Monday, July 30, 2012


In a continued attempt to try to tell a story with illustration...

Illustrator News: Jared Lee

Jared's Cool 2013Workbook Page

New books out this fall:
Pluto Visits Earth (Scholastic/Orchard)
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books (Scholastic/Cartwheel)


Meatloaf Monster From The School Cafeteria (Scholastic)
The Class Picture Day From The Black Lagoon (Scholastic)


The Bigfoot In The End Zone (Scholastic)

Call For Entries: Inaugural Jack Davis Humor Show

Info here:

Deadline to submit is August 31st; Chris Sickels is on the jury.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Manifest Figure Drawing Workshops by Shane Wolf

This Manifest program looks amazing!


Five-day Figure Drawing Workshop
August 13-17, 10a.m. - 5p.m.

The Figure Now - Public Demo and Q&A
Saturday, August 18, 6-10p.m.

Portrait Drawing Weekend Workshop
Friday, August 24, 6-9p.m. and Saturday/Sunday, August 25-26, 10a.m. - 5p.m.
   [ Registration info here ]

Thanks for the tip Chuck!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Zombie Marge Comix Group Blog: Zombie Marge, Step-by-step (Day 5)

Zombie Marge Comix Group Blog: Zombie Marge, Step-by-step (Day 5): When coloring the strip, I work from background to foreground, each one getting a separate layer. By starting with the ...

This is great - it is so rare to get to see inside a cartoonist's mind and work process-thank you - thank you!! David
p.s. I cannot figure out how to post to your blog - I keep getting this box that wants me to choose a profile - but gives no options???

Friday, July 20, 2012

Art Update

Here's some artwork I made recently. Sorry I haven't been to the lunches in a long time. I might be able to start coming more often. I'm supposed to get hired full-time in the next couple of months but until then I'm kind of looking to pick up a couple of freelance gigs.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lunch Note

We had a great turnout at lunch this week. It was great to see so many new faces and regulars! Next week is at Bronte Bistro in Hyde Park. Hope to see you all there!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dexter the tubby beagle

A quick sketch I did of Dexter, our beagle who is a wee bit overweight. I took him to the vet today and was told he should lose a few pounds. So, here marks his hopefully heaviest. A few trips to the park and hopefully I'll be able to sketch a svelt Dex by fall!

Illustrator News: Matt Hamby

Matt & his wife Lauren at the park opening by the flag he illustrated sponsored by P&G
Matt Hamby recently worked on the cool OTR Flag Project. He created artwork for a P&G sponsored flag and a United Way one.

Read about it and see the process photos from concept to final paint here:

Some Cool Illustration Links

Tom Post passed along these great links:

 If you feel like a road trip to Massachusetts, check out the Howard Pyle exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum which is up until the end of October:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Good Printer Recommendations?

I am in the market for a new printer. What is good these days? Mostly for portfolio pages and proofs.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Illustrator News: Roger Warrick

Cool article about Roger Warrick in the Northern Kentucky Enquirer by Ryan Clark.

From the article: "Warrick will be featuring his work at Road America in Wisconsin, July 14-15, and Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta, Oct. 20. For more information visit or like him on Facebook."

Friday, July 6, 2012

Robotic Roosters

Many of you have seen my stack of doodles. I've begun to scan them, and mess around with them in Photoshop. I'll try to post more for you all to see.  I did print some on notebooks through Zazzle. They looked great-if I do say so myself.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Some pencil drawings

Here are some recent pencil drawings I've done. Crazy dock-jumping fish-creatures and an elephant clinging to a balloon... 

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship Program

The city has a new arts grant program. Click the link for more details, but it looks like a wonderful opportunity.
The city is offering 7 fellowships of up to $6000 each.

The Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee (CAAC) has been getting this program 
for you to apply, and now this new $6000 fellowship award is
online to receive your applications!  Please
to the web address above to find the Guidelines, Application and FAQ sheet.

…and then…

Please forward this message to your Cincinnati-residing professional artist friends and colleagues!  Deadline for applications is August 30, 2012, and artworks must be realized by between November 2012 and May 2013.  Please read the Guidelines carefully to see who is eligible and other parameters!