Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Give me a minute... the last couple months have been great. I started a new job at my church as their Tech/Media Director. I love what I am doing but the transition is still a bit taxing and I'm doing all I can to keep my head above water and learn the things that I need to learn to be effective.
This has left precious little time for illustration and comics work. I'll be back once I get my feet firmly planted beneath me and figure out my routine/schedule. Thanks for your patience and thanks to those who have supported my art and shown an interest in me personally as an artist over the years. Hold tight.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have a couple different projects in the works at the moment... another contribution to Angry Gnome Comics' SHORT STACK (collection of 2 page horror stories), I'll be illustrating a 2-page story called, "Winter Garden" and they are letting me do the book's cover as well. Good times, scratches my horror itch.
I have been thumbnailing the bits and pieces for HipHopScotch #1 as well and while it might be unrealistic to think that the issue will be finished for 2010 I am hopeful for early 2011 (for C2E2 perhaps, CGS Supershow at the latest). I am pretty excited about what this book might be. The intention of the book is to serve as a testing ground/laboratory for story telling and art style. I really want it to be as tight as possible design-wise. I also want to add fun things to it like a letters column, fan-art submissions (once I get some fans) and maybe even occasional essays/editorials. Ideally I would love to have 2 issues out a year.
The final project is just in the discussion stages, but I am pretty excited about it. For a while now I have felt that I really needed a web series to keep my work fresh for people to see on a more consistent basis. Don't really want to say anything about it other then it will be a nice balance to the other things I am doing and (I'm hoping) will be a breath of fresh air... more fun, more funny, maybe even silly at times. We'll see. You'll know more when I know more.
I appreciate those who have asked and been interested in what I am doing these days... I am starting to get back into the swing of things... see you at a show soon. YEAH COMICS!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This Friday, Sara and I, are expecting our fourth child... yeah 4. Crazy. We're excited. So pray that all goes well with that, that we are able to survive the munchkin take over and that the other kids will be stoked to welcome this new little one into our family.
On the art front... I am moving forward on a couple projects that have been simmering for a while now and I look forward to showing people some stuff here and there as I get a chance to scan things in and post them. I often wonder what kind of work people expect from me or maybe even hope to see. I just want to do what makes me happy and excited to put brush to bristol but I admit I am curious what people like... just have to continue throwing things at the wall I suppose.
Hope you are all well.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I am in a season of uncertainty right now... am I where I am meant to be? Is my life one that is effective?
As a christian (and not always a particularly good one) there are compromises that I have made in my lifestyle, maybe even justified as acceptable by God. Being a part of the Momentum Youth Conference went a long way toward exposing some of these hypocrisies in my life (Nothing like standing in front of 1500+ teens as a part of a worship team).
A lot of that is beginning to change. I feel like a failure in many areas of my life mostly having to do with complacency and laziness... funny thing is I am reminded of a line from Batman Begins, "And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up." It's a philosophy that followers of Christ can live by... we're not perfect and our failures are an opportunity to rise again improved, wiser. Not that we should justify sin or abuse grace. In this brief life we're given limited chances to make a difference, to be effective, I want to take advantage of those opportunities rather then squander them as I have previously. The idea that I am a "mist," here today, gone tomorrow is a profound reality.
This might not be a popular line of thought, in fact... I know it isn't. I don't know where I am going, I just know that God is moving and I am hopeful that He will use me in the process. Pray that answers will be clear or at the very least which direction to go would be revealed.
Reading: The Book of Job, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream
Monday, June 28, 2010
I'm a web designer by day and it's always a little pathetic how hard it is for me to update my personal site on a regular basis... the whole carpenter with his front porch falling apart syndrome.
So this weekend was update like a madman mode... there is still a fair amount to be done, mostly having to do with contact links/items and updating my "LINKS" page with fresh connections, additions, subtractions, etc.
If you get a free second, check out the site and let me know what you think... I would definitely appreciate the feedback. Thanks!