April 4, 2012
So I’ve sort of abandoned this little part of the internet. I think it’s because I feel obligated to write something when all I want to do is share sketches, new work, experiments, etc. Thankfully there’s another corner of the internet that’s just for that.
If you’re interested in checking out any of the new work that I’ve been doing, head on over to the Tumblr before it’s replaced by a new, younger and more attractive blogging platform.
January 28, 2012
I’ve been working with writer Kara Barrett to develop covers for her modern fantasy comic, The End is Totally Nigh. Kara wanted to use this first cover to highlight the main character- she said the focus was on the dangerous aspects of her personality. Because so much of this title deals with demons fire was a big thing, as you can guess.
December 7, 2011
I just finished up a new sample piece that I’ll be using as a promotion for sports magazines this winter.
December 3, 2011
These have been a lot of fun, so I’ve added a section for custom pet portraits to my shop. You can check it out along with all of the portratis to date here, http://www.etsy.com/listing/87745444/custom-pet-portrait-9-x-9
November 20, 2011
My friend, drinking buddy and fellow illustrator Chris “Patch”ell released his autobiographical sketchbook-journal, I Put the Can in Cancer, at the Nichols Berg Gallery last night. His book is a collection of drawings and writing 2 years in the making that details his fight with cancer of the tongue, and is aimed to help young people who have been diagnosed with cancer themselves. He deservedly sold out of all of the copies he had that night (I’m one of the lucky ones who got a copy!), but thankfully more are on their way. You can read more about it and see his work on his own blog,
November 7, 2011
An author commissioned a cover for a comic book proposal tentatively titled Feratu. There wasn’t much discussion as to the actual story, but she had a very clear idea of what she wanted and left it up to me to execute.
There was a good deal of back and forth over the sketches and the client was pretty particular about what she wanted. Sometimes it was more designy element in the hair, then less and so on. Thankfully she was pleased with the nature of the finish, so that was approved without revisions (yaaay).
October 28, 2011
I was really excited to get a call from Minh Uong at the Sunday Business section of the New York Times last week. He had a story about Rhode Island and its financial trouble and came to me with the idea of a postcard with the state’s landmarks in a state of decay. Even better, it was to be the cover!
Original sketches and revised final sketch
This is my second job for NYT, and hopefully there’s more to come.
October 22, 2011
Finished portrait of my cat, Amos, for the PAWS charity show at Digital Ferret.
October 18, 2011
I’ll be donating artwork to a show for PAWS, a no-kill shelter organization in Philadelphia and the only of its kind in the city. The show, called More than Nine Lives, will feature a lot of great artists including other Philadelphia Cartoonists Society members.
I was really excited to be asked to donate work to the show because my own cats were originally from a litter my old roommate fostered. They’re an integral part of my and my girlfriend’s lives at this point and I’ve become one of those people who has far too many pictures of his cats on his phone and computer.
The sketches are portraits of our 2 cats, Amos & McKinley, with a Pennsylvania Dutch motif. Much of my summer was spent driving through central Pennsylvania and seeing these hex designs on the sides of barns, cars and other home goods in the country.
For more info on the show, check out the link here.