Sunday, May 31, 2009

Color Men, Guys, Things

OK, so those who know me know that I have been doing more comic sort of things lately. It's really accidental and not something that I pursued actively but it sure is fun. I finished this thing for a Yugoslavian comic anthology which comes out in September. Strange yet cool. I am putting it up here (click here or go to comic stuff in my portfolio) because it will be in Cyrillic, a difficult read even for me. On a side note I am still not completely convinced about the picture word bubbles. Someone pointed out to me that it is being done a lot, which clueless me had not really noticed. Not that I need to be completely original but after hearing that and then looking around it seems uncomfortably close to other things I see. So for my own well being I will probably update those word bubbly things.

Friday, May 29, 2009

"O" Award

I did this interesting award for a local ad agency, Oliver Russell. They let the award winner choose an artist to paint the O. They have about five on the wall. Cool idea. It's about 2 ft. tall.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stop Me

Somebody please stop me. I'll get back to work. These can't be work. Too much fun. The story is coming along nicely too. Epic, simply epic.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sketchbook Break

While we wait for more stuff from Bill we will take a sketchbook break from our sponsors.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Which Faust

Here are the Faust posters a little more developed. I'm at the point of deciding which direction for a final. I like the first one. I tried the textured background with the others but it didn't quite work. I keep going back and forth with tail/pen thing. Seems kind of hokey but then I think it seems OK. Maybe because I never thought it was great I should just take it out.

A comment reminded me of an early sketch where the tail became a necktie. I think I like it. Thanks Bjorn.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Will this Guy get There?

OK, so these things keep crawling out of my head while I should be working on other things. It's not my fault. They just won't stay in there.


Looks like the same series that got in to Society of Illustrators 51 was also accepted for the next 3x3Pro Annual. Sometimes I forget to enter some of these things but luckily I remembered 3x3 this year. It is a beautiful illustration publication.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Still More on The Way

I tried to stop posting but this little guy just crawled out of my sketchbook and begged to be put on his way to the garden. What could I do? I'll try to show some process steps but these go so fast that I just get going and forget.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Travel Together

These two always travel together. I think this mad posting will slow a little now. Got stuff to do. Thanks for all the compliments and visits. Nice to know that people appreciate my odd little worlds.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Another Traveler

I'm on a posting tear. Here is another traveler whose goal is the garden - not hell.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I couldn't resist posting another pic from my story. This is the collector following our heroes to gather color. Mostly I wanted to push the posters down. I think a little more drama might be needed for the opera. We'll see. Oh, and thanks to the guys at Drawn for putting me on their ultra cool site.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I'm doing posters again for Opera Idaho. This is just a modified sketchbook thing. Do you think they could go for it? Yeah I know, not going to happen but it would be cool. I'll never get this great feeling in a final, but I'll try. That's the key isn't it the try thing? Try too hard is usually what happens. Kinda like the second image, also modified sketchbook thing but maybe a little too modified.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rather the Garden

I finished my Eastern European comic thing but I'm not sure how much I should give away here, so with that in mind here is the beginning of yet another series. I've wanted to do this for some time now. It's roots lie with Bosch, (On a side note how cool would it be to have the name Hieronymus. Of course growing up would be hell but if one could make it through those formative years it would make a great adult name.) who has always been an inspiration. Just a group of characters whose goal is the garden instead of the other place. Of course most are doomed to fail just because their physical traits place them in hell but if they are good enough who knows. I will have a book of about twenty of these in the end. Each piece is either 2"x 2" or 3"x 3".