Archive for April, 2008

One pen to rule them all

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Most artists are a little obsessive about the tools they use. We love finding and trying new sketchbooks, new papers, new brushes and we absolutely love good pens. Brush pens, ball points, water brushes, fancy mechanical pencils and so on. We can spend hours seeking them out. There’s one special pen in fact that I [...]

Gestures 04-29-08

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

This is what happens when I don’t go to gesture drawing for a few months. Tough day, except a few I kind of like (the large one on the left for example) mostly crappy drawings in there. But hey, gotta get the bad ones out of your hand before you get to the decent ones, [...]

Cul de Sac

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Wow, Richard Thompson‘s work is smart, hilarious and beautifully drawn. His line is so alive and scratchy, I love it. I spent a lot of time this weekend perusing his blog. link via

Skim original at The Beguiling

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Oh, I wish I had a star trek style teletransport just to see this show in Toronto. Skim original pages by Jillian Tamaki up on the walls of the Beguiling. The Graphic novel by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki is the best I’ve read in a long while, wonderfully written and beautifully (in a great effortless [...]


Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Adorableness level? Out of the charts no doubt, and I’m learning it the hard way. I caught a little cold (which with a mean sore throat and a achy body is treathening to become a little flu) and here I am, unable to help my wife, unable to cuddle this unresistible bundle, even worse I [...]


Friday, April 18th, 2008

Ivo is wonderfully rotound and lazy. The perfect cat to draw. Though I wish he moved a little more, I am the one who has to circle around him to get a new pose. here’s a few more …

Taking a few days off

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Taking a few days off with our inlaws down in Carmel this week. Getting a little bit of rest, enjoying the nice weather, laying out the Venice Chronicles in inDesign in the folds of time and generally having a good time with Fio, who this week has officially figured out how to smile and giggle. [...]

Hilarious Onion bit

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Eh eh eh … this is too funny. Wildly Popular ‘Iron Man’ Trailer To Be Adapted Into Full-Length Film

World Wide SketchCrawl 19 set!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

We just chose the date for the next global SketchCrawl marathon, it’ll be held on saturday June 21st! Mark your calendars, spread the word and come by the newly updated forums.

DVD design

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Was shopping around amazon japan (ordered the new PandaKoPanda dvd) and noticed how beautiful the design for the Divingbell and the butterfly DVD is over there. Great design … for a great movie (a must see if you haven’t yet).