Saturday, December 29, 2012



Eugene fancies himself a fine artist.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fox in the Forest

Fox in the forest

Being in between projects is weird so here's a fox doodle.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Animal Portraits

Sloth Portrait

Fox Portrait

These were holiday gifts for 2 of my roommates based on them and animals they really like.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012



Hey you, I'm an anteater.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A: Alligator, Apple


You know I’ve never actually done an alphabet book.

Monday, December 10, 2012



It's cold and gloomy so I drew you a swan.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Penguin Shirt

Just for fun I thought I’d try putting my recent penguin illustration on a tshirt design and put it up over on threadless. 
If you get a chance maybe pop over HERE and rate it for me.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Lucy Pevensie

Lucy Pevensie

This is my portrait of Lucy Pevensie for Light Grey Art Lab's upcoming exhibition Girls: Fact + Fiction.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was one of the first exposures that I had to fantasy, a genre that I still hold a fondness for, and as a child who desperately wanted to believe in magic worlds just on the other side of the door Lucy served as my eyes and ears into that world 

You can view the entire exhibition on Light Grey Art Labs's website and purchase a print of this piece HERE or preorder the book of the entire show HERE. And if you happen to be in Minneapolis on Dec 7 you should stop by for the opening

Friday, November 23, 2012

Print Sale in Shop

For all of you who are doing the whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday thing, inPrnt is offering a 15% off sale which means everything in my shop is on sale!. So if you looking for a quick gift or a way to cover your walls please consider my a print of my work.

 Plus you get the bonus perk of knowing that I will continue to be able to eat on a more or less regular basis.

Monday, November 19, 2012


This is my spirit animal.

Monday, November 12, 2012



This weeks I had the opportunity to take part in the latest Ten Paces and Draw swap based on the theme of "Cocktails". This is my piece based on the sketch I recieved from Rebecca Green.  Also check out this amazing piece that Julia Bereciartu did based on my sketch I had forgotten how much fun these swaps are.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

You are in a dark cave.

Random encounter. Brian the Orc appeared. Roll for initiative.

Random encounter. Brian the Orc appeared. Roll for initiative.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Print Giveaway

I have a print giveaway going on over on my tumblr. Check it out

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Carl was sure he was going to win the pumpkin carving contest this year.

Carl was sure he was going to win the pumpkin carving contest this year. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Dance

Ginger was so glad she finally worked up the courage to ask Marty to go to the Halloween dance, even if he did in fact have two left feet.

Ginger was so glad she finally worked up the courage to ask Marty to go to the Halloween dance, even if he did in fact have two left feet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Briar was tired of asking her parents for a pet and decided to take matters into her own hands.

Briar was tired of asking her parents for a pet and decided to take matters into her own hands.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Halloween Costume

My latest children’s ebook "The Halloween Costume"  written by Anne Sawan is now available in the Meegenius shop and in their iphone/ipad app.  It's a fun little story about figuring out what costume to wear for Halloween. A few of my personal highlights have been a semicolon, Clayface, Harry Potter's growth spurt and the incredible Hulk dressed as Bea Arthur. 

Monday, October 08, 2012


Wendy is a little girl who can talk to ghosts

Wendy is a little girl who can talk to ghosts.
It's getting to that time of year, which is also my favorite time of year, expect more spooky things soon.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Character Doodles

Here are a few more characters I posted over on my tumblr this week, Paige Giraffe and Kyle who is not nearly as cool as he thinks he is.

