Welcome Back to all my dear followers, and Welcome to all the new curious faces as well! It's been so long since these creaky doors of this site have been opened and fresh air has rushed in to blow the dust around....well the doors didn't always creak and the dust wasn't always here, but this feels so overwhelming....so must I start with the proper introductions as if everyone here is not familiar at all with this place...indeed. Come , I'll simply begin with the updates...after all you didn't just come here for the free beer, good, because there isn't any....ahem, without further delay:
A Brief Introduction
Allow Myself to introduce... Myself, Yours truly, is
Raymond Sterling Callicoat.
Just call me Ray...unless I decide I need to use an Alias at times for some reason I prefer not be asked about. I am the creator of this little world here. With my Illustrative Story telling, I have invented a whole World with Mythologies, Chronicles, and Historical Chapters to be explored where this World, does actually exist. They will be on Showcase for your viewing pleasure in my online Theatre here as well as additional Artwork to be viewed in the Galleria! And Yes I said Theatre not "Theater". Theatre is short for Theatre Des Cassandria.
As you will learn, a few high ranking clan members in the Electric Church were very particular in keeping the name unchanged, well who was I to argue? Now if I haven't bored you to death yet let me brief you my services I offer then some history on the old site:
A Brief History
There was several years back another Nuclear Rock City site. This may look kind of the same, as promised I wanted to bring up some of the classics but give it a fresh brush up as well. Like the story Nuclear Rock City itself, I wanted to keep an old Gothic, ancient Egyptian look mixed with a "Star Wars" Space Age feel to it. So what on earth happened and what took so long to bring about it's resurrection you ask? Yes , I was just getting to that part...
Simple, I lost the Site! Well not so simple! Due to Tragic Mishaps during some harsh cold years where I became a ghost of my former self my present website was shut down and during some misadventures even web access for this Artist became a long lost dream. Even clutching onto my own Art was a challenge. I lost my flash drive with tons of Old Gems and back up files I watched disappear into oblivion forever. But fortunately I still had my originals in dusty corners in far away places to recover my Precious Gems to brings this all back. Much has been recovered and recreated since then , as well as the birth of new creations I want to set loose into the world. Much updating is being done, if you like to be briefed on such said events you can like my facebook page for the latest news at :
Or....just the Gallery! I suppose I should have applied some fancy title to this as well, but Gods forbid any dear followers become lost in such a place as this just trying to view the tapestries! Call this part of my online portfolio as well, just a place to view pieces of Art, Sketches, that picture of your....(oh how did that get there, ahem). This is where I may post some silly things that may have showed in publications, or public galleries, here is where I show I've painted my own Mona Lisa!
I'm posting up for now some the classic gems I have recovered. The 1st is from what I call a Special Event Gallery called Gothic Models I did back in 2003! I plan to hold many more themed Special Event Series in futures to come, until we run out of futures (I believe eternity has plenty of them so not to worry). Plenty yet is to come so by all means , stumble back here as often as you like, but bring your own spirits, our bar will still be closed until further notice.
What I do
Art that I display here range from Comic Book Illustration,Children Book Illustration, and Fantasy Illustration. I make efforts to display my skills in penciling , inking, coloring, and storyboard. I seek to peek the interest of publishers of such companies in they're search for the right specialized artist. I also am open to freelance work as well. My rates will vary on the project. Please contact me at email@example.com for questions or possible discussion on arranging a project. Serious inquiries only please.
The COPYRIGHT symbol
Sooo this may seem like a petty subject to throw out there, (and please forgive such rude deliverance ,not to frighten my dear followers with such a grimm tone) but this is another thing that on a personal level has held me back to publish my work. It is the Artistic dreaded fear of his work being stolen. I do have my work protected under copyright laws of course, and I do have to understand in this day of the internet there are a billion "right mouse click and savers", but say there's a dumbfuxx with no artistic talent, or no talent whatsoever, just someone who "knows people"....who wants to take off with my ideas , say they are his, Copyright and Trademark everything and leave me fucked with my own ideas. Never !!! Forbidden!!! I must be Cautious !!
Yes, I've had my experiences being approached,in attempts to be robbed of the most precious valuable gems I have to offer. I've even almost fell for some bad "writer/illustrator partnerships" (of course I was fortunate enough to really "blow it big time with him" after catching onto their evil plan when they were rushing me to get work done with vague answers to my questions, no contracts, ect)... I think Fellow Artist understand, and hopefully non artist do too. I don't mind fans and lovers of my material at all, but I detest vermin who seek to steal from others and do what was described above.
WARNING !! The eyes always see, you are being watched, so go ahead try it, I'll just be sitting right here, don't mind me, I'm just getting the popcorn out ready to have a good sinister wicked laugh!
Test this warning at your own peril !!
...Understand,this is not "just a hobby", I've paid with my life and blood for many things you get to witness here.....so melodramatics aside, I simply ask , contact me at least with any interests, we can always come up with some sort of pleasant arrangement. It may surprise you how cheap I am for the right situation.
And please always respect the © symbol.
Well....That will be enough trying to scare the living crap out of possible thieves, so much to see here my Dear Followers, please read on....uh, this way, scroll back up, next column, follow me!