Thursday, October 23, 2008

Steal Back Your Vote!

I thought for sure I had posted this weeks ago, but apparently I did not hit 'publish.'

I've done some comics for Greg Palast's Steal Back Your Vote! It's an educational comic book created to protect you from having your vote discounted this election. It's very informative, and as a bonus, I get to share the same pages as cartoonists Ted Rall and Lloyd Dangle, both of whom I have admired for years.

Please follow the link to the site to download your free copy of the book, here are two of the pages I contributed (written by Greg Palast and Bobby Kennedy).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Manifest Hope Gallery show in Denver

I'll be showing two pieces at the Manifest Hope Gallery in Denver next week. It's all part of something called the Democratic National Convention, which I'm told is a party or something.

You've seen this one below, but it always felt a little rushed to me (it was done on a very tight deadline), so I put in a few more hours on it for the show.

One of the key terms for the Obama campaign is change, so I came up with this to riff on that. It's gouache and my new favorite tool, ballpoint pen.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Anchorage Press 'Haiku You 2008' cover

Here's a cover for the Anchorage Press 'Haiku You' Haiku competion. I kind of just wanted to see a Japanese dragon in the Tlingit style, and the rest followed from there. There are also spot illos that go with some of the winning haiku poems. I'll post those in a bit.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Icon Motorsports 'Rockets Dead Glare' helmets

I do a lot of helmet designs for Icon motorsports, but I'm not usually allowed to show them to anyone until months to a year later. Here's one that I did a while back that had two different versions for boys and girls.

See this bike? Justin, Rob, and the other Icon guys pulled this sucker up in front of my house to present me with my copy of the helmet. You can't tell in the picture, but this baby has a wicked sound system with a sub woofer the size of a dinner plate under the seat, and HYDRAULICS. Yep, it bounces up and down like a mechanical bull.

They didn't bring the model in the shorts, though...

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Dark Knight

I'm off to see the new Batman movie. Here's a little something I made for a friend to commemorate the occasion.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Some recent weekly covers

Here are some of the recent alt-weekly covers I've been doing...

Portland is in love with Barack Obama, all harlequin romance style.

For the Anchorage Press, accompanying an article about a guy who kept it real all the way to the slammer.

My first collage! It's a college collage... :)

What a couple of badasses...

I made a comic!

Finally, I've made a comic! It's entitled Witch Doctor: First Incision and it is written by the immensely talented Brandon Seifert whose editorial work I've illustrated in the past.

You can read the whole 16-page short story for free here:

Here's a sampling of the artwork:

Time to post!!

Wow, it's been nearly 4 months since I've posted anything new. And I call this a portfolio— shame on me. Here's some of what I've been up to. I'll start with some spot illos:

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Supertrash Film Festival poster

For the Supertrash Film Festival, artists were invited to create an original poster for the trashy movie of their choice. I chose to do The Running Man, and I tried to add a little 80's flavor to the design. I guess this is what the film would have looked like if it were animated.

Later this year, the posters from this show will be collected and published into a book.

Witch Doctor teaser poster

Here is a teaser pinup for the comic book I'm co-creating with writer Brandon Seifert. This'll be my first comic -- I'm excited!

Mortgage Vulture

I like how this spot for the Willamette Week turned out. Vultures are fun to draw!

Mercury Calendar illo "Zephyr"

Here's one I did for the Portland Mercury's 2008 calendar. Zephyr is the name printed in blue on my favorite white bicycle (with matching white grip tape on the handlebars) that was stolen from me around Halloween time in NE Portland. If you see this bicycle (minus the wings), please let me know.

Happy Shat

I am a HUGE Star Trek fan. Every day I go to my favorite site, for updates on the new upcoming Star Trek film. I did this drawing of William Shatner one day and thought of how cool it would to do spot illustrations for I emailed the the guy who runs the site, sent him this pic (which is inscribed specifically to, and even offered to do illustrations for the site for free if there was no budget for such a thing.

I never heard back. His loss.