Thursday, March 8, 2012

Robert Atkins Art...UK Edition!

So tonight I'm hopping onto the plane to head over to London and then down to Southampton, UK for the "Roll Out Roll Call" 2012 convention. Dave at All the Cool Stuff, a comic shop there was nice enough to invite me to the show as a guest. It's my first time traveling out of the country...well besides that one incident....but besides that it's pretty excited to be headed out to meet the GI JOE and Action Force fans over in the UK.

I was asked to do a image for an exclusive print to be made and available at the show this weekend. I decided to draw the bad guys in Action Force, basically a Cobra equivalent, called the RED SHADOWS.

It was my first time drawing anything from Action Force and I really loved digging up all the reference and checking out the batch of toys Dave sent over to me. (thanks again Dave!) It really did take MONTHS for me to even think of an idea for this print. Then, actually I was sitting in our family mini-van about to drive to the gym with my wife and kids and I picked up a pen and scribble the layout for this on the back of a gas receipt. I got home and penciled and inked it in about 10 hours.

Simon then did a Bang up job on the colors to really sell it as an old, war propaganda poster. Simon will also be at the convention this weekend, turns out he lives about 30 min. away from the show! I'm excited to get the chance to meet my colorist I've collaborated with so much this last year!

Red Shadows - 248

Colors by Simon Gough


     We've officially gone live for our 
KickStarter campaign!

Click here to be taken to the main page:

You can click on the artwork at the top to start a video Quinn and I put together that explains the whole project and how KickStarter works. Obviously any pledge from $5 and up will help tremendously, but it's not just a donation, you get crazy cool prizes for every pledge you share. 

Currently my commission list is CLOSED. Im going to be spending the rest of March finishing up any outstanding commissions I still have on my list. If you want a commission from me this year, with the exception of conventions, by pledging to this KICK STARTER campaign, you can get an original commission from me. Same as my convention prices, which is a steal for the quality I can do here at home! 
Be sure to scroll down all the list of Pledge rewards and pick which best suits your needs. All month here on my blog I will be posting more comic art and character bios from the RuneStone property! So keep checking in to see how the campaign is going, and anything you can do to help spread the word is ALWAYS appreciated!


  1. I'll be kicking in, but I have to say that Red Shadows print is FANTASTIC! Enjoy the UK, hope it's a great show...

  2. I'm already in! And to echo Jon, awesome Red Shadows print! Have a safe trip and a great time across the pond!