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Hey guys, It's been a while since I updated this thing because I didn't really have a good reason to do so. Don't really know how many of you
actually read this. But anyway! yesterday BOOM! studios announced their December solicitations announcing the book I'm doing for them called 
Eternal. It's a really cool SciFi book, I've been really having a blast working on it and I really hope that whoever of you who actually picks it up
likes it!  

Written by William Harms, art by me and Adam Metcalfe on colors. With crazy awesome covers by Frazer Irving.

Here's a lonk to December solicitations from BOOM! and a cool interview with writer William Harms about it.

www.newsarama.com/22149-boom-s…

interview with newsarama

www.newsarama.com/22134-explor…

Here's Frazer Irving's amazing cover for issue one! Get ready in december!!!

BOOM Eternal 001 A by GIO2286
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  • Reading: Super Crooks
  • Watching: Ruby Sparks (awesome movie)
  • Drinking: Water. Lots of it.
Hey guys!

Just wanted to give a heads up and tell everybody to check out this kickstarter project my buddy :iconj-wrig:
put together. It's called UnDead End and if you like zombie stuff, you'll get a kick out of it.

Jason is an amazing artist and I'm sure we'll see more of him in the future to come but it would be great if you could help
to make this book happen!

Here's the link to the kickstarter page www.kickstarter.com/projects/8…


I'm also gonna be doing my own plugs, I wanted to let everyone know that I'm gonna be in
Darkhorse presents #19 that will be out this December, so make sure you order or you get it
as it will be my first published stuff, under my name, at least.

The Story I did was for The White Suits wrote by my buddy :iconletterbox2k1:

Hope you guys don't hate the art too much if you pick it up, I Promise I'll redeem myself in the future!

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  • Listening to: Ennio Morricone, The good, the bad & the ugly
  • Reading: thieve of thieves.
  • Watching: breaking bad (again)
  • Drinking: Coffee. Lots of it.
Just wanted to thank all the new watchers for following my work and also to all the people who have been adding my recent work to favorites and commenting on it!
It is very well appreciated, It really makes me glad when you guys dig the work.

So thank you all, more updates to follow :)

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  • Listening to: Foo Fighters
  • Reading: Criminal
  • Playing: SF3
  • Drinking: coffee
Hey Folks!

Just wanted to drop this note here, wether you're attending or not, wanted to inform your guys that I'll be at the New York Comic Con this October the 13th through 16th, that's right all 4 days, at Atlas Incognita Booth #3045 with my fellow kubies, :iconmooneyham: :icontylerchampion: :iconlukeradl: and our fellow friend and writer :iconletterbox2k1:

We'll be promoting my friends books, Divine Intervention and Endless West #1 and previews of  some cool new stuff we have been working on, doing sketches, selling prints, the whole combo, so stop by and say hello! get a sketch or two, you know?



Also, want to apologize for the lack of art updates, but I've been working under some really talented fellows, which for me is more about the learning experience more than anything and I can't show anything or say whatever it is that I'm doing, but trust me, it's totally worth it. I'm really happy to be doing it and hopefully you guys will see the result in the future to come.

For more Info, Atlas Incognita's blog-------> www.atlasincognita.com/


See you all there!

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Hey guys, Ill be at the big apple con tomorrow at the Blue Hive Studios table until 4, with some original work for sale  which I'm basically trying to get rid off so it'll be on very very low prices. Also doing some sketches/commissions  and at the Kubert School booth from 4 to 6 pm, so come say hey if you're in the area!

Peace!

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Just wanted to share something with you guys, me and 3 other good friends from my class at school got a new blog going on that is called Brolaboratory!
This will have art featuring Josh Suarez :iconshinkusuarez88: Maxim Romanchak :iconmaxromanchak: Christopher Mooneyham :iconmooneyham: and myself.

If you've never checked these peeps stuff you should check it out!!! and even better now you get to see me and my fellow friends/artists mess around with stuff!!!

SO GO CHECK IT OUT!!! and i hope you dig!

brolab.blogspot.com/


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Hello people! to whoever is interested in reading this! i gave in and i got a twitter account, you can find me at gio2286 on twitter!

In other things, there's only 4 weeks before school ends and me and my classmates got some pretty important days ahead of us, with some pretty awesome people from DC comics. Can't say I'm not afraid for what is coming in the near future because i am but I'm excited at the same time. Time for the final stretch!

So i hope all of you are staying busy with your projects, and keep at it and if you fail, you must keep trying.

Peace!

