Monday, April 25, 2016

Kids in Nature Cover and Interiors for the Washington Post

Here’s a cover and a couple of interiors that I did recently for the Washington Posts Local Living section. This was for their earth day issue and the cover story 10 ways to help kids fall in love with being outside.  This list included things like going barefoot, finding fun shaped clouds (so obviously dinosaurs), discovering insects, and learning about animal tracks.
Thanks to my AD Amanda Soto for being so great to work with.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A Cheesy Space Adventure

Alright here it is, this weekend is Emerald City Comicon so even though I don’t have a table this year I still wanted to put together a new mini comic to take with me and hand out. So here’s “A Cheesy Space Adventure”, a super serious super suspenseful action sci-fi story. Like I said I don’t have a table but if you see me wandering around say hi and grab a comic. I feel like I should make some sort of secret codeword for that. 
While working on this I realized all of my comics seem to be about snack and honestly I’m pretty okay with that. 
The other thing I realized while working on this is how much I love working on comics and would love to do something longer or more ongoing so I’m currently on the hunt for a writer to collaborate with.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Family Portrait. Beep beep, whistle, whistle.

Playing with some new ways to color things, trying to loosen up a bit. I am pretty stoked to see The Force Awakens for the 3rd time this weekend though.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Gamorrean Guard

When I was a kid the Gamorrean guards from Return of the Jedi were probably some of my favorite characters in the entire trilogy. I just loved these big old pig guys. I think still to this day my favorite scenes in the Star Wars movies are anytime there’s bunch of weird one off aliens all thrown together in the background.

Monday, December 07, 2015

X-Men Projectors Wolverine Toybiz 1994

This is my piece for the latest show at for Light Grey Art Lab’s Bower Bird showwhich is based on the theme of collections. I had originally planned to draw a selection of some of the weirder action figures I’ve collected over the years but after laying everything out it just got really busy so I decided to focus on just one.
When I was a kid I was afraid of pretty much everything, I was also a kid who had to get up a lot in the middle of the night to be taken to my grandparents house because my parents had to go to work. This meant that I’d have to carry whatever I took was sleeping in/with with me to school the next morning. I was getting just to the point where it wasn’t entirely okay for me to carry my stuffed animals to school with me but I was still a kid who was the only one awake in a house in the middle of the night and afraid of the dark. One day my grandmother bought me one of these awesome x-men projector figures, which was cool enough because it projected images from the cartoon on the wall but more important it was a light source that I could take with me to sleep with and then bring to school to next morning without having to worry about kids being mean. I recently came into possession of one of these again and it’s still pretty rad.

The show opened on Friday so if you’re in Minneapolis please check it out and if you’d like to buy a limited edition postcard or giclee print you can do so here 

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Book Signing and Launch Party at Secret Garden Books

Happy to announce that I will be doing another book signing/launch party for “I Want To Eat Your Books”, this time right here in Seattle. I’ll be singing/sketching at Secret Garden Books in Ballard at 7pm on Friday November 13th. They are probably the best children’s book store in Seattle so I’m really excited for the opportunity. I hope to see everyone there, invite your friends/family/random people from the bus. I’m hoping to make this the big one since Seattle is where I call home.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

“I Want To Eat Your Books” is currently the #1 best seller on Amazon in the Children’s Tolerance books category!

Friday, October 02, 2015

I Want To Eat Your Books Story Time and Book Signing 10/31

I am very excited to announce that I will be at Powell’s City of Books in Portland OR at 11AM on October 31st for their Halloween Kid’s Storytime. I’ll be reading and signing copies of my new book “I Want To Eat Your Books” from Sky Pony Press as well as doing a drawing demonstration on drawing monsters. When I lived in Oregon I would spend pretty much every Sunday at Powell’s so it’s a real honor to be invited, if you live in nearby stop by and see me awkwardly try to interact with kids.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Today is the day, you can hold a copy of my new book in your hands! I Want To Eat Your Books written by Karin Lefranc and illustrated by me is on sale in stores today. This zombie has invaded your school and instead of craving brains has a taste for books. 
A special thanks to Julie Matysik at Sky Pony Press for the opportunity to work on this incredible fun project. 
Visit your local bookstore to pick up a copy or order your copy online now:
Barnes and Noble

Friday, May 01, 2015

Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel

I haven’t done a lot of commissions lately but I had one coming in from someone who wanted to fill their soon to arrive baby’s room with kid friendly comic stuff with a focus on strong female characters for a Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel portrait. Between the subject manner and the reasoning behind it how could I say no. 

G. Willow Wilsons Ms. Marvel is one of the books that I look forward to the most every month, I am so excited that it’s been such a success. It’s such a fun and smart book and it’s just refreshing to see a book that isn’t just another grim white dude doing grim white dude things.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pizza-Roll for Initiative

Hard to believe Emerald City Comicon is this weekend already, feels like last years wasn’t all that long ago but I guess that happens when you’re especially busy. Anyways another con meant time to shun human contact for a week or so and bust out a new mini comic promo. I didn’t get a table this year so I’ll most be wandering around trying to awkwardly talk to people that I internet know. If you happen to see me feel free to say hi right now I still look vaguely like this but signifigantly more beardy.

Felt right to bring Eleanor back for another adventure. Was trying to figure out what the story would be so I started by making a list of things that are awesome, it had stuff that made it in like crystals, atlantis, pizza rolls and fishmen and thing that unfortunately will have to wait for another day like brains in jars, dinosaurs and goth kids. 

A Feast Fit for a King

Things have been pretty busy with long term projects so I haven’t gotten to share anything in a while but here’s something new. This is my piece “A Feast Fit for a King” for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Boss Rush” show in Minneapolis if you happen to be in the area. The show celebrates how awesome video game villains are and how they should win more often. How could I resist going with the best giant hammer wielding penguin monarch around, King Dedede, although I’m not sure he’s a villains so much as a guy who’s just hungry and Kirby gets in the way. He’s also one of my favorite characters to play as in Smash Bros.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nap-A-Roo Board Book

NapARooInterior 1 Nap-a-roo page 2 Nap-a-roo page 3 Nap-a-roo page 8

Here's a project that I can finally share with all of you, this past winter I was asked to illustrate a board book for KPO Creative call "Nap-a-Roo" written by  Kristy Kurjan and you can now purchase a copy via amazon (both in Kindle or physical version) or the iTunes store. It's a cute little story about kangaroos and naps.
And so to celebrate it's release I'm going to be doing a giveaway of a physical copy of 2 copies of the book on via tumblr and on via twitter. To enter all you need to do is to like and reblog this post on my tumblr or retweet the tweet announcing this (because I assume you're following me on twitter too so you can hear about my lunch or what weird things I've found in thrift stores lately.) You have until noon pacific on Tuesday August 5th, I'll pull a winner from the tweet and the reblogs so do both to double your chances.

Monday, April 21, 2014

To Old Friends, Wherever You Are

To Old Friends Wherever You Are for Light Grey Art Lab's Animystics Show

I got the okay to share this earlier this morning. This is my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Animystics” show. You can purchase prints of this in their shop and a portion of the proceeds from all sales from this show goes to support Feline Rescue Inc, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue, and the Animal Humane Society
To quote the gallery: ”Animystics is a celebration and homage of our furry friends, companions, and spirit animals. From ancient history to mythology, real life pets to legendary creatures, the exhibition recognizes the importance and impact of these animals throughout our lives.”
I used to make these little plush toys I called messenger penguins which were little stuffed penguins with wings that I would send to people with notes which was kind of the inspiration for this piece. I was also really into the idea of penguins traveling for miles to get back to their families (ala March of the Penguins), I've moved around a lot in the past decade or so and so I think about the little pockets of people I have around the world and letting them know I’m still out here.

The show open this Friday at 7pm with what sounds like a pretty rad party at Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, invite here, please consider supporting this great cause.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Here There Be Sprinkles

Here There Be Sprinkles Cover Here There Be Sprinkles page 2 Here There Be Sprinkles page 2 Here There Be Sprinkles page 3 Here There Be Sprinkles page 4 Here There Be Sprinkles page 5 Here There Be Sprinkles page 6 Here There Be Sprinkles page 7Here There Be Sprinkles page 8 Here There Be Sprinkles Back Cover
Emerald City Comicon is this weekend and so that meant it was time to bang out a new minicomic to give out. I don’t have a table this year so I’ll just be wandering around being a nerd. If you happen to see me (reminder I look more or less like this) say hi, I’ll have a bunch of copies printed to give away and I’ll try to not be completely socially inept. I've
been meaning to do something with the character forever, and last week I finally figure out something and then proceeded to drive myself crazy trying to finish this in time. This probably won’t be the last you see of her. Also Cake doughnut are better than yeast doughnuts.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lion Love

Lion Love This has been sitting on my desktop for a while so I thought I’d go ahead and finish it. It may have started as a valentines day thing that got pushed way down because of real work.