Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ORANGUTAN

My friend suggested I add the lipstick to this picture. I love how it instantly transforms a pretty normal primate painting into something quite strange and creepy.


(Imagine 'Goodbye Horses' playing along to the GIF)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

ART WALK

I displayed my art as part of the First Friday Art Walk in Nevada City. I was showing in a chocolate shop, which sounded like a bad fit to me, but as soon as I saw my work in that setting I realized it made perfect sense. My long running drive to paint with neon and pastels, and as much bright pink as I can fit in a picture made it go really well in a candy setting.


This was my most successful art show yet. I sold five paintings and lined up two potential sales in the future. I also sold a couple graphic novels and a dozen or so zines. I really appreciated how well this all went, and have no complaints! Also I received the greatest backhanded compliment of my life: 'oh, your art looks just like my 11 year old's!'
At this event I also premiered a new mini zine my friend Pat and I made together.  It has four titles and is about a boy and a frog. good stuff.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DESERT DWELLER

My first two page spread! From a comic I made years ago. I was long unsatifised with the printing quality, so I'm making some digital corrections to send it off to the printer for another run of copies.

Friday, July 28, 2017

MY MONSTER AND ME

An old sketch I made into a painting. Quick and fun project. I think I want to do a children's book in this style someday.

Monday, July 17, 2017

 Having Sperble Elite stickers printed. I wanted to use the cover image from the Sperble Elite graphic novel. Unfortunatly, the image needed a ton of work. The text was too big, the image was cut off if cropped into a square. The final image is what I settled on, the others are some work in progress examples.



Monday, July 10, 2017

ON THE EDGE OF A VOLCANO AND OTHERS


 Some recent Sperble Elite images. These first two are actually homages to He-Man illustrations. I had a 
 of a slump where I couldn't draw creatively for a minute, so I started doing these reference pictures. Turned out to be a lot of fun.
This one is a cutaway image of the Sperble Elite's Lair. Always a big fan of these cutaway pictures.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

THE WILD HUNT


A picture I drew for a recent RPG session I ran. This is the wild hunt, a mythological hunting party led by Woden, a strange branch off of the Odin myth. I remember reading some myth as a kid where Woden carried the full moon between antlers mounted off his crown. Always loved that idea and wanted to use that visual.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

FLYER, ODDJOB ENSEMBLE, PINE STREET RAMBLERS, ISADORA

A recent flyer, my first in quite a while. My girlfriend is playing this show, and had be draw this flyer in one evening. Once again, working under a time limit gives better results. You can see one line written in a different hand writing, some information I forgot to include that was added later.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

An image I made for my friend's band, Extinction Grove. It wasn't the picture I intended to make, but the one that ended up happening.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Space Wooble

My latest painting. Based on an old sketch, I painted this in two days. Lately I've found that painting faster works far better. I'm more likely to actually finish the painting if done quickly, and it tends to have more motion and character to it.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

THE DARK WALRUS RETRUNS

 The new Sperble Elite Issue is done: The Dark Walrus Returns. Written by John Meagher, Illustarted by Jared Witkofksy. Here are some preview panels.
 






Friday, March 10, 2017

SPERBLE ELITE HEADSHOTS.



A recent attempt at digital coloring a picture of the Sperble Elite. Below I included two earlier version: the original black artwork and the first draft of the colors.



Sunday, March 5, 2017

WHATEVER THING AND OTHERS

Haven't posted for a while, so here's some scribbles to keep the page active. First one is a drunken doodle that I actually fell in love with and painted:

This next picture is a silly joke making fun of the great plant characters Swamp Thing and Man Thing.

Finally, a preview panel from the latest issue of the Sperble Elite, The Dark Walrus returns. The art is all done and scanned, going through and getting in some digital corrections.


Friday, February 3, 2017

SPIKE AND JET- COWBOY BEBOP FAN ART

A little bit of fan art from one of my favorite shows. This was a gift to a friend. I have a very American art style, it was fun to try to translate some anime characters to fit my style. Spike's hair came out weird, but the spikey anime hair just makes no sense to me. Ein the Corgi came out okay. One of my better dogs, but not great.

Been enjoying doing fan art and homages lately. There will probably be more of those to come.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

HOWARD THE DUCK AND A CRUST PUNK ANT



Some recent work. Tiki Howard the Duck I made my friend for his birthday, and a crust punk ant drinking coffee that might go for another label.

Monday, January 16, 2017

POKEMON AND CAVEMEN


 Two very silly comics I did. I rarely do stuff under a page, and the caveman comic is one of my only 3 panel comics in recent memory.

As for the Pokemon one, I watched Pokemon as a child, and am one of those hated Pokemon go players. There's some very wrong with the idea of a child running around making animals fight each other that just seems to be an accepted part of the Pokemon story. And he doesn't require an education for some reason? What about like, getting a job someday?

I assume Pokemon lore explains this stuff at some point. But you know, fuck it. Thought it was worth making fun of.