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Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Jack Kirby!

Today woulda been his 92nd Birthday.

Here's a drawing of The Inhumans I did back in 2004 when I was drawing everything "Fleischer-Popeye Style":

But stop looking at that, and go look at some art by the King!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Inkstuds Mix Tape #666: CORPSEGRINDER

Robin McConnell is asking several cartoonists to put together a playlist of songs for The Inkstuds radio show mixtape series.
My mixtape is #6(66) in the series and I've named it "Corpsegrinder" after my favorite song on Zak Sally's new album.

Making a mixtape is something I've done hundreds of times. I think I probably made my first mix tape around the 3rd grade. I've always taken these things seriously. I dig through stacks of c.d.s and records and listen to hours of music trying to figure out what I want to do. This list started out as a diverse mix of jazz, country, punk, pop and (of course) metal, but the original cut was over 4 hours long. So, I started weeding things out for various reasons. Eventually I decided on a theme that leaned more towards the aggressive side and centered mostly around what I've been listening to the most this summer- grindcore, crust punk and avant garde jazz.

And because I'm a bit OCD with these things, I decided to make this virtual online playlist as an actual mixtape with a carefully selected musical arc on both Side A and Side B. I even timed it all out so that it would be exactly 66 minutes 6 seconds long*. I have always made cover art for my mixtapes, so I did the same here. If you are so inclined, you can print out the cover and dub the mix onto a blank tape and rock it on your walkman.

Anyway... I spent way too much time working on this, but it was a lot of fun. I don't really expect anyone to enjoy it (I can think of only a handful of friends who might also enjoy this mix), but maybe you will. Check it out.

*don't worry mom, I'm not really a Satanist, I just like the music.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

a couple more convention sketches...

I know these are all kinda violent, but your mind goes to strange places while sitting at a booth for several days selling comics.


Tom Neely
See more of Matthew Brady's Groo sketchbook here.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

Tom Neely
Don't miss Levon Jihanian's turtles and more of Jacob Covey's ninja turtle sketchbook here.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


At conventions, people often ask me to do a sketch in their artist sketchbooks. These are sketchbooks you take to conventions with you and have all the artists do sketches in them. It's a great way to collect art by your favorite artists, and usually they don't charge you anything for it. Sometimes the sketchbooks have a theme like "eating" or "moon knight." I prefer when someone gives me a theme, because it pulls me out of my own head and forces me to draw something in a different way.

Here are a few of my sketches that have been posted to flickr:

Tom Neely
(see more Nancys by many great artists at Matthew Seidan's flickr)

and a very disturbing Yoda:
Yoda sketchbook vol. 2 page 26 - Tom Neely
(see more Yodas at Mike Baehr's flickr)


Monday, August 17, 2009

Inkwads review

The Willamette Week has a short, but nice write-up of the INKWADS show at Grass Hut Gallery.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Inkwads opening at Grass Hut

I'm back from a wonderful weekend in Portland, OR.

Here are pictures of the Inkwads Opening posted on my Flickr.

THANKS to everyone who came out to the show. And everyone who hung out with me. And thank you Dylan's bicycle. And thank you Emily's doll-house. It was really fun to feel like Portland loves me. A huge thanks to Scrappers and Bwana for asking me to do this! And to everyone else at Grass Hut, too. I hope to see you all again soon.

UPDATE: whoops, i had the wrong link posted for purchasing the artwork... it's fixed now. Go here to purchase art from this show.


Friday, August 07, 2009

Horror Show Tonight!

Grass Hut Gallery in Portland, OR.
Opening reception 6-9.
For those of you who aren't in Portland,
Here are all 10 of my paintings:
Self Portrait as Horrific #3.
See original comic cover here.

Creepy #79.
See the original cover here.

Weird Tales of the Future #8.
See the original cover here.

"The Kiss of Death" Adventures Into Weird Worlds #23.
See the original cover here.

Adventures Into Terror #21.
See the original cover here.

Forbidden Worlds #24.
See the original cover here.

Black Cat Mystery #45.
See the original cover here.

Beware #14.
See the original cover here.

Astonishing #30.
See the original cover here.

Creepy #46.
See the original cover here.
(This one does not have the text painted on it- it's just the image)

If you are interested in purchasing these, here's the info:
Horrific #3 and Creepy #46 are 18 x 24 inches and $500 each
The other 8 are 11 x 14 inches and $300 each
They are all watercolor, gouache and ink on paper and framed.
contact Grass Hut at 503-445-9924
or grasshut.corp@gmail.com

Also- Check out Hellen Joe's pieces for the show.
She made some beautiful Asian ghost story paintings.


Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Horror covers...

Another one of my horror covers is up over at the Covered blog.
Check out my Adventures Into Terror #21!


Monday, August 03, 2009

Grass Hut show in Portland!

I'm in a group show opening this Friday at Grass Hut in Portland.
I'm showing 10 reimagined classic horror comic book covers. Above is my Forbidden Worlds #24. See the original by Ken bald here. You can see another one here. And here.

Hellen Joe, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Brent Wick, John Black
and ME- Tom Neely!
at Grass Hut
811 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
Opens Friday, August 7th from 6-10 pm
The show will be up all month.

I'll be there. If you're in Portland, come by and check it out.


Saturday, August 01, 2009

Only 6 Moby Dick prints left!

I still have 6 Moby Dick prints left after Comicon.
These are the last of the edition of 30 giclée prints.
Order them now from the iwilldestroyyou store.
$200 includes shipping.