Sep 30, 2010


Sketched in Photoshop, inked in Manga Studio EX 4 and colored in Photoshop.

Sep 29, 2010

The Century Plant Pictures

Hey everybody, I just wanted to share some pictures from my installation/solo show "The Century Plant" in Philadelphia, PA (at the Paradigm Gallery on 2020 South Street to be exact). If your in the Philadelphia area there are still two more receptions to attend on October 8th and October 22nd, both 5-10 pm.



Here is a quick sketch I did the other day at home on my moleskine (always with me). There is something dark and sad about this character, but I like it.

Android poster design

Illustration for a roll banner of an Android event.

The image was rendered in 9600 x 24000 pixels (about 80 x 200 cm in 300 DPI).

Sep 27, 2010

The Complicated World of Charlie Valor

Hey all,
This is a comic book I illustrated and helped create for Brotherhood Mutual! A pretty cool company: ) Enter Charlie Valor!

We're quite proud of it, so check it out, read the comic online, browse the downloads section...and tell your friends: )

My blog.

Old-Fashioned Fun

Illustration Friday's theme this week is 'Old-Fashioned', so... Wheeee! :-D

Sep 24, 2010

Mike Spicer Cartoonist

Hi! I've been tweeking my blog...I'd like to take this opprtunity to invite everyone to look, comment, follow and pass along.I've been dabbling in cartoon/phot hybrids, having fun with it.


Here is a little invite I've done for my baseball team's night out (Croydon Pirates) ,our season is over, so it's time to celebrate going to a Bar and Grill for some beers and BBQ buffalo wings, mmmmhhh .... Go Pirates!!

Sep 22, 2010

Jew of the Week: Marcel Marceau [ס]

  • Actor / Author / Moses of Mime
  • Father died in Auschwitz
  • Joined the French Resistance
  • Garnered worldwide fame as Bip the Clown
  • Wikipedia Bio

  • [To see past editions of Jew of the Week, visit Owen's blog, Winning the Polyglottery!]


    Illustration for "TU" Magazine!

    Some Recent Sketch-Cards

    Hello Sugar-Frosted Good-people! Mark here - I haven't posted in a long long while. In fact, I think it's been almost a full year! Here's what I've been up to lately: 1) I attended FanExpo in Toronto as an exhibiting artist this past August - my good friend Lance Sawyer and I premiered our first comic, Dreadful. I'm happy to say it sold out completely. 2) I've been doing a heckuvalot of sketch cards for a number of companies including 5Finity, SadLittles, Breygent and, most recently, Topps and Lucasfilms! I just finished up 100 cards for the Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters series, as well as 24 cards for 5Finity's Hack/Slash series. Here are some of my most recent cards!

    If anyone out there is interested in commissioning me, I've got eight (8) Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders returns left; ten (10) Damsels & Dinosaurs; nine (9) Rantz Angels and four (4) Mixtape. The Mixtape cards are already finished. My rates are as follows: All individual cards are $25.00 each; the last card in each set will go for $40.00. My Mixtape returns range from $30.00 to $80.00. I will only be getting three (3) retuns back for Hack/Slash - one of which is already spoken for - they will be $66.00 each. I will only be getting six (6) returns back from Clone Wars: Rise of the Bounty Hunters, and they will be going for a minimum of $100.00 each. For more information on how to contact me, and to see more of my stuff, I invite you to check out my blog and deviantart websites! Thanks for looking!

    Sep 21, 2010

    Steve Jobs bust

    Realistic 3D renders of my Steve Jobs bust, available as a real little statue at the Sevensheaven 3D Print Store.

    Train Drawings

    I don't spend too much time on trains, but when I do I like to draw small silly drawings. Here's a couple of them.
    I'm not sure where the ideas comes from, but while I'm drawing them they just seems to be the most obvious thing to draw

    Leela And Frye

    Not a fan of the show, but still,That wouldn't stop me from taking on this sketch card commission of the characters.

    By the way, my full color sketch card commissions sale is still open, and will be until the end of September. So if you've been contemplating getting a card, you still have time.

    Here are the details:

    Full Color Sketch Cards.

    $10.00 + $2.00 shipping

    $5.00 each additional character

    Payment through Paypal only to

    Please email me before making any payments to reserve your spot.

    Once your spot is reserved, payment is due to secure the spot. 

    Please help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and where ever else you are able to. I would greatly appreciate it. 



