Reeeeaally excited about a new WHALE of a project that I’m working on…more details to follow!
Finally starting to scan some of these Death Valley sketches.
Going on a Death Valley drawing trip. If I’m gone for more than a couple weeks, call Old Ben.
It’s dicey out there. Just keep calm and pack mindfully.
My prediction for 2014: we’ll all have minor identity crises, which we’ll resolve by wearing personal mantras as marshmallow necklaces. Also, Tintinology.
Every time I bring home a copy of DUNE, I share it with my dad, and usually his reaction is something like, “You’ve got some screwed up friends there, buddy.” But after I brought home THIS issue, I found it in the kitchen later with a little note on it that said, “best Dune EVER.” So there you go; this sketch of mine (with help from an armadillo-y friend) as well as the rest of the slop to come out of last month’s night at the Racer is officially DAD-APPROVED.
The Supramystic Saga cards, a hand-printed run of science trading cards is the brainchild of designer and printer Jon Horn, whom I’m blessed to be buddies with. Each card has a little biography of a scientist as well as his or her ‘rank’ and a colored border denoting how rare they are (try and get a Tesla!). I illustrated several of the scientist portraits (Archimedes, Darwin, and Marie Curie, to name a few), but most of the illustration and design credit is owed to Jon, who has made each deck of cards painstakingly beautiful, down to sewing the stitches that seal each deck in a screen-printed wrapper. I’ve got about twenty decks right now; we’re selling them for ten dollars, which is a great deal for such an awesome work of collectable and educational and trade-able art. Email me if you’d like a deck and we can arrange shipping.
More about Jon and his studio, Blue Dot Prints, over here.
Here’s a lil’ comic I did for ZAPP’s collaborative zine, Xenographic, which you hopefully picked up at Short Run if you were there. Great stuff by past and present ZAPP volunteers. I owe about half of this comic to Herge, Jim Woodring, and Jeff Smith.