The thing about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I never see referenced is that Splinter was essentially a single dad raising four rambunctious boys and that could NOT have been easy. So this piece titled "Daddy!!!" is my tribute to the first super heroes I ever became a fan of, to single dads everywhere, and to anyone who's ever burned a pizza in the oven.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
"Sugar Sugar" I created this piece for Gallery 1988's "Archie" show opening this Friday night on Melrose in Los Angeles. This is based on the more modern run by Mark Waid which came out in 2015 - SO GOOD! Plus it was a lot of fun tapping into my old guitar playing days for inspiration as well. Check them out if you want any prints as it's a limited edition run through Gallery1988 only.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
"The Pirate & The Mermaid" This is a visual development piece from a new story I am working on by the same name. Inspired by the idea that you don't get to pick the person you fall in love with, this scene shows one of the many daily lessons of a Spanish pirate teaching his Mermaid love how to read.
Monday, January 16, 2017
"Story to story, building to building, street to street, we pass each other on the stairs." I can't claim to know exactly what Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss of INXS were visualizing when they wrote "The Stairs" but I was both inspired and enamored by the idea that stairs can be home to these micro moments between people of different backgrounds and points of view. So I ran with that idea and it evolved into this - "The Stairs."
Friday, January 13, 2017
"You Got This" Your heart's beating so fast it feels like it's about to explode. And now your right knee's shaking? Wait. Why's your knee shaking? Oh my god! Can they see it? Just keep walking toward the mic. It won't be so obvious then. Just don't drop your pick cause your hands are really sweaty. Crap! What if my fingers slip? What if I forget the chords? You need to stop, ok? Take a deep breath. Breathe. C'mon, you've practiced this a million times. You know the words. You know the chords. This is what you were born to do. You got this!
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
There's a "Starman" waiting in the sky. He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'd blow our minds. In honor of David Bowie who left us one year ago today but also left us his music to forever live on in a wave of phase.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
"Tina & Louise" - Been a huge Bob's Burgers fan for years now, but I don't know why I just now got the idea to combine it with the iconic 90s movie "Thelma & Louise" (which I also love). I'm not sure how well known that movie is nowadays, but I'd be really curious to see the overlap between Bob's Burgers fans and people at least familiar with it. Either way at least I finally got the inspiration to do a tribute piece for one of my favorite shows of all time!
Saturday, December 31, 2016
With 2016 almost over here in the US I thought I'd take this opportunity to thank you all for allowing me to share my art with you. I pretty much just draw and paint the things that I want to see in the world, so I never take it for granted when others enjoy the same geeky/silly/artistic viewpoints that I've illustrated :) Here's my 2016 Best Nine compiled from my Instagram and now to see what 2017 will bring! I know at least one thing that'll come next year and here's a hint: Cowabunga, dude! And to all of you reading this may your 2017 be the most awesomest ever!