Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Work

So I've been working when I can in my free time, on a project for a story my cousin Marlin wrote. This is the first finished piece so far. I am hoping that after the wedding happens and after we have a place to live and find ourselves moved in, I will have a bit more of my time freed up and not tied up with planning for the next month or so.


Tuesday, December 09, 2008

similar sentiment

So it is not very often that I receive a piece of advice that is pretty universal, however lately I have discovered one such thought. It's been a busy past two weeks or so, a trip to Alabama for thanksgiving and work on wedding invitations like it's a second job. But as I prepare people ask me the question that inspired this comic. From my understanding now it seems as if everyone contemplates eloping, now I understand!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

if : wise

This was a small drawing I conjured up for this week's if entry. I haven't drawn an old face with so many lines in it before. It was really a pretty fun time, though now I'm thinking that it could make a fun print as well!


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Voting day!

Hey everyone,

It's voting day! If you went and voted today I hope it went well without a very long line. If you are still in the mood for voting and want something with no line, check out my recent entry at foldees. It's a little design I submitted for their Christmas card contest. You have to create a user name for the website but it's worth it. If you vote for all 58 entries at the end you get a free card to send anywhere to anyone! How great! It's really pretty easy. Just head to foldees and click on the 'wanted' link on the right side of the website. And pow, you can vote some more! So there you go, enjoy what's left of Tuesday!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This one went to market....

Hey everybody, Happy Tuesday. It's been an alright day. A few weeks ago I sketched this guy. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out so I scanned for a posting n a rainy day and today was just that. Also a little snowy. (chagrin)


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The invisible hands of capitalism??

Hello everyone,

This past week has been a productive one for me. I started work on this puppy. I carved my block last Wednesday, and printed it Sunday afternoon. But I didn't stop there. the image itself is loosely based on a manticore. I started with that in mind and ended up with more of a man-spider. Anyway, it's maniacal and fun---for everyone! the block is printed on some pages from an old shorthand writer's manual. For a long time I've been wanting to create a series of prints, so that I'd actually have some artwork to sell. Its taken me some time and preparation but I think I've finally reached that point! I've opened an Etsy shop, so fresh it still has the fresh Etsy smell! And on it I have listed the print I just made. This color set is available in a limited edition of 15. Once they are sold that's it, no more. So if you're interested check it out--

Manticore Listing


Monday, October 06, 2008

if : sugary

Hey everyone! I managed to make a post for this week, woot! For what it is, I'm pretty satisfied! If I cleaned up the lines a bit I bet it'd make a fun t-shirt.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Boss Mode

So I just discovered the site 8bitpeoples and through it I found a listing of upcoming shows. (as if my interest in chiptune wasn't already growing) Sadly I missed a few by nullsleep that happened just last week. It was a busy week so maybe for the best. But then I saw this. October 18th : Philadelphia. This moves to the top of my list of 'stuff I want to do' Seriously. RADTASTIC!

Tuesday it up folks!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Print

So I've been working on a new print and this is how it looks,

I've got one more in the works, then we'll see where it goes from there. In other news the comic thing is back on so to speak, but it may be a long time until you see anything, if I'm mounting a return I want to do it up right...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

big things ahead!

Well the trip to Ithaca was simply gorgeous. For those of you who have never been there, I highly recommend it. There is so much to do and see. A good city for exploring and also lots of nature and trails and gorges to hike and experience. Definitely a good time! Of course I was not bored on vacation! I got in plenty of time to read some wonderful books, as well as play some fantastic board games. But perhaps what I enjoyed most was taking some time to draw and carve blocks for printing! I figured I'd print when I returned but discovered that I had paper after all, beautiful paper. So I made this:

Not only that, I managed to return home, spend an additional weekend of relaxing and gaming and even some website updating! Be sure to check it out, There's some of my more recent pieces up there now, including this brand new piece which may be one of my favorites.

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, August 18, 2008

A good read and a good listen

A little over a month ago I came across mention of a book by Barbara Kingsolver titled Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. You can read a little more about it here The book is about a year her family spent eating their food almost entirely from their land or county. The book is both humorous at parts and incredibly informative. I'm left with a desire to learn the arts of canning and to achieve a greater ability at gardening. I've wanted to raise my own plants for a while and I finally feel like I'm reaching a point in my life where I might be able to do just that, at least on a small scale. This is a book I highly recommend. I went to the bookstore about a month ago and leafed through it. It grabbed me right away and it has been a 15 dollar purchase well spent. It's loaded with tips and seasonal recipes, how very exciting!

The second interesting item is an artist to listen to if you find yourself in the mood for something mellow. Autumn is quickly approaching and with it but before it goes the end of summer brings a few more quiet and gentle evenings. In my opinion the music of Inara George fits well. Her soft serenades and lush musical arrangements by Van Dyke Parks from her newest album just seem to fit the bill. I heard about her through two podcasts I listen to weekly. Hers is an album I definitely want to get sometime soon!

Have a happy week, I'll be chilling at New York's beautiful finger lakes until Thursday!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

So I'm a little late getting these up but here some photos from the art show that Mackenzie Martin and I had at Cafe Beracah in Lebanon, PA last month. We took the show down about two weeks ago now. It was part of the first friday art walk, even though it was really the second friday due to the holiday. There were quite a few people who came in and looked around. So if you saw it thanks for stopping in, hopefully there will be more shows to report!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

if : canned

For this week's illo friday all I could think of was the tiny fish in cans. This comic was pretty much straight from my adventures abroad. One day I had no idea what kind of pizza I was ordering and ECCO! little tiny canned fish!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

if : sour

Wow, Two posts on Tuesday! A good week for teh intarwebz? Anyway, this week's illo friday topic is 'sour' This was something I was already working on and figured it would fit, because you'd never know it but things are pretty sour between the salt and pepper. Which one is the favorite??


