Thursday, December 16, 2010
Here are some sketches of the dinosaurs that'll be starring in the next issue of Trackrabbit. I wanted them to look cute, but also a little vacant, so the idea of personifying them would seem utterly absurd. I inked these with technical pens of various sizes, which I'm thinking about using for the whole book. It feels a little like cheating, but eschewing regular trips to the inkwell would probably cut down a lot of production time.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Here's a piece I did for an anthology of comics about my neighborhood, San Francisco's fashionable Mission District. In a move those familiar with my work will note as a drastic stylistic departure, I have stolen the title for this story from a Lloyd Cole song, instead of a Belle and Sebastian song.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Hey gang. I know it's been a while. Some of you have surely come to the conclusion that I must not care about my career at all, and you'd almost be right. I mean, who cares about comics? But at the end of the day, it's the only thing I'm good at, and I'm too much of a narcissist to let that go to waste. Here are the first page pencils for a piece that'll be in some anthology of comics about the neighborhood where I live, San Francisco's fashionable Mission District. My less than acute ear for Chola dialogue has already been pointed out, so please restrict your criticism to comments on perspective, anatomy and spelling. Thanks.
In other news, I'll be doing a reading at Mission Comics and Art this Saturday, as part of something called Litcrawl. If you wear expensive horn-rims and read Dave Eggers, you know what I'm talking about. The party starts at seven. The store is on 20th between Mission and Valencia. See you then, unless you're a jerk.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This is what I've been doing lately. I'm almost done penciling this thing, but I have a ton of un-inked pages, so I'm trying to catch up. I'm fully committed to getting it done in time for Stumptown, so expect to see more regular updates (like, twice a month instead of quarterly, or whatever). As always, I am making a futile bid for your feedback. Thanks.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In an effort to "loosen up," generate "content" more regularly, and do the kind of comics that make inferior cartoonists unfathomable sums of money, I have started doing a "diary" comic. All joking aside, I'm only doing these as an exercise. I will not publish them unless some deluded jackass offers me a bucket of cash. I would, however, like some feedback. Do you like this looser style? Do you notice the absence of meticulously measured linear perspective? Are you offended by the way I drew you? You make the call, true believers! Here's the first two. New Trackrabbit pages will be up in a day or two (as if you cared).
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Now that the tumult of the holidays is behind us, and I've concluded my campaign of writing anonymous letters of scathing criticism to various cartoonists in Brooklyn, I can get back to what matters: meticulously executed genre fiction that no one will ever read. I'm half-way done penciling this book, now, so surely I'll have it done before the computer on which I'm typing this is even more laughably obsolete. Cheers!