Saturday, June 30, 2007


I Spent the day in Hoboken, NJ with the folks for my sister's Birthday. We went to a beautiful park where it seemed trendy for couples to come with their personal photographers in tote to take glamour shots for placement in the New York Times.

Friday, June 29, 2007


Double your pleasure, double your fun!

Here's my one day late illustration for this week's Illustration Friday topic "Camouflage." I posted two versions of it because when I work in digital paint I sometimes wind up really enjoying early versions of what I do that never make it to the public eye. I usually don't stick with them but today I thought I would share my process a bit. I think that they both have merit but as much as I enjoy a good silhouette, the one with the detail makes it obvious that this was not composed with a perfectly readable silhouette in mind.

p.s. The tree texture came from the greatly talented Vonster! Thanks Von! Now everyone go check out his stuff.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Sick of dirt? Hardly. Just keep pushin' on. You'll get through the muck like the rest of us.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


"Charlie has a gift for just have to wait a few hours."

Here's a card I made for my sister...Happy Birthday Kid! (p.s. sorry dad, I know you didn't get a Crappy Card but I did get you that crap one instead...)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


You can't stop the machine...not even if you wanted to.



One of the funniest shows on TV is Dateline NBC's "To catch a predator." Personally, I think the host is a douche and they really only do it for the ratings but at least they're helping out in society to try and make it a safer world. As I watched it tonight, I thought that it would be a neat idea to draw all the idiots who appear on the's one of them. "Sexyman24."


Today, I faced pure evil...I may have lost a battle but in the end, I won the war. This is how I can sleep at night. Bring it.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


"It's scary, it scares me, seriously, it's scary, it's scary to me." Yeah, I didn't have the heart to tell her it was made because of stupid frustrating people like her. It was a long day yesterday.

Friday, June 22, 2007


It's a hell of a town.

If I were in charge of a logo for the city that focused on community, this would be my first draft.


out-from-the-corner-of-the-page-a-saurus Rex.

Growing up I remember a silly t-shirt trend to put lame human qualities/occupations and juxtapose them with dinosaurs to create a less than clever new species of dinosaur. Some of the earlier ones were clever and funny...but as with any trend they became quite lackluster pretty quickly when knockoffs started showing up. Example: Picture a dinosaur in a classroom with an apple and a ruler wearing glasses and a tie...Teach-a-saurus is born!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007



It haunts us all, whether it's from being dumped, not getting a job, or simply losing that karaoke contest you thought you had in the bag. You knew you shouldn't have gone with "Summer Nights." There was no way you were going to hit that last note.

(This is a somewhat unfinished painting I did for the Illustration Friday topic "Rejection." Acrylic on canvas 8x10 It was fun to paint in the real world again...I'm still learning)


Anxiety lives inside all of us. This is what it looks like. It always feels trapped so I suggest you give it some room to breathe.

P.S. I don't think I have enough popular influence to worry about some kid actually cutting open their head as a result of this doodle...but if I'm wrong, well that's what natural selection is for.


He's not as tough as he looks...well, he doesn't look all that tough right now anyway. Someday, he'll have the scar to prove it.


Guess what???!!! Happy Father's Day!

Sunday, June 17, 2007


"I told him his he was on fire and he TOTALLY believed me!"

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Portrait Party #2!

Here's the other partner I had for the website Portrait Party. Her name is Lynn Alpert and below is the drawing she did of me. Personally, I think she did an amazing job! It's a bunch of fun, you should check it out! I'll post the ref photos soon.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Here's a doodle with a bonus pre-colored sketch for funzies! Feel free to make up your own story...(Challenge: Try to do it without any cursing, poop, or fart jokes!)


Portrait Party #1!

Recently I joined a blog called Portrait Party. It's a place where artists can come to take on the fun challenge of doing a portrait exchange. Above is my portrait of Jeremy Joe, a fellow artist on the site. His sweet drawing of me is posted below! Also, I had another partner Lynn Alpert...I'll post hers when it's finished.


This guy is helping out with the music for my film...sort of. Even though I may never actually meet him, this is what he looks like in my head.


Nessie Goes To Work

Being an elusive mythological recluse doesn't exactly pay the bills.

Saturday, June 9, 2007


...It's true. Oh, and I happen to think I make a lovely older woman thank you very much. Maybe next Halloween you'll agree.

Friday, June 8, 2007


Twenty some years of sleepless nights and countless therapy sessions later, I've finally made a breakthrough. I can trace all my anxiety back to a song that left me pondering one of life's most sought after questions. The song never does tell you just how much that doggie is worth. Heck, you don't even know if he's actually for sale. Now I can finally move forward and begin to dream again...

Thursday, June 7, 2007

06.07.07's to a long term fluke!


Oh Annelids!

Out of all the bugs out there I think I respect the worm the most. That's not to say it's my favorite, I just have a deep respect for it as a creature. There's something fascinating about being able to regenerate.


Oh! Bar Pie! (I never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed.)


I'm as happy as a bird on a tree. I'm not quite sure what that means but at least I'm happy. You might be thinking, "but this bird seems more ambivalent than anything else..." Yeah, well my pen says he's happy...let's not ruin the moment.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


I've had something on my mind lately. Any guesses?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Whatever it was, it sure wasn't from this planet...Richard was sure of that. Now all he had to do was find a way to suppress his gag reflex long enough to capitalize on his new discovery.


Seriously, thank you Vinny for believing in me. You will be missed but I'm sure you'll excel in the wonderful world of glass blowing. If what you've said about me is true then you will be able to read about this in a book someday and you'll have one more priceless piece of history in your possession. Best of luck to you in the drink up!


Sure he was a decent stagehand, but since his father was directing, no one had the guts to tell Horatio that he was always in the shot. They tried explaining to him that his job was to be a behind the scenes guy...Behind Horatio...behind.


For Randall, Halloween couldn't come soon enough. The one time of year when nobody asks questions and runs away screaming in fear.

Saturday, June 2, 2007


Jerry's friends always told him that his new house seemed like an open invitation to a turtle obsessed super-villain. He shrugged it off in front of them but secretly made sure never to harm a turtle in his life.


Kind Sir who might buy my house: "Where are you going to go when it sells?"
Me: "I come with the house. It's a package deal."
Kind Sir who might buy my house:
"We can let you have your own room so that when you come back to visit, you'll have a place to stay! Plus, my son would love to have an older brother."
Me: "You say that jokingly but if you're at all serious, I will completley take you up on that offer.


Every time I think of this guy running with his arms flailing around wildly, it makes me smile. He'd be screaming, "wuah wal waaah whaa wal wahh waaaa!" Kinda like a turkey sound.


The earlier the better.

We could all use the motivation to be more productive. We can fool ourselves into thinking things are being accomplished. The truth is, we just do what our instincts tell us to do.


It calls me, despite the fact that I don't want it to. I have no big desire to leave everything behind but I suppose I'll do what I have to, to get the job done.