Thursday, December 03, 2009

I'm in this amazing movie trailer!

Oh, this movie... what a ... movie.

Worked on this years ago. At :36 sec you can see side of my head. And the ibook is mine. Me and my iBook are famous in this famous movie that you've all heard of.

Want my autograph? Gimme dollar

PURE MOTIVATION: Steve Jobs (CEO Apple/Pixar) speaks from his heart!!

I had no idea he'd gone through so much to get where he is. Incredible story! Deserves all the success! SO motivational!

Friday, November 20, 2009

PREVIEW: Peter S. Beagle's "The Last Unicorn" - IDW

A comic book adaptation of the classic novel. Also made into an animated feature in 1982. Drawn by my wife, Renae De Liz, who was highly inspired by the movie as a kid. Inks/Colors by me.

More info:

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

PREVIEW: Jennifer Love Hewitt's Music Box - IDW

I am coloring Music Box #3 and inking/coloring Music Box #4 over my wife's pencils. Here is a preview of our issue together:

Renae is an incredible artist. I love working with her. Couldn't be a luckier man. Visit her site here:

I will have more previews soon, so keep tuned in!

And for more info on Jennifer Love Hewitt's Music Box, visit IDW's site:

Share this and help my wife and I build our careers together! :o)


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

VIDEO: The Wolfman Trailer #2

Oh, WOW!! This looks amazing! This might end up being my favorite movie ever!

You see, I'm a HUGE werewolf fan. Always have been. Thought I WAS a werewolf at one point in my childhood, thank you go movies like "An American Werewolf in London" having incredible transformation scenes.

Well, this looks like they took the werewolf seriously! I hope it's as good as the trailer.

Also, I'm working on a werewolf comic book with Nightmare World creator Dirk Manning. SO, this is a huge inspiration and pumps me up to get some pages done and get the thing published.


The Wolfman Trailer #2

Trailer Park | MySpace Video

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lost Kansas house & moving to Maine?!

Well, things just didn't work out with timeline, the requirements, the sellers, and the lenders. We had the option to extend the contract a few more months, but didn't want to be in this situation again with a 1 month newborn baby, so we opted to just move.

We looked at local houses, but couldn't find anything decent and the idea of living in the same town as our lost home and seeing other people buy it was heart-breaking. Plus, we figured, if we were going to have to leave our son's school district and pay more in rent for less in the same town, we could start looking for possibilities in other towns. We looked at Overland Park, KS, but then began to wonder about something outside of Kansas altogether. While Kansas is a nice place, there really isn't much left here for us. We don't want to backstep, and we don't really want to make a lateral move. If we are forced to make a move, we want to move UP!

So, we are currently looking at Portland, Maine. That might seem like a drastic change in direction, but it makes a lot of sense. A place that has frequent White Christmases, an Art Scene, is near the ocean, has forests, great schools, great stores and culture, great dining, and just about everything we could hope for. It's also close to NYC (publishing companies), Boston, Baltimore, Canada, and lots of big comic book conventions. Closer to airports. It's a place for our children to live a richer life. It's safer. And, surprisingly, is not that much more expensive than we're paying now. Just an overall better quality of life.

We found there were more reasons for us to leave KS than to try to stay in the house, even if we were in love with it. So, we're looking at this as an opportunity for us to move on to bigger and better things rather than dwell in the sadness of losing our home.

Thank you to everyone who cared enough to listen. If you'd like to still help, every order or donation will now be helping us to make our move and get settled in a new place in Maine. Maybe it will all turn out to be for the best. Might be a blessing in disguise.

If you're new to the site and have no idea what I'm talking about, read the previous blog and go to this webpage:

Thank you all so much for your caring and support. It means the world to us!

~Ray, Renae, Tycen, Baby Belly, Indiana Jones (dog), Olivia & Aubrey (cats)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Please HELP Our Family Keep Our Home!

My Wife and I are both comic book artists. We're in a rough spot with the home we currently live in and need your help! We have a 6-year old boy, and another baby boy on the way in February.

This isn't just donations, this is a chance to get original artwork or have us work on your projects. We've worked for IDW, Image, Archie, Topps, Upperdeck, film and gaming companies, and more. We just need help getting over a hurdle so we can stay on track.

Please, go to the following link and read what the situation is. Any help is greatly appreciated! If all you can do is spread the word, that would be wonderful!!

Thank you so much for your help!!! Our family thanks you!


And please help spread the word!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Our Baby Registry!

My wife, comic artist Renae De Liz and I have finally gotten around to doing a Baby Registry. Our baby boy is due in February. We don't have family to help, and being a freelance artist is a struggle! So, any help you're willing to give is GREATLY appreciated.

