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Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Sketches

Here are some doodles from my sketchbook I made during this month:

Mother's Day Sketch Heart Tattoo Sketch by IAMO

¡Feliz día de las madres! Happy Mother's Day!

Star Wars Episode VII Tatooine Alien Dude Sketch by IAMO

Some alien dude in Tatooine from Star Wars - Episode VIII.

Wolverine X-Men Days Of Future Past Sketch by IAMO

Wolverine, inspired by X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Mermaid Madison Splash Daryl Hanna Movie Sketch by IAMO

"All right. My name is..." -Madison (Daryl Hanna).
Splash movie 30th Anniversary.

Pris Doll Daryl Hanna from Blade Runner Sketch by IAMO

"We need you, Sebastian.  You're our best and only friend." -Pris (Daryl Hanna).
Inspired by one of my favorite movies, Blade Runner.

Paty and Nolan the dog at the beach sketch by IAMO

A sketch of my beautiful wife, Paty, and my dog, Nolan, having a happy day at the beach.

What should I draw next? Post your ideas below!


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Batman 75th Anniversary

Wow! My favorite comic book character of all time turns 75 years this month!!!

Batman, originally referred to as "the Bat-Man, was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.  He first appeared in Detective Comics #27 back in 1939 and has been kicking ass ever since.

I made this fan art for Batman's 75th anniversary, trying to keep it simple, since my favorite versions of the character are very bold and not complex.

Here's my favorite Batman stuff:

Favorite Interpretation of the Batman: Batman: The Animated Series
Favorite Villian: Harley Quinn + Poison Ivy + Catwoman
Favorite Batman Movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite Version Of The Batmobile: The Tumbler
Favorite Bat Story: The Dark Knight Returns

Which are your favorites?

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April 2014 Sketches

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Sketch by IAMO

"No llores porque ya se terminó, sonríe porque sucedió." -Gabriel García Márquez R.I.P.


Tiny Kitten Sketch

Evil Easter Bunny. ¡Feliz Día del Conejo! 

"ALALALALA!!!" Xena: Warrior Princess

Sky Doll: Noa Sketch.  Finished illustration here.

"I'll slay anything that's evil. That's my deal!" - Finn, Adventure Time

"Why would I want to go outside and play?" - Me, back in the 80's
¡Feliz Día del Niño!

What should I draw next? Post your ideas below!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sky Doll: Noa

Here's my fan art of Noa from the fantastic Italian comic book series 'Sky Doll' by Alessandro Barbucci and Barbara Canepa.

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What's your favorite 'Sky Doll' moment?


Monday, November 4, 2013

Scary Cute Ugly

I couldn't decide which kind of monster to draw, so I decided to draw different kinds of monsters sitting at a table having some coffee and cookies.

Originally, there were supposed to be four monsters, but I thought it would be an interesting idea to show only three monsters and have the spectator be the fourth one.

So, what do you think? If you were the fourth character, what kind of monster would you be and what drink would you be having?


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No podía decidir qué tipo de monstruo dibujar, así que decidií elaborar diferentes tipos de monstruos sentados una mesa tomando café y comiendo galletas.

Originalmente, se suponía que eran cuatro monstruos, pero pensé que sería una idea interesante mostrar solamente tres monstruos y que el espectador sea el cuarto.

Así que, ¿qué les parece? Si ustedes fueran el cuarto personaje, ¿qué clase de monstruo serían y qué bebida estarían tomando?


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Zorras Del Mal 4

Jezebeth, Lucybella, and Demona are back to wish you a Happy Halloween!!!


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¡Jezebeth, Lucybella, y Demona les desean un Feliz Halloween!


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Monsters, Critters & Cookies" Art Show - Expo Colectiva

Los invito a:

"Monsters, Critters & Cookies"

Una expo colectiva por IAMO, Andrew y Netox

Mis amigos, Andrew Pallares, Ernesto Delgadillo, y yo, preparamos esta divertida colección de ilustraciones para la época de Halloween.

1 de noviembre 2013


Almibar Postres Etc.
Calle 8va. # 8688-2
Zona Centro C. P. 22400
Tijuana, Baja California

Acompáñenos en la noche de apertura para saludarnos en persona, probar los postres exclusivos de Almíbar, y pasar un buen rato!

