Buster Keaton caricature and rainy-day variant. Itchingly close to finishing this, not sure I’ll ever be 100% happy with it.

From the archives. This print was from my college senior show, a series of film noir-inspired duotone prints that I collectively called This City Is A Stomach (yeah, somewhere I have the poem I wrote from which that title comes). Except that I didn’t use this particular print. This was a happy experiment that in hindsight I wish I’d had the confidence to do with the entire series. It’s just that after spending a week with a really big, wonky, uncooperative mega-printer you don’t want to possibly screw everything up by purposefully splashing water all over your nice and shiny prints.
But the effect is kinda exactly the sort of thing I wanted. Next time.

From the archives. This print was from my college senior show, a series of film noir-inspired duotone prints that I collectively called This City Is A Stomach (yeah, somewhere I have the poem I wrote from which that title comes)Except that I didn’t use this particular print. This was a happy experiment that in hindsight I wish I’d had the confidence to do with the entire series. It’s just that after spending a week with a really big, wonky, uncooperative mega-printer you don’t want to possibly screw everything up by purposefully splashing water all over your nice and shiny prints.

But the effect is kinda exactly the sort of thing I wanted. Next time.

Hey hey! Rotoscoped crow walk cycle. Pretty much just to see if I could, and how well it would work. Not perfect (those freakin’ legs—there should probably be one more frame in there as the swing past each other) but not too shabby neither. I’ll try not to turn this site into a bunch of super-simple animation experiments…

Hey hey! Rotoscoped crow walk cycle. Pretty much just to see if I could, and how well it would work. Not perfect (those freakin’ legs—there should probably be one more frame in there as the swing past each other) but not too shabby neither. I’ll try not to turn this site into a bunch of super-simple animation experiments…

A rocket ship makes an unfortunate landing on the moon.

A rocket ship makes an unfortunate landing on the moon.

Just a Sendak-style smiley moon face for y’all. By golly are they fun to draw.

Just a Sendak-style smiley moon face for y’all. By golly are they fun to draw.

Escher-ish frog pattern. To be fully Escheresque, I would’ve had to have made conscious use of the negative space as well, but alas I did not. Anyway, I like the ancient Greek vibe.

Escher-ish frog pattern. To be fully Escheresque, I would’ve had to have made conscious use of the negative space as well, but alas I did not. Anyway, I like the ancient Greek vibe.

I really want to do a wordless Moon story. Hey! Why ever the heck not?! Tentatatative sketches…

A quick sketch I did a couple months back for the Heartless Troll. I haven’t had much chance to work on the story, but I may post a snippet of it later…

A quick sketch I did a couple months back for the Heartless Troll. I haven’t had much chance to work on the story, but I may post a snippet of it later

The official launch of HUGO! The full wordless picture book, as it stands, is now available in its entirety. All forty-odd pages of it! I may put up more unfinished sketches that I have lying around, but I might have to put them in a separate “extras” page or something… rather than fitting them in sequentially/retroactively.
Check it out.

The official launch of HUGO! The full wordless picture book, as it stands, is now available in its entirety. All forty-odd pages of it! I may put up more unfinished sketches that I have lying around, but I might have to put them in a separate “extras” page or something… rather than fitting them in sequentially/retroactively.

Check it out.

Some froggy character sketches… each will get the same basic animation treatment as in the previous post.

Some froggy character sketches… each will get the same basic animation treatment as in the previous post.

This book knocks his socks AND his eyebrows off!

Quick sketch from the Denver Zoo.

Quick sketch from the Denver Zoo.

One from the archive: A quick ink sketch of a beaky, one-legged beggar man. At one point I tried to “clean it up”, and got rid of all those sketchy lines floating around him. The drawing lost 90% of its vitality and animation. I posted another sketch from this series a while back.

One from the archive: A quick ink sketch of a beaky, one-legged beggar man. At one point I tried to “clean it up”, and got rid of all those sketchy lines floating around him. The drawing lost 90% of its vitality and animation. I posted another sketch from this series a while back.