Monday, February 28, 2011

Afterworks Preview IV
Dropping into a comic store near you this Summer...

0 days.

Friday, February 18, 2011

CHADES CHALLENGE XLIV:
BEWARE OF FALLING ICICLES



Vi and I collaborated this week. That is to say, I stole his awesome design. Vi's design below reminded me of Donkey Kong, perched on his lofty ledge, waiting to bombard unsuspecting climbers; so I illustrated him like an 8-bit boss launching into the air for a rad ice attack.

If you have any illustrations of your own, let me know and I'll post them below. Everyone is welcome to participate! If you didn't have time this week, you can join us March 4th for:

CHADES CHALLENGE XLV:
INTERSTELLAR TYRANTS





9 days...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Doodle and an "I Do"dle


You've got to love restaurants with paper tablecloths to draw on. Before long, Hil and I had riddled the table with doodles. This is probably the only post-appropriate of the bunch.

This guy was doodled at Flora, a restaurant across the street from the Fox Theater in Oakland. If you go, you've got to have the Death in the Afternoon cocktail (not truly an afternoon-exclusive menu item at all, apparently).

We followed our dinner up with one of my favorite bands, The Decemberists. The highlight of the evening was probably when Colin Meloy revealed that their drummer is an ordained minister and asked if anyone in the audience wanted to get married.



The couple gave their vows, were announced man and wife, and The Decemberists went on to play a medley of popular wedding reception songs. It just doesn't get more Valentine's Dayish than spontaneous marriage.

12 days...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

This may just be my sweetest piece of art yet. My girlfriend, Hilary, has a character she likes to draw, which I call Mick Jagger Mouse (long story). For Valentine's Day, I gave her these Mick Jagger Mouse M&Ms. They melt in your heart, not in your hands.


She gave me a way cooler gift, this wooden watch! I love anything that looks like it came from the Nature Company Store (remember those?), so this was right up my alley.


What did your loved ones give you for Valentine's Day? If you're single, what did you light on fire today?

14 days...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

It's no Hollywood Blvd Star...
...frankly, it's better! I mean, who wants their name and handprint slept on by a coked-up hooker, right? New cement was being laid down here at Pixar last week, and the employees were invited to leave a permanent mark on the studio.


After debating weather to do a hand-print or a full-face plunge, I thought it only appropriate to draw Micro Rex from last December's gallery show. He may never make it into a feature film, but now he'll always have a place at Pixar!

20 days...

Friday, February 04, 2011

CHADES CHALLENGE XLIII:
WINTER WOLFMEN OF WESTEROS

If you have any wolfman designs of your own, let me know and I'll post them below. Everyone is welcome to participate! If you didn't have time this week, you can join us February 18th for Chades Challenge XLIV: "Beware of falling icicles."







23 days...

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

My First Faculty Box

First day of teaching at the Academy of Art University in the city. Great group of students, I can't wait to crush their souls.

25 days...