Friday, October 21, 2011

A few months ago...

A few months ago, I showed a few close friends of mine some of the sketchy conceptual drawings that I was working on for my new book. It fell from the wall today, so I thought it was as maybe a message that it wants to be shown. It shows off a trio of three of the more fantastic characters from my story in a conceptual style.

Monday, October 17, 2011

2dCloud: Motherlover

Some friends of mine from Minnesota, the 2dCloud Studio aka The Good Minnesotans, are making an anthology of some of the most unique Minnesotan cartoonists out there. It's a Kickstarter project, so there are some amazing gifts for contributors!

For $10 you can not only fund the project and help build momentum and steam for further projects, but you can get a copy of the book when it comes out around time for the Minneapolis Indie Expo on November 6th and 7th in Minneapolis.

Click on the link and support some amazing local cartoonists!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Show in Japan

It's a small show up at a small cafe called, The 203 Cafe, in Okayama. It's showing off most of the drawings I did in Minneapolis last summer. I'm waiting to attend with Mako this weekend before taking any photos. Here the postcard for the show: 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Little by little

I've been nervous about showing my new project, but I'm ready to start showing it a little bit at a time.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Goldfish Love

This piece will be submitted to the MN Love Anthology being put on by The Good Minnesotans at 2D Cloud. The black and white piece was colored later in Photoshop. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Growing into the Future

 Here are two pages of my digital submission to Just Add Ink. I am a Minnesotan, so I wanted to participate in the anthology, however, living in Japan would have made the show quite difficult for me to attend and get ready for. So, this is only going up on the blog! Please make sure to check out the show when it opens on August 5th, 2011 at Altered Aesthetics in good old NE Minneapolis!

The second item here, is a poster done for my buddy, Renny Kissling, and his band, Robots From the Future. Renny makes comics, music and is also a member of Tall Club Minneapolis and Austin Chapters. Go check out Robots From the Future on July 2nd at the 331 Club in NE Minneapolis!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dream Geography

In mid 2010, I illustrated a small 2 page comic for a great friend of mine who is a writer in Minneapolis, Ted Anderson. The premise for this was comic was based on a dream that Ted had involving a woman, just before the tsunami on December 26th 2004 that rocked the Indian Ocean.

A big thanks goes out to Ted for being one of the first people to ever giving me a paying comic gig. It gave me the confidence I needed to grow as a freelance artist and I can't be thankful enough.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Japan Sketches

It's been a while... here are the goods:

The first two were made at the Okayama National Gardens. While the third was made in Oshima during a brief visit to Mako's folk's place. The final one was made this afternoon by the river not far from our apartment in Okayama.

I've been working on my graphic novel and getting to show a few things to some friends to get some comments. I'm not posting any images from it until a good amount of pages are done, but I can say that it's going well.

My friend, TJ Nasti, will be selling some of my books and posters at SpringCon on May 21st and 22nd in Minnesota at the State Fair grounds in St. Paul, so be sure to come by my table and get some new pirate treasure.