Friday, October 31, 2014

An Evening of Bluegrass

This was an image commissioned as part of a poster for An Evening of Bluegrass, a bluegrass show featuring several different bands that will take place Dec. 5 at Southgate House Revival. You can find out more about the show here:

Memento Mori Show Opening On Halloween

 Ursula Roma curated this show in honor of her brother.

Her statement:

25+ Artists visualize death. Memento Mori - Remember your Mortality. Join over 25 artists and illustrators as they share their versions of death, remember deceased loved ones and celebrate life! Benefit show - half of the proceeds go to my brother, who lost his possessions in a fire recently.

Here is a wee painting I did.

Dia De Los Gatos Muertos by Christina Wald

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ruff Ruffman in Cincinnati

We are very happy to announce that a project we have been working on with WGBH Boston, for PBS KIDS, has launched!

Ruff Ruffman stars in these YouTube-friendly, animated comedy shorts called Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius, in which he shares information about media and technology. This brand new resource from PBS also provides families and teachers with important information for our ever-changing digital lives.

The series has been spearheaded by Senior Executive Producer, Bill Shribman and EMMY-winning writer Gentry Menzel, has been funded as a pilot project by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and was produced by Cincinnati's Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.

Watch them Here! And share some pretty art here :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Graphic Novel Author/Illustrators Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi at Joseph Beth October 30th

 Joseph Beth October 30th, 4:30 PM

 From the website:

The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE. Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. 

In AMULET: ESCAPE FROM LUCIEN, by bestselling author/illustrator Kazu Kibuishi (also known for illustrating the new Harry Potter paperback series), Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King's loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Jeff Smith Discussing Will Eisner October 30th

This looks like a great talk! If you cannot make it, the Will Eisner exhibit is up until November 30th.

From the event page: 


The exhibit, curated by Caitlin McGurk and Jared Gardner, will be open for a public reception from 6 - 7:30pm

Following the reception, join us at 7:30pm in the Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall for WILL EISNER'S LIFE AND LEGACY - Jeff Smith, creator of the best-selling graphic novel Bone and friend of Will Eisner’s, will discuss Eisner’s career and its impact.

"Eisner is a mentor, a teacher, and a hero to generations of cartoonists. His innovations as a visual storyteller helped define the grammar of modern comics and open up new possibilities for the form that are still being explored today. Among Eisner’s many
students, Jeff Smith stands out not only for carrying on the traditions Eisner championed in graphic storytelling, but also for continuing Eisner’s lifelong mission to elevate comics as an artistic and literary form. And as a pioneering self-publisher, Smith has continued Eisner’s work in teaching young cartoonists the importance of understanding not only the technical aspects of their craft but the economics as well.”
-Exhibition Co-Curator and OSU Professor Jared Gardner, on the impact of Will Eisner.


For more information on the exhibit, visit

Poe project

For the past week I've been doing a (nearly) daily illustration of an Edgar Allen Poe short story, going in order in which they appear in an old Poe anthology I have. This is just a personal project, to get me drawing something other than editorial cartoons and commissions. The goal is to do each illustration in about 2 hours or less, so I'm not taking up too much of my time. I'm flying by the seat of my pants on each one, doing maybe one or two quick thumbnails, but usually I'm just diving in with my Wacom, pushing pixels around until I find an interesting shape, and then running with it. I probably should have started this earlier in October, but oh well. Here are the six I've drawn so far.

The Tale-Tell Heart

The Masque of the Red Death

The Cask of Amontillado


The Pit and the Pendulum

The Fall of the House of Usher

Monday, October 20, 2014

Greenacres Guild Artist Documentary/Interviews

While getting information for the previous post, I found a link to this really interesting compilation of local artist interviews from the Greenacres Artist Guild whose members include C. F. Payne, Loren Long, Will Hillenbrand and Bruce Erikson. There is some great stuff in here!

Their latest exhibition is up until November 15th. More details on their evens are here:

Here is Loren Long's interview:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Loren Long and Will Hillenbrand at Greenacres October 25th

Loren Long and Will Hillenbrand be at Greenacres Saturday, October 25th from noon until 5 for Children's Illustrator Day. There will also be tractor rides!

Details here:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cincinnati Bengals cartoon

And here we go again, with Cincinnati Bengals cartoons. This one was kind of a no-brainer. It was actually a real joy studying Schulz's shapes and line work and trying to duplicate it as best I could.