Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Get yer geek on

This began as a color study for a marker drawing I was doing for an art trade and turned into... well, this:

The recipient asked for a Paul Rudish style SW pic. Nobody's better at being Paul than Paul, so I went for a Glenn Barr inspired design. (Not that I think I make for a better Glenn)

Friday, February 17, 2006


If you haven't checked it out recently, the good folks over on MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT have been posting an avalanche of amazing work on their show blog. The latest post features stunning paintings of Prof. Wakeman's youthful adventures done in an old pulp magazine style.

MLAATR is one of the best designed shows around; Rob, Alex, and the gang definitely created something truly special throughout it's 3 seasons. Sadly, Nick passed on a 4th season, so we'll all have to look elsewhere for our weekly design fix. We can only hope for a DVD set someday...

Last year, Frederator published THE MLAATR SKETCHBOOK, available from Cafe Press. It's chock full of great pencil art from the show. Order one here while you still can!

Friday, February 10, 2006

I like it rough!

The best part about drawing has gotta be that first, rough blast of creativity. I always wind up doing my initial roughs on little bitty post-it notes and then enlarge the drawing for a final pass to clean it up a bit.

Here's the final product of one of those post-it drawings:

...and just 'cause everybody's pal Lambey is proudly flying his STAR WARS geek flag, I figured I'd to post this one, too:

Thursday, February 02, 2006

New Year's Karma

In the interest of creating some positive karma for myself and also to help out a great bunch of kids, I'm turning my blog over for a moment to my friend Nile. She's got a great local organization to tell all my fellow Los Angeles residents about. Take it away, Nile:

OK, all you cool artist cartoonist people.... please check out Inner City Arts @ This is one of the coolest places on the planet. Situated in the heart of Skid Row (downtown LA) it is a place that inner city kids can change their life through art. My friend Kate Park (she is 13) is taking Animation there. Lots of inner city kids got into Cal Arts after spending time at ICA - and their lives were changed forever. Check out the website - but better still GO THERE and check out the place. They will give you a tour. It is AWWWWWESOME!!! And you art farts have so much to offer these kids!

Nile (a friend and fan of Chris Battle)