Friday, December 31, 2010


How to Train Your Dragon © Dreamworks, Inc.
By Corey Breen
Pencil & Photshop


All my best to you and yours, and let's hope for a wonderful, prosperous, and most of all, joyful


Corey Breen

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

DC Online Beta

DC Online Beta Character Zaidin
By Corey Breen

DC Online Beta Character Zaidin
By Corey Breen

DC Online Beta Character Zaidin
By Corey Breen

DC Online Beta Character Zaidin
By Corey Breen


I can't even tell you how EXCITED I was just a couple of weeks ago because I got invited by work to join the DC Online PS3 game early, in their Beta testing phase. The game does not come out until January 11th, 2011. It took a while to get it up and running, but once I did, it reminded me a lot of Final Fantasy XI Online, which to this day I regret having canceled my subscription. So take it from me, this is a game you WANT to play if you liked FFXI Online!

I spent a LOT of time creating my character, because that is the most important part of a Massive Multi-Player Online Game (MMOG) to me. I came up with an AWESOME name, Zidian, and then choose his "mentor" to be none other then Batman himself (who else?)!

I gave him a techy outfit, and Batman's awesome spiked gloves! Then I changed his colors to be black and white. I love this outfit, and even though in-game you upgrade and change outfits (which I love), this first outfit is really the one I like the most, and would draw him in, as I did above! The in-game photos above are some of the costume changes he has gone through already in the game! I LOVE his mutton chops the best, by-the-way! LOL

Now that I am currently at level 8, the game is really getting cool because Zaidin is getting a lot more powerful. It is a very hard game though, to my surprise! Right now I'm really having a difficult time beating the Scarecrow! I want to make friends with some people online to try and help me complete the mission, but I don't even know if that is allowed on this mission. I think the game would be a little better if I was able to form parties like FFXI Online. I actually have NO IDEA how to befriend people, so they have to make that clearer.

Otherwise, I like the game a LOT, obviously, and I hope to continue to play, despite a $15 a month subscription starting a month after purchase.

I do love my character though, so if you are playing the Beta, send me a note in game, or if you know how to friend me, do and fill me IN on how to do that! Again, like FFXI Online, I wish they had a place you can go that has a registered developer that can answer your questions.

In the meantime, I will be right back as I try to figure out how to make friends in-game, and beat the Scarecrow! Think I get to go to Metropolis after this Gotham mission! AWESOME!

See you Online,


Thursday, December 23, 2010

I'll Give YOU a War on Christmas!

Santa The Barbarian
By Corey Breen
Photoshop & Illustrator

Santa The Barbarian
By Corey Breen
Pencil & Illustrator

Santa The Barbarian
By Corey Breen

HO HO HO! Merry Christmas!

I kinda banged this out just in time for Christmas, and I'm glad I did! I LOVE doing Christmas Cards. Every year in the media they claim this "War on Christmas", and that kinda stuck in my head, so I had this idea of Santa "mad as hell, and not gonna take it anymore", and fighting back to get Christmas back to where it was, whatever that means.

So here is Santa, the Barbarian, with sword and axe in hand, ready to defend Christmas! My wife thinks I'm disturbed! I just think I like to draw super-heroes and like my friend, John said, "Santa rules! lol Especially when he carries a BIG sword!" Could not have said it better myself!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Hope you get a TON of comics, video games and movie to enjoy and inspire! And I hope you get the chance to spend it all with love ones, friends, and family, because THAT is what it's all about to me!

Corey Breen

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dr. Who Commission

Dr.Who Commission
By Corey Breen

Here is a commissioned sketch of Dr. Who for a customer who bought my Twenty-Ten - Art of Book, right here on the Blog!

Be sure to buy yours TODAY, and let me know who you want me to draw for you, and one of these original drawings could be YOURS!

Big thanks to John, for this one, a Dr. Who sketch, a character he has really gotten me into. John is a HUGE Dr. Who fan, and I've gone to him numerous times to try and improve my knowledge of the show and it's history. He's better then Wikipedia!

Thanks, John, I've been wanting to draw this character since I began watching the show, and I was really glad that I was able to draw him exclusively for you!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Creator Owned Work

SaricH © Corey Breen

Efron © Corey Breen

Here are two more drawings, one of SaricH, and one of Efron, both creator owned characters.

I actually started drawing the SaricH one at NYCC, but didn't finish it until now. I drew the Efron drawing last year, but here it is posted for the first time, since I introduced him last post.

Let me know what you think of both characters!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Last of the Con!

