Life drawing. Charcoal on paper, 18″ x 12″, 2014.
Cover artwork, Fall 1991. Ink drawing, 1991 (newspaper tearsheet pictured).
Unpublished illustration for The Yearling: “Penny said, ‘All right, boy. Here’s our way'”. Faux animation cel, 1990.
“Star gazing” Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2017.
“Wendy’s printmaker friend is named Rob.” Woodblock print, 10″ x 10″, 1990.
Cover artwork, V. 3, no. 1. Ink drawing, 1992.
Drink & draw challenge: “draw a foreign comic book cover”. Marker on board, 2007.
“Dick & Elvis”. Ink drawing with digital color, 1991.
Promotional poster for annual studio tour. Ink drawing and hand lettering, 2000.
I was lucky enough to discover the wonder of words and pictures melded in the service of storytelling at an early age, first in newspaper strips and then in monthly comics from DC and Marvel. In my teens I began writing and drawing my own comics and I never looked back! After graduating from the University of Kansas with degrees in Art History and Design, I continued living and cartooning in the Midwest.
Wine label for Davenport Orchards & Vineyards. Ink drawing and hand lettering with digital color, 2004.
“Din”. Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2006.
Character illustration for AstroKitty Comics & More. Ink drawing with digital color, 2007.
Reinterpretation of Genesis’ “Foxtrot” album cover, done in the style of their “Duke” cover. Ink drawing with digital color, 2011. You can read more about this piece here
Entry for Lawrence Public Library’s “Banned Book Week” trading card contest. Ink drawing and collage, 2013. You can read more about this piece here
“I am curious (blue)”. Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2008.
“How green is my garden”. Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2008.
“The gossip of 4th Street”. Ink drawing with digital color, 2002.
Logo for Lawrence ArtWalk, an annual tour of artists’ studios. Ink drawing and digital coloring, 2004.
I have always thought of cartoon storytelling as the highest form of my art. As “Li’l Abner” creator Al Capp said, “no artist who can write should avoid words; no author who can draw should avoid drawing.” While my main body of work and extensive publication history reflect that storytelling focus, collected in comic books and published online, I also have a sideline of making paintings, prints, and providing illustrations for select clients. My work in all media and formats has a handcrafted aesthetic; I’m interested in making images in a direct fashion that doesn’t hide the hand-drawn aspect of my cartooning.
“BOOM! (for Billy)”. Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2016.
“Portrait of a Senator from the state of Pennsylvania”. Hand-colored ink drawing, 2004.
“All hail the King!”. Ink drawing with digital color, 2015.
“Star struck”. Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2019.
“Skate for health”. Ink drawing with digital color, 2018.
“Tin man on the moon.” Graphite on paper, 10″ x 8″, 2019.
“They stole my face!” Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2017.
“The one”. Ink drawing with digital color, 2005.
“Bounty hunter scum”. Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 12″, 2018.
In 2015 I relocated to Memphis, where I’ve been carving my niche in the Mid-South’s art scene ever since. While it’s been a challenge finding readers for my comics here, I’ve found a more receptive audience for my fine art and prints. My artistic practice includes daily (well, most days) pencil drawings, posted to Instagram. Drawings, prints, comics & other merchandise are available for purchase from my Square store. Want more info? Read my CV or contact me.
“Murder, you say?” Graphite on paper, 10.75″ x 9″, 2019.
“A meal fit for The King!” Ink drawing with digital color, printed as a vinyl mat, 2017. From my installation as part of Crosstown Arts’ “Potluck” exhibition. You can read more about this piece here
“Fog of sleep.” Graphite on paper, 5″ x 7″, 2019.
“Pie hole”. Acrylic on panel, 24″ x 12″, 2019.
“Rust Hall, monsterized”. Ink drawing with digital color, 2019.
“Blue Mitchell”. Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 18″, 2019.