News, Paul Maybury

Please welcome Paul Maybury

I am really pleased to announce that Out of Step Arts will now be featuring the art of Paul Maybury! That's right, THAT Paul Maybury. In case you don't know him, Paul is an Award-winning artist and writer whose work has been featured by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Fast Company.  Visit his website to see his art and learn more about him. Over the next week or so, we'll be making a space for Paul on the site and listing some of his art in the store. Stay tuned!


Greg Ruth, News, Original Art

Three Outlaw Samurai art goes back in the vault soon

If you were looking at Greg Ruth's THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI art and thinking you might like to get something, you had better do it soon.  We will be taking the art down from the OOSA store and putting it back in the vault in ONE WEEK!  That's right, after December 14th, your opportunity will have passed.  Fair warning to all of you fence-sitters and procrastinators.  

Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Greg Ruth, News, Original Art, Toby Cypress

A few things about art purchases

First of all, I wanted to let you know that I have updated the store to include new art by Andrew MacLean and Alexis Ziritt. It's great stuff available at even better prices, so please go take a look.  While your there, take a look at Toby Cypress' and Greg Ruth's work, too. Alright, now lets talk about some other things.

Commissions Currently, Alexis and Andrew are open for commissions.

  • Andrew is asking $50 for 11 x 14 inked single characters and $75 for 11 x 17 inked pieces with background or more than one character.
  • Alexis is asking $80 for 11 x 17 inked pieces and $130 for 11 x 17 watercolor pieces.
  • If you want something more complex from either artists, prices can be negotiated on an individual basis.

Payments Did you know that you can make payments on a lot of what we have in the store?  It's true! If you're eyeing something, but don't have the cash in hand, just email me and we'll see what we can work out.

Looking for something specific? Do you want a certain page/panel from one of these guys, but don't see it in the store? Just ask me about it. I'm happy to contact the artist to see if it's available. I've helped make quite a few sales this way, in fact.

The Out of Step Arts store is not supposed to be just a storefront; it's meant to be an interactive way to buy what you want from the OOSA artists.  Have a question? Ask me. Need something? Tell me what you're looking for.  I'm here to help.

Greg Ruth, News, Original Art

Greg Ruth's Three Outlaw Samurai art for sale

If you've been following me on Twitter, you've probably noticed that I've been posting a lot of information about Greg Ruth's artwork for the Criterion Collection's Three Outlaw Samurai DVD recently.  Well, there was a reason for that.  Greg will be selling some of the art that was used for the project in the Out of Step Arts store!  The art will go live Thursday (tomorrow) at 9:00 pm EST. It's up! Go to the store and check it out and then go read on Greg's forum about the entire process from preliminary sketch to finished product.


In the meantime

Again, things have been quiet around here, but that doesn't mean there haven't been things happening in the background.  I've been working on redoing the OOSA store, working on a secret project and doing lots of flitting about on the internet.  Soon, Greg Ruth and I will be bringing something special to you all. Stay tuned! If you want to keep up with what's happening on a day-to-day basis, I suggest you follow me on Twitter. Of course, feel free to click on the "Follow Me" buttons on the right to find OOSA on Facebook and Tumblr.  And finally, I've created a Google+ page that am trying to remember to utilize.  Maybe if I had more people following me there, I would be more prone to use it (hint, hint).

Andrew MacLean, News

Please welcome Andrew MacLean

Andrew MacLean is a go-getter.  I had barely put out my Out of Step Arts shingle when he was at my door looking to sign up.  In all honesty, I just wasn't ready to take on any artists I wasn't familiar with and was drafting my "Thanks, but no thanks" response....but then I looked at his art.  I was immediately intrigued.  His style was reminiscent of a lot of artists I like, but it was still like nothing I had seen before.  Andrew has an uncanny ability to put design into his art.  So after a few month of keeping an eye on him and seeing his positive attitude, work ethic and desire to create all kinds of art, I knew he would be a great fit here. Go take a look at his profile page to see some of his work and find out more about him.


Alexis Ziritt, Greg Ruth, Original Art, Toby Cypress

New art in the store this weekend

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! I'm going to be listing new art in the store from Alexis, Toby and Greg at 3pm EST on Sunday.  Here's what you can expect to see from each artist.

  • Alexis will be putting up the pages from his Tijuana Bible Peligro Supremo that he made for last year's Heroes Con.
  • Toby will have a couple of pages from his online comic KURSK, a beautiful splash page from RODD RACER, and an acrylic painting that everyone will be buzzing about.
  • Greg is listing the last of his 52 WEEKS pieces and the Out of Step Arts store will be the only place you will be able to get what's left.  And to celebrate the release of his art book "The 52 WEEKS PROJECT: Volume 1", Greg will be giving away a free signed copy of the book to the first three people to order one of these pieces!
So, stay tuned folks, and remember: 3pm EST on Sunday.

Alexis Ziritt, Appearances, Greg Ruth, News, Original Art, Toby Cypress

Updates, updates, updates...

It's been a while since I've posted any new news here on the site, but there has been a lot happening behind the scenes.  In the mean time, here is a little update on what the guys are up to. Alexis Ziritt is a busy guy between family, work and art.  He's been knocking out pages for The Package graphic novel and doing the occasional doodle when he can.  (You all saw the Jonah Hex he did, right?) Alexis has also teamed up with a super-talented bunch of guys to start a sketch blog.  Things are still coming together on that, but you can keep an eye on Brand New Nostalgia either on Deviant Art or Tumblr (coming soon).  And I know you all have been waiting patiently, but I should have some of Alexis' art up for sale in the store soon.

