Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Birds in Her Hair

Are they stealing from her hair or adding to her hair? Or both???

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Important Bananacchino Update!!!

I was a little bit disappointed to learn that a bananacchino is an actual drink (and that I spelled it wrong in the comic).

There aren't many Google search results for "bananacchino," but strangely there are way more for "banana chino." I guess banana chinos are what a ape wears if he has to go to some snooty restaurant that requires pants.

ALSO! This comic was inspired by Missy Kulik's excellent "A Ape." Looks like she is on vacation from her etsy shop, but I will see if there is a link to buy it later.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bananachino

Fun times at the Newton Free Library yesterday! Thank you Liz Rowland and Rebecca Viola!

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