Saturday, December 12, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 19: Creating Characters...

On the Latest IDIOT ENGINE I'm joined by the Awesome MARY BELLAMY as we discuss strategies in creating characters. She's an accomplished Artist, Writer and Self-publisher who is a pure delight to listen to. And if you don't believe me, take a listen for yourself! It's all TRUE... You'll see:^)

Monday, December 7, 2009

I was on the Ghettomation podcast! Oh Yeah!

I had the great pleasure to be a guest on Jim Lujan and Kevin Cross's GHETTOMATION podcast! For the uninitiated, GHETTOMATION is DIY(Do it yourself) animation, but before I do it anymore of a disservice, I encourage you take a listen to the show AND check out the coool GHETTOMATION blog! Thanks Kev and Jimmy, for having me on as a guest!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 18:How do you learn how?

A big and hearty THANK YOU goes out to independent animator Jim Lujan for cohosting the latest IDIOT ENGINE with me. We discuss how we as artists learned to do what we do. We talk animation, action figures, inspiration, as well as Jim's latest epic animation, DAY OF THE UNICORN. Jim's classy like Freddie Blassie! Don't believe me? take a listen...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 17:What Does it Mean To Make Your Comic Better?

This Week the IDIOT ENGINE podcast serves up a heaping portion of Ryan Dow and Ted Seko for your audio consumption! I had a great time talking with Web Cartoonist, Self-publisher, and podcaster RYAN DOW on the Engine! We discuss what it means to make one's comics better, as well as Zen, the classic movie THEY LIVE. and Fried chicken... It's the perfect recipe for an IDIOT ENGINE episode, so I hope you'll give it a listen! A big, "Thank You" goes out to Ryan for cohosting with me! Thanks Man!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I just received my latest comics from Ka-Blam, and they look pretty COOL! SUPERMONSTERS UNLEASHED is a 44 page double feature comic, featuring "The Devil's Hand" minicomic I did for Kevin Cross's Minicomics Dumptruck And the "Orgo the Ugly" mini I did some years back. I love the fact I can publish work that was done in limited edition minicomic form(no more than 25 copies) in comicbook format. Gotta love what the guys at Ka-Blam are doing for the comicbook medium!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 16:Distractions!

A Big "Thanks Javi!" to JAVIER HERNANDEZ for cohosting this latest impromptu ENGINE with me! Javi's a Self Publisher, Podcaster, Teacher, Speaker, Movie Mogul-His El Muerto comic was turned into a Feature film! AND he owns an authentic ROM spaceknight action figure, to boot! All kidding aside, Javi's pretty freakin' cool and he's knows his shtuff!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 15: Relationships! Gulp!

A big burly THANK YOU goes out to Eric M. Esquivel for cohosting the latest IDIOT ENGINE with me! Man, this guy knows Writing with a capital "W" and Comics with a capital "C" and podcasting with a capital "P"! And he makes me sound like a freakin' Cheerleader too! Yikes! Seriously, this guy knows what he speaks of!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

THE DEVIL HAS A FUNNY LAUGH Chapter 1(Mature subject matter...)

Presenting the first chapter of a Brand new Webcomic: THE DEVIL HAS A FUNNY LAUGH(Some Mature subject matter)

It's the story of a guy looking for a date in a post-apocalyptic world where free will is nonexistent and people are herded as cattle. It's easy to resist a destructively oppressive police state that controls every man, woman, and child with deadly mind-numbing radio transmissions broadcast directly into your brain. The tough part is getting a girl to go out with you!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 14: World view and how it relates to storytelling

A hearty "THANK YOU" goes out to DAVE BAKER for cohosting the latest IDIOT ENGINE with me! The dude's freakin' half my age and with twice the talent!(Yikes!) Seriously, the guy's got the goods! Comic book artist/writer, podcaster and selfpublisher, he's got it goin' on, Big Time! Check him out!

Monday, July 20, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 13:Music as it relates to storytelling

A big "Thank you" goes out to KEVIN CROSS for cohosting the latest ENGINE with me! Professional Illustrator, podcaster(cohost of Big Illustration Party Time!) self-publisher, professional colorist/artist, Musician... KEV can do it all! He shares his wisdom on the latest IDIOT ENGINE, take a listen!

Friday, July 3, 2009

BILLY COLE webcomic update!

IDIOT ENGINE episode 11: Can you "afford" to do comics? Is it worth it to do comics?

Thanks Again to Javier Hernandez for cohosting the latest IDIOT ENGINE with me. We don't pull any punches as we ask ourselves if we can afford to selfpublish comics, and if it's worth it to do what we do.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 10 Revising old projects: Pros & Cons

A big "Thank You" goes out to Javier Hernandez for cohosting the latest IDIOT ENGINE with me. This is Jav's THIRD outing as cohost as we discuss revising old comicbook projects. He's a real standup guy, Self-publisher of Los Comex, Co-publisher of Xomix Comix, Host of Planet Comic Book Radioc(currently on hiatus) and Javiland, Co-founder of the Cartoonistas AND he teaches workshops and does speaking engagements on his off time! Thanks Javi!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Interviewed online by MICHAEL AUSHENKER!

I got "Q&A'd" by Michael Aushenker! Mike is Amazing, Spectactular, Fantastic, Incredible, and pretty freakin' cool. Writer, Artist, self-publisher, he does it all AND with style, baby! I'm a big fan of his articles for BACK ISSUE magazine, not to mention all his comics and paintings. We've done shows together, broken bread together, and I'm proud to call him a buddy!

