Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brain Frame

This coming Friday I will be perfomring at Brain Frame 9!

If you picked up Paul Nudd's corpus corpus IV: Pox at CAKE this past summer then you would have found a little mini entitled Professor Walton. It details the story of a professor who is reincarnated as a pimply patch on a dudes stomach. 

The little mini was fun to make and I have made two more stories that I will perform/read along with the first at Brain Frame. I also will have them printed and bundled in a little package with a sticker that will be for sale at Brain Frame.

Brain Frame 9
Friday November 16th
9:00 PM 
1542 N Milwaukee 
2ND Floor 


Come check it out! The lineup looks fantastic and I am sure it will entertain and excite.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

more comics about myself.

This week and last weeks comics in the Chronicle!

I also want to give a quick shout out to Yeti Press. They updated their website and are good people who I have had the pleasure of working with. This past summer I worked with RJ Casey to create Beginners Luck a short story that takes a lucky anthropomorphic fish into a seedy underworld.  Quite the trip if you ask me.

Nonetheless I have been busy writing and drawing, so I will keep on updating as I progress.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

This weeks strip in the Chronicle. Trying out autobiographical stuff lately.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Strips. books and a dog drawing

I have been making strips for the Columbia Chronicle's Free Ice Cream comic section. The strip above is currently printed in this weeks paper.

So if you find yourself in the South Loop or around a Columbia building get the Chronicle it has my strip in it as well as other fantastic strips.

Doing these strips has been a lot of fun but also challenging.
I want to upload a photo of the books that have been inspiring me at the moment for this project.

I recently got the Nancy book and it is a fantastic read that I have been picking up and laughing while taking short breaks from the drawing table. I am also reading the complete collected work of Kevin Budniks OEILR. I got this fat little book from Kevin and have found the way he splits scenes, conversations and observations into four panels to be truly inspiring and a great motivator for making my strips.

 Other than that my day to day job is taking the majority of my day, although I have been drawing every day and am penciling the content for Dirty Hands Vol. 3! Lets just say that this next issue will have more interior drawings.

I also made this dog drawing, used an old stuffed dog toy ad from the 1800's as inspiration.

That is all.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

murals and panels

   Woah where has the time gone everyone?
Any how I just wanted to post two things. The first is that photo above is a mural that I have completed at Columbia College Chicago for new student orientation. The mural was located in the glass curtain gallery and included several other illustrators, each depicting a event that takes place through out the school year. The murals unforutnaly are now gone, but I do have this photo of it. I plan to upload more photos to my flickr page with in the next day or so.

The other news is that I have a few strips in the Columbia Chronicle the schools newspaper. Here are a few sample panels.

I must admit that doing these four panel strips was quite the challenge but a welcomed change in how I do comics. I hope to submit more as I get familiar with them. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Even more recent update

So I have been a bit absent around these parts. 

But not to worry I have been very busy. 
First things first though

My new zine Dirty Hands Vol. 2 is now available in Quimbys, Shop Columbia and I just mailed a few over to Desert Island in Brooklyn. So for any NYC  people you should see this soon. 

  I will hopefully set up a big cartel so I can hustle some of this stuff via online. 

My parents got me a camera on the occasion that I graduated. So naturally
I took a picture of my dog...

  I have also been scrambling to get things together for CAKE. Which I will be participating in and sharing a table with the amazing Linework editors Nick Drnaso and Kevin Budnik.

well that was a bit long. phew!

Monday, April 2, 2012

recent updates

I recently drew these. I have no idea why I just pumped them out last week.  They remind me of the congratulations stickers from grade school.

 Also this coming Sunday the 8th I will be participating in a comic art battle along side some very talented people. See info on the poster or check out this link

So come and watch me battle. 

I will be sure to "step up my game" and bring my "game face" for this. 
Whatever that means.

Monday, March 26, 2012

girls and books.

 I drew some girls a while back. I then altered it by stretching things out a bit 
almost like the way you would do it on a copier.

