Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cave

16" x 20", Gouache on paper.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tennis Vs. Apocalypse

I did a crazy Red Sonja / Steffi Graf / Alien invasion drawing for the Tennis Vs. Apocalypse blog. Check out the whole drawing here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Limited Edition Cartography Print

Some (only five!) super deluxe prints of my painting "Cartography" are now up at my Etsy shop, along with some new original drawings and reduced prices on a couple of other items. Check it out!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Space Face vs. Lt. Akerson

Rebecca Akerson is from my comic "The Beasts of Kay-7". I don't know who the red head is, but she looks tough. You can take a closer look at the original ink drawing at my Etsy shop.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Scout Now Available

About a year ago I did a 16 page comic for the very cool Hive Anthology. Now the story is available for purchase online. It's $5, available through Adhouse Books.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cut Comics


I've been reworking a long-form comic called River Rock. In the process there were a few pages that I cut out from the comic. You can read all of them below. I hope you like scrolling.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

APE Report


My second A.P.E. was a lot of fun. I met lots of great comics folk. I picked up more comics than I usually do:

The top row, from left to right:
Ochre Ellipse #3 by Jonas Madden-Connor
Doppelgänger by Tom Neely

Second row:
Cora by Ted Mathot
Lose #2 by Michael DeForge
Scaffold by Victoria Graham & Jesse Eisenhower
Tent Sale by Ian Jones-Quartey

Third row
Everything Unseen by Drew Beckmeyer
Duncan The Wonderdog by Adam Hines
Baba Yaga And The Wolf by Marek Colek & Pat Shewchuk
Otherkinds by Emily C. Martin

Fourth row
Significant Cities by Jonathan Zajdman
Crime World by David King
Elf World #1 by various artists, published by Family Style
Name-Dropping Self-Congratulating Blabfest by Brianna Harden
Trigger #2 by Mike Bertino

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Expansion Part One Finished!


The first part of Expansion is done just in time for A.P.E.! Matt Sheean and I will be selling it at booth 130, so stop by! You can also purchase it in the "My Comics" section of the right hand sidebar on this website.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Can't Wait!


Some more panels from part one of the upcoming Expansion comic Matt Sheean and I will have at A.P.E.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Expansion Panel


From part one, which will be available at APE in October. As mentioned before, it's a collaboration with Matt Sheean.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Inking

click to enlarge
I hesitate to show my inks next to Matt Sheean's original pencils, because I leave a lot out and change things around. He keeps it loose so I can do just that though, so I shouldn't feel bad. This is a page from our upcoming comic called Expansion. I have so much fun just inking. Doing pencil and layout work stresses me out.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm Still Doing Comics


I haven't posted much on the comics I'm making right now, but I'm really excited for them. This is an image from "King Saul" a stand alone full color comic that will be done in time for A.P.E.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kraken Commission


Finally putting a dent in the pile of commissions! For those that are still waiting, you won't have to wait much longer.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Inside CD Panel


For the new album by The Courage

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Curiosity

A painting for an upcoming show at the awesome Pony Club.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Space Tar Monster

The most recent commission. Yes, that's pretty much Shahna.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Collaboration

Matt Sheean and I have been friends for six or so years now, and we've finally collaborated on a comics page. This is just an experiment to see how it would look if I inked Matt's pencils. We're planning to do a full stand alone story (like Utu) in time for A.P.E. It's going to be so much fun!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Standard Alternate Cover

Another commission:
It's an alternate cover for a comic written by Jay Sherer and drawn by Nathan Scheck

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ROM #1 / Utu Page 2

Here's another commission, this time for the cover of ROM Space Knight #1, originally drawn by Sal Buscema. This is the $50 level, by the way, but on July 9th it's going to be raised!

This is page two from my first comic, Utu. To see details of the page, and to see other original drawings for sale, go to my etsy page.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Zeppelin Stories / Alien Juicers

First, one of the commissions from the Malachi Ward Pledge Drive:


Second, I added another original drawing to the etsy page:


Lastly, the commission prices are pretty low right now, but they're going to go up to something a little more respectable in two weeks (That's Friday July 9th) so if you want the best deal, act now!

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Malachi Ward Pledge Drive

Funds at the Malachi Ward Complex are getting low, so I thought I might offer my services as an artist for hire. To make things easier I made three commission levels with some examples. So if you want a crazy drawing of something, I think I've got some pretty good deals.

The $100 Level
An 8.5x11 tight ink drawing on thick vellum paper. Like this, my version of the cover of Red Sonja #4:


The $75 Level
An 8.5x11 ink sketch on regular paper. Like this, a drawing of Nightcrawler:


The $20 Level
An 8.5x5.5 ink sketch on regular paper. Like this, a drawing of a scene from The Coen Brother's 2001 movie The Man Who Wasn't There:


I'm also putting up original drawings and pages at different prices over at my Etsy shop. Like this, the cover of Utu, my first comic, for only $100:

If you don't like using Etsy or Paypal, send me an email and we'll do something else. Also, if you want something more elaborate or different than the three levels I set up, send me an email. To do a commission just pick your level over on the sidebar! Thanks!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Smoke Signal #5


I've got a comic in the fifth issue of Smoke Signal! I'm surrounded by incredible and superior artists such as Gabrielle Bell, Vanessa Davis, Tom Gauld, Lisa Hanawalt, Leah Hayes, Sam Henderson, Michael Kupperman, Tim Lane and Ben Marra. If you live in New York you can pick a copy up for free from Desert Island. If you live anywhere else you just go here and pay a measly $3 shipping for 32 newspaper pages of greatness.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Their Wails Sounded A Dirge


This is my version of a panel from "Phantoms From The Sea" a story in Ghost Comics #5 from 1952. I'm not sure who the artist is. You can read the original comic over at The Horrors Of It All.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Flora

After Adriaen Van Der Werff. Part of a concert poster for The Denouement

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Silverlake Jubilee

The Silverlake Jubilee is happening this weekend (May 22) here in LA, and there are a few cool comics events scheduled. At 10:30 (that's in the a.m., folks) I'll be doing a comics "reading" at El Cid with Robert Goodin, Tom Neely, David King, Jesse Moynihan, and Ted Stearn. Throughout the day I'll have some comic books available for purchase in the Literary Village and I'll be doing a signing from 2-3. For a full schedule of the comics signings (which also include Joe Matt and Tim Hensley) click here.

Also, the panel above is from a new short comic called "Sweet Dreams" which I'll be reading at the El Cid along with another new one called "Samuel".

So stop by if you can!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Next Comic

Right now I'm working on my next comic, River Rock. It's going to be a lot longer than my previous comics - about 150 pages. I'll be doing shorter comics to bring to conventions while I work on this one, so I won't drop off the earth completely. Also, in July I'll be posting a 15 page preview of River Rock on my redesigned website! So stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Show Flyer

I made for an upcoming concert by Robert DeLong.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Beasts of Kay-7 Available!!

You can read the whole thing for free at Top Shelf 2.0. If you're the type that prefers print (like me) you can also purchase the comic for only five bucks, just to the right of this post.

Stumptown Loot!

"You Can't Be Here" by Nicholas Breutzman
"Miranda Baby" by Sean Christensen
"Labanotation: The Center of Weight" by Sean Christensen and Amy Kuttab
"Bird Brain" (1-3), by François Vigneault
"Debbie's Story" by Kelly Froh
"The Ratnest 2" by P. Keck
"Kitchen Conniption" by Vanessa Davis
"Future Ghost" by Aaron Whitaker
"Brave Mr. Elephanter" by Lark Pien

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Postcard/Business Card

Something to give out at Stumptown this weekend.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Portland Bound!

April 24th and 25th I'll be at the Stumptown Comics Fest, sharing a table with my two cartoonist buddies, Jed McGowan and Matt Sheean. I'll also be debuting The Beasts of Kay-7, my new full color comic, and I'll have some artwork hanging at Pony Club Gallery with a reception Sunday night. If you're around, you should come!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Album Cover


I recently did the artwork for Robbie's new solo album. It's going to be available through iTunes soon. You can hear some of the songs here.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Back Cover

"The Beasts of Kay-7" is coming soon!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Jungle

This is one of two pieces that will be at Pony Club at the end of April.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Early Stages

Right now I'm furiously trying to finish "The Beasts of Kay-7" in time for Stumptown. I have about ten (full color) pages to go. In the midst of that project, I'm also planning the next one, which will be much longer (probably released in four 30ish-page increments). Above is a rough layout of the first three pages and a sketch of the main character. While working on the story and characters, and pretty much any of the preliminary stuff, I listen to a lot of music. I've developed a playlist I use that sort of fits the mood of the comic. It's set in the Mesolithic (pre-farming) and the music seems to reflect that in a way. It's hours of mostly ambient stuff, but I thought I'd include a sampling of some representative songs below.

1. The Microphones - (Something) Cont.
From The Glow, Pt. 2, 2001

2. Andrew Bird - Carrion Suite
From Useless Creatures, 2009

3. Camille - Vous
From Le fil, 2005

4. Old Time Relijun - Indestructible Life!
From Catharsis in Crisis, 2007

5. Tim Buckley - Dream Letter
From Happy Sad, 1969

6. Low - Violent Past
From Drums and Guns, 2007