Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bas Bleu Cover, Holiday 2010

Here is a recent issue of the BAS BLEU book catalog featuring one of my illustrations:

These are two of my preliminary sketches:

. . . and the finished illustration:

Happy Holidays, everybody!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bas Bleu Cover, Fall 2010

I opened my Post Office Box yesterday to find a few copies of this catalog:

Here are some preliminary sketches I did when designing the cover illustration:

There's also a hoodie illustration I did that was mentioned in one of my previous posts.

Finally, here is the cover illustration itself:

This is the first time one of my illustrations has been on the cover of anything, so I'm pretty excited to have it going out into the world.
Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Two Cartoon Portraits

Here are a few cartoony portraits I did of people. I'm not sure if I can call them "caricatures," because the exaggeration is not terribly extreme.

I did this one(below) for an acquaintance who wanted his IM avatar to be a picture of him dressed as Indiana Jones.

The next one is a portrait/caricature of my grandfather, who turned ninety years old this year. The drawing is from the front of his birthday party invitation.
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Studious Squirrel Hoodie!

The kind people at BAS BLEU have featured one of my illustrations on a hoodie. It is available over the internet or via mail order.

To read the product description or to place an order, please click the link below:

Friday, August 27, 2010

International Read Comics in Public Day!

Are you ready?
I am curious as to what comics people are going as.
I plan on finishing up "Heartbreak Soup" by Gilbert Hernandez.
Please comment if you know what comic book you will be reading in public tomorrow!
For anyone not into comics, it's not too late to pick up a graphic novel from your local library, or a comic book from your local comic book store!
Have a great day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Turtle Drawing

Someone liked my turtle design in the previous post enough to request a special drawing.
So, here it is (with color!). I hope to deliver the original black and white version today.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Here's a drawing I did of a penniless Bindlestiff on his way to spear biscuits.
It's not my fault if you associate him with Abraham Lincoln.

Friday, August 20, 2010


I haven't posted anything to my blog in awhile, so I thought I would toss up these sketches of Marvel Comics' AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
I'm currently collaborating with some folks on a new and original mini-comic, so check back in a few days for some thumbnails and character designs.
Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

"SALE" by Theodore Roethke

Who ran up and down the big center stairs
The what-not,

the settee,

the Chippendale chairs

--And an attic of horrors, a closet of fears.

The furniture polished and polished so grand,
A stable and paddock,

some fox-hunting land,

The summer house shaped like a village band stand

--And grandfather's sinister hovering hand.

The antimacassar for the sofa in red,

The Bechstein piano,

the four-poster bed,

The library used as a card room instead
--And some watery eyes in a Copley head.

The dining room carpet dyed brighter than blood,

The table where everyone ate as he should,

The sideboard beside which a tall footman stood

--And a fume of decay that clings fast to the wood.

The hand-painted wall-paper, finer than skin,

The room that the children had never been in,

All the rings and the relics encrusted with sin

--And the taint in a blood that was running too thin.

To read more poetry by Theodore Roethke, visit ADILEGIAN.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chick Pea Parade

Chick Peas, also known as "Garbanzo Beans," are a versatile legume that can be baked straight, eaten cold, smashed into hummus, fried into falafels, or patted into patties. I had the good fortune to sample my first Chick Pea burger last Thursday, and it was good.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010