Pretty Sneaky Sis

This is my piece for the LTD Gallery's B Movie tribute show. If you happen to be in the Seattle area make sure to stop by the LTD gallery tonight for the opening. Details here
Prints will be available from the gallery if you're interested

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sometime My Brother Bugs Me

Sometime My Brother Bugs Me pg 3

Sometime My Brother Bugs Me pg 5
My third children’s ebook “Sometime My Brother Bugs Me” by Melissa Buell  is now available in the Meegenius! shop and in their iphone/ipad app.  
This was such a fun book to work on. Bugs are pretty great, except crickets I hate crickets.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall Preview

if you are in the Boston area pick up this weeks Weekly Dig which features an illustration I did a while back. 
Thanks to AD Tak Toyoshima, original is here
Also you can purchase prints of the original piece here

Friday, September 07, 2012

Burger Time

Burgers are one of my absolute favorite things, and this is one of my favorite combinations at a local burger place. The burger doesn’t have a name because I made it up

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Collecting a Rainbow

I am very pleased to announce that my second children's ebook, "Collecting a Rainbow" by Jen Phillips,  is now available in the Meegenius! shop and in their iphone/ipad app. This cute little story would be perfect for National Grandparents Day this Sunday. Check out a preview here.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


A few facts about Shadowcat:
1. Everyone loves Kitty Pryde
2. This is not her worst costume ever.

Original is here:

Monday, September 03, 2012

Space is Awesome

Space is Awesome

I've been watching a lot of Nova lately.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day at the Creek

Day at the Creek

I refuse to accept that summer is almost over, so here’s to hanging out by the river/stream/creek or other similar body of water.

Friday, August 17, 2012

What time is it?

In lieu of an actual update here are a few adventure time characters that I put up over on my tumblr recently.

Ice King
Ice King is my third or fourth favorite character in Adventure Time. 


“I am incapable of emotion, but you are making me ticked!”
Beemo is one of my favorite things ever.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Living Large

Living large: Big families have their advantages

Sorry for dropping of the face of the earth for a bit there, I have a bunch of really exciting projects that I’ve been working on that I’m just not allowed to share yet (but hopefully soon). In the meantime here’s a quick piece I recently did for Isthmus accompanying an article about big families.  Thanks to AD Carolyn Fath.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Scuba Adventure Print Giveaway Contest

Hey everyone just wanted to let you know that I have a print giveaway going on over on my tumblr for a print of my undersea adventure piece

To enter all you need to do is reblog the tumblr post before Monday, June 11th at Midnight (PST since that’s where I am). I will select one person at random and will announce the winner on Tuesday. 

Friday, June 01, 2012

Captain Gwendolyn Blazar and the Thing From Beyond

Captain Gwendolyn Blazar and the Thing From Beyond

When traveling abroad it is generally not advisable to put on any ancient and/or sinister amulets you happen to find laying around.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Glen Raccoon and Professor Maximilian J. Badger's Time Travel Mishap

Glenn Raccoon and Professor Badger's Time Travel Adventure

Accidents happen all the time, fortunately most don't involved being chased down by gladiatorial lions while scrambling to fix your malfunctioning time machine.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Curse of the Tiger Men

Curse of the Tiger Men

I feel like there aren't enough movies about intrepid archaeologist adventures anymore, I think I blame Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

In other news you can now purchase the prints of my Nidoran (F) piece from the Poke'mon Battle Royale Show as well as a bunch of other awesome Poke'mon prints from the show here.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Undersea Adventure

Undersea Adventure

I've never been scuba diving and I'm not sure if I'd want to, mostly because of my lingering childhood fear of being held underwater.

I've been in kids illustration mode lately and it's an awful lot of fun.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nidoran (Female)

Nidoran (F) for Pokemon Battle Royale Show

Although small, its venomous barbs render this Pokémon dangerous. The female has smaller horns.

Here's my Nidoran (Female) piece for the Light Grey Art Lab's Poke'mon Battle Royale Show which has a ton of the most crazy talented folks participating, I mean just look at these names. If you're around Minneapolis between April 16th and May 11th you should totally check it out. Prints will be availible at the gallery for the very reasonable price of $40

When I was growing up playing Poke'mon Red my favorites were Cubone, Muk, and Nidoran, which I guess are kind of weird choices. It's kind of a shame poison types were always kind of crappy because they're always just so damn cool.

Also just want to put in a word of the Light Grey Art Lab's kickstarter, they're trying to get a professional level print and computer space set up to teach courses to the community and every bit helps.