Seriously? Worth checking out!

What's worth checking out? Ratatat's new album, which I just downloaded for 8 bucks. That's not much for such quality tunes. Dig it. It's killer.


Monday, June 30, 2008


Hello hello!
This week brings with it many things to keep me busy! This past month has namely been filled with work for an upcoming joint show with Mackenzie Martin for the Lebanon art walk,which is not happening this month until the 11th, as first friday is a holiday. Hopefully I can get some pictures from the installation/opening. Expect to see them here. In the meantime, I encountered some pretty awesome chiptune websites. The first one is micromusic where you can download lots of sweet tunes. Some days I really get in the mood for chiptune, this site is always a nice to place to head for those moments. And then there was yesterday, when I found the artist Nullsleep Not only is his music worth listening to, with complex and intricate melodies derived from NES and Gameboy sound components, so are his other ventures into creativity, namely his New York ROMSCAPES. Seriously...awesome.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wooed by the Devil....

So I was going to write up a little post about our new kitten and how it is waterproof. It was climbing onto the kitchen table and, despite copious amounts of water flung via my hand from a mug of water, it remained curious and not even remotely bothered! Clearly this kitten must be genetically engineered. Perhaps we are looking at a new stage of kitten evolution. Even worse than antibiotic-resistant bacteria are waterproof kitties. Seriously, option two would be that the cat is not a physical entity, but merely some sort of astral projection. Either way I WAS going to write that both options mean that the kitten is most likely the vessel for the Antichrist, or, if nothing else, the Antichrist's freak hell cat pet thing. So then I was going to photograph the cat with my camera phone and then photoshop seven-ten other heads onto it. Probably give it red eyes, basically...the works. This of course, would be an accurate image of what the cat will one day become. So I sat Takun down for a photo shoot and just could not bring myself to photoshop it, it's TOO CUTE! Clearly it's Antichristical (yeah I know I made that word up, but use it a few times and you'll want it to be a real word too) kitten, it even causes my snarky photoshoping abilities and desires to turn to butter before it. So just um, watch out. I'll be watching for when it grow that second head, THEN we'll see if it's too cute to photoshop then! Meh.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wow it has been a long while hasn't it?

Hello everyone! What a busy past month it has been! Exciting things are underway, in many areas of my life, including working on planning for a wedding in January! I did the designs for our cards and they look pretty great, though now we have to cut them all out. '~' Ah but let's see, in the realm of art I know I want to illustrate children's books and I've been working on some projects lately that aren't computer based. Though I know what I am doing there, I just feel like there is something to doing it all by hand. I completed this piece a little while ago but am very, very pleased by the turn out. Right now I'm sketching and trying to work on what comes next. The idea will come, I just need to plug away at it for a while.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

if : wide

Oh it's been so long since I put anything up for if and just as long since I put anything up on my blog! Dear goodness, I haven't fallen off of the earth though dear friends, but a lot of the stuff I have done isn't digital, meaning I need to actually take some time scanning and whatnot to get it all gussied up and presentable!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

if : homage

Here is my homage to Daft Punk! They are certainly masters of their craft. Discovery is one of my most listened to albums, and their Live album is quickly on its way up there too. Mix on!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Here's a little something new that I've been working on for a while. Just wanted to try something a little more loose and definitely pleased with the results!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Here was an idea I had yesterday. I liked it, sketched it, and whipped this up. What do you think? Could it be a worthy t-shirt? Also I'm really becoming a fan of a weekly art update of something or other, maybe not a comic but just something I did. What do you think? I'll be aiming for a comic next week, I had another project on my plate which is taking my time right now! '~'

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

if : multiple

Hey everybody, here's my if post for the week. I took the idea from the Wikipedia article on Dopplegangers :

"Abraham Lincoln

Carl Sandburg's biography contains the following:
A queer dream or illusion had haunted Lincoln at times through the winter. On the evening of his election he had thrown himself on one of the haircloth sofas at home, just after the first telegrams of November 6 had told him he was elected President, and looking into a bureau mirror across the room he saw himself full length, but with two faces.
It bothered him; he got up; the illusion vanished; but when he lay down again there in the glass again were two faces, one paler than the other. He got up again, mixed in the election excitement, forgot about it; but it came back, and haunted him. He told his wife about it; she worried too.
A few days later he tried it once more and the illusion of the two faces again registered to his eyes. But that was the last; the ghost since then wouldn't come back, he told his wife, who said it was a sign he would be elected to a second term, and the death pallor of one face meant he wouldn't live through his second term."

Also, big changes over at my website. You should check it out.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Hey everybody, it's a new comic! This is my theory on blind spots on trucks. Though I suppose, if the ninja was in your mirror you wouldn't see them anyway...hmm.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hey everyone,

I came across this yesterday. Definitely an interesting mix here. I'm not sure what else to say beyond the fact that I'd say it's worth a listen. In my opinion, a worthy tribute.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

if : plain

This guy is hardly noticeable, he's so plain looking... glad I got somethign up this week, almost thought I wouldn't.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Here's a new idea I had. A single self-contained strip O comics. I want to try to get a few up in the next couple of weeks to see which route I like better, story installment each week or something more like this. Check back and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

if : soar

Here's something I whipped up back in April. Wow, I actually had something that went with this week's theme that I did previously! Big news this week, moving, starting a new job and beginning a new year! This week holds big things and I was glad to be able to participate without too much work this time around. Also I have a website you should all check out : Under the "downloads" link there are free cell phone wallpapers I made too! Happy New Year!