despite that!

I read every single one of your comments, and feel supported by every one of your likes, favourites, retweets, etc. I would be drawing these regardless of anything, but having your support fills me up, and pushes me along.

THANK YOU!!!

May 31st, 2016

The siblings are united! Ahhhhh. *PHEWF!* You can now see all three of the colour-changing figures that were produced in the ARAH series on the CHANGERS PAGE, and change them with the click of a button at your very whim!

May 15th, 2016

I've been looking forward to adding this figure to the collection on the site here, for awhile now! I added Zartan to the CHANGERS PAGE wayyy back during Series 3, and now there Zandar has been added. Go check it out and put the power of the sun in YOUR hands: LET'S GO!

April 26th, 2016

It's finally real! The trading/art cards are a reality. I just finished a great weekend at a local vendor show: Geequinox. This was my first show of the year, and I was so happy and proud to have been able to debut my GIJOE365 Cards at this event. They were received incredibly well and I am very excited to open up orders VERY soon. This week, in fact. Stay tuned, and I just want to say again thank you to everyone for your support in this labour of love.

April 25th, 2016

A lot of people have been supporting and following the development of the cards, but something that I just went ahead and developed without really talking about it was this super fun MAGNET set! I am so happy with how it came out and it was a huge hit at Geequinox this past weekend. Stay tuned for online ordering!

April 6th, 2016

I know it's been a long time comin, but I just want to reiterate that I am still pushing the cards through production, and they should be ready very soon. Just still viewing proofs and test prints and trying to dial in the quality.

If you want to keep informed on when exactly the cards and prints are available, and how to get them, you can follow the social media associated with the project and I'll be sure to update. However the best way is probably to sign up for the newsletter (see the sidebar to the right!)

Additionally, if you don't already follow the Facebook Page for the project, you can see an album of photos specifically dedicated to the development of the trading cards!

March 19th, 2016

The trading cards are in full production "swing." I'll be viewing some test prints next week. Worth noting is that I actually went back and redrew all 16 pairs of feet on the Series 1 Joes I did so that there is more cohesiveness across the entire series of illustrations.

If you want to keep informed on when, how, and where the cards and prints are available, you can followed the social media associated with the project and I'll be sure to update, but the best way is probably to sign up for the newsletter (see the sidebar to the right!)

Additionally, if you don't already follow the Facebook Page for the project, you can see an album of photos specifically dedicated to the development of the trading cards.

March 16th, 2016

Got a really nice shout-out on HISStank.com!

by HISStank.com contributor Xerofall. The amount of support and encouragement I've been getting on this project means a lot to me. Thank you everyone!

Feb 25th, 2016

The Dreadnoks are coming! The Dreadnoks are coming! Today mark's the day when a NEW FACTION is added to the ol' clicky selector jobby down below there. Scroll down and give it a whirl! So far just the two Dreadnoks (Zartan and Buzzer), but there are more on the way!

Feb 19th, 2016

Hey, I did a fun thing with this one particular figure who changes colour in the sun! It's Zartan! And if you CLICK HERE you can change him yourself!!!

Jan 25th, 2016

Received a terrific shout-out from the Guys on the Nerds With Attitude Podcast. Check out their PODCAST HERE, and you can here the snippet where they talk about the GIJOE365 project on THIS EPISODE