December 11, 2012


Just quickly jotting down some of the interesting shapes and colors outside. The sun set too fast to get most of it, but it was still good fun - it's been a long while since I did any speed painting... learned lots of things in the meantime, forgot some of the others.

November 23, 2012


inprnt is having a holiday sale this weekend, with 15% off all prints -- perfect time to get yourself (friends, family, secret crushes) one (or both) of these prints i've so far completely failed to promote. they did a great job printing them-  they look about a million times better than on a screen!

October 29, 2012

original art

More original art is now available over at Splashpageart, including pages from the recent Lobster Johnson one-shot "Caput Mortuum"

October 14, 2012

sketchbook* studies

* sketchbook = loose sheets of paper lying around or under things, or falling into cracks between furniture to be found weeks or months later, sometimes with little clue to their origin or purpose

September 05, 2012

August 17, 2012

the creep #3

No longer unused. The cover for John Arcudi's and Jonathan Case's "The Creep" #3, out in November from Dark Horse Comics. It's a very good book, so you should check it out.

July 02, 2012


I had some sketches of Cary Grant around so I turned one of them into this small painting. Looking forward to working more with real paint in the future (this was half and half). 

June 12, 2012

lobster johnson: caput mortuum

the one-shot has been announced (as well as the trade paperback of The Burning Hand), so here's the cover for it. colored it myself again. this one just appeared whole, out of nothing... and it's pretty close to the original thumbnail too, even down to the stiff shoulders:

June 11, 2012


found under a pile of papers- drawn exactly a year ago, colored today.

May 24, 2012


one of the two pages (and a cover) i did for this a little while ago-- a rare occasion where something's published in black and white.

May 08, 2012

original art

For everybody who's been asking about original art: I am now represented by Splash Page Comic Art. Pages from the first two issues of Lobster Johnson are currently available, with more coming in the following months. No other pages are currently for sale. If you don't see the pages you want, they are either gone already or not for sale. And, as I said, art from the remaining Lobster Johnson issues, as well as some more Who is Jake Ellis? art, will be available soon.

May 04, 2012

burning hand, black and white

the final issue of Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand is out next week... preview here

April 28, 2012

from the pile in the corner

I was scanning a bunch of material for Lobster Johnson trade paperback today, so I threw in a few more drawings from the sketchbooks (read: loose sheets of paper found under/behind furniture).

April 10, 2012

pet peeve comics

(click to enlarge) drawn straight in pen before the first morning coffee, so please excuse the illegibility and the rough edges.

April 04, 2012


a small painted prelim from last week- this time it really was audrey hepburn.

March 30, 2012

painting tezuka

(click to enlarge) i wanted to use the bit of free time to work a bit with real paint (gouache in this case), and i wanted to draw this photo for ages, so i combined the two. much more coherent than the last attempt, so i'll count it as a success. here's a detail:

March 28, 2012

March 23, 2012


i had several things that i wanted to try, so i put them all in today's warmup drawing.

February 27, 2012

cover ideas

just realized that i never posted these cover thumbnails for 'betrayal of the planet of the apes' - finished cover here

February 24, 2012

pill murray

until then, watching some of his movies will have to do. more sketchbook nonsense in the shape of comics. this pun has been in my head for at least six years-- glad to free up some space for useful thoughts.

February 23, 2012

burning hand, black and white

a page out of issue 2, which has been out for a couple of weeks now. drawn nearly six months ago-- slowly catching up with the present.