Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Thought this was clever, haha  Hope you dig it!

Happy New Year!


Monday, December 16, 2013


And almost a full year later I got to come back and do a couple pages for issue 23!  This issue had a great concept that allowed for a bunch of great guest artists.  Definitely worth checking out the trade for this storyline!!!

Also, at this point I started doing my layouts and pencils digitally on the cintiq, and from there I print it out tape it to some bristol use the lightbox to go straight to inks.  I think it's let me speed up my process a bit.  Because I can lasso, free transform, copy/paste etc.  I spend less time erasing and trying to figure things out on the page, and more time trying to make the finished product look as good as possible!

Friday, December 13, 2013


See, right away, I was back doing turtles.  IDW limited put together an absolutely incredible collected edition of the first four issues.  It had all four issues in an oversized format, ALL of the layouts Kevin did AND I did hundreds of original sketches for it.  It was a beast of a project, but man was it pretty!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


and that's the end of my year long run as the ongoing series artist on TMNT.  but also the beginning of more rad stuff.  and a lot of it was still turtles stuff haha

Thanks for hangin with me for all of this, hope it was fun for you too!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


and some more pages!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


and the pages weren't easy either, I really tried to put as much into these as I possibly could

Monday, December 9, 2013


Man this last batch of layouts was super depressing.  Even though I felt confident in the choices I made I knew I was gonna miss the turtles.

Friday, December 6, 2013


And 12!  we finally made it to the end of the run.  For this issue we decided to do an homage of a classic TMNT cover!

Thursday, December 5, 2013


But I don't always prefer the layouts, sometimes the pages turn out okay

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Layouts, Layouts, Layouts!!  Sometimes I like these more than the finals

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Getting close to the end, but issue 11 had some fun stuff in it too!  Things were really heating up in the story line but we still managed to squeeze in the Purple Dragons!!

Monday, December 2, 2013


And in keeping with the theme, here are a couple of Shredder centric pages from 10!

Friday, November 29, 2013


Also, wouldn't want to forget about Karai!  Definitely had fun with this design too!  So here she is with some issue 10 layouts!

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Designing Shredder was super intimidating.  We all wanted something at least a little different for this incarnation.  So my first thought was to make him like a tank.  Just big and bulky and tough.  it was so wrong and I knew it right away.  But I'm glad I still submitted it because I got some great notes from Bobby Curnow (the best editor ever!) So I slimed down and simplified the design,  and came up with something much better, it feels like it's own thing while paying proper respect to the original.  At least I thought so hahah

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


you know, really beat myself up for not being able to stay on track with the blog at certain times.  But, every now and then mistakes can work out in your favor.  For instance we are now on issue 10!  This one was definitely one of my favorite covers because it had the Shredder!!!

And today is the day that the micro series issue I did hits the stands.  And that issue is all about...  The Shredder!  Go check it out!

But for now here are some versions of the issue 10 cover.  you may notice that this color version is different from what was published.  This is my version, word from up top didn't want the creepy flashlight eyes and the scarf was a bit much.  So Ronda did an excellent fix for me.  and I know I'm being partial, but this version will always be my favorite.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This was the issue that had the first appearance of the Giant Mouser!  So awesome to take that concept and jack it up on steroids!

Monday, November 25, 2013


here are some of the layouts, and at the end is a scribble for an alternate version of the cover, I didn't even know I had this!  It's a treat for both of us haha

OH!  and the yellow on that layout for page 5 is a post it.  I noticed a lot of board guys and designers using them to make adjustments to their drawings rather than erasing and re-drawing something.  it never occurred to me until I saw it done.  But now it seems so obvious!  You can put a post it down, try something a little different, and if you hate it, just remove the post it!  No harm no foul.  definitely an incredible new tool that was added to the arsenal.

Friday, November 22, 2013


issue 9!!!!!  What's happening to splinter?!?

In addition I'll be at the Long Beach Comic Con tomorrow (Saturday) wandering, and at 4 pm I'll be signing at the IDW booth with Tom Waltz!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


And one of my favorite sequences of the issue!