Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jacky Lantern. . .


a quick break from payin' jobs.

Okay.....now back to the money.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

. . .



You tell me you need nothin' else,

no cars, no jewels, no need for the wealth. . .

But I'd be deceivin' myself

if i said that i didn't wanna give it to you.

But you don't get it, do you?

If you tired, I'd gift-wrap the moon up in ribbons and get it delivered to you.

If you thirsty, I would deliver the river to you.

'Cause everything I ever wanted I'm getting' it through you.

And everything good thats comin' I know it's due to

you doin' what you do.

And who knew that you'd do

what you do. . . so well.

Its too true I'm caught in ya voodoo, but oh well.

It's no better place on this earth to be.

Me wrapped in you, you immersed in me.

It hurts to leave, but we do what we must do.

So i put you on a pedestal that'll never move, 'cause there's nobody above you.

You on level that nobody ever can touch or live up to.

I much more than love you.

. . . I much more than love you.

-Roc

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Not dead....But i did go blind. . .



Okay. . . since getting layed off times have been rough. Me and my family have really been goin' through alot. Being homeless and blind(temporarily) have to be in my top two(or bottom two dependin' on how you look at it.) But I won't get into the crazy details of how I am where I am right now. It's not important. What's important is what we do from here. They say you grind from the bottom just to make it to the bottom. That's because people think you should just give up when hardships come. Like if you have a nightmare you should just stop dreamin'. I can't do that. I can't focus on the bad when there's so much good in my life. And i thank God for that. I gotta thank Tiff for being a real friend when my family needed it the most. You're truly a life saver, Homie. And my Grandmother back in Philly....I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for me, for my wife, for my children. I love you with everything that i am. I also wanna thank Sanford Greene and Bragi Schut for their help. I appreciate the efforts alone. Good lookin' out. So with all that being said, I'm doin what i gotta do for us. It seems as if there's no way.....so I have to make a way. It's what I do. So stay tunned for what I've got in store.
Anyway, on a slightly less depressing note. . .
I had an interview in last month's (or the month before......i don't know) Asian magazine "CG WORLD". It was a Q and A interview in which they labeled me "Dark Scorpio"(I had nothin' to do with that.......but i like it.) The actual magazine is not in english so if anybody wants to check it out, I posted the English version here "the Interview"
holla at yall later.

!BAMF!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Dis ain't what you want. . .


Supportin' character in an upcomin' project.

!BAMF!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I am not a monster . . . .


I did this 'Roc' version of Mike Mignola's charcter Abe Sapien a while ago....just never posted it.

Anyway. So i did that online survey thing where they tell you what superhero/villain you're most like or whatever......well apparently i'm the Hulk or Apocalypse.....WHAT?!
Really?! that's like the worst good guy or bad guy in the comic book world. I'm not Hulk like at all. in fact i prefer things un-smashed. And Apocalypse??....what does all this mean? Am i a maniac?....am i a monster? I need to look deep inside myself and re-evaluate my life. i just don't know who I am anymore.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Pencil thoughts. . .


Just exercisin' the hand. . .

Monday, July 23, 2007

Random Page. . .



this is the most recent page i worked on...page 11....kinda makes no sense without the preceding pages, but i just wanted to give some glimpse of whats in the book.....plus i pretty much hate every page before this. But i think i'm gettin' to a point where i'm happy wit' what's comin' out.

oh and the bottom sketch is just another warm-up.

BAMF!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Warm Ups. . .


Just some warm-ups to get the day started. not my usual colorin' method, but it was fun tho'.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Finished. . .



Here's the first finished cover. . . .I keep wantin' to go back and change stuff, but ima leave it alone.


!BAMF!

**edit** i had to take that title out.....it was pissin' me off

Monday, July 09, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rose. . .


This is the final concept for the main chick in the graphic novel i'm workin' on.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

AND JUST LIKE THAT.......IT'S OVER......


Well....the game we poured our hearts and souls into is officially off the market. Not much more than a week after release, the investors weren't happy with the numbers we pulled in.....so they shut the entire company down. everything......its over. Not really the smartest business plan if you ask me.....but i'm not the man wit the money. Apparently they wanted us to do W.o.W. numbers in our first week, and what we got was nowhere close. Oh well. thats life. it is what it is. moving on.


oh yeah...this was a warm-up sketch i did. random fan-art of Lysol Jones' Character Zombie Queen

!BAMF!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Play for free!!!. . .



Just thought i'd post a couple renders of characters from "Phylon"
And I also wanted to tell everybody that for a limited time you can play it for free! just send an email to support@phylon-online.com with the keyword(subject) wartoad.

btw...these were modeled by my good friend Nick Bradley. you can check out his blog here BulletproofBarbie.com

Saturday, June 16, 2007

First Game Release!!!. . .









