Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More Bar Car portraits


Two more portraits of employees of my neighborhood bar.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dune

Another recent commission for a fan of Frank Herbert's DUNE.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Redux


For a retirement gift to himself, a client commissioned me to create a new version of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover by The Beatles. With a couple of exceptions, he chose the personages.

Pictured are:

1. Godzilla 2. Beany 3. Cecil 4. Jean Shepherd 5. Charles Dickens 6. Thomas Jefferson 7. Barack Obama 8. Franklin Roosevelt 9. Abraham Lincoln 10. Langston Hughes 11. Toni Morrison 12. Emily Dickinson 13. Robby the Robot 14. Mars Attacks! 15. Invasion of the Saucer Men 16. Robert Oppenheimer 17. Don Bosco 18. Dracula 19. Batman 20. Frankenstein's Monster 21. Zacherley 22.  Tim O' Brien 23. Dorothy Day 24. Mark Twain 25. Edgar Allan Poe 26. Steve Ditko 27. Spider-Man 28. Jack Kirby 29.Captain America 30. Human Torch 31. Frederic Wertham 32. Pope Francis 33. Jesus Christ 34. Santa Claus 35. M.C. Gaines 36. John Lennon 37. Ringo Starr 38. Paul McCartney 39. George Harrison 40. Truman Capote. 41. Green Lantern 42. Ringo Starr 43. John Lennon 44. George Harrison 45. Paul McCartney 46. Walt Disney 47. Mickey Mouse 48. Freddy Krueger 49. Bob Dylan 50. Wonder Woman

The original art is 21" x 21", watercolor and ink.

Note: The original album cover has Sgt. Pepper's spelled without an apostrophe.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Colorful History: Eisenhower



To celebrate Memorial Day, Pop Culture Classroom (the nonprofit that organizes Denver Comic Con), hired me to write, color, and letter a four-page comics story about President Dwight Eisenhower. The pencils are by Billy Tucci, who is best known for Shi, the nineties-era "bad girl" comic, and Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion for DC Comics. This is the first time I've ever written a comic book for someone other than myself, so it was most interesting to see how my script was interpreted. To download a PDF of this story, the original script and layouts, or a teacher's guide, please visit:






Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Bar Car Mural

Here on top is my original drawing that the owner of The Bar Car commissioned me to draw as the basis for a new mural on the side of the building...and beneath it the muralist's interpretation of it.

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.