New gig poster for EYEHATEGOD, Cro-Mags, Burn Blue Sky, Fistula and Goosed.
I did this illustration about nine (give or take) years ago for an essay that Matt Stansberry wrote. Having always enjoyed Matt’s writing, this was the first piece he let me read that I NEEDED to make art for his writing. I still love the essay and am still proud of the art to accompany it. Glad to see it finally made it’s way onto the inter webs for everyone to read.
An article for hunters, fathers, sons, and exploring the depth of killing.
The Awakening digital ($1) and physical ($4) issue are up on my store. Each physical issue ordered will come with an interior cover sketch. Thanks!
This years Oscar Nominees for Documentary look brilliant.
After sending the final files off for The Awakening, a short comic I made, I figured I would post a bit of the process behind making it. The Awakening is a 16 page, black and white comic about a young boy’s dreams of the dark forest that surrounds his house.
Let’s start with the cover and the small thumbnail sketch.
I scan the thumbnail sketch in and work on it digitally until I get everything how I’d like it to look.
After getting the drawing tightened up and an idea of the type placement, I’ll print out the sketch and draw it in blue pencil and ink it traditionally.
Final inks scanned, color added, and typography placed.
Next, the process of making the interior pages. I start with small thumbnails to layout the story and make sure everything works sequentially over the course of the entire issue.
Next I rough out the thumbnails to a larger size, correct dimensions, proportions, etc. Then I’ll scan in my rough sketches and work on them digitally correcting anything that looks strange or incorrect.
I also start working on values and shadows. After I figure like the compositions and values I print the picture out either black and white or blue line and move onto inking.
Final inks above. After the inking is cleaned up in photoshop I move onto adding color, or in this case black and white values, then the typography.
Here’s a preview of the final issue which will be on sale in February.
Thanks for reading!
Welcome to Clearwater Village, a small suburb where nothing is as it seems and everyone has secrets better left in the dark.
Late last year I began a web comic called Clearwater Village. I’ll be updating the comic sporadically when a story hits me or can find the time. There are two chapters up now, enjoy!
At the end of every year I like to recap the music I enjoyed. I can never narrow it down to a top 10 so below are the albums that I enjoyed and a song from each. We’ll go in alphabetical order. (Although I will preface this post that my favorite albums of the year are from Travis Scott / Inter Arma / The Lumineers / O’Brother).
Bon Iver / 22 a million
Frank Ocean / Blonde
Inter Arma / Paradise Gallows
J Cole / 4 Your Eyez Only
Kendrick Lamar / untitled unmastered.
Leonard Cohen / You Want It Darker
The Lumineers / Cleopatra
Nails / You Will Never Be One Of Us
O’Brother / Endless Light
Radiohead / A Moon Shaped Pool
Stranger Things Soundtrack
Travis Scott / Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
The Weeknd / Starboy