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.

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

VTKids February2014 Cover with Text

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.