Two Sides of the Same Soul


So, here’s the first Yu-Gi-Oh! piece I’ve done in years. God, I loved this manga so much. Seriously the comic was so much better than the cartoon, not that the cartoon was bad.
And recently I’ve had conversations with a few different friends that just reminded me of how much I did. So thank you to those who brought back all those good memories.

This is also for sale as a shirt at

“Coraline Comic” Ely 2014


Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Illustrated by Phil Vazquez

So after 5 months it’s finally here! The “William H. Ely Exhibition”! My senior thesis is all done. I put so much time and love into this that I couldn’t be happier with the result. There’s so much I could say and talk about when it comes to all of these, but in the end I just have to say that it was fun to try and solve the execution of all these.

Gaiman’s work has been some of my favorite things to read in my life, and now some of my best work is based off his. I am extremely grateful for such amazing inspiration!

I now present my comic scene rendition of Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline” along with the full book jacket!

If you’re in the city of Philadelphia, come out to the University of the Arts and check out the show!

Store Now Up And Running!

Store Now Up And Running!

Now apart of the menu is the link to the store! There you can purchase a few of my prints, including this one made exclusively for this occasion!

Details about the image now:
A project I’ve been working on to be a personal promo assignment for class, but I think I am going to use it.

So real quick, gotta confess, outfit I drew in this is based off of the Disney character: Max Goof. Watched “A Goofy Movie” clips recently and still love it.

Also friends of mine accidentally made it as zombies in here. No intention at first, but once I realized it, I pushed it a little bit.



So the Ely’s are here. For those who don’t know, basically, at my school it’s the Illustration Majors thesis for senior year in a nut shell. Gonna have to do a series of pieces that all relate to a theme/body of work that you’re passionate about.

Gonna do a comic adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline”! I’ve already started on character sketches, and I even messaged Neil Gaiman himself in a tumblr message telling him of my plans to which he told me to have a great time with it. Extremely short message but it gave me that extra drive. I’m feeling really awesome about this year already!

Had a few printing problems with this. Luckily in the end (and by the end I mean by the middle of our class’s section critiques) I was able to get a good print and got a good response. I’m feeling good.

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Hey, so I finally got my shiny new tablet! In fact it’s a Yiynova (basically a cheaper cintique) to anyone who knows the jargon. And with it, I’m attempting drawing digitally. Up until now, it’s been traditional lines with digital color. So I’m trying my hand with some new stuff.

Anyway, with this, I’m going to announce the return of my short lived web comic, “Vazquez Doodles” so keep an eye out in the coming week(s)!


Answers 2

Answers 2

Working on the title still.

New tablet still isn’t in yet though. Melissa let me use hers.

So after a frustrating few days of coloring this thing, here’s one version (the warm palette version) of my Thesis homework. The criteria was just for a personal project and to kind of relate it to a market. I decided to go with a Runaways/X-Men/Apocalyptic feel. Side note, the main character’s color scheme is loosely based on Tai from Digimon, haha.