Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Uncle Squared



My sister Julie is expecting once again. A special congratulations to her, Matt, and the the soon to be big sister, Madison.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Monkey Island 2



Guybrush Threepwood and Elaine Marley from Monkey Island 2, though Guybrush looks a little more like Davey Crockett.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Stamps

Illustration project: design new stamps. Jeff Goldblum seemed a more noble theme than those brave men and women who fought for WWII.




Friday, November 7, 2008

Cooking with Ramen



Illustration project - design a page from a recipe book.

I know what you're thinking and the answer is yes, I do take into account whether or not my two year old niece would enjoy these illustrations.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Empire - Final and Rough

This is the rough I did in Photoshop for the Empire State Building project. It was originally going to have figures in the foreground when this was going to be an attempt at a Dave McKean style. But the style that came out of it would've made the figures too much like clip art. So I scrapped them.



And the final illustration. It was cropped to 11x17 and windows were added to the buildings in the foreground.



If you've been paying attention to my past illustration projects, you can see how this caught some people off guard.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Mask

Assignment from one of my comics classes: create a comic about an object (in this case, a mask) but reveal that the object isn't actually what we first perceive it to be. Just go with me on this.



Monday, October 27, 2008

Adult Themes



A musical just closed at the Illusion Theater about sex and cocaine abuse. A half hour into a show, an elderly gentleman exited the theater with a six year old girl and demanded to know where it said that this show contained adult themes. First of all, this show opens with a guy snorting cocaine at a funeral. The amount these two were exposed to before walking out is staggering. Then he asks where it says the show contains adult themes. I directed him to a postcard for the show, where it said that this show did indeed contain adult themes. That wasn't good enough for him. He wanted to know where in the program it had that warning. I pointed out the plot synopsis contained numerous references to sex and drugs. It ended with him telling me that he wasn't angry and took the little girl back into the theater to see the rest of the show.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Comic from Class



I did this comic in class for an in class assignment and received praise from my teacher for doing it. Welcome home, Corby. Welcome home.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Spider-Man

I used to do everything possible to avoid drawing hands and shied away from full body shots.




Thursday, October 9, 2008

Final Version

I hated the giant face on the last one and I liked the blank screen, it was lacking something. So now I have a shadow, which is closer to my original idea. I still may need to do something.

Floppy Girl

My take on girls that insist on listening to vinyl who play video games.



"I only play floppy."

more stuff

A quick doodle of Nancy Carlson after a few hours of looking through original manuscripts of children's books at the U of M. If only I could remember the name of our tour guide...



Et al

Proof that the boy is working.