Artist Bio: Mick Gray

Hey, folks, I'm back again, with more big news for you all. So, I hope you are sitting down while you read this. Since the last post marked the first 100 posts of this blog, what would be the best way to start off the next 100 blog entries? Why with an artist bio, of course. So, let me now give you the rundown on the newest talent to enter the Sequential Treasures fold. I give you, comic inker extraordinaire: Mick Gray!

"Mick Gray grew up wanting to be an artist and car designer. At the suggestion of his father, Mick became a draftsman, getting on the job training at 16 and an Associates Degree in Technical Illustration at 20. He created spec sheets, illustrated textbooks and designed packaging for electronics companies. In his early 20s he started his own business, Draftecnix. It was by a sheer
twist of fate that he became a comic book inker.

In 1988 his best friend suggested him to local comic book publisher, Dan Vado of Slave Labor Graphics. On a whim Mick brought down his portfolio of technical illustrations. He was instantly hired to ink backgrounds like buildings and cars on SLG books such as Hero Sandwich, The Griffin and Bloodlust.

When Dan's book The Griffin was recreated by DC Comics, Mick was asked to
assist the new inker Mark McKenna. This began a 6 year partnership and intensive
training at both DC and Marvel Comics. Mick assisted other inkers for years before gaining the confidence to get his own projects. Soon editors at Marvel and DC were calling him.

Mick is now an Eisner Award winning inker and has worked continuously for DC comics for over 20 years, along with some of the most talneted and recoginzed names in comics, on projects such as the Son Of Superman hardcover (J.H. Williams III), Supergirl And The Legion Of Super-Heroes (Barry Kitson), Zatanna (Ryan Sook), Promethea and Chase (J.H. Williams III), Batman Confidential (Rags Morales), Teen Titans Go! (Alexander Serra), The Joker hardcover (Lee Bermejo), JSA: Kingdom Come (Fernando Pasarin and Dale Eaglesham) and The Shield (Marco Rudy). And this is only some of his tremendously large body of work.
Mick's current project to inking over his old pal, Ryan Sook again on The Return of Bruce Wayne #5, as well as some future works he can't quite talk about right now.

In 2009 Mick published his first children's book, Al B. Mouse's Abecedarium, which had a print run of only 200 copies and is available through his website http://www.mickgray.net/."

So, as you can see, we have a bona fide star here and we at Sequential Treasures are very happy to have him on-board. And if you'd like to get to know a little more about Mick, you can check out some recent interviews he's done for Fan to Pro and Sketch Maven. We hope to have some of Mick's original art for sale soon, so keep watch at our art gallery for that (or you could also buy some of the other art, which is already there from our illustrious crop of talented artists).

That's all for this time. I must say, it certainly is a great way to close out the best month ever for Sequential Treasures. Let us hope it's the start of a trend. I'll be back soon with more news and goodies for you all. Until then, peace out!


Massive art update from Sequential Treasures!

Hello again, my faithful ones! I'm back to make your summer just a wee bit hotter for you. You may recall, that I noted to you yesterday that I had a HUGE update of original art for sale coming, but that it wasn't by the usual band of artists you've come to know at Sequential Treasures. Well, the art has just dropped and is now available to purchase. As for the big mystery on who the art is by, well wonder no more, as I can reveal to you the names: Steve McNiven and ChrisCross!

Yep, you are reading that correctly. One of the most stylized artists and one of the most popular artists in the industry today, and we now have some of their original art for sale. I recently had the chance to acquire over 50 pages of originals by these guys. It was such a good deal, I just couldn't let it slip away. In this gigantic batch of art, we have almost a dozen pages by ChrisCross, from the short-lived DC series Xer0. Also, we have over 40 pages of art by Steve McNiven from his CrossGen days, from the titles Meridian (one the pages of which is shown right here) and Ruse: Archard's Agents: Deadly Dare one-shot (and these including a couple of breath-taking double page spreads and some incredible splash pages). Even better, all of these are priced to move! You all know Sequential Treasures has always made making original art affordable a top priority. So, you can own some art by these modern-day masters and not break your bank account to do it. Just head over to the art gallery and check out all this awesomeness for yourself. But place those orders fast, as I suspect most of the good stuff won't be lasting long.

