Thursday, November 3, 2011

Updates on projects and such

Hey everyone. I know it has been awhile since our last post here but we are going to try and keep this blog updated better for everyone.

We have some cool things going on right now. Mark has a kickstarter account going for his Dr Goyle project and if you click the link to his blog located on the side tab it will take you to his blog which has the information on it. Please go and support him because the project is really nice and he has really worked hard on it. Gun Ghoul#1 and Outlaw Angel#1 are moving toward a June 1st release next year just in time for con season and Grimm#2 should also be out by then. Techlore#1-3 should also be out then too.

The studio seems to be moving in the right direction but we could not do it without all the love and support of you guys and gals. We appreciate you all so much and to show our love we will have some give aways and prizes coming up in the near future.

Thanks and keep an eye out for us.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lorna Relic Wrangler out today, go buy a copy.

Lorna Relic Wrangler came out today through Image comics. Alpha Dog Studios was lucky enough to be asked to do a pin up for the book. Bat Hilliard did the pencils, Mark Stegbauer did the inks and Will Caligan did the colors.

The book itself was done by Loston Wallace, a very talented artist. So please go support this book. These are good people with a quality product.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Techlore: New Genesis mini series press release


Alpha Dog Studios Release Their First Mini Series: Techlore: New Genesis

May 1, 2011-Alpha Dog Studios releases its first mini series Techlore: New Genesis. This release will be the first of several projects to hit the comic book market in 2011 from Alpha Dog Studios.

Techlore was created back in 1997 and first published through Blind Wolf Comics. Now, the first mini series for this IP will be available for purchase from Alpha Dog Studios starting May 1, 2011.

Techlore: New Genesis is a four part mini series. The first issue is 24 pages, full color, in standard comic book format, and will be sold for $3.99. It is written and created by Will Caligan. The artistic team is as follows: Pencils by Josh Shade, inks by Le Beau Underwood and colors by Emmanuel Ordaz Torres. The cover is penciled by Randy Green, inks by Rick Ketcham, and colors by Torres.

Techolore: New Genesis is set in a future where man can access magic through technology and the children of Avalon have returned to our realm. The story revolves around a half elf and half human bounty hunter named Ariele. She is given the task to protect a young boy, named Merlin, from the evil of Sagan, the King of the dark elf ravenous clan.

Be part of the adventure. See a world mixed with fantasy and science fiction. Order your copy on May 1, 2011 or please pick up a copy at the Alpha Dog Studios tables at a summer convention near you.

To place an order, please use the contact information below and please add and additional $2 for shipping cost.

Will Caligan


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Alpha Dog Studios member Matt Hill wins at Movie Guide Awards.

We wanted to congratulate our studio mate, Matt Hill. He won an award at this years Movie Guide Awards presentation for a screenplay that he co wrote with his best friend Landon. The screenplay was for "Under the Apple Tree."

The prize is funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and is awarded for the best in spiritually uplifting screenplays.

We are very proud of our studio mate. Congrats Matt. It could not have happened to a better guy.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lorna Relic Wrangler-Go Wrangle up a copy.

We wanted to let everyone know that the studio will have a pin up in the upcoming Image title: Lorna Relic Wrangler. So go and help out our friends and buy a copy or two. Below is the official press release:

Official LORNA: RELIC WRANGLER Press Release:


Fun fact: Washington D.C.'s occult architecture was configured to roll out the red carpet for an extra-dimensional Dark Lord. And only one woman can rescue mankind from certain doom!

In March, Image Comics will tell the tale of mankind's savior in LORNA, RELIC WRANGLER, a one-shot adventure written by Micah S. Harris (HEAVEN'S WAR) and illustrated by Loston Wallace (Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Batman Animated Series), Michael Youngblood, and Olli Hihnala. Eisner-award winning artist Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier, Richard Stark's Parker) provides the gorgeous cover, while Dean Yeagle supplies a pin-up worthy variant cover.

"Lorna's passions were never those of your typical southern belle," Harris says. "Now, from her trailer park HQ, she tracks the uncanny on a global scale."

