Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Card #03

Happy Hanukkah!

Kristin, because she cares about you, is sending out X-mas cards. I usually have nothing good to say (BA-HUMBUG!), so I decided to paint stuff instead. I don't know who's getting these cards, so if you get one, let me know!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day of the Turkey

A quick color comp for Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Office Mythology

working out ideas ...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

angry lady

Sometimes having your significant other mad at you can spark a little inspiration ...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ciao Travels

Hey! So I've been doing a bit of traveling. Every time I go somewhere, I say, "Goshdarn, this time I'm gonna do some art on location! It's going to be brilliant!" But I don't. Assigning myself homework has predictable consequences ... I don't do it. But I did manage to do the bare minimum while I was in Italy, so here are some pages from my tiny moleskine:

I don't know why Italian birds speak French, but that's the sound they made ...
The brown-red color is from a Tuscan Chianti. I'm not much of a wine drinker, I'd rather paint with the stuff.

A fantastic trio was playing bossa novas in the Santa Croce piazza

Haha! Them rooftops! Urban sprawl upwards!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Wonder of Life

During the Oktoberfest season of 2008, I received a purple potato from a very nice gentleman whose name I can not recount. That potato and I had many great adventures together, and until recently, shared a close relationship. Well, as a joke, I presume, another potato was given to me during the winter holidays of 2008. This potato was said to be a purple potato, but it was obvious that it was not. I also received a package of fruit gummy strips that mimicked the appearance of pork bacon, a package of terrified pickle charms, and some wine vacuum stoppers because I rarely drink the stuff and now it won't turn into vinegar as quickly in my fridge.

Now it's May 2009, and I find a bag in my always-tornado-stricken apartment. I open it up, peer inside, and find a number of holiday cards. "Hey," I say to myself, because I talk to myself a lot ... and I mean a lot, "it's my bag of holiday cheer! It's like finding Santa's bag of toys in my house! Oh joy!" I pull out some vacuum wine stoppers. Neat! I pull out my terrified pickle charms. Cool! I pull out gummy bacon. Um, OK! And I pull out a plastic bag with a little heft to it. Huh? I look inside, and this is what I see:

Potatoes will grow anywhere. Without light, without water. I don't think they're of this world.

Speaking of which, I live in a city called Sherman Oaks. I think it's over rated. But I love to walk to all the local conveniences, so I shouldn't complain. But one night, walking back after a late excursion, I passed something on the sidewalk. It was super dark, and I couldn't tell what it was, but I had a hunch at what it could be.

Now, some of you might already know. But I'm the curious type, and luckily I was close enough to the place I call home that I could grab my camera and go back to this unknown form on the ground. So, after switching on the flash, I got up real close-like, leaned in, hovering over the spot, trying to steady my horrible, picture-taking hand, and FLASH!
I didn't even look at the picture, what I saw for that quarter of a second that the flash illuminated on the curb was enough for me to freak out and dance around as if the whole ground were made of red-hot coals. That's why I now call this place Sherman Roaks.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

comic con back lash!

So I get an email the other day from an amazing artist named Shawna Dinnen who picked up our "Rock Paper Scissors" book at the Con. She drew her own take on Scissors in a speedo! She promised me, she'd have a blog up by now, but she doesn't, so I'm calling her out! Thanks again for the awesome art!
And check out her blog!
If anyone out there is interested in picking up a copy, you're gonna have to go straight to Frank or myself for one. So far, we're too lazy to get them out to any local shops, but I'll let yall know when we do. Thanks!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fish and Chip in Publishing Land!

Joe and I were privileged enough to have the beautiful, talented, and witty Kristin Donner paint our cover for us for our upcoming children's book: "Fish and Chip in Mistaken Identity." Here's the front cover without any of the text. In it's raw, untouched form. If you can't make it to the Con, click the Store link to the right and buy the book! Or see a preview!. Or do both!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Be a fan of Fanboy

Brush your teeth, kids! A design I did while freelancing for Fanboy and Chumchum for Nickelodeon. I saw a screening over there recently ... this is one crazy show. 3D that acts like super stretchy 2D. Check out the Frederator blog and look at the amazing cast of people they have working on this sucker.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Fish and Chip in: Mistaken Identity!

Fish and Chip are back in their second book! This is spread 32 and 33 in the book. Yes yes yes ... it's yet another comic con post. This is another amazing collab with the mighty Joe Olivares. Check out his cop designs for the above enforcer-of-the-law. They're pretty hilarious.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm just a big tease!

I just keep on throwing up teasers! Gross. Well, this is some development for Joe's secret project. Wish I could tell you about it, but I can't. It's secret. He made me sign a non-disclosure agreement, and paragraph 33, section 4b had something about penalties including piranhas.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

RockPaperScissors Cover TEASE!

Here's another tease. It's from the cover. I know, you're so excited, you're spilling your cup of tea all over your fancy linen table cloth. And linen stains so easily, too.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rock Paper Scissors, page 1

Rock Paper Scissors. Frank Rocco had an idea that I couldn't refuse. Look for the comic at this year's San Diego Comic Con 09!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

sketchy sketches

Can't seem to concentrate, been sketching a lot without finishing ...

Monday, March 30, 2009


Hey! I just wanted to say thanks to all those who purchased my shirts and art from the LA Myth show in February. I was able to donate $200 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research from all of my proceeds! Every little bit counts!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Hey! That silk tongued Von Kreep has lured me into his inspired production called Monstroville. Here's a little design process for a gattling gun design.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Thanks to all who came to the LA Myth show this year. It was good fun. For those of you (like Andria) who are interested in buying some Optimus Picante shirts, they're still available at Meltdown Comics. Rumor has it, they'll be online to purchase, too. But heck, if you want to buy them through me, you can do that also, just email me ( If I'm feeling ambitious, I'll put a cool paypal link so you can buy them online through me ... let the internets do all the hard work! I'll even send along one of my signed booklet prints of Optimus.

BTW, a big shout out to the guys who printed those shirts:

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

LA Myth Art Show, Year 2!

It's that time of year again! Here's a taste of what I'll be having at the show. They've come to save Los Angeles ... the Angelinobots!

Monday, January 19, 2009

A new year, a new look

Every once in a while, I change the template to my blog without considering all the links I end up losing. In any case, it's still nice to be out with the old and to start new agian. I recommend checking out this image site called FFFFound. I've found myself looking at images for hours.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

The last unicorn is the best ...

It's the best, because it's not a unicorn. It's UNICRON! Haha! I nerded this one up with some Transformers action. I kept it simple -- I think I really captured my planet eating side.

Ok, I'm done with these stupid unicorn self-portraits.