Thursday, January 31, 2008

Anthology Cover Submission

Earlier this week I found out that the SEQA 2008 Anthology didn't have a cover yet! It's kind of late in the game but since the deadline is still open myself and a few students are submitting cover designs. Mine is ├╝ber simple because, well, my plate is currently too full and I can't spend a hell of alot of time on it. So my goal was to make simple elegant and beautiful. These are just the inks. I didn't even bother penciling it. Tomorrow I'll get the color done and throw it into InDesign and design the title and copy. I've a feeling SCAD Printing is going to wonder where the hell I came from once they see my files. They were rather surprised I asked for bleed and spine dimensions to begin with! Those things matter! Anyway, here it is.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Temple of Cartoon Mojo

This quarter teaching has been as extremely gratifying as it's been busy. Fantastic students. Fun classes. It's the best! Just this week Shawn Crystal and I announced the spankin' new department blog "The Temple of Cartoon Mojo"! Student blogs, student work, upcoming events, spotlights, and sketch challenges for the SCAD ATL Sequential Art department can be found there. Check it out if you get a chance. This is only the beginning!

Monday, January 28, 2008


Seems like I've been going 100mph since the year began but there's no slowing down! So I allowed myself to sketch something not work related tonight as a little break. Dave Bowman imposed on a monolith from 2001. The coolest thing? My scanner is humming and breathing just like the Discovery-1 as I write this.

Friday, January 18, 2008

More for Riswold

I get to show you at least one of the projects I've been working on! Finally!

It's for, in case he's reading this, the ever-gay Jim Riswold. (And people don't think I know what professionalism is!) We're starting on round four but so far we've made a few dictators and some Russian leaders. I'm not sure exactly what Riswold plans for all of these but it'll be crazy I can assure you! Check his website out!

These are my favorites so far and will be in the Comps section of my portfolio once I post my upcoming major update.

Monday, January 14, 2008

8th Day

This is from my story "The 8th Day". It's what is known in the story as a Mannequin. The design needs work but is a decent place to start.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Cartoon Kicks Your Dictator's Ass

I've been going through my old work to find materials to show in classes this winter and I just kept thinking, "This should be in my portfolio." So there will be a rather large update coming up with tons of new work from comps for Starbucks' 2005 Rose Parade float to product shot comps for Diet Coke Spark to logo designs for Nike to Alta Vista storyboards to... this. Yes, I drew this, among another couple dozen others, for a pitch to Warner Bros. when they announced they were going to redesign the Looney Tunes. (I believe it became "Loonatics Unleashed".) I don't recall the context of how Bugs strangling Hitler was supposed to sell the concept but there you have it. Hitler never stood a chance against that wascally wabbit. Enjoy.

Happy New Year's!