Monday, December 3, 2012

Fight Like A Jedi

Here is a worthy event that all should attend; especially if you're in the Traverse City area! It was an honor for me to participate in this book and help in any way possible!

Fight Like A Jedi is an ALL AGES event to help raise money for 8-year-old Matthew Litchfield's medical expenses. Matthew, whose family resides in Traverse City, was diagnosed with Brain Cancer on Halloween. Matthew is a huge Star Wars fan, so we plan on helping out his family by selling LucasFilm-sponsored sketchbooks full of Star Wars Art, T-shirts and prints. There will be door prizes and a silent auction as well!

If you can't attend, but still wish to donate:

There is an account set up at Members Credit Union to collect donations for Matthew. Checks can be made out to: Fight Like A Jedi

Please notate in the memo section of your check "For Deposit", and mail to:

Fight Like A Jedi c/o Members Credit Union
PO Box 795
Traverse City, MI 49685

 Matthew's parents are the ONLY people who have access to remove funds from the account, so rest assured that all the money will go straight to them.

PS_ If you REALLY need to know what I did for the book, it was a General Grievous sketch :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Detroit Fanfare 2012

I thought I'd take this opportunity to let you know that I'll be at Detroit Fanfare this weekend, so stop in and say hi! Also, while you're there, be sure to pick up this swingin' new poster I made of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! (They're big again).

Monday, August 27, 2012

Something from the Day Job

I have decided that I am not updating my blog nearly enough, so from now on, I hope to upload little snippets of what I have been up to at the day job. Here is a screencap of my desktop as I work on a little something! Hope you like! g

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cherry Capital Con Recap

Wow. So, I had a booth at Cherry Capital Con up in Traverse City this past weekend, and I have to say: This show far exceeded any expectations that I may have had. It was truly a fantastic show to be a part of. How do I know this? Well, it's been over for two days and I still can't stop thinking about it.

There's something special about that little show up north and I think it all has to do with the community; from the people who put the show on, to the creators , to the fans… everyone was great.

From an outsider's perspective, there seems to be a very tight knit community that centers around Top Comics, the local shop in Traverse City. It seemed like everyone knew everyone: The artists knew the volunteers/knew the owners/ knew the significant others/knew the fans/knew the places to go, etc. People were positive and happy and willing to spend a few bucks on something that they thought was cool. There was excitement in the air and we were welcomed into this community with open arms.

Whether it's the proximity to water or the climate, I'm not sure, but the folks up there were pumped! The volunteers were awesome and friendly. The fans wanted their comics and were there to buy. It was awesome… Kind of a perfect storm for con greatness.

The selection of attending artists was pretty awesome too; not only from a talent stand point, but from a personal one as well. It was cool to be able to hang with these guys and pick brains for a bit. I met so many awesome artists at the show that I can't wait to see again at the next show.

I've only had a booth at 2 shows so far… the first one was terrible and the second time was at C3. I was really bummed out after the first show and thought I'd never do a con again, but I must say C3 restored my faith. It felt like a con for the fans, by the fans... it's only purpose was for fun. My only regret is that I didn't really get enough time to hang with my fellow artists after-hours. I look forward to fixing that next year, when I go back to Cherry Capital Con.

Here are a few commissions that I did at the show:

Yellow Jacket and Wolverine:

Hulk & Frogman (Thundercats):

The One Above All & Hellboy:

Captain America:

There were so many amazing artists at the show and so many things that I wanted to get, but the most coveted item I purchased from the show was an empty Guinness bottle drank and then signed by Steve Dillon. He even drew a Punisher logo on the bottom of the bottle! So cool!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cherry Capital Con!

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I will be attending the Cherry Capital Con May 25th - 27th in Traverse City!

Among the items I'll have for sale is my 44 page sketchbook entitled "Adult Braces Volume 1". It's a high quality, limited edition run of 50 and it's only $10, so be sure to stop by and get yours! Numbers are looooow!

Other items available will be:
Matinee Eclectica (52 pg) $5
Matinee Eclectica Variant cover (52 pg) $10
Gutters Omnibus Vol. 1 Hardcover (128 pg) $40
Yeti vs Robot Giclee on canvas $30
Full body sketches are $50 while busts are only $20!
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Did this even happen?

I think if I were ever to do a super fast Alien the Alien sketch at work, it'd probably look JUST. LIKE. THIS.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Update Reminders!

Being that I don't get to post here as much as I'd like to, I wanted to remind you: if you want "up to the minute" updates on what I'm up to, please be sure to follow my twitter account @adultbraces From there, you have the ability to be up to date on everything I'm working on. Everyday sketches and photos that won't make a blog post at this location are posted, as well as crops and sneak peeks of stuff that I can't formally post :)

There's lots of dumb conversation involved as well!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

GuyAllenCreative Shop is Now Open!