"Lorna is Mary Ann and Ginger combined with a mint julep twist of Lara Croft," Wallace adds. "Sexy, funny, and devilishly smart, Lorna fearlessly faces down supernatural dangers wearing cut-off jeans shorts. What's not to like?!"

To defeat a nefarious evil entity, Lorna, Relic Wrangler, must pilfer a mysterious artifact from a Memorial in the heart of our nation's capitol. What she doesn't know is that she's offering herself up as a sacrificial party favor in the process! Lorna also has to face down her high school nemesis -- now a cat-suited villainess -- in a girl fight for the ages!

Thanks everyone. Now go to your local shop and order a couple copies.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Ranger and this weeks sketch assignment

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Here is last weeks sketch assignments for the Lone Ranger. We have some cool horseback action going on with these sketches.

This week we will not have an assignment. Instead, we are going to ask our watchers to come up with an assignment for next week. If you have an idea for a sketch you would like to see, just leave a comment and we will choose from the ones that are posted up by Monday.

Thanks and we will have another update on studio projects by Friday. So keep an eye out for it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Best in Show" contest-Creators get paid.

Best in Show Contest

Participants: All Creators

Prizes: $400 and published in Alpha Dog Studios Anthology
series The Dog Pound Volume 2. There will only be
one prize awarded to one submission.

Submission deadline: This has changed it is now 30 Sep 11

Objective: This is the opportunity for creators to not only get your story published; you will also receive $400 for it. Alpha Dog Studios wants to help creators get their stories out there and give you a chance to see your work in print.

Rules and Guidelines:
1) The story has to be delivered to Alpha Dog Studios by email to by 11:59pm on the 15th of April. Anything set after that will not be accepted. It needs to be marked “Best in Show contest”.
2) The story can be black or white or color. We do prefer color. It has to be 10 pages long with one Cover with a logo. Which means you should send us 11 pages.
3) The story needs to be PG. No porn, no nudity and no religious blasphemy against any religion. We are a family company. We are looking to produce stuff for any age. If you need to cuss in the writing then use the symbols or imply it. You can be creative without being vulgar.
4) Alpha Dog Studios is not responsible for paying talent. The winner gets $400. This will be paid to the individual that submits the story. If you do not own the story then do not submit it. Payment will be made using PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account we will arrange for another way of payment.
5) By submitting your story to Alpha Dog Studios you give us the right to publish and print your story in The Dog Pound Volume 2 and to use your work as promotional tools for the book.
6) If you are selected the winner; you can not reprint the story you submitted to us for 365 days after publication.
7) You retain all your rights to your creation but your only compensation for the story you submit will be the prizes.
8) Alpha Dog Studios reserves the right to reject any submission without explanation. We also reserve the right to change deadlines and rules as needed. We will get a lot of submissions and we can not respond to everyone.
9) The winner will be contacted through email.
10) The winner will also be spotlighted at :iconalphadogstudios:

1) The winning submission will receive $400. This will be
paid to the winner on the 1st of May 2011.
2) The winner will also receive 5 comp issues that will be
mailed to them by the 30th of June 2011.
3) The winning submission will also be offered a chance to
produce a 2 to 4 issue mini series using the winning story
through Alpha Dog Studios for the year 2012 release.
The creator will get $400 an issue for their projects and 5
comp issues per issue. The book will be edited by the
staff at Alpha Dog Studios and it must meet the
companies standards. The $400 per issue will be all the is
compensation the creator will receive for the mini series.

Other information:
Alpha Dog Studios will have updates on submissions and
Other contest on our Facebook page, blog and DA site which
will be listed below. If you have any questions please send
them to: and mark them "question for Best
in Show contest.”

Thanks from all of us at Alpha Dog Studios and we hope to see all of you in the future.

Will Caligan
Alpha Dog Studios

DA site:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Playboy Super Heroes and the sketch assignment for this week.

Hope everyone is having a productive and safe week.

