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Working out a new character, most likely he'll be in a Father Fear comic.
And he's perfect for the upcoming holidays!
He's called Santyr Klauws!

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Finally got around to putting the text into one of my comic book projects. The book will feature four or five different stories each featuring different characters, but will have a connection to each other. It's one of my goals to have this thing finished and printed up by the summer of 2014.

The first story will star The Ragzdandelion in RAGZNAROK. Here's a sneaky peaky of what's to come!

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Some recent sketchbook sketchies-

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Here is the available sketch cards that are for sale. These are all the original artwork. There is only one of each, so they are all first come, first served. Or, if you have a request for an original sketch card you would like, that can be sketched up for you for $5 + $1 s&H.

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(OMAC, Dr. Death, Tarzan, Doc Samson, The Fly, Barlow, Dr. Gogol, Rodan, Barnabas)

SketchCards02
(Satana, Edward Scissorhands, Lemongrab, Gene Simmons, Havok, Sinderella Succubus 1,The Devil's Rain, Fauno, Ray Harryhausen's Cyclops)

SketchCards03
(Diabolik, Shadowgirl 1,Bat Boy, Saucerman, Octaman, Frankenstein Monster, Martian Girl, Dawn of The Dead, The Blood Drinkers)

SketchCards04
(The Reptile, Lily Munster, The Angry Princess, MODOK, Sleestaks, Machine Man, Wolverine, The Cyclops, Zoidberg)

SketchCards05
(Kaimen Rider, Regan from The Exorcist, Reptilicus, Skruggalos, The Mummy, Gabera, Elvira, Belial)

SketchCards06
(Moloch, The Green Slime, Boltie, Phantom of Paradise, Johnny Socko's Giant Robot, General Urko, Cousin Itt & Thing, Ming, Zuni Fetish Doll)

SketchCards07
(Nightcrawler, Psylock, The Demon, Colossus of New York, Black Widow, Sammi Curr, Emma Frost, Sinderella Succubus 2, Gonzo The Great)

SketchCards08
(Nikki Sixx, Shadowgirl 2, The Enchantress, Tor, Sir Graves Ghastly 1, Paralax, The Ghoul, Leprechaun, Sir Graves Ghastly 2)

SketchCards09
(The Scarlet Witch, David Lee Roth, Killraven, Gambit, Shang-Chi, Iron Fist, Thanos, Gamora, Domino)

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(The Bride of Frankenstein, I Was A Teenage Frankenstein, Candy Cane Girl, What's In The Box?, Snow Girl)

Please specify in email exactly what card you want to purchase by the title I gave in the parenthesis below the picture. Remember, they are first come, first served, but if the card you like is sold, you can request a new one drawn up for $5 + $1 s+h).

More scans of artwork and items for sale coming soon!
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Sometimes I like to just grab a pad of cheap dollar store drawing paper, an ink pen, a pair of headphones and my mp3 player and just scribble out heads without any pre-thought or motive and see what I come up with. Most of them are crappy ugly drawings, but sometimes you can come up with something interesting, which may lead to a whole new character or painting idea. Ya just never know where the stream of consciousness will take you.

Here's a few I scribbled out of my brain through my pencil last night.

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I've been really getting back into just straight ahead graphite drawing again. Something with just a handful of pencils, my fingers all covered in various shades of black and grey from smudging and smearing and working those shades into the paper, and an eraser for highlighting gets me so lost into the artwork. It's like sculpting, but in 2D. It's physical, sexual and stress relieving. LOVE IT!!

Plus, if I ever want to color it, I can just throw it into Photoshop and lay down the colors later.

So, here is a few of my graphite drawings I've done lately. Gander your googlies on them and enjoy!

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Well my convention season is done, Halloween is over and it's time to get back to reality. Time to get some commissions and other jobs to get on track for the new year.
So, why not email me and get some artwork for the holidaze? Bring it on and let's make some crazy art together!
I can be reached at Ragzter@aol.com or contact me through my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Ragzdandelion

Here's just a handful of recent stuff over the past few months I haven't had a chance to post yet, along with some photos from the conventions I appeared at!

RAILROAD CITY COMIC CON-
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FLINT ZOMBIE WALK-
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FLINT HORROR CON 2013-
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I had such a great time at these conventions and shows and can't wait til the next ones! I want to thank the people behind them all for having me be a part of it and if you have upcoming events(conventions,galleries etc.) that you would like me to be a part of, please feel free to contact me!