Well, was that surprising big news or what? I've been telling you all that 2010 is going to be the best year yet for Sequential Treasures. And we are well on our way to keeping that promise. And on top of that, this update marks the 100th post entry for this blog. Just amazing! That's it for now, gang. But I'll be back soon with more news and other cool stuff for you before you know it. Until then, peace out!


See Jason Craig at the 2010 Fright Night Film Fest this weekend!

Hey, everyone! Well, we are heading right into the "dogs days of summer," but the temperature outside won't help prevent your blood from turning cold with horror, after you read today's news! That's because our own Jason Craig will be at the 2010 Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, KY from July 30th-August 1st. Looks like you can never get the Halloween spirit kicked off too soon.

This is the sixth time for this annual event, where all things dark and horrific are brought up into the light. You can get all the full details of what's going down there at their official website. So, if you are going to be in that area this weekend, make sure to stop by artists alley there and say hello to Jason. He'll have prints on hand for sale, as well as be doing some sketches, too.

That does it for now, but I'll be back soon with more goodies for you, including an art update, but not of any of our usual suspect around here. What do I mean? You'll just have to wait and see (Oooo, cryptic). Until then, peace out!


A big new art for sale update from Sequential Treasures!

Hey, gang! Well, even with our massive sale having just ended, as well as being in the midst of SDCC action, we here at Sequential Treasures HQ aren't slowing things down for a second. I promised you a update of new art available was coming soon and here it is!

From Richard Moore we have a couple of mature short stories, featuring his naughty princess creation, M'Lady. One of them was published and the other not. On top of that, we have a handful of character study pin ups, featuring character from another of Richard's creations, The Pound.

Not to be outdone, both Ben Hansen and Randy Kintz have also made available several cool pin up pieces, featuring characters like Batgirl, X-23, Skrull Elektra (shown here), Snake Eyes and much more. In all almost 30 new pieces are now up and ready to find new homes. So, do your part. Go check them out and place your orders.

That's all for now, but I'll be back with more stuff for you all, before you know it. I'm always scheming and planning bigger and better things, as 2010 remains on track to be our best year ever! Hope you'll stay tuned for all the greatness that is to come. Until next time, peace out!


Sequential Treasures talent at San Diego ComiCon!

Hello again, my art loving fiends. Well, with it being near the end of July, there's only one thing on most comic art lovers minds: San Diego ComiCon! Well, it's no different here, either. Unfortunately, your blogmaster will not be able to attend, but some of our stalwart artists will be there. So, here's the lowdown for you all, so you can be sure to see them in person.

First off, Matt Haley will be at Booth 2000 (otherwise know as the Bad Ass booth). He'll be there with "Bad Ass" writer, Ben Thompson. Matt will be attending all four days and will be doing a limited number of commissions at the show. Matt has assured me that the commissions taken at the show will be completed by the end of the show. So, make sure to get to that booth early to get on the short list for that.

Sadly, I have to report that Richard Moore, who was scheduled to be signing at the NBM Publishing booth (Booth 1528, for those who wish to know), will not be able to attend. He's unfortunately come down with a serious sinus infection and cannot make it. I'm sure you'll wish to extend your sympathies and hope for him to have a speedy recovery.

And lastly, today is also the final day of our massive "Summer Madness" sale. At 11:59 pm (PST) tonight, you will no longer be able to get the awesome discounts from our participating artists. So, don't waste these final hours and let these awesome savings pass you by. Miss out and it'll be some time before you have another shot. Just head over to our art gallery and place that order now!

Well, that's all for now. For those of you going to the show, have a great time! For those of you who aren't, well, you'll be in good company with yours truly and who knows, I may be back soon with a new update of art for sale for you, as I'm expecting some stuff in from some of our artists any day now. So, missing the show won't be all bad for you. Until next time, peace out!


Sequential Treasures massive sale ends soon!

Hey everyone! After one really hectic week, last week was pretty quiet. Of course, that can be a good thing, but here at Sequential Treasures HQ, we are always doing or planning something for you all.

Today I just wanted to hit on a couple of things. First off, our massive "summer madness sale" is set to end shortly. It's been a unqualified success for us so far and we thank you for your support. The sale ends at 11:59 pm (PST) on Wednesday, so you've only a couple days left to get in on the biggest savings we will be offeruing this year. You know we don't often holds sales and rarely with discounts like this. So, if you've been holding off, waiting for the last minute, the time is now that you should place your order. Just go to our art gallery and pick out what you would like to call your own. Some good stuff has already been taken, but there is still plenty of great stuff available. Don't miss out on our biggest extravaganza of the year! After this, you'll be waiting quite a wile until your next chance.

