Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Like" Monster City on facebook!

Yesterday Tim and I went to Wizard World Chicago and had a blast! We met tons of artists and writers, reconnected with old friends, handed out previews of Monster City, and I even met Stan "The Man" Lee! I told him I was an artist trying to break into the field and he wished me the best of luck, and said he'd be looking for my stuff :) It was a lifelong dream come true. And now Monster City has been blessed by Stan Lee himself, so we've got that going for us!

Anyways, we're planning on having a table of our own next year and might be doing some other conventions before then, which of course, will be announced here. So stay tuned! More preview art is on the way!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Preview of first page of Monster City, issue 1. 
To recap my last post, Monster City is a graphic novel I'm illustrating with writer Tim Compton. It deals with monsters in all of their many forms, and  re-imagines the ones you thought you knew! There's more images below, and more to come!

Okay kids, listen up. This is a big deal. These are some preview images from a graphic novel I'm working on with writer and good friend, Timothy Compton. It's called Monster City and I'll be previewing bits and pieces of it here as we shop for a publisher, or we may decide to make the whole thing available digitally. Either way you'll be the first to know if you check in here regularly. 

We're really hopeful that this is gonna catch on and take the indie comics world by storm. The story is phenomenal, in my opinion, and I'm trying to make the artwork do it justice. It's a neo-noir crime drama with supernatural elements, and re-imagines the classic monsters of literature and film, putting them in a more modern world of cults and organized crime. Intrigued? Then stay tuned for more!

Oh yeah, and check out Tim's other projects at
The assignment was... "breakfast" ... that is all.
Variations on a theme: home insurance
Just some kids in their homemade time machine. If you think I have an obvious love of Calvin and Hobbes, you'd be right :)
Sketches from Chicago Field Museum

Wildlife painting from my advanced watercolor class.
Self portrait. Open to interpretation.