Friday, December 23, 2011

IDIOT ENGINE ep 49:DEATH in Storytelling!

Join me and self-publisher Javier Hernandez as we talk about how Death is used in storytelling. Now, it may sound like a down beat subject, but take my word for it we're absolutely animated! As a matter of fact, I'd say we were Alive about Death! Take a listen... if you DARE!
*note, I couldn't remember the name of a film I referenced that starred Eliot Gould. Well, thanks to the internet I have it, it's called LITTLE MURDERS (1971).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Watching Pro Wrestling Guerrilla live is... Awessssome!

I had a great time at the latest Pro Wrestling Guerrilla live show. The crowd was awesome (I was in it, yeah!) the wrestlers were awesome so ie the show was awesome! Here's a quick drawing of my favorite moment at the show when KEVIN STEEN executed a fall away power slam on Nick Jackson of the YOUNG BUCKS!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Zombie Badge Zero and friends!

Here's a pic of Zombie Badge Zero and friends!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Designing characters doesn't always mean drawing them

I've been designing characters by customizing and remodeling old action figures for a while now. It seemed to come naturally for me since I collect toys and figures anyway. I'll sit at my desk and just look at a toy, watching the light and shadows fall across the sculpt as I move it under my desk lamp. Here's a group shot of some characters in one of my current projects. I know it's not the your typical way to design characters for comics, but you might want to give it a try!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

just a Day Sketch...

Inspired by artist @rvbelzen (on twitter) here's a sketch...It's a day sketch!

Dan Dane the ditch digger danced down the driveway and dwelled on the dynamics of driving his drill down a deep dark dank dent. He's a driven dude!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spending my time wasting it...

I've been spending my extra time experimenting with stop motion film making. Will it help me be a self-publisher? I don't know, but I do know that we don't have all the answers either. Sometimes, doing something that doesn't seem the most practical, is just what the doctor ordered! So, I'm off to take my medicine!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Experimenting with Format!

I'm experimenting with formatting my next project "Widescreen" as I did with Super Monsterama. it's tricky, since I'm more acquainted with traditional comic book "Portrait" format, but that's what makes it so much fun. And if I find that sweet spot, well then I've mastered another "Trick!"

Staggering the gutters makes all the difference in terms of guiding the viewer along the panel grid...It's feeling pretty good to me, tho the text will have to be larger since final size is roughly only 5.25" by 8" ...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Think I just had a Mid-life Crisis!

So I just bought a cool Tinieblas doll that came with an even cooler Tinieblas mask and I had way more fun wearing it than anyone has a right to. Tinieblas is a famous Lucha Libre Masked wrestler I used to watch on AAA wrestling. Does this have anything to do with Art? Nope, so what's the lesson? One does not live on Art alone! Now pardon me while I play with my Tinieblas mask some more!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Warm Up Sketching!

I'm starting a new Supermonster Coloring Book project for an upcoming craft fair, so first up is a Warmup! It's CAP!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Some buddies gave me a pad of watercolor paper, so I went ahead and had a little fun with ink wash and a little red acrylic paint AND some photoshop adjusting of colors. I don't use watercolor paper much, so this was a great way to become acquainted with a new friend! Hiya Watercolor paper, nice to meet you!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I make lots of omelettes, LOTS of omelettes. And like most anything one does you can find an Art to it. Sure, most times I just crank 'em out and shovel 'em down, but sometimes I do make an especially good one, from a flawless execution(meaning it doesn't stick to the friggin' skillet) to a really tasty finish(when it has that crispy-not burned-crispy edge and that light almost cotton candy-like body).
This one came out pretty good, and it's the FIRST OMELETTE OF THE YEAR!