006: Issue Three

Covers are so fun to do! I was going to put Peach on the cover of issue three, but as I was doing the layouts and the lettering it became clear that what Cupcake and Marmul are up to is really what this issue is all about. In fact, this moment, is what this issue is all about. I can't wait for you guys to read it! It's going to be awesome.

These two make an interesting team. I've been having a great time watching them... well do what they do, you'll have to read it to find out what exactly that is. Also in this issue, more Slore!

I'll try to get some more stuff posted soon. Maybe I'll see If I can get Cherry to do a sexy valentines day poster or something. Thanks for reading!

005: Happy Halloween

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Happy Halloween! I've eaten candy and Ice cream and pizza and more candy. Now it is time to sleep, but before I crawl into my crypt I thought it might be nice to post this nearly completed sheet of the 1st series of trading cards.

I've been working on these for a long time and they're almost done. If you look closely you'll see some things that are unfinished. I've got some corrections to make here and there, but this is it. Each set will be sold like this, and have stats and bio's for the character's on the back. The middle cards will be signed and numbered. 

This has been a fun project. I'll take a little more time to finish it up. After that all my effort will go into finishing issue# 3. See ya soon.


004: Living Dead Site

Hi everybody! Today is my birthday and I was trying to get this thing going so that the store would be live today. I'm happy to say that it is. Awesome! It makes me nervous and excited and very happy. One step closer to making art for a living, right!

 Also, in an attempt to improve as an artist and to make the characters more consistent as I draw them, I've been studying character design most of this year and I've been working on some model sheets and turn-arounds. Here are a few images of Cherry that I really liked. I'll be posting more as I get closer to completing her final designs. Let me know what you thing!                          -Thanks!

003: Exclusive

I did a lot of artwork for the trading cards and some of it turned out pretty good, but didn't have what I was looking for specifically for that project, so I moved on. One of the images that I really loved but I didn't feel was quite right was this image of Rueskee having dinner. I really did loved the picture, it represented the character well, but I felt that it was too casual. So I moved on to something a bit more exciting for the actual card. Anyway I thought it would be fun to make this available to people who, like me,  might be a little disturbed and enjoy the image of a creature enjoying his evening while cooking a foot and reading a book. These prints will be available in the store and will be the first website exclusive. The other stuff you can probably get if you see me at a con, but this one will only be found right here.

002: Trading Card Sneak Preview

For a what seems like a very long time now I've been working on making some  trading cards for my characters. I wanted a quick and easy way for people to get familiar with them if they haven't read the books, or maybe they just liked the art. Anyway the cards are almost done and I wanted to put up this nice sneak preview of Cherry's card art. These will all also be available as 11x17 inch prints.

Thanks,                                                                                                                                                    - Abe

001: The Devil Made Me Do It

Welcome to the new updated website for The Ugly Tree. I've been wanting to do this for some time and that time has finally come. I'll soon have lots of stuff for sale and will be adding content regularly. I'll put up some sketches, drawings, and behind the scenes stuff like page layouts for anyone interested to enjoy. I've got a ways to go before this will be really going, but here we are at the beginning.

    Thanks everyone! Hope you enjoy it.                                                                                                   - Abe