Espero verlos ahí!


You are invited to

Monsters, Critters & Cookies

A collective art show by IAMO, Andrew, and Netox

My friends, Andrew Pallares, Ernesto Delgadillo, and I, put together this fun collection of illustrations for Halloween time.

November 1, 2013


Almibar Postres Etc.
Calle 8va. #8688-2
Zona Centro C.P. 22400
Tijuana,  Baja California

Please join us on opening night for a meet & greet, Almibar’s signature desserts, and good times!

Hope to see you there!


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nos vemos en BorderComics 2013

¡Me da mucho gusto anunciar que voy a participar en Border Comics 2013 este sábado, 10 de agosto, a partir de las 3PM!

¡Ahí nos vemos! ¡Pasen a saludar! 

BorderComics 2013 es una “mini convención de cómics” realizada por IMAC TIJUANACenter for the Arts, Eagle Rock, y el Consulado General de los Estados Unidos en Tijuana, donde van a exponer artistas de Tijuana y Los Ángeles.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Fearless Zombie Hunters (2013)

Here's a pin-up I made for Sadhaka Studio, featuring Abronsius, El Ángel, and Candy; characters from their awesome comic book, "The Fearless Zombie Hunters."

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

25K Pageviews on deviantART!

WOW! My deviantART page just reached 25,000+ pageviews!

The DA community is the best! Thanks for watching, everyone! I really appreciate the feedback! :D

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Adventure Time's Marceline

A Marceline fan art just because I love Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" :)

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Superman - 75th Anniversary

Back in 1938, writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster created Superman, a fictional character that helped create the superhero genre, and also, in essence, the modern comic book industry. For his 75th anniversary, I made this tribute to that first issue of Action Comics #1.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Q&A About Nerdmigos Webcomic

Nerdmigos by IAMO

Here’s a Q&A I did about my webcomic, “Nerdmigos”:

How did “Nerdmigos” come up?

IAMO: “Nerdmigos” started as an inside joke among friends and acquaintances when I made a comic to use it as an invitation to my birthday party.  The first comic is called “Nerdmigos: 33” because that was when I turned 33 years old.  The comic’s style and format were inspired by comic strips that I have always read in newspapers, like “Peanuts,” “Mutts,” and “Mafalda.”  My friends liked it and I decided to make more, every time including more characters.

Is it based on anything in particular (real life, a series, a novel, etc.)?

IAMO: “Nerdmigos” is an anthology of funny situations that certain people can identify with; people who debate about comics, movies, and pop culture on the internet or while drinking with their friends.  It’s not real life.  It all takes place in a mythical place called Nerdonia, where everything that nerds love can exist, from unicorns and zombies, to masked heroes and having a drink with Robert Downey Jr.

Are the characters based on you or people you know?

IAMO: Yeah, some characters are based on friends and people I know, including me.  But, “Nerdmigos” is not a biography.  I can say that I only took certain aspects of their personalities (including names and nicknames) to shape these characters that have always been fictional.

Have the concept/story/characters always been the same since the beginning or has it evolved, and why?

IAMO: Essentially, it’s the same.  The style and the type of stories I wanted to tell were basically established in the first twenty-five comics.  But, on the technical side, it has evolved.  What started as an inside joke among friends then turned into an exercise and a learning experience for me.  I have learned a lot with “Nerdmigos”.  I started with a black & white comic that I made with pencil and pen, and now, even though I still draw it with pencil, at the end it’s all digital and in color.  Eddie Vedder once said, if you want to paint, “a friend of mine said ‘paint a hundred and see if you're good at it, after a hundred, maybe you'll know’”.  So, this was my way of challenging myself and find out if I was any good at making comics or not.

What character/part/aspect of “Nerdmigos” do you like the most?

IAMO: I really like the freedom that the anthology format gives me.  On the one hand, there are no main characters; any character can take center stage and that way you have a bigger variety of stories.  On the other hand, it allows me to collaborate with guest writers.  The few times I have drawn stories from other writers have been very enjoyable experiences that have expanded the scope of the comic.

