Comic Show this Sunday and More From Broken Heart

This Sunday, February 22nd, I’ll be over at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Sci Fi expo at The Reef convention center in the Los Angeles garment district. The Reef used to be known as LA Mart and serves as a creative hub for design businesses.

The doors open at 10am, and The Reef can be found at 1933 South Broadway. Come check it out. John K of Ren and Stimpy will be there doing commissions and selling lots of collectables. They lined up a bunch of actors from the Power Rangers to sign autographs, and Joe Benitez will be there to promote his comic, Lady Mechanika. Go to http://www.comicbookscifi.com for more details.

The first part of success is showing up. Bringing a bunch of artwork doesn’t hurt either. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi

Once again, special thanks go out to Natuta Bagrationi, the official photographer for Antebellum, who got these great behind the scenes shots of the installation of Broken Heart.

Helping Jeff “Dalhmer” Hutchison on the ladder. This is what Jeff looks like when he’s not mummified and on display. Maybe we can work the ladder into the next show.

Rick Castro got a huge kick out of watching me on the ladder. I took extreme caution given I was assisting from the wrong side of the ladder, and he swears there was something about my body language as I carefully watched every move.

For me, this is one of the most important BTS shots from the exhibit. There are only a few photos of me actually doing the work in progress. You can see the list of exhibitors and details to my right, there’s also a set of numbers that correspond with the names to help figure spacing.

Gotta go! See you Sunday!

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Photos from Broken Heart Art Show at Antebellum

Natuta Bagrationi catches a photo of me by my artwork on your right. To the far right are photos by Blanket. That’s Hector De Gregorio’s digital artwork to your left.

So this is the third time my browser on the mac has crashed. It’s about time to take this over to the pc laptop. The Broken Heart group art show at Antebellum was great. There was a great turnout.

Admiring Hector’s digital artwork and my own pieces at the show. That’s Joey Rodriguez behind me. He’s standing next to a mask of Anubus. Photo courtesy of  Natuta Bagrationi.

Yes, I look ridiculous, and yes, it’s on purpose. I decided to get as silly as I could without breaking the bank or tearing the house apart looking for found art. I saw red beads at the craft store, and added some Mardi Gras beads from last year. I put a glitter clad heart ornament on my hat, and drew cracks across it with a sharpie.

That’s the new fetish art paddles, created just for this show. The paintings on the sides are by Gio Black Peter on maps of New York City, the burner up top has a portrait of a serial killer by Renfield, The photo is by Blanket, and there’s a new piece by Michael Manning from the Spider Garden storyline. I have no idea who did the red shoe and scrotum piece. The little pyramid is by the guy with the goatee you’ll see posing with Rick later. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

The paddles were a hit, and I got high praise for both my new and old pen and ink pieces.

Admirers corner Rick Castro for congratulations and praise. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

Two of my pieces did not make it to opening night. While I dream they sold right away, chances are they were moved to make room for Hector’s prints. I’m a little bummed. When I saw them online, I thought Hector’s pieces were oil paintings. They’re still pretty cool though.

Chatting up a couple of Antebellum patrons about the new fetish art paddles. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

Many kind thanks to Natuta Bagrationi, the official photographer of Antebellum gallery. I hoped to get some pics with my smartphone, but I couldn’t get the focus to work right, and to be honest, I didn’t know who was open to photos.

We are absolutely stunned by the appearance of an invisible smart phone. We of course use it to look at pornography. This guy next to me did the Egyptian masks and the little gold pyramid next to the paddles. I love his work. Can’t remember his name to save my life. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

Violet Talea, who did a stunning vocal performance that night, swore that she just had to buy one of the pieces and would be getting it at the Tea Salon this week. I’ll be absolutely tickled if she does.

Patrons are stunned to learn that Drake Labry is not just skilled in painting, but is an expert at Vulcan jazz hands. On the far right are some of his paintings on display. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

My kinky Valentine cards on Display next to P.J. Superior’s wood cut prints. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

That’s Jeff “Dahlmer” Hutchison on the floor in the white fabric bondage. He was bought by a nice Jewish couple from Florida. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

By the way, Rick has photos of when we did the installation. They’re very curious. http://antebellumgallery.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-installation-of-broken-heart.html

Rick Castro on the left with the guy who made Egyptian masks. Still can’t remember the guy’s name though. The huge painting in the background is by Drake Labry. Photo courtesy of Natuta Bagrationi.

