Saturday, March 29, 2008

Congratulations to the Buckmaster!!

Undercoverfish renaissance man and professional night owl JJB Buckmaster won Honorable Mention at ARTSWorcester’s SHIFTING GEARS last night for his piece!!

Congrats Jamie!! It’s a great piece and deserved the award it got!!

If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend the opening last night, the show will be running until May 9th. You can go in during ARTSWorcester’s usual hours to check out the work on display. Log onto ARTSWorcester to see when the gallery is opened:

www.artsworcester.org

Friday, March 28, 2008

Shifting Gears- Worcester 1898

If you happen to have nothing to do on a Friday night and live in the Worcester area, why not come out to SHIFTING GEARS-WORCESTER 1898 tonight March 28th from 6pm till 9pm!! The show is taking place at ARTSWorcester's Aurora Gallery on 660 Main Street. I have a piece in the show along with two friends of mine Andy Fish and Veronica Hebard.

ARTSWorcester always puts on a great show, so why not spend your evening with some very talented artists from the Worcester area.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

My April Art Classes are available for enrollment!!

Have a child that really enjoys to draw? Well, sign them up for one of my classes during WAM's APRIL ART WEEK!! To view my current listing, cut and paste the address below:

https://educationreg.worcesterart.org/ShowSchedule.awp?&Search=INSTRUCTOR&Target=Njk2OTY=%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20&Title=Courses%20Taught%20by%20Bret%20Herholz

Monday, March 17, 2008

Comic Con was fantastic!!

I had such a great time at the Boston Comic Con this year. And I would like to thank everyone who came out to see Andy, Veronica, Jamie and myself at the event!! I cannot wait to do the next even Bedrock Comics puts on in Boston!!

Video clips from the show will be coming very soon. Including my conversation with the Joker. Who happens to be a huge fan of the Black Widow. As you know, he has a thing for blondes ;-)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Buckle up, space cadets!! It's time for Boston Comic Con!!

I will be appearing along with fellow Undercoverfish artists Andy Fish, Veronica Hebard and Jamie Buckmaster!!

The Boston Comic Con is coming back! This time around we are pleased to announce that our special guest will be none other than comic legend Carmine Infantino!

Boston Comic Con
Sunday March 16th
10am-5pm

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA
corner of Berkeley & Stuart St.

$8 Admission
children under 10 free

The Boston Comic Con will be even bigger than before! Guest comic book artists! Toys and collectibles! New and old comic books! Superhero memorabilia! Check out the bottom of this page for more info.

For parking and transportation information, please visit the Back Bay Events Center website. Discounted validated parking is available at 100 Clarendon St.

For more information about the show and other artists involved, log onto their website at:

www.bostoncomiccon.com

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Coming soon!! The Adventures of Polly and Handgraves!!

Well, after several months of research, gathering of reference material scripting, penciling, inking and now Rori working dilligently on grayscale as we speak, here's a promo for my upcoming graphic novel:



Unlike the Black Widow, this will be a straightforward murder/mystery (of course it will have my usual dry sense of humor) featuring Polly Plum and her valet Montgolfier Handgraves. And the murder takes place right here in Worcester County.

At the moment, I'm waiting to get the pages back from Rori. Once I have, I will be adding dialogue to it and then it will be ready to submit.

So, stay tuned...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Young man, you'll find as you get older, you can't burn the candle at both ends.

Well, a mix of losing an hour of sleep on Saturday and doing a 12:30am radio show has me completely whipped!! In my younger days I was able to do all nighter projects and not be too wrecked in the morning. I recall a couple occassions in college where I pulled an all nighter at the student newspaper with my good buddy Aaron to get an issue done (going home when it's getting light out is a strange experinece) and there were several school projects which Rori and I would burn the midnight oil finishing.

Or even an all night Doctor Who fest with Bryan.

But not anymore. My brain hurts!!

With that said, I would like to thank Dr. Chris for having me on his program RADIO OF HORRORS last night. Unfortunately, I fear the only radio of horrors on the air was me!!

And I hope everyone is able to make it out to BOSTON COMIC CON at the Back Bay Center in Boston on March 16th!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Rori Shapiro book signing is TODAY!!

If you happen to be in and around Ridgefield, CT, be sure to stop by Building Blocks and see Rori Shapiro live!! She will be onhand for her very first art show and to sign copies of her book MAYOR MAYNOT AND THE MISSING SPEECH as well as copies of her insanely fantastic album HEAD GAMES!! Building Blocks is located at:

49 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, Connecticut

And the cost is FREE!!

So come out and see a really talented artist and rock star!!

Upcoming Events!!

Well, tonight I will be burning the midnight oil doing a radio interview on Worcester's RADIO OF HORRORS w/ Dr. Chris between the hours of midnight and 2am to promote THE BOSTON COMIC CON!! I took part in Comic Con last year and I had an absolute blast!! Needless to say, I was very eager to take part in it again this year.

The event will be kicking off : Sunday March 16, 2008 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm at Boston's Back Bay Events Center on 180 Berkeley Street City in Boston MA!!

I will be signing and selling copies of DIARY OF THE BLACK WIDOW and CONFESSIONS OF A PECULIAR BOY... AND OTHER STORIES. I will be appearing alongside Worcester artists Andy Fish, Veronica Hebard and Jamie Buckmaster. Andy and Veronica are currently on a wirlwind tour promoting BATMAN: 1939. Which is going to be a fantastic book!! I'm already waiting in line for my copy.

I've also signed on to do Free Comic Book Day at THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT in Worcester MA on May 3rd.

For those of you unfamiliar with the event, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world are giving away comic books absolutely free* to anyone who comes into their stores.

(* Each retailer will decide the guidelines for receiving comics.)

I will be on hand to sign copies of BLACK WIDOW and PECULIAR BOY and the show will be running from 10am until 6pm!! That's Entertainment is located at:

244 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA

More events to come, so stay tuned!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Continuing work on the new projects and radio spot!!

Well, if you happen to be up between the hours of 12am to 2am Sunday March 9th, I will be doing an interview on Worcester Community Radio Station WCUW 91.3FM to promote the Boston Comic Con.

I also plan on promoting my own work as well as the UNDERCOVERFISH GROUP. But you can check out the station at:

www.wcuw.org

I've also been continuing my plan to work on two projects simultaniously. I've been working on pages for the book of sequential poems Joshua Michael Stewart and I have been planning as well as reworking the pages for Representation. I decided while I wait for the script to come back from writer/director/performer Ainsley Waller, I would try and start prettying up the original eight pages. And then from there, insert them in between the new scenes Ainsley is writing up.

I am happy to say I am very pleased with the way both projects are shaping up and hopefully I will have a few sneak peeks to post sometime soon.