Please go to this link: Our Baby Registry!



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Printed Sketchbook #1

Hi, everyone-

Here is the cover to my first ever printed sketchbook:

8 1/2" x 5 1/2" - 28 pages - B&W interiors - Cover printed on a golden parchment

- This book includes sketches, sequential comic pages, and digital paintings of all styles. It even has a photograph evolution of me on the inside cover. ;o)

- Back Cover: Left blank with a border for personalized sketches! The back cover is also a golden parchment, perfect for adding those white, gold, and silver highlights.

Back Cover Sketches: The back is blank with a small border for doing original sketches. Black and white is $15.00, full-color is $30. Or you can just by the book for $7 (add $2 to each for shipping). Please allow at least a month or two for the sketches to be completed. I have to attend the San Diego Comicon and finish some comics projects in addition to these sketches.

You can purchase a sketchbook with Paypal or Credit Card by clicking the buttons down below. Please include your full name, shipping information, email, and details of the sketch.

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Ray Dillon Sketchbook #1
+ COLOR back cover sketch

$30.00 + shipping

Ray Dillon Sketchbook #1
+ BLACK & WHITE back cover sketch

$15.00 + shipping

Ray Dillon Sketchbook #1
- NO back cover sketch

$7.00 + shipping

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If you have any questions, please post them here or email me at

Thank you all so much for your continued support. I really appreciate it.

Have a great day!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Sketchbook: Dragon, Brainy Guy, Creature

Some new images from the ongoing sketchbook. I try to keep these all within 15 minutes as warm-ups and cool-downs.

To see more, visit my website and scroll down to the slideshow!

Thanks fer lookin'!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Illustration Friday "Welcome"

My entry for this week's Illustration Friday drawing prompt. The topic was "Welcome." I don't know where this guy is welcoming you to or what his intentions are, but there he is and here you are.

Haven't kept up with Illo Friday for a while. Hope to keep it up.

Thanks fer lookin'!


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Zombie Graphic Novel

Pages from a new graphic novel I'm illustrating. More news and specifics to come.

Thanks fer lookin'!


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Thor, Punisher, Hulk, & more!

I'm adding a few more sketch images to my blog here. I have a lot of them and haven't kept up with my blog lately. Best way to see everything is to follow me on Twitter: or on Facebook:

For a list of my full ongoing sketchbook, go to this directory:

Tools: Photoshop CS & Axiotron Modbook Apple tablet PC:






Thanks fer lookin'!


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

{VIDEO} Bearded Brownie Speed Painting

Final Image:

Full-Size Image:

Subscribe to get updates on the rest of the videos in this mythological creature series!

This is part 3 of a series of time elapsed speed paintings that will be popping up on my channel over the next several weeks. The paintings are for a MySpace game created by

This is created in Photoshop CS using the Axiotron Modbook Apple Table PC. 600pixels x 600 pixels to be displayed at 200 pixels x 200 pixels.

You can also follow me on Twitter:

Thanks fer lookin'!

Also, I love beards.


{VIDEO} Baba Yaga Monster Speed Painting

This is part 2 of a series of time elapsed speed paintings that will be popping up on my channel over the next several weeks. The paintings are for a MySpace game created by

This is created in Photoshop CS using the Axiotron Modbook Apple Table PC.

And here's the final image:

Subscribe to get updates on the rest of the videos in this mythological creature series!

Thanks fer lookin'!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Disturbing Commission

Commission from Heroes Con 2007 for Paolo Belfiore of Cadence Comic Art. Awesome dude doing awesome things for awesome artists, go check it out:

Forgot I'd drawn this. Kinda grosses me out. ;o)

Tools: Prismacolor ink liners and Copic markers.

Thanks for lookin'!


{VIDEO} Wendigo Monster Speed Painting

This is part 1 of a series of time elapsed speed paintings that will be popping up on my channel over the next several weeks. The paintings are for a MySpace game created by

This is created in Photoshop CS using the Axiotron Modbook Apple Table PC.

And here's the final image:

Thanks fer lookin'!


Sunday, March 01, 2009

New ongoing digital sketchbook!

Haven't updated in quite a long time, but I've been working a lot. Been doing more with MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, etc.

Some Updates:

. I've got a new computer, an Axiotron ModBook, which is basically an Apple Tablet PC. I draw directly on the screen now. It's amazing!

. I'm on Twitter now if you want the fastest random thoughts from me ever! ;o)

. Because of the portability of the ModBook and ease of use (basically feels like carrying around a sketchbook) I've begun doing 15 minute warm-up sketches. I'll post a couple below, but to keep fully updated with them, add me on MySpace, Facebook, or DeviantArt, or join the forums.