The Inkwell Awards is a non-profit organization that presents an annual competition, the JOE SINNOTT INKING CHALLENGE. This year I had the honor to create the cover art for their book. Joltin' Joe Sinnott is my good friend and inspiration. His artwork in TREASURE CHEST COMICS and JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY influenced my choice as a young lad to become a comic book artist. The original art is currently up for bid on ebay, with the proceeds going to charity. Please bid on this artwork!
The original art is signed by me and signed by Joltin' Joe himself! Click on the center picture to link to the auction!
Presenting my new banner for my table at comic book shows.
If you would like to have me as a guest artist at your show, please contact me.
My online store at Square is the place to purchase my art directly.
Please check out my items for sale here.
You can purchase signed copies of my graphic novels and signed posters at this site.
For my pin-up art, here is the link to my eBay Store. Please stop in and browse around.
My listings are updated daily so please follow.
If you are interested in getting prints or commissions of my pin-up art
please contact me via email.
Coming next is a show in Buffalo on May 31st
Cripping The Comicon - March 22nd and 23rd at Syracuse University
Batavia, NY - April 18th
Buffalo Powercon - April 19th
ITHACON 40 - Saturday, May 2nd
Syracuse Powercon - Sunday, May 3rd Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY, from 10AM to 4PM
Maximus Con - Fishkill, NY - May 17th POSTPONED until the Fall!
Buffalo Big Toy Collectors Show - Buffalo, NY - May 31st
Albany Comic Con - Albany, NY - June 7th
TWIN TIERS COMIC CON - Elmira, NY - August 15th & 16th
Comic Conversation - Baldwinsville Public Library - August 23rd
FANTACON - Albany, NY - August 29th & 30th
Rochester Comic Con and Super Pop Culture Expo - October 3rd
Buffalo Powercon and Pop Culture Convention - October 4th
The latest issue of the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATION publication features my art on the cover.
The drawing illustrates the Burroughs western adventure "The Bandit of Hell's Bend".
My first Sketch Cover commission. Here are the steps involved, from pencil rough to completed full-color art.
If you would like a Sketch Cover done by me please contact me for price and details.
If you are interested in any of my art, sketch cards or signed graphic novels please contact me at
the email link below. I do accept commissions, contact me for a current price list.
Here is a new set of sketch cards featuring the Doctor and his companions. They are $10.00 each.
Contact me if you want a set or see me at the next show.
I Just did this set of sketch cards for SCARE-A-CON. They are a limited edition, $10.00 each and
a set of all eight cards is available for $75.00. Please contact me if you want a set or see me at the next show.
The Summer issue of the ERB-APA (Edgar Rice Burroughs - Amateur Press Association) newsletter
is out featuring my KORAK, SON OF TARZAN cover.
The art on the cover is in pen & ink. I also did this special color version which I am selling in a limited edition of signed and numbered prints. You can order a print for just $10.00, shipping included, by contacting me via email.
This is a new book from my co-author Douglas Brode.
It's not a graphic novel, but I did do the artwork for the covers, front and back.
You can take a look here, Sunbury Press, to order.
Barbarella prints were sold at the Palace Theater and at Ithacon 38, but I still have some available. I am offering a very
limited edition signed and numbered prints of that painting for $5.00
each. These posters are available at my SQUARE MARKET site.
"This would be considered a good bet for fans of old-school horror mixed with the historical."
—Rod Lott, Editor-in Chief, Bookgasm
This poster is available for $5.00 at my SQUARE MARKET site.
Or, Once Upon a Time In Transylvania
The second graphic novel from Joe Orsak and Douglas Brode.
was officially released on October 8th.
The thrilling adventures of a young Abraham Stoker and his mentor
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. In battle with Elizabeth Bathory and Vlad
Tepes, they draw inspiration for their great works of gothic horror
fiction. Signed copies of the book are available at my SQUARE MARKET site.
Douglas Brode and I presented a panel and sold more books at HERO BOT CON in Elmira. NY on Saturday, October 27th.
We sold copies of our books at the PALACE THEATER in Eastwood, NY
as we hosted a special showing of DRACULA in 35 mm, starring Bela Lugosi.
Our appearance on BRIDGE STREET, a morning talk show on Newschannel9, can be found. at this link.
Our appearance on REITH, a local talk show on our PBS station, can be found at this link.
Joe Orsak and Douglas Brode at Scare-A-Cuse, promoting their new graphic novel
Horror Unlimited has a six page excerpt from VIRGIN VAMPIRES on their blog.
Click here to view
Illustration and graphic designs by artist Joe Orsak (AKA Jorsak and Josef Cyril), featuring advertising illustration, sports art, hand-painted baseballs and hockey pucks, pin-ups, postal cachets and comic books. Now on Facebook.
YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: the Myth of Emily Morgan
"A mighty fun and entertaining old timey graphic novel."
The SF Site Featured Review
"This book is excellent for teaching children Texas history. This book is for general audience,
but the children will really like it as it is like reading a comic book. The full color illustrations by Joe Orsak are very nicely done and he is an excellent artist/illustrator. This book has an "EXCELLENT +" rating."
from THE LONE STAR BOOK REVIEW
In the April, 2011 issue of
WILD WEST magazine Douglas Brode has an article about our heroine, Emily Morgan.
With the article are some samples of my art from the book.
To order the book directly from the publisher please use this link.
Yellow Rose of Texas
Here is a video of ITHACON 35
with guest interviews. I am 9 minutes into the video and I talk about
working with Joe Sinnott and about the new graphic novel.
Thirty years ago, February 3, 1982, my comic strip THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN 'CUSE made its debut in the SYRACUSE NEW TIMES. Check out my COMIC BOOK ART page to see the first two episodes..