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One good thing about following this blog: comictwart.blogspot.com/ is that i got to know a bunch of amazing artists i never knew about and it's really inspiring what they are doing. So today i was checking it out and found this guy's work: tomfowlersportfolio.blogspot.c…

Do yourself a favor and go there and check the awesomeness this guy reproduces.

And if you haven't seen the comic twart blog do it as well and check all the amazing artists up there if you need inspiration to get yourself going.

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Just created my own blog, JOY!
I'll be putting sketches and stuff over there and other cool stuff.
I guess i'll be putting stuff there that i won't post here, so if you want to check it out
here ya go!

gvalletta.blogspot.com/
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One of my friends at school got in to Zuda comics! so if you support me in any way please do support my friend as well!
He is a damn good artist and he really needs our support!

This is the link to his Deviantart page :iconcaptainsloth:

Here is the link to his Zuda submission, www.zudacomics.com/node/1531
So please! sign up witch is very very simple and vote for my homie!
You can also sign up here www.zudacomics.com/user/regist…

I know that if you read it you'll vote for him anyways :D

NOW GO AND VOTE FOR JOE!!!!
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So if you don't have Dave Johnson on your watch list (which you should) because he has some great stuff and
excellent artist, he posted this graffiti artist today that i wanted to share in case you didn't know.

mac-arte.blogspot.com/

You really need to peep that shit out, this guy is fucking amazing, i just can't believe the shit that he does with
spray paint and by hand with no digital stuff whatsoever.

Also looking forward to start my 3rd and last year at the kubert school, hope i can get the most out of it, and i'll see
you all (you know who you are) pretty soon.

I'm no pimp like other people here on DA, but wanted to thank everyone who stopped by the gallery to check my crap out,
so thanks for the +17k hits!

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Desperate times call for desperate needs, all the stuff on my gallery is for sale, so if you're interested, just send me a note!
I'm also taking commissions!

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I just came across this video, and i have to say, it's pretty fucking awesome.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3kyNG…
watch the whole thing you won't regret it.

peace!
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Just got back home for the summer, and i just want to say that i´ll be doing commissions , so hit me up if you´re interested!

Peace!

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  • Listening to: Cowboy beebop soundtrack
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  • Watching: just finished the second lone wolf and cub
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I just finish the second Lone wolf and cub movie, and i have to say, it's fucking awesome...!!  thank you Josh for letting me borrow the movies, i highly recommend it to everyone who loves samurai or samurai stories this is totally bad ass!

One of the things that makes me really happy about being in this place ( The Joe Kubert School, Dover New Jersey) is that now i'm getting to know, read and watch so many stuff that i was missing out, because, in my own country comic book shops never brought stories like batman year one, between many other great books that i've read being here, great stories that you MUST read if you want to be a good story teller!!! such a shame... there's not enough time in the day for all the stuff that i want to finish reading and movies i want to watch and all the stuff i want and i have to draw. Sleeping is pointless... such a waste of time.


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Yesterday i was thinking about how much i miss home and how much i miss my friends and all that, and the situation that i have here right now that i can't leave the country until i'm done with the school year, so i can't even spend my birthday with the people i most care about, or i can't be there for my true friends when they need me. Yesterday i got some really sad news... one of my friends brother died, he was only 19 years old and he had a heart attack. I was in shock, first of all he was so young and second of all the kid was a warrior fighting for his life, why? he had leukemia and he was fighting against trough out his whole life, he couldn't even live with his brother ( my friend) and with his mom because he needed special cares and his mom couldn't afford it so he was living with his uncles. One day my friend fernando told me his brother was cured and i was really happy i couldn't believe that there was someone who got cured of that..  but then he fell again, so they had to take him to chicago for a special treatment and all that, and he came back to venezuela and he was fine but then this happened... I really don't get why life it's so unfair sometimes, the kid was a good kid had good grades, good son, he was fighting his whole life and then something like this happens.. this is truly a shock to me and gets me really sad, first because i'm here and i can't be there for my friends, second another good one is gone. makes me think what if something like this happens to my little brother or any of my brothers i really don't know what i would do. I really wish i could run back to my venezuela right now even if i don't like how the situation is right now down there with the government and how chavez is turning it little by little like cuba, but i really wish i could see my friends and my family, i feel very lonely here sometimes because i feel that i don't have anyone i can count on and in the end it seems like i just have nothing i can hold to right here, no family no brothers nothing real that makes me think i have a true friend or something like that. Maybe it's just the way things are in this country that people really just don't give a fuck about anything or idk, but i guess i'm just going to focus all this towards my work, i've been slacking a lot lately because of how i've been feeling but not anymore i need to get back to do what i have to do!
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This past 2 or 3 weeks have been brutal, after all i had to go trough with the airports and visas or whatever... i had a lot of work to do for school... there was a lot of all nighters, pretty much every single day i stayed up all night working so i could finish all my assignments, why? couldn't do anything over the break, i had to spend time with family and it was christmas and also help my mom with a few things, but anyways, finally got everything done, i kept pushing and pushing so i could finally get over it, it was brutal, sometimes i wanted to throw up from lack os sleep and how tired i was, but everything got done and feels good to be done.

