Friday, April 30, 2010

Stumptown Photos

So, my table mate, Ed Choy Moorman, found one of our usual very sensual photos from Stumptown on the internet, check it out here. I pondered whether or not there were any other photos like this... and well, there weren't any as sensual as those ones, but there surely are photos where I look really weird across the board. Let's enjoy some of them shall we?

Here's myself on the right, with Joshin Yamada on the left. I had a ton of fun chatting with this fine gentleman. No joke, I didn't have this cat vest before coming to Stumptown. I told a guy that I was really jealous of his vest, and without any hesitation he took it off and gave it to me. The least I could do was trade him a poster for the vest. Badass. Watch out SpringCon, the vest is coming. Thanks goes to Bill Mudron for the photo!

Here's my Superman-esque looking brother on the right. He is actually constructed entirely out of uranium and is worth trillions of dollars.

The PDX Pipeline was nice enough to photograph some stuff from my Borland C++ Visual Graphics Programming Manual. I'm working to finish the book sooner rather than later.

Next year, I'm looking to bring a camera and also not look so weird. The vest will be a permanent addition though, until it finds someone worthy to have it again. A sweet beautiful cycle.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


My brother and I just finished the 30 hour car ride home from Portland. We had a great time at the Stumptown Comics Festival. I'm absolutely exhausted after the drive, but I wanted to take some time to give a huge thanks to all of the people who supported us in getting out there and making it a great time.

So, a huge thanks goes out to Alison, Sheri and Mike Stump for housing Ian and I, and for all of the great laughs and the ketchup!

I had some amazing people stop by my table and help make Processing++ a success and actually sell out of it. I would like to thank Bill Mudron, and Joshin Yamada for picking up some books and making me feel so welcome at Stumptown!

Also a huge thanks goes out to Asif and Paul for their great conversation and support! You guys were a blast!

I wouldn't have even known about Stumptown or figured out the difference between my ass from my head without the amazing support from the members of the Periscope Studio.

Last but not least, Ed Choy Moorman, has continually been a phenomenal table mate and friend who I look forward to tabling with at The Minneapolis Indie Expo in August!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Portland Wars

I'm about to jet out the door to leave for Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Oregon, on April 24th and 25th. I'll be driving out there with my brother and sharing a table with Ed Choy Moorman. Alison Stump is being incredibly kind and letting us stay with her for the trip, seriously, thank you Alison! For Sumptown I did a lot of Star Wars stuff, some color animal posters and a little zine with Ed! Alright, I'm running out the door. See you in Portland.

This will be a small little thank-you for anyone who buys stuff from both of our tables. Bless em.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I was recently asked about how my work influences other aspects of my life.
Has my work ever turned cathartic? Yep.

Most of the great work that I'm attracted to has been cathartic. My favorite painter of all time, Rembrandt, is a great example of that. He painted so many self portraits in a time when people wanted an illustrated painting from the bible or a painting of themselves, not a painting of the artist! Who wanted a portrait of someone else in 1650? No one! He painted because he needed to paint. Towards the end of his life he really had nothing else but painting. Sure did make some great paintings.

This image revolves around some people I've observed, roughly two years ago, who literally had to do nothing to help someone, but instead they chose to actively hinder someone. That drives me crazy! This goes out to all people who are dealing with that special terrible someone.