Water Cooler Discussion – The Hero Business http://www.theherobiz.com Because with great power comes great marketability Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:38:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.6 Rough Mondays: New York Comic Con 2016! http://www.theherobiz.com/rough-mondays-new-york-comic-con-2016/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 21:38:59 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=3044 Hey Heroites!


Fresh back from New York Comic Con, and what a successful year it was!


With that, I have some commissions to share! Check ’em out!


Batgirl Selfie! Batman and Robin Cheetara Danse The Doctor Domino Duela Dent Green Lantern Gwenpool Harley & Ivy Harley Harley Cap & Hawkeye Korra & Crystal Nardo, Legion nemesis Matrix Cosplayers Gotham's Selina Supergirl Toph Two-Face Wolvie & Arnor Wonder Woman Zatanna ]]>
Kick Into The Hero Business http://www.theherobiz.com/kick-into-the-hero-business/ Mon, 11 May 2015 12:50:25 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=2176 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> Happy Monday, Heroites!

As promised, I have a very special announcement today: The Hero Business “Season One” Graphic Novel campaign is launching today on Kickstarter! Here’s a mock-up of the book:


This is the culmination of all my “phase one” plans for the series, collecting all six storylines, all the “Coffee Break” gags, along with guest strips. And as you’ll see in the final pages of season one, there’s definitely more stories to tell in the Hero Business universe! This Kickstarter also offers up some special bonuses to longtime fans. The first storyline has been specially remastered exclusively for this collection. The book is also packed with unseen sketches, and wrapped in a new digitally-painted cover.

I’ve also laid out some pretty cool bonuses for your support — with rewards that include coffee mugs, sketch books, commissions and more.

But perhaps the coolest reward of all was hinted at on page 22 of this storyline. See all those blank boxes of the view screen? That’s The Hero Business Board of Directors. And yes…. that can be you! My executive level reward will put your likeness into the comic itself as one of the Board members, and will be included in this volume. That level of support also includes a signed print of the page, suitable for framing!

The book can’t happen without support. But with your collaboration, we can make it happen. So if you’ve been enjoying the comic for the past few years, please take a look at the campaign page and share on your social network walls and sites.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Rough Wednesday: Baltimore Comic Con Commissions http://www.theherobiz.com/rough-wednesday-baltimore-comic-con-commissions/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:53:32 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=2052 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> Day three of Comic Con week!

From last week’s Baltimore Comic Con — another batch of commissions…

Sensor Girl commission, taken with the iPhone:


Batman ’66 commission, taken with the iPhone:


Firestar commission, taken with the iPhone:


Sabrina (meets Michonne) commission, taken with the iPhone:


Dr. Fate commission, taken with the iPhone:


Harley & Ivy warm-up sketch (unsold):


Green Arrow & Black Canary commission, taken with the iPhone:


Meet the (Blue) Beetles commission, taken with the iPhone:



Thanks for everyone who stopped by this year!

Rough Tuesday: ComiCONN Commissions http://www.theherobiz.com/rough-tuesday-comiconn-commissions/ Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:30:46 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=2043 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> Day two of Comic Con week!

Let’s flash back to Connecticut’s ComiCONN a few weeks back — for a fresh batch of commissions…

Fatal Five commission, taken with the iPhone:


Firestar commission, taken with the iPhone:


Stephanie Brown Batgirl commission:


Darken Rahl & Mord Sith commission:


Sheldon Cooper sketch, for a friend!


Buffy warm-up sketch (unsold):


Female Doctor Who caricature commission, taken with the iPhone:



Thanks for everyone who stopped by this year!

Rough Monday: Boston Comic Con Commissions http://www.theherobiz.com/rough-monday-boston-comic-con-commissions-2/ Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:22:25 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=2029 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> I was traveling for the Baltimore Comic Con this past weekend, so no comic for the week. But I thought I’d create a BONUS Comic Con week here at the biz, sharing stuff from this year’s con season!

