Tuesday, September 29, 2009

in the works

This is a page of a hand colored comic I'm working on. It's going to be in an anthology called Snow Stories that cartoonist Mike Getsiv is editing. He's got a great line-up of artists involved in the project, so I'm really excited to be a part of it: http://www.getsivizion.com/snowstories.htm My piece is also a part of the big comics story I'm working on, so it'll eventually be reworked and added to for my upcoming series.
This is a whale that showed up on the big piece of paper on my drawing table that I'm always doodling on. at some point I'll try to get a good photo of the whole thing.

collaborating with kids!

I had a great time this past Saturday hanging out at Guapo Comics and Coffee http://www.guapocomicsandbooks.com/ during the Fun on Foster St. Festival. My good friend Sean Christensen organized a table of art supplies, and the two of us, along with a number of awesome artist friends, hung out doing collaborative art with all the kids that came in. Drawing with kids is probably one of the best things ever. a bunch of the drawings from that day are on display at Guapo and the proceeds from the art sales go towards P:EAR, an amazing arts center for homeless youth http://www.pearmentor.org/

Sleeper Car Review

There's a nice review of Sleeper Car followed by a review of Capacity over at Optical Sloth: http://www.opticalsloth.com/?p=3506

Saturday, September 19, 2009

High Contrast Review!

My good friend Sam Kulla's in town for a visit. He's passing through town after some crazy travels through China, Korea, and all over Europe. Whenever we hang out, we end up doing all kinds of fun collaborative work. He's started up a really great art and literature site called the High Contrast Review that's soon to have a yearly print edition. While we were hanging out yesterday, I drew over one of Sam's photo's and turned it into an ad of sorts for The High Contrast Review. Agents from around the globe! Check it out at www.highcontrastreview.com
Sam's also kind enough to be helping me revamp my website, so keep an eye out for some exciting things over there.

necessary camping

I just got back from spending an amazing week out at Heather's Family's land in Montana. It's been way too long since I've been able to step away from the world of humans, buildings, and communication devices. We hiked around picking huckleberries, wild raspberries, black currents, and rose hips. I made a tiny boat out of bark, twigs and leaves, and sent it down the creek with a pebble for a passenger, and I drew pictures and daydreamed about the new comics I'm working on.
I also made a shrine out of some deer skulls we found out in the woods. I've got to make sure I get to do this kind of thing at least a few times a year. Living at this kind of pace makes a lot of sense to me. Now that I'm back, it feels kind of strange to be in a city, but I'm rearranging my studio now, so I can launch into working my new comics with as clear a focus as possible.

pinhole photo

I've always been fascinated by old photographs, so I thought It was pretty cool when an awesome lady named Donna Stewart walked up to my booth at the Portland Saturday Market with a home-made pinhole camera and asked to take my picture. I like the way everything in the foreground ended up stretching. You can check out more of Donna's photos at her Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36940648@N02/