Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cemetery Sketches

Drawn at Elmwood Cemetery as part of Hatch's June sketch outing.

Once and future

This cover art from the 25th anniversary of Metro Times was one of the "slides" I showed at the Specs Howard Sketch Night, as an illustration of character design. MT is coming up on 30 years old now.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


A sketch of "Red Hot" Annie Weinert from a recent Dr. Sketchy session where I first used my slightly-outmoded-but-still-cool tablet PC.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Buffalo stance

Another good place to draw: The Detroit Zoo (Home, BTW, of the fountain seen in the snow globe in Coraline.)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Cool cat

Stone cold, actually - it's a marble sculpture in the Greek section of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Been trying to head over there more often on Fridays when they're open late and draw in the galleries.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Just Like Heaven

This watercolor cartoon was made for an exhibit at the great Cass Cafe in Detroit with the theme of "targets." So far I haven't heard The Cure's Just Like Heaven used to sell anything to me and my fellow aging Gen X-ers, but who knows — there'll be plenty of adjustable mattresses and incontinence briefs to fob off on us in the coming years.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Where's your head at?

These are at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, drawn while Soph and I visited there in '09. There's half a wall of labeled and sorted skulls there, along with rooms full of other medical novelties. Great place for sketching!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

San Diego Zombie Con

Tor hired me again last year to do some zombie cartoons to promote their presence at the San Diego Comic Con. (Tor's presence I mean, not the undead's. Although...) The cartoons were posted one-at-a-time online and also put together as a flyer to hand out at Tor's table. Read them all here. Zombies and comic con — double-plus geek!

And because who can get enough, here's a shot of a few of the hundreds of "Smokin' Zombies" matchbooks I've hand-drawn and sold over the last couple years at art fairs and whatnot.

Friday, June 04, 2010

One more time...

Gonna try this blog thing again, strictly as a place to post art samples (and encourage myself to draw more...) To start, here's the re-working of the cover of R. Crumb's fantastic Genesis adaptation, in the manner of his earlier work, for an exhibit of re-imagined comics covers hosted by Green Brain Comics earlier this year. It's now in the private collection of a local Crumb fan.