Come find me at Rose City Comic Con this weekend, table G-03 in Portland, Oregon. Here is a small selection of some of the new art I’ll have available including my shiny new Pastry Pinups sketchbook! Additionally, I'll be doing a limited number of sketches a day, time and stamina permitting. I hope to see you there!
It was just officially announced that I am helping out Storm DiCostanzo (of Paul and Storm) with the art on his Kickstarter album project, Sidecar Astronauts. A few other folks are joining this project to help out with videos and the production including Laser M Webber, Joseph and Sarah Scrimshaw.
We're working hard behind the scenes to make sure Storm has the most awesome album release possible. I'm thrilled and honored to be a part of this project and very excited to make the final product a visual delight, extending Adam Levermore's amazing original Sidecar Astronauts art.
Read the full update to get the full details on all the astro-awesome stuff happening on this project.
About a month ago I was approached by Meltem Bilgic to see if I had any interest in illustrating the awkward adaptations of nature for a new science blog she was developing.
Yes I do.
Fast forward to today. The first article went up yesterday which is about a marsupial that mates itself to death. The cartoon for this, as one might imagine, was very fun to design. Please check it out and subscribe and/or share.
Because I can't remember who I have and have not told at this point, I figured I'd make a fancy blog post announcement about my recent career change. At the end of last year I quit my day job to put full focus into changing professions from engineering/IT to UX/Visual Design. At the beginning of this year I started an intensive bootcamp/apprentiship that is covering UX design, visual design, and frontend design to hone my skills and build up a portfolio for this type of work. After many years searching and deciding where to move my career, I came to the realization that IT was not where I wanted to stay and that visual design has been my top interest for a long time. Additionally, I wanted to have the brain-space to put more focus into my illustration work and I felt that moving towards a career in design would strengthen skills that would also work for illustration.
Currently I'm about halfway through the design program. I'm also working on some book cover mockups and picture books on the illustration side of things. So, if anyone I know has their toes in these field I'd love to chat. Or, if anyone just would like to chat about any of these fields, I'm always happy to talk shop.
Here's the flip through of one of my sketchbooks from last year that I forgot to post earlier. Better late than never, right? Right.
I'm hoping to do a whole series of jackalope variations. For now, I present the glorious jackalope Megaloceros giganteus.
This species of jackalope had the largest antlers of any jackalope. It lived during the Pleistocene and where it could be found grazing across northern Eurasia in grasslands and tundra.