Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This is one of the last pieces I'm working on for FANTASTICON Lansing this weekend, April 29-30th. I'm selling ORIGINAL artwork by me, and doing caricatures, comic book and cartoon character sketches.
 This is an acrylic painting (not my cup o' tea), but the photo's fuzzy.
This one below is the SECOND watercolor portrait I've ever done.

I will also have 8 1/2 x 11 comic character sketches, oil paintings and graphite portraits. You can see more of what I've done at my Facebook group Nuttall Art.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Keep on chugging along

This is one of the pieces I've done for Artist Alley at the Lansing FANTASTICON April 29-30th. I'm planning on having black and white and color illustrations of super heroes and cartoon characters, b&w and color portraits of comic characters and others, and I'll be doing caricatures, cartoon and comic characters. Most of the work will be smaller than 11"x14", and therefore under $100 each. I will have larger work, as well.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Also for FANTASTICON in Lansing April 29-30.
Can you tell who it is yet?

Just beginning...

I've started work on convention pieces...
...which I started 45 minutes ago...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Con Job

Alright,I'm trying a little more to get back into my art. I'm working on a commission painting, doing caricatures at various gigs, and at the end of April, I will be an artist at a comic convention called FANTASTICON. It's a chain of comic conventions that does different areas of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, I believe. I will be at the Lansing Fantasticon April 29-30th in the Lansing Bay Hotel & Convention Center.  I'll have some of my work on display and on sale, whilst, and at the same time, drawing caricatures, superhero and cartoon characters! You can find info on the event here .

Friday, March 10, 2017

I'm doing it


I will be competing in this art battle this month.
 In a 3 hour time frame, participating artists each create artwork to win the battle. It's all determined by votes from the people who pay at the door to attend ($20 that covers all you can eat drink). The final artwork then become parts of the silent auction.
Come show me some support in West Branch, MI!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's with heavy heart that I announce that word is Jack Nicholson is retiring from acting. I have been a huge fan of him and his work since my dad introduced me to "The Shining" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and even before that with, of course, 1989's BATMAN.
 I realize he has been acting for 60 years, and owes us nothing, but it doesn't stop me from being heartbroken. If I had the talent and memory to act, it would be because of Jack Nicholson.
  I've been drawing him since I was a teenager, and will continue to do so. I have a great deal of respect for the man, and the legend.
 (I'm still a hopeless dreamer, as I still dream of meeting him and giving him a drawing or painting).


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!
With a new year, I hope to do more here at Nuttall Art, including opening shop again for commission
artwork! With Valentine's Day coming in a month, what better way to show your loved one you care than a drawing! Original artwork shows more thought and lasts longer than flowers or chocolates! Contact me if interested and I can give prices (I charge by size).  Below I've posted ideas, like your loved one's pet(s), children, favorite musician, favorite actor, or even a drawing of you and your significant other!






Friday, December 30, 2016

Comic Shops are for the Young People, too

This has always been my feeling: if you're a kid and there is a comic book store where you live, it is required of you to go to said comic shop! It's not just superhero books; they have funny books, cartoon books, books based on movies and TV shows, toys, cards, collectibles, posters, original art, games, and more! Donald Duck, Rick &Morty, Avengers, The Flash, Pokémon, Angry Birds, Groo, My Little Pony, X-Men, Sherlock, Popeye, The Walking Dead, Back to the Future, and so much more!
 If you have a kid or kids, ages 6-19, take them into a comic book store! It won't hurt them or you!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wind beneath some wings here!

I was doing caricatures the other day and I ran into a young lady whom I'd met before, years ago. She and I spoke as I drew and waited for people to show interest. She told me, to my surprise, that when we met (she in high school at the time, and I had judged the student art show she was in), that I had inspired her to be a better artist.
   That's what it's about.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

First ArtPrize

After many years of shrinking away from entering ArtPrize, I decided to enter this year. I was under the impression that I would have the money to frame my artwork, travel to and from Grand Rapids (3 hour drive one way, which is a struggle right now) and lodging. After I officially enteted the competition, I found out the money I was planning on was not plausible and has left me in a lurch. I have also been told that those artists who do make it to the finals were artists who were with their artwork daily for weeks for the voting public to meet. I am a father of 3 working a part time job. I can't pay my bills, let alone get my artwork framed! It's because of these reasons that I started this funding campaign. Here's a link to the entry- http://www.artprize.org/64523

And here's the link to the fundraiser- https://www.crowdrise.com/funding-my-artprize/fundraiser/jasonnuttall

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hero worship envy

Wouldn't it be great to be an inspiration to someone? Have someone look up to you? Your own kids don't count. They're forced to look up to you by default.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dad

He always believed in my abilities. He always supported my choice to be an artist because he believed in my abilities.



