I added a tab at the top of the site that links to a nicely curated “selected artwork” page, if you want to see a quick overview of my more “serious” art. Check it out!
I’ve been updating my Tumblr with some older comics, check it out!
Haven’t updated this in a while! Points of news:
-I proposed to my girlfriend (she said yes, thank goodness). Exciting!
-Jupiter Jaunts is chugging along – we have ten posts so far, but Owen is a quick writer, so there’s a lot for me to draw!
-Those .gif files I mentioned a while ago are also coming along well! I’m excited to show them off soon – they’re a bit of a secret at the moment, but they’re so close to completion I can taste it. Here’s a super sneak preview of one of them:
-I have a tumblr now; I have no idea how much I’ll be using it. Feel free to follow it, if that’s the kind of thing you do.
Also, I’m excited to announce Owen Alldritt and my ongoing project: Jupiter Jaunts. It’s a weekly webcomic, updating Saturdays. I hope you’ll read it – there’s very little on the site right now, but give it time! It’ll just keep growing.
I’ll close with this.
Thanks for reading!
It’s been busy here, and I haven’t been feeling great about my drawing skills, but I think it’s getting better. In the meantime, here’s a taste of something I’ve been working on at my job.
I’m working on a set of simple gifs that show the process of making the custom shirts we do. This was my initial proposal, but it was deemed a little too complicated, so I’m working on a complex page of very simple gifs that explain each aspect of the process. Here’s a simplified version of the same thing:
All in all, there will be eleven gifs of this nature (one of them huge, at the end) explaining every aspect of the process of making custom and retail shirts on demand. It’s ambitious, but a fun project, and I’m learning a lot from it. I’m thinking about Another World pretty much the whole time I’ve been doing this, of course.
Comics-wise, I’m working on a couple projects with Owen Alldritt, one of them a weekly deal, which should show up within a month or so. In the meantime, I’ll direct your attention to the gifs when they’re all finished.
I know it’s been seen by the recipient, so I’m happy to post it here! The portrait commissioned by one of my bosses:
Click to expand!
The one in the orange suit, punching the bear, is Ricky, one of the owners of the Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company. The crying one (also in orange) is Jerry, his co-owner. The other two are screen printers at the company. Ricky wanted a badass portrait of his own, after Jerry got some pretty cool portrait photos taken.
Here’s the same drawing, without the lines:
I had a lot of fun coloring this one. Here are some in-process files, so you can see how it developed:
I think it went over well. Hopefully, at least! It’s easily the most ambitious digital drawing I’ve ever done (at full size it’s 400 dpi and 40 inches wide), and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I gave several shirts as gifts for Christmas! Here are a few of them:
I also made a couple shirts for my friend Jacque’s wedding a couple months ago, here they are!
My idea was that they could wear the shirts and stand next to each other, so the dinosaurs look at one another. I hope they like them!
I did a big digital portrait thing, but I don’t know if it’s been delivered just yet, so I’ll hold off on putting it up. It’ll happen soon, though.
I’ve been working on comics more than I have in a while, and very excited to. I got the first volume of Orc Stain for Christmas, and I love it. James Stokoe might just be comics incarnate. Couple that gift with the Sally Cruikshank DVD, and it’s pretty much the most inspirational set of Christmas gifts I could hope for!
I’ve been making a lot of shirts for the Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company recently! Let me show you a few, separated into a couple categories.
Shirts I’ve designed entirely on my own:
Those four together are arranged so they spell out, “Don’t see what you’re looking for? Ask!” I thought it would be fun to make shirts that stand on their own and also serve the purpose of (fairly boring) signage. I’m wearing “don’t” today, and it’s pretty fun.
I’ve designed several other shirts recently, but I don’t want to post them yet, since many are Christmas gifts. That’ll have to be a future post. Here are a couple shirts in the second category, though.
Shirts that were Jerry’s idea:
(Jerry is one of the owners, and my shirt boss.) I’ve also drawn several pretty graphic poop joke shirts for Jerry that I’m not posting here unless there’s incredible demand. I’ve got to protect my reputation somehow! Haha.
I’m working on a really big project tonight, trying to get it all finished. I’ll post it here when it’s done and presented to its eventual recipient!
Here it is – the first shirt I was asked to make for retail sale. The idea was to make a shirt that looks like those airbrushed shirts you see in flea markets. Behold the Honey Boo Boo shirt:
Of course, I did feel like this was the definition of selling out, so here’s the alternate design, for those savvy art hipsters.
Ross Elfline, my fantastic ex-art history professor, pointed out that I had accidentally re-created Asger Jorn’s L’Avantgarde (Ne) Se Rende Pas!
I don’t have links for either shirt yet, but when I do, I’ll post them (not that I make any money off their sale, but still, I figure I might as well.)
In other news, Hellen Jo’s Deep Cut arrived, and it’s super beautiful! I think she’s easily the most artistically elegant of my comic book idols. I’m always looking for things to steal from her artistic methods.