My company released our 1st game this weekend entitled "PHYLON". It's a massive mutliplayer online shooter.....in space! Chock full of crazy characters, crazy weapons and crazy worlds. expertly crafted by myself and the phenomenal art team over at Rapid Reality......a team that, over time, has become a family. We've made alot of games, but this is the first one to actually see the light of day. Here's a couple concepts i did for it. I hope everybody digs it. You can check it out over at Phylon-online.com
And to all the family members that are no longer with us.......... I personally will miss the hell outta yall. And the company will never be the same or as good without you.

!BAMF!

p.s. i blame Elu

Sweet Hazel. . .


I'd like everybody to meet Hazel...Hazel, everybody.




!BAMF!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nothin' to say. . .


Too many thoughts stampedin' in my head to pick out just one to put in this entry. Even if i chose one it would just tangent and leak into another....which would be followed by another, creating a seemingly incoherent string of babble that would force me to change the name of the blog from scribble scrabble to jibba jabba (a term coined by the wise Mr T), and nobody wants that. So..... there will be nothing said in this post.........



!BAMF!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Not Dead. . .


. . . Just busy....very busy....that kind of busy where you don't have time to sleep...or spend time with your kids and wife...and she begins to resent you for it, even though you're just tryin to keep food on the table and clothes on their backs. . . . .and you miss em like crazy. so much so, that you sacrifice even more sleep just so you can look at them alittle longer....and all your daily struggles just pile on along with mistakes from the past that come back to haunt you in the present. . . .and then the pressures from every direction start to affect your ability to do the things that are keeping you busy in the first place. . . .making it all in vain. . . .

you know.....that kind of busy.

Anyway, this is somethin' i did awhile ago....thought i'd throw it up.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Quick and Dirty. . .


I did this concept this mornin' in about an hour. Its for a friend of mine to model in 3D. wish i had actual time to invest in it but...it is what it is.....
Now for the bad news...... My producer on my new project left me a message stating that, due to certain circumstances, situations, and goings on, Sandiego most likely wont happen.....The project is still movin' foward, just not in the direction of Sandiego. That news cut me kinda deep, but hey...it is what it is. I'm still on the grind.


!BAMF!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

So yeah. . . .


the project is moving along. . . .not as fast as i'd like...but thats about to change. Im speedin' up the process with this new boost of motivation and inspiration. This is a small panel from one of the pages.....not much to look at i know. but i figure it'd give people a clue as to whats brewin'......or not.
By the way, our booth at San Diego Comic Con is a go. So i'll be givin' more info on that soon.


!BAMF!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The future. . . . .




I've started workin on a new project ( hopefuly to debut this summer in san diego). Im really amped about it. I'm workin with a fantastic writer and it's gonna be great......thats pretty much all i can say right now. So the posting might slow up....not that it was ever fast.....okay so, the postin might get slower. I'll definately post a preview at some point. but for now....
these are some of the things i was workin on before, that prolly wont get finished out. Well, i might finish the storm one.....i had a vision. Anyway, thats about it. Oh, after some peer pressure, alot of shouting and some mild violence on my part, i finally got my long time friend and brother in the arts, Eric "Poncho" Kenney to blog it up. So stop by his blog every now and then to check him out.


!BAMF!

Monday, February 19, 2007

2dArtist magazine. . .


I was featured in this months online mag 2dArtist along with Arnold Tsang, Melanie Delon and lots of other great artists. check it out if you get a chance.



!BAMF!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

the darkside. . .


you ever feel stuck?. . . .stuck in a place you cant get out of?. . . .i'm in that place now. . . .


!BAMF!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

First Batch. . .


This is the first batch of characters I cooked up for this whole Lucha thing. . . . I honestly dont know where the hell I'm goin' wit' this. Thats why its takin' me so long to do these pages. I did two pages after this and decided i didnt like the second, so i scrapped it. . . so i had to scrap the 3rd too. . . then i did about 4 "second" pages. . . . and blah blah blah. . . .anyway. . .im still on the grind. I'll have something worth showin' soon. . . I promise.

!BAMF!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Lucha?


There are never enough hours in a day. . . .never.

But anyway. . .page one. I really should've done some type of research before attemptin' to do pages about a mexican wrestler. . . but eh, whatever. . . .good times.

!BAMF!

Friday, January 05, 2007

SNEAK PEEK. . .


just a sneak peek at what i been stressin' over. . . . .my first couple pages (which will never be shown. . . .ever) dealt with poison ivy. . . . but she hates me, apparently. So anyway, all this stuff kinda popped up outta nowhere when i gave up on ivy. . . . .