Black Mask Studios just announced that a second volume of Space Riders titled "Galaxy of Brutality" from the creative team of Fabian Rangel Jr. and OOSA artist Alexis Ziritt will be coming soon. Get the "Galaxy of Brutality" giclee print right here while you wait!
Andrew MacLean also announced that not only will Image Comics be collecting the first four quarterly issues of Head Lopper into a single volume later this fall, but that they have picked the series up for another four issues to be published in 2017!
The future is looking bright.
Alexis Ziritt, News
OOSA artist Alexis Ziritt has worked in comics (Mekano Turbo, The Package) and has provided illustrations for several publications (WWE Magazine, Complex) and companies (Patagonia, The Levitation Project). Recently, Alexis was asked to design the summer tour shirt for the band MASTODON.
To celebrate this conglomeration of awesomeness, OOSA is going to give away two tickets to see Mastodon (along with opening acts ASG and US Christmas) at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on August 14th.
It's pretty simple to enter: If you want a chance to win the two tickets, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "MASTODON ROCKS". I'll pick one winner (you'll get both tickets) at random on Friday, August 9th and notify them via email. That's it. Good luck! (The contest has ended)
Remember: these two tickets are only for the Mastodon show at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on August 14th. If you can't make it to that show, there is no need for you to enter the contest. Please visit the Orange Peel website for specific information about the venue and the show itself.
Also, be sure to check out Alexis' work here on the OOSA site, as well as at his personal site: www.aziritt.net.
Alexis Ziritt, News, Original Art, Paul Maybury, SALE!, Toby Cypress
With new work coming out and convention season coming up, some of the OOSA artists are looking to get rid of some of their art that's been in the store for a while.
Paul Maybury has put all of his work at half off! Toby Cypress has his Blue Estate pages for only $60! Alexis Ziritt has everything listed at less than $90!
Some good deals to be had, people. Don't miss out!
Alexis Ziritt, News, SALE!
Alexis Ziritt is gearing up for his appearance at the Cincinnati Comic Expo
later this month so he is offering a special commission rate to help him make the trip. You can get a 9x12 inked commission for
only $50 ONLY $40
for a limited time! And if that's not enough, you'll also get a free color sketch card (artist's choice). If you want to take advantage of this great deal, just get in touch with either me, or Alexis directly
, and we'll get you set up.
Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Greg Ruth, Logan Faerber, Ming Doyle, News, Paul Maybury, Toby Cypress
Well, I've been doing Out of Step Arts for about a year now. What better way to celebrate than to offer some of the special things the OOSA artists have done this year?
The OOSA Anniversary Print Set is a limited edition box set of 50. These are precision, two-piece construction boxes designed with a close tolerance to keep out dirt and dust. They have a black paper lining with a white foam backing and a black textured acrylic coated exterior featuring a snazzy OOSA logo.
On the inside, you'll find the 3 collaborative OOSA prints we did to promote Out of Step Arts at our convention appearances this year.
- "Demon Wolf" by Greg Ruth and Logan Faerber
- "Unknown World" by Paul Maybury and Alexis Ziritt
- "Road Rage" by Toby Cypress and Andrew MacLean
These three prints are 4-color inks on 11x17 inch 100lb. paper with a satin finish.
And exclusively available ONLY in the OOSA Anniversary Print Set:
-"Apathia" by Ming Doyle
This is a print of Ming's painting for the 'Villains and Assassins' show at the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin and it is BEAUTIFUL! The print is 4-color inks on 100lb. linen to replicate the texture of the original canvas and measures 11x15.5 inches.
All of the prints are matching numbered and signed by the artists.
I am opening these up for pre-order in the OOSA store since they are not <i>quite</i> ready. I'm still missing a piece of the puzzle. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Appearances, News, Original Art
Now that Spectrum LIVE! has come and gone, the next convention on the horizon is Heroes Con!!! Out of Step Arts will be there in force with SIX OOSA artists in attendance (plus myself). Alexis Ziritt, Logan Faerber and Andrew MacLean are raising the money to make the trip by listing new art in the OOSA store and taking pre-con commissions that can be picked up at the show. So here is the deal:
1 character small (9x12) $50 - b/w ink
1 character large (11x14) $65 - b/w ink
2 characters or huge 1 character (11x17) $75 - b/w ink
1 character small (9×12) $50 – b/w ink or $75 for watercolor
1 character large (11×14) $65 – b/w ink or $90 for watercolor
2 characters or huge 1 character (11×17) $75 – b/w ink or $100 for watercolor
1 character (11x14) $50 - b/w ink
custom sketch cards (face or bust) $10 - full color spraypaint/paint/marker
1 character (9x12) $70 - full color spraypaint/paint/marker
If you're interested, let me know or feel free to contact them directly. For samples, check out some the new work they put up in the store. It should give you a pretty good idea of what they're offering.
Keep your eyes peeled for more art and news from other OOSA artists in the weeks leading up to Heroes Con next month.
Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Appearances, Greg Ruth, Logan Faerber, Original Art, Spectrum LIVE!, Toby Cypress
Spectrum LIVE! is just around the corner and we are getting excited for Out of Step Arts to make it's official debut. Alexis Ziritt,
Logan Faerber, Toby Cypress and Andrew MacLean will all be there, so come by booth #903 to chat and check out all of the books, original art and prints they'll be bringing. And speaking of prints......
Since this will be OOSA's first convention appearance and all, I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. OOSA artists Logan Faerber and Greg Ruth (who were both selected to be in the upcoming Spectrum 19) worked together to come up with this amazing piece just for the show.
We'll have prints of this for sale, as well as the original, so be sure come see us and pick up this convention exclusive!
UPDATE: Regrettably, Logan Faerber had to cancel his appearance at Spectrum LIVE. I'll still try to have some of his work on hand for everyone to check out, though.
Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Greg Ruth, Logan Faerber, Original Art, Paul Maybury, Toby Cypress
I'm sure you all are aware of the OOSA store by now, right? The artists have a great sampling of some of their work available for sale there. I try to encourage the artists to send me new work to list there every once in a while so there are new choices for people looking to buy something. In fact, Alexis Ziritt just put up a bunch of new stuff so he can pay to replace his recently deceased computer and make his way to some conventions (Spectrum and Heroes Con) this summer. But, did you know that pretty much all of the artists have more work available for sale than what's listed in the store? Paul Maybury, for example, has pretty much every page from every project he's ever worked on and he's looking to find it a new home so he can cover some recent unexpected expenses. Andrew, Logan, Toby and Greg, I'm sure, all have stuff they'd love to sell, too, that's not listed in the store.
So how do you get your hands on all of this unlisted stuff? Just ask! If there is a specific page or an image you've seen from any of the OOSA artists that you want to own, just get in touch with me and I'll check and see if it's available. The worst I can say is "Sorry, it's already sold." And if you're looking for something really specific, several of the OOSA artists are open for commissions right now and would be happy to draw you whatever you're looking for.
Alexis Ziritt, Greg Ruth, Original Art, Paul Maybury, SALE!
That’s right, the end of March marks the end of Paul Maybury’s 1/2 off sale. We are also going to be taking down Greg Ruth’s Secret Journeys of Jack London art at the end of the month, as well. If you were waiting around, hemming and hawing, time is just about up!
Go to the OOSA store before it’s too late!
Stay tuned, though, because we are going to be announcing a sale on Alexis Ziritt's art soon.
Alexis Ziritt, News, Original Art, Paul Maybury, Toby Cypress
There is a lot going on at Out of Step Arts this week. Let's break it down.
First thing, PAUL MAYBURY is going to be having a huge sale starting on Friday. Not only is he adding new art to the OOSA store, but he's also listing all of his art half off!!! And if that's not enough, he'll also be offering single character commissions for only $50. The sale won't last for long, though. Just 2 weeks. Paul has had a run of bad luck with machines lately and needs to cover some expenses. So, look for the price changes to happen on Friday and act fast! I have a feeling things will sell out quickly.
Speaking of price changes, ALEXIS ZIRITT has reduced his commission prices to $60 for 11x17 inked pieces and $100 for 11x17 watercolor pieces. If you were waiting for a reason to get something from him, there it is. Expect to see some new art from Alexis in the store soon, as well.
TOBY CYPRESS has just added some copies of his graphic novel Rodd Racer in the store for just $5 (plus $3 for shipping)! These are the out-of-print and hard to find PunkRock Jazz Publishing versions with the B/W pages. Each copy comes with an original sketch by Toby in it, too.
And finally, we're adding a new artist to the OOSA crew!!! Who is it, you ask? Well, our good friends at Heroes Aren't Hard to Find are going to help us make the announcement on their Heroes Con blog this week, so be sure you are either on their mailing list, or are following them on Twitter or Facebook so you are one of the first to know.
Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Appearances, Spectrum LIVE!, Toby Cypress
Spectrum Fanastic Arts LIVE has released the floor plan for the event in May. We were given a great spot on the front row near Stuart Ng Books and comic book artist Ben Templesmith. That should provide us with a lot of traffic from comics-minded people. So, come by booth #903 and see us. Toby Cypress, Alexis Ziritt, Andrew Maclean, (and even though he's not listed on the map yet) Logan Fareber will all be there with me.
(click on the image to see all the detail)
Alexis Ziritt, Andrew MacLean, Greg Ruth, News, Original Art, Toby Cypress
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.
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.
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.
Alexis Ziritt, Greg Ruth, Original Art, Toby Cypress
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
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.
Alexis has been busy working on the art for his book The Package, but he took some time to knock out some amazing Jonah Hex covers for the DC Fifty-TOO blog.
Click here to see the alternate "incentive" cover and read a little more about the two pieces.
And don't forget that Alexis is open for commissions. Check out his profile for rates.