Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ouch. Manga studio.


Ouch. Manga studio. http://ift.tt/1ehO2gt

Monday, June 29, 2015

Riding with Dave from my sketchbook.


Riding with Dave from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1GV4ME5

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I was a guest at Soonercon this weekend and my friend dressed up as Susan Richards, the invisible Girl.


I was a guest at Soonercon this weekend and my friend dressed up as Susan Richards, the invisible Girl. http://ift.tt/1GErsoM

Thursday, June 25, 2015

atomic-flash: What to do during an A-Bomb attack - From the instructional pamphlet Protection from the Atomic Bomb issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1950 amid the Cold War and fears of an A-bomb attack from the Soviet Union. Print this out and save it! It may save your life. Most likely won’t but it might. If this fails, get in your fridge, it worked for Indy!


atomic-flash: What to do during an A-Bomb attack - From the instructional pamphlet Protection from the Atomic Bomb issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1950 amid the Cold War and fears of an A-bomb attack from the Soviet Union. Print this out and save it! It may save your life. Most likely won’t but it might. If this fails, get in your fridge, it worked for Indy! http://ift.tt/1TQCxNL

I sold a sketch from my sketchbook and needed a comicboard to stiffen the envelope so I threw in this old Batman sketch I found in my convention bag. I hope he digs it.


I sold a sketch from my sketchbook and needed a comicboard to stiffen the envelope so I threw in this old Batman sketch I found in my convention bag. I hope he digs it. http://ift.tt/1GvNKKr

I sold a sketch from my sketchbook and needed a comicboard to stiffen the envelope so I threw in this old Batman sketch I found in my convention bag. I hope he digs it.


I sold a sketch from my sketchbook and needed a comicboard to stiffen the envelope so I threw in this old Batman sketch I found in my convention bag. I hope he digs it. http://ift.tt/1KetQYR

Dieselpunk Captain America from my sketchbook. I’m starting to think steampunk is played out. Not that it’s dead, some people will always wear top hats & wax their mustaches, I just think it’s become too mainstream. I’m looking towards Dieselpunk instead. Like the early days of cyberpunk & steampunk, the ideal is a little vague. But that gives it some edginess that makes it cool.


Dieselpunk Captain America from my sketchbook. I’m starting to think steampunk is played out. Not that it’s dead, some people will always wear top hats & wax their mustaches, I just think it’s become too mainstream. I’m looking towards Dieselpunk instead. Like the early days of cyberpunk & steampunk, the ideal is a little vague. But that gives it some edginess that makes it cool. http://ift.tt/1NjNBhH

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Warrior from my sketchbook.


Warrior from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1TLp7T6

Warrior from my sketchbook.


Warrior from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1e1ilI1

A surfer girl from my sketchbook.


A surfer girl from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1TKyeTT

Monday, June 22, 2015

From my sketchbook.


From my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1FxJ0Cn

usnatarchives: Happy #NationalDonutDay! This poster advertised the awesome “Vitamin Donuts,” with their 25 units of vitamin B1, were meant to strengthen the population during wartime. Ultimately, the company was told it could call the product “enriched flour donuts,” but “vitamin donuts” was out. This poster is part of our traveling exhibit “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” currently on display in the National Archives at New York City. Vitamin doughnut?!? Count me in!


usnatarchives: Happy #NationalDonutDay! This poster advertised the awesome “Vitamin Donuts,” with their 25 units of vitamin B1, were meant to strengthen the population during wartime. Ultimately, the company was told it could call the product “enriched flour donuts,” but “vitamin donuts” was out. This poster is part of our traveling exhibit “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” currently on display in the National Archives at New York City. Vitamin doughnut?!? Count me in! http://ift.tt/1H9VA1T

Sunday, June 21, 2015

From my sketchbook.


From my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1dXyJt0

Yukon on Wheels from my sketchbook. My High School reunion was this weekend and today we went to the local skating rink. This was a social hotbed of my youth and so it was neat to se the place. I was too busy to do any sketches today, but I did this sketch tonight from memory. Some details are wrong and stuff made up, but I tried to capture the feel of the space.


Yukon on Wheels from my sketchbook. My High School reunion was this weekend and today we went to the local skating rink. This was a social hotbed of my youth and so it was neat to se the place. I was too busy to do any sketches today, but I did this sketch tonight from memory. Some details are wrong and stuff made up, but I tried to capture the feel of the space. http://ift.tt/1dXyJcG

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Yukon on Wheels from my sketchbook. My High School reunion was this weekend and today we went to the local skating rink. This was a social hotbed of my youth and so it was neat to se the place. I was too busy to do any sketches today, but I did this sketch tonight from memory. Some details are wrong and stuff made up, but I tried to capture the feel of the space.


