Thursday, February 18, 2010

Giant Robot, Game Over Show

I made this little drawing for the upcoming video game themed show at the Giant Robot gallery in San Fransisco. I thought I was too busy to pull off being a part of this, but everyone who works at GR-SF is awesome, so I couldn't bring myself to say no. Hopefully I can pull of making a second piece for them before I have to get this to the post office. If you're in the Bay Area, their shows are always worth catching:

collaborative drawing

When Daria Tessler was in Portland last summer we met up for coffee and made this collaborative drawing together. I hadn't seen the drawing since we made it, so it was fun to get an email from her with it attached! She's also moving out here later in the spring, so hopefully there will be more collaborations in the future. Check out her website filled with amazing work:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Stumptown Comics Fest Poster

I got asked to do the poster for this year's Stumptown Comics Fest, and I had a lot of fun making it. The Fest isn't happening until the last week of April, but I figured it's never too early to start talking about it. All the floating comics in the poster have titles. Sorry you can't read them in this tiny scan. I'll have to do some detail shots at some point.
I'm extra excited for this year's festival because my publisher, Secret Acres will be coming all the way out from New York to attend. We'll be having a meeting about my new book while they're in town, so I'm trying to have as many pages ready as possible . Wish me luck!

Three things I saw yesterday

an alien wearing a necklace.
A hunting Blue Heron. A smiling stone cat face.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

some peeks at things

I'd forgotten I'd made this little drawing until I found it in a stack of papers the other day.
This is a small section of a drawing that's going to be in StudyGroup12 #4, which is an awesome anthology of comics and art that cartoonist Zack Soto edits. There's an incredible list of artists for this, so I'll be excited to see it when it comes out in late April.

This is a tiny section of a huge drawing I've been working on for a project that's still suppose to be top secret I think. I'm running incredibly late on finishing it. I always get excited about contributing to all these great projects I get invited be a part of, but my own book is taking up so much of my heart and head right now, I'm gong to need to start saying no to everyone very soon !

Saturday, February 6, 2010

a piece of paper i've been placing my pen on

I've been drawing and drawing and writing and drawing. A lot. It's hard to keep up on things like blogs sometimes, though I'm trying my best not to vanish for too long at a time. The picture above is a sneak peak at a new comic, but it could also be seen as an explanation of sorts for my periods of absence from reality. Yes, I still have a lot of wall paper to ink. I know it sounds crazy, but I find it relaxing.

Rubber Bubble

I spent a few moments of my day looking through a rubber bubble. It was what I needed right then

Thanks Steve!!

Steve Salik made a sculpture based on one of the woodcut creatures I made around Christmas time. It recently arrived in a box at my door and I'm still totally blown away by his generosity and craftsmanship. The sculpture now lives with me in my studio and has been overseeing things from a prominent vantage point. I've known about Steve's beautiful hand made books since I've had the pleasure of hanging out with him at the PLAY retreats for the last couple of years, but sculpture is a totally new thing for him. Hopefully he already has more sculptures in the works. Check out more of Steve's work on his blog: