Tuesday, January 14, 2014

That Cat Guy

-By Dan LuVisi


Hello everyone,

My name is Dan. Some people refer to me as "That Cat Guy" or often I'm mistaken for Jeff Goldblum. I tend to question if either are an insult or compliment.

When I'm not contemplating this inner-turmoil, I often draw, paint or write. It seems to pay the bills (well...) and I can't complain at the idea of waking up every morning to create new art for fun.

When I was asked by the cooler of Dan's to write for this blog, I pretty much said YES before he could even finish the dog-and-pony show of what Muddy Colors truly was. I've been a fan for a while, and have not only learned, but shared many of the posts from here. So to be invited to write alongside such talented and wise artists was a no-brainer in my answer back.

Now here, I have much to show, but not yet. If there's one thing to know about me (par cats and Goldblum), it's the fact that I enjoy a good tease. Maybe one could call it a slow burn.

I have many projects on the horizon which I couldn't be more excited to reveal. After finally printing my first book, LMS: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter, and having it released by the amazingly generous Dark Horse Comics, I have began to write and draw the continuing story in LMS Vol 1: Once Upon a Time in Amerika, which will be revealed Spring of this year.

Next, will be a new book I will be releasing called Bounty-Hunters, Brawlers, and Babes: A List of Gabriel's Most Infamous Clientele. This will be a brand-new collection of deadly characters that will be hunting down the protagonist, Gabriel, in further LMS stories.

Now that I'm done advertising, I will also be writing posts here on the journey of being an artist and building your own IP. Ha, I know, I'm still young, dumb, and naïve, but I've learned a thing or two through the process of creating this book that I would love to share with new-comers or other artists.

Until then, I'll leave you with some art of my very own son, Gabriel. I want to thank the team of Muddy Colors and Dan for inviting me to be a part of this. My many thanks, over and over.

Best,
Dan LuVisi

12 comments:

  1. Excellent work Dan! Been following this guy for quite sometime now; totally hooked to his work.
    This was a good post MuddyColors! :)
    I keep flitting now and then to this blog. Always an inspiration.

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  2. Great work, Dan! I've always enjoyed this character- the mix of awesomeness and candy is somehow unique :)

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  3. Welcome Dan! You're a spectacular addition to this fantastic blog!

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  4. I've been a fan of yours for years now, You are an inspiration. Really, great job!

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  5. Awesome! Good to see you here, Dan :)

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  6. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm about to fangirl :) So excited YEAH!

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  7. Great news and congrats Dan the cat man Luvisi! Wonderful news for Muddy as well!

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  8. Looking forward to your future posts, Dan. Like the posters above me, I've been fan of your work for a while. It'll be good to hear your perspective about the other side of your work.

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  9. Awesome stuff Dan, can't wait to see more! Have always loved your work and been inspired by it

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  10. Welcome to Muddy Colors Dan!
    Your work is incredible and I'm sure it will be a joy to see your upcoming posts.

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  11. So good to see you here, Dan! I follow your work on DA and have enjoyed your very in-depth journal entries there on starting your own IP. It's an inspiration to folks like me who hope to some day do the same. I'm excited to read more from you here at Muddy Colors! Welcome to the cast.

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