Friday, April 30, 2010

Courting Technology's Business

Here's an illustration appearing in this week's Seattle Weekly.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Roland In Australia, Part Four

Here's a detail from a page of my illustrated story, Roland in Australia, created back in 1984. For a look at the first 40 pages of this wholly improvised adventure, click here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Full Muddle Jacket

Here's a detail of a denim jacket I decorated in the mid 1980s, covering it with a great assortment of pop culture ephemera, bits featuring everyone from Batman, to Ziggy, to Barbie, to Groucho Marx – and many in between.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paper Boy

Here's a cut-paper drawing I created in 2009. The original can be purchased here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Business Tree

Here's a panel from an unpublished cartoon created during the mid 90s, which I've recently added color to.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Girl From Venus

Here's a detail from a gouache illustration from 2007.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stephen Hawking Does Television

Here's this week's I Love Television illustration, as seen in the Portland Mercury.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Barefoot Reality Star

Here's an illustration of Colton Harris-Moore, the Pacific Northwest's “Barefoot Bandit”, which appears in this week's Seattle Weekly.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Boy Eats Horse

Here's a color preliminary, in ink and crayon, to a painting I created a few years ago, based on twentieth-century coloring books. A finished version, sans color, can be seen here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tell Me About Your Mother

Here's a small detail from the cover to a comic book proposal I began back in the late 90s, one which I never completed. The id was very much in control at the time, demanding such imagery.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Her Coffee Is Cold

Here's a small background detail from a gouache painting I completed two years ago.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Here's a detail from another ink wash illustration. This one from two season's ago, when we were all so much younger.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Guilt's Deliberation

Here's another color test strip, the residue of a recent painting, presented as an incidental picture, its merit to be gauged.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Another Storybook Portrait

Here's another gouache portrait, a gift for my niece, done in a style meant to evoke American picture books of the late 60s and early 70s.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Found At Sea – And On TV

Here's another aquatic-themed illustration, this one can be seen in this week's Portland Mercury, accompanying William Steven Humphrey's always-funny I Love Television column.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lost At Sea Dept. – Ferry Division

Here's an illustration that was intended for this week's Seattle Weekly, but was bumped due to space limitations. Interestingly, the last time this happened, the drawing also had a maritime theme.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Rocket Bike To The Rescue!

Here's a small detail from the cover of a special summertime issue of Minneapolis's City Pages, which I drew back in the late 1980s.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hey! You! Ringo!

Here's another panel from my imaginary artist, Hack Smith, and his Hippy Hill comic from the early 70s.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Something About A Sex Machine

Here's a small detail from a ink wash painting I created a couple of years ago, one in a series that illustrated popular songs. This one was inspired by Isaac Hayes's theme to the 1971 movie, Shaft.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wild and Cartoony

Here's a detail from a poster I created back in 1997, for a show of cartoon-themed art I co-produced with Roq La Rue's Kirsten Anderson, held at Seattle's famous Crocodile Cafe, featuring a performance by cartoon nerd supergroup, the Action Suits. The poster featured an early experiment with what would eventually become my Cartoon Jumbles series of cartoon character conglomerations. Turn your computer upside down and see if you can't discern which popular characters went into the show's tree-swinging icon.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

“Kid Bits”, An Unfinished Work

Here's a detail from the inked underdrawing to a painting I started a few years ago, but have yet to finish. If I do get around to finishing it, I'll post the result.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Television Heartthrob

Here's this week's I Love Television illustration, as seen in the Portland Mercury.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Roots Music

Here's an illustration of Eddie Vedder, which appears in this week's Seattle Weekly.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Putting The Not In Whotnot

Here's the mock-up for my original proposal of a comic that would eventually become two separate books, Whotnot! #1, published by Fantagraphics in 1993, and A World of Trouble #1, published by Black Eye Press in 1995.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Los Lobos, Los Firma

Here's an illustration I did for a music festival in upstate New York, back in 2004. I created numerous such drawings for the festival program. The art director was thoughtful enough to have each of the performers sign a copy of my portrayal of their performance. This one features Los Lobos.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rest In Peace, Dolly Tamarello

Here's another of my sculpted portraits of the victims of an imaginary accident at an imaginary bubble gum factory.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Never Ending! Concern Comics

I sat down recently, with two hours to kill, and ended up with this little bit of murder.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Beating A Dead Horse

Here's this week's I Love Television illustration, as seen in the Portland Mercury.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Leave Our Fair Nation

Here's another of my absurd short story covers from the early 80s. This one begins: And so it was, that every day, while the other four old gentlemen made copies of their wallets and hands in the post office lobby, ex-tax collector and grey-whiskered troublemaker, Frank Middlesex, sat and watched for cars.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

He Are What You Eat

Here's one of my illustrations appearing in this week's Seattle Weekly.