Here are the sketches for our Playboy Heroes assignment. We were lucky to have our friend, Andrew Harmon, participate in this assignment. He did the great sketch of blob as a Playboy Bunny. Great sketch Andrew and thanks for participating.

This weeks assignment is brought you by studio mate, Mark Stegbauer and it is "The Lone Ranger." Time to get the horse reference out.

We hope that more watchers will participate with our weekly assignments. We love seeing what you guys and gals produce.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Marquis sketches and this weeks sketch assignment.

Well, it is that time of the week again. Time to post up the cool sketches done for last weeks assignment. Last weeks assignment was chosen by studio mate Matt Hill and it was to do a sketch of The Marquis by Guy Davis.

I think these all came out great. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

The assignment for this week comes from our studio mate, Bat Hilliard. He has chosen the topic "Any Super Hero dressed in a playboy bunny costume". This should be fun.

Hope we have some of our watchers take a stab at the assignment and we will have a couple new updates coming your way shortly. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Weekly sketches for Greek Mythology and new assignment.

Hey everyone. Here is another update for our weekly sketch assignments. We had a lot of fun with these. The topic was chosen by our assistant editor Stanton Fink. He loves Greek mythology and monsters.

We also have a entry for last weeks assignment, independent comic book heroes, by Josh Strickland. He sketched a cool version of Witchblade.

This weeks assignment is The Marquis by Guy Davis. It was chosen by studio mate Matt Hill. You can draw any character from the concept.

Well, that is it for now. Hope everyone enjoys the sketches and I hope to see more watcher participation. We love seeing the work you guys can do.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weekly sketches for independent heroes week and this weeks assignment.

Hey everyone.

Here is the art for last weeks sketch assignments. The assignment was to draw your favorite independent hero from any indy comic.

We have some really nice entries. I hope you enjoy them.

I would like to thank Ms Caitie Hincey for participating in the assignment. She did a really cool, animated style version of Ghost from Dark Horse Comics. I love how she added the cool ghost on the inside of her cloak. Nicely done. I also like the ghostly feel of the colors. It is a nice touch. Thank you Ms Caitie for joining us in the fun and we hope you continue. If you would like to see more of her work please go to: and check out her gallery.

Nest weeks assignment: Greek mythological creatures

When you finish the assignment please email it to:

Thanks and we are looking forward to another great week of art.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekly sketch posts and updates

We hope everyone is having a good year so far. Things are really heating up here at Alpha Dog Studios. Our projects are moving forward nicely. The creative teams are in place and they are cranking out the work. We will update the progression of each project here and let you take a peak at some of the art that will not be seen anywhere else. So let us know what you think.

Weekly Sketch assignments
We are starting something new this week here at the Alpha Dog Studios blog. We are starting a weekly sketch blog. The assignment sketch will be handed out by a different member of the studio each week and the participates will have a week to get it finished. Once it is finished, email them to, and they will be published on this blog, and you will get feedback from the artist who is running the assignment that week.

This week's assignment is run by Will Caligan and the subject is independent comic heroes. Draw any of your favorite independent comic characters but make sure you put your take on them.

That is it for this week. Enjoy the page from our upcoming Grimm mini series: Dynasty. Penciled by Bat Hilliard, inked by Mark Stegbauer and written and created by Will Caligan.


Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 The year of the Dog

Hey gang

First, I would like to apologize for the lack of action on this blog. This is going to change. Alpha Dog Studios has a lot going on in 2011 and there will be special surprises that you will only find out on this blog.

We have several projects to be released this year, which include:
Techlore: New Genesis mini series
Gun Ghoul and Cherry Bomb: One shot one kill anthology
Grimm: Dynasty mini series
Saint Hood: Raise the dead with a little hell mini series
Guns, Girls and Monsters art book
Dragonseed: Legacy mini series

We also have a brand new website in the works and will have an on going web comic called "Paradise Lost".

So stayed tuned and please give us feedback. We are here to entertain you and we love to hear what the fans have to say.

Thanks so much and here is to 2011.