Saturday, September 20, 2014

And then suddenly, last summer…

It's been a summer of cartoons and after last week my chapter in the story is finito. I pulled my first all-nighter in eight years and enjoyed sleeping in this morning (although I do feel like a bum). Aside from some manic sleep patterns I drew several hundred feet of cartoons that you'll be able to see at Redmoon's Skelebration and Boneshaker events—more info here.

I'm pretty lucky to have met Frank, Alex and the rest of the Redmoon gang. I've had my drawings projected on the facade of the MCA with The Astronaut's Birthday and now this massive Halloween scroll project. They are a wildly creative group that I'm happy to be a part of.

So what's next? Well… aside from some Swedish brunch, I think I'll strip some paint off the front door so T and I can paint it pink and then it's time to crank out album art for Curio's forthcoming album, Twisted Roots.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Chapter 6, the tattooed princess

The backstory of the princess is told through her tattoos. It also serves as a style break in the scroll. I really love classic tattoo design, but I'm not particularly good at it, however I had a lot of fun with this and I think they look pretty good…

Monday, September 1, 2014

Chapter 5…

…was several meals, a handful of Neil Oliver documentaries and many sheets of paper ago.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chapter 1

Chapter 1 is inked and six more to go by September 1. I could really go for a 4-foot-wide monitor on this project…

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Twisted Roots: Rituals for the Southbound

I've been pondering the bass in the shadows for Curio over the last year or so and this Spring we recorded a full length called Twisted Roots. Artwork is underway and it's a bit creepy. Expanding on Chris' lyrics, these collages are my murder ballads.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Twisted Roots: Unintentional Frank/Beaver Mask

The new Curio album is about to go into the mastering stage so it's time to start creating album art. This is the first take on it and may or may not make it to the final piece.

My friend and cohort in cartoon crimes Frank, lent me a book of Jim Woodring's "Frank" and it would seem that it has burned an image in my brain. This might be a beaver mask, but I'm pretty sure it's "Frank."