Efron from Sunburn © Corey Breen


NYCC Exclusive Drawings
By Corey Breen

Above is the second exclusive drawing I did at New York Comic Con. The first was the TMNT drawing as posted earlier this week, that you can see side by side with this second one. This one is a creator owned character I came up about 2 years ago, named Efron, from an idea for a book called Sunburn.

I really like this elf-like character I created, and I hope I'm able to do something with him sooner rather then later. Since most of my time will be devoted to bringing the SaricH Graphic Novel to life throughout this year, I won't have too much time to devote to other ideas such as Efron and Sunburn. Maybe I'll make him the focus of next years NYCC, and make him the cover character to next year's Art of Corey Breen book. I like that idea, so we shall see.

Well, I think that about wraps up the NYCC completely on my end. Again, I had such a great time, I meet so many great people and fans and contacts, that I am still floored by the positivity and great responses to my work! I can't wait to do it again next year, and I look forward to this year being my best as far as getting my work out there to the public, and getting a lot of work publish!

Wish me luck,


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Art of Corey Breen Book for Sale!

Front Cover to Art of Corey Breen Book
SaricH © Corey Breen 2010

To the right of this very Blog page, you can purchase your copy of the 36 page "sketchbook" that I premiered at New York Comic Con! It is $10.95, with free shipping, and you also get a FREE sketch in the the back! When you purchase the book, please email me at and let me know what character you would like me to draw as your free sketch!

Thank you so much for your support, and I hope you purchase a book! Email me with any questions, concerns, problems with ordering!

Corey Breen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

NYCC Exclusive TMNT Sketch

Raphael from TMNT © Eastman & Laird
By Corey Breen

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were by FAR and away the most popular request made for prints and sketches over the entire weekend at the New York Comic Con. Here is an exclusive sketch I did for the show of Raphael! Next year, I gotta remember that NOTHING tops the Turtles in fans minds, and I will be doing a ton more drawings of them throughout the year!


Friday, October 15, 2010

New York Comic Con Part II


Me Drawing!

CjB Productions Comic Con Table

CjB Productions Comic Con Table

CjB Productions Comic Con Table

Kyle Raynor Sketch

Ken From Street Fighter Sketch

Red Hood Sketch

Gambit Sketch

Eradicator Sketch

Elongated Man Sketch Card

The Dark Knight Sketch Card

Muppet's Beeker & Professor Honeydew Sketch

Black Adam Sketch

TMNT Sketch Cover I

TMNT Sketch Cover

Snakes Eyes Sketch

Rogue Sketch

Neon Spider-Man Sketch

Green Lantern Sketch Card

Greetings from NYCC!

I have to say this was an INCREDIBLE experience! I was floored by the amount of awesome fans and guests at the show, and their support of my work! I sold a ton of prints, note cards, and Art of Books, and did about 30 original drawings for people! Above is only the ones I was able to take a quick pic of. I wanted to get them all documented, but that was near impossible, there was just too many.

Off the top of my head, I know some other sketches I did that I wasn't able to take pictures of were about 4 or 5 more TMNT sketches, Edward from Twilight, Nightcrawler, Rot Lop Fan Green Lantern, Barney Rubble beating up Barney the Dinosaur, Neytiri Sketch Card, and a Spider-Man & Iron Man commission, and many, many more! I wish I took pics of those, but I was just so busy!

I have to give a BIG thank you to everyone who came by to say hello at my table including my boss, Dan Didio! A big thank you to all the industry people who introduced themselves to me, some old coworkers, and some fellow current coworkers! Big thank you to all my other fans who stopped by, and all the news ones I got. Also anyone who purchased anything, and all those that I did a sketch for either in their sketchbooks or my Art of Book, THANK YOU!

Finally, a BIG thank you to my wife who helped me out on Saturday, thank you sweetheart, I love you!

I have two more EXCLUSIVE drawings I did just for the Blog to show you that I did exclusively for the New York Comic Con, and I'll probably post those starting on Monday. One is of a NEW creator owned character of mine that I'm ready to introduce, and one of the MOST POPULAR & requested character of the show, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Making a comeback, oh YEAH!

Thanks again everyone, can't WAIT for next year!

Corey Breen
CjB Productions

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New York Comic Con Part I

New York Comic Con Part I

So it begins! The countdown to NYCC! Can't tell you how EXCITED I am! I got so much stuff to show, and sell, I hope I can fit it all in a suitcase to bring to the show. I will be drawing sketches to all those who buy an Art of book, and if I sell out of those, I will continue to do sketches through out the con. In fact, just below, you can see the flier I have made that gives a run down of all the services I will be providing at the show.

