Welcome back. Been many exciting things since last year's posting. First of all, my new Dark Horse graphic novel, PRIMORDIAL, came out last September.
Also had a nice stint as concept artist for Spire Animation. Can't show anything until the movie comes out, sorry to say.
Primordial has been years in the making and is a story I'm very proud of. I've relied more on the art and less
on text and I think this is my best book ever.
Also creating color paintings of a landscape art series first produced years ago. But now it's in ever-loving living color!!
I have the great pleasure of creating much new design work for the amazing stop motion studio, Cinema Fantasma. Below are just a few of the recent new images.
And, finally, I'm 80 pages into the production of the next Zone Continuum book project, hopefully it will be out in 2023.
So far so good. Very exciting things be a'happenin'. New books coming out and working on animated movies, I gotta be happy about that.
Since the first printing had sold out, The Atomic Legion second printing came out in January. It's a smaller and cheaper format and looks really great
This September, my next Dark Horse book, Primordial, comes out. I truly believe this is the best work I've done and I can't wait to hear from folks about it.There is more
artwork from the book if you scroll down this main page a bit.
This July, a Thor graphic novel just came out, collecting my works from issues 460-467. It's been many years since I did these books and I'm so proud of so much of it
I worked for Spire Animation Studios on a secret project, so I can't show any work from it, but just thought you'd like to know.
I'm continuing to work for a studio in Mexico, Cinema Fantasma, and I'm really loving creating more finished color work than normal.
I wrapped up production as Production Designer on Monta and the Moon, a feature film for Vietnam. Still
working on 2 movie production for Mexico, also as Production Designer: The Ballad of the Phoenix and Creatures from the New World. This year also saw the final scheduling of two Dark Horse
graphic novels. The first is a new printing of The Atomic Legion in a softbound format for a $19.95 price, coming out in
January 2021. Also in 2021 is a Grpahic novel of mine called "Primordial". Details to follow soon.
MONTA AND THE MOON
BALLAD OF THE PHOENIX
CREATURES FROM THE NEW WORLD
I've finished an 18 month project as Production Designer for "The First Superhero--Monkey King", from the American/Chinese studio EIPG. It will premiere February 2020.
I can't show any artwork yet. I am currently designing an amazing Mexican stop motion
animated movie titled: "The Balad of the Phoenix", from the magically talented studio, Cinema Fantasma. Below are a few images...
I've had the privilege of working with the great animation director Rob Minkoff on Wolf Totem, as well as beginning a Chinese/American CGI movie, The First Superhero.
I can now post my artwork for a little movie you might have heard of from--
New section on FILM STORY ART!
Besides the intricate rendered art for film Visual Development that I do, I also get asked to come up with quick sketch Story Art ideas, which can range
from loose storyboarding, to thumbnail sketching, to detailed written notes. Check
Following the release in March 2016 of all new all color adventures of The Zone Continuum,
Dark Horse Comics has remastered the original 4 black and white Zone Continuum books from 1992-94 and put
together a beautiful new graphic novel that is now out in bookstores everywhere. You've never seen the Zones like this, with deep rich
blacks and sparkling bright whites, and that amazing marvel of the 20th Century--Duo-Shade.
24 years in the making--It's the all new, all different, all color The Zone Continuum graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics, out in bookstores
February 24, 2016! Call your local bookstore and make sure they have a copy for you. The book contains four new chapters, each 24 pages, plus special
backup features like a Zone Glossary and Sketchbook section. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell a phone, and then tell us how your like it!
THE COMIC BOOK ALLSTAR HALL OF FAME
Who were the noble artists
that inspired us as to pick up the pencil and explore the boundaries of imagination? We proudly and
humbly present THE COMIC BOOK ALL-STAR HALL OF FAME. Here, in these hallowed halls, you
will see the likes of Jack Kirby, Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Wayne Boring, Will Eisner, Milton
Caniff, and Jim Steranko. Tread softly on these polished marble floors and stare in wonder at the
likes of titans that will never again stride across our fruited plains. Oh, the grandeur and the glory!!!
Take another look inside our central headquarters and marvel at the wonders within. And, for the
first time ever, the files have been opened concerning Pigdog Productions contribution to President Trumans's cold war technology race.
It was a great honor to do the background layouts for the new Signature Edition of The Iron Giant, coming out September 30. Artwork will posted
on this site after the premiere.
One of the hardest jobs I've ever had was coming up with ideas for the inner workings of the mind. What does a memory capsule look like?
How are they created, cataloged, stored, and then retrieved? What happens to old, decaying memories that become lost forever? This was the assignment. It was truly
great fun exploring an entire realm of ideas to create a fantasy world inside the brain.
I had the great pleasure of being Production Designer for Portland's great commercial studio, House Special, on this Haagen-Dazs tv spot.
They did such a fantastic job building a miniature world--it's really magical how they do it. The spot was directed by the killer talent, Mark Gustavson.
The Premiere of MANDALA--
The Gigantic 250 page graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics
The Bramble, illustrated by Bruce Zick and written by Lee Nordling, is now at your local bookstores or available at Amazon. Here's a brief description: In this beautifully illustrated and mostly wordless book, Cameron isn't small, but he's not exactly big. He's not slow, but he's also not quick. He wants friends, but it never quite seems to work out. And in a game of tag, he's going to end up "it." Or at least that's how things are on this side of the Bramble. On the other side, it's a different story. On the other side of the Bramble, something extraordinary can happen, something that changes everything.
A secret Pigdog Productions special project we can't tell you any more about.
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THE ANUBIS TAPESTRY!
Pigdog Productions, in partnership with Komikwerks, has published a
new illustrated novel called "The Anubis Tapestry", written and illustrated by Bruce Zick.
It's on the shelves of most bookstores, or it can be ordered online.
Intrigued? The story deals with a young
lad who must become a mummy in order to rescue his father from the ancient Underworld. Along the way, we
get involved with Mythxx creatures, a rivalry as old as time, horrific Goth-Beasts, and thirty Monsters guarding
the thirty Portals of the domain of the dead, leading us to the Chamber of Anubis.
You can go to the Anubis Tapestry website to read about the book and also read a sample chapter. We
recommend you also go to ACTIONOPOLIS, the home page for this
and the other great books being published in this
exciting new line of Action Books. Tell your friends, tell your significant others, even tell your analysts
and physical therapists and acupuncturists. Don't let this just be our little secret!
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