Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014 Hello Infinite Red Panda

It's been a long year and now it's a step away from being over. I have had a good year, I've been lucky to have no lack of work, exhibited at some fantastic festivals, illustrated some great books, and made some awesome comics and silkscreen books.

I've been fortunate. 

Not everyone has. It's been a rough year for many and tragic one for too many. Let's hope and make 2015 a better year.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Guts & Glory: Civil War is out! (buy it...)

I've been pushing pencils and brushing ink on the second book in the Little Brown "Guts & Glory: Vikings" series (and already have sketched the cover for the 3rd!) when I found out that "Guts & Glory: Civil War" is available to be purchased. I had a blast drawing this book. It combined more than a few of my favorite things- History, Accuracy, Action! I love illustrating history as exciting/terrifying and as closely to how it actually was that I can... and this book let me do so!

Ben Thompson is a terrific writer to illustrate for. He's understands that history and non-fiction is exciting and is often done an incredible disservice by how it's taught and presented in textbooks. I wish I had more time and couple of extra arms to illustrate every cool or surprising moment that he describes! I've done a lot of American Civil War illustrations and Comics and when this book came up I was wondering if I was burnt out on the subject (A few articles and sites have said I'm Civil War Buff- I am not. History Buff, yes. Civil Rights Buff, yes. Civil War has a lot to do with those) Thompson's text was so much fun and enjoyable without downplaying the severity of war that I was excited to draw the Grey and Blue all over again!

So please purchase it! I promise you will learn more than a few things new about the Civil War!

•The Illustration above is the 1st Louisianan Special Battalion "Wheat's Tigers"
•The Illustration below is of the CSS Hunley- the Confederate Submarine and my favorite thing to have drawn in the book!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Degenerate Art Fair

I'll be exhibiting this upcoming weekend at the Degenerate Craft Fair in Manhattan for the first time this year. I"ll be selling my comics, handmade books, and silkscreen prints and textiles. It should be a lot of fun and I look forward to exhibiting.

The particulars are below


The DCTV Firehouse
87 Lafayette Street
Between Walker Street and White Street
6/N/Q/R/J to Canal Street
Opening night reception from 6 pm - 9 pm
Featuring music and free beer!

December 6th: 12 pm - 9 pm
December 7th: 11 am - 6 pm
First 50 guests get a free tote of goodies!

The image above is one of the post-it's a I painted for the Giant Robot Post-it show