Saturday, December 28, 2013


Please enjoy these last few days of 2013! Do something unusual, eat something delicious, spend time with your favorite people/animals.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

mystery Postcard doodling

 Hanging out with my friend Sam Kulla earlier this month I ended up adding some doodles to a post card he was sending to his Aunt and Uncle. It doesn't say who it's from anywhere. Hopefully they found it perplexing and delightful.

Antidote #7

From a series of Mind-Medicine drawings for Gridlords. These are all drawn in ink with no pre-planning. Making them is both relaxing and therapeutic for me. At some point I'll collect them all into an Art Zine.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Collaborative sculpture garden drawing

Here's another collaborative drawing by Stefan Gruber, Vida Rose, Andrice Arp, Sean Christensen and I, drawn while in Seattle for the Short Run Comics Festival.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Antidote # 6

From a series of Mind-Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Flying bus collaborative drawing

I did a whole series of collaborative drawings with with my friends while I was in Seattle for the Short Run Comics Festival. This one was with Sean Christensen, Stefan Gruber, Andrice Arp, and Vida Rose. Everyone just starts something, then we pass them around until they feel done. It's a good time!

Amphibian Helper Spirit

There's another new woodcut up on my etsy shop. Amphibian Helper Spirits are extremely rare!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Playground Friend

A new woodcut piece up for sale on my Etsy Shop.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Brunswick artist's show open this weekend!

Leslie Van Stavern Millar, Theo Ellsworth,  Connie Murray, and Francis Switzer

Friday December 13, 2 - 6 PM.
Saturday December 14, 11 AM - 4 PM.
The Brunswick Gallery
223 Railroad Street in Missoula, MT
For a private appointment, call Leslie at 406-721-0591

Magic Power Dog

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time Machine Spirit

Antidote #5

Antidote #5
From a series of Mind Medicine drawings for GridLords.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Missoula Made Fair!

Tomorrow (Sunday, December 8th) I'll be setting up a table at the Missoula Made Fair from 11am-6pm at the Adams Center. I'll have new woodcuts, comics, art zines, books, prints, and cards for sale. If you're somewhere nearby, come say hi, it should be an excellent event.  I'll be up in the balcony at table 126!


I just started an Instagram page for posting random, spontaneous shots of stuff done on the fly and works in progress. Check it out if you feel like it. I'll probably post a couple of quick shots of things every time I'm in my studio.

cyclops werewolf in a duck sweater.

Yes, There is a tiny cyclops werewolf in a duck sweater in the lower right hand corner of a page from The Understanding Monster, Book Two.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Brunswick art show

I have 6 pieces hanging at the Brunswick Gallery at 223 Railroad Street in Missoula, Montana. The Show opens December 6th from 5 to 8 pm. It's the same building that my studio's in, so if anyone's interested I can take them upstairs to see where I work.

Collaborative art

This is a collaborative drawing I did with my good friends Sean Christensen, Andrice Arp, and Stefan Gruber when I was in Seattle for Short Run this weekend. This one was later colored on the computer by Andrice.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Antidote # 4

The fourth drawing in a series of Mind-Medicine drawings for GridLords.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Antidote #3

From a series of Mind Medicine drawings for Gridlords.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

3 post it notes

Here's 3 of the 12 post it note drawings I made for the 9th annual Post It Note show at Giant Robot in LA. Gotta get these in the mail tomorrow.

small press

It's a good feeling to see my art zines in the small press section alongside so many exciting publications I would love to get my hands on at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Antidote #2

Here's the second in a series of spontaneous ink drawings for Gridlords.

Two Years!

Today is my son's second birthday! This is a spread from a sketchbook I was keeping when we were waiting for him to be born. That's my wife on the right wearing a Dragon Power Energy Helmet, Obviously.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Giant Robot. Post it note show!

I'm contributing to Giant Robot Gallery's annual post it note show. There's a huge list of amazing artists involved. It's always fun to be a part of this.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Antidote #1

I've been working on a new series of stream of conscious drawings a few times a week, right before bed.  They're being serialized over at the Gridlords tumblr. A new one should be showing up there every Tuesday. If you don't know about Gridlords, they're a comics, art theatre, and animation venue in Portland, Oregon. It really has to be seen to be believed. They've also just begun to publish anthologies. Check out their site for interesting interviews, essays, and all things Gridlordian.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Training Session

A very tiny drawing from The Understanding Monster, Book Two.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Astral Industries Presents!

This is a flyer I just drew for an event that Astral Industries is putting in London. If all goes well, I'll have illustrated their first vinyl release by the time this happens. I'm really excited about the music and direction of this new record label. In 2014 it should be going full force!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

signed copy

I signed this copy of The Understanding Monster, Book One with a little scooter riding animal child. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

French Capacity

There's been some really great reviews of the French translation of Capacity. You can read one HERE where they compare me to one of my favorite obsessive artists, Madge Gill. Putting these reviews through Google Translate always makes for a strange and sometimes confusing reading experience, but I've been really getting the sense that the French reviewers understand this book on a whole new level. It feels pretty nice.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

whispering skeleton mask

I made this paper mask for walking in the Day of the Dead parade tonight.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Just a quick little doodle on a leaf from the yard!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Witch King

I was commissioned to make a portrait of a Witch King by Matt Kish as part of a collection of art inspired by his childhood obsession with The Witch King Of Angmar from The Lord Of The Rings. It was fun doing my own interpretation and I think it's a really great way to collect art. I hope there'll be a book, or at the very least, an art show of these someday. You can see the whole collection here! And it's still growing.

Monday, October 21, 2013

scenes from a room

These are tiny sections from an unfinished page of The Understanding Monster, book two. If all goes as planned, it will be done by Christmas.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Exits and Entrances

Here's some more shots of the big woodcut piece I made for the Festival of the Dead show at the ZACC in Missoula, Montana.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Festival of the Dead art show

Tomorrow night in Missoula, Montana is the Festival of the Dead group show at the ZACC. This is a section of the piece I made for it. It's one of the biggest and most detailed woodcuts I've made so far. I'll post the rest of it soon.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Nostalgia show at Pony Club Gallery

This piece will be hanging at Pony Club Gallery all month as part of a Nostalgia themed group show curated by Keith Carter. The show looks great and has contributions by some of my favorite artists.