What plans do you have for this series or other projects?

IAMO: This series is a project that I could do all my life.  I can leave it for a while to concentrate on other projects or to learn new things, then, I can come back to the “Nerdmigos” universe and I keep having fun as always.  Just like the best of friends, when I see the Nerdmigos again, is like no time has passed.  I’m always welcome with open arms in Nerdonia.

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If you have any questions about “Nerdmigos,” please write them in the comments section and I will gladly answer them.


Aquí están unas preguntas y respuestas que hice sobre mi webcómic, “Nerdmigos”:

¿Cómo surgió “Nerdmigos”?

IAMO: “Nerdmigos” empezó como una broma entre amigos y conocidos, cuando hice un cómic para usarlo como invitación para mi fiesta de cumpleaños.  El primer cómic se llama “Nerdmigos: 33” porque fue cuando cumplí 33 años.  El formato y el estilo del cómic estaban inspirados en las tiras cómicas que siempre he leído en los periódicos, como “Peanuts”, “Mutts”,  y “Mafalda”.  A mis amigos les gustó y decidí hacer más, cada vez incluyendo más personajes. 

¿Está basado en algo en especial (vida real, alguna serie, novela, etc.)?

IAMO: “Nerdmigos” es una antología de situaciones chistosas con las que se pueden identificar las personas que debaten sobre cómics, películas, y cultura popular en internet o en las borracheras con sus amigos.  No es la vida real.  Todo sucede en un lugar mítico llamado Nerdonia, donde pueden existir todas las cosas que les gustan a los nerds, desde unicornios y zombis, hasta héroes enmascarados y poder pistear con Robert Downey Jr.

¿Los personajes están basados en ti o gente que conozcas?

IAMO: Sí, algunos personajes están inspirados en amigos y gente que conozco, incluyéndome a mí.  Pero, “Nerdmigos” no es una biografía.  Puedo decir que sólo tomé algunos aspectos de sus personalidades (incluyendo nombres o apodos) para darle forma a estos personajes que siempre han sido ficticios.

¿El concepto/historia/personajes siempre fue así desde el principio o ha evolucionado, y por qué?

IAMO: En esencia es lo mismo.  El estilo y el tipo de historias que quería contar básicamente se establecieron en los primeros veinticinco cómics.  Pero, en el aspecto técnico, ha evolucionado.  Lo que empezó como una broma interna entre amigos después se convirtió en un ejercicio y una experiencia de aprendizaje para mí.  Con “Nerdmigos” he aprendido mucho.  Empecé con un cómic en blanco y negro hecho con lápiz y pluma, y ahora, aunque lo sigo dibujando a lápiz, al final es completamente digital y a color.   Eddie Vedder dijo una vez, si quieres pintar, “un amigo mío dijo, ‘pinta unos cien cuadros y ve si eres bueno para hacerlo, después de cien, quizás lo sabrás’”.  Así que esta fue mi manera de retarme y ver si soy bueno para hacer cómics.

¿Qué personaje/parte/aspecto de “Nerdmigos” te gusta más?

IAMO: Me gusta mucho la libertad que me da el formato de antología.  Por un lado, no hay personajes principales; cualquier personaje puede ser el foco de atención y así puede haber más variedad de historias.  Por otro lado, me permite colaborar con escritores invitados.  Las pocas veces que he dibujado historias de otros escritores, han sido experiencias muy agradables que han ampliado las posibilidades del cómic.

¿Qué planes tienes para esta serie u otros proyectos?

IAMO: Esta serie es un proyecto que podría hacer toda la vida.  La puedo dejar por un rato para concentrarme en otros proyectos y aprender nuevas cosas, y después puedo regresar al universo de “Nerdmigos” y me sigo divirtiendo como siempre.  Como las buenas amistades,  cuando vuelvo a ver a los Nerdmigos, es como si el tiempo no hubiera pasado.  Siempre me reciben con los brazos abiertos en Nerdonia.

¡Pueden leer “Nerdmigos” en!

