Thursday, December 3, 2020
Hello and Welcome to MP Graphics. The Name is a play off of what my name, Mark Payton and the fact that I was an MP in the Texas State Guard. Most of my work is based off the fact that I learned visual communications back in the 80's - all by hand. It is still the way approach all of my work, however I have taken the time to learn how to use the current digital tools. My work has been used for the Army, Navy and Airforce, The Landmark Society of Western NY, The Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army any many other private commissions. Over the years I have developed a good handle on many different styles to fit the needs of my clients.
From book - magazine spot illustration
Monday, August 24, 2020
Being one of the production artists for Axanar Productions and Ares Studio I volunteer my work to them as a means to raise money for the Studio. The latest addition is the Shoulder patch of the USS Tecumseh. It will be a month or so before they look at production of them. But, Here is the patch. On one of my next posts I will go over the process of design and change.
Saturday, August 22, 2020
So - Several weeks ago I agreed to an interview with the Director of Writers and Illustrators of the Future. I was one of the the illustrator winners back in 2009. It was a fun week in Hollywood in a seminar with some of the biggest names in Sci-Fi Writing and Illustrating, learning the basic ins and outs of publishing as a writer or illustrator. It was a highlight of my life and I enjoyed every moment of it. Here is the the link to the interview.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
All that was to give an intro into why I was invited. You see, I have been following them from the beginning and in an effort to help them raise money to get the project done I had created artwork for them as well as doing some writing to fill in some of the story gaps. I have talked about Axanar and my work here in my blog in the past but now it is building up.
The rub of all this is I need to arrange my flight there and back and some expense money. What with the move my wife and I are making to new home I am tapped out for a while. So, I have created a GoFundMe Campaign to solicit help to raise this money. The Link is below. As Incentive to help I am also offering a print on demand Axanar TShirt. It will have my logo on the front and a Battle Campaign patch design I did of one of the ships involved in the Battle of Axanar - The USS Tecumseh. For the GoFundMe any amount will help. And if anyone wishes to help directly (to skip the fees associated with GoFundMe) please contact me at the email listed at the top of my blog. If you want to purchase one of the TShirts the cost is $25 plus shipping. Again, for the shirt contact me directly through the above mentioned email. the TShirts are Gildand 5000, a durable and soft shirt in Unisex sizes adult small to 5x.
While the invite to be a panel speaker is cool it is the other opportunities that I want to jump on. This will be an chance to meet and network with a VERY group of potential customers as well as a chance to visit with family that live there and to celebrate my birthday (that weekend) and my wife and I's Anniversary (the next weekend).
I will include here the link to the GoFundMe page as well as the Youtube link to what has been produced so far of the Axanar film
Prelude to Axanar