Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone had a fun night of ghosts, goblins and supporting childhood obesity. I know I did.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Not-So-Daily Sketch: Wolfman

Halloween fun fact: I've heard that the term "werewolf" comes from warg-wolf, which in Old Norse, translates roughly to Outlaw Wolf. I like this substantially more than werewolf because "outlaw wolf" sounds like:
1. a late 80's metal album
2. a terrible anime
3. A news story about a mutated wolf who has learned to use a firearm and has yet to be caught

*Note- When I use the word "heard," it often means "according to wikipedia." This would be one of those occasions. Also, you can expect my solo album Running with the Outlaw Wolf just in time for the holiday season. It will be hoooooooooorrible.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Not-So-Daily Sketch: Candy Apple

Halloween is almost here! What's everyone going as?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Not-So-Daily Sketch: Grimace

You know the Grimace from McDonalds? Well, years of stealing milkshakes and scarfing McChickens have caught up with him and now one of these bloated beasts resides at every McDonalds. They hide in the darkness of the basement and do quality control.

Also, I feel obligated to quote Clerks: The Animated Series: "Nothing can kill the Grimace!"

Fishing Derby Promo

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwest Pennsylvania wanted a teaser image for their fishing derby. I showed them this version and a much cleaner, bluer version and the reaction I got was, "go with the dirty one. It looks like Lake Erie."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kathy Dahlkemper

The latest issue of Great Lakes Life was centered around power women and included an interview with House of Representatives member, Kathy Dahlkemper. One of the issues raised was the hostility toward Dahlkemper from tea partiers, which lead to the first illustration. Initial sketches had Kathy taking on Alice's role at the mad tea party with the March Hare and Mad Hatter, but with the fairly recent Burton movie, Alice in Wonderland references seem a bit overused.

The second illustration focuses on the duality of Dahlkemper. While she is a politician and partial company owner, she is also a mother (grandmother at this point) who stresses family values. The old phrase "bring home the bacon and fry it in the pan," came up and I've been wanting to play around with a split illustration like this for a while.

Here are some of the original concepts for the illustrations.