Saturday, July 21, 2018

Rick & Morty, Season 1 Sketch Cards, Part Two





These are the remaining sketch cards that I did for the Season One of Rick and Morty set released by Cryptozoic

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Happy World Chimpanzee Day


Because Jane Goodall said so. That's good enough for me.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Feral Cartoonist, Part Two


Here's a sample of the kind of hilarity that one will find in my latest book of cartoons, The Feral Cartoonist. All in black and white, just like in the funny papers! I never thought that that would be an archaic term....

Monday, July 9, 2018

Rick and Morty Artist Proof Sketch Cards, Part 2


Ebay automatically relisted my cards, so I'll do an update of the new links, as well. Five have sold and five are left.

Doofus Rick    Summer    Rick    Cronenberg Mantis    Mr. Meseeks

Council of Ricks    Council of Ricks 2    Cult Morty    Rick 2    Rick 3 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Feral Cartoonist


The Feral Cartoonist is my latest book and is available on Amazon or directly from me (copies just arrived today!). This collection is black and white and has toons that were done for the Belle Isle Aquarium, some that were ultimately done for Stoopid Stuf, but slightly changed and some that were done as Xmas cards that I did and sent out. But, as usual, they run the gamut of subject manner. Most of these have never been seen before, so if you are cartoonish, check it out.

As of right now, my next show isn't until October, so it will be on Amazon until I get out and about.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Rick And Morty, Season One Artist Proof Sketch Cards


Here are my Artist Proof cards for doing the Rick and Morty, Season One set recently released by Cryptozoic. The links for the unsold cards are below.

Doofus Rick Sold    Summer    Rick    Cronenberg MantisSOLD    Mr. Meseeks

Council of Rick    Council of Rick 2Sold    Cult Leader MortySold    Rick 2Sold    Rick 3





Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rick & Morty, Season One Sketch Cards, Part One





So, here are half of the cards that I did for Cryptozoic's Rick & Morty set just released. I had two cards rejected, so that is why those two areas are browned out. One was for what I'm guessing was a last minute licensing decision because it featured a well know cartoon cat in an alien fashion. The other, I'm not sure why. Anyways, a fun set to work on, for sure. The other half and my AP's coming soon!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Baroness Hucka-Sand


Come on, Disney! The next animated evil villain is right in front of you, begging for her story to be told. Just think, she helps detain the children, cages them, fattens them up, then uses their skin to make "I don't care. Do U?" jackets. It's writing itself, folks. Then she'll lie about it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Last Jedi 2 Artist Proof Sketch Cards


As promised in yesterday's post, here are my Artist Proof sketch cards for The Last Jedi 2 set recently released by Topps. Links are below:

Finn    Snoke


Monday, June 25, 2018

The Last Jedi 2 Sketch Cards






I'll be posting a few set updates this week as The Last Jedi 2 was just recently released by Topps and Rick and Morty, Season 1 will be out in two days, so more on that then. I will post soon about my AP's from the Jedi set soon, as well. The above are all the cards that were done for this set.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Walking Dead: The Road To Alexandria Sketch Cards





Awhile back I had posted my AP's for this set. but had never shown all the cards that were done. So, here are the sketch cards that I did for the Walking Dead: Road To Alexandria set put out by Topps.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thomas Hart Benton Sketch


I've been trying to get a sketch of the regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton just right for some time now. I think that I'm happy with this one. I might try a watercolor next and see how that goes.

He might not appreciate me drawing him in purple, so he might kick my ass if I ever see him in artist heaven. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Canine Persuasion Sketch Cards


Earlier in the year I did these sketch cards for 5finity to be auctioned off by them to raise money for the March of Dimes. I know that a few of them went up on ebay within the past month or so and a few sold, so that is good (the first three). I don't know when the rest will be put up for sale, but they all will eventually. 

As a perk for doing the set, we were given 10 Feline Persuasion sketch cards to do with as we like. If any are interested in a cat commission, send me a message!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cherry Capital Comic Con Sketches







In between raking in copious amounts of cash and fending off fans with a pencil at this past weekend's Cherry Capital Comic Con, I did some sketches of con goers, staff, fellow artists, etc. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cherry Capital Comic Con




This Friday through Sunday I will be up in Traverse City for the 10th annual Cherry Capital Comic Con, probably one of the best run conventions that there is. So, if you are in the area, stop on by. I'll be at Booth #710 in Artists Alley, right between the two good artists. There will be a whole slew of very good Michigan creators, as well as legend comic book artists Jim Steranko and Mike Grell, as well as actors Brian O'Halloran and Billy West. Should be an interesting weekend.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Ink: The Henchmen


I haven't done one of these Friday ink drawings in awhile, so here is a new one. The ever lovable henchmen of The Monarch, No's 21 & 24, I believe. I will have this with me as a new addition to the original art that I will have with me next week at the Cherry Capital Comic Con in Traverse City, MI.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Prisoner Sketch Cards



I did a lot of sketch cards last year and it's taking awhile to show them all, so here are the cards that I did for Unstoppable Card's The Prisoner set. That second card in the top row might not be from the 60's series, but from something other with a similar name. No one said anything, so....