July 13,1942-May 16, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Where I'll be next weekend!

I'll be in the Artist Alley at the Great Lakes Comic Convention at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan February 26 and February 27th, selling our book VIETMIME, doing Mime sketches, doing caricatures, cartoon and comic book characters, and enjoying the atmosphere ! Come visit! Our table, which will have a couple banners: one saying NutBerger Ink and the other saying Nuttall Art, is right on a corner section!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

COOOONNNNN!!!!!!

I will have a table in the Artists' Alley at the Great Lakes Comic Con February 26 and 27th in Warren, Michigan at Macomb Community College. I will be there with my collaborator for VIETMIME Tim Schaiberger, promoting (and hopefully selling) our Graphic Novella of the Mime. It's more novel than graphic, to introduce the world to the Mime (and with our time constraints, the best way to go right now).
  I will be doing sketches of Mime, caricatures, cartoon characters and super hero characters, as well as have some art prints to sell.  You can find info on the convention here, including directions, featured guests, ticket prices ( $10 daily) and other information!
I might even have the variant cover issue of POPEYE Comics Classics I did for sale!

Still alive!

It's been a LLOOOONNGGGG time since I posted, and I have some free time, so I thought I'd update.
  I'm still here.
  I still draw.
More to come as things develop.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

CORRECTION

We WILL be doing the GREAT LAKES COMIC CONVENTION in February in Warren, Michigan at Macomb Community College! I'll be doing caricatures (like below), commission drawings, cartoons, comic book heroes, etc. as well as pitching our book and what-not!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MIME COMING!!!

  My comic partner Timothy G. Schaiberger​ and I are planning to be in the Artist Alley of the 2015 Great Lakes Comic Con this coming February to preview our story (created in 2004). For those of you who know us, you know what I'm referring to. I want it to be a bit of a surprise. HOWEVER, we still need to get it printed/published in time for the convention, AND we need to reserve our table ($$). We're trying a different format just to get our story and character out while I work on the comic book format version. 
  I am offering my services as a cartoonist/caricature artist to raise the funds needed to achieve this long-awaited dream of ours. You can contact me here if you'd like a sketch of your favorite cartoon or comic book character or a caricature drawn.
  If you'd like a small preview of the story's premise, click here

Friday, September 4, 2015

My Quest For POPEYE

If any of you reading this know me, you know I am a life-long, hardcore Groo fan and Popeye fan. I've been drawing them since I was 7 years old. I read their books, collect what I can afford of their merchandise, etc. My lifelong dream (and I do have a few of those) is to professionally draw Groo and/or Popeye. Since Groo's creator Sergio Aragones and his cohort Mark Evanier have both voiced that if Sergio doesn't draw Groo, NOBODY does, I will never have the chance at the mendicant barbarian. But Popeye the Sailor has been published in recent years, beginning a regular new comic book series that unfortunately ended by its 12th issue, and then "Comic Classics" stories. These books are reprints of Bud Sagendorf's run on Popeye comics in the 50s on. Ok, so I can't draw a regular series. I tried and was not accepted. Well, the "Comic Classics" have variant covers to the issues, and have used artwork of professional cartoonists and fan art. FANTASTIC!!! I was sending samples and submissions since just before the new series began (I think it was 2011 or 2012) up until as recently as June. Nothing. I've been drawing Popeye since I remember drawing! I have studied him, the various E.C Segar creations as well as Sagendorf characters, and thought I represented the character well. That's what was looked for in the series, but I don't recall if I sent sequential art or not (sequential art is artwork that tells a story panel-to-panel or step by step, like a storyboard for a movie. THAT'S one of the biggest things editors and publishers look for in artists, not just art quality). But the variant covers wouldn't require sequential art! I love the character and try my best to show that through my illustrations. I don't want to veer from the classic style. Why mess with perfection (not my drawing of Popeye, the perfection that is Segar's characters)? Then I start to see the variants coming in for "Comic Classics" and they are WILD, abstract takes on Popeye. I find that I cannot do what they're looking for. I am not abstract. Don't get me wrong; I'm not bad-mouthing the covers that grace the covers. It's that they were NOT what I expected to see. The styles are beyond my wheel-house. I don't want to alter my vision of Popeye. I even TRIED to make some "wackier" styles, but they also were not accepted. I also can't get feedback. WHY am I not good enough? I've dreamed my entire life to draw for POPEYE, and when I was hipped to the news that the publisher was going to start a new POPEYE comic and they were looking for artists, I thought I'd be a shoe-in.
 You tell me, and I'm not looking to boost my ego, but what do you think? What is wrong with how I draw Popeye?