Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Well, here we come again, we're going to Seattle, a fine city, the porn capital of the world as we kn . . .. Wait! scratch that! Seattle is not the porn capital of the world, my bad.

Anyways, I was thinking of Chatsworth. Seattle is not infamous for its porn, which is fine, trust me, I've seen it. But rather, for fucking coffee. Would you believe that? How did that happen?

There are no coffee plantations in Seattle, in fact, coffee is optimally grown in the tropics around the globe, in a band 10 degrees north and 10 degrees south of the equator. Places like Ethiopia, Colombia, Mexico and other Central and South American countries, as well as Indonesia and the Arabian Peninsula. It's like saying Potatoes come from Ireland or from Idaho, and I know most people make that mistake because they think of the potato famine, well, potatoes did not originate in Ireland, or in your own private Idaho, sorry Irish folks! All modern varieties of potatoes can be traced back to a single source, a bud found in the Inca empire, Ecuador/Peru area to be precise and nowhere else, over 7,000 years ago, but I digress. Nothing good can grow under Seattle's perennial dark skies except for alternative rock and alternative comics and alternative people. and we all know that "alternative" really means disgruntled, maladjusted and disenfranchised shoe gazers. There is no sun light, only rain, misery, Microsoft money and gloom. I LOVE IT!

I would feel right at home there, I think the weather is perfect for staying home and drawing all day, writing depressing poetry all afternoon and cruising for free internet porn all night.

But cheer up Seattle! because we're coming to brighten your rainy heavens; we're going to change all that gloomy outlook (at least for two solid days). We're bringing sketchbooks, art books, naked female cartoons, East Coast sunlight and happiness!

All kidding aside, I do love Seattle (no hate mail please, my inbox is bursting)
I've been looking forward to this weekend for a while now. Spring has indeed sprung here in New York City and allergies are getting ready to make my life a living hell; it's going to do me some good to get out of the house and see my old buddies from the north-west region again.

My good friend Jim Demonakos at Emerald City, the P. T. Barnum of comic book conventions, who heads this exemplary organization is back at the helm and this year has gone all out in procuring the best possible talent to headline the event. Yours B. Truly and the aforementioned Mr. Demonakos have joined forces to bring you the "Emerald City Comicon Art Book 2009 Edition" (actually it was Jim's idea I just said yes)

Also known as "ECCCAB 2009' This book is filled to the brim with artwork created exclusively for the show, by some of the exhibitors and guests. The theme: MONSTERS & DAMES featuring a stunning cover by my brother from another mother Frank Cho.

Click on image for a bigger pic.

This book was created for two purposes: to celebrate the show's talent diversity and to benefit the Seattle Children's Hospital. Only 850 copies of this book have been printed and individually numbered. THERE WILL NOT BE A REPRINT of this volume, ever.

Here's a list of the contributors featured in this volume and some of the pages:

Art Baltazar
Mark Brooks
Laurie B!
Jonathan Case
Bernard Chang
Howard Chaykin
Frank Cho
Becky Cloonan
Amanda Conner
Colleen Coover
Dave Crosland
Kevin Cross
Kieron Dwyer
Marc Deering
Tommy Lee Edwards
Trevor Goring
Gene Ha
David Hahn
Kevin Hanna
Tony Harris
Mike Huddleston
Stuart Immonen
Georges Jeanty
Dave Johnson

Joe Jusko
Steve Lieber
Vasilis Lolos
David Mack
Jim Mahfood
Chris Moreno
Scott Morse
Ted Naifeh
Dustin Nguyen
Mike Oeming
Jeff Parker
Brandon Peterson
David Petersen
Jimmie Robinson
Alberto Ruiz
Wade Schin
Steven Silver
Doug Sneyd
Taki Soma
Richard Starkings
Ben Templesmith
Bruce Timm
Dustin Weaver
Andrew Wilson

I can't possibly post every image here but if you are an admirer of any of the artists featured within, don't wait and pick one up at the show this coming weekend. Sat April 4th & Sunday April 5th. 

If you can't make it to Seattle you can order this book from our Brandstudio Press online store, We only have 145 copies available for your purchasing pleasure, numbered and signed by yours truly on the back cover (which features one of my doodles) The books are here but to not create a conflict with the show we'll start shipping them this coming Monday April 6. First-come-first-served basis, NO RETAILERS OR E-BAY SPECULATORS, limit 2 books per person, while supplies last.

Price: $24.95 US Dollars
83/4x8 12.25 48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Perfect bound-Sewn Pages


This is our first hard cover spiral bound, originally I wanted to do a 32 page book but Shane said "let's go all out!" so we increased the amount of pages to 66, including a fun overlay sheet. This here book is outstanding despite how much fun it is, not because I said so but because it is, let me explain:

See, if you are a normal person you might not care for these types of books but if you are a comic artist, cartoonist, animator or an art student of any sort, you'll love this collection of sketches.

Shane did not pay me to say this and if he would have offered the money I would have turned it down, he'd probably would be embarrassed by my comments here because he is such a humble man. I see this book as a drawing class, don't get me wrong, there is no text here showing you how to draw or such, you won't need it. The sketches themselves are a revelation in the way the man approaches and solves classic cartoon anatomy, You will learn so much just by looking at these fluent drawings, I know I have.

For all of you interested in learning how to draw cartoon women, you'll find this book extremely useful and inspirational, for the rest of you, you'll find it extremely enjoyable and fun.

By Shane Glines


Price: $29.95 US Dollars
12.25x9.25 inches, 66 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Metal spiral bound



Dramiro said...

Tate quieto carnal¡¡¡ Es que no paras, tol rato:trabaja que te trabaja. Jajajajajajajajaja

Pa cuando Megliaaaa???¡¡¡¡

Un abrazo hermano.

Alex Pelayre said...

Hi Alberto! It was great meeting you at Emerald City Comicon. Not sure if you remember me, but I bought your Straight Curves book on the first day, and you sketched the girl with the hair half covering her face for me (thank you!!) I'm glad to have been introduced to your work, because every time I look through your book, I become motivated to try new things and work harder on my line quality. Thank you for the inspiration and being a really awesome guy. I look forward to seeing more! Take care.


Dan szilagyi said...

Hi Alberto!

I met you at ECCC ( i bought one of Herrera's book and i'm from vancouver, canada ) i wanted to thank you so much man! i was so surpised to find out how easy you are to appoach and talk to! and thank you as well for the sketch you did for me of the girl with pink pink lips ( even though i think you didn't like it very much lol )

I'll be sure to pick up your book as well as shane's because both you guys are amazing!

thanks for making my day then man and keep up the great work!
cya in SDCC!


LR said...

woa those sketchs are amazing...and I've been looking at some preious post at your blog and....damm myself ...why I didn't take a look before??...XD...I hope some day could go to a con and get stuff like this...^^...

Process Junkie said...

Thanx for the comments, I'll be back tomorrow to reply at length. May god bless you with many, many children.

SWAiN said...

I love me some Shane!

SCUZZO said...

Lucio, me encantó tu trabajo. Es impresionante. Te voy a agregar a mi lista de blogs actualizados para poder estar al tanto de lo que subas, y aprovecho para invitarte a conocer mis ilustraciones. saludos desde Argentina.

Leocartunista said...

wow....congratulations for all your works...your style is amazing.
Your girls are very very veeeeeeeeeery sexy ^__^.
Greetings from Brazil.