The main part of my show will be focused around my Art of Corey Breen Book. I will be selling my Art of Book for $10, and if you buy that you will receive a FREE sketch of any character you want (reference may be necessary) in the back of the book on one of the blank pages. The Art of Book is 32 pages in full color, even though most pages are gray-scale versions of some of my more popular colored pieces. I want to give a sense of a sketchbook, even though these are all "finished" pieces on their own.

Next up, I will be selling FULL COLOR 11 x 17 inch Prints of my more popular pieces. These will include the SaricH Art of Corey Breen Cover, my pieces of Grendel, Neytiri, Green Lantern Corps, and Darksiders, among others pieces. Those will be $10 each as well, and I will sign them and/or personalize them.

Next I will have 4 x 5 inch note cards that were a big hit from last year. There are a lot of these of MANY different pieces, so choose your favorite TWO for $5. They are glossy, card stock note cards, and they look REALLY great, I love them. Put them on your fridge! LOL

Comics I have worked on or in can be bought for $5. Also, the two VS. Series trading cards I did for Upper Deck/DC are available, and you can by both of them for $10. LIMITED SUPPLY on the comics & cards though!

Next I will be selling a MAJORITY of my ORIGINAL ART! All the pieces you have seen n my website and Blog WILL be for sale! Most of the pieces are 8.5 x 11 loose leaf drawings. Those will range from $25-$50. Other pieces are random sizes and range in price. I will be selling full 11 x 17 drawings, but they are more expensive, in the $75-$150 range. Double page spread drawings are the most expensive at $300, i.e. the Green Lantern Corps Spread and the Darksiders piece.

I will also have order forms on me to fill out if you want more then just a 5-10 minute sketch in the back of the art of book. I will be taking orders for full on commissions at the show that will be completed starting after the show in the order that they were taken. The Prices are $50 for 8.5 x 11 pieces, and 11 x 17 pieces cost $100. MAX 2 characters per piece. The shipping and handling will be FREE to all those you order.

I will also have the SaricH Statue on DISPLAY for all to see the amazing job Amos Hemsely did with it! Very proud of this, so be careful, and DON'T TOUCH! LOL Amos still has the mold of the piece, so if you do have the money and want a statue of my main dude, SaricH, then I can order one for you. The cost is $250. That I may need shipping help on though, lol. Kristy and I will also be wearing EXCLUSIVE CjB Productions T-Shirts (men's & woman's), so if you would like to order one of those, I can make that happen too, for $15! The T-Shirt's are very cool, actually.

Finally I have some fliers to give out, and business cards of course. BUT, depending on how the show goes, I look forward to offering some really COOL deals, and possibly some really GREAT free swag!

Like I mentioned above, ,my beautiful wife, Kristy will be there on Saturday taking orders and giving out a lot of info as I keep busy with the sketching. Say hello to her, treat her nice, and let's do this!

I can't wait to meet all my fans, and get a TON of new ones! VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE SHOW! Hope to see you all there!

Corey Breen
CjB Productions

Monday, October 4, 2010

NYCC Table Assisnment Announced!

The seating arrangements for New York Comic Con have been released, and I am sitting at Table E-18! I will be there the entire show.

Show Hours
Friday, October 8th: 10AM – 7PM
Saturday, October 9th: 10AM – 7PM
Sunday, October 10th: 10AM – 5PM

All this week I will be posting all the incredible things I will have at the show to see, look at, buy, and talk about! I can't wait for the Con as I hope to meet, see, and draw for a lot of my fans! I think it's going to be a wonderful show and hopefully I will get a lot more fans into my work!

Hope you all are as excited as I am!

Corey Breen

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Return to Avatar!

Neytiri from Avatar © 20th Century Fox
Colors by Chris Beckett
Art by Corey Breen

Neytiri from Avatar © 20th Century Fox
Art & Color by Corey Breen

I get an amazing sense of accomplishment and fulfillment from other professionals who want to either ink or color one of my pieces. All artists are quiet modest about their work, so when another artist likes your work enough to want to work with you on a piece, it is a real honor for me.

One of my ex-coworkers here at DC has gone freelance and who is primed to be the next big name in coloring, liked my piece of Neytiri, and asked if he could color it. I gave him the file, and almost had forgotten about it, just because I have been so busy getting ready for NY Comic Con. But yesterday, Chris surprised me by sending me this incredible new color version of the piece! I absolutely LOVE it! The tone, the gentle palette, and the mood Chris was able to capture with his colors here, really added so much to the drawing!

