Sunday, November 16, 2008

Check out My Ass in the new volume of Beasts!

I am very honored to be a part of volume 2 of Beasts!, curated and edited by Jacob Covey and published by Fantagraphics. You can pre-order copies now on the Fantagraphics site. I'll tell you right now that it's worth the money and will make a brilliant christmas gift.

As someone who fell in love with drawing by meticulously studying a worn copy of the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual, I can say that it was an awesome enough world to have a book like Beasts! exist, but to be a part of it is even better.

Above is a preview of my Beast, the Ass. I was given a very long list of cryptozoological beasts to choose from. It was a tough choice, but I opted for the Ass because 1) It has a completely bizarre description, and 2) I couldn't find any reference to it online or otherwise to constrain my creativity, and 3) It's called Ass.

Pre-order your copy today at the Fantagraphics online store.

"KNOW" Exhibition

I was lucky enough to be asked to be in this exhibition organized by the very hard-working Mark Murphy. It will be taking place near Art Basel in Miami this December. He called on many artists to submit 10"x10"x pieces. Above is my contribution. It is a portrait of my D&D character.

From Mark's blog:

"'KNOW' featured at this year's Gen Art Vanguard Fair is an exhibition comprised of many inspired artisans that represent a diverse cross section of the fine art world. All of the work has been created specifically for the "KNOW" exhibition and hopes to introduce you to emerging and known talent who have no fear when incorporating digital painting, mixed media, comics, traditional painting, rendering and photographic styles into their work."

Check out the preview page for this show on Mark Murphy's blog.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

commissions for you

With the first 3 done and in the mail, I thought I'd share some of these drawings that I've finished. I hope they are enjoyed by all...

Subaru is doing well, eating and going to the bathroom and has gone through all of her antibiotics. I might take her in again to make sure she is all right. Thanks again to everyone who bought a drawing!


Thursday, October 02, 2008

$300 Kitty Bailout of 2008

In an unexpected time of crisis, Subaru, my cat, has stopped eating and peeing and needs to go to the vet. Hospitalization, blood tests, and urinalysis is going to run us about $300, and I'm running out of personal belongings to sell.

So, I'm setting aside all personal projects to raise funds for Subaru via commissioned art sale. I'm now doing frame quality top of the line drawings starting at the low price of $20. After the first 5 purchases, the price goes up to $40, until I sell 10 of these drawings, then I'm ending the sale. Just click on the button down there, and you'll be taken to my paypal, where you can order your drawing.

Drawing Specs:
8"x10" paper, signed, personalized, and numbered. Pen and brushed ink drawing in the style of this drawing, on quality Ivory Classic Crest heavy weight cover stock.

This will be a limited edition of 10 drawings commemorating the obscene amount of love I have for this cat.

UPDATE: I already hit 5 drawings! the price is now $40

UPDATE 2: WE'RE SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who bought a piece. Watch this space for offers like this in the future and I'll keep you updated on Subaru's health.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Poster

I illustrated and designed this poster for my friend's band, Orange Monkey. If you're in the L.A. area you should check them out as they just released their newest album and will be giving it away for free at their show.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Love 'N' Two Strokes @ the Berdhouse Gallery

I'll have some new work for sale alongside some work from my moped gang starting next Saturday, August 30th going on for the month of September (I presume). The reception is this Saturday from 7pm-11pm. This is all going down at the Berdhouse Gallery in Echo Park. I'll post scans of the work next week!

Edit: Here's the address and info for the gallery

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 30th 2008

1505 1/2 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Monday, July 07, 2008

GDF Wrsitbands at Hot Topic

The Giraffe Death Force cartoon hit a snag... but who needs a cartoon? cut the crap and just go and buy a wristband at a local Hot Topic store at a mall near you, or just order some online here.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I've embarked on my first ever Ambitious Graphic Novel. I don't have a name for it yet...but the first chapter will be done by the end of the year (around November).

Friday, March 28, 2008

super*MARKET this weekend

I'll be sharing a space with Tom Neely at the super*MARKET event this Sunday, March 30th.


Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046

I'll have available copies of Fork Frenzy #1, Ordinary Fieldbook, H&G #1 and #2, and some t-shirts.

I'm a featured animator though I haven't released the GDF: The Animated Series yet. I'll have little flyers for that available. More news on that to come. It's currently in the works, and will probably be fancier than I had planned. hopefully people will like it, but it's been a great collaborative process for me which is rare!

Magick Show @ the Pony Club

Friday, February 29, 2008

Drawing Club

pencil, 20 minute pose

Last night I sat in on a session at the Drawing Club. It was really great to draw from a live model after a long time of drawing from my head. After spending the last few months rendering monsters, focusing on classic line and shape relationships in the real world and other art school crap was just excellent mental exercise... Hope fully I can make this a weekly thing.

ball point pen, 5 minute poses

pencil, 15 minute pose

LA Weekly

Our reception made it onto the LAQ Weekly home page. You can see a slideshow here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Igloo Tornado : The Aftermath

Igloo tornado, my art fraternity, just had our opening reception at Black Maria Gallery. My camera was out of batteries so I didn't get a chance to take any photos. I poached the one above from Tom Neely.

If you want to look see all of the pieces, and even buy one, check out the Black Maria gallery web site. A few of my little drawings are left.

Here is an interview with that makes me look really good.

Reception pics from opening night.

More pics!

That's all for now. I'll have some exciting news in a couple of weeks. It's nice to have stuff to blog about for a change.

What time is it?

If you don't know, consider purchasing this clock that I painted for an upcoming show at the Pony Club, in Portland Oregon.The show is titled "11:11", which is fantastic, because whenever I notice that it's 11:11, I say outloud "Hey, it's 11:11". The usual response is "So, what?" Then I point out "It's 4 ones in a row." I guess that isn't a very interesting conversation. Below is a detail.

Let me tell you... I think I am done with painting on objects. I don't have anything against it personally, but I always run into problems. Well, at least it's functional.

Edit: Here is the postcard for the show with pertinent details.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Igloo Tornado at Black Maria: Round 2

Guess what, I'm posting on here again. Here's a sneak peak at a piece from my upcoming art show. It's with my buddies in Igloo Tornado at the awesome Black Maria gallery. I went out on limb on a lot of these pieces and it's been a lot of work but I hope people like it!

Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039