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These are all my recent comic purchases. They ended up being a pretty good example of my reading habits.
Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson 
Pimo and Rex by Thomas Wellmann
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Nausicaa by Hayao Miyazaki
Ant Colony by Michael Deforge
Megagogo by Wook Jin (Hunter) Clark
King Cat #74 by John Porcellino
Show Your Work by Austin Kleon (not technically a comic, but Austin uses words and pictures, and words as pictures, to great effect.)
Couch Tag by Jesse Recklaw
All worth checking out!

These are all my recent comic purchases. They ended up being a pretty good example of my reading habits.

Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson 

Pimo and Rex by Thomas Wellmann

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Nausicaa by Hayao Miyazaki

Ant Colony by Michael Deforge

Megagogo by Wook Jin (Hunter) Clark

King Cat #74 by John Porcellino

Show Your Work by Austin Kleon (not technically a comic, but Austin uses words and pictures, and words as pictures, to great effect.)

Couch Tag by Jesse Recklaw

All worth checking out!

Neglected some other illustration responsibilities so I could stay up late drawing little pink best buds. Had a lot of fun with this one. 
If you feel like watching all 3.5 hours of me drawing this, you can watch the video here.

Neglected some other illustration responsibilities so I could stay up late drawing little pink best buds. Had a lot of fun with this one. 

If you feel like watching all 3.5 hours of me drawing this, you can watch the video here.

Just messing around with some Little Pink Best Buds. Characters from a game that’s being developed right now by Double Fine and Pen Ward for their very fun Amnesia Fortnight event.

There was some talk of LPBB merch, so I thought it’d be fun to redraw Pen’s drawings for funsies and slap ‘em on a tee.

It’s GOBLIN WEEK! I decided to join the fun and draw a Slime Shaman Goblin. 

It’s GOBLIN WEEK! I decided to join the fun and draw a Slime Shaman Goblin. 

The Center for Cartoon Studies (my grad school) asked me to do a poster and web banner for their annual portfolio day. I got to go a little crazy with the concept and had a lot of fun drawing all my old professors and friends as aliens. 

Also, this is one of a bunch of new projects that are up on my totally redesigned website! Go check it out!

I stayed up late last night and finished playing through Broken Age Act 1. I grew up on Tim Schafer adventure games, so this one was a real treat! The artwork was fantastic (Nathan Stapley is the best!) the voice acting is great, and the writing is so wonderfully colorful without being wacky or silly. There are still lots of poop jokes though! It was super refreshing to just sit and chill with a game, not having to worry about the dexterity side of playing, but still be really engaged in what’s going on. Can’t wait for Act 2!
I had to try and steal some of the awesome creative energy that went into this game, so I did a drawing/painting of my two favorite, non speaking, characters. Jesse is the spirited blue bird and Grabbin’ Gary is the little robot. They both save the day!

I stayed up late last night and finished playing through Broken Age Act 1. I grew up on Tim Schafer adventure games, so this one was a real treat! The artwork was fantastic (Nathan Stapley is the best!) the voice acting is great, and the writing is so wonderfully colorful without being wacky or silly. There are still lots of poop jokes though! It was super refreshing to just sit and chill with a game, not having to worry about the dexterity side of playing, but still be really engaged in what’s going on. Can’t wait for Act 2!

I had to try and steal some of the awesome creative energy that went into this game, so I did a drawing/painting of my two favorite, non speaking, characters. Jesse is the spirited blue bird and Grabbin’ Gary is the little robot. They both save the day!

More exciting news! I did a TON of artwork for a GAME! As part of the big Target gift card push around the holidays, the marketing team decided to make a fun little Santa game that you can play right here! Or you can scan the QR code on the back of any of the Target gift cards. 

We added a lot to the game this year, including a cool customization feature where you can ride along with Santa and a whole new level with owls, polar bears, and auroras. 

This was such a fun project. It REALLY makes me want to work on more game stuff in the future!

It’s December now and that means I can finally post about the holiday gift card I did for Target! My buddy and the art director for this project, Ted Halbur, approached me to do a “penguin card” about 9 months ago. The turn around time was really fast, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. You can’t tell here, but there’s a really cool pearlized effect printed over all the snow that makes it look really shiny and wintery.

The process gif shows my initial sketch, a tightened up version, how I “built” the card illustrator, then adjusting color and adding texture in photoshop. 

You can find the card at every check out aisle at every Target everywhere! Woo hoo!

I LOVED the Cat Fingers episode of Steven Universe that aired this week. The nod to Akira was so much fun I decided I had to do a Kaneda/Steven drawing. 

I LOVED the Cat Fingers episode of Steven Universe that aired this week. The nod to Akira was so much fun I decided I had to do a Kaneda/Steven drawing. 

Party Pooper!
This is my contribution to the Major Bueno Party Game! Can’t wait to see how the game turns out!

Party Pooper!

This is my contribution to the Major Bueno Party Game! Can’t wait to see how the game turns out!

Kicking It pixel version!
Inspired by Andy Helms’ Spacebear.

Kicking It pixel version!

Inspired by Andy Helms’ Spacebear.