Many kind thanks to Rick Castro and the staff of Antebellum. Many thanks once again to Natuta for providing photos. These pieces will be on display until March 4th, and you can visit Wednesday night for tea, or check out the gallery Thursday through Saturday 1-7pm. For details on location, artists, and Rick’s saucy blog posts, go to http://antebellumgallery.blogspot.com

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Webcomic Review: What the Hell is Girls With Slingshots!?

Girls With Slingshots, Birth of A Slingshot

So, if you’re following me on Twitter, but not clicking the links, you may wonder, what the hell is Girls with Slingshots? I actually had a huge write up done reviewing this strip, and the fantastic creator, Danielle Corsetto. Then, the whole thing crashed on me, including the saved drafts. Then I had to focus on the Antebellum art show, which photos will be coming soon. So while Sherry and I recover, enjoy!

Girls With Slingshots, Battery Operated Boyfriend

Thanks to Danielle, I know have Battery Operated Boyfriend in my vocabulary.

Girls With Slingshots appears to be just another in a long line of comic strips about drinking, dating, and drinking while dating. It’s the tale of Hazel and Jamie as they look for guys, debate their sexual preference, indulge in sex toys, and talk to cacti. I’ve checked on it occasionally, but nothing hooked me until around Thanksgiving of last year. Then I discovered Clairice.

Girls With Slingshots

I think I’m in love, in more ways than one!

Clarice just happens to be a librarian who paid for her masters by working the register at a porn shop and being a professional Dominatrix. She pops up frequently between drinking binges and relationship issues, and like much of the comic, is really cool.

Girls With Slingshots: Brony Play
Sherry and I have christened this strip “Brony Play!”

So, just as I got wrapped up in the strip, Danielle made the announcement she was going on sabbatical and taking a long break from the strip. She’s going back to school and chasing her dream to be a fine artist. Fear not! There are almost two thousand of her comics in archives. About once a week, I binge read some to catch up on the plot and dream of a world where my local librarian may have a copy of Pat Califia’s early works. Danielle also made the announcement that her staff will be remastering the older strips in color. I wish Danielle very well, but also eagerly await the day she has her Doonesbury moment and returns. Maybe, we’ll even see a Clarice action figure and be able to have her top Uncle Duke.

Girls With Slingshots: Pure Sex!

Actually, I’m just curious how many google hits we get off of the title “Pure Sex” for this image.

But enough, go to www.girlswithslingshots.com come for the occasional Femdom and sex toy jokes, stay for the relationships and characters you’ll fall in love with. Definitely check out the archives, you’ll be hooked.

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All Systems Go For V-Day Art Show, Broken Heart!!

Broken Heart poster in window of Antebellum in Hollywood

I made it! Eight pieces, including the poster we accepted into the group show, and I’m not showing them all here. If you want to see them all, come to the show *wink*

Alas, Kinky Foxes did not make it. I could not find the color piece in my archives and suspect I may have donated that piece to Threshold.

Don’t have much time to talk, but do have some close ups to show off.

Show poster for Broken Heart group show at Antebellum gallery

 

Valentine fetish art paddles drying after a spray of clear coat

Valentine fetish art paddles drying after a spray of clear coat

Come see them and more up close on Saturday!

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Getting Ready for V-Day Fetish Art Show

No time to talk right now, I hit the ground running Saturday to get ready for the art show and I skipped the Superbowl to focus on drawing and prep.

But up above is a preview of what’s in progress. Enjoy!

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Sgt. Castro’s Broken Heart’s Club Art Show

Kinky Foxes

I’m thinking of submitting this piece for the Valentine’s show. This furry piece was from the calendar series. The original is in colored pencil and framed.