Recent Paintings-

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I also have tons of artwork, prints, sketch cards and more that will be posted up on my Facebook pages over the next few months at special sooperdooper prices! So, please keep checking in for the deals!

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Tomorrow is the long awaited FLINT HORROR CON 2013 in Flint,MI. I had a table there last year and loved it,and I have a table there for this year as well! So, please come on down to downtown Flint and GET YOUR HORROR ON!! There's tons of spooky fun to be had!
I will have most of my stuff(paintings, original artwork, prints,sketch cards, postcards, my book PUNCHING A WHOLE IN REALITY WITH A PENCIL and so much more at a sooperdooper reduced price for this event only!!
My buddy Shawn Colton,author of the upcoming book LEGENDS OF THE BOO-MONSTER) will also be working my table with me,so make sure to stop by my table.
I will also have FREE CANDY!!
I look forward to seeing you all!!

Flint Horror Con 2013 SHOW POSTER
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For more info on THE FLINT HORROR CON 2013 please visit their website at http://flinthorrorcon.webnode.com/

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Tomorrow-Saturday The 5th- in Flint, Michigan, I will be finishing up this artwork during the FLINT ZOMBIE WALK!! I will have a table there, putting the final touches to this artwork-

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and the painting will be up for auction/bid/raffle for the charitable event! So please get yourself zombied up, come on down, check out the vendors and celebrities and be part of the zombie walk. It's gonna be a blast!

I will also have prints, original paintings and more on display and for sale!

For all the details, shuffle on over to http://www.flintzombiewalk.com/ !!

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Been sooper dooper busy getting things ready for quite a few events I'll be at the next month or so. But, the artwork hasn't stopped,been doing all kinds of work. But lately it seems I've had some unconscious desire to draw up one eyed characters. I didn't even realize I was until I recently scanned a few pieces and found numerous cyclopian critters peering back at me.

This is a piece featuring an obscure Marvel Comics character called The Devil Slayer. The one eyed demon thingy he's facing is a creature of my own invention, whom I call GRON GROOGINONN, and I dig him so much I want to do more with him. Even have a full blown painting in mind which I want to feature him in.

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One of them is a whole group of one eyed superheroes, which I call The Eyevengers. They go by the names such as The Red Eye, Pink Eye, Stink Eye,The Hypnotic Eye and Eyeracles. Just yet another concept going on in my head that may someday become a comic book.

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Then there's a sketch card I did of the one eyed giant from the classic 1957 B-Movie flick THE CYCLOPS!

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A mock up cover for STOMPICIDE, a giant monster comic I also want to put together in the near future,featuring some old artwork I did.
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And then there is this guy,who technically has more than one eye(he's got eyes on his shoulders and his crotch), but, what the heck. Wanna do more with him in the future too, but here he is telling you that I will be at THE RAILROAD CITY COMIC CON in Durand, MI Sept. 21st and 22nd! So, come on down and get an eyeball full of artwork, paintings, sketch cards and more I will have on sale!
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http://www.railroadcitycon.com/

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Should update this thingy,been awhile since I posted anything. Been busy with art shows,art walks, doctors and hospital visits and doing new artwork to get ready for the many events in September and October.

Not nearly enough commissions coming in though. Been pretty slow on that end and need to figure out a way to pick up da business. Ragzter needs some moola!
Usually the busy season is the Fall,people wanting things for X-Mas and such.
But why not beat the crowd!!I've got plenty of room for commissions, so hit me up for your artwork needs. I ain't too proud to beg. Don't make me post pictures of my sad,needy manlinered eyeballs. Then, I get really pitiful. And, you don't want that.

I've also been offering up some pretty cheapie deals on my Facebook, so keep your goggles glued for more!

Ok, enuff of the beggin'. On to the artwork!

Been doing some new sketchcards and comic book sketchcovers to try to sell at the events coming up. Check 'em out!

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Tomorrow is gonna be a busy day! I have two-TWO places where you can see, purchase and oogle my original paintings tomorrow here in downtown Flint, MI tomorrow during the Flint Art Walk!
 Check out these works over at THE ART FEAR at The Local 432 located at 124 W. First St., Flint, Michigan 48503!
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And I'll also have paintings showing at THE FLINT UNDERGROUND at Churchill's on 340 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, Michigan 48502!
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I will be back and forth at both events, so please grab me and say "HI" if you see me and enjoy all the works from the other artists and check out all the events at The Flint Art Walk this Friday!

It's gonna be a blast!!!