Now life is getting a little better with me, this friday we are going on a field trip to the society of illustrators and also! going to a james jean exhibit!. Next week there's the new york comic con, and all the people from the joe kubert school got free passes, why? because joe, adam and andy kubert are cool like that and they got us a sweet deal. I'm hoping to meet a lot of artist i look up to and get reviews over my stuff, not planning on submitting anything, i really think i'm not at that level yet, but i think it wouldn't hurt to get some reviews from professional artists!

After all that i think the week after the con we get a week off, which is awesome, i can get some decent rest and a lot of work done.

But, not everything is all good in the bullpen, we lost a soldier in the bullpen, :iconadamdemilner: will have to leave in two weeks and it's going to suck not to have this guy around, as annoying as he is sometimes he definitely brings the good times all around, idk if he gets pissed about it, but please go to his gallery, show some love to the true founder of the bullpen, and sick artist with a unique style!
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  • Drinking: V8 splash! strawberry kiwi! haha fuck
Well over the past couple of years i've had the friggin worst luck when it comes about to airports and planes in general. My flights get cancelled or they make me wait for x number of hours... sometimes the plane doesn't even has a friggin movie? what the hell? but yesterday, man, yesterday was the worst that could ever happen to me, yesterday i was coming back to jersey from break and start again school, and apparently something was wrong with my student visa or even worse the costume officer who attended me when i first came to jersey last august gave me the wrong information.
I have two kinds of visas, i have a regular tourist visa and a student visa, both of them for 5 years, so when i came to jersey in august the wire transfer to pay for school wasn't ready yet so i didn't have my i-20 form ( it's a form that the school gives you to let the customs officers know that you will stay a long time in the US to go to school and shit like that) so i didn't have the i-20 yet but i could get in as a tourist so i explained this to the officer and i told him that i would eventually get my i-20 so i asked, what should i do once i get it? should i go to a immigration office to change my status from tourist to student? what should i do? his answer was: do nothing, you'll be fine just hold on to your i-20 and it's all good, but no this information wasn't right... yesterday i found out that i had to get out of the country once i had my i-20 and then get back? or i needed another kind of student visa that is supposed to be for more than a year student program which is absurd because i got my student visa to last me for 5 years... so according to the officer yesterday, i had 5 months without using my student visa so it was useless now, on top of that apparently i was going to school illegal regardless i had my fucking i-20, so he was not going to let me in to the US and he was going to send me back to panama... FUCK... so he makes me wait there he wouldn't let me explain the whole thing he wouldn't let me fucking talk! because i had to let HIM talk... whatever i told him ok do what you have to fucking do i just don't fucking care anymore... so he makes me wait even longer and then he calls me again and he tells me that there's another way around it, that i had to pay 540$ so he could give me like a paper visa and my student visa was no longer valid... SO in my head i'm thinking why the FUCK didn't you say that before you made me wait all this fucking hours????? i didn't eat shit since 8:00 am and it was already almost 6 pm... so i had to pay 540$ and i can't leave the country until year is over or else i have to apply for a new student visa to get back again, so now i have to go to the US embassy again make an appointment pay the fee and get a new fucking visa... FUCK US CUSTOMS AND AIRPORTS, fuck sometimes i friggin hate this country with all this stupid shit, i'm just a fucking student who wants to draw comics one day and i have to go trough all this fucking bullshit and there you are with your portfolio at hand all your work and they treat you like it's a fucking bomb or you're a god damn terrorist, i really just wanted to blow up this fat stupid asshole PIG, who thinks is the fucking supreme being or something. "THIS FUCKING PEOPLE MAN" no hard feelings against them but i hope you all fucking die, and thank you for making my life so shitty at those times.

So if one thing i learned from all this don't ever trust airport people because they are the DEVIL! and to that officer who told me that in the first place, wish i knew your name mother fucker!! because really bad things could happen to you which i hope it happens.
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perspective...
makes your world look like this
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFEVQ7…
haha if you haven't seen that shit, watch it!!
pretty crazy heh?