 Also here is a shot of some recent books that I have been keeping around my drawing area lately. 
I always have books on hand and they change depending on the project I am working on at the moment. 

So I want to photograph them periodically to show where my artistic reference
 and direction might be coming from.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Zine fest came and went. It was great I sold some stuff, traded and bought some even more cool stuff. 
Thanks to anyone who came by my table and said hi, and to all the organizers making zine fest happen.

This is the typical photo of my zine fest haul. Apologies for my weird looking feet in the photo. 

It has been getting warmer which means it's getting closer to summer. And that is a very good thing. 


Friday, March 9, 2012

Fold and collate baby!

Getting ready for the Chicago zine fest! I will be on the first floor and will have a least two new zines available for purchase or trade. 

I have just gotten Dirty Hands Vol. 2 trimmed. All copies with block printed covers. 

24 pages on a bright fuchsia paper. All original drawings and some photography.  

Full bleed! although the printer I was using shifted things weird a bit but it still looks really great. 

All issues of Dirty Hands Vol.2 will come with some stickers that I figured out how to print on this laser printer. They will also be available for purchase.

I will have all of my old inventory and a silk screened poster. 

Come check it out tomorrow. 

See the Chicago Zine Fest for more info.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

new drawing

I have been working on this mini comic that will be screen printed  
for a small fold zine thing for zine fest.

And on that note I will be at Chicago zine fest next weekend March 10th. 

My plan is to have two new zines and a small simple mini zine. 

So more updates as the week goes on. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

failed attempts

These are all pages from a failed mini comic. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Gif Soup!

Made this gif.
Pretty stupid, but entertaining. Like is that his ears or hands?

I think I will post one every first Sunday of the month as
a creative doodle of sorts.

It will be Gif Soup Sundays.

Kelly, Rob & Angel

A sample of some panels from my upcoming contribution to Linework

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

recent distractions

 I am in the process of coloring some comics. 

I plan on doing that for the next day and the day after that. 

Kevin Budnik has been doing his daily drawings of stuff from his room. 
I like the idea and in that spirit I photographed my book shelf. 
I think I should have drawn it though. 

And I got a kick out of this comic I found 
of Jay Lynch and R. Crumb meeting Chester Gould.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Well I have progressed into inking the pages. If all goes to schedule I will be coloring this next week.

As you can see the title portion is blank. I do the titles on a separate large sheet of paper to get more detail and control and then scale it down proportionally in the final output.

I plan to update this with more shots of inked pages over the weekend.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

5 pages

So this is is a photo of the rough pencils for my contribution to Linework. I am doing 5 pages total with two separate stories.

The stories all live in a larger narrative that I am writing at the moment. I actually sent the editors a synopsis of them but ended up ditching one of them and writing this other story instead which is the one on the bottom of the photo. So yeah surprise surprise.

Right now I am in the penciling stage on the nice Bristol board. I have the majority of the text written out in my sketch book. Once I start inking things will go fast.

Friday, January 13, 2012


 Two panels from a comic that I am doing for Nudd.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


More drawings. 
I am loving this soul song:

Monday, January 2, 2012


I don't know why I went this long with out posting about Vacuum Horror
Well nonetheless Vacuum Horror is an anthology of comics edited by Max Morris. 

Max is nothing short of a fellow friend, cartoonist, and walking comics referencer. So when Max asked me to contribute I of course said yes. Max did the cover which looks like an amorphous blob that you would see in a petri dish. I dig the cover a lot.

It contains work by: Leslie Weibeler, Dane Martin, Edie Fake, Max Morris, Brett Koontz, Onsmith, Andy Burkholder, April Camlin, Anya Davidson, David Alvarado, Paul Nudd, and Nick Drnaso.

 I must say after reading the whole thing it has quite a punch and demonstrates some really great bizarre and weird talent that is out there. The photo above is the table of contents and end papers which were done by Joe Tallarico.
Here are some more photos

Check it out, I know I saw some at Quimbys for eight bucks.