Friday, December 19, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Under construction

I haven't rebuilt my website in a while, so here's a new front page.

There's lots to do, but it'll be finished soon.
(I'm sorry to say that there aren't any exploding heads this time.)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Another quickie-

Sometimes I'll put movies on while I'm drawing. It's pleasant white noise and it's also a good way to gauge breaks. Das Boot was my movie of choice last week.

There actually weren't any women on board. But maybe that's why they were so angry all the time.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Machine Project at LACMA

(There's art in this post but none of it is mine.)

I went to LACMA to see the Machine Project last Saturday ( In a nutshell, it was a day filled with installations and performance art scattered throughout the museum.
By ten, my feet were sore and my camera was full. Here's just some of the cool stuff that was there:

Greeting you in the grand entrance was a huge cardboard model of the museum:

This was really cool to watch. I only wish I kept recording through Smoke On the Water and Hungarian Rhapsody. They're totally different songs when played on precision glass.

I couldn't watch this pair descend the stairs backward. I guess if you're going to die, it's best to have company.

Every hour on the hour, a speed metal guitarist emerged from this arch and played. At night, he wore a hooded cloak and red lights illuminated the smoke.

Here's the outside of one of Richard Serra's sculptures:

And here's the inside:

This telephone would randomly ring in the Ahmanson Building. But there was a catch...

The humble readers hid beneath a stairway below:

An early Iron Man prototype:

But it's best to see him in action:

There was a birdhouse workshop on the 3rd floor of the Art of the Americas Building. Any birdhouses made that day were attached to existing structures and branched out as the numbers increased. It was avian sprawl at its finest.

The houses were species-specific. I chose the chimney swift, whose house featured an oval door, mood lighting, and a hardwood floor.

But there was a bonus feature: a recessed area in the back for (I kid you not) a bat roost. (Those scratch marks are for the bats to cling to.) After the event, they bring the birdhouses to you and install them. So now I have to come up with a cool name for my pending pet bat.

This guy almost made it the whole day:

There were multiple video presentations at 8, but inbetween them were performances by Lasagna Cat ( I REALLY hope someone serves up Family Circus like this.

Anyway, cheers!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008


Here's a little business card.
Fresh out of the new sketchbook!

More to come!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Life is good.

Especially when you're drawing French maids:

I cruised Mulholland highway last weekend and it was awesome. Lots of beautiful scenery and interesting places. I'm DEFINITELY going back to the Rock Store (and if I'm dared enough, I'll try the haunted steak joint).

The highway ends at PCH, across from Leo Carrillo state beach. I had my board shorts, sunscreen and sketchbook ready. (Beach sketching could be habit-forming. Better get in as much as I can before summer's gone.)

More art later!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Turning a wrench:

With my show being on hiatus for two months, I've been taking some time to clean out the garage and fix up some things. Enjoy this little mechanical distraction from all things art-related:

I bought a cop bike from a public auction a LONG time ago. I ran around with all the police stuff on it (and re-wired the lights to flash - don't tell anyone) but I got bored with the look. So I've been changing it around over the years. It's been off the street for way too long (and my other bike is getting creeped out sharing garage space with a two-wheeled cadaver) so I'm getting the old cruiser back on her feet.

Here's a couple of greasy "before" pics of the carburetors that needed to be rebuilt. After sitting for so long, the gasoline just gelled the soft parts together and I had to replace LOTS of stuff.

Floats and Needles: (could almost be a kid's board game... well, I guess it was mine in a way.)

A tidier "after" pic of nice, clean carbs:

And here's where they go, right behind the engine:

I repainted the tank, fenders and body plastic and I'm pretty pleased with the look so far.

Next steps? Changing out that big-booty seat, headlight and mirrors. Think I'll surf over to ebay for a bit...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Comic-Con 2008

It was a blast! Allow me to jump right into it-

Here's a couple shots of my booth; selling Hard 8 (volumes 1 & 2) and promoting the upcoming release of my graphic novel: B-Movie Starlets.

These are the concept pieces that were on display:

This is the rough version of the T-shirt (and cover for the "Art of" sketchbook)

These were some of the original sketches I drew at the booth. I've only got one of them left and there are others I didn't take pictures of before selling them.

My poor children are gone forever.

All in all, it was a great show! Thanks to everybody who came out and showed their support! B-Movie Starlets: Book 1 will be out next year along with Hard 8: Volume 3!

And finally, some stuff from the sketchbook:


Friday, July 11, 2008

Hard 8 at the Con!

Hard 8: Volume One & Two on sale!!

More Con details here:

'nuff said!
(Oh, I'm gonna get sued.)

So stop on by, take off your stormtrooper helmet and say "Hi" to the guys (and gals) of Hard 8!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Derby Mayhem!

I went to the Roller Derby for the first time last month and it was simply awesome! This is now my favorite sporting event. But not just because of the action on the track. The atmosphere - the VIBE - was the selling point.
It was a Punk/GenX/Psychobilly blend that made me feel like I was back in my Mom's house and all my old Smiths and Talking Heads cassettes were magically there again (but not in a horribly depressing way). The crowd was MY crowd. The track announcers were hilarious and at halftime, there was a live concert by a band who was obviously influenced by GWAR and Green Jello.
I had found my lost tribe. :P
I was so psyched by the event, I wanted to give more than the price of admission.
So here's a promotional poster I did for them. (

Go and be changed forever!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Public display of aggression

Last Saturday was international pillow fight day!
The plan was to sketch these folks in action, but on the way there, I was delayed by an enormous waterslide.
Fortunately, there was still plenty happening when I arrived.

Everybody had a great time and I'm happy to report that there weren't any casualties.

...well, except for the pillows.

After the feathery riot was over, our group walked to a smoothie place at the base of Angel's Flight. Here's the view from a comfortable shaded chair.

So about the slide. It was a commercial shoot for Dodge that involved well-dressed actors and an inflatable gorilla. I can't believe I'm saying it but I really want to see this commercial now.
Stumbling upon the waterslide was pretty surreal and I was really split with indecision.
'Do I stay and watch people slide down 4th street or do I travel on and watch an enormous pillow fight?'
Fortunately, I was able to choose both!

I wasn't kidding about the gorilla. This is the luckiest guy in the world.

And I noticed that people are really cool when you tell them you're Peter Parker from the Daily Bugle.

What am I going to do next weekend to top THIS?