Monday, August 23, 2010

Similar Situations

I found myself saying goodbye to Rochester just
as I was starting to get to know the city. Not really
sad about that, got to keep my feet wanderin' on,
know what I mean?

And it's the same with Binghamton. Last week
I was standing on the sloping, rubbery roof of
the abandoned Masonic Temple on Main street
at about 2:30 in the morning. Even though I was
only about five stories up, I got the best view
of the city and it's surroundings that I've ever
had, and I felt satisfied--like I was squeezing the
last drops of juice out of this summer and out
of my hometown. And now I could rub my belly,
burp, and toss the rind into the ditch. But a few
seeds would scatter there, and either birds would
get to peck at them or they'd grow up into something
interesting, and either way is good with me.

This weekend, I found myself in a Similar Situation.
Rory, Andy and I had climbed the ladder to the top
of this old, empy water tower adjacent to our campsite
outside of Richmond, VA. We went down there for the
weekend to check out some apartments, and we found
a good one on W Main street in the Fan. But before we
had that all figured out, the three of us sat up there in
the dark blue air, staring out into the humid canopy.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blues on the Bridge

This is pretty much done. I guess I'll show
you the final printed materials in time, too--
I think I also have to find a way to adapt
this for a t-shirt, which will probably mean
taking out the background.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Annual Report, The Discovery Center

I designed & illustrated the annual report for
The Discovery Center, a children's museum in
Binghamton, NY. Fun freelance project!

Bluesy bridge 2010.

Took my first pass at this painting
at work today--illustration for the cover
of an ad catalogue and a poster, all for
Binghamton's annual Blues on the Bridge
music festival, on the South Washington
street bridge. I'm working two jobs
most days this week, so I'm pretty
psyched that I'm actually getting
to do some illustration at one of 'em.
This is fun.

I'll show you the real deal when I finish.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Elephants on Sunday

It's nice having a day off from work. I had time
to paint a picture!

Some influences: Chad (obviously), Charlie Harper
(I just bought a big book of his paintings), and maybe
even a little Laurent De Brunhoff. I almost forgot
how awesome Babar is.

Ace of Credit

Haven't made any comics in a while--I was
talking about it at work last night, and I got
the itch. Also, Mike Miranda recently mailed
me this wonderful artwork as a birthday gift:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Coming Soon to a Jug Near You

A character/value sketch for a piece
of another upcoming t-shirt. I'm not
doing it digitally, but painting it in
photoshop first is a nice quick way
to figure out where the shadows go.

Or I guess I could use refernce. But
where am I gonna find a rubbery rabbit?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


T-shirt design--present for a friend, who thought
this up a few years ago. Will print it soon. Might
change that type to Goudy if it ever shows up in
my drop down in Illustrator.