Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moleskine 001

Pages 006 and 007.
February 29, 2012.


SKETCHBOOKS: Moleskine 001

Pages 004 and 005.
January 20, 2012.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moleskine 001

Pages 002 and 003.
January 11, 2012.


SKETCHBOOKS: Moleskine 001

Inside front cover and page 001.
April 15, 2011.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SKETCHBOOKS: Moleskine 001

Front cover.
April 2011.


OR, THE WHALE: Mother Whale Eyeless

9 x 6 inches
collage on found paper
January 16, 2012


Monday, April 24, 2017

OR, THE WHALE: The Annunciation

8 x 7 inches
collage on found paper
January 16, 2012


OR, THE WHALE: Pippi the Leviathan

11 x 9 inches
collage on chipboard
January 16, 2012


Sunday, April 23, 2017

OR, THE WHALE: Stability of Practical Profile

13 x 10 inches
collage on chipboard
January 16, 2012


OR, THE WHALE: How Birds Live

13 x 10 inches
collage on chipboard
January 16, 2012


Saturday, April 22, 2017

OR, THE WHALE: A Whale of a Wash!

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
January 2, 2012


OR, THE WHALE: "It swims! It spouts!"

10.75 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper
January 2, 2012


Friday, April 21, 2017

OR, THE WHALE: Pippi and the Whale

15.5 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
December 30, 2011


OR, THE WHALE: Girl, Whale

15.5 x 10.75 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
December 29, 2011


Thursday, April 20, 2017

OR, THE WHALE: Nautilus

10.75 x 15.5 inches
acrylic paint, collage and ink on found paper
December 29, 2011


OR, THE WHALE: Pippi, second version

8 x 4.5 inches
ink on Bristol board
December 29, 2011


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

OR, THE WHALE: Pippi, first version

8 x 4 inches
ink on Bristol board
December 29, 2011


THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, Book III illustration

Illustration for Book III of the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, Book II illustration

Illustration for Book II of the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, Book I illustration

Illustration for Book I of the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


Monday, April 17, 2017

THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, final cover art

Final cover art for the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, black & white final cover art

Final black & white cover art for the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


Sunday, April 16, 2017

THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, cover concept 3

Third cover concept for the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, cover concept 2

Second cover concept for the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

THE ALLIGATORS OF ABRAHAM, cover concept 1

First cover pitch for the novel The Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss, published in 2011 by Mud Luscious Press. 


Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 100

Title: Marlow ceased, and sat apart, indistinct and silent, in the pose of a meditating Buddha. Nobody moved for a time. 'We have lost the first of the ebb,' said the Director suddenly. I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed sombre under an overcast sky -- seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.

11 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
July 29, 2011


Friday, April 14, 2017

Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 099

Title: 'The last word he pronounced was - - your name.'

10 x 7.75 inches
ink on watercolor paper
July 29, 2011


Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 090

Title: 'The horror! The horror!'

11 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
July 24, 2011


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 071

Title: 'You can't judge Mr. Kurtz as you would an ordinary man.'

10 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
July 23, 2011


Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 067

Title: "His aspect reminded me of something I had seen -- something funny I had seen somewhere. As I manoeuvred to get alongside, I was asking myself, 'What does this fellow look like?' Suddenly I got it. He looked like a harlequin. His clothes had been made of some stuff that was brown holland probably, but it was covered with patches all over, with bright patches, blue, red, and yellow -- patches on the back, patches on the front, patches on elbows, on knees; coloured binding around his jacket, scarlet edging at the bottom of his trousers; and the sun-shine made him look extremely gay and wonderfully neat withal, because you could see how beautifully all this patching had been done. A beardless, boyish face, very fair, no features to speak of, nose peeling, little blue eyes, smiles and frowns chasing each other over that open countenance like sunshine and shadow on a wind-swept plain."

10 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
July 21, 2011


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 041

Title: "Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings. An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. There was no joy in the brilliance of sunshine. The long stretches of the waterway ran on, deserted, into the gloom of over-shadowed distances."