Si tienen alguna pregunta sobre “Nerdmigos”, la pueden poner en la sección de comentarios y contestaré con gusto.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Zorras Del Mal 3

It's time for a new "Zorras Del Mal" pin-up just in time for Halloween! Composition-wise, it was obviously inspired by old tales from the crypt comic covers.  I took advantage of that because I really wanted to bring back Demona, Lucybella, and Jezebeth, the three characters from the original "Zorras Del Mal," and feature them in this one.  Now, about the word "zorras", just to be clear (because I've been asked about it before), its meant to be taken in the literal English-Spanish translation sense.  In English "zorra" means "Fox", as in Jimi Hendrix's song "Foxy Lady", as in "sexy."  But, when you translate it to Spanish, it means slut or worse.  Now, I don't care what it means in Spanish.  I'm taking it back! So, there you go.  A "Zorras del Mal" horror pin-up.  Hope you like it! Happy Halloween, everybody!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Nerdmigos: What A Lovely Tea Party" Trivia!

Here’s some “Nerdmigos: What A Lovely Tea Party” trivia for you!

Did you know?

• Most “Nerdmigos” stories are told in 1-3 panels, some 4-6. This story by Edgar Allen Joe required 11 panels! A first for a “Nerdmigos” comic.

• The opening
semen & blood spatter scene was edited for deviantART.

• I based Insaneo’s grin on The Joker from “Batman: The Animated Series.”
• The legendary Mexican actor Tun Tun inspired the character design for the midget gang leader.

• The midget lowrider seen in the flashback panel was modeled after a classic 1960’s Cadillac.
• In panel 2, the midget character in the lowrider copilot seat kinda looks like Zach Galifianakis, but that was completely unintentional :p
• Insaneo is quoting ‘Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope’ when he says the midgets “are easily startled but they’ll soon be back and in greater numbers.”
• Isma’s laser sword was modeled after Luke/Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber and it’s appearance in this story is meant as a reference to “Nerdmigos: Lightsaber Fail,” where Isma’s collectible Darth Vader lightsaber was “accidentally” broken.
• Insaneo uses a somewhat modified Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun in this story.

Would you like to know more trivia about other “Nerdmigos” comics?

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Some Thoughts on "Nerdmigos: What A Lovely Tea Party"

"What A Lovely Tea Party" is the latest installment of Nerdmigos webcomic!

It was written by Edgar Allen Joe.  This is the first time I have ever worked with a guest writer on "Nerdmigos" and it was a very fun process. 

My original idea for "Nerdmigos" was to make it an anthology series where there are no main characters (any character can take center stage) and where I could collaborate with other artists or writers. The collaboration part of that idea never took off, so I have made the comics on my own. So, that's why I'm very happy about this collaboration. I hope it's the first of many!

So, about this installment's story, I just want to be clear on one thing: Having some characters exit "Nerdmigos" does not mean the end of the series. "Nerdmigos" is not about the adventures of a few characters. "Nerdmigos" is and has always been about friendship (from the best of friends to the shittiest of friends), mixed with silly geeky stuff. I make "Nerdmigos" comics every now and then because it's fun and because it has been an incredible learning experience for me. That’s the only reason why I’ll keep making them until I have no more stories to tell in the "Nerdmigos" universe.

I am really excited for what's to come, not only in "Nerdmigos" but in other projects.

Cheers and thank you for your support! I really appreciate it!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

50 Years of Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man, & Iron Man

Spider-Man Hulk Thor Ant-Man Iron Man 50th Anniversary fan art

Wow! 50 Years! Five of my all-time favorite MARVEL super heroes are turning 50 this year!

They were all very fun to draw.  I was thinking "Saturday Morning Cartoons."

I was told that the traditional sound of Iron Man's repulsors is "Shrak!!!"  I didn't know that, so, I used a traditional laser sound.

Well, you always learn something new.  And new skills, too.  Like I did while making this doodle.  This is one of my first attempts at drawing vector line art in Adobe Illustrator (although, as always, I traced the lines over my pencil sketch).  I used a combination of brushes and pen tool fills.  I was very happy with the result.  Then, I experimented with some coloring and shading techniques that I had never tried before in Adobe Photoshop.  Coloring Iron Man was particularly a challenge.

Let me know what you think of this doodle and help yourself to a free hi-res download at my deviantART page!

Cheers to the Birthday Boys!

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