Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Deer and Squirrel! (Or a whole lot going on!)

I am really busy painting at the moment and I have a lot of exciting projects in the works but it will be a while before I can show any of it (next year) so in the meantime, a couple more cool paintings from Little Red Bat. I love the pose of red in the deer one, but she is very tiny...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Video From Yellowstone and Glacier

Here is a video Troy took of our trip. Pictures here:

Here I am by a bronze elk ouside of the National Wildlife Art Gallery. Behind me is the National Elk Refuge. It kind of looks like a fake background.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Comic Side Projects: 12-Way with Cheese

In honor of 12-Way with Cheese being released, I thought I would show how differently things started.

As I said, I have worked on this story concept for YEARS and could not get it to gel.

Below here is the first attempt...

 After I kept sketching and working on the story, I realized the art was totally in the wrong direction. As a result, I worked on new more cartoony concepts as seen to the left here. I even had a whole manuscript with a different story I tossed.

This is the final result:

So, stay tuned now that the book is out for upcoming signings and events. There was even just an article about the book in CityBeat. Check it out!

I should also mention we just had a blurb in Imagine FX as well!

Speaking of anthologies, I am also in Allen Freeman's latest Slam Bang comic anthology lampooning fast food. See my contribution here!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Meeting Donna Love

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Montana, Yellowstone, Tetons, Jackson Hole and Glacier Park. While out west, I got to meet Donna Love. She wrote the delightful text for Henry the Impatient Heron and we are now working on a cool new book project together.

Here we are at the Loon and Fish Festival to sign books. I will post more images soon!

Below, Troy and I encounter the wildlife in Glacier Park. Donna has a cool book about Glacier Park coming out soon. I will do a post when it is out!