Let’s flash back to Boston Comic Con a few weeks back — one of my favorites!

Batgirl commission, taken with the iPhone:


Emerald Empress commission, taken with the iPhone:


Get & Old Lace commission (aww) , taken with the iPhone:


Dancing Groot commission, taken with the iPhone:


Guardians of the Galaxy commission, in an homage to the movie poster!


Uncanny X-Men commission, taken with the iPhone:


Robin & Wonder Girl commission, taken with the iPhone: RobinWonderGirl_BCC2014_walko_web

Sailor V commission, taken with the iPhone: SailorV_BCC2014_walko_web

Starlord and Gamora commission:


Supergirl commission, taken with the iPhone: Supergirl_BCC2014_walko_web

White Witch commission, taken with the iPhone: WhiteWitch_BCC2014_walko_web


Thanks for everyone who stopped by this year!

Rough Monday: Hartford Comic-Con http://www.theherobiz.com/rough-monday-hartford-comic-con/ http://www.theherobiz.com/rough-monday-hartford-comic-con/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 02:22:22 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=1922 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> Well, the 2014 Hartford Comic-Con was a rousing success! Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

And now…. the commission parade!  Taken with the iPhone, click to enlarge!


Deadpool Movie poster homage! “Pool Fiction”


Mary Jane – Iron Fist?


Mary Marvel


Ms Marvel


A Spider-Man themed book — I’ve been wanted to do this Pete & MJ piece for awhile now…


Wolverine – getting all Days of Future Past-y


Wonder Woman, for a friend’s daughter (I love drawing Wondy!)

And that’s it! Next up: New York Comic-Con: Special Edition!

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New York Comic-Con Commission List Is Open http://www.theherobiz.com/new-york-comic-con-commission-list-is-open/ Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:57:18 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=1820 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> New York Comic-Con is almost here. The East Coast’s biggest comic-con is coming up, and this year I’ll be on the show floor. I’m pretty excited.

You can find me at booth 1262 in the Small Press area, where I’ll have Hero Business comics and merchandise, along with prints and cards of my artwork. I’ll also be sharing a cozy corner booth with fellow “The Line It Is Drawn” artist, John Trumbull.

I’ll also be taking commissions at the show on a first-come, first-serve basis. If anyone wants to be guaranteed a piece, just contact me before the show. I plan to get a few done at home to bring along if I have the time. Commissions are $30/per character. You can see previous Comic-Con Commission Samples here.

You can get on my list by e-mailing me a request here.

Hope to see you all there!

Connecticut Comic-Con Commissions http://www.theherobiz.com/connecticut-comic-con-commissions/ http://www.theherobiz.com/connecticut-comic-con-commissions/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:35:25 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=1807 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> Well, it was another fine year at the Connecticut ComiCONN (in my own hometown, so I could even sleep in late!)

And with that, a few commissions….

Here’s Power Girl!

Shazam! It’s Captain Marvel!

And lastly, a Black Cat commission (at the moment, and unclaimed one!)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by… you guys make the shows so much fun.

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Ben Affleck as Batman? http://www.theherobiz.com/ben-affleck-as-batman/ http://www.theherobiz.com/ben-affleck-as-batman/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:27:41 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=1797 Even Superman isn’t happy….

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Boston Comic-Con Bound http://www.theherobiz.com/boston-comic-con-bound/ http://www.theherobiz.com/boston-comic-con-bound/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:04:48 +0000 http://www.theherobiz.com/?p=1780 ↓ Read the rest of this entry...]]> This weekend is the fabulous Boston Comic-Con! One of my favorite shows, you can stop by the ‘Biz at Artist Alley booth#AA837.

…. And snag a copy of “Walkos”, my new Comic-Con Exclusive Sketch Book, packed with bowlfuls of Bill Walko art!

Hope to see you there, Heroites!

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