Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just ghost to show...


Another Optik ad, this one for the Metro Times' Xmas gift guide. My Scrooge looks just a bit Patrick Stewart-ish, probably since that's the version of the story we listen to every year.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Return of the Living Dead Intellectuals, Parts I, II & III


Seems everyone loves an intellectual zombie! Lately my cartoon has been cropping up all over, for better or worse. First a co-worker pointed out that it's being swapped around several blogs (and horror fan sites, too). Then it showed up on the online version of the Yale University campus humor magazine, The Yale Record!

A couple days later, I got an email from musician Gorgorgathgorgorgor saying he'd used it as the thumbnail art for his zombiriffic electronic tune "Do The Shamble".

All cool and flattering and well and good - I'm truly glad so many folks get a laugh out of it! BUT...

...then the cartoon, or a lo-res fragment of it, was stolen and included, along with other swiped photos and art, in a collage created by the Loudon County, Virginia branch of the Republican party and sent out with an email to their supporters on Halloween. One of the images was a zombified version of the Shepard Fairey Obama poster, complete with bullet hole in the forehead. The perpetrators had their wrists dutifully slapped by GOP higher-ups, but only after the horse was out of the barn, of course.

So: The GOP used my work without my permission or that of my publisher Tor.com, and without giving credit or providing links; reproduced it in a mutilated, lo-res state (minus the punchline, even!); and utilized it in support of a party I strongly oppose on virtually every front. I dunno, I guess I expect better from people who claim to be so concerned about private property rights. Mmmmmmactually, no I don't, not at all. F-in' scumbags.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mask of the Dead


Why dress up like a character from a movie when you can wear the whole movie right on your face? Here's the "zombie attack"mask I made to be auctioned off at the upcoming Hatchoween fundraiser.





Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hatch-o-ween!


Here's the poster I came up with for Hatch's autumn fundraiser. Any money we make goes towards getting heat in the old police station we're renovating, so we can get our studios rented out and start bringing in some revenue on our own.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rrrace fansss!!


Don't miss the Popps Packing Pinewood Derby, an auction and race of dozens of handmade toy cars created by local artists. Auction proceeds go towards creating a sculpture park on the border of Detroit and Hamtramck! Here's a look at my entry in the wacky races.



Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dr. Sketchy Rides Again!


Sketchy started with an '80s aerobics theme last week, but these are from the cowboys-'n'-indians look that came up later in the night.




Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Detroit Sketchy!


Forgot to post these, from last month's fifth birthday celebration of Dr. Sketchy in Detroit. Had a whole troupe of wacky burlesque beauties to work from, plus a fire-twirler performing afterwards and cupcakes! Next session is this Thursday.




Saturday, September 03, 2011

Movies in context



On the Facebook page for The Criterion Collection they're having a contest: Photograph one of their DVD covers "in context" - illustrating a scene from or the theme of the film somehow - and maybe win a prize pack of new releases. Here are my two entries, which I spent most of a Saturday putting together, for Orson Welles's documentary on art forgery "F for Fake" and Clouzot's nail-biter "The Wages of Fear."



UPDATE: My "F for Fake" entry came in second in the voting! (I lost to a "Videodrome" image.) My "Wages of Fear" image was among the top ten finalists too, for a few minutes anyway, but then it was removed, most likely because the judges didn't want two entries from one person in the final 10 (that's my hopeful theory anyway, and I'm sticking to it!). Anyway, I consider that a bonus victory, and I got lots of kind words from the Criterion fans, plus a free DVD as a prize.

So now that I've got the bug, the next art film-related project for me will be contributing to the very cool Fake Criterion blog!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ain't no Thing

Here's my page for the upcoming exhibit at Green Brain Comics, a recreation of the first issue of Fantastic Four with each page redrawn by a different artist. Check out the exhibit when it opens September 21.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Crush with eyeglasses

Here's the latest ad for Optik, featuring a college-dazed bizarre love triangle, appearing in the College Guide issue of the Detroit Metro Times.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Bass Man

Doodled in the dark at a performance at the Berkley Front pub, Berkley MI.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dr. Sketchy June/July

June: Does the Scarab Club have bugs other than scarabs?



July: Jessica Rabbit returns. Fill up that tip hat, folks!



Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Daze at Dr. Sketchy


Some drawings of model Renee Daze from last week's session at the Scarab Club.





Monday, May 16, 2011

Pro-Spec-tive students


Here's some happy-lookin' characters I drew up to help promote the "Media Mayhem" workshop series at Specs Howard school. They may turn up in an upcoming project here as well...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rock 'n' roll never forgets


These are some photo-collages I did for the Specs Howard marketing department's Street Team video-makin' crew.


They were used in a faux documentary interview with WRIF DJ Anne Carlini, casting her as a sort of rock 'n' roll Zelig who's hung out with rock's giants - and dispensed some horrible advice to them along the way. You can see the full video here.


These are cobbled together from posed photos of Carlini and dozens of stock photos. I cropped the heads off the celebs so we wouldn't need to pay for their photos, but actually I think it's funnier this way.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April sketches


Two from the mini-Dr Sketchy session, featuring Delilah Debauch of Hell's Belles, held at the opening of the Hatchback 5 art opening at Cafe 1923...


...and one from afterwards, hanging out at the Atlas Bar with some Hatch members. (Wish I drew in this style more often!)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

One for the art majors

I sketched this a dozen times on various scraps of paper before finally sitting down, finding a reference and finishing it. This watercolor version was made for the 2011 Actual Size show now on display at the Whitdel Arts gallery in Detroit.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

(Sc)avengers assemble!

Some digital collages I did for a sketchbook project (that I might actually finish someday soon...)