Wednesday, June 6, 2012

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

In tribute to Ray Bradbury, who passed away today at 91, I'm sharing this cover/poster for Something Wicked This Way Comes that I made last year. It was made out of paper cutouts for a design class. I would normally refrain from sharing student work publicly, but since this is pretty much in line with what I'd like to do anyhow, I'm glad to.

Rest in peace Mr. Bradbury, and thanks for sharing your ferocious imagination with the rest of us. Something Wicked is probably my favorite book of Bradbury's, with Martian Chronicles close behind.

Saturday, May 26, 2012


This is another new piece that I made for the Lost Cats art exhibit, it's made of paper cutouts and graphite.
Both of these new pieces are for sale, wink wink!

Friday, May 25, 2012

City Dump Hot Jass

This new drawing is currently on display as part of the Lost Cats art show at Sitwells.
It's based on an old sketch, and was originally intended to be an album cover for my friends' band Wasteland Jazz Unit, which it may still end up as one day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lost Cats: An Inter-Generational Cartoon Art Show

I was honored to be invited by one of my artistic heroes, Justin Green, to participate in an upcoming exhibit of art by local cartoonists. The show is called Lost Cats: An Inter-Generational Cartoon Art Show, and it opens this Friday at Sitwells Coffee House in the gaslight district of Clifton in Cincinnati.
I'll be showing my Yellow Wallpaper drawing, and a couple of new pieces that I'll be sharing on this blog soon.
Justin had each of the artists draw a cat icon for the flyer, so here is mine:
Besides Justin Green and myself, the show also includes work by:

Brian Hagen
(See also Brian's joint website with Justin Green, Pen Grenades)
Tim Fuller
Craig Boldman
David Hartz
and Brian Uhl

Sitwells Coffee House
324 Ludlow
Opening Friday
May 25th 8-10pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Book Covers I Like

My good pal Matt Kish invited me to discuss some of my favorite book covers for his blog's Book Porn feature.
You can check it out right here.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ed Emberley Videos

A couple of videos with Ed Emberley discussing his work have turned up recently on YouTube, and they are both worth investigating. This first video gives us a peek into Emberley's beautiful 17th Century home in Massachusetts, a tour of both his drawing and his digital studio, and some memories of getting started as an illustrator.

This second video is another interview with Emberley, this time at the opening of the Ed Emberley & Friends exhibit in L.A.
I would enjoy an entire album of Ed Emberley singing sea shanties, here we at least get a sample.