Friday, December 17, 2010

A Few of My Childhood Heroes: Gonzo

Gonzo falls into the just weird category of my childhood heroes. Not only does he wear a bow tie, he also likes to quote Shakespeare while hanging from a spoon by his nose over a vat of oatmeal. That's just cool.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Few of My Childhood Heroes: Spock

This evening the Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit at Lyndon State College opens. We were all given the assignment to create a piece related to the theme of Heroes. This is something I had been bantering around in my head for some time. I have three pieces done and have around 14 more planed for the future.

I noticed a common theme in my list of childhood heroes–they were either under appreciated or misunderstood, extremely wise or smart, just odd, or any mix of the three.

Spock is one of those characters that is both misunderstood and extremely smart. He was smart and in control at almost every moment. I wanted to be like him and I related to being the odd guy out. I cried when he died and was excited at his return.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Bow Tie Guy

Octopus (ˈäktəpəs)
An eight sucker-bearing tentacled cephalopod mullusk that also carries the weight of figuratively meaning a type of organization that has far reaching harmful effects. I drew this while attending a meeting. I often draw at meetings to do something productive.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Me at the Society of Illustrators

Not that I usually like to post images of myself, but this was exciting for me. As mentioned earlier I had an illustration in one of the galleries at the Society of Illustrators in New York. It was a wonderful weekend. I learned a lot and I got to spend time with some great artists and good friends.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Exhibiting at the Society of Illustrators

My illustration Androcles and the Lion, created for Vermont Children's Theater, will be on exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York from October 05, 2010 - October 16, 2010.

If you are in the area please stop by for a look. For more information visit:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Facebook page

I have been posting and organizing my work on to my facebook illustration page at

Just trying to find another way of getting my work seen.


Weekly Bow Tie Guy

It's been a busy start to the semester and I have been fighting for time to draw. These are two drawings that showed up in my sketch book recently. I am hoping to finish a major personal project by the December. It is coming along slowly.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Honk jr Illustration

Just finished the illustration for Vermont Children's Theater's production of Honk Jr. This one came rather fast. I figured the glasses and the bow tie made him look more awkward and like an outcast. I'm still working on the illustration for Cosmic Nightingale. I will post that when it is completed.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Summer Sketching

It's summer again and I have started sketching more. Aside from teaching the On-sight Illustration class, I have been sketching my children as they play their baseball games. This is a quick sketch of my daughter at bat.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Starting New Project

Just got the word from the Vermont Children's Theater. I am starting the work on the posters for this years productions. I'll be illustrating posters for Honk Jr and Cosmic Nightingale. Both of which I am very excited about. I will post things as they develop.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekly Bow Tie Guy

Happy Valentines Day
I find I really enjoy the kiwi bird. They are so awkward. This came to me Monday morning. I will be revisiting the idea latter. The creative possibilities are endless.

Monday, February 8, 2010

San Francisco

A brief history about the origins of this illustration:
After spending a week in San Francisco as part of my MA at Syracuse, Murray Tinkelmann asked that we each create an illustration that said San Francisco. I worked diligently on a bad concept that ended up being an even worse illustration. In the end, I came out of one of the worst critiques I have ever been in. Not only did I know I had a bad illustration but everyone else in the class had seen it as well. I think it was the beginning of my realization that I was trying to be someone else artistically.

A few months later I came up with this idea in my sketch book. I had wanted to complete it to redeem myself in some way before I graduated but the thesis took all of my time. Recently, I was looking for a project to do to demonstrate to my class my process and what I expected from them in terms of their process and this idea came to mind again. Apparently, I have a hard time giving up.