Announcing the Grand Opening of the GuyAllenCreative Shop!

With the help of my good friend Asif, the shop is finally open for business! Just click on the SHOP button located in the header of the website! From there you will find original art and sketchbooks as well as other projects and rarities that I have worked on. Some of this stuff is pretty hard to find, so be sure to snap it up before it's too late!

I am hoping to add more original pages and products to the shop, so please check back often. Many items are in low quantity so don't hesitate.


Friday, November 18, 2011

My Life Lately

Ok, so some of my friends have been giving me grief for not making any blog posts in, like, forever; so here's one now.

The reason I haven't been posting in so long is because I'm on an amazing project and I'm really not allowed to show any of the art yet. Now before you roll your eyes, know this: I hate it when people write posts about art that they can't show you (Yes, I know, I'm doing that now. Thanks.) It's the worst and it's super annoying, so I decided just not to blog at all. However, with the help of some friends, I have come to the realization that not posting causes people to forget you even exist. Therefore, new blog post!

So, what's been going on in my life since my last post?

Welp, the first and pretty much the biggest thing to ever happen to me was the birth of my son, Brady. He showed up in July and that pretty much rocked my universe. All of the planning that we did ahead of time just wasn't enough! I realize now that you can never be prepared for something like this. It's hard work, but man, he's so awesome! Fatherhood really is the greatest thing ever.

Concerning the big secret project, all I can say is that it's an eight issue story arc and that I am doing interior pencils/inks and covers. Also, it's VERY cool! I feel so lucky to have landed it, as it's afforded me the opportunity to grow as an artist. It involves a whole new universe unlike anything that's out there, so the project has really tested my skills as far as world building and concepting. Every little aspect of this book had been designed. It's super exciting. Not to mention that the people I am working with are an exceptional bunch and are all super talented!

I can't wait until this thing is out in the public, as it has been an all consuming factor in my life. It's tough to come home from a full time job and bust out a respectable amount of pages per week. The only reason I do it is because I love it, and when it's out, hopefully you'll love it too!

In September, I decided to do something that I've never done before… I actually went to a con as an artist and not as an attendee! That was crazy but super fun! Detroit Fanfare was just the place for me to do my first con… not too big, not too small. Even though the attendance was pretty abysmal, the con was a great time & 'm really glad I did it. I got to make a little cash, hang with some friends and meet some new ones as well. Got to do some sketches too! For some reason, I only took pictures of the Captain Marvel sketches that I did. I don't get it.

In the meantime, I just keep drawing and try to be with my family as much as possible. I couldn't do any of this without my wife and child at my side. They are the best!

UPDATE: Kind of funny that this happened the same day that I spent all of my time writing this stinkin' blog post, but just out is a sneak peek of the project I was describing above! And it's on Boing Boing, so that's cool!

Also, I'll be posting more about Virga very soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Detroit Fanfare

Hey everybody! Just wanted to let people know I'm going to have a table for Detroit Fanfare at Cobo Hall on September 24th and 25th.

Among the items I'll have for sale is my new 44 page sketchbook entitled "Adult Braces Volume 1".  It's a high quality, limited edition run of 50 and it's only $10, so be sure to stop by and get yours!

Other items available will be:
Matinee Eclectica (52 pg)  $5
Matinee Eclectica Variant cover (52 pg) $10
Gutters Omnibus Vol. 1 Hardcover (128 pg) $40
Yeti vs Robot Giclee on canvas $30
Full body sketches are $50 while busts are only $20!

Hope to see you there!

PS_ If you can't make it out to the show but want to get a sketchbook, drop me a line at and I'll see what I can do!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Hey guys,
Matinee Eclectica is now on sale over at IndyPlanet!

I encourage everyone to head on over and support the cause. It's a fantastic book with great writing, art & production value. Did I mention that this thing is huge? 52 pages of quality content, well worth the cover price. You won't be disappointed!

My contributions to Matinee Eclectica include a 3 page short story called "When Animals Attack,' and the variant cover!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Guy Allen Creative has launched!

Today I am pleased to announce the launch of my official website It was a daunting task to get the site built, but for all of the struggle there was more pleasure and reward. This site would never have been possible without the hard work and effort of my friend Asif Gill. He basically did all of the heavy lifting when it came to building this thing, so please give him a visit here and here. Also please go check out his web comic 48 in Tokyo!

