The 2011 Harvey Awards were held last weekend at the Baltimore Comic Convention and POPGUN Vol. 4 (featuring Alexis' work on "MEKANO TURBO") was chosen as Best Anthology. While there were a lot of people involved in POPGUN Vol. 4, it's still great for Alexis to be part of an award winning book. Congrats on your 1.5% win, buddy.
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.
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 OutofStepArts.com 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.