Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Clawson Comic Book And Toy Show 2022


poster by Martin Hirchak

This Sunday from 10-4, I will be set up at the Clawson Comic Book and Toy Show in Clawson, MI. As this is mostly a collectors show, there will be just a few of us artist types on hand (with legendary poster artist Mark Arminski headlining), so check it out!

I will have the usual stuff; original art, stickers, books, etc.

The show will be at the Knights of Columbus hall, located at 870 N Main St, Clawson, MI

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Coral Catshark Sketch


ink in sketchbook

A stylized coral catshark for this week's #SundayFishSketch theme of invertebrate prey. Now, I do believe that I am exaggerating this attempt at eating a giant oyster, but hey, maybe catsharks dream big?

Monday, August 22, 2022

Great White Shark (Bruce) Sticker


I now have shark stickers for sale on my website and will have them at cons and such. I'm taking some of the sketches that I have done for #SundayFishSketch and making them into stickers. Soon, I'll have a 'fish packet' available where you can purchase a group of fish stickers (or individually, of course), but for right now, just the shark sticker is up.

You can click here or use the website tab to the right to head on over to my website.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Oceanic Whitetipped Shark


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Fish with abnormally large fins is this week's theme for #SundayFishSketch. The oceanic white tipped shark has some large dorsal and pectoral fins. 

Friday, August 19, 2022

Giant Pacific Octopus Tank Design


Since the unveiling of the octopus tank at the Belle Isle Aquarium is now official, I can now show the design that I did for it over a year and a half ago. After I submitted my design, it was sent off to a company in Arizona who made it and installed it. It then took awhile to procure the octopus and get it acclimated. I was able to see the cephalopod a few weeks ago and have been itching to share the news. I have yet to see the view of the tank from the front, as I have only seen it from above, behind the scenes, but it even has the same color scheme. I'll have pics soon, for sure!

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Lamprey Sketch


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This week's theme for #SundayFishSketch are fish that have parasite, or are parasites. A lamprey is the sucker shown here.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Y Is For Yoda


Y is for Yoda
who wasn't that tall.

We are getting near the end. The letter 'Y' from my unpublished Star Wars A-Z book, entitled Yoda was Small and Other such Utterances.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Incredible Mr. Limpet


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This week's #SundayFishSketch theme are movies that have fish as a main character. So, I went with an oldie, The incredible Mr. Limpet. I have no idea what kind of fish that that was supposed to be...

Friday, August 5, 2022

Alex Jones, Delusional Drama Queen


I'm not an authoritarian, nor a fascist, so I'll never understand the appeal, the pull, that these whackadoodles like Alex Jones, these crazy, delusional, conspiracists, have on people. That being said, I'm enjoying the proceedings that have this grifter sweating like a hog.