Friday, May 29, 2009

Nineteen Eighty Five

If you've noticed by now, there's a new image on the left over there. That's the result of about 5 months of work, the first volume of Nineteen Eighty Five is finished and printed. I had the idea a few years ago to recount my days of writing on walls in a graphic novel form, and finally got around to putting it on paper last winter.

Self publishing has gotten a lot easier, and with online services like Lulu, the results can be near professional press quality. Usually a sign of shoddy printing is the consistency of the black ink on the page, and they use a method that makes the printing as consistent as you'd get from an offset press.

This is looking to be a series of 40 page books, that'll probably take me into 'Nineteen Eighty Six', 'Nineteen Eighty Seven', etc. I had so much fun putting together Vol. 1, that, Vol. 2 is now in the works.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Public Broadcasting Wolf

Several DJ's are now experimenting with video DJ ing, and using music videos and actual custom animation for their sets. I'm putting together some for Kutmasta Kurt. Here's an example of something I built for Peanut Butter Wolf:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Subliminal Wolverine

Thumbing through the film listings in the paper, the ad for the atrocious X-Men Origins:Wolverine movie caught my eye. Can anyone here spot the fascist symbol subliminally etched into Hugh Jackman, or is it just me?

He was one of my favorite characters growing up, and, I even had the incredible luck of picking up a copy of Hulk 181 for 50 cents, at a local flea market when I was a kid. It's appreciated in value considerably since!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Page 8.5

This was an added page to Advance Knight, that was intended to drastically change the storyline. The story had always needed to have things ratcheted up a bit, and, any sort of death/homicide element can add to that, though this was meant to be a background story.

Monday, May 18, 2009

16 Words (2007)

In August of 2007, I got a call from David Rosner, who I knew through a friend of a friend. It turns out he was not only a music industry veteran, but, also the husband of Margo Guryan. Margo had been a prominent vocalist in the 60's-70's, and, had some new tracks she was planning to release. One of which, "16 Words", was an ode to the now infamous 16 word speech George Bush gave:

We met up and talked about ideas. I had mentioned using Monty Python, collage,style images, to create a 'sideshow' of imagery relating to the lead up to war. They had wanted it to be real specific, but, I convinced them to be more subtle, and, have the imagery be open to interpretation.

The results were far from what I'd hoped, as, we had 4 weeks to complete it, but, the Rosners were happy with, and, even got positive feedback from Joe Wilson, whom was actually involved in the '16 Words' scandal.


Friday, May 8, 2009

New Print!

I recently painted this for a friends gift. It's supposed to be Bruce and The Est Band, which was tough figuring there was 7 plus members. I just widdled it down to the main performers, and went fro m there. Below are the sletches I based the final print off of.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009


Nerd alert!

Below is a recently discovered sketch from when the author writing these words was a wee 11 year old comic book nut: