Things are happening in the studio this week. My Cartoon Violence series is about midway into production. Here are some images.
I am hard at work on finishing a short run of animated cell paintings. Half of which have backgrounds which are hand painted in acrylic and gouache. The other half begin with a digital base which then will be added to with colored pencil, water colors, and ink.
This is one of my sons favorite drawings. Every time he comes to my studio he asks if I will draw some tanks for him that are just like these. This project never really got much further than what you see right here. In the end I just wanted to draw some tanks. There was [...]
I continue to push forward with my Arbuckle comic. Here is a two page layout that fits in the first book. I am still tinkering with the panels and word placement so this is in no way a finished product.
I love comics. Much of my work is inspired by or reflective of my deep affection for the medium. It should come as no surprise then to find out that many artists of my generation I have a bit of an obsession with Peanuts. As a child I spent hours copying images from paperback collections. [...]
Working diligently on my Arbuckle comic. Here are two new panels.
I made a totally sweet drawing of Nixon. Perhaps the most American of Presidents. Flawed, paranoid and tragic he was filled with ambition, but could not get out of his own way.
More work on the Arbuckle comic.
I have not been posting this week as it is spring break here in the north dakotas. My wife and I took the kids on a trip where we got stay in a hotel that used to be a train. It was a big hit. We are still talking about it. I finally got into [...]
I have quite a few projects I am moving in between right now. Many of them have been over a year or more in the works. My post today is a before and after look at a comic I am making on the history of the Keystone film studio. I am focussing on Keystone’s biggest [...]