Testing Ping.fm

Traffic for 100 Artists Project has been low so I thought I'd take some time to play a bit a find a way to update all the networks the 100AP is a part of. If this works it should update most of them. For the rest I'll be hiring lemurs.

100 Artists Project Round 2

After many months of promises and false starts, the second round of the 100AP is underway. Please visit the main site for all the details.

What's New?


I've broken up the original projects and have added a few more. The mail in 100 now ties in to the CBLDF and the sketchbook goes to Hero. The new ones are the 25 piece youth project supporting the International Child Art Foundation, the 50 piece digital art supporting the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education and the Moleskine book supporting the Center for Cartoon Studies.

The sign up page is active and I'll be sending out emails to the charities as well as some studios to drum up interest. If you're part of this community already, you've probably submitted work for volume one and all I ask is that you help talk up the relaunch anywhere you can.

Thanks for your continued support.


Thanks to the relentless input by soon to be contributor Chris Tinkler, I've thrown together a promotional flier people can print off and take to their local comic shops.


(The artwork on the flier is care of Rodrigo Laiz, Eric Schock and David Montoro, chosen at random.)

Please, print a few out. Take them to book stores, comic shops, record stores, coffee shops, any place the would support art.

I'll also be blitzing a few more sites today to spread the word. I expect we'll be done soon with the Single Mailer so I want to make sure folks know about the artwork soon to be available and the cause.

Carry on.

80 Artists!

Folks, we've only got 20 spots left for the 100 Artists Project Single Mailer phase.  To date I've received 80 pieces of art, I'm very excited.

However, we still have 20 to go so if you want to get your piece in the first book, you'll have to do it soon.  Don't wait, visit the site, get the info and send in some work.  If you've been siting on the fence or putting it off thinking you have time, now's the time to do it.

Big thanks to all those people who've sent work in, you've shown real moxy getting involved in a project like this and I applaud you.

Carry on.

100 Artists Group

So I'm going to start cross posting all the 100 Artists Project stuff on more than just Blogger. I might try the MySpace journal and the ComicSpace bulletin as well. It's going to be a lot of redundant work, but it's all for a good cause.

So please, feel free to check out the LJ group and join up, and if you haven't, submit some art to the project.



100 Artists Project

Inspired by the 1000 Journal project, I've started an endeavor called The 100 Artists Project. The goal is to collect original cartoon, comic book, illustrative or graphic art and auction it off for organizations that support comic artists; The CBLDF and the Hero Initiative. The project consists of two phases: One, each artist sends in a piece of art which are scanned and then bound. The bound book is auctioned and the scanned art is sold online. Two, and the more ambitious, is a single sketchbook that is mailed to all 100 artists, each adding a sketch or drawing or illustration in turn. That book will also be scanned, then auctioned off as well as published.

It's a big project but the end results and the reasons we're doing it should be well worth it. We're just over 50 artists right now and could use some fresh blood.


My email is in the thread and if you have any questions, feel free to post there or shoot me an email. Thanks for your time.

Webisode 15 "Beergoggles"

Webisode 15 "Beergoggles"
Originally uploaded by xadrian.
This is the latest installment of Awesome Storm Justice 41 penciled and inked by yours truly.


Writing: AthenaRose
Pencils and inks: Ben Rollman (Xadrian)

Colors: Jorge Rodrigo (KaRzA)
Letters: Amadarwin

Cover pencils and inks: Franklin Dawson Jr. (Rocket37)

Cover colors: Angelia Ong (Banshee)
Editor: Richard A. Nelson (r_nelson), Brian Robinson (Vegeta)

Reynard City Promo

Reynard City Promo
Originally uploaded by xadrian.
I did the lettering for the first issue of a web comic called Reynard City. #2 is now for sale, as well you get a yearly subscriptions for £16 ($30) which gives you access to all the online issues as well as some other tidbits. I'll very likely be doing issue 3 letters as well. So here's the thing, I'm getting paid on profits, so support the online web community and the creators who help create them and go check out the site and maybe buy a book.

Thanks and Cheers.

Quick little thing

At the request of fetorpse I'm posting the following viral survey. Tell all your friends. My guess is I get 1 reply from Chris.

1.Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
HERE COMES THE FUN ... ... ...
1. Do we know each other outside of Live Journal?
2. Whats your philosophy on life?
3. Would you have my back in a fight?
4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
5. What is your favorite memory of us?
6. Would you give me a kidney?
7. Tell me one odd/intresting fact about you:
8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick?
9. Can we get together and make a cake?
10. Have you heard any rumors of me lately?
11. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?
12. Do you think I'm a good person?
13. Would you drive across country with me?
14. Do you think I'm attractive?
15. If you could change anything about me, would you?
16. What do you wear to sleep?
17. Would you come over for no reason just to hang out?
18. Would you go on a date with me if i asked you?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Will you post this so I can fill it out for you?