Friday, April 29, 2011

Root Rot!

I've got a two-page comic in the cool new forest-themed anthology ROOT ROT from Koyama Press. It was done at the height of my beaver obsession of Fall '10 and the first page is pictured above.
Pick up the book (great cover by Michael DeForge) and see the thrilling conclusion.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Modern Man 2011 Demo

I'd be way into this demo by new STLHC band MODERN MAN even if they weren't my buddies and I didn't draw the cover. Listen here!
Their first local show is a matinee this Sunday, April 17th at Lemmon's. I'm looking forward to it!I just remembered I meant to draw a sweet necklace on that dude looking in the mirror. Sorry! If you bring me a demo I'll hand-drawn one -- either gold chain or shell variety -- on there for you.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Culinary Cartography

Here's a cover (above) and map I drew for this week's issue of Kansas City paper The Pitch. The article is a gourmet/local re-imagining of the Country Club Plaza -- currently known for it's chain restaurants, "Spanish" architecture, "Venetian" canal, and fountain full of weird rampaging horsemen -- by the paper's food critic. My starting point for the map:Google map I put together of the area in question:Some of the reference for replacement restaurants I gathered:Rough layouts:Pencil sketch:Lineart, vector background, watercolor wash:Finished map:Cover sketch:
Lineart, white water & clouds layer, watercolor wash:Alternate, more complex version, of the cover. I ended up losing the bacon, BBQ, lobster, wine glass and some other stuff, but it's probably for the better . Thanks Kansas City Pitch!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Redbird #2: 2006-7

Unfinished & unpublished pages from the ill-fated Redbird #2 I was working on in fits & starts a few years ago. Ink, white-out and homemade zip-a-tone on bristol board:Reference & thumbnails:

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Birds on the Buttons

We're headed to our first game of the season, putting a new button-maker and old proofs from this print to good use. Let's go you redbirds!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Woot! April Fool's Mega-Post!

My pals over at Woot! have had me drawing lots of weird stuff lately. Here's a weird (and delicious) taste. Shown above is an old-fashioned papercraft gag you can download, print-out, and assemble yourself. Here's what the sketch looked like, and an alternate idea: If hi-tech gags are more your thing, check out this crazy Woot! Bag O' Crap video game I did a bunch of art for, also unveiled today:The idea is based on these shipping icons we developed a while back:And the levels of the game advance accordingly. I won't give EVERYTHING away but here are some sneak peeks at the levels and some of the goofy little animated snails and jittery obstacles I drew. Level 1 / Sidewalk / On "Foot":I love making animated .GIFs.PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket Level 2 / Highway / On Wheels:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketLevel 3 / Sky / Jet Plane:PhotobucketPhotobucketFlying Spaghetti-O's Monster:PhotobucketPhotobucketLevel 4 / Space / Rocket Ship:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

If that doesn't whet your apetite to play CRAPSHOOT! I don't know what will. Happy April Fool's Day, everyone!