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

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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.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

You Can't Send a Gorilla into Space

You Can't Send a Gorilla Into Space

Here are some facts:
1. Space travel is awesome.
2. Animals break things.

I was recently asked to contribute a piece to the Supahcute Science Fair show at Leanna Lin's Wonderland and as a science dork I was pretty excited to be a part of the show. This is something I've actually been kicking around for a little while and this was a great reason to finally develop it. The show opens Saturday, March 8 from 6-10pm at  Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Los Angeles with music by DJ Laminlove and sweets by Auntie Apple and Amara Kitchen, so if you happen to be in LA you should stop by.







Friday, January 31, 2014

VTKids Feb. 2014 Cover

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I’m not sure if he’s more terrified by racing down the steep hill or her romantic intentions.
I recently was asked to provide the cover for this month’s issue of VTKids. Since it’s February and apparently some places get snow this time of year they wanted something wintry and playing into the whole upcoming valentines day thing. Plus it worked out that they had a feature article on the best sledding spots in Vermont.

VTKids February 2014 Cover

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Penguin

Batman Returns The Penguin

Here’s a portrait of the Penguin from Batman Returns for this months Silver Screen Society. remember when that was the “dark” Batman movie?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Mother of Wieners

Mother of Wieners
A friend asked me if I could draw her as Daenerys Targaryen but with Dachshunds instead of dragons. I couldn't help but oblige.

Monday, December 09, 2013

She-Hulk

She-Hulk That's all I need! A guy with the I.Q. of a Mack Truck telling us "gals" to stay out of trouble!

New Website


Hey everyone check it out my new website is live , has an expanded book section and even finally display properly on mobile devices and everything. Have a look around.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Monterey County Weekly Cover and Holiday Guide

Monterey County Weekly Holiday Guide 2013

I was recently asked to illustrate a couple of covers for this week's Monterey County Weekly's issue and holiday guide. I have never been to Monterey Bay but I love aquatic mammals and birds more than just about anything. Thanks to AD Karen Loutzenheiser from pretty much giving me free reign on these.

Monterey County Weekly Holiday Cover

I'm not usually feeling very festive this time of year but for some reason I think this year I'm into it all., except the cold, I can't deal with the cold.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Reading Comics in the Park

Reading Comics In The Park

"Reading Comics in the Park" for Light Grey Art Lab’s 6Degrees show. It’s a show about connections and everyone made postcards about who they are, where they live, things they do. For me I combined one of my favorite places in Seattle in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, and one of my favorite things reading comics in public.

There’s an opening reception this friday 12/6 at 7 PM at the Light Grey Art Lab, more info about that here. Prints of this are available here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sheriff Wolf

Sheriff Wolf I didn't have my normal texture brushes on this computer so I was playing around with Kyle's Ultimate Brush Set today, so here's a Sheriff Wolf. These things are magic, definitely going to keep playing with them, go give him money today.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sasquatch

Warm-up Sasquatch They’ve got me on a new intuos at work, it’s bigger and a lot more sensitive than the tablet I’m used to working on so here’s my warm up Sasquatch.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Mrs. Shelley’s Class Grade 2"

Mrs. Shelley's Class Grade 2 This is my piece for Crowded Teeth and Friends Present: A Magical Landshow at Leanna Linn’s Wonderland. The show opens this Friday and the theme was fall related/autumnal equinox/ or night/day.
Even though I don’t work in a school anymore fall for me still means back to school (well that and cider, doughnuts, and pumpkin everything) and I’m pretty sure if you ask my friends they’re tell you that this is how they think I see all children.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jason vs. the Hydra

Jason vs the Hydra
Jason vs. the Hydra for Silver Screen Society's July movie "Jason and the Argonauts". Everybody always talks about the skeleton monsters from this movie but I think that the hydra with all of the heads moving independently is just as impressive.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Persimmion Sequence

The Persimmion Sequence for Light Grey Art Lab Station Zero Show If you’re in the Minneapolis area make sure to check out the Station Zero show at Lightgrey Art Lab opening this Friday at 7 where you can see my reinterpretation of the cover for the retro sci-fi novel "The Persimmion Sequence". You can also purchase copies of the print and loads of others in their online shop. The book may not have been the most exciting story ever but I can assure you that it does contact apes with transplanted brains, giant evil computers and exploring planets filled with crystals. Just in case you're curious I've included the original cover below.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1 San Diego Comicon Exclusive Variant

Adventure Time: Candy Capers #1 San Diego Comicon Exclusive Varient

I am very excited to finally be able to share this, this is my cover for Boom Studios Adventure Time mini-series Candy Capers written by Yuta Ota, Ananth Panagariya. This was originally going to be for a later issue in the series but I found out recently that it was selected to be a San Diego Comicon Exclusive for Awesome Conventions with a limited run of only 500 copies. You can preorder a copy here or stop by their table. Seriously though shout out to the folks at Boom who are doing amazing things and letting cool people contribute to their projects.

 Also on a personal note, I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way that I can come and hang out and do a signing but am having some trouble tracking down a place to stay, everything seems pretty much completely book already so if anyone know somewhere that has space or I can crash for a night or two let me know.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Ice Cream Shuffle

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My latest book for MeeGenius is now in their shop, "The Ice Cream Shuffle" by Lauren Pastorek tells the story of a girl who just wants so ice cream but in her ice cream fueled daze get separated from her mother, and the entire story is told in song.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Monsters Meet on Mondays

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"Monsters Meet on Mondays" by Steven Paul Winkelstein is a book that I illustrated this past winter that is now available through Meegenius and tells the story of what happens when a group of monsters get together.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Paper Boat

Sail safe little boat, Gil thought watching as it floated out into the water, and know that I’ll be here when you get back.
Sail safe little boat, Gil thought watching as it floated out into the water, and know that I’ll be here when you get back.