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Friday, December 16, 2011

My Art on THE SCIENCE CHANNEL!! "Meteorite Men" & Ridley Scott's "Prophets of Science Fiction"


Can't post a video or art just yet, but currently if you watch "Meteorite Men" you'll see my work. I did the art for the intro. Meteorites crashing, space, Earth, Kansas, the logo, all painted by me and animated by Jared Flynn. It's odd how many episodes are in Kansas. I moved away from Kansas to work on a show set in Kansas. :D

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And what I'm working on now is Ridley Scott's "Prophets of Science Fiction" where my comic book style art is animated. Currently doing the Isaac Asimov episode so expect to see some robots. Future episodes: George Lucas, Gene Roddenberry, and more!



Thanks for checking it out!

How did this happen? Well, one day I was driving down a calm street in South Portland, Maine and saw a couple of guys with a camera. I used to be one of those guys running around with my friends with a camera, and I didn't know anyone in Maine yet, so I decided to stop and say hi and see what they were working on. They pointed at the little brick building across the street and said they work for Lone Wolf Documentary Group. I went into the building and saw posters for shows I'd watched on Science, History, Nova, Discovery and more! So, I chatted with them, let them know what I do, and said if any opportunities came up for art, let me know. They said they were definitely interested and that some of their programs were going to have motion comic style stuff because that was starting to be a trend on those types of shows. So, after a couple of years chatting back and forth and working on some small things that didn't come to fruition, they asked me to do Meteorite Men and right after that, the producer for Lone Wolf moved to LA and started working for Science Channel. He remembered my work and asked me to do Prophets of Science Fiction.

What's my point? What I learned from this reinforced something I've always felt. Opportunity can be ANYWHERE, so never shy away from it and always keep an eye open! Also, stick with something even if nothing is happening YET. Plant the seeds and a tree might just grow from it later. Who knows where THIS could lead me now!




Tuesday, October 04, 2011

My Mad Scientist art turned into a JACK-O-LANTERN!!

This is so awesome!!! Pumpkin artist Tony Higgenbotham carved my Mad Scientist drawing into a pumpkin!!! I've never seen a technique like his! Looks like a painting! Go check out his Tony's Pumpkin Carving Art Gallery Really amazing stuff on there! Hulk, Yoda, Dexter, tons of stuff!







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Thursday, September 29, 2011

VIDEO: "Let Me Fall" Animated Comic Music Video - Art by ME! - for the band "keep you honest"

GEARS OF WAR 3 - DeviantArt Contest Entry for $10,000!



My wife, Renae and I did this SUPER fast right before the deadline cutoff and minutes after finishing work on Anne Rice's "Servant of the Bones" #4 for IDW Publishing AND shortly after midnight marking Renae's BIRTHDAY!. The grand prize is $10,000 ... so, yeah hope that works out. There are people who clearly spent months on theirs though, so... wishful thinking! :D

Pencils: Renae De Liz
Colors: Ray Dillon

Friday, September 23, 2011

VIDEO: Todd Mcfarlane w/ Tyrese Gibson! - Some of the simplest, but most powerful drawing advice ever!


This is one of the simplest but most powerful drawing advice ever! Really makes a difference in your pages!

Featuring art by Tone Rodriguez, who is the man! :D

Thursday, September 15, 2011

CLOWN from SPAWN!

This came pouring out of me in 20 minutes as a warm-up sketch! No kidding. I love the Spawn comics. It's where I got my start reading and drawing. Clown is awesome. I haven't really drawn him since I was a kid. Whew! Didn't realize I had this sitting inside me. I think I'll have to do more Spawn universe art.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

[VIDEO] "All Ghoul's School" Official Teaser Trailer (IDW) - I drew for this!

I drew a chapter of this graphic novel for IDW Publishing! Check it out!


Written by Marc Sumerak - Illustrated by Dave Bryan, Ray Dillon, & Eric Merced - Colored by Hi-Fi

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Coast City Comic-Con Poster!

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Done for Coast City Comics & The Coast City Comic-Con Nov. 12-13 here in Portland, Maine! I hope a lot of you creators and fans will come join us there! Poster turned out pretty cool and there is a dang dog-cyborg! Nothing cooler than that. Nothing. Look at his little hangy dog legs.

Art by Ben Bishop
Colors by Me.


Monday, September 05, 2011

"Seeing Grandma" Flash Fiction & Audio

I read my story "Seeing Grandma" a flash fiction exercise. (mp3)

“Seeing Grandma”
By Ray Dillon

I can only skip through the foggy forests of memory to get to grandmas house, and it hurts to realize I can lay out the exact floor plan of her warm home in my mind’s eye, but not the details of her warm face. While I could tell you roughly how many steps it would take to cross her screened-in porch with grass-green carpet to enter her front door, I can only offer a vague shape of her head; and on that short, pear head is not the expression of happiness and love but the feeling of it wavering in front of smooth skin where a face should be. Eyes, nose, mouth, all blink in and out, but never long enough for my eyes to process. The single detail of her I can actually envision is the drastically sagging skin of her arms that scared me at first but now pull me into the memory of her joking about it and making me laugh. She always made me laugh. She made everyone laugh. I can recall the concept of her smile as infectious. Perhaps when she smiled her rosy cheeks stood out and her eyes became crescents, but I can only speculate.

We moved away. She died a year later. I was 10.

She left the Earth and what remained was a shell of her house that was later demolished leaving no trace of her in reality. But the golden ethereal holograms of that time I took a nap in her bed, and the brick walkway to my favorite tree, and Neapolitan ice cream, and safety, and love, and her arms around me only intensify with time.
The End
I would love to hear your thoughts and I would love it if you joined in and wrote your own story to the prompt of "Grandma's Memory." It would be even cooler if you recorded your own AudioBoo so I can listen to you read it.

Thanks for lookin'!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GREEN LANTERN / PILCHER FAMILY COMIC BOOK COVER - Digital Commission!

This is a drawing for some old school chums of mine who got married and now have a family (and I think that's wonderful! :D), Tom & Jessica Pilcher! I love doing pieces like this so much! So special! For info on how YOU can get a similar commission, go here!

Pencils, Inks, Colors, & Logos by ME!
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~Ray

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

2 New TMNT: Dawn of the Ninja Turtles Painted Pages!



TMNT:DOTN Twitter
TMNT:DOTN Facebook (3,333 fans & counting! Your support helps!)
TMNT:DOTN Official Blog!

Written by Jeremy Fiest - Blog - Twitter - Facebook
Produced by Luke Keith - Site- Twitter - Facebook
Painted by ME (whoever THAT is)

We have this book in the hands of ALL of the people that can make it official, and they're behind us, but might need a bit more convincing. THE FANS can make this happen! If you like what we're doing, and want to hold this book in your hands, let the world know it! Spread the word all over the web, conventions, anywhere you think might help. If they hear 20,000 or a MILLION of us screaming DAWN OF THE NINJA they'll hear it!!! Thanks so much for your support!

IDW PUBLISHING now has the rights to do TMNT comics! Let them know you want to see DOTN at IDW!!

~Ray

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Womanthology on Kickstarter!

Please support this project managed by my wife, Renae De Liz! Thank you!! Help 140+ women get published, proceeds go to charity, featuring some of the industries most iconic female creators!



Go here--> WOMANTHOLOGY ON KICKSTARTER!!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Old Vampire Warrior Painting

Been struggling to paint all day, trying to get work done, took a break and started paint-doodling on this and it came out REALLY fast (about 20 minutes) and got my painting hand working again! Sometimes you gotta just take a break and inspire yourself!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

2nd ANNE RICE Comic Book Cover! "Servant of the Bones"

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Penciled by Renae De Liz, inked/colored by me, Ray Dillon. Published by IDW. Pre-order now!
Cover to issue #1:



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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Frankenstein!

Inspired by the awesome news that Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson are doing a new book "Frankenstein, Alive, Alive!" for IDW Publishing!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Charlamange: King of Franks, Emperor of Romans, Wearer of Beard!


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Preview of a short I'm illustrating for a book called "BRASS TEAPOT" created by Tim Macy and Ramaa Mosley Visist: www.BrassTeapot.com

To learn more about Charlamagne, GO HERE! I'll update this post as I get clearance to. Stay tooned!

Monday, April 25, 2011

TMNT: Dawn of the Ninja Page! New FIGHT SCENE!

DawnOfTheNinja.com

TMNT:DOTN Twitter
TMNT:DOTN Facebook (3,257 fans & counting! Your support helps!)
TMNT:DOTN Official Blog!

