Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Posting New Story Page by Page

I am going to try to start posting pages of my story regularly leading up to me putting it out. For now, here's the first three! They will be in the Cauldron In The Back Cabinet page.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Artlink's Toy and Book Illustration Show

Going to be a fine show of art over at Artlink in Fort Wayne coming up.  They are sporting a Toy And Book Illustration Show.  Work featured in books and with books and toys as the theme.  I have some work from my RocketBoy book in the show as well as local illustrators and artists.  I'll be selling copies of the book at the show, too.

Also, check out the the installation show that will be there, too!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Characters From "The Story"

Working on the look of the book: characters, toning, color. I think I got the look pf the characters, down, still toning and coloring. Got lots to do between now and December 8th.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ghost and Boy with Color

The final color version. Still playing with tone and color for the look of my other project. Getting closer. Thanks to Tim Baron and Aaron Minier for toning help.

Below is the original pen sketch.

Livi and The Imps Sketch

One of the sketches that was waiting for color so patiently has been rewarded with color. Well, I hope it was a reward and not a miserable failure. Still working out color schemes and toning. I want the books to have a monochromatic look with a blue tone. Not quite sure this is the exact look but it's a start. Still figuring a look for the texture, too. I don't want to get too fancy as there are people who do it better and that's not quite the look I want.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Drawings Waiting Patiently

A couple of quick drawings. The left one is a drawing working out a couple different characters for a story I'm working on and I just wanted to draw weird space scene on the right. Both done during the time I was teaching a summer cartooning class for high schoolers. Both now patiently await color.

I drew this during Graduation ceremonies on the back of a folder, still no color. Influenced I'm sure by this guy's art I've been admiring.

A Bella also drawn during the class.

And an Edward. Color with markers.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Derby Girls Bust-A-Move Bust

Our local Derby Girls have a charity event called Bust-A-Move, where they raise money for Breast Cancer research. The groups casts the torsos of breast cancer survivors and members of the Derby Girls. The casts are then given to local artists who create art on the casts. The artists then donate their work to the Girls for a silent auction where the proceeds go to fund the research.

This is actually Step 1.5, because I didn't snap a pic of the all blue bust. This is a white wash covered in an iridescent medium that makes it a little sparkly.

Step 2. A little more blue on top of the white, a little more washing. Light wash to block in where the figures are going to be: in this case Luchadoras on Roller Skates.

Step 3. Some more details on the figures. I keep color pretty washy and monochromatic for a long time when I paint. I pretty much suck at painting with color unless it's a VERY limited palette.

Step 4. Color done. Gots to dry so I can draw and ink in the lines with Brush and India Ink.
Step 5. Ink in the lines and done! 

Introducing: Dragona

and Magmadame!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I Am Fercocious

Greetings! Jeremy here to shout about Ferocious, a new anthology of illustration and storytelling put together by local wunderkid Nate Utesch of Metavari and One Lucky Guitar.  It features images by an international roster of amazing artists, including a 6 page excerpt from my comic. This is quality, folks, pure and simple.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Poster For The Same Bar

Another poster design. This one also inspired by Mid-Century modern design, this time specifically the Hi-Fi recordings and album cover design. The basic line drawing is below.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Robot For A Poster For A Bar For Some Bands

I designed a poster for a friend's bar.  Got to draw a robot climbing out of the ground!  I had an image of an old pulp sci-fi novel in my head as the inspiration.
Above is the original black and white drawing.  Brush and ink.  Below is the final illustration colored in Photoshop.  I will post the poster after it has been used.

Monday, June 14, 2010



It's an "ABC Adventure Story" that tells a tale about an intrepid young adventurer that is aimed at parents who read to their kids and the big kids who like adventure stories.  The structure follows the basic "A is for..." format introducing more complicated words while telling an exciting story reminiscent of the the space adventure stories of the 50's and 60's.


The book is self-published through  If you decide to order it through them, they will ship it after your order is placed.  You could also hit me up with and email and a check for $15 and I will send you out one with a drawing!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Polly Esther Identity

Been working on some designs for my wife's Polly Esther Repurposed Threads line of handcrafted goodness.  Working on a hanger to display her tie cuffs and a business card.

These are just first drafts.  Any input would be appreciated.

These books have been floating around fueling the handmade rampage at our house:

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Portfolio Pages

I have the Pictures Pages theme in my head (Come along and watch Bill Cosby do a picture with you!)
Posting pages from my portfolio that I've begun handing out to potential clients. Since I'm not cool and don't have a fancy or even semi fancy web page yet.

With Frank Noca for f.a.y. Design Parlor.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Summer Spots

Spot illustrations for summer kids stuff. Personal work challenge: Spot illo a day. This is two days worth.

Brush Pen and Photoshop.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


A poster design with owls in it. I'm not sure why, but I felt I needed to make it. Vector art practice, using simple shapes and Charley Harper as an influence.
The first one is fairly straight up. The second is meant to look kind of like a woodcut.
Don't like the tree as much in the second.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Button Designs

Button designs for RocketBoy and Red Rocket Comics for the Convention.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Sketch Cards

The Summit City Comic Con is coming. They sent out sketch cards for the exhibiting artists. I started mine this weekend.

A bit of ironic that I got the new that I was that I was getting the cards the day after my good friend Tim suggested I should try my hand at drawing some.

Zap and Zip, but Wait....

L is for Lasers! But, they lack an effect on the
lifeless forms as RocketBoy looks for a launch-
ing place to take leave of this haunted liner.

But, wait! L is also for Loneliness! The specters
have no family left to love them out here in the
long vacuum.

I've self-published my book RocketBoy and the Space
Ghosts through You can access my page and
purchase a copy here.

Monday, May 03, 2010


J is for Jetpack as RocketBoy jabs the controls
in an attempt jettison himself from the jarring
situation. “Jeepers, this is a jam!” RocketBoy
shouts as the spirits jostle the lad, jangling his
K is for KZZZT! and KKRRKKLL! as the ghosts
briefly interfere with RocketBoy’s electronic
systems. Then KLUNK! when they kick back in.

Sunday, May 02, 2010


G is also for Ghosts! Space Ghosts!
H is also for Haunted! “Head for the hills!”
RocketBoy says to himself.

I is for Interstellar poltergeists interrupting
RocketBoy’s inspection of the vessel. “Interloper!”
they seem to intone to the intrepid young explorer.

Friday, April 30, 2010

What's This?

G is for “Going inside!” RocketBoy says as he
gingerly guides his gear through one of the
gaping gashes. “Golly!” he thinks. “This ship is
good and knocked out!”

H is for Holes in the hull. “Here’s the reason this
hulking freighter site falling apart,” thinks Rocket-
Boy. “Perhaps I may hunt down the heart of the
problem for my hurting Hyperdrive.” But wait!
RocketBoy thinks: “I’m not alone!”

Friday, April 23, 2010


E is for Emergency Experimental maneuvers as RocketBoy’s craft unexpectedly exits her Hyperjump and encounters debris in and area not entered in the ship’s Electo-Navi-Brain on-board computer.

F is for the Farthest reaches of space, further from where any freighter should be found. RocketBoy fuels his famous jetpack and fearlessly leaves his vessel to explore his find. Could this be why his own ship’s progress failed?