Saturday, June 28, 2014

Run by the Gun

I just completed this illustration for the indie comic book series Run by the Gun of the character "Jonah". It's being featured right now on the music website, and the article there says:

The Run By The Gun series chronicles the lives of the members of a band and the New York/Eastcoast hardcore, punk & metal scenes. Creators Rey Miranda and Zambia Greene even released music to go with the comic books! Greene says:

"It is the music of the band. It is also the soundtrack to the project. I’d personally like to call it the music of early-gentrifying north Brooklyn. It comes from being in a broiling city on the edge of the water, and motivated by the punk / hardcore scene of the late 1990's and the bands that populated that particular place and time". (...)"Our characters are mostly clueless, but they come by it honestly. They’re people, just like us, and they’re trying. Trying to understand, trying to figure it all out. They’re in the midst of setting lofty goals for their young selves while grappling with the urgencies of real life and important questions. Where are you going to go? What are you going to do? WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?"

You can download the first issue for free HERE and you can purchase the second one right HERE.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mystery of the Lemon Tentacle

I had to research and write science comics all day; I needed a warm-up/cool-down drawing just so that I could say I drew today.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jobs With Justice

 A few years ago I did a poster and tee shirt for Jobs With Justice, an organization that fights for workers' rights. To stress the heroic nature of the everyday laborer, I chose the ubiquitous "worm's eye" perspective used for superhero images. The rainbow background for the one image is an obvious nod to Superfriends. Oh, and I also designed the logo, too. (There are only so many ways you can use the Colorado flag, though.) I love the Judas Priest logo so I used a copycat font for the "tour" tee shirt. If I remember correctly, all the cities on the back of the tour shirt are the local chapters of Jobs With Justice, and their delegates held a summit in Detroit. The face of the nurse holding the baby has that awkward, "Take your stupid photo so I can give this baby back to her mom" look to it.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Death of Durga

Yet another page from that still-in-progress graphic novel of mine, The Yesterday After All This Time.

The Adventures of Mr. Tompkins

For the past five years I've been co-writing, illustrating, and designing the educational science comic book series The Adventures of Mr. Tompkins. Here are some highlights.


A design I recently created for an electronics product/toy.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


I'm a huge fan of the original James Bond novels by Ian Fleming. They're the first adult books I ever read, starting back in second grade. I'm one of those annoying people who keeps saying, "I wish the Bond film producers would just re-adapt the novels, since many of them only ever utilized the titles, scrapping the plot itself." Really, I always say this, mainly to unsuspecting passersby who give me a disgusted look and run away.

So...I wanted to draw a scene from one of the novels that was never included in any of the films. This is the climactic battle of Bond vs. Blofeld beside a bubbling mud pit from the end of You Only Live Twice, the penultimate Bond novel by Fleming. Some day I'll get around to coloring it, but for now it's just black and white.