Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Illustrious Sister

Her name is Courtney, she is my little sister, and she cannot be stopped. Well, atleast that's what is says on the type writer. Sometimes.

Here's a link to her page. Keep up to date with her fantastic artwork, weird stitched things, and the witty little things she says.

Here's to Courtney.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The Library of Curious Events

from Peter, Peter: a Story in Pictures & an Epilouge.
a selection of The Library of Curious Events, a compilation of my own doing.

Two other books covers in the four book compilation: Alexander and Rex, and Klaus and the Magic Bag of Tricks.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Run"


It's real, it's here, and it's finally happened.

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I don't have any t-shirts up yet, all my were two color (shirt color + two inks) and the first run of shirts is one color, so that being said-- after the first bunch here sells out, then we get to MY shirts, YAY!, so BUY THEM GONE.

The above links will take you the main page. Click on T-SHIRTS on the side bar to see the shirts.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

You have no doubt heard

the terrible news about the status of Pluto.
But I know Someone is not happy.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


it seems like whenever my friends and I get together and play a movie or some such, there are a couple of us who always end up drawing. I am one of those couple us.

And for I don't know why, I always end up drawing Boba Fett. I don't know why this happens.

Maybe it's because he's so awesome.

For good, classic Boba Fett in various poses from another movie night, click here.
And another, a doodled epilogue to the sordid tale of Boba Fett, here.

Friday, August 18, 2006

book III

The only thing of consequence that came off my desk today.

Illustration Friday: "Match"

Quite a match.

I write a lot. I enjoy it. And every once in a while, I've written something for someone else.

Sometime ago, shortly after I began dating my now wife, I wrote a story her younger sister, Julia.

In the story, I wrote of a young Queen (named Julia) her favorite Blue Goblet and of The Goblet Thieving Beast of the Mountain, who took the aforementioned Goblet. The story follows Julia's journey to reclaim her lost possesssion. What I didn't know, was that Julia (the real life one) really had a blue goblet, a blue cup that was her favorite cup. And in fact, a few other particulars I had mentioned in the story (a pocket accordian) she actually had as well.

The story has since developed into an elaborate history, four more books (above is an image from the history, but the Mountain figure returns in book III) and even it's own musical theme that a friend of mine has written.

Strange, strange thing. Quite a match.
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For a little more...

Anatolia: The Legend of The Blue Goblet
The Blue Goblet, book I: The Travels of Queen Julia
The Blue Goblet, book II: The Many Troubles of Paul
The Blue Goblet, book III: The King in the Mountain
The Blue Goblet, book IV:
The Blue Goblet, book V:

Thursday, August 17, 2006

har har......

I'm sorry, Lynn Truss. Once it started I just couldn't stop it.

Monday, August 14, 2006

[new improved] blue goblet T(s)

Here's a few ideas I came up with over the weekend, any takers?

Hopefully these will be available here soon. Plus, any feedback on the one (or ones) you like the best would help me.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Play"

Two pieces of art for a new children's album by AP titled, Slugs and Bugs and Lullabies.

They both kind of had to do with "play" musically and otherwise, so there you have it, it's Friday.

[back cover]

[some interior art]

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Everlasting Bread

I have this bag of bread at work. I eat it. I make toast. I make tomato/mayo/Texas Pete sandwiches with it. I love my bread.

I've had it a long time. In fact, quite some time. And even after all this time, it's still just perfect, no mold, everlasting bread.

Call the newspaper.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

SBL: the back

The Slug and the Bug and the Lullabie(s) [visualized as a gramophone] get moved to the back of the album.

I tried to sneek them in on the new cover idea (can you spot them?) but it floated like a lead zeppelin. Oh well.

In anycase, here they are, in all their RCA glory:

The slug and the bug and the lullaby.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006


Friday evening we had several friends over late into the night.

All at once, the spirit of The Who descended and we broke a guitar on the porch.


Friday, August 04, 2006


Harrell Whittington,
named for my printmaking professor in college.

Boba Fett

good, classic Boba Fett in various poses.

Illustration Friday: "Capture"

It was in this moment, with this drawing, I first captured what I wanted in my art.

I was at work, just out of highschool, and doing illustrations for text books for the publishing company attached to my college. Basically spot art, nothing all that exciting except for the fact I was learning and getting paid to learn.

Mostly I screwed around, took forever, re-did pieces because I was frustrated, and basically just wasted a lot of time being bad at drawing and painting. Maybe that's exaggerating and maybe not.

My drawings up to this watershed moment, were lacking in any dimensionality, realism, depth, or feeling. They were flat.

But somehow, when I got the art request to do an illustration of The Cat and the Fiddle, I just felt different. I can't explain how, it just happened. I started drawing and it worked, finally.

And there, as I sat at my desk, I got it.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


just before Christmas 3 years ago. really? 3 years? yes.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Olaf lives!! [another update]

another update: check the head!

Click here, to see Josh 's award winning animated short, The Potter.
go to Media at the top.

Good friend and animator extraordinaire, Josh Burton, has for the last few days been breathing a breath of CG life into one, dear to my heart, Olaf.

You can keep up with his progress on his own blog, or he's also documenting the undertaking on the Portland Studios Blog.

Olaf never looked so good.