Friday, September 16, 2011


Prohibition Era Psychedelia.

I did a guest comic thing for Warren Ellis's Three Panels feature. Above is the full-size third panel, which I had to crop in a weird way to keep the writing legible at 640px on Warren's site. Click here to see the full comic. My friend Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi also did one.

I've been thinking a lot about this concept over the past few months. I had "PROHIBITION ERA PSYCHEDELIA" scrawled repeatedly in my notebook and those words regularly bothered me, so I eventually forced myself to draw this, just to get it out of my brain so I can never think about it again. I think my exact words were "Deliver me, inky exorcism." And yay! I'm free. Now I can get on with my life. I guess.

Oh, these are some pictures I threw on Twitter and Tumblr while I was working. This actually strayed pretty far from my typical process. I usually use pens more than brushes or digital linework.

Process Shots.

And this is how I look after staying up 'til 6AM last night for no good reason.


Okay, back to real work.


  1. That panel alone is enough to build a book or game or movie around. Amazing.

  2. This is terrifying and I can barely comprehend it, but I'm dangerously in love with it.

    Seriously though, I've been following your artwork for awhile and love how you're never afraid of going messy or stark or detailed as you want. It always comes out marvelous.


  3. Just stumbled upon your site via Warren Ellis-- love the prohibition era psychedlia. Then I scrolled down and saw the post about Atomic Books! I'm from Baltimore too-- love Atomic Books.

    Great work!

  4. I just stumbled onto your site...this picture made me laugh, because I stayed up past 6 last night & look much the same!
    Great art! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. I freaking love your stuff. Very inspiring-- :D