Monday, December 21, 2009

Ya ever made a zine before?

I sure haven't, but Maria Forde has! Her advice portraits are where it's at. I'm thinking BOXhead would love himself a zine.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Production of my IP project (and any other project, or fun, for that matter) has been paused as I finish up this semester. One last paper, a short essay, and an exam. Looking forward to next semester. More than you know. Many things have come up within the past couple days. New projects, new ways to think about old projects. This winter break will give me much time to process it all.

In the meantime, my website is almost finished. I made it from scratch, so check it out! Give me your questions, comments, criticisms, inquiries, secrets, etc.

I just came up with a new character: Child Bear. Literally, it just popped into my head with the help of Jenna, friend-artist phenomena. Drawings to come...of Child Bear, not Jenna. Sorry.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

laugh now, cry later

Look, I'm keeping up on my reading. A friend showed me a book of "comix" by Johnny Ryan called XXX Scumbag Party. All the drawings are super simple with pretty vulgar, yet hilarious images. This one below is my blog-friendly find...for the children, of course.

I like the play between a welcoming drawing style with not-so-friendly visuals once you really look at them. It makes the viewer have a reaction to the work rather than a quick glance.

Friday, December 4, 2009

welcome to the fam'ly

the two newest additions to the collection

new beginnings

I walked into my cubicle, I mean studio, on Wednesday and just about went crazy. I felt very claustrophobic, so I decided to de-clutter the space. Only got halfway there. Don't mind that left side...

Also, Endi (half of my extraordinary IP professors...brownie points??) came into my studio and changed a great way. He said something along the lines of, "how they led such meaningless lives" in reference to people living in the start of suburbia (beginning in 1920s and exemplified in the 1960s middle America). Keeping this phrase in mind, I'm reshaping the organization of my BOXhead drawings.
I have been drawing with no solid idea in mind, but this is now helping me to realize one, possibly along the lines of:

What are the things we do to be normal, to fit in?
How far are we willing to go to fit into a mold?

More thoughts added in time. I'm brainstorming here.