Saturday, March 19, 2011


I recently did a presentation to the junior illustrators at the University of the Arts, where my good pal Chris Patchell teaches. The presentation began with talking about my studio, schedule and projects, but it also included this image tiling of influences on my work. Some images represent artists I admire, other pieces are about a mood or style that resonates with me so I thought I would share it. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gifts from the Library

I illustrated and designed a promotional package for The Friends of the Boca Raton Library. The events was their 1st Annual Book Festival, a fundraiser to support their local library. It's been one of my favorite jobs in recent months and The Friends were kind enough to send me a packet of samples and a certificate of their their thanks. Looking forward to the 2nd Annual Book Fair!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Addition

Studio set up/ 12" Wacom Cintiq hooked up to my 13" MacBook
In my job as an illustrator and comic book colorist, I work almost exclusively in Photoshop painting digitally. This should make things a little easier.

I received this tablet from an in-house job after some negotiation about the fee for a long job. The number was lower than I would have liked and thought that it couldn't hurt to add some trade in to make it a little more fair. The studio, for whom I worked for over 2 years, was super friendly about it and really willing to help me out. I used this tablet a lot when I worked for them and it's a dream for anyone who works digitally, especially in drawing digitally. The screen is a lot smaller than I'm used to at my home studio, but it's a fair trade off in my mind. Now I've just got to work my way up to the full version!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Tonight, March 4th @6pm, is the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society's second Out to Dry show at Brave New Worlds Comics. A collection of sketches, personal work and printing arts will be up for sale on the walls of Philadelphia's premier comics store. I'll have a collection of studies, sketches, and original drawings created for other illustrations, so if you're in the area come out for a great time and buy some art.