Secret Garden

"Secret Garden" for Spindle Magazine AD Sarah Ferrari

I thought I'd share this for a few reasons. First of all I think it might be my first assignment I've received for illustrated type and secondly it's for a client that I'm not entirely sure I am cool enough to be in. A little while back I was contact by the amazing British fashion and culture magazine Spindle to illustrate some type to accompany on of their fashion pictorials.

You can actually see the whole issue here and see my type with the gorgeous photo shoot on page 35.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just found out that you can now purchase the children's book I illustrated Waiting for James in a Sea of Pink as an ebook through the Meegenius app or website. There's a preview here:

I Just Want To Read Comics With You

I Just Want to Read Comics With You

This is my submission for the Mint Condition show at the LTD Art Gallery is hosting to coincide with Emerald City Comic Con this weekend. If anyone is in Seattle I highly encourage checking the show out since there are some super talented folks involved. The opening is this friday at 7 but the show will be up through April.

I am offering a very affordable limited run of 20 prints of this piece through the gallery if you're so inclined to want to hang one on your wall.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Cave Explorers

Cave Explorers

Fun Fact: when I was growing up I was a boy scout for a while, and at summer camp there was this giant rock that had a passage through it that was filled with ice even in July. It wasn't really that long and was "officially off limits" but also this weird kind of rite of passage to crawl through it. Also it was sadly lacking in pirate treasure.

In other news I want to put in a plug for the illustration course that I am teaching this summer at Cornish College of the Arts as part of their summer program. Registration is open and you can find out more about it here. So if you know any young artists in the Seattle area looking for something to do this summer this would be a great option and scholarships are available.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Growth and Decay

Growth and Decay

Here's a fun little project that I'm now able to share with you, a little bit ago I was contact by Elizabeth Goodspeed over at Domestic Etch to contribute to their latest issue, the theme for which was "Growth and Decay".

If you haven't experienced Domestic Etch yet you're in for a treat, it's filled with contributions and interviews from a bunch of folks who's work I really love and even more that I'm happy to be introduced to. Plus right now there's a great issue launch contest going on where you can enter to win a free copy of the issue and a tote bag.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Portland Mercury Cover

Here's something that probably looks a bit familiar. I was contacted a few days ago by Suji Allen over the Portland Mercury to inquire about using my piece from the Ten Paces Monster exchange I did a few months ago with Michelle Romo. I have to say I'm thrilled at how this cover turned out and to have the opportunity to work with the Mercury since I was a huge fan when I lived in Portland.

Spot Artist Extraodinaire

I was recently asked by Cicada Magazine to be the "Spot Artist Extraodinaire" for their latest issue and contribute a full page and a few spots to be dispersed throughout the issue. Though the image appears in black and white in the issue I again created it in color and converted it, just because it's what feels the most natural. I feel like I've done more black and white work in the last month than I have since college. My thanks to John Sanford for being an amazing AD to work with.

Here's the color version:

Cicada Magazine Spot Artist Full Page

And the b/w as it appears in the issue:

For the spots I was asked for a few simple sketch book type line drawings and for some reason I almost immediately came to the idea of sideshow folks; Tattooed Woman, Fire Eater, and the Bearded Lady. At some point I think I'd like to revisit these and color them.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Star Fox Crew


Super talented illustrator and fellow MICA alum Jimmy Giegerich is putting together an old school video game zine Bits in Multiples of 8: An 8bit-64bit Video Game Fan Art Zine and this is my Star Fox based submission. Even though I don't really play video games anymore they were a huge part of my childhood,  I still remember that the first game I ever beat was Duck Tales for my nes and I spent days playing Ninja Turtles, Mega Man and Mario 3.

Later I just remember being mesmerized by star fox on the snes, I just couldn't imagine games looking any more awesome and then playing the N64 version in Sears was my introduction to that system. 

Anyways here it is in color:


and the character details: