Saturday, December 01, 2007

New Doodles...

The first two are Sharpie and litho crayon and the third is litho crayon and brush-pen.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

New Illustration for The Common Review.

This is an illustration I did for the Winter 2007 issue of the The Common Review. It's accompanying an article about a college professor who takes his class on a trip to Europe, but his students don't take in the culture and sights and instead party and goof off.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Recent Prints: Woodcuts & Screenprints...

This is a woodcut print I did at the beginning of this semester called, "Laborer and Monkey-Wrench". The block is 16"x20" and was more work than I had anticipated, but it's nice to work in a larger scale for a change.

This one is a two-block woodcut print called, "Peepholes". Both blocks measure at 9"x12" and were printed with water-based ink.

"Duel with Oklahoma" is a two-color screenprint I did in an edition of 40. It's on "speckletone" 100lb. French paper measuring at 12.5 x 16.5.

Finally, this is "Perspire/Expire", a four-color screenprint from a drawing I did previously. This is for Paul Nudd's "Corpus/Corpus" zine and print collection which will feature Nudd, Mike Diana, Greg Jabobson, Bruno Richard, Anne Van der Linden, Mariano Chavez, and others. I still feel like it's crazy that I'll be sharing "space" with these ridiculously talented folks, but Paul Nudd asked and I jumped on the opportunity.

I apologize for the poor photos I took with my 5 year-old digital camera, but at least you can get the gist of what these prints look like.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Fake New Yorker Cover.

This is a fake New Yorker cover I did for a class. I figured I'd do it over Halloween, as it was recent and on my mind at the time I got the assignment. I have plenty of other stuff to post here, but it's just a matter of scanning and uploading, so come on back soon.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Illustration for The Common Review.

This is an illustration I did for the Fall 2007 issue of The Common Review. It's accompanying an articled entitled, "Who Wrote Frankenstein?" (Mary Shelley or Percy Shelly).

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

Kevin Scalzo's "Sugar Booger" #2.

I did a "pin-up" drawing for Kevin Scalzo's new issue of "Sugar Booger" and it also features pin-ups by Eric Reynolds, Jacob Covey, Anna Klein, and Joshua Vrysen. To order your very own signed copy of Sugar Booger #2, go here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bhopal Ink Wash Drawings.

This is a series of ink wash drawings I did for an Environmental Science class project on the 1984 MIC gas (methyl isocyanate) disaster that happened in Bhopal, India. A pesticides plant in the heart of the city (owned by Union Carbide and currently owned by Dow Chemical) malfunctioned and released approx. 40 metric tons of this gas into the city, killing 3,000 people and in the coming years, another estimated 15,000 to 20,000. Neither Union Carbide nor Dow Chemical have given proper compensation nor cleaned up the site. Although these images aren't necessarily accurate, I wanted to choose a sequence that would help sum up the event and its history. The third image shows Warren Anderson, the CEO of the old Union Carbide Corporation, who still has homicide charges against him from Bhopal.

Monday, June 11, 2007

In Memory of Sol Lewitt...

Here's an illustration I did a while back in memory of Sol Lewitt.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Recent Doodles...

All of these were done with colored inks, India ink, and markers.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

New Illustration...

(Click for larger version)
This is an illustration I did for a class project. We were to illustrate four different "ism's", such as capitalism, hedonism, cannibalism, masochism, etc.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Abstracted Factory Worker.

Here's a drawing I did as an extra proposed sketch for a class project. I was looking at some Stuart Davis art and just kinda threw this together (it's not fantastic, but I just figured I'd share it). It's Prismacolor markers and Sharpies.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Paying Tribute to Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl...

This is a drawing (click for larger version) in tribute to Woody Guthrie's "Dust Bowl Ballads." I did it with India ink and colored pencils. It was just something new that I hadn't tried before (compositionally and technically).

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Fernand Leger Ink Wash "Caricature"

Here's an ink wash drawing I did incorporating a few of Fernand Leger's paintings and a small "caricature" of him. I'm pretty fond of his art, so when I was assigned to do a caricature for a class, I decided to do one of him in this unconventional rendering, as I thought it would fit him and his work better than the stereotypical large head and small body.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

"Cartoon Suprematism"

Here's a drawing of a Suprematist styled composition with some cartoon characters as the geometric shapes. If you don't know which ones they are, I've failed in my representation of them, I suppose. I may be making a larger painting of this too.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Clayboard Weight-Lifter...

Here's another recent clayboard scratching.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A couple of painted doodles...

Here's a couple more of my geometric guys painted with ink over them. (You can click either one for larger versions.)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"100 Years Of Labor" - Clayboard Project

This is an 11"x14" clayboard scratching I did for a class. The project was to take influence from the WPA posters of the 30s and 40s and create an image in tribute to 100 years of labor.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Painting.

Here's some detail:
Here's the whole painting:
And here's one more for the hell of it:
This is a 2 foot square painting I did for class that's based on a system and/or pattern. I designed the four characters so they would fit in together in a modular fashion and then alternated four colors (radiating from the inside squares outward).

Monday, March 19, 2007

Sketch Exhibit at Columbia College.

Above is a few doodles made with a rubber stamp I carved out.
I have 10 pages of sketches in an exhibit at Columbia College called, "Sketchy Five." The show is open to the public and is located at 623 S. Wabash Ave., Hokin Gallery and will be up until April 20th. Below is one of the pages I have in the show. I'll be at the reception on March 29th at the school.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Recent Doodles for March...

Here's some scratchboard doodles I did with some other doodles I did with Ryoko Oguchi below it.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"99 Cartoon Portraits" at Buenaventura Press!

Now for sale at the Buenaventura Press shop: "99 Cartoon Portraits" - the screenprint (previously mentioned) I did from the characters I drew for Ivan's Anthology of Graphic Fiction. You can see (and order!) the print here. Below is another pic of the print.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Big(ish) Update - New Doodles, Drawings, & Paintings...

Here's the classwork:

This is an acrylic painting of the Astro Boy character, "Doctor Elefun" and a crappy sculpture I made using "Sculpey." It was a class assignment where we were to make a still life from one object found and one created using a light source.

This one is an illustration using transparent dyes and India ink. We were to illustrate a cover for an Urban Outfitters catalog - insert ubiquitous hipster in urban environment. Oh, and it's cropped because I screwed up some of the areas of the illustration.

Here's the personal work:

Ink drawing I did on a test paper of colored inks.

Slightly older doodle using Pentel Sign pens.

Acrylic paint with India ink over it (on cardboard).

Transparent yellow ink with colored pencil & India ink.

Whelp, that's it for now.