Monday, December 30, 2019

A Michigan To Texas Birthday Wish 2019

Each year, my friend Sandra down in Texas gets internet pics posted for her birthday and hopefully, she still gets a bunch of them. This year's pic is from a foggy rainy day back in March along Lake St. Clair here in Michigan.
Happy Birthday, Sandra!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Happy Festivus!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Go Figure! Sketch Night At Rainy Day

Here are some sketches that I did for the December meet-up of the Go Figure! sketch night at Rainy Day Art Supply. This time, our model was Mary Perrin who returned dressed as Krampus. And a fine get up, it was. Hooved, horned and festive.

Our host Kelly being dragged away for unspeakable acts, I'm assuming.

It's a fun time at these get-togethers and among some of the local artists that attended were Kelly O'Hara, Darin Palmer, Jay Fosgitt, Dug Rusin, Dave Linabury, Jaime Crystal Taperek and Erin Leggett, Anne Garavaglia and Jason Westlake. Check out their work!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Rise Of Skywalker Artist Proof Sketch Cards

Here are my Artist Proofs that were done for the just-released Rise Of Skywalker card set from Topps. The links are listed below if interested:


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A Christmas Cartoon

A Christmas/pop culture mash-up cartoon for ya.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Pipedreams #13

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In this next installment of the Pipedreams strip that I did with fellow creator Darin Palmer many moons ago, we have here Melvin with his little 'friends' trying his best to put the moves of the womenfolk.  It might not be working. 

Keep in mind that these characters are all based on actual people and events, so let that sink in while you try to sleep tonight. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Odd Tales From The Curio Shop Anthology

The Odd Tales anthology from Rocket Ink Studios has been finally published and looks darn good! This was done as a kickstarter, but should be available to the public in the coming year, so be sure to check it out. The book features such creators as Tony Miello, Mikey Babinski, Bill Pulkovski, Bill Maus, Kasey Pierce, Jay Jacot, John Marroquin, Dan Dougherty, Gary Reed, Dirk Manning, and myself. So, check it out!

cover by Bill Pulkovski

Back cover by me 

A sneak peek at the artwork by Bill Maus for the story that I wrote called Family Connections

Besides the written story, I also provided the pencils for a story written by Dan Dougherty called The Birdhouse. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Belle Isle Aquarium 'Tankscaper' Pin

The Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit has a pretty good tankscaping team and who I'd like to think of as the chief (chef) member of that team asked me to help out with a pin design that he could give to each of the members as a way of showing his appreciation. If you ever get the chance, head on down to Belle Isle and see the work that they have done!

I had come up with a few designs, but this one with the coelacanth kept rising to the surface. The aquarium is the oldest one in the US, so why not an old fish to go along for the ride? The top part is keeping with the glass tile of the interior ceiling and the bottom is similar to the bottom walls and dividing wall. The jigsaw puzzle shape is a nod to the team's ability to put together the different pieces that go into making the scenery of each tank display. 

The pins were given to each team member yesterday at a party and hopefully, they were well received.