I made some album artwork recently for the sci-fi-surf-rock band Aloha Screwdriver. Their new EP is called "Above Snakes" and they were open to any interpretation of that. There's an undertone of western grit on this record and I thought maybe a traveling snake oil salesman theme might work. Then, for some reason, I got the idea that it should be in three dee.
had the Brother SE400 sewing/embroidery machine sitting in my Amazon "Save For Later" list for a long time. I've always loved patches and I've even designed a few myself, but I thought maybe someday it would be great to just make one or two
'm happy to introduce my first collaboration with San Francisco's favorite vintage pin shop, "Oriental Art Gallery". Proprietor Su Lee was very excited to learn that I design pins and suggested a special Quan Yin pin for the shop.
2016 is just about over, so it's time for another installment of my "Year In Pics". I'm changing the name to "Things I Did" because that feels more productive. There are lots of things that I did that didn't make the cut. Thanks to all of my friends and family that made this year extra interesting.
I recently finished this custom-painted Kidrobot Munny figure inspired by my favorite Sesame Street muppet, "Mr. Johnson". He was the continually-disgruntled customer at Grover's diner. Grover, as an overworked waiter, would mess up his order every time and Mr. Johnson would be left brimming with disappointment.
I've been working on some comics under the title, ABSURDUM. The first story is called "Companionship" and the plan was to tell it in three parts. However, I would like to keep going with it, so stay tuned for that. I've been posting my comics on Patreon,a site that let's people support artists at a monthly donation of their choosing.
Wren is coping with a degenerative spinal condition so Make-A-Wish partnered with Manifold to throw a mermaid themed block party!
Sensel commissioned me to create artwork for the reception area of their office. They liked my octopus drawings and requested one that would work with their colors...
I've got artwork in a P-Funk show in LA! If you can get to Meltdown Comics sometime between July 29th and August 7th, you're in for a treat. Dozens of artists created tributes to their favorite Parliment/Funkadelic records.
I was reading about the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 in San Francisco and learned about celebrity-pet, Francis the Terrier. He became a symbol of rebirth and hope when he emerged from the rubble of the St. Francis Hotel five days after the disaster...
Here's a brief step-by-step post that shows my process in making a thermal-reactive pinback button.
One of my favorite things about contract illustration is that I never know what kind of job will pop up next. Sometimes it's a giant mural in a workshop full of creative geniuses. Sometimes it's a tshirt for a robotics company. This time around, it was a series of comic strips about the history of a native California bush.
I'm starting a brand new series of posts that describe how I work in Illustrator. Vector drawing programs like Illustrator allow you to create technically accurate lines and curves, flexible shapes, and digital artwork that's not dependent on pixel resolution.
I use the same handful of programs everyday to help make artwork on my computer. Here's a list of some of my must trusted applications and shortcuts.
'm happy to announce that I'll be showing with artist Michael Wertz at Mule Gallery in San Francisco's historic North Beach neighborhood. I'm a big fan of Mule, North Beach, and Michael Wertz, so I'm very excited. The show runs from Jan 20th through Feb 26th (appt. only) with a public reception on February 5th, 6-9pm. Please come and enjoy North Beach's "First Fridays" art walk.