Also, wanted to put out a note that the next couple pages to God Play at DarkBrain.com, featuring the artistic talents of our own Randy "Rantz" Kintz, have been put up for viewing. So, head on over and check those out. Two more pages will be uploaded at the end of this week, so make sure to keep tabs on it, as Randy has really put a lot of effort into this.

Well, that's all for now. But make sure to keep checking back, as I'll have more news and info for you later this week. Including a possible update of new art for sale. You surely don't want to miss that. Looks like it'll be another busy week for us, but that's how we like it here. Until next time, peace out!


Hitting The Web: God Play featuring Randy Kintz

In what has been probably the biggest news week Sequential Treasures has had in... oh, I don't know... EVER, I'm back again today with more tidbits for you. This time, it's about a place to see some new webcomic work from our own Randy "Rantz" Kintz.

As I noted a couple weeks ago, Randy is doing some work for the webcomic site called DarkBrain.com right now. Today marked the release of the first couple of pages to a multi-page feature Randy has provided the art for. The story is called "God Play" and is a bit of a departure for Randy on a couple of fronts. First, is the incredible tech and architecture involved in the story. Second , is the mature themes that this story will have (in short, this isn't meant for kids and is NSFW). Just follow the link and check out the first couple pages. The rest will be released over the next coming weeks. And we hope to have Randy's original art from this available shortly after that.

But if you can't wait for that, you can always pick up some of Randy's originals that we currently have, as well as stuff from our other talents, many of whom are currently involved in our massive summer sale (of which, Randy is one). Just head over to our art gallery and check out what's available. There's still a lot of good stuff to be had, so place those orders!

That's about all for now! Will next week be as information and excitement filled as this one has been? I don't know, but you can always be sure to tune in here and find out. Until then, peace out!


Jason Craig's "horrific" art update debut!

Hey, everyone! Well, we are one week into our massive sale, but that doesn't mean things are just going to coast along around here. I said this was going to be a big week for news and whatnot. And I don't think any news is ever bigger, than when we have fresh new art for sale, unless it also happens to be from a fresh new talent working with us, which this most definitely is!

Making his Sequential Treasures art update debut, is artist Jason Craig. And what we have for you is all 22 pages of art from the first issue of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors, which was a the sequel to the original smash his mini-series. If you like blood and guts style of art, this update will fulfill your craving. As a horror fan myself, I have to say how truly impressed I am at Jason's skills. He manages to be very detailed in his style, yet the art never feels overdone or cluttered (which you can see here in the image shown above). If you are a fan of the classic movie monsters of the 80's, or are simple a horror fan like me, you've got to check this stuff out. Just head on over to our art gallery and treat yourself to a look through the awesomeness of Jason Craig (and then be sure to place your orders).

One thing of note, though, is that this art is not, I repeat NOT, a part of our sale. The listed price is the price. So, no trying to wrangle your way around that, ya hear? But if you want to get something from the artists partisipating in our summertime extravaganza, that's cool, too.

Well, that's it for now. I'll be back with more for you later. I know you are just itching with excitement. Until then, peace out!


Hitting The Shelves: Boneyard Vol. 7 TPB

Hey there, my ever faithful one! Things have been moving pretty quickly here at Sequential Treasures HQ. Some big things are in the offing very soon, with lots of news and other great things to tell you. But today, we focus on a new release due out at your local comic shops this week.

The much delayed final trade collection to Richard Moore's enormously popular BONEYARD series, published by NBM, will be out this week. This is Vol. 7, which consists on issues #25 through 28 of the series. It's the final storyline (at least, for the time being) when some questions are answered and others are brought to the fore. If you've read any of the previous work on the series, you'll not want to miss out on this one. The humor and character dynamics are in overdrive this time out, as our heroes go dimension hopping to save Michael Paris. Make sure to look for the cover image shown above, we you go to pick your weekly stash of comic book goodness.

Also, don't forget that we currently in the middle of our huge "summer madness" sale, with 30% off all current inventory from Richard Moore, while all the stock of Ben Hansen, Randy Kintz and Matt Haley is 40% off. Just head on over to our art gallery and place those orders. You only have until the 21st of the month to get in on these saving!

That's it for now, but I have more news coming down later this week. So, make sure to stay tuned right here for all the details. Until then, peace out!