Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Aw man. What a weekend. My throat is still raspy and sore...and the fact as I type that I think dirty, sick things means that the dehumanizing effects of the con are still fresh in my mind.

It was a huge party. I mean, three days of drinking and drawing. Met some cool new folks and was reunited with old friends. I got to Kansas City, Missouri on Friday night, where it was as cold there as it was here in Philly. Pretty much a party night...a less sophisticated meet and greet. Saturday was the biggest drawing day, where I got most of my stuff done, and then Sunday was the Eagles game, some final drawings, and a 12-hour bash that took everyone to dawn.

I didn't do a whole lot of work. But I drew. and I liked what i drew. I spent so little time enjoying myself at the NCN, that I vowed I would spend more time partying at this con. and I"m so glad I did. But enough about my excuses, here's my crap:

On the way to the airport on Friday, we were talking about how much we would inevitably drink, and Marlo decided to be more descriptive. It really had to be put on paper.

Hey Nate!! Matt Zitman started this at the NCN, and now it's just kind of caught on. I haven't drawn him in years, so I thought it was time for an update.

Mike Clem...I didn't really talk to him, until I did the picture of course. He's just fun to draw...about every other wall had a picture of him. This is my personal favorite.

Cat Hupp! Came with us from Philly, and it was her first con, I believe. I like this one, and if I feel like it, I'll post a picture of her with this later.

Okay, so the theme of the con was Droppin' a Deuce. So on one wall, everyone who wanted to compete put up a picture based on the theme. Needless to say it was the most grotesque wall in the con. I don't normally go that far with my gross factor, but when in Rome... So this is what I came up with. I'm pretty happy with the drawing itself, and I haven't used watercolors in years, so I think given my recent inexperience with them, it turned out okay. Oh yeah, that's Len Hernandez as the Charmin Bear, and Aaron Philby takin' a dump.

Beau Hufford. I met him for the first time here. Great guy, and a great artist.

Stacy Pierce!! One of the Philly crew. She made all the awesome trophies that were given out at the con. Good stuff.

Well that's about it... it was a great weekend, I was productive and lazy at the same time. Now, even if you don't consider yourself a caricature artist, consider coming to Cripplecon 3 because it doesn't matter how you draw. It just matters that you can draw a penis.

Can't wait for next year. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Drawing of the day(s)

Two posts in one day!! I think I saw Satan skating to work this morning.

Okay, so the other day my good buddy, and awesome cartoonist Josh Peters invited me to join a few people in a sketch-a-day 2009. It's as straight-forward as it sounds. A sketch a day. Nothing fancy, just a sketch. Draw something.

Josh is much more on the ball than I am, as are the others. However, I finally got off my ass and did the first three drawings for this. I am REALLY gonna try to keep up with this. With cripplecon this weekend, I won't post until I get back, but even if my sketches are caricatures, they are sketches. Although, I'll try to do something special just for the sketch-a-day.

Okay, here goes.

Yeah, it's a football sketch. Weird choice for my first one, I know, but I really enjoyed the game on Sunday, and since it seems that Akers carries this team, and they wouldn't have even PLAYED a game this week without him last week, I thought he deserved a pic. But I spiced it up with the angry football. Heh.
I shouldn't have to explain this. I was watching Star Trek.

The Progressive cashier. Her real name is Stephanie Courtney, and she's my celebrity crush. Seriously, does anybody else think she's gorgeous? The body was a little rushed, but I like the face.

Well, that's the first three. Tomorrow's will probably be an in-flight sketch. You know, the sketch you do of the sleepy fat guy on the plane? Can't wait. Later!

I am a Lazy Bastard

I know it sounds terribly dismal, but when I say that, I do it with a sickening joviality. I mean, it's been almost two months since my last post. And people actually wanna see some stuff!! I don't feel like typing too much, so I'll keep it brief...I've been drawing less, applying for jobs and not getting any.

But I got unemployment! Free money! In fact, i'm at work right now. Workin' hard, actually because here I am with an actual new post. I don't have anything terribly exciting to share, mostly, it's a bunch of life drawing that I've done over the last two months...at least, some of my better pics.

I'm headed out to cripplecon tomorrow. For those of you who don't know, it's a small caricature convention in Kansas City, Missouri where the attendies are some of the best and brightest in our industry. Also, they're crazy. So I know I'll fit in. Seriously, some sick shit goes down at this thing. I'm really excited to actually be excited about drawing again. At least for a weekend, and to see some of my friends from across the country. Should be good. And it'll be great, because I KNOW I'll have stuff to post when I return. So...two posts in one week!! CaRAAZY!!

Okay, I'll shut up, here's some art.

Five minute sketches...I like how I achieved the whole "this is the same person" thing.
Old wrinkly man...from behind. You know, I made him look a lot less old and wrinkly.
Chad. Cat's roommate. Got naked for free. Very nice of him. ...no, I wasn't the only one in the room.
This woman's last name was also Meekins. Marlo was thrilled, since the woman was very excited to talk to her all night.

Yeah, I know her thigh is too long, I went with a little exaggeration. Looks kinda fun, though.

Two pictures of the same pose. The second is more exaggerated than the first, which I love, but I got a little carried away on the inner shin. Looks too cartoony. Oops.

Well, that's all I felt was worth putting up. Stay tunned for my drawings of the day, and I'll talk more about that in about...five minutes.