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One of the coolest gigs I've had recently was doing sketch cards for CONTEMPORARY PIN-UPS card sets. Their recent set, which comes out very soon, is the Puzzle Jam set, where one artist does one side of the card, and another artist does the other side, making a cool puzzle set. It's fun and challenging to do work to compliment the other artists sketch. I got to work with some amazing artists on this set!
CONTEMPORARY PIN UPS has been one of the funnest and satisfying sketch card set I've worked with and I hope to continue working with them. Such a great set!

So, look out for this set.They will be some available at Wizard World Chicago and on Ebay on August 8th.

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Here is some of the work I've done for the set. Check 'em out!

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Sketch cards I did with Rudes Tamales
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Sketch Cards I did with Charles Bristow
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Sketch cards I did with Fer Galicia
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Sketch cards I did with Randi LeeAnn
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and here is my base card for the set-

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It's been a busy past few weeks, so mayhaps it be time for an update!

Mostly, on the art front, I've been getting things together for the upcoming events in the next few months.

Made a huge sign for convention appearances, just gotta figure out how to display it.
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A few new paintings that I hope to have on display and for sale at galleries and conventions coming up.

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And took a weekend trip to Ann Arbor to see Neil Gaiman and some friends. Which inspired me to do an Endless piece.
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I love Ann Arbor. Always have. Had some great times in the 80's out there, and this trip was a blast too, although, cuz I'm still suffering from kidney stones and a stent inside of me, I wasn't quite up to all the walking I used to do. One more lithotripsy and hopefully they'll pull that damn stent out of me and I can get some energy and exercise going. Plan on heading out to Ann Arbor more often.
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I once used to use this LiveJournal in a more traditional sense. Spouting off nonsense and trying to be witty with random thoughts of the day, spouting out my frustrations and observations of the shambling life around me. I guess I thought I had something to say, some unique take on the world. Then, after years of this, I realized I wasn't all that clever, or  unique, or observant. That, and I'm a really shitty writer. I'm a king of ongoing sentences and bad spelling and have a limited vocabulary, which I want to broaden and make more colorful by using wanky words and made up sound effects.

See, that was just yet another sentence that went on too long and didn't really say anything.

So, I dropped that approach to LiveJournalling like a hot mic.Decided to just use it to post recent artworks and let the pictures do the talking. Plus, who the hell even uses LiveJournal anymore but Russians. And even they have just resorted to posting pictures only.

But lately, I've had a hankerin' to spout out nonsense again, in some feeble attempt to lay my fractured thoughts out on virtual paper. Mayhaps to clear my jumbled brain matter and in some hope that maybe I make sense to someone else out there. Just like my artwork.

Here's a piece of artwork I did recently so you have something to oogle at between the ramblings that you've skimmed over.
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Maybe the sudden urge to write out my thoughts is because, since I have moved back to my hometown of Flint, Michigan, I feel like I speak a different language than those around me. Especially the people that work behind the counters of gas stations, doctors offices,pharmacies and retail stores. Take this example of a conversation I had this morning-

Me: Hello...

Video Game Store Clerk: ....(he just looks at me like I walked into his living room and he wasn't expecting any visitors, especially one he didn't know).

Me:(In a slightly louder and more commanding voice): HELLO

Video Game Store Clerk: ...

Me: Yeah, I'd like to special order a game for my wife

Video Game Store Clerk: (Looks at me like I speak Chinese or backwards or in some ancient tongue that's not used anymore) Uh, define "special order"...

Me: (Ok, now the blood pressure starts to rise in me because I can tell this dinklehead is unfamiliar with his own job duties) Well, it's when I give you a title of  a game, you look it up in your computer, then you order it,Then, when it comes in, you give me a call to tell me it has come in, then I return to the store and give you money for the game that I special ordered that has arrived and you then give me the game.

Video Game Store Clerk: Well, we don't do special orders. (pauses, looks at me like I asked him to order a Big Mac or something totally unrelated to the kind of merchandise that he carries in the store.Then, you can see a flicker of light ignite in his eyes. For which he then says snottingly( there's one of those words I made up I was telling you about earlier...) BUT we do Pre-Orders for games.

Me: Good. Then let's do that.

O.K. So, In his defense, I wasn't familiar with the terminology used in video game retail culture. I guess the term "special order" went out of fashion along with books, cd's and dvd's,the culture I AM familiar with, Seems that video game stores don't special order things. They Pre-Order things. But, being that this goober probably knows how his store works better than I do, should have politely explained that to me before he asked me to "define special order." That statement just wanted me to define how I'm gonna thrust my foot up his ass.

