19 January 2012

Sketchbook project

I just completed my sketchbook for the sketchbook project. As you can see by the cover my theme was "I remember you." I decided to make it into a comic strip book chronicling the many rejections I received from women over the years. In order to see the content you'll have to wait until it is visible on the website or in the tour starting in April.

Please let me know if I can see your sketchbook. Drop me a note!

09 January 2012

Marriage Advice.

There is a story behind this one, bare with me or you really won't get it. On their wedding day my friends, Scott and Tracie, provided a book for the guests to write marriage advice. This October is their tenth anniversary so Tracie recently looked thought it and stumbled on this comic. I had forgotten that I had drawn it for them until Tracie showed it to me this past Sunday...

Now the story behind the punchline: During Tracie's weekend bachelorette getaway in a quaint cabin located at Nockamixon State Park, her soon-to-be husband Scott, myself and another friend, Michael traveled up for a surprise/prankly visit. To make a long story short we proceeded to scare Tracie silly by having Scott pop out of the woods dressed in a complete BigFoot outfit (one I still own to this day). The result was Tracie losing her mind, jumping on Scott and pretty much beating him up. It was kind of awesome. We have it all on tape.

After a nice letter explaining any marriage advice that I (as a single person at the time) could give, I drew them this comic...

I had my phone number listed for Scott which I blotted out for the post.

05 January 2012

Craft and Cook spread

For the past year or so I have been the illustrator of Highlights High Five's monthly craft and cook spread. One thing that I have discovered while working on these is that it is deceivingly hard to draw someone pouring something. Most of the time I find myself acting out the action in a mirror or googling an action online but photos like that are hard to come by. Also, with drawing these steps I found that I was drawing lots and lots of bowls, spoons, and measuring cups which brings up an interesting point: Why is it that the things that we look at every single day are the most difficult to draw? Cartoonist Chris Ware said he draws an everyday object everyday which I think is a wonderful habit to get into.

 Anyway, posted here are some of the many craft and cooking steps I have drawn...