Friday, December 9, 2011


Hey everybody- wanted to send out one last reminder that tomorrow is the LAST scheduled day for me to be at Star Clipper drawing personalized Animals in Suits for everyone! You miss tomorrow, you miss picking yours up the same day, you miss special holiday pricing, and you miss seeing my sunny face.

As always, Star Clipper is located on the Delmar Loop, and I will be there till at least 6PM, drawing away!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale tomorrow!

Hey everyone-

Be sure to come out tomorrow to the Cherokee Print League Holiday sale! It's gonna rock! I will be teaming up with the awesome Rachel Harris to sell prints at the Livery. I am debuting a new illustrated print tomorrow as well- MO-MO-the Missouri Monster! More info on this illo soon, but it's based off of old news stories from the 70s. Other great artists selling tomorrow include Dan Zettwoch, Ron Weaver, FireCracker Press and Sleepy Kitty.
I will be on hand from 10 AM to 130PM. Hope to see you there!

And- I will also be at StarClipper again tomorrow at 230 PM. We are drawing animals again! See you there!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Series for The St. Louis Beacon!

Hello everyone- hope the holidays are going well for everyone. I'm excited to announce a new series for the St. Louis Beacon called "Snapshots".

Like "INTERSECTIONS", "Snapshots" is going to be based around different locales and experiences in St. Louis, but this time I'm aiming for a more focused approach based around specifics events, times, and places. I'm starting the series off with this illustration about Three Kings- an amazing pub on the Delmar Loop.

Monday, November 21, 2011


Hey everyone- hopefully you made it out to see me this past saturday at Star Clipper, but if not, I'm presenting the new animals I drew that day here today and later this week. Remember- I will be taking requests and drawing new animals two more times on December 3rd and the 10th!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pillow Love

I have wanted to do more spot illustrations lately, so I am giving myself some deadlines to present more of them on this blog. Here is one for those news stories about guys who love pillows. No, seriously, they LOVE pillows. Go figure.

Friday, November 4, 2011


Hello All,

Big News! I was once again invited to participate in Famous Fictional this year! The theme this year was "Family Feud" so I took the opportunity to illustrate two of my favorite fictional familes: The Munsters and the Fratellis (of Goonies fame).

I wanted to try a different genre for this year so I decided to produce two fully playable board games! I will reveal the boards here, but to actually experience the games be sure to come to the show!
Many thanks to Dan Zettwoch for inviting me to participate again this year!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Our New Comic! ALIEN ATTACK!

Noah and I created this story for the new Ink & Drink anthology Blasted! If you'd like a copy please feel free to email me. Tons of great artists an writers in this book.

Friday, October 21, 2011

BUSTed Art at VIPink this Saturday!

Hey everyone-

I have a print debuting tomorrow at the event VIPink. All the info on this event can be found here. Hopefully folks can make it out since half the proceeds for all the prints sold will go to support breast cancer research!

My print is based off of representations of women from throughout history- including lesser known deities in the States like Nut (Egyptian sky goddess) and Mazu (South Chinese Ocean goddess).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sidekicks and Soulmates Tomorrow!

Hey everybody! I know it's been awhile- but I assure you I have been hard at work here in the studio. One of the projects I have been up to is a piece for the Sidekicks and Soulmates show kicking off tomorrow at Mad Art Gallery!

The theme for the show is friendship- so of course I did a faux-70s wrestling poster for it. Let's face it, who can resist the chance to draw hot dogs and mustard and ketchup having a fight? I know I can't.

At any rate- hopefully you can all make it out to the show. It opens tomorrow and you can find all the info on it here. Thanks to Jenny Cimino for inviting me to participate!

UPDATE: I will be selling prints at the show! See you there!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

See You all TOMORROW at Foodstock! Part 4

Hope everyone is clearing their schedule for tomorrow night! That's when Foodstock is happening! Here is my last reveal for you all: Otto Von Bismarck! He was the Chancellor of Prussia and partly responsible for the unified Germany of the 20th century. He also loved sausage.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

See You all at Foodstock! Part 3

Today's Reveal is the indelible Pac-Man! He's been mesmerized by an edible pizza that takes up his appearance when being eaten.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

See You all at Foodstock! Part 2

Today's Reveal is Winston Churchill- former Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was also a huge fan of oysters and brandy. Well, that and cigars.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

See You all at Foodstock! Part 1

Hello everyone,

We are about a week and a half away from the Food Stock Art Party I told you about in my last post. Since the event is just one night I want to present the pieces here on the blog first- one at a time of course.

It is my hope that folks will like them enough to come out and see them in person...and perhaps bid for them? All proceeds will be going to Operation Food Search!

Today's Reveal: Cleopatra!
Cleo is presented here enjoying some post-mortem babaganoush. I probably had the most fun drawing the snake.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sneak Peek: Food Stock Art Party!

Hey everyone-

Been super busy lately- I am happy to announce I'll be in four different shows this Fall! The first one coming up is The Food Stock Art Party- which is sponsored by AIGA St. Louis, will be held on September 23rd at the Mad Art Gallery. All proceeds will be going to Operation Foodsearch- should be a great time! You can find all the info on it here.

I'm producing 4 different food-themed editorial illustrations for the project. The only requirement was that the art be related to food or sharing- so I decided to use this as a good opportunity to make exciting historical person illustrations.

