Thursday, July 24, 2014

You have to call it up from the ground.

Setting up my new studio space, I found this drawing I'd forgotten about. I'll probably have to use it for something.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

expert spy tools

I'm really close to finalizing all of the art for the book version of Mystery Mark. Then off to the printers!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Smoke Signal

I made two pages of dense, goofy comics for Smoke Signal #19. It's a free comics newspaper published by Desert Island in Brooklyn, NewYork and has contributions by some really great cartoonists.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

a physical object in reality

last night, Josh and I went over the test copy of Mystery Mark while the Papier Mache props, masks and puppets were being built all around us. It was a good night. The book itself is so close to being ready to print. So excited!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

It's real!

So happy to get my advance copy of The Understanding Monster, book two in the mail. This one took me so long that it's pretty surreal to see it in book form. It'll be in bookstores this Fall!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Understanding Monster!

I was excited to find out that an advance copy of The Understanding Monster, book two is on its way in the mail! To celebrate, here's a tiny sneak peek at an unfinished page from book three!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Trip Magazine #8

I got this in the mail from Quebec, Canada the other day. Trip Magazine #8, published by Editions Trip. It's a beautiful book. Here's the awesome cover by Tin Can Forest and a peek at my 10 page contribution.

Summer Made Fair

I had fun at the Summer Made Fair yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out and checked out all the local art!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dream Another Dream. Winsor Mccay Tribute book!

I was really happy to see that the Winsor Mccay tribute book, Dream Another Dream, to be published by Locus Moon was fully funded on Kickstarter almost immediately. This is a sneak peek at the strip I drew for it. It's going to be a huge, beautiful book with so many legendary contributors. I can't believe I'm going to be in the same book as them.

self portrait?

I drew this right before I went to bed last night. I slept really well.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Deepchord, Lanterns, physical object

I finally got my hard copy of the double vinyl, gatefold album I designed for Deepchord. I'm really happy with how it turned out and it's been playing nonstop on the record player in my studio. It's so much fun working for Astral Industries.

Mystery Mark, the play.

I drew some pictures to fit in some Papier Mache frames to hang on a Papier Mache wall for the play version of Mystery Mark last night. I love the way this is all coming together. It's fun to be part of something with so many great people involved.

Ghost Goggles, ready!

I made some new paper ghost goggles for a secret performance project that my friend Lauren and I are making. More about that someday.

Mystery Mark, illustrated novella

Here's the cover I drew for the Mystery Mark illustrated novella written my Josh Wagner and illustrated by me. If all goes well, it'll be out in August!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ice Bat Joy Ride

Drawn for UglyCon 2014 happening this weekend at and around Giant Robot in Los Angeles this weekend. It's a celebration of all things UglyDoll and It's Ice Bat's tenth anniversary!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gnome Activity #1

I finished the first issue of a new comic series a couple of months back. I'm hoping to finally get it into print very soon. Keep an eye out for Gnomes!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

sound comes out

I found these cool photos of the Deepchord double album I designed over at:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Out this Fall!

Here's a little sneak peek at the cover to The Understanding Monster, book two.

Theater notes

I love seeing these notes for the theater production side of the Mystery Mark Project. As far as my own part goes, I'm getting close to having all of the art done for the illustrated book. It should be going into print really soon!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mystery Mark drawings

Getting closer to finishing all the drawings for the book!

Summer Made Fair poster sighting

Earth to Mars in 3.8 seconds

I have three big woodcut pieces for sale from the Life on Mars show over at Grumpy Bert in Brooklyn, NY. You can check them out HERE.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Game Over

I made this piece for the Game Over show that opens tonight at the Giant Robot gallery in Los Angeles. It feels pretty exciting to have contributed to shows on the opposite coasts that both open on the same night!

Life on Mars

Tonight in Brooklyn, New York, I have three big woodcut pieces on display at Grumpy Bert as part of the Life On Mars show. There's even going to be a talk by a Mars expert. Wish I could be there!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Small Works Show!