Chris said, " I mainly really wanted to use pink cause I never get a chance to. :)" Well said, Chris, and I think it really makes Neytiri pop here, and I think it just looks really pretty!

Below Chris' amazing rendition of the piece, is another version by me that I did exclusively for the NYCC! I will have note-cards and posters to sell at the show of this version. I have tweaked my colors for this piece like 100 times, but I kept coming back to this all blue approach, and I think it really works better then the previous full color version I did before. It's no where NEAR the quality or wonder that Chris was able to achieve, but hope you like it just the same.

Thank you Chris for the piece, and I hope we work together on other stuff REALLY, really soon! I mean it!

You can follow Chris on Twitter, @TheHappyBucket

Lots more announcements to come as we draw oh so much closer to NYCC! Woo HOO!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Grave Soldiers Cover Revealed!

Grave Soldiers Cover
By Corey Breen
© Jeffrey Marvin, Jeffrey Zacholl, & Ben Soreff

Photoshop Colors

Grave Soldiers Pencils
By Corey Breen
© Jeffrey Marvin, Jeffrey Zacholl, & Ben Soreff

Pencils & Photoshop

Grave Soldiers Color sans Logo

By Corey Breen
© Jeffrey Marvin, Jeffrey Zacholl, & Ben Soreff


I finally get to reveal the first of two top secret pieces I completed recently.

Months ago I was contacted by Cave Drawing Ink to do a cover for a special project called Grave Soldiers. Five artists were asked to do covers introducing four characters for a multimedia concept. Check out Cave Drawing Ink's Blog for more info on the character I was asked to draw, Arnold Yates, and all about the project at

Press Release by Jeffrey Marvin

"It's been a while since I posted anything mostly cause I was working hard on a new project I'm hoping will be completed within the next year. This is one of 5 kick ass comic covers made by the finest artists I have had the great privilege to work with. Over the next week I'll be posting each cover for your viewing pleasure with a brief blurb about the issue. Your comments are encouraged, so feel free to let us know what you guys think! Enjoy!

He's smug, he's arrogant and he is a total bad ass. Arnold Yates has it all good looks, a perfect bod and the best job as a Iraq. This guy is the top of his security team and if you find yourself staring down his MP-5 you aren't going to be long for this world. Yates is under the belief that he is untouchable, but karma is a bitch and sometimes it sneaks up on you when you least expect it."

This cover was a lot of fun to do, and I was really happy with how the final version came out. I kinda cringe when asked to do military type pieces, but I think I nailed exactly what Jeffrey Marvin wanted with the piece, and I can't wait to see where the project goes from here, whether I'm involved further with it or not.

Thanks to Cave Drawing Ink for the work, and I'm really happy to have contributed to any kind of success that comes your way with the project of Grave Soldiers!


PS- Hopefully soon I can also reveal the second top secret piece I mentioned.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Head Games!

SaricH © Corey Breen
Head Logo By Corey Breen
Pen & Ink & Photoshop

Here's my guy again. I wanted to do a little head shot of SaricH, kind of like a logo or patch of him that I can use for things. I thought it would be cool to have like a Hellboy or Savage Dragon type of "logo" for him that I can use on things, and something to put on the spine of his books I do in the future.

Get used to this character, because this guy is gonna be my thing for the next year or so as I work on my first Original Graphic Novel with him. I creating his whole world from the ground up, so it's gonna be a long strange trip!


PS- Here it is in silhouette!

PS- I am also using him as my NEW Fantasy Football Logo too! Go 56'ers!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What, You Thought This Was a Democracy?!

Front Cover to "The Art of Corey Breen" © Corey Breen
By Corey Breen

Back Cover to "The Art of Corey Breen" © Corey Breen
By Corey Breen

So here it is! The final front and back covers to my 'Art of' book that I will be selling starting at the NYCC in October! I thank you all for your votes on the Blog and on Facebook and Twitter, for helping me decide what cover to use. As you can see, it is not the one that won out in voting. I will not be using the Neon Spider-Man pin-up as the cover. I know it was the clear cut winner, but I had to over rule that, unfortunately. I know a lot of you really like the Spider-Man cover, but I felt it wasn't the best idea to go ahead with that one.

I personally voted for the SaricH cover, myself mainly because I want to feature him heavily at the con. I have a statue for display and for sale of him, I will have postcards made of this image, and more, and now I have him featured on the cover to my first "book". I not only wanted to use him for those reasons, but I always was worried that if I went with the Spider-Man piece, I was using a character I did not create, for the cover. As was stated in the original post, using a character that is copyrighted by someone else, in this case, Marvel Comics, was definitely frowned upon by other artists who make sketchbooks and art books for the cons. I talked to a bunch of people in the know-how that starting at his con, companies could possibly be going after people who do, or people who feature their characters for more then 1/4 of their books. I didn't want to ruffle any features here, and I just felt it was much more of an ideal situation to feature my creator owned character on the cover anyway. It's ok to have pin-ups of Marvel and DC characters on the inside of the book, which I have, including the Neon Spider-Man pin-up that will not be the cover. It's just not as kosher to have a non-creator owned character on your cover. SO hope that makes sense.

I thank you all for voting and for your valued input! It really means a lot to me to hear from you, and know that you all are reading and at least enjoying everything I'm working on. I'm REALLY glad you loved the Spider-Man cover, and I hope you still like and possibly purchase my book at the con or after the con, now featuring SaricH on the cover instead. I can't WAIT for October, and I can get these into your hands! Thank you again for all your support!

Now to get this book to the printers! More info to come on that!

All my best!


PS- Notice that I got rid of the sun in the SaricH cover, and also moved his tail to the back of him, and up towards the top! I think it works MUCH better now! Thank you to my love, my wife, Kristy on helping me make it better! She is my greatest critic, and the best art director an artist can have! Thank you, sweetie!

Friday, August 20, 2010

You Decide!

SaricH © Corey Breen
By Corey Breen

SaricH © Corey Breen
By Corey Breen

So I now have this dilemma. I am currently making a "Art of" book to sell at the New York Comic Con on October 8th-October 11th, and I was just about ready to print when I decided that I wasn't sure about the cover to the book. The cover I was about to go to print with was the Neon Spider-Man pin-up I just did recently. I laid out the image with the text I wanted, and I was REALLY happy with how it looks. The title of the book is called '2010- Twenty-Ten', the 'Art of Corey Breen'. Everything was all set with the cover and the interiors showcasing my favorite pieces from 2009 and 2010, with some other favorites thrown in there as well. At the last minute, I thought about it more, and decided to try and do a alternate cover to the book featuring one of my own creator owned characters. I was just going to attempt to do something cool, but since I loved the Spider-Man piece as the cover, knew it really wouldn't trump that to be considered for the cover.

Then I actually drew this really kick a$ drawing of my main creator owned character named SaricH, that I'm sure you all have seen before. He is like my company mascot you could say, but also a character that I plan to do a Cerebus type of book on someday soon. Because the piece came out so good, I went right into digital inks on it, and then fully colored it, using my process I have been showing off to you these past two weeks. I now have this process down so well, that it's really helping me crank out some really nice pieces. So now I have this image that I really love now, that I am caught in a dilemma of deciding whether I want to keep Spider-Man as the cover to my Art Book, or replace it with my creator owned character, SaricH, above.
There is pros and cons to each one. I have heard around the industry that selling sketchbooks at conventions or on the web, or even to feature them on your website, it is ok to use. You can draw Spider-Man even though it is copyrighted, if you just make sure to include the copyright info. But is kind of frowned upon to use a copyrighted character that is not your own for the cover. They say companies give you a free pass when using their characters in sketchbooks, as long as you don't use them on the cover. That's what they say...

If I wanted to use the Spider-Man piece, it is not my character, so it may be considered a little bit of risk. That may give me more notice, and people would be more likely to buy something with Spider-Man on the cover then say one of my own characters, but I also feel that having one of my characters featured on the cover is more a representation of what I want. I want my character to be showcased at the con, and I having him on my Art of Book would do just that. I will be featuring, and selling a statue of SaricH at the con as well, that you can see if you stop by my table at the con. The statue was made by my ex-coworker and friend and amazing sculptor, Amos Hemsley. You all have seen it if you read my blo, but if you haven't do a search for it, and check it OUT! NOW! I'll wait! Good? Good.

So I leave it up to my fans. What do you think I should do? I love both images and I want to use both images. I rather not make a 50-50 split on the covers, because I'm not sure how much that would cost. I will look into that. BUT, in the meantime, post a comment on here, or my Facebook page of CjB Productions Facebook page, or on Twitter, and let me know what you think I should do. I'm leaning towards SaricH, but I want to get your opinion's as fans of my work, and see which one you and other fans at the convention will buy.

Below I have images of how both covers would look with the cover text and everything!



Cover A

Cover B