Written by Jeremy Fiest - Blog - Twitter - Facebook
Produced by Luke Keith - Site- Twitter - Facebook
Painted by ME (whoever THAT is)

We have this book in the hands of ALL of the people that can make it official, and they're behind us, but might need a bit more convincing. THE FANS can make this happen! If you like what we're doing, and want to hold this book in your hands, let the world know it! Spread the word all over the web, conventions, anywhere you think might help. If they hear 20,000 or a MILLION of us screaming DAWN OF THE NINJA they'll hear it!!! Thanks so much for your support!

IDW PUBLISHING now has the rights to do TMNT comics! Let them know you want to see DOTN at IDW!!

~Ray

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pinups: Elizabeth & Demon!


For Jonathan Lock for his comic book project! I'll have to get his links and repost them here. The character designs for this book are KILLER! And the story is also very intriguing. I can't wait to see how this book progresses!

--> Get a Commission from me! YOUR favorite character, person, animal, monster, etc!

~Ray

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

MARVEL: Captain America vs. Red Skull Pg.1!

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A Marvel sample page and the first comic book page in a LONG time that I've penciled with an actual pencil on paper instead of digital. What do you think? Thanks to my amazing wife, Renae De Liz for helping me work this page out.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

TMNT: Dawn of the Ninja Page! New & Action-Packed!

New painted page from Chapter 1 of the fan-based graphic novel TURTLES: DAWN OF THE NINJA, a gritty, realistic approach to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Follow for more! And visit the DOTN website: http://www.DawnoftheNinja.com

TMNT:DOTN Twitter
TMNT:DOTN Facebook

Written by Jeremy Fiest - Blog - Twitter - Facebook
Produced by Luke Keith - Site- Twitter - Facebook
Painted by ME (whoever THAT is)

We have this book in the hands of ALL of the people that can make it official, and they're behind us, but might need a bit more convincing. THE FANS can make this happen! If you like what we're doing, and want to hold this book in your hands, let the world know it! Spread the word all over the web, conventions, anywhere you think might help. If they hear 20,000 or a MILLION of us screaming DAWN OF THE NINJA they'll hear it!!! Thanks so much for your support!

IDW PUBLISHING now has the rights to do TMNT comics! Let them know you want to see DOTN at IDW!!

~Ray

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Our New Project: ANNE RICE's "SERVANT OF THE BONES!!"


Drawn by my wife, Renae De Liz! Inks & Colors by Yours Truly!

NEW ADAPTATION OF SERVANT OF THE BONES COMING IN AUGUST
IDW Partners With Best-Selling Author Anne Rice to Release New Comic Book Series

San Diego, CA (April 1, 2011) — IDW Publishing is proud to announce a new partnership with best-selling author Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire, Queen of the Damned), kicking off with a new six-issue adaptation of Servant of the Bones
. Rice, the creator of fantastic worlds filled with vampires and witches, takes fans back to the time of Isaiah and Jeremiah, and the destruction of Solomon’s Temple, to tell the story of Azriel, the Servant of the Bones.
“This is an exciting adaptation! IDW has certainly chosen the finest artists and writers for this project,” said Rice. “The script is marvelous. Renae De Liz’s penciling has captured my characters exquisitely. Ray Dillon’s colors are alive and gorgeous. This Servant of the Bones adaptation is perfect!”
IDW’s adaptation of Servant of the Bones will be written by Mariah McCourt, with art by Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon.

This opulent tale will take readers from ancient Babylon to modern day New York City, from the madness of fanaticism to the peace of faith. Once again Anne Rice fans will be able to enjoy her talent in delivering melancholic and psychologically charged moods through this newly adapted version of one of her most recognized works.

In Servant of the Bones, Azriel is an immortal spirit who is bound to the gold-encased bones of his mortal body. Throughout the story, he struggles to understand whether he is a ghost, genie, demon or angel. He shares his story with the reader as he travels from an ancient Babylon of royal plots and religious upheavals to Europe during the Black Death and on to the modern world in New York City. Amidst the towers of Manhattan, he finds himself in confrontation with his own human memories and the dark forces that have sought to condemn him to a life of evil and destruction.

Servant of the Bones is a deeply layered, lush, and lyrical story. It’s visually rich, compelling, and asks the really big questions about life, love and death,” said IDW editor Mariah Huehner.
“We’re very excited to be working with Anne Rice, one of the most prolific writers of this generation, and we just hope we can do the story the justice it deserves. Getting to work with Renae DeLiz and Ray Dillon, the remarkable team behind The Last Unicorn, assures me that we can.”

SERVANT OF THE BONES #1 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available August 2011.


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~Ray

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Christmas in London

Pencils/Inks/Colors by Me. Horror comic. unreleased title.











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