Friday, August 6, 2010

The Texas Observer: Deportation Madness

Hey all!
Meant to put this up a while ago.
Been busy working on Sept comics for Marty's Diner at USARiseUp.
Anyway, this was one of the wildest gigs I've gotten.
Texas Observer wanted me to illustrate an article on a recent court ruling that allowed illegal immigrants to stay in the US if they get drug possession charges. The editors wanted to riff on old b-movie posters like that of Reefer Madness

At first, the editors liked my original idea of zombies jumping the border fence and smoking weed. And they let me 
go all the way to a finished illustration:

The wonderful art director Kate Iltis loved it and the editors did too. But.....once the editor took a deep look at the finished concept, he had second thoughts. I guess he thought it was a little too over-the-top and maybe a little racially insensitive, losing the subtler nuances in the article. So I ended up making a new version closer to the Reefer Madness idea:

All in all, it was a fun (paid!) assignment, and I got to make a cool poster.
If anybody wants prints of either illustration to hang in their rooms,

Monday, July 5, 2010

Frotoon #4!

Well, at long last it's finished!
Sorry it took so long.
It's been quite an interesting 2 years since #3.
All kinds of drama–global, personal, and economic–factor into the delay.
That being said, I feel this might be the LAST issue of Frotoon.
I'm not sure, but I know that I have many other projects I'm pursuing at the moment and may not have time like I used to for making minicomics.
We'll see. In the meantime, enjoy the front cover.
If anyone wants to purchase an advanced copy, email me at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Shepherd Express Illustration

A few thumbnail sketches for a cover I'm doing
for an alt-newsweekly based in Milwaukee.
Special thanks to Kevin Gardner for this one.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Prefix Illo: Elvis Costello

Another joint for Prefix Magazine illustrating Costello's "Waiting for the End of the World" released today.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sketchbook: Adopted African Baby

A peek at the latest fashion trend in Hollywood.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Prefix Magazine Comic

Dave Park, founder of Prefix Magazine, asked me a few weeks ago
if I wanted to contribute to the website's new concept of illustrated songs.
So, I suggested doing "Wait Until Tomorrow" by Jimi Hendrix.
Here's a sample page from the comic. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sketchbook: Lady Gaga

A caricature study of the Gaga herself. I heard that her likeness likes eating at Marty's Diner from time to time. ;)