Sunday, December 14, 2008


This week and next week I'm exercising graphic design muscles on old work again so bear with me and enjoy the ride.

I had to do an assignment in school taking a "D" list comic character and doing an updated and hopefully more interesting version. Ultimately I used G.I. Robot.
In my updated version the robot didn't have artificial intelligence, it was an unmanned assault vehicle (UAV) piloted remotely by children. At the time I had been talking with friends about how video games are essentially training programs for this exact thing. The concept still interests me.But in school I didn't have the time to work out the child and the scientists to an acceptable level, and honestly I was never to thrilled with the copy. Fast forward to now and I'm really interested in worn looking propaganda posters so I pulled copy from a similarly themed poster and covered the elements I didn't care for as interestingly as possible in illustrator. Then aged and distressed it in photoshop. In my head it's still a UAV but I didn't keep that element in the poster for some reason.See you next week!


Monday, December 8, 2008

A lot of little things...

I was asked to help out at Upper Deck doing artist sketch cards several months ago so they could get the second set out on time. I had a blast so when I was asked to contribute to the third set with a more realistic deadline I was thrilled. It's a fun job sketching out damn near the entire marvel universe and a great way to warm up. Not only that but after you finish the set you get "Artist Proof" cards that you can spend more time on and sell however you like.

my last few ( THOR, VISION, CAPTAIN AMERICA, ELECTRA ) are up on Ebay now

But here is all the art, I wanted to put it up all at once because it just feels more impressive that way...

The first set:and the second set:and the Artist Proofs from both sets:

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Diggin' up Robots

So this week I was thinking about a piece I did for a friend based on his personal project that's loosely based on me and our shenanigans. Because it's not my book I'm not going to go in to specifics but it's going to rock you when he finally does this.
I actually did this painting of a Hardcore/metal robot back in August of 07. Mostly because I loved the idea of a giant robot wearing a giant hoodie and bandanna. It was unfinished in a lot of ways. The missiles at the bottom were too rough, it needed some other hints of color, and I wasn't happy with the "city scape" in the background. So I took what I had and ran it through photoshop and illustrator...
And now I like it again... The grenade was a total last minute thought I had to be funny and rip off the james jean Fable cover for the "Sons of Empire" trade. But I actually think it gives it some vague storytelling element. Because of the season and the colors I added, it seems that storytelling element is about Christmas. I work retail, so I want to bomb Christmas I guess.

Word, more next week!



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gotta' start somewhere...

I just learned how to subscribe to RSS feeds through gmail. It's amazing and has changed my life. And now with the time it's saved me checking all my blogs I'm starting my own.

Part "Personal Journal" and part self promotional device. I'm going to throw up new work and any old work that I may want to talk about. And I'll probably talk about my friends too!

I'm still learning the ins and outs of this site so for now here are some sketches...

More soon,