Sketch Day

 Posted by on May 14, 2012  Drawings
May 142012
 
Sketch Day

Yesterday was spent SKETCHING in the company of that incomparable urban sketcher MATT JONES, and his pals MARK STANLEIGH and JASON SPENCER-GALSWORTHY. After a very pleasant early morning walk across town, I met them all at the JAPANESE TEA GARDEN in Golden Gate Park. In my recent location sketching, I’ve attempted to record all the detail as accurately as I [..read more..]

France Sketches

 Posted by on February 6, 2012  Drawings, JourneyMan, Travel
Feb 062012
 
France Sketches

Last Weekend, Julia and I returned from a fantastic 2-week visit to France. Our first few days in Paris were a blur of activity; sight-seeing, visiting the Musée d’Orsay, and meeting with my old friends from when I worked at Disney Paris (in 1990). Then we got on one of those fancy TGV trains, and spent the next few days down [..read more..]

Revolver

 Posted by on January 12, 2012  Film/TV
Jan 122012
 
Revolver

REVOLVER (directed by Jonas Odell, Stig Bergqvist, Marti Ekstrand and Lars Ohlson) is one of my favourite animated shorts ever. I first saw this film at a festival in the early 1990s and I was mesmerized immediately. (Seeing it projected in a theatre is definitely the right way to go). “Cyclical” is the only way to describe the structure and [..read more..]

As seen on TV

 Posted by on October 31, 2011  Baker's Dozen, Drawings, Thoughts
Oct 312011
 
As seen on TV

The older I get the longer a haircut takes, despite having fewer and fewer actual hairs on my head to cut. A similar principal is in effect at a grand-master chess match: fewer game-pieces on the chessboard means longer deliberations between moves. Despite receding hair, getting a haircut now causes me no anxiety whatsoever. Ironically, I most worried about my [..read more..]

APE this weekend!

 Posted by on September 27, 2011  Conventions, Updates
Sep 272011
 
APE this weekend!

Once again, it’s time to GO APE. My favourite San Francisco comics-show will be held this coming weekend at the CONCOURSE EXHIBITION CENTER. I will be exhibiting there, at table #108, flanked by friends on either side; John Hoffman will be at #107 (with his crew; Kris Pearn and Craig Berry) while Michael Aushenker and Javier Hernandez will be at [..read more..]

Dr Sketchy’s

 Posted by on September 18, 2011  Drawings
Sep 182011
 
Dr Sketchy's

Last night, Julia and I attended a life-drawing sketch session at San Francisco’s branch of the famous Dr Sketchy’s anti-ArtSchool, held at the 111 Minna Gallery. It was a lot of fun. My understanding is that the models are always dressed and posed to a theme and this time it was “burlesque clowns”. Three 20 minute poses and one 40 [..read more..]

NUN with 2 GUNS

 Posted by on September 15, 2011  Drawings, Friends, Pin Ups
Sep 152011
 
NUN with 2 GUNS

Here’s a Pin-up I just finished last night for John Hoffman‘s NUN WITH TWO GUNS comic book, which is the culmination of several years of doodling on his part. A while back, John co-created this character with his buddy Warwick J Caldwell, and now, after a few years of random drawings by both of them, she finally has her own [..read more..]

3 Little Pigs

 Posted by on August 21, 2011  Drawings, JourneyMan, PROFESSIONAL
Aug 212011
 
3 Little Pigs

Many of the most-fun projects I work on never actually get made, like this one for example. These sketches were done for a re-telling of all the classic FAIRY TALES where the BIG BAD WOLF is the baddie, BUT this time told from his point of view. We learn that he was set-up in the LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD story, [..read more..]