I’m perplexed, and while that’s hardly new, the timing makes it difficult. Rick Castro’s Broken Heart group Valentine art show is coming up on February 14th at Antebellum Gallery in Hollywood.

Coming up with a new finished piece for the show has been difficult at best, and I don’t know if I’m going to make the deadline. I also don’t know if what I have will make the cut.

Dominatrix Valentine

I just realized these were not listed on Etsy. I just reactivated them. Worship this Mistress’ ass to purchase!

However, I can submit the V-day cards. While Rick isn’t big on prints, he does have a section dedicated to small stuff. That might work.

Ready or not, set the date! Saturday, February 14th is opening night at Antebellum, go to http://antebellumgallery.blogspot.com/2015/01/broken-heart.html for details.

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Bondage Art: 50 Shades of Green Arrow and Black Canary

Superhero Bondage: 50 Shades of Green Arrow and Black Canary

Honestly, I’d rather see their romance than 50 Shades of Grey. Click the pic to buy on Etsy.

Sorry for taking so long to update. A lot has been happening, and if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been doing a lot of updates on Etsy. 50 Shades of Green Arrow and Black Canary has been complete for some time, but getting a good scan or photo has been difficult until this morning.  This romantic fan art piece is now available on Etsy for $30.

I am pondering a spanking version of this to put on a paddle, but that will have to wait a little bit. And speaking of paddles, the prototype paddles are now on Etsy!!!

Catwoman in Bondage Paddle

Click Catwoman’s butt to purchase on Etsy

Muscle Leather Man in bondage on paddle

Click on the pic to buy on Etsy

Pink sissy submissive in bondage paddle

A bargain at $10! To buy, spank the sissy’s butt with your pointer.

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Is Sister Sin Femdom Metal?

What the hell is a music review doing on a Fetish art site!? Well, read below.

Don’t let my trademark cowboy hat fool you. Anyone that knows me knows I’m a metal head at heart. Whether doing the driving gig, or staying up late drawing Dommes and subs, I thrive on high energy music that raises the hair on the back of your neck and guns the heart like a hemi.

So, it’s a little ironic as I’m winding down before bed, and I’m exploring the music video clips on MUZU.com, that I find the thumbnail for a video featuring what looks like a hot, uniform-clad Dominatrix.

You know me! Of course I’m going to click it!

Then the video proceeded to kick my ass, and I couldn’t get the song out of my head.

The song is called Chaos Royale, it’s by a band called Sister Sin and fronted by Liv Jagrell. The guitar work is classic metal, with a damn good hook that gets your attention, but it is Jagrell’s voice that drags you into the dungeon and won’t let go.  The anthem style guitar work, machine gun drums, and vocals with the power of a shotgun, but the bite of a whip power a metal sound I haven’t heard since the 80′s. It is damn fucking good.

It’s the first time I’ve wanted to call a band Femdom metal. Sister Sin has been around for over 10 years, but if you haven’t heard them before, it may be because they’re from Sweden and have been making the moves on the US market for about six years. With lyrics like Now the whole world is my personal bitch! their uncompromising classic metal style won’t be on a mainstream radio station anytime soon. Which is a pity, because Sister Sin is exactly what mainstream rock stations like KLOS and KROQ need in order to refresh their listenership.

But let’s get back to the lyrics, and why Sister Sin is getting love from a BDSM art site. If Liv Jagrell’s dominating voice doesn’t inspire you right into submission, her lyrics might. Chaos Royale is Jagrell’s anthem of world domination, raising an army to serve at her beck and call. Fight Song includes Pray that God forgives, because I don’t! This is Femdom music if I ever heard it. Jagrell dresses the part as well. Her wardrobe includes a leather bra studded with spikes, military uniforms, fishnets, corset belts, and you’ll find her studded gloves wielding a big whip. Goddamn, this just warms my kinky heart!

I seriously doubt this is going to replace typical scene music you can flog and whip to, but don’t be surprised if many Dommes embrace Sister Sin as their personal soundtrack. Subs from around the world should be bowing to her greatness.

