Saturday, April 21, 2012


Here's the lobby poster for the exhibit. It was designed by Sac State graphic design student Lisa Lam. Thanks Lisa!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

cover art done

Minus a few details, here is the cover for volume 1 of Yarns.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

almost final paint

All but a few flatted. And then the fun (and surprisingly quick) process of pulling up highlights begins. As you can see, I couldn't wait on a couple and just jumped in with the lighter paint to give depth. Almost there.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Yarns Exhibition, April 25–May 18

Yarns will be making its debut this month at Sacramento State University near the end of April. We're all excited to see this collaboration come to fruition. The reception for the show is on May 2nd, 6pm–8pm in the University Union Gallery. Come out and meet the artists, see the making of the book, and secure your very own limited edition of Yarns. For more info, go to

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sneak Peak

Here's a little preview of my colorized story. On this page, the grandpa offers his version of why the horse and cow are no longer friends.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Poster Concept 1

Swinging into action!

Digger Jones: Adventurer!
(With nod to Amazing Fantasy #15.)

After this story, I am now dreaming of inking leaves and bushes in my sleep! Yikes!

This will be the cover art for front of the postcards and the poster.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm the Caboose

Okay, I'm bringing up the rear as we close in on our final deliverable. Here's a sample of my “pencils” (actually they're a mix of ink and a motley patchwork of tracing paper and scotch tape). I love the hands-on feel of “Frankensteining” the composition in analog. Right now I’m moving into the inking phase. That actually goes fast for me. I scan these sample pages in, convert them to light bluelines, output them on Clearprint vellum, then ink directly on them. Then I'll rescan them RGB and blast out the bluelines in P-shop (Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation: Activate the blue and cyan channels and crank the Lightness slider to 100) and I'm ready to flat and paint. Colorizing will happen in bulk (and earnest) this week. I'm pretty excited about the story, though. It ended up being 18 pages. Phew!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Yaga Sample Shady

Just a quick post of one of my shaded pages. This page is one of the more dialogue-heavy pages, so the backgrounds are quite simple. Maybe a little too simple, but ah well.

Title Design

I didn't think I'd have time to do so, but since we had a little time extension I took the opportunity to use the put together a little logo title.

Spread Page

Here is pages 3 & 4, the only open spread page of the story.

Originally a 1- page sequence, (the director side of me) decided to push more of the travel panels by streching them across 2 pages in wide panels...and keeping the original amount of dialog.

Side note: These pages longer than planned due to locking down the logo design.

But worth it I think! ;)