Friday, November 20, 2009


I'm very interested in inherent design. This means that an inherent trait of a phenomenon will give a designer an inherently matching quality which can be expanded upon and designed. Now that I've lost everyone, let me say that I made landscapes out of my thumb prints.

Processing Thumbs

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sticker Logo Illustrations

During Halloween I drew portraits and sold books at a show called Tripolar, in Rogers, MN. Shortly before the show I finished coloring a piece done for the owners of Mix Beat Productions and Sub Sonic Sound, two of the companies who organized Tripolar. Each company received transforming robots designed to match their company's original logo and image.

Processing Mixbots

Conceptual Sketch

Mix Beat Productions - Blender

Sub Sonic Sound - Amplifier

Color Mixed Beat Productions Sticker Images

Colored Sub Sonic Sound Sticker Images

These two robots should be printed on stickers and found all over the city some time soon. Thanks to Mix Beat Productions and Sub Sonic Sound for one of the funnest gigs I've had yet.

Monday, November 16, 2009

MCAD Art Sale 2009 Pieces

This year for the 2009 MCAD Art Sale all of my pieces follow a natural theme of mostly animals with one sea shell. They're all for sale when the sale starts on Friday the 20th and last until Saturday the 21st. I've always wanted to draw all of these animals and had never made it a priority until the pieces were due for the sale. It was a joy making these.

Processing Animals





Sea Turtle

Rhinoceros Beetle

Sea Shell


Betta Fish



Red Elk



I'll also be doing free portraits at the sale on the first floor on Saturday morning.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Look at Life

After painting the planets my investigation felt like it was lacking something. It made me think about life and it's connection to space. The Sun fires life into our space and the Milky Way is our Sun's house. Life is systems within systems and one house within another.

Processing Life

Our Galaxy

Our Sun

Friday, November 13, 2009

Welcome to Processing

It's a new start. I have been working on many new projects and look forward to sharing them with the web community. Between self publishing and selling my art book, Processing, to putting hours and hours into a project for Ted Anderson, I have a lot of explaining to do.

The term, "Processing," has always been very important to me. It's that balance between conceptualizing and construction that's always interested me. A year ago, I spent a week processing space and geometry. A series of paintings followed.

Processing Planets










Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I was never a boy scout.

The Pink Hobo Gallery in North East Minneapolis held a show with artists making pine wood derby cars and I submitted a wooden transformer I named, "Super Goformer." I had a great amount of help making the car with my buddy Jeff Nygaard. We both had a pretty good laugh when we saw it on Fox News. Poor Mr. Goformer, he wasn't goformed properly and he'll always be laughed at by the other goformers...

I heard that the show is going on the road to another place, so I'll have to wait a little bit longer to get Super Goformer back.

Fallcon '09 was great! I had so many great experiences this year and honestly need to thank all of the wonderful people who stopped at my table! I was very lucky this year with sales and kind people. Fallcon is also all volunteers, so thanks to them too!

For those of you who are looking to get ahold of me after Fallcon please e-mail:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Update presented by Spider-Man

Hello. Things have been luckily crazy busy.

Moving. Printing books. Jobs. Spider-Man...

Many many new projects over the horizon. Ravens. Robots. British Robots. Wheelchairs.

When I fully move into the 2d Cloud studio, I'll be doing web work for them and myself. Books will actually be able to be bought online.

Last, but not least, Comics Worth Reading was kind enough to stop at my table at Mocca and chat me up about programming and Robots and write a bit about it for their time at Mocca!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Work has been luckily keeping me busy and Mocca is calling. I hop on a train tomorrow with Mako and arrive in New York on the 5th. Mocca is June 6th and 7th in New York City at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan.

I'll be in good company at Mocca tabling with The Good Minnesotans (Raighne and Megahn Hogan), Nic Breutzman, and Ed Moorman! If you're in the area or are a Minnesotan living in NYC, come out and see our table! We have all kinds of books ranging from the Xeric Award winning Ghost Comics (Edited by Ed Moorman, Yearbooks (Nic Breutzman = pictures, Raighne Hogan = colours), Manny Plus Bigfoot (Megahn Hogan) and my newest jib jab called Processing.

You know I wrote this because I used the word jib jab. No terminator voice modulation here. While were on it, Terminator: Salvation was only acceptable because Terminator 3 suckedddd.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I speak only in Eggs of 3 Minutes

I was recently at a book fair in Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center. It was an amazing show and I was blown away at all of the quality work that is produced in the Cities. 3 Minutes Egg was walking around doing interviews with artists and showing off all of the goods. I have a segment at the end of the video on the February 26th post. Enjoy!