NEW! Loteria Grande / Series 1

Loteria cards by John PicacioGood news, Loteria fans! 2014 finishes in grand style with the release of a new Loteria Grande card series from Lone Boy, including “La Calavera”, “El Corazon”, “El Venado”, “El Mundo”, and “La Escalera”! These cards feature the same production value and giant size as the Grandes originally released with my 2013 Calendar’s Kickstarter campaign — 4.5″ x 7.5″ on thick, durable cardstock, with rounded corners. All cards also include my final pencil drawing for each artwork reproduced on the reverse side.

I’m remodeling my blog and web store, and moving it all to WordPress over the New Year’s holiday. Once that work is done, my store will be taking orders for Loteria Grande / Series 1 during the first full week of January.

Here are the rest of the cards included in Series 1.

Happy New Year, all!

Loteria Grande cards by John Picacio



Convention Exclusives Debuting at Detcon!

They’re HERE — and they’re heading your way, Detcon!

I’m debuting two limited-run, special edition Loteria posters — ‘El Corazon’ and ‘La Luna’, and they’ll be convention exclusives at my appearances this summer. There are only 500 of each and they won’t be available for purchase online.

Detcon — you’re getting first crack at these two posters, featuring art from my Loteria series. They measure 11″ x 18″, and are printed on thick cardstock — only $20 each!

Where and when you can get them this weekend:


* 2pm / Loteria! with John Picacio
(Nicolet B)

Multiple rounds of the traditional game of chance, Loteria, hosted by John Picacio, featuring cool book and art prizes for the winners.

Loteria posters will be first available for sale after this event ends, most likely outside of Nicolet B until approximately 3:10pm.

* 8pm to 10pm / Mass Autographing
(Ambassador Salons 1 and 2, 3rd Floor)

Your second chance to score Loteria posters, available at my signing table


12pm to 2pm / Autographing
(Ontario Exhibit Hall (Exact table location TBD))

2pm / Kaffeeklatsch with John Picacio
(Kaffeeklatsch 1)

Last chances to score Loteria posters at Detcon!

After that — San Diego Comic Con — I’ll have some coming to you. More details later on that.

Here’s my full Detcon programming schedule! Can’t wait. 🙂


* 4pm / Richard Powers, SF’s Master Surrealist
(Makinac East)

* 8pm / Opening Ceremonies
(Ambassador Salon 1)


* 10am / Art of A Song of Ice and Fire
(Ambassador Salon 1)

* 12pm / Future of Art and Artists in SF/F
(Ambassador Salon 1)

* 2pm / Loteria! with John Picacio
(Nicolet B)

* 6pm / Who Is That Artist?
(Nicolet B)

* 8pm / Mass Autographing
(Ambassador Salons 1 and 2)


* 11am / The Art of John Picacio
(Ambassador Salon 1)

* 2pm / Kaffeeklatsch with John Picacio
(Kaffeeklatsch 1)

* 4pm / Good, Bad, Ugly — SF/F Cover Art and Design
(Makinac East)


* 11am / Artique Roadshow
(Nicolet A)

* 2pm / Closing Ceremonies
(Ambassador Salon 1)

Loteria Grande Drawing Sale! (AKA “How to Score a Picacio Original for a Low Price”)

My Loteria final pencil drawings have received a lot of buyer interest, which is great to see and very appreciated. That said, those drawings won’t be for sale until well after all 54 Loteria works have been completed.

Here’s good news though — for one week only, starting today — I’m offering Grande card-sized Loteria drawings for a bargain price. These are pencil drawings on Strathmore Bristol, and they measure 4.5 inches wide by 7.5 inches tall. Each is signed.

I’ll be doing drawings of ‘La Luna’, ‘La Rosa’, and ‘La Sirena’, and they’ll be first come, first serve. The sale will run from today until Wednesday, March 26 at 11:59pm CST. Here’s an example of each.



Price is $105 per drawing for orders shipping within the continental US, and $115 each for orders shipping outside of the continental US. (Shipping costs included in price.)

If you’ve ever wanted to add a work of mine to your art collection, this is an excellent way to do so. Order yours here.


Will there be more than one drawing produced for each of these three icons?

A: Yes. If you order one of these drawings before March 26th, then you’re guaranteed to get one of your very own, regardless of who orders before you.

Do people who order today receive their drawing before someone who orders later?

A: Yes. I’ll fill the orders in the order of when they are received.

Will orders be allowed after March 26th, after 11:59pm CST?

A: No. Once this ordering period is done, then I’ll focus on fulfilling the orders for all who reserved their drawing during the order period. If you’re tight for cash between now and March 26th, let me know before the deadline, and I can try to reserve one for you, but I can’t guarantee that I can do that in all cases.

Will I be the one doing all of these drawings, or is someone else drawing some of them?

A: I will be the one drawing all of these. These are not remarqued prints. Each original drawing will be created from scratch for each buyer. (My name’s John Picacio, not Thomas Kinkade.)

Is ‘La Sirena’ going to be drawn in brown pencil?

A: No. That one will be drawn with the same tone as the other two, but for some reason, Blogger keeps imaging that with a brown tone, even though it’s a Gray jpg, not RGB. Weird. Ignore the brown. It’ll be shades of grey just like the others.

When will the drawings be shipped?

A: I expect to ship these out after Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 in May. So all buyers should be receiving theirs within the month of May. International orders tend to take a bit longer to arrive. Those who order early (especially those on the Lone Boy List) will likely receive theirs much sooner, but overall, expect yours in May.

Jump aboard. March 26th will be here before you know it! 🙂