Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blasting over Bl'ast

My friend Eric sent me a bunch of nibs, so in return I did a drawing for him, based on the famous photo of Rob Roskopp doing a method air over the band Bl'ast. Er, well it's a famous photo if you're a middle-aged skateboarder.

I think he liked it!

And here are a couple of the many different nibs Eric sent me. I have mostly been using that Esterbrook oval point, but sometimes switch to the Tachikawa for fine details.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hartford Art School MFA

Hey, so I'm over half-way through my MFA program at Hartford Art School! I wish it could go on forever, actually.

Most of what I've been working on, I can't share yet. But being part of this program has pushed me to try some different things that are outside of my comfort zone. So I do want to share some of those experiments:

First up, a linocut print in the style of Randy Enos.

This one was inspired by our trip to Pasadena. The Hollywood sign was often looming overhead, so I decided to do my version of a film noir poster, starring two figure-drawing models who I drew on the trip.

Next up is my reaction to Fort Worth, Texas. I did ride a mechanical bull, and this is what it was like:

Last month, I had the awesome opportunity to learn from C.F. Payne and Gary Kelley. I tried doing a few pieces using C.F. Payne's techniques but in my cartoon-y style:

Some experiments were more successful than others.

Finally, of course there has still been lots of doodling:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

MeCAF Recap 2014

Well, it was another fun year exhibiting with Bob Flynn at the Maine Comics Arts Festival! The event was held in a new space this year, but still featured windows, which are much appreciated!

Bob drew up some wonderfully weird monsters, along with his most famous creation: Catbug!

My favorite monster that I drew was this "Lexicon Monster" for Cara Bean!

One young kid requested a drawing of The Grim Reaper. I tried to make him look as friendly as possible. I can't help it!

I got to see lots of great people at the show. Here's Ryan Mita, showing off his copy of Bob's latest comic, reset. I hope to see you there next year!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Maine Comics Arts Festival this Sunday!

Yup, MeCAF.

Come by and say hello if you're in the neighborhood!

Here's a shot of me from a couple of years ago by Renee Kurilla:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014