Friday, December 14, 2007


Here are a few more drawings from my mostly off-again project, Connective Tissue. This is one of those things that may or may not ever be finished, so in the meantime I'll post selected images.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Here's the color version of that Goon panel. Sorry about the gap between posts, but both my computers died within days of each other (the desktop, followed by my new-ish laptop). Yeesh.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Sometimes it's fun to play with someone else's characters, and this is one of those times. I'm doing a Goon two-pager for the online incarnation of DHP (Dark Horse Presents) on their MySpace. Here's a panel in progress. Not sure when it will actually run, but I'll post an update when it does.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Drawing of my friend, Ducky.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Hey, all. Here's the thumbnail sketch and final art for the cover of the upcoming "Dirty Humor Issue" of the literary magazine Monkeybicycle. I also have a story inside. Should be out in late December or early January.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


It was that or "Tentaclehead". I don't know what to call these entries sometimes and I haven't really titled this drawing. I just hit the paper with the pencil and this emerged, no game plan, no forethought. It just happened. Go figure. But I like it.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


See? I'm stealing Bill Wray's great title already. Omega Duo. I really like that. That might end up as the official title. Here's another.

Friday, November 02, 2007


Here are some more sketches for that project I'm gearing up for.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


A quick sketch of city sidewalk traffic. Just for fun.

Friday, October 26, 2007


I'm beginning to put together a new project that will feature my wife, Michele, and I as the protagonists. If Crumb can do it, why not me? Here are some quick prep sketches. Not sure about the approach yet, but I'm definitely leaning toward more cartoony. Now I have to figure out what kind of proportions. I like the four-head-high distortion, but sometimes I have a rough time maintaining that kind of thing. I've never been great about model sheets or stuff like that. Shorter figures look cuter. We'll see.

Here's a more straightforward portrait of Michele.


Just a quick sketch to try out a new pen.


A few years back (in 2003, to be specific), I started a project called Connective Tissue, which was to be a free form, stream of consciousness, picture novel. I abandoned it after about 15 or so drawings, but waste not want not. Here are a few. I almost resurrected it last year in a revamped style, but once again lost steam (the drawings in my first blog here). Maybe someday I'll really get serious with it, but then what would the fun be in that?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


These are some prep drawings I did for a graphic novel that I'd proposed, tentatively titled, The Hell of It. I've been nursing the idea for many years, and it keeps evolving. I might just write it as a prose novel, as has been my wont of late. Maybe I'll do an illustrated novel, like Mignola's latest effort, Baltimore. We'll see.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Here’s a drawing I did recently of my friend, the writer David Rakoff. His books are great (as are his articles, should you happen across his byline in some tony periodical). This is the first of a series of drawings I’m planning to do of friends of mine who happen to be authors. Attention Jonathan Ames, are you ready for your close-up?

Monday, October 01, 2007


Here's the first of what might be a series of posts featuring some of my prep work. These are the first 20 pages of thumbnails for my graphic novel, Recess Pieces, which came out summer 2006.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Okay, so this is my inaugural post here.

So, art. Art’s a subjective term. You know, one man’s meat and so forth. I spend a lot of time in modern art museums frowning and being annoyed by what passes for art these days. Hence, letting my membership to MOMA expire. But I also am amazed at how much good stuff is being done currently. Lots of it displayed on this Blogger thing. People like Marlo Meekins, Kristen McCabe, Bill… uh, mean William Wray, and on and on. Superb and varied stuff. Enough to inspire me to join up.

So, enough words. Picture time. These couple are from an on-again/off-again project featuring the girl with the pigtails. I'll post more later. Figuring out this interface is making my puzzler hurt.