Friday, September 03, 2010

How To Be Creative

Here's a good article about creativity which aligns pretty closely with my own feelings about making art. It's good stuff.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Comic-Con: Schedule

Here are the events and panels I'm planning to attend. If anyone wants to meet up, here's where I'll be.

Comic-Con: Schedule @ San Diego, CA

Comic-Con 2010!

Hey everybody! Who's going to be at Comic-Con? I'm looking forward to meeting lots of people and having a great time in San Diego. Once again, I don't have a booth this year,(but I'm looking for somebody to split a booth with next year). I'll be roaming the floor with my Much the Miller's Son T-shirt on, so if you see me, stop me and say hello!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Thomas Perkins

Thomas Perkins is the Emmy-winning character designer for Ben 10. He's been around for a long time and done some high-profile work. My favorite thing he's done is The Screed Patrol, a series of sketchbook drawings that evoke whole worlds of alien adventure. There's a clear Jack Kirby influence along with inspiration from African masks, Neolithic stone carvings and Australian Aboriginal art. All with a cartoony appeal. Check out his blog here:

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Atlas & Axis

While on the subject of breathtaking color cartoons, check out:


I wish I could color my comics like this. Check out this blog by one of the creators, a former production designer for Disney who now teaches in the Far East. There's a treasure trove of unbelievable art there!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Abominable Charles Christopher

Do yourself a favor and check out this incredible web comic! The Abominable Charles Christopher

Jon Bauer

A turn of the century Swedish illustrator who was clearly an influence on Brian Froud and Jim Henson. His style is reminiscent of Kay Nielsen and Arthur Rackham. What gorgeous monsters!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Deadwood: Great show? or the GREATEST SHOW EVER?

God, how I love this show. Everything about it is absolutely brilliant. The dialogue is a joy. I haven't heard such musical profanity in all my life. Every character is perfectly cast. I get a smile on my face every time Trixie, Jane or Al shows up. It's fascinating to watch the web of relationships among the different characters and how allegiances shift. The theme of community evolving from chaos is well represented and has a philosophical depth that surprises me.

I'm finally coming to the end of season 3. I know the series is almost over and I'm sad to see it go. I hope it has a better ending than Carnivale at least. Damn you HBO.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Chuck Jones

Maybe it's not as obvious these days, but Chuck Jones was a huge inspiration growing up. He's very much responsible for forming my sense of humor.