Tuesday, December 09, 2008


New from your friends at Hyperthetical.biz, the toolshed of ideas and online design home of Antonio Maldonado, Jon Knipping, and moi, comes this new, fun game for you to enjoy with your kids this Holiday Season!

Based on the ever-popular Pin the Tail on the Donkey, PIN THE NOSE ON RUDOLPH can be enjoyed by up to 6 players!

Click the link below and order now for that special Xmas extravaganza!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Hey, Gang! Just wanted to let you know that I'll be appearing at the 1st annual Windy City Comicon on Saturday, October 25th, from 10 am until 6 pm. This one day con will be held at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted in beautiful Chicago!

I'll be signing whatever comics you have of mine from my oh-so-illustrious 20 years in the business, and I'll be selling prints and minis, as well as previewing some new projects.

Joining me will be my long-time companion (no, not like that, people!), the very talented artist Antonio (Tony) Maldonado, who will be selling his own prints and minicomics and drawrin' sketches and such.

Tony and I have been hard at work on our newest graphic novel titled BLACKBIRDS, which is a serio comic thriller about two comics creators named, well, Raf and Tony, who get lost while returning from a convention and wind up in deep, deep doodoo! We'll have a plethora of pages from the book for you to peruse!

Other guests include my pals Doug Klauba, Len Kody, Hilary Barta, Andrew Kudelka, Alex Wald and more!

This is a very important con for us, the creators as well as for you fans; the focus on conventions lately has been on film and tv and celebrities and less on actual comics, and Windy City Comicon hopes to change all that by allowing you the fan to meet and greet the folks who actually put together the source material for those movies and TV shows!

There will also be retailers and gaming galore on hand, so get there early and stay late!

Tickets are only FIVE BUCKS! That's good and cheap, people! So drag a friend along, won't you?

For more information on the con, click here and tell 'em Raf sentcha!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Hey, All!

Just wanted to let you know that I have a new "official" website: http://web.mac.com/rafaelnieves/iWeb/Site/WELCOME.html

Check it out, let me know what you think, okay? It's a work in progress, so don't get all picky with obvious stuff. I'm old and sensitive...

More news later!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Hello, my peoples! Just wanted to let you all know that I will be making an appearance at INTER-FAN JAM 2008 on Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

I will be joing fellow creators ANTONIO MALDONADO, JUAN GOMEZ, JUAN AREVALO and LAMORRIS RICHMOND and other luminaries of the comics world! Special Guests include TERRY PAVLET, DOUG KLAUBA and one of the greatest comics artist ever, the incomparable ALEX NINO!

The JAM will take place at the Homewood Hotel, 17400 Halsted Street, in beautiful Homewood, Illinois. Admission is %bucks PLUS 2 cans of food! Not kidding here, kids, bring those cans! For more info (like the time of the event!) go to http://www.inter-fan.org/Interfan2.htm

Hope to see you all there!

Monday, June 30, 2008


WizardWorld Chicago is over at last and I'm ready to tackle another local con, and soon! The experience was awesome. I got to spend time with my good friend and partner in Transfuzion Publishing, Gary Reed, and Nate Pride, the production artist, graphic designer and illustrator extraordinaire who helped Caliber comics look so damned good with his keen eye and attention to detail. I made some new friends too, like Tom Roberts, painter and writer, whose book on Flash Gordon creator Alex Raymond, is now on sale. Nice looking book. 

My cronies were in attendance as well; the General Jack Cosmo men had a huge display booth behind them and the whole time I was nervous that con officials would make them take it down. Luckily that was not the case, and i was able to use the backdrop as my landmark whenever I left my booth, so I wouldn't get lost! The GJC guys are awesome, talented and you should give them money.

Oh, and they are very smart young men, too, because they had, in their roster of talent, my friend Doug Klauba, the nicest man working in comics today and my personal hero! Doug had his beautiful Phantom prints available for sale, and he couldn't keep 'em in stock! 

Stu Kerr and Ralph Griffith were in attendance as well, showing off their OZ material and inviting submissions.

Len Kody, a fine, fine writer, previewed his new online comic CHICAGO: 1968, the story of the Democratic National Convention, and starring Abbie Hoffman and Mayor Daley, Sr.; the story is told through the eyes of two beat cops, and it is riveting!

Dan Dougherty had his new book, BEARDO on display and available for sale, and woe to anyone who didn't get the chance to pick this book up! Side-splittingly funny! Dan is not only my friend, he is my idol, and I'm happy to have my signed copy of this book on my shelf!

LaMorris Richmond had preview copies of his new trade JIGABOO DEVIL on hand. If you haven't seen this, quick like a bunny contact Mr. Richmond and get more info. It is one of the coolest things out there AND it makes ya think! 

The man called JAG was there, too, offering up some wicked little merchandising pieces for his upcoming online series WHO? THE HEX! an all-ages serial that tells the story of the Hex kids, who are trying to be the best witches they can and learn to control their powers. Sweet, slick, and slightly sick, this thing is a beaut!

Good friends Juan Arevalo and Antonio Maldonado had some new prints available for sale, and they were flying off the tables! Contact them to order a few if you weren't smart enough to get 'em at con...

The big news for me, as always is the astounding display of Transfuzion titles! Just released books like THE WORLDS OF HP LOVECRAFT and my own little effort ORLAK REDUX were on hand, beautifully packaged, and selling like hotcakes! If you like your graphic novels smart, sassy and reasonably priced, visit www.transfuzion.biz to see the incredible variety of titles available. Buy two today!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Because YOU demanded it! MOB RULE takes over WizardWorld Chicago again!

Please join us in Artist Alley at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on June 26th through the 29th to see what the mob has to offer.

This year's lineup includes: Transfuzion Publishing; Gary Reed; Antonio Maldonado; Len Kody; General Jack Cosmos Productions; LaMorris Richmond; Dan Dougherty; Juan Gomez; Nick Muntean; Juan Arevalo; Tom Roberts; Aaron Shaps; Doug Klauba; Mike Beazley; Jim McKern; Stu Kerr and Ralph Griffith; and yours truly!

Watch this space for table assignments and this year's promo poster. And write me with questions and/or comments.

Hope to see you all there.