Before I continue, here's another recent piece of artwork I've done to break up the gooblygook of my rant.(and which has nothing to do with said gooblygook.

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So,before you think I fly off the handle over nothing, this kind of stuff happens on an almost daily basis when speaking to people that work in some sort of serving position in the businesses I have frequented lately. I never get a fast food, or for that matter, any food order back in the manner I requested. There's always something missing in the bag that I paid for .I've probably spent a total of $20 for air in the last month. I've had doctors, nurses or other types that work with twiddling around with organs on the inside of my body, ask me what procedure is to be done,instead of checking with the paperwork that has been laid out before their eyes.Which makes me really nervous, cuz they should know more than I what they are going to be doing. They're the doctor, not me. And it goes on and on and on.

Maybe it's just me. Maybe I've spent waaaayyyyyy too much time holed up in the house hunched over a drawing table,inhaling paint fumes and lost in my own creative thoughts so I've lost some communication skills or social skills. Or maybe I'm just a bitter angry guy that gets defensive when someone who I assume knows what they're doing goes to me for the answers they themselves should know being in their respective positions that they get a paycheck for every week and get upset with me when I call them on it.

Wow, that last sentence was a doozy of a run on sentence.

Guess that explains everything.

I should just go back to drawing my silly little pictures.


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Last week I had surgery to blast apart a long embedded kidney stone,so there hasn't been much major artworkin' done. But, I just can't lay around and do nothin'. Nope.
So, here's some wacky sketches done under the influence of painkillers and the feeling that I need to piss all the time.
Enjoy!

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TentacleBoy

Dracula

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Finished up another Shadowgirl painting and I thought it may be neat to show the process of creating the painting. I tried something new with this one,instead of a usual canvas or artboard, I decided to try to paint on cloth. So I took an old t-shirt, cut out the back of it and put about 4 layers of clear gesso on it. Once it dried, it gives it a rubbery/leathery look and gives me a really smooth surface to paint on.
Then the basic painting of the Shadowgirl can begin. It took me quite a few alterations between the layers before I got it to where I wanted it to be. I would also spray water on the artwork between each session so I get that really cool drippy effect. I'm a big fan of drippy artwork and I like how you never really know how it's gonna turn out. That's part of the whole painting process that's really fun for me. Even though I have a basic idea of what I want a painting to look like, I always like to play around with it and let some random effects happen to it. Ya just never know what cool thing it may lead to. Plus, like I said, I just LOVE drippy paintings. Something about them I just love and which is why I'm not a big fan of super-realistic backgrounds and figures. I much prefer a stylistic approach to artwork. But that's just me. Ok, here's a few different versions of the piece in order of their applications.
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Then, once I was happy with the figure,I added the hair. Some people prefer the figure without the hair, but I'm a big hair fan and I like how hair can frame a face and really bring out the features and energy in a piece.
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Then I darken it all so it all looks cohesive. Since the previous pictures were taken with a cheap camera alot of the colors and details are lost,I scan it into Photoshop,and darkened it even further. Even the scanner didn't pic up alot of the colors. Sure, the actual painting looks slightly different,but the scanner can only pick up so much. Then I cropped it and got the final piece.
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And there you have it. Eventually I will come up with some unique way to hang and frame the actual painting. Since it's painted on cloth and has all these jagged edges,I'd like to do something different than just throw it in a glass frame. Thinking of having some painted branches from trees blown down from a recent storm to attach to the top and bottom and ,because it's so flexible, it would be hung like a scroll or banner. Once I get that done I'll post pics of it.

There ya go. Hope you enjoyed seeing the process of one of my new paintings. I'm putting together Shadowgirl paintings for a possible gallery show in September here in Flint,MI and The Horned Shadowgirl painting will surely be there, for display and for sale.

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Working out some ideas for some new Shadowgirl paintings. Hoping to get quite a bit built up for a possible gallery showing featuring my Shadowgirls in Sept/October in Flint. Also want to try doing paintings on cloth and other materials. Got some neat ideas in the works.

But I like to start out with some basic sketches,so here just be a few!

Enjoy!

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Lots 'O' recent stuff from my sketchbooks.

TheManWithCrookedEars

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Karigari

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Zombieman

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Been awhile since I've posted some commission work, so here's a few I've done over the last few months.

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I am always open for commissions and art jobs, so please keep them coming in-I needs the work! Email me at http://www.ragzter@aol.com if interested, or contact me through my Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ragzdandelion .

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