Yukon on Wheels from my sketchbook. My High School reunion was this weekend and today we went to the local skating rink. This was a social hotbed of my youth and so it was neat to se the place. I was too busy to do any sketches today, but I did this sketch tonight from memory. Some details are wrong and stuff made up, but I tried to capture the feel of the space. http://ift.tt/1LmsqgR

My friend wrote this in my 7th grade yearbook. My class reunion is this weekend. No one has been shocked that I draw comic books. My wife asked which of the girls in my class I dated. I told her none. This all may be related!


My friend wrote this in my 7th grade yearbook. My class reunion is this weekend. No one has been shocked that I draw comic books. My wife asked which of the girls in my class I dated. I told her none. This all may be related! http://ift.tt/1dVQj0p

Friday, June 19, 2015

Deadpool from my sketchbook.


Deadpool from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1J91CA6

notpulpcovers: For many people, myself included, this is the very ideal of a vintage space gun. It’s got rings. It’s got vents. It’s got a sweeping design that conveys the poetry of space flight. It’s even got its name spelled out in a cool, 1950s font that’s underlined by lightning bolts. That’s right, lightning bolts! And did I mention it’s called the Pyrotomic Disintegrator? If anyone tries to say that’s not the best name for a ray gun ever, that person’s looking for a fight. The top Pyrotomic Disintegrator pistol is the first to be manufactured - it’s known as the candy-colored Pyro. The bottom pistol is the copper version manufactured in the later part of the 1950s - a more authentic space cadet look There was a Pyrotomic Disintegrator rifle manufactured by Pyro Plastics shortly after the pistol Toy Rayguns lists the Pyrotomic Disintegrator rifle as “being perhaps the rarest of all space rifles, The Pyrotomic Disintegrator Rifle is also the most beautiful. Powerfully sculpted with a fluted barrel and an undulating stock, this wonderfully designed toy exudes a sense of delicacy and techno-scientific power.” Both the Pyrotomic pistol and rifle are very hard to find in good condition. Having been made with brittle plastic makes the guns fragile and susceptible to cracking and breaking if dropped. The shooting mechanism was cheaply made and is often not working in the surviving guns. So, not only are the Pyrotomic guns considered the most beautifully designed, they are also the most scarce. Perhaps sometime in the future someone enterprising might recreate the guns based on G. C. Schaible’s 1953 patents - the question is, would the beauty of the designs carry without the 1950s sci-fi space age mystique? This is awesome looking.


notpulpcovers: For many people, myself included, this is the very ideal of a vintage space gun. It’s got rings. It’s got vents. It’s got a sweeping design that conveys the poetry of space flight. It’s even got its name spelled out in a cool, 1950s font that’s underlined by lightning bolts. That’s right, lightning bolts! And did I mention it’s called the Pyrotomic Disintegrator? If anyone tries to say that’s not the best name for a ray gun ever, that person’s looking for a fight. The top Pyrotomic Disintegrator pistol is the first to be manufactured - it’s known as the candy-colored Pyro. The bottom pistol is the copper version manufactured in the later part of the 1950s - a more authentic space cadet look There was a Pyrotomic Disintegrator rifle manufactured by Pyro Plastics shortly after the pistol Toy Rayguns lists the Pyrotomic Disintegrator rifle as “being perhaps the rarest of all space rifles, The Pyrotomic Disintegrator Rifle is also the most beautiful. Powerfully sculpted with a fluted barrel and an undulating stock, this wonderfully designed toy exudes a sense of delicacy and techno-scientific power.” Both the Pyrotomic pistol and rifle are very hard to find in good condition. Having been made with brittle plastic makes the guns fragile and susceptible to cracking and breaking if dropped. The shooting mechanism was cheaply made and is often not working in the surviving guns. So, not only are the Pyrotomic guns considered the most beautifully designed, they are also the most scarce. Perhaps sometime in the future someone enterprising might recreate the guns based on G. C. Schaible’s 1953 patents - the question is, would the beauty of the designs carry without the 1950s sci-fi space age mystique? This is awesome looking. http://ift.tt/1BzK0e9

This morning before work I finished my ‘90s style superhero team I’ve been creating in my sketchbook. I have complete back stories on all the characters, but I’m not sure I’ll ever do anything with them. I know everybody looks down on the classic 'Image Style’ nowadays, but I think with the right twist it could be awesome!


This morning before work I finished my ‘90s style superhero team I’ve been creating in my sketchbook. I have complete back stories on all the characters, but I’m not sure I’ll ever do anything with them. I know everybody looks down on the classic 'Image Style’ nowadays, but I think with the right twist it could be awesome! http://ift.tt/1dO1pop

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday. My 12th birthday. My brother is behind me, my sister next to him and my best friend Kevin (who passed away a few years ago) next to me!


Throwback Thursday. My 12th birthday. My brother is behind me, my sister next to him and my best friend Kevin (who passed away a few years ago) next to me! http://ift.tt/1InQmKv

Lunchtime project.


Lunchtime project. http://ift.tt/1fko8t8

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Late night doodle from my sketchbook.


Late night doodle from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1IlIeu1

More pre-work doodles.


More pre-work doodles. http://ift.tt/1fgMtjr

Morning doodle.


Morning doodle. http://ift.tt/1fgMrrP

Morning doodle.


Morning doodle. http://ift.tt/1G3a6m4

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

So, there was a time my buddy DL Nelson and I were on the Sci-Fi channel…


So, there was a time my buddy DL Nelson and I were on the Sci-Fi channel… http://ift.tt/1elVMyG

Quick doodle of the IT guy updating my 3d software at work.


Quick doodle of the IT guy updating my 3d software at work. http://ift.tt/1IiNheN

Quick am doodle of a ruined NYC. The rising sun makes a nice contrast to post-disaster city scene. I’m listening to Bryan Taylor’s Transformers Prime soundtrack and it’s put me in an epic mood. Do your best at everything today and be kind.


Quick am doodle of a ruined NYC. The rising sun makes a nice contrast to post-disaster city scene. I’m listening to Bryan Taylor’s Transformers Prime soundtrack and it’s put me in an epic mood. Do your best at everything today and be kind. http://ift.tt/1IiNfU7

Quick am doodle of a ruined NYC. The rising sun makes a nice contrast to post-disaster city scene. I’m listening to Bryan Taylor’s Transformers Prime soundtrack and it’s put me in an epic mood. Do your best at everything today and be kind.


Quick am doodle of a ruined NYC. The rising sun makes a nice contrast to post-disaster city scene. I’m listening to Bryan Taylor’s Transformers Prime soundtrack and it’s put me in an epic mood. Do your best at everything today and be kind. http://ift.tt/1GqaM7s

Monday, June 15, 2015

My class reunion is this weekend and while looking for a senior photo I found this graduation photo of my best friend Kevin and I. Kevin passed away a few years ago but we remained good friends until he passed.


My class reunion is this weekend and while looking for a senior photo I found this graduation photo of my best friend Kevin and I. Kevin passed away a few years ago but we remained good friends until he passed. http://ift.tt/1GIV4YC

I felt like I needed to draw folding chairs so where better than in a church basement? If I’d have been on the ball is have added a folded ping pong table somewhere.


I felt like I needed to draw folding chairs so where better than in a church basement? If I’d have been on the ball is have added a folded ping pong table somewhere. http://ift.tt/1R0zJJv

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Painting backdrops for vacation bible school at my church.


Painting backdrops for vacation bible school at my church. http://ift.tt/1MUhqoY

Quick doodle of a warrior from my sketchbook.


Quick doodle of a warrior from my sketchbook. http://ift.tt/1IV1UKT

Raise the Titanic!


Raise the Titanic! http://ift.tt/1IUXKTr

weirdellis: “Let me chase the google car!” Ha ha.


weirdellis: “Let me chase the google car!” Ha ha. http://ift.tt/1IcYIET

Thursday, June 11, 2015

2016 Mazda Miata from my sketchbook. After drawing comics all night, I still wanted to draw a Miata in my sketchbook before bed.


2016 Mazda Miata from my sketchbook. After drawing comics all night, I still wanted to draw a Miata in my sketchbook before bed. http://ift.tt/1S9xJRQ

Mario Zecca made a pun about Vampire Batman and I did this drawing at break today. Still too hot to walk In the afternoon.


Mario Zecca made a pun about Vampire Batman and I did this drawing at break today. Still too hot to walk In the afternoon. http://ift.tt/1Tezoqu

Today I’m sculpting a dragon is zbrush.


Today I’m sculpting a dragon is zbrush. http://ift.tt/1Te64k4

Early morning doodle of ‘90 era Scott Summers aka Cyclops of The X-Men!


Early morning doodle of ‘90 era Scott Summers aka Cyclops of The X-Men! http://ift.tt/1QqWdbE

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pre work sketch of a airport terminal. It’s good practice for an artist to carefully observe your surroundings for future reference. Figure out how things go together. Than make drawings of environments from your imagination but use your observations to inform your drawings to give them more verssimitude.


Pre work sketch of a airport terminal. It’s good practice for an artist to carefully observe your surroundings for future reference. Figure out how things go together. Than make drawings of environments from your imagination but use your observations to inform your drawings to give them more verssimitude. http://ift.tt/1MoecsX

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I got my copies of GrayHaven presents Western Horror in the mail today!


I got my copies of GrayHaven presents Western Horror in the mail today! http://ift.tt/1Ta1Hq0

Awesome! I got approved for my NYCC badge!


Awesome! I got approved for my NYCC badge! http://ift.tt/1cJl2gr

I am reading Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem and so this morning I drew the cast before work.


I am reading Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem and so this morning I drew the cast before work. http://ift.tt/1KYZKu5

Pre work doodle.


Pre work doodle. http://ift.tt/1F65QAw

Monday, June 08, 2015

Break time doodle. It’s too hot to walk.


Break time doodle. It’s too hot to walk. http://ift.tt/1F4JsI1

Another pre-work doodle.


Another pre-work doodle. http://ift.tt/1BU3yVn

Pre-work page of car doodles. I haven’t seen Fury Road (I know, I know) but Mad Max & Road Warrior had a big influence on me as a kid. One of the first paintings I did as a kid was a copy of a Mad Max ad I had clipped from the newspaper. We used to play a strategy game called Car Wars that was all about vehicular combat and my first car had a sticker that said I was a member of the North American Autoduel Association.


Pre-work page of car doodles. I haven’t seen Fury Road (I know, I know) but Mad Max & Road Warrior had a big influence on me as a kid. One of the first paintings I did as a kid was a copy of a Mad Max ad I had clipped from the newspaper. We used to play a strategy game called Car Wars that was all about vehicular combat and my first car had a sticker that said I was a member of the North American Autoduel Association. http://ift.tt/1BU3AMK

Doodle of a cat. I drew this while waiting at the doctors office. This weekend was busy, but didn’t feel productive. I went to the doctor on Friday, I am getting sick again and I want to get a handle on this early. Saturday Michelle had a headache and we went to a 50th anniversary party for a friend. They played ‘50s music and had good punch, but it wiped us both out so we bailed on a birthday party for my nephew. Too much energy & noise. Sadly I didn’t get near as much comic drawn as I needed. I should have been done with this project. If I wasn’t a co-owner I’d be fired for sure. But the writer is understanding and the work looks great and that what matters at this point. Still I feel like every line is caring stone, it should be faster. Hopefully this is a sign I’m in an 'improving stage’.


Doodle of a cat. I drew this while waiting at the doctors office. This weekend was busy, but didn’t feel productive. I went to the doctor on Friday, I am getting sick again and I want to get a handle on this early. Saturday Michelle had a headache and we went to a 50th anniversary party for a friend. They played ‘50s music and had good punch, but it wiped us both out so we bailed on a birthday party for my nephew. Too much energy & noise. Sadly I didn’t get near as much comic drawn as I needed. I should have been done with this project. If I wasn’t a co-owner I’d be fired for sure. But the writer is understanding and the work looks great and that what matters at this point. Still I feel like every line is caring stone, it should be faster. Hopefully this is a sign I’m in an 'improving stage’. http://ift.tt/1KWs7cm

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Doodle of a cat. I drew this while waiting at the doctors office. This weekend was busy, but didn’t feel productive. I went to the doctor on Friday, I am getting sick again and I want to get a handle on this early. Saturday Michelle had a headache and we went to a 50th anniversary party for a friend. They played ‘50s music and had good punch, but it wiped us both out so we bailed on a birthday party for my nephew. Too much energy & noise. Sadly I didn’t get near as much comic drawn as I needed. I should have been done with this project. If I wasn’t a co-owner I’d be fired for sure. But the writer is understanding and the work looks great and that what matters at this point. Still I feel like every line is caring stone, it should be faster. Hopefully this is a sign I’m in an 'improving stage’.


Doodle of a cat. I drew this while waiting at the doctors office. This weekend was busy, but didn’t feel productive. I went to the doctor on Friday, I am getting sick again and I want to get a handle on this early. Saturday Michelle had a headache and we went to a 50th anniversary party for a friend. They played ‘50s music and had good punch, but it wiped us both out so we bailed on a birthday party for my nephew. Too much energy & noise. Sadly I didn’t get near as much comic drawn as I needed. I should have been done with this project. If I wasn’t a co-owner I’d be fired for sure. But the writer is understanding and the work looks great and that what matters at this point. Still I feel like every line is caring stone, it should be faster. Hopefully this is a sign I’m in an 'improving stage’. http://ift.tt/1MgTtHw