Thursday, October 8, 2009

Still drawing, just not posting

Hello all. Or those who still visit this ghost town. I thought I would let you know that I have been drawing and creating, I just haven't been posting anything. I recently started a comics group here in St.Louis, and we are working on a comic together. Here are two pages from my portion:

Matt Bryan is also involved in the comics group.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Traveling Sketchbook

I think I've been dealing with my experimental comic The Traveling Sketchbook for 4 or 5 years. I'll often mail it out, forget that it's in another city, then remember, track it down and have it mailed again. In fact I think it's been a year since I've even seen it live. There's also a list of artist wanting to draw in the book, if they haven't forgotten about it by now.
I also tend to neglect the blog I've set up for the pages already created inside. But, not today. Today my daughter, Lily, went to bed early and I'm updating The Traveling Sketchbook!

The Ballpoint Fiends Episode 2

The Ballpoint Fiends are at it again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Many years ago Coconut Monkey (aka Mike Joyner) approached me about animating my comic Caveman/Spaceman. Without hesitation I gave my approval. Mike did a really awesome test animation and we discussed some things he was going to do, including add the voices, but then he got busy with film school, Hollywood, and working on his movie Dorm of the Dead. The final animation may never have been completed, but I still think the first test animation is pretty awesome. I've been sitting on it for a long time and thought it was time to share it with everyone.

The original comic:

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jim Lujan, Randy Gentile, Justin Stewart, and myself are The Ballpoint Fiends. We just can't get enough of comic creators who inspire and awe us. In service to creating more fiends in the world we've created a podcast dedicated to informing the masses of the artists we love. You can listen here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bob Clarke...

Bob Clarke is losing his hair because he's an asshole.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Exercise in Art

A few years ago Dan Nichols and myself were drawing together. As usual I had nothing specific to draw, and instead had him name off his favorite albums, and I interpreted them in my own way. The little panels were done on a grocery bag with India Ink Pens.

I'm posing old art for two reasons. 1) to get back in the habit of updating the blog more regularly and 2) some of this stuff has never been posted and I thought it may be interesting for people to see. Hopefully new stuff will come soon.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Slowly, but surely...

It's been too long. I'm sorry.

This blog has never had much in the way of actual blogging, because I'm not very good at writing. So, in an attempt to get myself back in swing with regular updates please appreciate these paintings I created a few years ago. Two are completed and the third looks like an idea trying to escape my brain.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dear Readers,

K10, my wife, and I have purchased our house today. Tomorrow we begin the process of inhabiting the home, which will take us through the next two weeks. Many other things are happening in this middle child's life that are making it increasingly difficult to maintain any kind of regular creative schedule. My Master's Degree should be completed by April, after I've completed the many extensive papers that I've been assigned. Our daughter, Danger, will be born in May. We couldn't be more excited, and now that we are in our home we can really begin to prepare for her arrival (including settling on a name other then Danger, which K10 will not allow me to put on the birth certificate.)
As a result I fear that it is you, my dear readers, who will suffer. With new content coming only sporadically what motivation will you have to return to the site? How can I keep you all happy? My greatest realization may come true, all 7 of you will stop visiting all together.
I must persevere through this! I must provide you all with the juvenile art and irrelevant daily humdrum you demand! Fear not my crazed fans, content will be uploaded when it is available, and I have a grand plan for the site that should come to fruition in the later part of the year.

Yours Always,

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Wholemolii w/ the Conclusion!

On May 1, 2008, My Alter Ego took a dramatic turn as it went from one experimental comic to a series of experimental comics with a common theme and story. This story was Skomolii. In the spirit of My Alter Ego it had a very loose structure and very rarely made any sense. One comic was created with no idea how the next would begin. The beginning of the story had no end in sight, it simply moved forward.
It has been some time since we've visited the Skomolii Saga, to find out the fate of Saltines Wilson, Dr.Cheese and his wife Maurice, and to finally find out what happens when a muderous vegetable is taken on by a little boy who prefers smarrots. I present to you now the entire Skomolii Saga, with its conclusion. Be prepared, though, this tale of a vegetable so delicious no child can stop eating it, for reasons beyond taste, is as strange as the mad scientist who started it all.

I had a good time creating the Skomolii mythos, and I think I could have taken it further given the time. However, it's time now for My Alter Ego to take a break and let What I Saw come to the forefront. I do plan to return to Skomolii in the future, perhaps creating a full length story that's a little more cohesive. I really enjoy the characters and the idea of a murderous vegetable. I look forward to hearing comments from all of you now that you can see the whole "story" together.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What I Saw on January 28, 2009

I've had the past two days off work because of the ice and snow. I have done nothing in that time. Nothing. I need to get back to work.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What I Saw on January 27, 2009

On the playlist this first time:
Reel Big Fish
Langhorne Slim
The Beatles
The Aquabats
The Beastie Boys
and The Ramones

What I Saw on January 26, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I suck at Photoshop

I do not know my way around Photoshop. I can do enough to get by with coloring my comics, but that's about all. So tonight I experimented a little and turned our cat, Meatball, into a tiger. I think it turned out pretty good.

Production Art

More art I've done for William Mead's upcoming webisode film show.

Friday, January 23, 2009

What I Saw on January 23, 2009

I also finally got the chance to buy Reel Big Fish's new album Fame, Fortune and Fornication. The album is 10 cover songs (Reel Big Fish does covers really well) including a great version of Poison's Talk Dirty To Me.