I will be at Creative Comics (Griffith, IN Location) for Free Comic Book Day. I will have some books, prints and FREE Deathbag walking dead parody prints!!! I will be there with my buds Matthew Hansel and Bill Halliar.
As some of you saw, I am currently laying out the next installment of The Epic Misadventures of Deathbag. The book is all written and has some art done but not 100%. It’s getting there.
Free Comic Book Day will be quickly here and I am happy to announce that I will be coming back to my home shop of Creative Comics in Griffith, IN. I will be joined by the amazing Bill Halliar and Matthew Hansel. I will have some books, prints, and will be doing commission at the shop.
Also don’t forget to check out my friends and label mates 3YMM new Kickstarter “Motor City Mo” episode 4
Man oh man, it’s been a long time, over a year! Sorry for the lack of updates everyone. I’ve been super busy with work for Pro Wrestling Tees, AEW (All Elite Wrestling), and Guerrilla Publishing. To bring you guys up to speed…Tales from the Cryptic Closet 3D is now available in stores in Chicago and Northwest Indiana and at any cons and in store appearances I have been doing. What special about this one is that it features a brand new Deathbag story and is in traditional 3D, that’s right you get the red and blue glasses with the book. Also, a new Deathbag issue is in the works, taking longer than usual, but its getting there. The book is 100% percent written and like 25% drawn. This issue will feature art from Ashley Esper (Ralphs), and a story written by 3YMM (Motor City Mo). A Kickstarter will be launch soon for that. For more up to date news and images make sure to check my social media links
Man, has it been a busy two weeks. Ashley Esper (Ralphs) just sent me the layout for the first two pages of the story we are doing together for Deathbag. All I can say is that you all are in for a treat. She is doing an awesome job on this story so far. Along with DB, I am putting the pages together for “Pro Wrestling Is An Art: A Pro Wrestling Sketchbook” this book will be published by Guerrilla Publishing and will have a kickstarter later this year. Below is a little teaser of a page that will be in the book
In addition to the upcoming books, I have been busy with some designs for Pro Wrestling Tees. I blessed to work with Jay White (NJPW), Bad Luck Fale (NJPW), Craig Mitchell (Freelance Wrestling), Danhausen (Ring of Honor), RVD (2021 WWE Hall of Fame), and the Butcher, the Blade, and the Bunny (AEW). You can purchase the designs at:
I was fortunate enough to collab with multi-time women’s champion, hall of famer, and very talented Amy “Lita” Dumas on a Sex Pistols inspired design. This new tee can be seen below and is available at https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/save-the-queen.html
Also, last night via instagram, I posted a picture of the script of one of the newest Misadventures of Deathbag stories. “Deathbag VS Load Times” will feature the artwork of Ashely Esper (The Ralphs). As of now there are two completely written stories for the upcoming issue.
For more on what’s going on please make sure to follow my social media
I was able to work with IWGP Heavyweight Tag Champs Guerrillas of Destiny for new tee. Also, was able to work with AEW for their Unrivaled series 1 tees as well. The G.o.D tee is available at https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/wrestler-t-shirts/tama-tonga/in-god-we-trust.html and the AEW tees are available at https://www.shopaew.com/new-arrivals
Today was the release of the official AEW Unrivaled Action Figure Tees. I was was given the task of doing the illustrations for these. They are available at https://www.shopaew.com/ and https://www.prowrestlingtees.com/ below are the graphics featuring each wrestler from AEW Unrivaled Series 2 and their shirt.
Happy Saturday everyone,
The Legend of Aguila Azul: The Lucha Legends Series Volume 1 is now available at Barnes & Noble (https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-legend-of-aguila-azul-paul-barile/1138378114?ean=9781734504200) This was written by Paul Barile with Illustrations done by me. “Enter the magical world of lucha legends. Discover the sounds of matracas and cheering of the crowd, the smells of churros and sweat and all the sensations of night of lucha libre where dragonflies wrestle cats and the tecnicos do battle with rudos. The legend of Aguila Azul is the first in the classic lucha legends series. Ideal for children of all ages and anyone who loves the long tradition and rich pageantry of lucha libre.”
Also, yesterday (2-19-21) on my instagram story there a was cryptic message stating “Monday 2-22-21” with Monday, Monday by the Mamas and Papas playing. A key or I should say another highlight of my career will be happening and will make the announcement on Monday as the project will be released on worldwide scale.
Tomorrow at Creative Comics in Griffith,In from 10a-6p CST. I will be selling and celebrating the official comic shop release (Chicagoland and NWI) of Tales from the Cryptic Closet #2. I will have copies of this book along with copies of issue 1, Cryptic Creeper Plush, and stickers available for purchase. Masks are required for the shop and will be allowing only 5 customers in at a time.
New tees from Adam Farster for Dark Echo, Ashley Esper for the Ralph’s, and a new Deathbag tee (God Save Deathbag) are available now at https://www.belowthecollar.com/guerrillapublishing You can also find tees for other Guerrilla Publishing titles I have worked out there.
Hope you all are doing well. I know its been a crazy year and things have been all over the place. With that I am doing this update to catch you all up with what has been going on. I just closed my etsy shop and made the patreon page free.
Tales from the Cryptic Closet 2 was a very successful kickstarter and all rewards have been shipped out (for all those who completed their surveys). Guerrilla Publishing is slowly getting these in stores in the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland areas. If you are outside of these areas and would like Guerrilla Publishing titles in your local shop, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 2-10-21, I will be doing a social distance friendly Tales 2 signing and release at Creative Comics in Griffith,IN from 10a-6p. Mask are required and the shop is limiting how many people come in at a time. Direct sales with me will be credit cards only, sorry no cash.
Currently trying to streamline all posts to instagram, for art and other announcements. Instagram is linked to my twitter account. artedeguerra for instagram and lgda726 for twitter. As for the site it will be link with patreon and updated every week.
In other news, I currently working on the next installment of The Misadventures of Deathbag. This next chapter will include the artwork of Ashley Esper and a story written by Michigan’s Three Y’s Men. Along with Deathbag, I will be doing another themed related sketchbook. “Pro Wrestling is an Art” will feature concepts sketches, layouts, penciled pages, and other things from all the wrestling related projects I have worked for and on. Guerrilla Publishing will be holding kickstarters for these in the near future.
As always thank you for all the support!