I’ve been working on a long-standing barter project that’s very near and dear to my heart. My 13-year-old son just received his black belt hapkido at Portland’s Ninja School, a martial arts academy specializing in Heuk Choo Kwan style that’s dedicated to their students’ transformations and sense of personal empowerment. The owners are really awesome folks, and we worked out a trade for my son’s tuition in exchange for a comic book to promote the school. It’s been a great project, and the storyline they’ve been cooking up is expanding well. Here’s a sample of the work we’ve done so far.
Thumbnails for the next CD cover design I’m doing for work! I got together with our staff photographer Bennett Dewan with just a few loose ideas. He took a series of gorgeous photographs of our friend Joe playing the guitar and sent me the best ones to illustrate. Updates soon! This thing is a quick-turn job.
I’ve finally gotten a new laptop, huzzah! I’ve had a slew of art to upload, but I was without a scanner for a long time. I’ll start to trickle out some watercolors and whatnot I’ve done over the last few months.
I’m also pleased to brag that I got a brand-new shiny job at a fancy building in downtown Portland doing graphic design and web work for a radio broadcasting company! I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve learned more in my first week than I have since I graduated from school, ha. It’s going to be a fun journey. Stay tuned for updates!
Meet the crew! I’m pleased to announce that my crew and I will be performing April 11 & 12 at Imago Theater in Portland for the next Portland Puppet Slam. Clockwise from the top we have Uncle Shelby, the Calistoga Kid, and Pearly Sweetcakes, everyone’s hippie darling. We’ve been hard at work fabricating these guys and piles of props to perform a rendition of a little-known Shel Silverstein piece from the seventies. Come see what all the fuss is about! Tickets are available here, but get yours soon. They sell out fast.