This was another fun set to work on.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Walking Dead: Road To Alexandria Artist Proof Sketch Cards


Here are my Artist Proof cards for The Walking Dead: Road to Alexandria set currently out now by Topps. The Links are below:

Tyrese    Sasha    Michonne


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fantasticon Port Huron


For my first convention of the year, I'll be at the Fantasticon Blue Water International Comic Con in Port Huron, right in the shadows of the Blue Water Bridge. This is a one day event that starts at 10am and goes until 6pm, so drop on by to see some good local creators, such as Jason Westlake, Jesse Rubenfeld and the guys and gals of Source Point Press, among others.

You can get all the details here

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Saint Sketch Cards



These sketch cards were done late last year and I'm now seeing them make an appearance, so here are all the cards that I did for The Saint set released by Unstoppable Cards. For all of you yungins, The Saint was Roger Moore's spy gig before doing James Bond. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mercury In Powder


I finished reading Bleak House by Charles Dickens a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the last 300 pages, or so. I thought that Dickens humor and use of words in describing situations and a person's character to be most appealing. I loved how he would refer to a footman as a 'Mercury in Powder' and I couldn't help but visualize them frantically running around with winged ankles and powdered wigs trying to catch that carriage or front door. Thus, a sketch.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

LOTR Arts Article


Recently, I was asked to right up an article about my experiences drawing on the Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II sketch card set put out by Topps some time ago. The sight, which is called LOTR Arts is dedicated to all things Lord of the Rings art wise, from a collectors and an artists point of view. 


So, I was also encouraged to write about my career, as well, which was good, since I don't think that I had enough to maintain anything interesting with just the LOTR sketch cards, so I did up a brief summary of my career so far, trying to hit on all the areas that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. I'm not sure it's all that interesting, but if you are so inclined you can see it here. It's the first article. And be sure to check out the other articles by collectors and artists, as well as the other areas of the site. 

The above sketch card is the only card that I ever kept for myself, being that it was from the first set that I ever worked on. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dr. Who/Bowie/WickerMan/MyFavoriteMartian Artist Proof Sketch Cards


Here are this week's Artist Proof sketch card listings. They are what's left from the Dr. Who, The Man Who fell To Earth, The Wicker Man and My Favorite Martian sets put out by Unstoppable Cards. Some show Strictly Ink, as this was right before the name change. The listings are below:





Sunday, February 25, 2018

DC 52 Artist Proof Sketch Cards


These are what is left for my Artist Proof sketch cards that were done for Crypotozoic's DC 52 set. The links are below:



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

George Herriman



As a kid I was every much familiar with George Herriman's Krazy Kat, but until recently just hadn't acknowledged the amount of influence that his work had on my own. I must have been paying more attention than I thought. His linework seemed quick, but had purpose and did everything that linework is supposed to do in a cartoon. His topics were and are topical and I'm more than a bit surprised at how well his work holds up today. I methinks that's why they are considered classics. 

Here's a link to a site that has a good collection of Krazy Kat strips. 

And here is a link to the ebay listing, if interested in purchasing:


Friday, February 9, 2018

Visigoths


I haven't done one of these in awhile and everyone knows that there's a whole lotta stupid out there, but this guy was all kinds of special. I was driving down a very busy road in a blizzard this morning when I see this guy walking towards me. In traffic. Cars swerving to avoid hitting him, sliding all over the place. So, walking in traffic, in a snowstorm is better than getting wet feet walking on the sidewalk? And to top it off, he was dressed for the weather, snowsuit, boots and all. And still he walks in traffic. I swear, common sense left our society sometime ago. 

Oh, and he gave me a dirty look. All I could think of was Sheriff Buford T. Justice lines...

Here a link to what these little cartoons are inspired by.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Galactic Files Artist Proof Sketch Cards


These here Artist Proof sketch cards were done for the Galactic Files set released through Topps. Just in time for your Solo movie! The links are below:


Relisted with new links!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Shiver On The River 2018


If you are in the Detroit area tomorrow and looking for something to do, head on over to Belle Isle for this year's Shiver on the River event. There will be many things to do across the whole island, including the aquarium, where I will be giving a hand at the fire pit/marshmallow station. 

For my sake, I hope that it isn't so cold that there will be an iceberg attached to the snapping turtle...

...because there might be one attached to me, as well.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fantasy Art and Mars Attacks Artist Proof Sketch Cards



Ok, lets get back at some listings! Here are some Artist Proof cards that I did for the Fantasy Art set by Unstoppable Cards and the ones for the Mars Attacks set by Topps. The individual links are below:


Mars 1    Mars 2    Mars 3

Mars 4    Mars 5    Mars 6