Monday, April 26, 2010


My regular sketchbook has been neglected a little
bit lately, but last night I felt like going to town on it.

Grow a Bear(d) and Be Somebody.

"Grow a beard and be somebody!"
I think this phrase comes from some kids I went
to highschool with. Sort of an ironic jibe? Now,
we often roll down the windows and yell it to
deer, geese, and sometimes unsuspecting bicyclists.

I went home this weekend to do some summer job
hunting. I had a great interview with some folks at
Harding House Press, a small publishing house in
Vestal. Having a hard copy of my portfolio, a resume,
and a business card feels great. I am genuinely
proud of my stuff. After that interview, I scooted
around town applying to stores and restaurants,
too. It was a good to be home for a couple days,
and a productive trip.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cast studies

Some practice drawings from last week,
and the last one is from today. All ~45
minutes, I think.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More Pages

More mermaids--the first mermaid is here.

And this page was influenced by a zine I picked up
at the Zine & Craft fair. It was called the "The Western
Dirt Farmers," and it was all made up of drawings
by a fellow named Bawbee. I swapped him a Schmutzine.

Oh sweet I just found his blog!

Monday, April 19, 2010


A little painting from watercolor class.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Snake Eyes

I'm doing this big painting based on an
old drawing in my sketchbook. It still
has a ways to go I think, but I wanted to
post it now. It's exciting to work bigger,
I haven't done it in a while. Also, I'm
having fun glazing complimentary colors
over each other on that guy's skin. The
colors might not be ideal now, but I will
figure it out.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Medley

A caricature of a guy named P.Z. Myers
for Reporter. I did color it, but I rather
liked the black and white. The article is here,
if you're interested in a war of some strong
and perhaps unreasonable opinions.

A sketchbook page. From last week?

And a comic, again for Reporter.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Piano Stomper

A difficult child.
Drawing with black gesso, painted in photoshop.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sandwhich Ghost & Sunny Fiddler

I drew that bloke on the right while he was fiddling
away out in the quad the other week. He was pretty
good, I've heard him playing there a couple times.

I drew the Sandwhich Ghost this morning. It's enjoying
the music, during its Ghost Lunch Break.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Like a Bee

I am always really busy. But this week seems
a little excessive.

Once, I was sitting at the Mount Hope Diner with Andy,
complaining to him that I had found another gray hair
on my head. "Maybe I need to relax," I said. And he said,
"Nah... perhaps a tightly wound spring is best sprung."
Or something like that. That kid is notorious for making
people think he knows what he's talking about,
but sometimes even I'm convinced.

So, I guess busy is good.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Desert Tale

From the gleaming minarets of dusty city-state,
far over the desolate hills, a shadowy figure
is relentlessly pursued.

Wack Rain

Rumor has it that the Peter Rabbit Family Jug Band
is considering releasing their new album, "Wack Rain."
The only hold up is, they haven't written or recorded
any of it yet, since Peter Rabbit is feuled by total

For those of you who don't know, the Peter Rabbit Family
Jug Band is one of West Henrietta's premier indie hardcore
folk-death electro-dub pop revival experimental gangster
ska classical funk influenced bluegrass futurist jazz psychadelic
acapella mariachi percussion jam boy bands. One of the best!

They have gained widespread recognition all along East
River Rd, East, AND West Henrietta Rd. Grab this great
new album today, if they make it and decide to put it out.
It's free!