Saturday, December 18, 2010


I don't know how to say this.

If you know me well, I'm never truly satisfied with a lot of my artwork once I've "completed" it. You might hear other artists say something similar: "The next one's always better." In many ways it's true.

But that's not the way I feel about Instigatorzine.

I can honestly tell you that Instigatorzine is the only thing that I've helped create that I can continually feel proud of. I'm proud that Keith, the IZ staff and contributors and myself help to put a solid product that has no equivalent on the newsstands. Instigatorzine is one of the biggest reasons that 2010 will stand out in all the years I've lived.

That said, the future for Instigatorzine is a bit weary and mysterious. Several key members of our staff have departed for greener pastures and it leaves me very concerned for the one thing I've diligently worked to create. I'm not going to complain or cry about it. We're going to try our best to keep delivering the best we can. (I'm aware of our typo rate, but we're trying our best.)

Support your (only) local Instigatorzine today. There's good stuff in here. I promise.

(P.S.: The fancy cover is by Erin Dodge.)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Johnny Cash Project

Hey so, I'm sure everyone knows who Johnny Cash is.

There's this website called in which people all over the world can come together to celebrate the man in black.

I tried it out, but I'm not too efficient in digital art yet. I didn't spend much time on it either. A lot of deadlines are ready to strike.

Here's what I contributed anyway:

I think I will be doing another one, though.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Is anyone else doing artist sketch cards? I think I have a couple to trade of my work if anyone has any.

Monday, December 13, 2010


I'm kind of cheating this one, since it's being used for a larger, finished piece, but times are tight.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


So, Thursday evening, I come home and my little brother, Jonar tells me he has a project for his music class. It was something involving percussion instruments and a posterboard. I suggested, or I accepted the challenge of, drawing TWENTY percussion instruments. It was probably my own fault for trying to do something so out of the way, especially since I have so much homework and projects to finish up. I had fun, though, and I'm pretty happy with how a lot of the instruments came out.

Yes, I etched "MORE" on that cowbell.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Did I mention that this is a daily challenge?


Elias Jimenez recently issued a challenge to me to draw a character I've been developing. He would do the same with a character he created. It can be a sketch or a full-fledged painting. The art just has to center around that one character. Here's a start of many false starts.

Monday, December 6, 2010

What to do. What to do.

So, Afua Richardson, Marc Bernadin and Adam Freeman created, "Genius," a comic that was featured in Top Cow's 2008 Pilot Season (the name implies what it means).

Today, Newsarama had a spotlight on "Genius" and the image to the left just drew me in immediately.
(Post wrap-up: The image on the right is a pin-up I finished in mid-July 2010. I'm not really cheesed about it. The composition is different, and the comic series itself doesn't touch on any of the concepts that I want to explore through my narrative. I will say though, that Richardson has improved a lot since "Genius" first appearance in 2008. Obviously, I still have a lot of work to do (everyone does, really).)

That's that. Good thing I took a whole day to write this post.