Tonight, from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Brunswick Gallery at 223 Railroad Street in Missoula, Montana, I'll have 3 woodcuts on display as part of the Small Works group show featuring over 15 local artists. It's going to be a good time!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

duck head traveler.

At Sam's house I picked up a broken porcelain duck head off of a shelf and held it up to the map on the wall. It felt significant somehow.

Mystery Mark making

My friend Scott Morse has been heading up the mask and puppet production for Mystery Mark. I feel really lucky to be involved. He's been having these production parties at his house where everyone gets together and works on papier mache pieces together. Last night I worked on a ghost car! Meanwhile I've been working to finish the series of illustrations for the heavily illustrated novella that author Josh Wagner is writing. It's been incredibly inspiring process. I don't even know how to explain why this story feels important to me.  It's going to be fun to share this book and theater production with people. There's a kickstarter to help get everything to the next level. a small donation is basically like pre-oredering the book. I'll be signing each book with a little original character.

sudden collaboration

Hanging out with Sam Kulla the other night, he was showing me some photos he'd developed himself in the darkroom. This was a washed out one, so I drew something inspired by the vague shapes and Sam drew some Japanese characters he learned while he was living there last winter. The spoken character is Hot Springs. The one in the chest is either Dust or Snow; he couldn't remember.

watches me draw

I made some screen prints of this drawing a few years back. I sold a few, but ended up leaving most of them places for people to find around  Portland and San Francisco. This is the only one I kept and I ended up adding to it. It's been pinned up in my studio watching me draw.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Deepchord, Lanterns. At last!

The first release from Astral Industries is a physical object that exists in our reality for real now! A double record set with an hour of excellent music from Deepchord, gatefold packaging, and a giant poster. Can't wait to get mine in the mail. I should be getting started on the second release soon too. Such fun work!

Small Works Show

Friday evening, June 6th, I'll have three woodcuts on display as part of a Small Works show at The Brunswick Gallery at 223 Railroad street in Missoula, MT. I can't wait to see the rest of the show. There's a lot of great artists involved.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mystery Mark Mask

Mystery Mark is in the making! I've been working away on the final series of illustrations for the book. I'm crazy excited with how the story is coming together. At the same time, an amazing group of talented people are working on the performance side of the project. I've never been part of a project this big before. It's a good feeling.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Missoula Summer Made Fair!

I made this poster for the Summer Made Fair. It's a really great event and I was happy to be asked to design this for them. I'll be there, June 29th with a table of my work!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mystery Mark making

The Mystery Mark Kickstarter is in full swing. There's a new video up showing some of the process. There's a lot of great talent involved. It's fun to be part of a big project like this.

Mars themed group show in Brooklyn, NY.

I've made three new woodcut art pieces for Grumpy Bert in Brooklyn, NY. There's going to be a talk by a Mars expert at the show opening. Wish I could be there. Card Image by APAK!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mystery Mark, Kickstarter.

Mystery Mark is a big, multi-dimensional collaborative project I've been making art for. The end result will be an illustrated book, a live art installation piece and a puppet theater performance by Viscosity Theater. They're doing a  Kickstarter to help make it all happen. It includes a lot of great prizes including prints and shirts from me! It's been a great experience working with this group of intereting and passionate people.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Deepchord, Lanterns, from Astral Industries!

Here's the cover I drew for the first vinyl release from Astral Industries. It's an extra fancy double album with a gatefold cover, out at the end of the month. Can't wait to get my copy in the mail. Great music to draw to.

Gridlords, Seattle

I'm going to be part of an exciting event this June in Seattle with Gridlords! It's going to be a night of comics readings, theatrical weirdness, and story telling of all kinds. I'm excited and honored to be a part of it. If all goes well, I'll also be debuting a new comic called Gnome Activity!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Awesome mom!

Mothers Day card I drew for my wife, featuring my current family configuration.