Sunday, November 23, 2008

Squeejee Team Illustrations

Here are some illustrations I did for my friends over at Squeejee. They wanted all there team members turned into a Ghostbusters-like Military-esque cleaning crew. In a sort of Esurance style. Also, we did four headless bodies which they could switch out the heads.

Robots

I've been working with a another Graphic Designer buddy of mine, doing some robot illustrations for a client of his. Here are the first two, I think they plan on doing some more.

Affordable Man on a Hot Sauce Bottle

You never no where he's gonna pop up next. The guys at Affordable Rent-to-Own are sticking the coolest retail mascot on a bottle of Hot Sauce.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Virtual Studio Crawl

While checking my friend David Hopkins' website, I saw something cool that he posted...

"KERA's Art & Seek is creating an online gallery of art spaces, a virtual studio crawl. Inspiration came from a contest called "Make Space for Artists - Design-a-Studio," sponsored by La Reunion TX and The Dallas Museum of Art."

His studio was one of the first ones featured, along with several other interesting ones. I thought it was a really neat idea, so I submitted mine and they added it to the group. Very cool!

KERA Virtual Studio Crawl

Tiki Joe Mysteries!

Hey kids, do you like Tiki? Googie? Vegas? Cocktails? Bars? Heists? Mobsters? All female motorcycle stunt teams? Well then this book is the book for you! Tiki Joe Mysteries is a graphic novel written and illustrated by a friend of mine and fellow Dallas area creator, Mark Murphy. It's published by Slave Labor Graphics and is actually two stories jam packed into one graphic novel. My only regret is that I didn't pick it up sooner! But hey, cut me some slack, we have new baby here. Any-who, the book is a well crafted retro blast, well worth the price of admission, so do yourself a favor and pick up a copy today!

Check out the Official Tiki Joe Mysteries Website

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Art Grab Bag

So, not a lot of art postings going on here, huh? Well, what can I say? I've been really, really busy. Two words come to mind... Freelance and Jack. As a matter of fact, right now I'm tying to type this while holding the squirmy little man. Anyway, here's a bunch of new stuff...

Here's a new girl I drew for eyecandy custom eyebrow stencils.
This is a poster I did for an energy company.
I did this for a new Dog Food Productions t-shirt.
Several images I did for a Jump Rope Gym in New York

Modified Heroes 4 Heroes logos. .

This is a custom Christmas card I did for someone.
A "Going Green" piece I did for my day job.
The most recently published Frisco STYLE Magazine illustration.
This is a image I did for some baby shower invitations I designed for our friends Chloe and Pete.
Here's a little illustration I did for some thank you cards that Heather and I sent out for Jack's gifts.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dancing Jack

Play "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys when viewing this. I added it below for your amusement.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Heroes4Heroes Logo

I did this a while back but forgot to post it. For the fine folks at Heroes4Heroes.

Book Cover Illustration

Here's a book cover I really illustrated for a guy. The book has 26 short screenplays for independent filmmakers. Check out his blog.

Mr. Mom 2008

Courtesy of my friend Kelly...

Monday, September 1, 2008

Update

Everything is going well. We're all home now and getting into the swing of things. Heather and Jack are both doing great. Thanks to everyone who sent congratulations to us. We appreciate it.




Jack is here


Well, Jack arrived at 7:02 pm on Friday August 29. 6 pounds 7 ounces. 19.2 inches long. He has lots of dark brown wavy (maybe curly) hair. Heather was in labor for 13 hours. Both she and baby Jack are doing great.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sketches - Defcon, Spookytown and More

A big thanks to everyone who came by my table at Defcon a few weekends ago. I really appreciate it. I met a lot of really nice people and did and bunch of drawings. Here are a few. A sold my pre-drawn Mal and Jane drawings, so I had to do some news ones. I also did this Kaylee which I really like...
Here are a couple of Spookytown sketches I did during my down time at the show. No, the graphic novel isn't done yet. I suck. But I'm taking several weeks off from freelance work since the baby is coming soon, so maybe if I have time when he's sleeping I can work on the book.
Here are a few character sketches for a project I might do if and when I get Spookytown done. But that's a long way away.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My Son the Comic Book Fan

This is crazy. I was taking a closer look at some of the sonogram shots of the kiddo and noticed this. Apparently, he got a hold of a copy of Fantastic Four #48. The classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby issue introducing Galactus and the Silver Surfer. That's incredible. I don't even have that comic! Looks like it's Near Mint too! Once he comes out, I'm putting that book away for his college fund.

Monday, July 28, 2008

This Weekend - Tulsa Defcon!

Just a reminder that Tulsa Defcon 7 is at the Tulsa Convention Center this weekend. The show is actually Friday through Sunday but I’ll only be there Saturday and Sunday.

I’ll be doing commission sketches, selling art, comics and other goodies. So, if you’re gonna be there, stop by my table and say hey. Above are some pre-drawn pieces that I will be bringing to sell at the show.

www.tulsadefcon.com
Defcon 7 - “Oklahoma’s Largest Entertainment Expo”
Friday August 1 - Sunday August 3
Tulsa Convention Center

Guests include:

Peter Mayhew
Michael Golden
James O'Barr
Brian Pulido
Igor Jijikine
Larry Dixon
Tom Morga
Johnny Yong Bosch
Wendy Pini
Joe Jusko
Mark Texeira
Jason Pearson
Joe Benitez
Steve Erwin
and more!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Believe the Hype, it's a Sequel!

I know Chuck D. told you "Don't believe the hype", but in this case you really should. The Dark Knight was greatness. A sequel better than the original. A better comic book film than Iron Man. Iron Man is much more fun than The Dark Knight, that's for sure, a better summer popcorn super hero movie, but The Dark Knight is a better film. Darker. Well, much, much, much darker, but better.

All that talk about "Ledger should get an Oscar, blah, blah, blah." Man, I gotta say, pretty dang valid. I don't know if he will win one, but I really do think he should at least be nominated. He walked away with this movie. He actually ran away with it. Better than Nicholson. Yep, I said it. Better than Nicholson. Do yourself a favor and go see it, but don't take your younger kiddos (like I saw so many doing). The Joker is kinda a psycho.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Watchmen - I'll Be Watching

Well, if the movies is a cool as the trailer I will be. After seeing some of the costume images awhile back, I had a nervous feeling about this movie. But after watching (get it, watching?) the trailer, I'm much more psyched about seeing this. I guess it's time to pull the book off the shelf and re-read it, I have until March, so I think I've got time. Good grief, it's been like 20 years since I read it. I've forgotten more about it than I remember. It's funny how they call it a "graphic novel" in the trailer. Technically, it's a collected mini-series in trade paperback. But to quote Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap... ''That's nit picking, isn't it?''

Click to Watch the Watchmen Trailer

Now, if I can only get ticket to see "The Dark Knight" this weekend.