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    Artist Alley

    My new promo video. Featuring art that will be in 
    my new book on sell at NYC Comic Con.

    Trunk Show

    I wanted to draw something difficult. Yun and I were staying at a house on a lake in the Berkshires. We were in the middle of the woods. It was a little rainy and I was searching for something to draw. I was attracted to the trees. If you really sit and stare at bark, it is so intricate. It can be very challenging to draw, especially the way that I do. The trees were not laid out like that. I would choose one tree and draw it. Then I'd walk and find another and then draw that one. I was composing as I went along. There was moss covering all the rocks. It was a nice little touch to tie the drawing together. I'm so used to drawing cities. I feel nervous in the woods. Deep down I know the Texas chainsaw massacre guy is lurking about out there somewhere. He is sitting quietly in the dark watching me knowing I can't see him.

    Arthur’s Day, Guinness on Canvas Exhibition @ Ballaban Art Gallery, Dublin

    NEROSUNERO Portrait with fetuccine and guinness., Inkjet printed drawing on paper, 23x25cm, Limit. Eds of 7, 2010

    Ballaban Art Gallery

    Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th September 2010 (inclusive)


    To celebrate "Arthur's Day" on Thursday 23rd September, Balla Bán Art Gallery

    is hosting an exhibition by a number of emerging artists on the theme of

    "Arthur's Day - Guinness on Canvas". The exhibition will be on all things
    related to the black stuff and takes place from Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th September inclusive.

    Rumour has it that Dublin's smallest gallery has a tiny fridge that will be stocking complimentary cans of the black stuff on the 23rd September which might be an added incentive to come along to browse through the Guinness related artworks!!!

    Artists exhibiting at this themed exhibition include: Dearbhla, David Hennessy, Thomas J Byrne, Ann Marie Hayes, Frank O'Dea, Rod Coyne, Mario Sughi aka nerosunero, Pauline Murphy, Pervaneh Matthews, Sandra Corrigan, Kelly Hood, Andrew Manson, Catherine Mann, Daneil Geary, Gary Bradlye, Ray Sherlock, Roy Wallace and FINK.

    Ballaban Art Gallery
    Westbury Mall, off Grafton Stree, Dublin 2

    Sep 20, 2010

    Baby Shower Card!

    The Evolution Of A Scooby Comic Cover!

    I posted the step-by-step for a Scooby cover I just did for Wildstorm! It's a long read and you can check it out at

    Power Cat And Iron Paw

    I didn't think I wold do another one of these, but dang, they are fun. So I tackled one of my favorite heroes, Iron Fist. And of course, I had to throw in Luke Cage for good measures. Hope you dig.

    Pokeweed sketch card

    I finally feel like I am having fun with markers. In fact, no pixels were harmed in the making of this card.
    copyright 20102 Drew Pocza

    Sep 19, 2010

    The Flying Hippo

    (click on image for full size)

    This idea was prompted by this week's Illustration Friday theme, "Acrobat."

    I chuckled while drawing it, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
    My Illustration Blog.

    Sep 17, 2010


    So there's this insanely wild Twitter meme going on now where a lot of Artist's, including some of my favorites, are turning Marvel comics characters into... Cats! Even Dogs!
    So, yeah. I had to join in the fun. Although, I'm not sold on the name.
    Sketched, inked and Technicolor brought to you by Photoshop. 

    Sep 15, 2010


    Something that is going to be on screen print soon...:D!
    best, Choper.

    Atom Eve!

    I've been reading Invincible, albeit at a slooow pace, but it's been very entertaining so far. I've gotten the chance to draw Invincible before, but never Atom Eve. This is by far, my favortie sketch card commission. I need more collectors to commission me to draw more Atom Eve cards. 

    Come on folks. Where are my Atom Eve peeps?!



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    Self Portrait - final

    nerosunero interview with HI FRUCTOSE

    This Dublin Life
    nerosunero interviewed by
    artist Nathan Spoor
    Hi-Fructose Mag
    (Richmond, CA, USA, 15 IX 2010)

    Sep 14, 2010



    E.T. and Catman

    For this sketch card commission, I was given the freedom to draw my favorite child hood movie character. This one was tough because there's quite a few. Regardless, in the end, I settled on the most magical one of them all, E.T. I remember the sense of awe and enjoyment I had as a child watching this movie for the first time. All I know is that after the movie, I wanted my own Extra Terrestrial from another plant running loose in my house :)

    And of course, I had to draw another first, Catman, which was cool too.

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