(Mike, along with Javier Hernandez have really inspired me in terms of self-publishing and doing shows. They truly are masters of the craft. Thanks Mike! (And you too Javi!)

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Billy Cole starts a new adventure: THE IDIOT MATRIX!

IDIOT ENGINE episode 9 Are comics Fine Art?

A Hearty and Heartfelt Thank you goes out to STEVE MARTINEZ for cohosting the IDIOT ENGINE with me this week. Fine Artist, Storyboard Artist, Illustrator, Comicbook Artist, and True Silver Ager (of comics) Steve is a true Artist in the finest sense of the word!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE:Story Story, who's got the Story?

Great times were had on the latest IDIOT ENGINE. Thanks goes out to JERZY DROZD for cohosting the latest episode. He's the Main Man! Comic book and minicomics creator/self publisher, podcaster extreme(ART & STORY, ART & STORY ALIVE, ART & STORY EXTREME, and the soon to be broadcast ART & STORY VIDEO CAST) AND he's a Teacher to boot! He's a top notch dude all the way.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

IDIOT ENGINE episode 7: Those Special Moments (Sniff!)

Thanks to MARK RUDOLPH for cohosting the ENGINE this week! The guy's Classy like Freddie Blassie! Illustrator, Podcaster,Comic book Professional, cohost of ART & STORY and ART & STORY ALIVE and the upcoming ART & STORY VIDEO PODCAST! And cohost of the REQUIUM Metal Podcast to boot! Whew, the guy gets around!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I saw the comic art show at the Skirball Museum and it was really something! Great to look at comic art pgs in a museum setting for a comic nertz like me! Thanks goes out to my buddy for the cool phone pics!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jim Lujan Billy Cole PINUP!

Jim Lujan sent me a pinup he did of Billy Cole! Jimmy's a fantastic Artist/Animator/Musician/Cartoonistas co-founder, and he even cohosted an episode of the IDIOT ENGINE with me! Thanks Jimmy!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Yup, it's worth it!

Yeah, I'm posting Mark Rudolph's finishes AND coloring to a rough Fusionman drawing I did EVEN though I posted it on my ROBOTENGINE blog. It's THAT good!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Can you believe it? Yup, me and ALDIN BAROZA finish up our talk on COMICS AND CARTOONS AND MOVIES on yet ANOTHER episode of the IDIOT ENGINE! It's a fun, ranty, rambly, ruckus of a talk that goes everywhere and nowhere! Don't say I didn't warn you!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Thanks to Aldin Baroza for runnin' the IDIOT ENGINE this week with me. He's the REAL DEAL, Animator, Comic Book Artist and all around Cool dude! We get into as he puts it, Comic book mineutae and revel it! Talk of the Battlestar Galactica finale as well as a bit of the Watchmen movie make their way into the tail end. Fun!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

BILLY COLE is online!

I've started posting BILLY COLE online at Webcomics Nation which you can get to with THIS link!
Check it out! I'll be making updates weekly with big meaty chunks of pgs!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Me and Ryan Dow of INTROSPECTIVE COMICS.COM just finished episode 5 of the IDIOT ENGINE, and I gotta tell you, it was by far the most introspective of the engines so far. We talk meditation, comics, and food. Take a listen if you dare!
A big "Thank you" to Ryan for being on the show, he's one cool dude!

Friday, February 20, 2009


I just got a great ink sketch of FUSIONMAN, a character from my ATTACK OF THE SUPERMONSTERS comic, by MARK RUDOLPH. This guy is the REAL DEAL! His comics are what comics should be. Superbly crafted, well written works of art that communicate with the reader. I really dig his comics and they're worth reading and definitely worth buying! I know, 'cause I did! I just can't get over how good this guy is!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Makin' the Bacon'...

Here's the rough pencils to a comic page as well as final pencils to another page. The "Roughs" are intended to be loose to capture the elusive "gesture" of a page while the "Finals" are intended to provide just enough info for the inker(Me) to Finish the page, BUT not so much info that my inks lose Their gesture. I've heard rumblings in the comics industry about how some people feel that inkers are not an essential part of comics construction(JUst adjust levels of pencils and use them instead of finished inks... What the freakin'/??). I don't buy it, or rather I don't Sell it.

Anyways, for what it's worth...

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Me and BadAss Comics (El-Muerto)self-publisher,Teacher,Cartoonistas co-founder,Planet ComicBook Radio podcast Hoster, Javier Hernandez had a great time discussing how role-models influence and motivate during the latest IDIOT ENGINE. Javi's insights and observations on the subject were really Gold, and I'm just glad I was there to bask in the glow! Thanks Jav!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


On the latest IDIOT ENGINE me and modern "Renaissance Man"(Animator,singer,musician,Humorist,illustrator,podcaster,cable access tv show guy) Jim Lujan ride the Engine and discuss Humor and what's so funny about it... Jim's an amazingly talented guy and it was really fun(ny)! Get it? "Funny" and the show's about Humor? Ba dup dup!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


New IDIOT ENGINE talkshoe podcast is up, and I had a great time discussing Cultural Identity and how it influences storytelling with Cartoonist, Podcaster, and all around Cool guy,
Krishna Sadasivam!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Idiot Engine podcast...

On the first episode of THE IDIOT ENGINE talkshoe podcast I had a really fun talk on "Are artists responsible for their work?" with my buddy Self-publisher, Cartoonist and podcaster Javier Hernandez!