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Baron Von Münchhausen

Baron Von Münchhausen

Summary: A late night internet expedition leads to Doré, Terri Gilliam, absurd romanticism, and results in an illustration of Baron Von Münchhausen.   It was a dark and stormy night. Well, it was dark at least, and I was doing some late night internet ramblings into The Public Domain Review website which a friend had turned me on to. TheContinue Reading

The Devil Gets His Brew

The Devil Gets His Brew

Summary: A brief discussion of diabolical draftsmanship and details discovered during the creation of this devilish illustration.  Ok, truth time. I listen to the Grateful Dead… a lot. I know a lot of you might be stunned, but I feel like I just need to come clean on this one. Anyway… this project starts with the Grateful Dead song, “FriendContinue Reading

A Maudlin Sketch

A Maudlin Sketch

I did this sketch in my sketchbook. I guess I was feeling a little maudlin… Then I found this quote, which made me feel a little better. “Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful — be concerned with doing goodContinue Reading

Gabba Gabba Hey!

Gabba Gabba Hey!

Summary: I share some of my process creating a faux Rolling Stone magazine cover of the Ramones. Giclee prints of the image are also made available!Continue Reading

The Boyler Kat

The Boyler Kat

Summary: Character sketches for a short story that I’m writing and illustrating based on my experiences at Pratt University.  While I was in NYC this past November with my Hartford MFA comrades, we got a unique tour of Pratt University. Betsy and Ted Lewin walked us around the campus and showed us the sights. OneContinue Reading

Victor Grey Development Sketches

Victor Grey Development Sketches

Even in the midst of wrapping up some client work, I am finding some time to continue to develop a story for my MFA thesis. This particular story actually has its roots in a project that I was developing back into thousand and 12! It’s amazing to me to think about the arc of theContinue Reading

“What he heard caused him to tremble.”

“What he heard caused him to tremble.”

Character sketches for an Arabian Nights story! By the way, how did Boris Karloff make his way on to the page?! Related Posts:Monster Madness!Monster Madness Character Design WorkshopThe Un-taping of Bo Diddley

A Cool Sage About To Loose His Head

A Cool Sage About To Loose His Head

My imaginary friend, “So, Brian what’d you do today?” My imaginary answer, “Oh, nothin’ much, drew a sage about to get his head cut off.” These are the things that I am thinking about when I am thinking about these things. Related Posts:The Un-taping of Bo Diddley

Alakazm!

Alakazm!

I just love this Vizier’s expression!   Related Posts:The Un-taping of Bo Diddley


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