Once the show goes live I will post the finals- but in the interim enjoy this sneak-peek of the work in progress taken from my laptop.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tabloid! My illustration of the Movie

About a week ago I read this review over on about the new Errol Morris film "Tabloid" and was so intrigued that I knew I had to draw an illustration for it.

The idea of a camera focused on a camera focused on a crazy woman blew my mind. My creative urges soon got the better of me and I ended up pursuing what I originally envisioned as a spot as an epic "splash page" image. I like to think it functions well as a triptych.

I had a ton of fun researching costume and printing presses for this one- and decided to pursue a very flat color scheme based around some of my love for old screen print books.

I'm including the rough and some close-ups below.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

IF: Stay

Normally I would add this with the other sketch pages on the twitter feed but for this instance I wanted to add this one in for this week's Illustration Friday theme. Still enjoying these sketch pages.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Illustration- Basta Bunga Bunga

I read this article in the New Yorker a couple of weeks ago and was sorely disappointed that it had a photo-montage accompanying it instead of an illustration. I am certain that the story would have been perfect for someone like John Cuneo.

At any rate, I took it upon myself to mak an illustration for the piece, which involves the frivolous misadventures and sexual escapades of the current Italian Prime Minister. Wanted to post this asap, but hope to update this with sketches and some more process later today. Had a lot fun with the armor- which is usual for me.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Some Recent Warmups/ Experiments

Thought I would share with you all some recent warm-up sketches/color studies I have been doing. I've been wanting to practice better color-relations and have been especially influenced by old cartoons like Mission Hill and Doug lately.
I always enjoy the graphic results of using flat colors, and this lets me explore interesting patterns too. I've been posting these almost daily over on my twitter feed, and hope to keep doing so as time allows.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer Myth Illo

Had some free time last week and put together this illustration for a contest Jillian Tamaki had over at her blog. The theme was "summer myth" which of course fit perfectly with some recent sasquatches I illustrated.

Hope you all enjoy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Spot- Keeping up with the Market

Finished up this spot for practice the other day- based upon an article call "A Billion Prices Now" for the New Yorker. Christoph Niemann drew the original spot for the magazine, and I knew there was no way I could top that. I instead focused on a different aspect of the article- the speed of this new program that collects information on the economy and how it compares to the traditional collection of data for the GDP. A few rough ideas later I hit upon the tortoise and the hare and the rest was gravy. Rough work below.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Because Life isn't just about Editorials...

Produced this character design for an upcoming BIG illustration I want to do. For the full effect, crack open a PBR and enjoy while perusing this guy.

Followers of my Animals in Suits blog will probably recognize this guy from his proto-version over there.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sneak Peek: A New Comic by the Brothers Washburn

I figured I would give you all a sneak peek of what I've been up this week- a new comic! Noah and I are doing this as part of the next Ink and Drink Anthology "Blasted!".

I'm not going to spill any beans on the story, but will let you glimpse this sneak peek...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

For a Change of Pace- Mad Scientists!

I am a huge fan of the 1927 Fritz Lang classic METROPOLIS. As regular visitors to the blog will know, I am also a huge of German Expressionism- particular the artists who contributed work to the turn of the 19th century periodical SIMPLICISSIMUS.

So, seeing as how I have not done any personal work in a while, I decided something that would be fun to pursue would be a series of illustrations based on the characters from the film produced to have the same time-faded yet graphic look of those great old illustrations. It's a new challenge for me, as they involve more strenuous use of layout and flat color. At any rate I've enjoyed the results so far and wanted to share the first illustration with you.

This is Rotwang (it's a german name for Rosy cheeks, but still seems very tongue in cheek) the principal mad scientist and antagonist of the film. I wanted to catch some of his maniacal glee in the illustration really enjoyed drawing his robot hand.

Hopefully I will be posting more characters soon.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hope you made it out to ARTCRANK!

But just in's how my poster ended up! It's reversible!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

New Work: The Beginner

This time I actually get to put up work for illustration friday on time! Challenged myself to get this piece done as soon as possible- the better to reach quick deadlines with.

The metaphor is simple- the beginning is a single brick and at a new job surrounded by more experienced bricks. Had a lot of fun with this one and got to try some new software for me like google sketch up. I'm including some rough work below.

Monday, May 9, 2011

New Work: The Lesson

Hi all! Did this piece over the weekend- was hoping to get it done for Illustration Friday but other work came up - que sera sera.

This illustration is based around the concept of "the lesson". Since so many folks have taken to learning new habits and tricks via youtube I thought it would be fun to push the idea to its next logical step. Plus I got to draw awesome sweater wrinkles! Enjoy!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

ARTCRANK sneak peek!

Hey everyone! You should be marking your calendars- St. Louis ARTCRANK is coming! The show will be occurring at the Atomic Cowboy from May 12 to the 14th. Full details and a roster of participants HERE.

Yours truly will have a print at the show this year! Here is a sneak peek- with a display of the full-poster to come later.

See you at the show!

Monday, May 2, 2011


WARNING: Some of these sketches are of the Nude female form- I know I have been hearing from some younger fans lately so I just want to make that clear from the getgo- it's all tasteful, but I don't want an upset parent calling me up.

I just got back from my semi- annual trek out to New York and am happy to say I finished up another sketchbook (more images of that to come)! I wanted to share some of the sketches I made with you.

The American Museum of Natural History:

Figure Drawing from The Society of Illustrators:

Central Park (trying out this awesome new pen I bought):
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: