Thursday, December 23, 2010

chicken nipples

Back home in Philadelphia for the holidays. this is the kind of work you can expect from me until I go back to baltimore

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Taiiga" cover sketch

My roommate Mike (alias Taiiga) is releasing an album in Sweden. this is the sketch I did for it. its a pretty cruel and inaccurate portrait of the guy. Mike loves old RPGs and the album was written on two gameboys so I'm trying to incorporate some zelda/final fantasy inspired doodles in the background. any suggestions?

P.S. the album doesn't have a title yet. I want him to call it "It's dangerous to go out alone..." but I don't think he was feeling it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

another character sketch for comic

(see the first character sketch here)

This is another looser character sketch for "Familiar" the comic serial I'm doing for my sequential arts assignment. While its still very much a funny and absurd story its also the first adventury narrative based thing I've worked on which is both exciting and nerve wracking. I can't really go deep into the specifics of the story, but its basically about this witche's familiar who is asked by the witch to rob her dad's grave to get this powerful talisman. he ends up getting drunk with his friend in the cemetery and has to go find his friend who gets captured while pissing by some unknown force. I drew heavily from my love of punk rock as well as lots of greek and russian mythology and folktales. this sketch is specifically from the part where the main character gets into an argument with the moon and starts hurling debris and glass bottles at him. I want to upload the layouts for the comic to get some insight but the penciling is way too light to be scanned. I also had to design this sort of title headline for it that I will be uploading eventually as well. If all goes will I will definitely be trying to make this into a zine when I'm done with it.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

possession sketch

I had to do an editorial illustration for this article for one of my classes. this is one of the couple of sketches I did for it. I ended up choosing one that related more to the article's content but I still really liked this drawing so I uploaded it. When I'm finished the actual assignment I will put that up as well


fossil naming

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Love" illustration assignment

This is an editorial illustration of "first love" I did for Jose Villarubia's Illustration Concepts class. I used colored inks rather than watercolor for this and really tried to go balls out on the color (its pretty stressful having your colors judged by a comic book colorist). anyway, this is pretty much the final version of it. I may put in more posters on the back wall, change the boy's shirt, and tint the walls blue but otherwise this is it.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Slurricane #2 in california!

If you have been wanting to buy Slurricane 2, live in california, and for some reason can't afford the $2.50 for shipping there's good news! Slurricane 2 is now sold at Meltdown comics and False Start Distro thanks to the wonderful Meredith Wallace! You LA folks now have no excuse! click here for more information (and an incredibly flattering write-up of the zine)

the ol' spicy keychain

Monday, November 8, 2010

sequential arts character design sketch

This is a real loose color sketch of a character I'm doing a longer comic of in my sequential arts class. I'm playing around with different ways to incorporate color into my pieces and I really like how this turned out. this was my first attempt at drawing this way so I'll see if I can polish it up. all in all though I'm trying to phase out using micron pens in favor of ink and various nibs. as for the comic, I don't really have a concrete plot yet but I can say that I am trying to do a newspaper style weekly adventure serial about sorcery and punk rock.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mica Halloween poster design

This is a poster design I had to do for class. we all have to design posters for Mica's dinosaur themed halloween party. its a little difficult to see whats going on because I still have to color it (as well as write in the word "party"

bully goat

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

sketch for illustration concepts

I kinda like this sketch of a bat I did for my illustration concepts class. I don't know if I am going to end up using him in the actual assignment though. may end up in that tattoo show in november

guards of the pet tombs

a Fireman's worst nightmare

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Slurricane 2 finally done!!!!!

these puppies are finally finished! if you want one paypal $7 to!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

epic undertaking...

what 150 copies of slurricane two look like before being folded

covers are all silkscreened!

finally done all the covers now! I'm pretty happy with how they all look. they won't be officially "finished" until probably around august 25th to september 5th but I would be down to accept pre-orders. I only have 150 so get em while you can!

burger clique

Monday, August 9, 2010

2 minutes to midnight...

Its the zero hour you guys! tomorrow at 3 I should hopefully be starting to silk screen the cover to Slurricane 2, but I'm also leaving for a family vacation on Wednesday. will I finish in time? hopefully. If I succeed I could be taking orders by the 22nd! wish me luck!

"barfield" sketches

another set of drawings for that tattoo show I am doing in November. may possibly be the trashiest tattoo concept of all time and yet I can't help but feel like this has been done before. has anyone seen a drawing of a half garfield half bart simpson hybrid? because if its been done I'll do the gentlemanly thing and back off.

jealous boyfriend

yeah... I have no idea why certain pictures keep getting uploaded sideways

Saturday, July 31, 2010

unfinished drawing

this is a drawing I originally was going to include in Slurricane 2 but I couldn't find a good enough way to word the joke. I still want to turn this into a finished piece but just in case I don't I wanted to post it here.

ex girlfriend hood ornament

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hausu poster art

I've never seen the movie "Hausu" but the multiple posters for the movie are fantastic! can anyone verify if the movie is anywhere near as good as the posters?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Slurricane II third cover sketch

currently trying to develop on the first drawing. playing around with other types, as well as the possibility of a border. everythings still in planning stages. I'm beginning to like the font I used above more than the squiggly one I used to be set on.

Slurricane II unused drawing

This is one of the drawings I did that I decided not to include in slurricane II. its black and white since I am going to be screen printing in the color later

Thursday, July 8, 2010

second cover idea

another drawing I did that may end up becoming the cover

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

updates on Slurricane...

sorry I haven't been updating, but I'm happy to announce that I've finished all the drawings for Slurricane 2. its going to be bigger, be made with better paper, and partially colored via silkscreen. I'm even shooting for like a four/five color jawn for the cover! (thanks to the awesome folks I'm interning with over at space 1026). Basically Slurricane #2 is going to shit all over the first Slurricane like "The Road Warrior" shitted on "Mad Max". seriously though, shits gonna rule. above is the first sketch I did for the cover. kinda like how I wrote the title but everything else is still up in the air. any thoughts/suggestions are greatly appreciated.