Friday, January 28, 2011


"The Orange Death had long devastated New Jersey. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Bronzer was it's avatar and it's seal --the copper-colored horror and the Oompah Loompah complexion. There were sharp pains, and sudden drunkenness, and then profuse vomiting at the mouth, with dissolution of jello shots... "

For more on The Orange Death click over to CUZ I EATS ME SPINACH!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Maine Winter - Daria

Going to doing some more "narrative lifestyle" illustrations this year.
People hanging out, doing what people do.
Here's one!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


"Same old Jets. Back in the AFC Championship Game."
-Rex Ryan

I was inspired to do a bunch of football illustrations this week by the New York Jets dramatic win over the New England Patriots at Foxborough Stadum. The plan was to only do one but that morphed into 4, plus I have two more in rough states. Damn, that was a good game. Felt great sticking it to Brady and Belichick, especially after getting creamed up there in early December.

"I wonder if Tom Brady was screaming when he was being hit? Hmmmm... And he was being hit. Hard & often.” - Steve "The Shmooze" Somers, WFAN 660AM sports talk radio host.


These will be available as large prints (11x14'', 13x19')' soon through my Etsy store,
so stay tuned...

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Misfits, Brigitte Bardot & Michio Kaku

Here are a couple illustrations I did to start off the new year.
Gettin' in a groove... Look out 2011!

The Misfits!!!
Jerry Only, Doyle & Glen Danzig rock out a gaggle of skeletons.

Geoffrey Canada, president of Harlem's Childrens Zone

Sexy NOVA ScienceNOW Scientists
Neil Degrasse Tyson & Michio Kaku

The eternal Brigitte Bardot.
Should have been Barbarella.
I mean, Jane Fonda, c'mon...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Xmas Art 2010!

Ryan Connolly

Megan Connolly

Megan & Ryan Connolly

Every Christmas I do a bunch of portraits for family members. Here's this year's batch. I was quite ambitious in the amount I did this year, but I am getting faster and managed to crank out a bunch in a week. They're all 5 x 7'' done traditionally with pencils, inks and prismacolor markers. The two at the bottom, Chekhov and Patsy Cline, were colored digitally. Here's a link to last year's.

Maren Kelley

Didi & Layton Kittle

Nathan & Garrett Tambourine

Daria & Football Sleeping

Conrad & Cole Hauca

John "Coach" Karbacz.

John Prine

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Anton Chekhov

Patsy Cline

Electric Eel Apocalypse


Thanikur just released his "Signs of the Apocalypse" for which he asked me to create an illustration.

ex. "1. Plague of Eels. “A plague of eels shall descend upon the tower of Babel. Many will be shocked. Literally, by the eels, for they will be electric eels. (In this way God is able to strike down many more at once without the use of thunderbolts, which decrease his power points by 12%)."

Check out CUZ I EATS ME SPINACH for more details!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 Recap, plus the Birth of Doc Broc!

Well, 2010 is in the books. It was a very productive year for me on a bunch of levels, teeing me up, I hope, for a ridiculously productive 2011.
Artistically I made to the leap to digital last year around this time. After a lifetime being a staunch traditionalist, I finally relented and found myself biking to J&R one cold morning last January to buy a Wacom tablet. It was a smart move. The second piece I ever produced, the Conan head for Royal Flush (Leno head was the first), got an honorable mention for best pro illustration by the kind folks over at Creative Quarterly 21. Going digital has given me more freedom and speed. I will always do certain projects traditionally but developing my digital skill sets was a necessary step as an artist in the year 2010 and beyond.

I have a bunch of new work I'll be posting soon including a 5 portraits for HOW magazine, an updated Misfits piece set in a spooky graveyard full of enthused skeletons a triptych of Bridgette Bardot, two illustrations for my wife Daria's hilarious blog, plus portraits of NOVA science scions Neil Degrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku, The Harlem Children Foundation founder Geoffrey Canada, Patsy Cline, Eisenhower and a whole slew of other fun work involving tea-drinking Japanese snow monkeys and inhabitants of Hoth.

Whereas 2010 was spent acclimating myself to a new medium, 2011 will be about full throttle production. I will continue to work on editorials and portraiture but my main plan for 2011 is to step up my efforts in the comic/fantasy/children's book realm. I have many projects I have been meaning to get around to and this year I will do so, but one project looms foremost in my mind ... a comic strip starring Dr. Broccoli! Daria and I will begin chronicling his exploits very soon. Here's a taste of what is to come.

Sketch of Dr. Broccoli and his assistant, Scoopy the Love Clown

The plan is to do a series of twelve 4 panel strips, along with a couple 1 panels, plus pinups, maps, and whatever else comes to mind. Look for some strips in February. Thanks for stopping by, have a good one!