November 5th 2008

Hey everyone.

I’ve been laying low and taking it easy lately. I hurt my drawing hand a few weeks back, apparently bad enough to need weeks of inactivity to make it feel right again. I was having trouble holding a pen even. Thankfully it’s better now, and I still have no idea what I did.

So the bad news is I wasn’t able to complete 24 hour comics day as I had planned. I wrote an entire mini graphic novel, and drew the first 4 pages before my hand killed and my cold (yes I got sick too) got the best of me. I then went on auto pilot and drew 11 pages of Renegade Panda and friends. I’ll probably just post them next year as I’ll just pick up where I left off.

I was sitting on this for a bit, but if you buy Shaun White Snowboarding for the Wii, X-box or PS3 you can sport a nifty board designed by me for the game. I hear that Burton is making it into a real board as well. Neat, right!?

For those of you attending Wizard World Dallas. I’ll be popping in on Saturday just to say “hey” to a few people. If you recognize me or catch my name tag feel free to bug me for a sketch.

I’ve got quite a list of things to do built up.

– The New Alibi’s album cover (my friend Drew from Lost City Angel’s new band)
– Birthday present art
– 3 pieces of Christmas art.
– 10 new pages of Party Bear to draw and color with help from Olli this month (in addition to the 10 already completed, suckas!)
– Demonstration comics for the next two days in San Antonio for a Canson product demo.
– Finish inking Sock Monster 1 pager I did for fun
– 1 Page comic for Le Monde Diplomatique (German edition)

I did a story for Popgun 2 that later got bumped to volume 3, which later went on to be dropped despite me being listed as a creator on amazon. It’s a story titled Hardcore, and it’s written by me and drawn by the talented Anas Awad, who some of you I’m sure are familiar with.

I’m debating posting it online for free. Maybe through ACT-I-VATE. It seems a shame to let it be shelved due to hard feelings directed towards me when it had little to nothing to do with Anas. I guess that’s unfortunately the reality of the business though.

In other news, I used what I learned from Ms. Thaxton in school and busted out the needle and thread to create Cornelius Buffington. If you live in Boston, you will notice his handsome face in place of my own handsome face in the Dig a week ago.

Lastly, here’s a pic of me and my friend Claire who randomly popped up in Austin for a wedding a few weeks ago. You might unknowingly enjoy her art at the Fresh Pond whole foods in Cambridge. She’s the store artist.




October 8th 2008

If you’re in Boston, I did the Weekly Dig cover this week.

I love Tak and the guys at the Dig, but every now and then they tweak my art and I think it loses a little bit of what I was going for. With this it looks like they made is brighter for print, but the background is a little too delicate to hold up.

Here’s the original that I sent in.

Last update for a bit I think. I have friends in town so I have to entertain.

January 22nd 2008

Here’s a couple of small illos I did for the Metro. If you live in NY or Boston you might have seen em.

I’ve got a long list of things I need to draw today. Wish me luck!

January 12th 2008

Here’s some things that I forgot to share last year. I didn’t get much drawing done aside from sequential comics.

Here’s a job I did for the Metro.

Here’s a character design from a new book I’m scripting currently titled “Soul Searching” Most likely a 2009 project.

And this is a study of my parents for a story I worked on towards the end of 2007. It will probably see the light of day December 2008 in print form.

So much to do, so little time..

Dear Austin,

I’ve tried the following. Dan’s, Sonic, Whataburger, Red Robin, Waterloo and Jack in the box.

Of all these burgers, Red Robin is KING, followed by Dan’s.

Prove me wrong!

July 2nd 2007

I’m in the Metro today.

I need to find a copy of this today.

February 12th 2007

more art!

This is the A-frame, which is pretty much a really big stupid chalkboard that comes up to my chin, and it’s double sided, and I have to change it every week.

Since it gets left outside when it rains, I can’t use chalk, so I’m forced to use paint markers, which as you can probably guess, are super hard to use. I was kind of proud of the way this one came out though so i’m sharing.

I went and grabbed a bunch of my issue of the Dig before it gets switched out.

Secret concepts that aren’t so secret I guess. It’s Aqua Leung stuff! I know all this endless designing and planning will be rocksome once everything starts coming out. It’s like I got to design my own little universe of characters and history.

And lastly, I’m listening to God of love by badbrains. While everyone knocks this album, it’s a damn sweet album compared to some of the crap that comes out these days. It’s only offense are two REALLY annoying songs, but the rest is great, even if a departure from previous albums.

February 9th 2007

Quick camera phone picture from NY

Weekly Dig cover for this week.

Onion for a french onion soup display I had to put together for work.

Sketches at the metropolitan museum.