Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Never let it drop...

I have always had a fair amount of hobbies... sadly they all seem to be of the expensive variety (guitars, tech equipment for both music and art). I have to actually stop myself from trying some things because I am certain I would enjoy them which would translate to less time and more money going towards another hobby.

Over the last couple of years I have really tried to weed out the extras and concentrate more on the worthwhile. I made the decision to abandon music almost entirely and concentrate on cartooning (though I am now back to playing alot more again). I know it's been said, but there are seriously not enough hours in a day, but honestly even if there were more I would probably still be longing for more time to do the things I want to do. Music and Art are the biggies but reading is a pass time I adore (I am constantly frustrating my wife with the amount of books lying around our house... piles of comics and novels). Somehow I have to find a way to juggle it all and this is not even considering the truly important things like Family and Work.

Life is about compromises and sacrifices... I just need to be more organized. Though, truthfully, I think there may be little hope of that.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mc Disease

I have no idea why I am so fat... *cough*

Monday, July 27, 2009


I have been letting my hair grow out again... and the white hairs are taking over. So lame.

Anyways... if you are going to be in the Chicagoland area (Rosemont specifically) come out and see me and the other Dial R guys(Pat Loika, Dave Wachter and Adam Witt) in Artist Alley (tables 5304 and 5306), August 6-9 at the Chicago Comicon (Formerly Wizard World Chicago). It's coming up really fast but I am certainly looking forward to seeing some folks that I really only get to see once a year. If you are going to the show and want to get a commission from me, now's as good a time as any. See you soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009


For my birthday we are going to see Harry Potter: Half-Blood Prince tomorrow night... I have pretty low expectations for the movie, so I am hoping that will help me to end up liking it in the end. I am a huge fan of the books so the movies tend to frustrate me quite a bit... I totally get the need to edit for the movies but it seems like they often omit things that were integral to the plot in the books. I wasn't thrilled with how certain characters that meant so much in the books seemed greatly diminished in the movies as well... I could go on and on... but I won't.

Here's hoping I get to walk out some what satisfied.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I am currently taking commissions, help feed my children...

9x12 Head sketch (head and shoulders) - inks/tones
9x12 Character sketch (full body pose) - inks/tones
...$25 ($10 each additional character)
11x17 Commission - inks/tones
...$75 ($25 each additional character)
19x24 Commission - inks/tones

Email me at for shipping costs, if you want the piece sent to you.

Mail ...Money Order
Pickup at Show ...Cash

Chicago Comic-Con (Wizard World Chicago)
Windy-City Comicon
there could be more... you never know.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Digs... again (Version 9)

I finally got around to updating my site... it has been largely ignored for the better part of a year and in desperate need of attention. There is still a lot of tweaking that needs to be done... copy that needs to be written, content that needs to be added to, the overall design massaged a bit and the homepage graphic needs to be something specifically drawn for the site. BUT... it's a good start and the site is far more editable then it was. Check it out if you get a sec and let me know what you think.

Full disclosure: the design is inspired by Adrian Tomine's site... just love the simplicity.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Morning Commute Shuffle...

Via Chicago - Wilco
Winterlight - Autumn Defense
Time Will Crawl - David Bowie
Sound and Vision (Remix Version) - David Bowie
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) - David Bowie
Stumbeliene - Smashing Pumpkins
The Talk That I Have Wanted (Version 2) - God's Lonely Man
No Line on the Horizon - U2
Renedevous - The Honour Recital

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stop it already...

Jack turns 3 today and I find myself wanting to scream, "alright already, enough with the growing up... just stop!" I love my kids, and I want them to always know that without a shadow of doubt. We had a great time with family last night as Jack opened many wonderful presents (lots of tractors... it was a John Deere themed party). It was a nice ending to a terrific Sunday... but seriously, my kids need to stop getting older.

Happy birthday, Buzz.