Chaos Royale is on Sister Sin‘s latest album, Black Lotus. You can find them on iTunes, but go to www.SisterSin.com for CD’s, t-shirts and even vinyl albums. If you’ve been long disappointed by the metal of the 90′s and the millennium, Sister Sin will restore your faith in metal!

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Comic Show Recovery

Pic of the booth at the Los Angeles Science Fiction and Comic Show. Taken with my new smart phone. I’m still getting used to using the camera feature.

I’ve been meaning to post for two days now, but it is almost as if life keeps pulling me away from the sketchpad and the computer to update.

Sunday’s comic show went ok. I delivered the paddle, and they loved it! I sold a few cards and stickers, but what I was really proud of is the progress I’ve made in the display. The manager of the event didn’t recognize the booth. It was very different from when I exhibited last January.

Important to note is the expo has scheduled for next month, February 22, at “The Reef” convention center at 1933 S. Broadway, about a mile north of USC. It’s a big Power Rangers show with additional guests Robbie Rist and Holly Fields. Artist Joe Benitez of Lady Mechanika will also be there, and he may be worth looking into.

The biggest problem I had was two people asked me to draw their comics. I had to explain that while doing a commission is easier, focusing the time to do a full comic right now and do the driving gig isn’t going to happen. The good news is of the people making the request was more professional about it, and asked if I could do a cover. I agreed that would be easier and more realistic.

I’ve got no problems doing a comic, and I get these requests on occasion. It’s the time management that is the hardest problem. I’m getting some of the fetish art pieces done on down time, or after work, that’s easier. But dedicating a solid 4-8 hours a day to artwork is not going to happen as long as I have the driving gig.

But enough rambling, I’ll have good news later, including something you’ve just gotta see!

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Comic Show, Kind Thanks To FemdomArtists, and Cafe Press Reveal

It is an insanely busy day as I’m trying to get ready for the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction show tomorrow. I have to bring the paddle, sort through artwork. I just packed the display into the car. I’m not planning any special reveals tomorrow, just to bring my artwork and work on some pieces.

Femdom snow woman and subbie at Cafe Press

This is still available as an ornament at Cafe Press. Click the artwork to order.

Special thanks go out to Richard from Femdom Artists for his repost of the kinky snow folk artwork at http://www.femdomartists.com/femdom-humor/dominatrix-snow-woman. I completely forgot he posted this last year, and it made for a reminder about Cafe Press. I’ve been gradually revamping the Fetish Artist Cafe Press site this month.

While working on the Cafe Press site, I decided to order a night shirt. I’ve wanted some night shirts for several reasons. They do appeal to my cross-dressing side. They’re comfortable, and you can actually hide some really saucy stuff under them. I ordered a shirt with the Zero-G BDSM artwork on it, and it came in the mail today.

Femdom art night shirt: Sci Fi Dominatrix

A full view of the night shirt (I had to fold under the bottom). We’ll have to wait until later for how it looks on a model :-)

While I’ve had the site for about a decade now, I haven’t ordered stuff from them for years. It was a great way to check what the quality is like. I was under the impression that they used iron-on t-shirt transfers, but was impressed at how deep the print actually was. This may still be a heat transfer, but it looks much more sturdy than I imagined or remembered.

I wanted to do an unboxing for you, but it was wrapped in a simple grey plastic envelope with just a receipt. While plain, it is a relief not to get a fist full of coupons and ads asking I buy more stuff like other places do. A couple of freebies like a sticker or card would be nice though.

Femdom Art Night Shirt

Click the artwork to order your own Zero G BDSM night shirt

Like anything printed on a t-shirt, the line art is a little cloudy, but much more detailed than I expected. You can see how well the cross hatching held up. I wish Cafe Press offered a night shirt in white, but they only have grey and pink. I’m not big on pink, maybe pink would work with one of he V-day pieces.

By the way, by buddies at the teamsters have been pressuring me to get a smart phone for years now. I promised that as soon as the contract was ratified, I’d buy one. Tomorrow marks my first day with a Samsung Galaxy 4. I still have a little sticker shock, but will be test driving it at the comic show and will try to post to twitter and facebook. Word has it there is even a Fetlife app. Please wish me luck.

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