I invite you all to check out the website and feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions. One cool feature that the site has is the ability to see the "line art version" of most of my comic work. Simply go to the bottom right corner of any image and if there is a button that says "LINE ART" give it a click and you can see the inks. Click the "COLOR" button to go back to color. If you really like the piece, click zoom on the bottom left to see a bigger version! Under the "About" section, you will find links to follow me in all areas of social media as well as an RSS feed so you'll have up to date info on my goings on.

I really hope you all like it!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Matinee Eclectica Variant Cover

This is a limited edition variant cover for Matinee Eclectica, an anthology written by Ryan L. Schrodt and containing art from various artists. It is a project that I am very proud to be a part of. Not only did I do this cover, but I also have a 3 page short story in the book called "When Animals Attack." The cover art is a play on the fact that so many people read the title as "Manatee Electrica."

All lines and color by me!

Random samples

'Sup? Here are some samples I have made of two different properties. Can you name them?

Friday, January 21, 2011

L8r 2k10. I hate you. ~ Hi 2k11! I love you.

Been a while, y'all.

The end of 2k10 has kinda kicked my ass. Been sick 3 times in the last 6 months. Working too late at night. 15-16 hr. days non stop. Too hard for my own good. No breaks. Blah, blah, blah. Boohoo.

But it's all good.
Happy to work.
Still riding the chillwave.

Did some Gutters work, some sample pages for SEVERAL different properties (Can't say/show. Lame, I know.) and am trying to write my own comic. Not to mention my normal day job has been busy as heck.

Got on some peep's radars in 2k10, so that's cool.

Really looking forward to some major progress in 2k11 and for some "things" to finally be seen. I guarantee that 2k11 will be one of the greatest years of my life. I just know it!

In the meantime, below are some things that I CAN show you!

The first is a short story written by up and coming writer Ryan L. Schrodt It was done as a submission for Clint Magazine's Space Odditites. You can check that out right.. aboooouut..... here. This was a super fun story to illustrate.

I was recently asked to do samples for some possible upcoming Godzilla work. This is what I did. Again, super fun to work on. I hate doing pages for free, but on a job like this you can't say no!

That reminds me: My 2k11 resolution is to try and stay away from doing free art. Oops! Too bad I broke that resolution, like, 2 days into the new year. Oh well. It's being reinstated from here on out! I'm serious!

Happy New Year

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Another Gutters Page!

Hey everybody!
I've been crazy busy lately working on things and trying to make some other stuff happen (some of which I'll hopefully be able to share here in the future!). I swear I'll make a concerted effort to start posting more sketches, etc. on the blog again:) In the meantime, here's another Gutters page! Head on over to the site and check it out! This was a fun one to work on!!!

In between now and the last time I posted, I have done several Gutter pages for Ryan & The Blind Ferret crew, so I want to say thanks again to Ryan Sohmer, Ed Ryzowski & Lar deSouza for the opportunity and for taking it all to the next level!!!! They made the page sing! Also, big thanks to Paolo at Cadence Comic Art for finding the work & being an all-around cool dude!

Here's a look at some of the line work from this page:

Until next time!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Hey guys
I just did an installment of Gutters written by Mr. Ryan Sohmer. It's a spoof called "11 Tips to Write like Garth Ennis." If you've got a second, I encourage you to go and check it out. The strip is pretty fantastic and is a great way to discover new artists (like myself).

Check it out HERE

PS_Also want to give a shout to Ed Ryzowski & Lar Desouza for helping to make my art look way better than it should! Thanks!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quick Update!

Hey everyone! Here's a real quick update cuz I have no time right now for a good one! I want to apologize for the infrequency of posts lately, but I want everyone to know that I haven't fallen off. I've just been super busy. I've been working on wrapping up Barbaric (with Dennis Hopeless) as well as moving houses, all the while trying to stuff in a freelance job and doing my regular 9-5. Then my relatives from CA decided to come and visit! As of right now we're living with my in-laws and are between residences, so every aspect of my life is kinda hectic and up in the air. Thank goodness I have amazing friends and family who have been helping through all of this.

On the future front: I have received several offers from writers on upcoming projects, which is very exciting. Two of them are kinda high-profile jobs (for me at least :) ), but I don't know for sure which one is going to happen or what is coming up next. Super optimistic though!!!! I will tell you more about these as things develop.

In the meantime, I just wanted to say hi and let you all know what I've been up to. Sadly, no major images to post, just a couple snippets of some random things. Can't really show anything else right now. Here's a good idea though: While you're waiting for me to post something else, go and visit Kevin Douglas' blog here. Kevin's got all of the comic insight you'll ever need, and he's local, so that's awesome!

Talk to ya soon!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010