Sunday, February 18, 2007


Another Week cover

Cover for The Week Magazine. Obama and Hillary begin duelling at dawn while Edwards holds their coats and looks on with a smile.

There was a ton of bleed room on the top and bottom. I haven't seen how it printed yet, so I don't know where they cropped it. Of course I had to make a big change after I was finished. I didn't stray from the sketch, but in the process of trying to make Hillary less ugly... It didn't look like her... hmm. I made her eyes smaller in photo shop and re-drew John Edwards' hands holding the coats out. Originally, he had his hands out in front with the coats draped over them, but it wasn't clear enough after I was "finished".

I just started doing these things in oil, so most of my corrections are going to be in PS now. I'll probably go back in to the original to make it look like how it printed and also make Hillary look more like Hillary. heh.

Monday, February 12, 2007


Le Luz de Jesus Gallery

"Mek Beast" got accepted at La Luz! They're in Los Angeles so I don't think I'll make the opening on Fri March 2nd. It'd be cool to check out, hopefully someone will be there that I know that can give me all the fun and high-jinx that happen.

Work in progress. Painting demons and goblins etc. for a Wizards of the Coast portfolio review at the New York Comic Con at the Javits center later this month.


Monday, February 05, 2007



As I approach 40, my paranoid feelings that I've been growing since childhood are always finding new fodder to freak on. It's been my mantra for the last month or so putting me in a meditative funk whenever I have a moment to think. The brain is always on patrol ready to call in the national guard at the first sign of physical breakdown. What makes it worse is that I'm not in any worse shape than when I was 25 or 26. I walk around the studio thinking each step I take is going to fracture a hip. The only thing that is really happening is the eyes are going. Not good when you're an artist, all I need are better glasses. Easy to fix.

The hardest part is I have new goals and more ambitions than before. I see how to achieve them and it takes time and energy. I had a lot of extra energy when I was in my 20's but it was never in focus. I could use some of that now, but it really isn't a lot less. I am concerned that my eye blinking isn't as sharp as it once was.

Latest Week cover. Picture taken with my new camera. Crossing my fingers hoping it printed OK!


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