Toby Cypress is also a really busy guy.  He's been up to his eyeballs in deadlines for Blue Estate.  Fortunately, he took the time to send me some work to put in the store.  It should be up ether the end of this week or the beginning of next week.  It's amazing stuff and I expect if to go quickly so be ready.  Also, look for more work on Kursk to be online soon.

Greg Ruth will be making an appearance this weekend if you'd like a chance to pick up some art or talk to the man in person about his projects. Where you ask? Why, in his front yard! He and his wife (who makes lovely jewelry) will be taking part of the Ashfield Fall Festival in Ashfield, Massachusetts.  If you're within driving distance and are looking for a get-away, this should be a fun thing to do.  If you can't make the trek, Greg will be sending me some more art for the store soon.

News, Toby Cypress

Toby Cypress joins the crew

You would not believe my excitement when Toby said he was interested in signing up.  It turns out, Out of Step Arts was exactly what he was looking for. He dug the other artists involved, the philosophy and the fact that there would be opportunities here for him to explore his other artistic interests. So now that Toby is on board, you can expect for his art to start showing up in the store soon. We've got big plans for the future, too, so stick around! Go check out his profile to learn more about him and his work in the meantime.


Alexis Ziritt is open for commissions

That's right.  Now you can get Alexis to draw you the picture of (insert choice here) that you've always wanted.  Rates and options are as follows:

  • 11 x 17 black and white ink commission - $80
  • 11 x 17 watercolor commission - $130

If you're interested, get in touch with me and we can discuss all of the details. I've also added the pricing information to Alexis's profile page.

Alexis Ziritt, Greg Ruth, News, Original Art

Website and store updated

Whew!  I think I finally have the website how I want it and I've added artist bios for Alexis Ziritt and Greg Ruth to the "Collective".  I hope you'll take some time to check them out and read about those two.  They are good guys.  I've also added 11 pieces of Greg Ruth's art to the store.  There are some Freaks of the Heartland, Conan: Born on the Battlefield, and for the first time on the internet, some pages from Sudden Gravity! Since I'm just starting out and I new to all of this, if you see any mistakes, have any recommendations or want to see something specific, please feel free to let me know about it.  And please, please, PLEASE spread the word about Out of Step Arts.  The overall goal of this little venture is to provide more exposure to the artists that are involved.  The more people that know about Out of Step Arts, the better.

I'm still working hard to bring in a few more artists and get more art in the store.  I'll provide updates as they  occur.


Alexis Ziritt, News

Please welcome Alexis Ziritt

It's been a busy week around the Out of Step Arts offices.  I've been working on the website, applying for my LLC and Tax stuff, shopping for a new scanner and trying to sell some art from my personal collection to help pay for it all.  But today, I received some truly great news:  Alexis Ziritt will be signing on with Out of Step Arts! Now if you don't know Alexis or his work, I think you will soon.  He was part of the creative team for the 2011 Harvey Award nominated POPGUN Vol. 4 anthology from Image Comics with his work, along with Elliot Blake, on their MEKANO TURBO story.

Alexis is also working with Elliot on a new project called "The Package".  They are currently trying to raise the funds to make it happen via a kickstarter project.  I hope you'll consider giving them your support.  They are are so close and the drive is almost up!

And the best part?  Alexis has his own t-shirt design company called FISTFUL APPAREL.  Alexis not only does his own designs, but he works with other artist like Paul Maybury and Eric Bonhomme as well as others to put out their designs.  This is going to be a great potential opportunity for the artists who join the Out of Step Arts crew.

Look for more information about Alexis and examples of his work on in the next few days.  If you are interested in having Alexis do some commission or illustration work, please get in touch with me and we'll work it out.

News, Original Art

The store is open!

I've put some pieces from my personal collection up in my store.  You can click here or on "The Store" in the menu above to see it.  If you need more pictures or have questions about any of the art, please send me an email.  I'll be more than happy to talk to you. And if what I have up now doesn't interest you, maybe you know someone who might like it.  Please help me get the word out by clicking on the 'share' buttons below this post.

News, Original Art

Art from personal collection for sale (soon)

I'm going to be selling some art from my personal collection in the next few days to 1) help out with start-up costs associated with Out of Step Arts and 2) give the online store a test run.  I'll send out a notice when I have it all up and ready, but here are some of the artists that will be listed: George Pratt Francis Vallejo Erik Jones and others (maybe)

I'm still working on filling in the content on my website.  I'm not very wordy in general, so everything is pretty short and sweet.  I guess that's alright though since you're here to look at art, not read what I have to say.  Right?

Greg Ruth, News, Original Art

I am proud to announce...

It’s official!  I will be selling art for my friend GREG RUTH!!! Greg was kind enough to help me get started with my new business by letting me sell some of his beautiful art in my online store.  In case you aren’t familiar with him, Greg has worked on comic book projects (Freaks of the Heartland, Conan: Born on the Battlefield), done illustrations for books (Pirate’s Guide to First Grade, Our Enduring Spirit), and a ton of other work including a PRINCE video (yes, that Prince).  You can see more of Greg’s work at his

I’ll let you know when the art is up in the store and available for sale.  We’re going to start with a small mix of things and grow from there.  If there is something specific you are looking for, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Stay tuned for more updates.  I’m still working on a couple of things.