Tag Archive: Art Projects

Jun
22
2011

Playing With Watercolors

(Sorry about the bland title; I’d considered titling this post “Catch the Water in your Magic Paintbox,” which is a line from the totally hilarious psychedelic rock song “Rainy Day Sun” by Spın̈al Tap, but that song’s off their second record and I don’t think anyone other than me actually bought it.) Anyway… Here’s the …

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Jun
05
2011

Heroes Con 2011 – Day 2

Saturday at Heroes Con was actually somewhat slower for me than the supposedly-slow Friday that precedes it. I think, though, that this is largely because I don’t have a new book for sale and have been selling primarily original art and commissioned sketches. Friday (not Saturday) seems to be the day that original art folk …

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May
30
2011

Heroes Commissions: Characters from Quentin Tarantino Movies

This is one of the more fun commissions I’ve gotten lately: Clarence and Alabama Worley from True Romance and Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs. Those are actually my two favorite Tarantino movies–and really the only two that I think hold up well over time. I loved Pulp Fiction when it came out but I re-watched …

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May
04
2011

Illustrated Lord of the Rings… by Ben Towle, age 7

Before my daughter takes her afternoon nap, I usually read her a few pages from a non-picture book to help her doze off. We’ve gotten through a surprising number of books in this fashion–mostly things like William Steig’s Abel’s Island and the Ramona books.  Last week we started reading The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. My …

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Dec
31
2010

Christmas Card 2010

With the year coming to a close and Christmas fading into the past, I guess it’s safe to post our Christmas card from this year.  We actually managed to mail out the physical cards the week before Christmas this year, so anyone that’s been mailed a card has had it in their mitts for a …

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Nov
30
2010

Illustration: Monster Parade

I’ve had monsters on the brain lately. I think it’s because a few weeks ago I posted some art from Drew Weing’s great bestiary, 33 Beasties and at about that same time I placed my own Moleskine bestiary for sale in my store. Whatever the case, I decided it’d be fun to draw some monsters. …

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Jul
17
2010

Inked Ukulele One-pager

I hesitate to call this a “comic strip” since it’s about 70% words (maybe “illustrated essay” would be more accurate) but whatever it is, it’s inked.  This strip will appear in the Fall issue of Signal to Noise magazine, which is where my previous very wordy one-page music strip about Winston-Salem’s “5” Royales also appeared. …

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Jul
10
2010

Ssalefish Illustration – Finished (Pretty Much)

Here’s a completed illustration I did for my local comics shop, Ssalefish Comics & Toys.  I did a rough version of this image on the endpapers of a copy of Amelia Earhart – This Broad Ocean that I gave the owner, Bret, a while back.  He liked the illustration and wanted a more polished version–and …

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Jun
27
2010

‘Sea Witch’ Tribute: Colored and Done

So here’s the finished deal: I’m no Frazetta for sure, but hey that’s the point of doing something like this: to learn a little bit about what makes another artist’s work so good. I’m not particularly happy with the watercolor here, but I’ve already spent too much time on this project (which really just started …

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May
01
2010

FCBD: Jabberwacky Now Online

If you read my blog, you already know that Jabberwacky is the Free Comic Book Day online comic from Wide Awake Press and you already know who’s in it.  So…. now that it’s actually Free Comic Book Day, you can go and dowload it either as a PDF or CBZ–or you can just read it …

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