Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

British un-things

Have you noticed the books out semi-lately with "un" things as main characters?
The link between them might be in the water; all of the authors are currently living in or were originally from England. That and, whether you like the books or not, critics have widely agreed that at the very least these authors have created unique worlds and ideas and display incredible imagination in their writing.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Illustrators I Greatly Admire: Exhibit C

Gris Grimly.

Incredible talent, this guy.

Currently working on
Frankenstein, and has set up a blog to share his progress. First noticed him through his Edgar Allan Poe book, Tales of Mystery and Madness, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Keri Smith

For any creative type who needs a little humor and a gentle nudge in a productive direction, take a look at Keri Smith's Web site. For the most fun and a lot of creative ideas, choose the "Play" link, and don't forget to check out her portfolio while you're there.

Great work, great ideas and a great inspiration to the creative community.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Illustrators I Greatly Admire

Exhibit B:
Pablo Bernasconi

I first became aware of Mr. Bernasconi's work in The Wizard the Ugly and the Book of Shame. That one was published by Bloomsbury. Fantastic collage-type abilities and great characters. I wonder if people kept telling him he would scare the children. And I wonder if, even though they told him that, he kept doing what he was doing anyway.

There's a lesson here.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Firefly Chocolates @ the Mall

My friends down at the Firefly have opened a new shop at Westmoreland Mall in Greensburg, and they've included more of my signage. All the posters hanging in the shop were also part of our branding campaign. Included here are both the outside signage as it was designed, and a shot of the shop from the mall interior.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Illustrators I Greatly Admire

Take a look at Kirill Chelushkin's work, represented by Shannon Associates.

First came upon his illustrations in The Elves and the Shoemaker as retold by John Cech and published by Sterling Publishing in New York.

Incredible work.

Snow @ twilight

Our first-ish snow of the season of any consequence.

Friday, December 04, 2009


Finally moving on Twitter:

Combination of all the work I do: fine art, kid's illustration, graphic design and The Rots©. Kind of a daily updating of my working life.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Jack & Jill

Here are a few of the spots I did for Jack and Jill's November/December issue. I have to be a little more careful about the colors next time; they printed pretty dark. And I have no excuse...I used to work for a newspaper, and I know how things print on absorbant paper like that! Never forget to learn.