Sunday, March 1, 2009


I have so much work to post right now, I can't upload it all for fear of it CRUSHING THE INTERNET. I hope you don't mind if I share only select things from the past few weeks.

Snow Queen Designs.

I'm in a class called Illustrated Book right now, and it basically breaks down as a semester-long project in which we pick a book and then, well, (re-)illustrate it. I chose Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen (designs shown are the Robber Maiden and the floaty mirror trolls). I remember it being my favorite fairy tale when I was little, though I don't know why, because it's extra-dreary, not particularly action-packed, and there wasn't a Disney version. Anyway, I was initially anxious about having to work on one thing for an entire semester, but now I'm pretty excited about how this is going to turn out. I'm planning on using pencil for the entire thing, which I haven't done before. Hopefully this will help me make the characters a more eerie and stylish than I have seen them in other books and allow my drawings to retain some of that energy that often gets lost during the inking process.

Charm City Roller Girls Poster.

Also, I mentioned in my previous post that the Charm City Roller Girls used my "Let Them Eat Skate" illustration for their March poster (Art Director: Katy Clark; Design: Craig Lammes). Well, here it is all fancied up and ready for brawling. I swear, going to see live roller derby for the first time was even better than I expected. I'm not sure if this is because roller derby is awesome in general or because the CCRG did so incredibly that night. Regardless, I'm definitely going again.

Also, also, completely unrelated to illustration... Saturday night, I went to see Patton Oswalt record his new special in DC. That guy doesn't get nearly enough recognition, especially for his stand-up. He's my favorite comedian and I think if you check out his performances or read his blog, you'll enjoy him too. Here's a fanvid someone made for a routine that never gets old.

... Yeah, I just wanted an excuse to use that line from his act as my Title.


  1. I am so so so jealous of you. I love Patton so much I REALLY want to see him live.

    Also that Roller Derby Poster is BITCHIN. Betwen you and Charlie I really want to go catch some roller derby when I get the time. haha.

  2. that video reminds me of when my dad made me a meat sandwich and when I asked him what kind of meat it was,
    he pulled out what looked like a bacon pie.

    but it was actually pork stuffed with bacon and then wrapped in another layer of bacon.

    anyways.....glad the semester's going well for you.

  3. omigosh, the way the pics follow his words clicks in your brain so well ^_^

  4. sweet character designs.

    also, that's my favorite Oswald bit (cept' maybe his version of the Apocalypse... haven't decided).

    anyway... a deep fried pumpkin sounds amazing.