Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Mighty Megatron!

One of my favorite extraterrestrial robot bad guys is wreaking havoc in today's Alphabet Attack!

View "Ruthless Robot Rampage" and more at

Monday, March 28, 2011

A - P Now Available In "Alphabet Attack"

Remember to check out my daily art blog, "Alphabet Attack!" I'm well past the half-way mark in my first run of A to Z, and the science fiction-themed pieces are flowing!

Today's piece, "Pragmatic Proctor," features none other than the lovable droid duo of C-3PO and R2D2. To view that and more, visit

I'm Making A Comic!

After a whole lot of hullabaloo and poppycock, I'm finally working on a comic story of my own. It's a one-shot, surrealist-adventure story called "Auris Infinitum." I'll be debuting this book at Wizard World Anaheim and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, in a month. Be sure to keep an eye on this blog for regular updates and progress shots.

"Whaddya mean there's no more? ALL the rations? Sound the alarm! There must be a stowaway!"
- Dave

Thursday, March 24, 2011

C2E2 Drawings & Wrap-Up

The pics above are some of the drawings I whipped up, during C2E2. Much gratitude to the collectors who commissioned me for the works.

Things are finally settling back into normalcy, now that I'm back home from the show. Simply put, the convention ROCKED! Buckets of thanks and appreciation to the fans, friends and colleagues who were involved in all the fun & mayhem of last weekend. And big-ups to Reed Exhibitions for greatly improving on the show for its second year. I'm already looking forward to C2E2 2012.

Lastly, thanks to the city of Chicago. I've been visiting you pretty regularly for nearly a decade, and -- in summer and snow -- you've always been good to me.

"I love you more than I care about myself! I love ya, hate ya for what you're doin' to my health!"
- King Gum

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

YO GABBA GABBA! Comic Book Time Art Preview

If you love the funktastic cast of YO GABBA GABBA! then get ready to enjoy them in comic book form! This Wednesday marks the release of "YO GABBA GABBA! Comic Book Time," an oversized, hardcover anthology of short stories featuring everyone's favorite boombox-dwelling monsters and their tangerine DJ friend.

This volume includes a 10-page tale written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by yours truly, titled "Muno! and The Case of The Vanishing Inspiration!" In honor of the book coming out tomorrow, I thought I'd share the above preview of the finished artwork from our story. I had a blast painting these, and am super-excited to see the finished product in print. Speaking of which, it looks like I'll have a few copies of "... Comic Book Time" on hand at my C2E2 table (K3). So be sure to stop by and check out the goods!

To buy "YO GABBA GABBA! Comic Book Time" online, visit and

"When I was small... they called me the leprechaun."
- Dave, aka King Gum

Monday, March 14, 2011

H and I = Aliens and Empire

The "Alphabet Attack!" blog is still rolling along. Be sure to check out "Heroic Hicks" and "Imperial Interrogation" from today and last Friday. And stay tuned for more daily pieces throughout this week.

"There are no atheists in. There is no intellect in the air."
- King Gum.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Go, Flash, GO!

You can almost hear the Queen soundtrack playing in the background....

- Gum.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Frankenstein's Freak" Will Freak You!

He ain't exactly a Hollywood Freak, but he's pretty damn close! Head on over to to see this patchwork monster in full!

"I waited my whole life, to bite the right one..."
- Dave

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"E" is for "Ewoks!"

Strictly speaking about Return of The Jedi -- sure, Lando and Wedge took out the Second Death Star. Luke bested Vader and Vader took out The Emperor. Han and Leia did... something, I guess. But -- love 'em or hate 'em -- The Ewoks made the Imperial infantry look like punk-ass tricks! Hence me dedicating The Letter E to them.

Check to see the whole pic!

"Now we grieve 'cause now is gone. Things were good when we were young."
- Dave

Monday, March 7, 2011

FINAL FANTASY VII Custom Rock Band Guitar

These are progress shots of another Rock Band guitar controller I was hired to customize. This one is themed after Final Fantasy VII, specifically the character Cloud. I can't even tell you how many kids I've seen cosplaying as this guy, complete with spiky blonde hair and ginormous broadsword. Of course, those costumed dudes were carrying fake swords made of spray-painted cardboard and paper towel tubes. But hey, it all comes down to imagination, right?

"Color me Maximillian, cause I'm that crazy robot, teetering on the edge of outer space, spittin' buckshot 'til black holes surround me, ya found me!"
- King Gum Crosland

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lando Calrissian Crushin' It!

In case you weekend warriors missed yesterday's "Alphabet Attack!", it features none other than the blaster-wielding, Colt 45-sipping, alien honey dip-pulling space hustler, Lando Calrissian!

"My backpack's got jets! I'm Boba the Fett! I bounty hunt for Jabba Hutt to finance my vette!"
- King Gum.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Letter B on today's "Alphabet Attack!"

The second image in my "Alphabet Attack!" is now online, just waiting for you to love it!

"Shake it. Don't break it."
- Gum.