“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WOLF & WOUND_sketch


Trees inspired by (read: stolen from) the great BILL WATTERSON - a personal hero of mine. Have a safe Thanksgiving, everyone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

MESSAGES_sketch



6x8" sketchbooks are a pain to draw in. I am this close to abandoning this thing - 4 drawings in. Heh.

Anyway, this one's done in technical pen instead of the usual brush pen.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[**EDIT: I was genuinely unhappy with the technical pen inked version - it just had bad composition and lack of focus. So I redrew it using the brush pen and here it is. Besides, I like *this* girl more and the narrative on this new one better. Ah, the growing pains of a new sketchbook.]

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

FLAPPER & FROG_sketch


A talking frog. Nothing new.

MIME_sketch


Started a new sketchbook - which I am FORCING myself to finish, cover to cover. Never done that before. Here's one of the images in it and it isn't as refined as the 90 minute stuff, but that's hardly the point of a sketchbook, is it?

Okay - more later.

Monday, November 10, 2008

TETSUO FOR ANDRE_90 minutes


Once upon a time a good guy and a brilliant illustrator named ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ bought an original IMAGE from me.

He was kind, cordial, and prompt. He was never rude, never impatient and had nothing but complimentary things to say about the work on my blog. When he followed up on the status of his purchase, he was wholly understanding and his notes were devoid of the profanities which I deserved. A dozen months pass and after many, many e-mails back and forth, the aforementioned piece of artwork still hasn't been sent off to this accommodating man.

Yes. I am a scumbag. I am the dirt under a degenerate's fingernails. I am the cankerous detritus that promised Andre that his image would get to him by his birthday a year later.


This image is for him; it's a small token and a request for forgiveness for taking F*CKING forever in getting the original to him, as well as a heart-felt "Thank You." for waiting as long as he has.

My apologies, Andre. Your patience is zen-like. This, along with Kaneda, is on its way.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"THE GREATEST TRICK..."_90 minutes


This one's inspired by a conversation a few days back. You know the saying, yeah?

On another note: JOSH FLANAGAN of iFANBOY.COM was kind enough to interview this old hermit HERE. Click the link if you care to listen. Thanks to Josh for the opportunity and for his patient insight. I am truly unworthy of the attention. iFanboy is a great website which would have done me an invaluable service back when I was still collecting comics - I'm now a new fan of their show(s) and hijinx. Visit their site often.

Oh, the nudity of this image has nothing to do with the interview. I just thought it'd catch your attention. Pervs.