Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Happy Birthday Kirby!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

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Today would have been Jack Kirby’s 98th birthday! I created this character inspired by all the insano awesome things I love about Jack’s artwork. Happy 98th to the King!

Also…
CONTEST!

If you can think of a good name for this guy leave it in the comments. I’ll give a comic book featuring Jack Kirby artwork to the person who comes up with what I deem the best one!

(Contest ends when I say it ends)

Winslow Homer

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

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This is a sketch I did today at We Care Arts. Homer was a magnificent painter who worked with watercolor and oil and even did some printmaking in his time. What a fellow!

Space 2015

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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Here are some of the sweet books I picked up at Space this weekend. If you missed it, you totally missed it!!! It was a great show and you should definitely consider going next year.

I got to meet Joseph Tenney, Joyce Brabner and Matt Kish (all of which were awesome)! It was also nice to see old friends and wonderful cartoonists that I usually only bump into at Space… such a fantastic show!

Thanks to Bob Corby and crew for putting this thing together… I had a blast!

Woodblock Print

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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Recently I’ve been going to a printmaking co-op here in Dayton with my friend Lisa. This is the first (non-digital) print I’ve made in the last seven years and it was a blast to do.

I’m working on another woodblock print now that will be the cover to an upcoming mini-comic. More on that one later.

Camp Pathways 2015

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

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This past weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in decades. I spent it at Camp Joy volunteering as a buddy for grieving teens through Hospice of Dayton’s Camp Pathways program and it couldn’t have been better!

I met so many awesome people this weekend. Even though some had lost someone very close to them as recently as two weeks ago all were eager to make connections and learn to cope with their particular loss.

It rained most of the time we were there but it didn’t put a damper on anyone’s attitude. Fun was had by all!

We also all got the chance to open up about our losses. Some of you may know that it’s coming up on exactly one year since I lost a good friend and it helped me to be with others who can empathize.

Above are some of the sketches I was able to do between our numerous activities (which included swimming, canoeing, fishing, high ropes walking, sketch comedy, various indoor sports, eating, walking, singing, hugging and crying).

If you or anyone you know have a grieving child (from ages 7 through 17) that you think could benefit from some outside support among those who may be able to relate to their situation, I highly recommend this amazing program!

I’m already looking forward to volunteering there next year.

For more information on Camp Joy and Hospice’s Camp Pathways please visit their websites below.

Camp Pathways

Camp Joy