Monday, March 28, 2011

Many Apologies

Hey there sports. fans, Al here with the latest:

This has been a year of fast paced doings and what I mean by that is shows, shows and more shows.  Both consisting of comic book venues and gallery work.
Now as you have noticed to you folks that Black Box Comix has been absent in sending regularized updates and emails.  For that I profusely apologize for.  Work has taken on a life of its own and required a lot of attention to get to where we are at now.  Meaning lots of crossover projects with other small companies,   mini comics and lots of scratchboard and freelance illustration. 

But any of you have been following the blog on Myspace know that it has become extremely bothersome to upload things on that site now and the hassle of putting new things up is confusing to say the least.  At the same time the Black Box web site is undergoing a major re fit as well.  Again for the same reasons with Myspace, we had to change with the work that is being turned out currently.
  But you can still follow our exploits here at,  and and
Now on to exciting news The month of April.
April Fools Day Comic Illustration Art Opening (no fooling). Starts the month off at the Globe. 
With following week by the Stumptown Comics Fest on the 15th and 16th.  At the Portland Convention Center. 

LATER in the year is both the Olympia Comics show and Jet City Comics show.  Both have been real good for the Box in the last couple of years and we are hoping to attend both.

And that is it because I still have to prep for shows.

A Week of Prepping

Hey sports fans Al, here with the latest:


Now of course, anything else but it’s always a goal to put a new piece of art on line every sunday of course it’s monday so I’m a little behind but I think what I came up with was pretty cool.
I have been re watching a lot of Spaghetti Westerns recently and have loved every minute of it. So some people suggested that I put the comic characters into and the first one I was thinking about was Vega and Corrax. Corrax got there first.
Fun times.
There maybe more to come.


To start this month off Black Box Comix will kicking off comic book month here in Portland at the Globe 2045 SE Belmont
Portland, OR
Both Vega and Corpse Cop will be there.
Come out and support this great art form and check out everything from traditional pen and ink to other. Plus music! A fun time to be had by all. For more info checkout this link:

Friday, March 25, 2011

As the month progresses

That's right the crossover is being worked on currently as we speak. Pages are being reformated from their original concept to make sure that the size of the type is not lost nor cover up the great artwork that accompanies it. At last count what was a 40 page book has grown by nearly 10 pages.
That my friends, is a hefty book to be looking at as a crossover goes.
Once the final work on the script has been completed, the finished art will take the forefront of this monster title.
And for now that's all I can say.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Things for today

Hey there sports fans Al here with the latest:

It looks like fate has decided to intervene on a few handful of people this year and it has placed it’s guiding hands upon NEOtrash Comix and us here at the Box. Though not an “official exhibitor” according to the guidelines set down by the people running the show I will be sharing a table with the NEOtrash again guys again of Dan DePaulo, Ben Perkins and Jason Z. Pott. It has been my pleasure to hang with these fine goatmen over the last couple of years and looks to be a good time to be had by all. Of course we both have to thank Denis Culver who gave us his table in the hope that the “comic raffle” might not get a table for himself or his friends Vincent Navarrete and Joss Williams.
Take a look on the map as we are listed as table A-28 Exhibition Hall A
for more info on the price of tickets for this two day affair and location check out


The King of Crossovers is working hard on another crossover with NEOtrash Comix Point man Jason Pott on this down and dirty action/gore filled jaunt between two small comic companies. We had over heard so many of our contemporaries complain how they didn’t like crossovers between characters or between companies like DC/Marvel “Amalgam” line of books. After they left Jason and I looked at each other and said “I like crossovers”. So that is where the story emerged. It actually predates the crossover between Johnny Vega and Adam Watson’s Ghost Assassin from Darkslinger Comics.
For purchase check out
Myebook - Ghost Assassin/Johnny Vega - click here to open my ebook
Be assured that this book will be printed up in the chronology of Johnny Vega.


The clamor for more Corpse Cop just seems to be no stopping this zombie of destruction! Seems every time when you think he may have adverted the on coming Zombie Apocalypse there something new that creeps up on you bites you!
Just like the tag line says “Sooner or later we will all have to deal with Corpse Cop.”
For the latest purchase of Corpse Cop “Corpsecile” check out


Now this might seem a little odd little book which it is but I have always had a love for the more obscure characters in comic books like ManWolf or Morbius the Living Vampire and Deadman.
This is totally a throw back to those kind of characters.

And for now I got jump back on the drawing boards for the crossover.
And I am outta of here for now!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Images for latest comix

New things are on their way as I begin to clean my desk of work and aim for the crossover for The Tale of Two Jo(h)nnys.
It should be fun!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

ECCC 2011 Come and Gone

I would be lying if I said I never got nervous before a show.  But for some reason this is a big deal for me.  Why? I can only guess but since I have made money and sold artwork at the galleries. The amount of money dropped on this show was huge.         
It’s not like other shows. It’s the big time.  At least it is to me.   I have for the last couple of weeks been feeling apprehensive about completing a finished project.
The idea of true success is kinda freeking me out.
But I have a better idea now what it is and how to deal with it.
I am here now I hope and pray that the show will go off without a hitch.  I have no idea what to expect.  It would be awesome to have everything sell out at the show. And you never know it could.
In a way I kinda had to force myself to push further ahead by keeping busy and not thinking about the what could be or the what I wanted to happen.  I just got to keep moving forward because it can only just get better.
I've learned a lot from watching and observing  my other friends here in this rented home.  I have my own private room.  Now if I just had a beautiful naked woman by my side to snuggle up too.
Here is to keeping my fingers crossed.  For everything.
Second Day was began with a rush and a push to get out of the way from the mad dash of fans in search of talking to their idols and getting that one book for collection.  In some ways the rush during the journey is the thing, not the completion of it.
But I can say one thing for sure.  KING OF SELL OUTS! 
Again to my amazement the second installment of Corpse Cop "Corpsecile" sold out about three quarters of the way through the show.  I certainly didn't expect that!   I knew the book was good but I totally under estimated power of the scratchboard!
I guess after the crossover with Jason is done it's onto D(r)awn of the Dead and Corpse Cop "Arctic Wolf".
I will say it has been fun so far.
There is only one thing I will say do not room with a couple of divas!  In my best gay voice "It was just to much!"
We'll see how this last day of the show will go.   Who knows,  Vega could just be making the turn.
Day three the opening charge for table and artists wasn't nearly  as hectic as Saturday.  Thank God that was the truth of it. 
But I did manage to push a lot of prints from the Big 100 show out to the people of Seattle.   Besides that, imagine the circulation associated with. Black Box Indirectly?.
It would be awesome and if Gabe comes through for me in the website a lot of things will be rocking this year in the free world.