Monday, April 24, 2017

The Bar Car Bartenders

Jeremy Matzke, the owner of my favor watering hole, The Bar Car, commissioned me to create portraits of him and his employees that will be displayed on "digital picture frames" hanging in the bar.







Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Secret Title Action Movie Poster

This is a pre-production poster for a movie whose title I cannot yet reveal, due to the project not being formally announce. Acrylics, 30" x 22"

Taskmaster, Batman versus Evil Captain Kirk

A couple of commissions I did in 2016. This year marks the 50th anniversary of both Star Trek and the Batman TV show, and the client wanted separate commissions of Star Trek and Batman, so I hit upon the idea of illustrating a TV Guide from a parallel universe where each of those shows went beyond three seasons and had a crossover in the fourth.

The other commission is Taskmaster, a Marvel villain.

13th Night

This past summer I co-wrote (with Stephen Graham Jones), penciled, inked, colored, and lettered 13th Night, a comic about Shakespeare's "First Folio", the first complete collection of The Bard's plays ever printed. Without the First Folio about half of his plays would be unknown to us, plays such as Macbeth, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest. This comic was created for the University of Colorado at Boulder's exhibition of the touring First Folio making its way across all fifty states. As it was a non-profit venture (for the University, anyway), and the book is not for sale, I am posting the book in its entirety. Enjoy.





























Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kenko Extra-Krazy Katnip

Hypothetical branding for hypothetical catnip company, Kenko.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Professor Chronicles Books 1 and 2



Illustration and design I created for The Professor Chronicles, a book series by R. Igor Gamow.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Equinox at the Alamo with Dennis Muren


Above is a poster I've created for the following event at the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado taking place on December 12, 2015. Everyone who buys a ticket to the show will receive a print of my poster for free!


From the Alamo Drafthouse: Littleton website, text by Walter Chaw:

(https://drafthouse.com/denver/show/equinox-double-feature-with-dennis-muren)

THE EQUINOX … A JOURNEY INTO THE SUPERNATURAL is a $6500 marvel. An early project from ILM wizard Dennis Muren, it’s a key influence on THE EVIL DEAD, and conjures images that prefigure later Muren magic like the bat-winged beast in DRAGONSLAYER and RETURN OF THE JEDI’s Rancor Pit sequence. Moreover, Muren’s “little monster movie that could” exemplifies how skill, persistence, and a genuine love for genre can sometimes generate a legendary product.

Citing Willis O’Brien’s KING KONG, Don Siegel's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, and classic genre 'zine FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND as chief inspirations, the teenage Muren shot his no-budget creature feature with a team of young effects artists, then sold it to Hollywood producer Jack H. Harris (THE BLOB, DARK STAR). The enterprising Harris re-cut the film (carefully keeping Muren & Co.’s imaginative monsters), added a villain, shortened the title to EQUINOX, and released it nationwide. The space between the two versions tells a fascinating story of ingenuity and passion, and the breathless leap from backyard filmmaking to commercial distribution in the grindhouse era.

In association with The Criterion Collection, we’re proud to present both versions of this landmark film with nine-time Oscar-winner Dennis Muren in attendance. We'll also screen PONDWING, writer-director Brock DeShane's short ode to one memorable shot in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Dennis and Brock, who collaborated on Criterion’s restoration of EQUINOX, will participate in a Q&A and hang out for a signing during intermission. Join us as we talk EQUINOX, the art of visual effects, and the ongoing STAR WARS saga with one of the guys who was there from the very beginning.