10 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
July 17, 2011


Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 020

Title: "When near the buildings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get-up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision. I saw a high starched collar, white cuffs, a light alpaca jacket, snowy trousers, a clean necktie, and varnished boots. No hat. Hair parted, brushed, oiled, under a green-lined parasol held in a big white hand. He was amazing, and had a penholder behind his ear."

11.75 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
July 13, 2011


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 019

Title: "They were dying slowly - it was very clear. They were not enemies, they were not criminals, they were nothing earthly now - nothing but black shadows of disease and starvation, lying confusedly in the greenish gloom."

10 x 7.75 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
July 13, 2011


Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 010

Title: "...on one end a large shining map, marked with all the colours of a rainbow. There was a vast amount of red - good to see at any time, because one knows that some real work is done in there, a deuce of a lot of blue, a little green, smears of orange, and, on the East Coast, a purple patch, to show where the jolly pioneers of progress drink the jolly lager-beer. However, I wasn't going into any of these. I was going into the yellow. Dead in the centre. And the river was there - fascinating - deadly - like a snake."

12 x 9 inches
ink on paper
July 5, 2011



Monday, April 10, 2017

Scenes from HEART OF DARKNESS, page 003

Title: "And this also," said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the earth."

12 x 9 inches
ink on paper
July 4, 2011


THE SNOW WHALE

Title: The snow whale was longer and larger than the bowhead. His skin was as white as the ice, but there was also a grayish cast that made him look aged. Unlike the bowhead, he was covered with imperfections. There were barnacles on him, long scars, and swollen over harpoon blades. His head and body were a uniform and enormous, elongated box. He lifted half out of the water with little effort and his mouth opened wide.

12 x 8.25 inches
ink on watercolor paper
June 29, 2011

(A series of promotional illustrations I did for John Minichillo's 2011 novel The Snow Whale.)


Sunday, April 9, 2017

THE SNOW WHALE

Title: The old captain rolled the glass orb around in his mouth and as he spit out the eye, it appeared to watch them from Akmaaq's pursed lips.

10.75 x 7.75 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
July 2, 2011

(A series of promotional illustrations I did for John Minichillo's 2011 novel The Snow Whale.)


THE SNOW WHALE

Title: The whale rolled again and they saw its features. The whale was slick, black, and enormous - the head above water thirty feet long.

10.5 x 7.25 inches
acrylic paint and ink on found paper
June 19, 2011

(A series of promotional illustrations I did for John Minichillo's 2011 novel The Snow Whale.)


Saturday, April 8, 2017

THE SNOW WHALE

Title: At first this second whale seemed a block of ice that floated up from below. He was a white whale, the snow whale, and when he surfaced from under us I saw the tail and his open mouth.

7.75 x 10.75 inches
ballpoint pen on found paper
June 19, 2011

(A series of promotional illustrations I did for John Minichillo's 2011 novel The Snow Whale.)


THE SNOW WHALE

Title: "Call me Q."

8.75 x 5.75 inches
acrylic paint on found paper
June 12, 2011

(A series of promotional illustrations I did for John Minichillo's 2011 novel The Snow Whale.)


Friday, April 7, 2017

THE SNOW WHALE

Title: Now she was married to a desk doodle salesman and he was losing his mind.

12 x 8.25 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
June 12, 2011

(A series of promotional illustrations I did for John Minichillo's 2011 novel The Snow Whale.)


HOW PLUP IS MADE!

A one page comic I made for a pulp-themed anthology in 2011. I have never been a fan of pulp - not the stories, art style, magazines, or genre. So this piece is a perhaps slightly immature response to having that theme forced upon me.



Thursday, April 6, 2017

KOBAYASHI MARU

Story by Tim McGurr, art by Matt Kish.
2010

(A five page comic I did for an anthology. I was deep into working on my Moby-Dick illustrations at the time, so that naturally played into the script that my friend Tim, a big fan of Star Trek, wrote. Some of these visualizations were lifted directly from my Moby-Dick illustrations.)