Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I love this Dan Clowes lettering from Cracked. I have to admit I'd rather see a Uggly Family movie then Wilson.

Revolutionary Friends

Got a wonderful email from Mount Vernon on the artwork I just wrapped up on children's book about the friendship of Washington and Lafayette. Getting thumbs up from Mount Vernon and William Peter Blatty (for a future project)  in the same week isn't something I was expecting but a great way to end working on the book. I'll post more when it gets closer to publishing time but here is early, unfinished and not used illustration for the book.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Curse of the Yellow Shirt

Now I know this might be to much for the faint of heart but here is the unspeakable horror of a  floating yellow shirt (maybe orange yellow). As much as a sight like this grips me with unutterable dread I also can't help thinking thats a nice outfit. I can't promise you the apparition will appear in full but you never know.

Clouds Over Philly

I've spent a lot of time in  revolutionary Philadelphia over the last while in my head on this book and I really have to try and get there for a visit tho this year looks unlikely. 
Amongst architecture and other things like any Poe stuff I'd like to see the Warhol gallery. I've been to other revolutionary battle sites but not there.

Le Fanu

Superman's Pal


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Yellow Shirt

Evening sketch... I painted a figure that came out quite nice but at the moment it seems to have disappeared.


Here is small portion of a spread from the American Revolution book. Not the absolute final but close.


I recently re read the Michaelis Schulz biography which I still think is great. Here is one of my many favorite Sunday's from the fifties. Wish I had real color one from the paper.

Swell Pup

I also picked put this Sendak book from 76 which is pretty cool but I found it funny how  even tho it is basically a hardcover comic book they call it a picture book. Its really nice with some excellent sequentials and some larger panels towards the end that are visually quite beautiful.

Gasoline Alley

Nothing like scrambled eggs and beans and Gasoline Alley to start your day. These dream Sunday's are not as pyrotechnic as Little Nemo but still beautiful with a wonderful pallet.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Its been a heckuva month. I wrapped up my next children's book dealing with the American Revolution 
of which I've posted some clouds below, tho I'll post more later when it gets closer to publishing time. Like Jefferson said "I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing".
I sent off my story and illustrations for a Lovecraft anthology of which I've posted some dead mice below and I'll talk more about later, and  I ended the week with a email saying William Peter Blatty thought my work was wonderful (excuse the back pat  but he wrote the Exorcist!:-))
 which was a  pretty friggin big surprise being a huge Exorcist fan and something I was never expecting to see in my inbox:-).  It ties in with a project down the road which hopefully I'll have more to say about if it all comes together.  Anyway I'll get back to catching up on stuff finally and also  I'm beginning illustrations for a large collection of  one of my  favorite Victorian ghost story/weird writers which I'm unbelievably excited about, so I'll be neck deep in cursed abbeys, doomed bloodlines and all manner of haunted souls. Where else would you want to be.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Working Mummies

And the grand prize of a Mummy drawing goes to the amazing work of Ivy Edwards!.. WoW what can I say! I'm speechless  and become unwrapped at this gang of creeps that threaten to pop of the page and into my living room! Actually I wouldn't mind hanging out with this gang especially the green faced spider witch!

I apolagize to Ivy for not getting all the folds.. I didn't want to glue them down and it was tough to get all the pieces flat on scanner.