Friday, July 31, 2009
This is a comic I did for a magazine called Fictionary, published out of Columbia College in Chicago. It's for an article about how many authors are finding their novels being published as young adult fiction, a la Harry Potter or Twilight. And this is my first, completed, post-Cincinnati Enquirer freelance piece.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I thought I'd try a different composition than normal. I'm thinking a mural shape. I like playing cards, I like the outdoors and animals so why not combine them all. This drawing tablet is going to cause me to lose a lot of sleep, hard-drive space but hopefully open up new doors for freelance, as it should cut down on expenses of shipping, sketching materials and time spent transferring sketches to boards, prepping and scanning.. Whew.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I've used them at work for years, but finally couldn't deal with a mouse anymore at home. This makes sketches look oily pastely for sure. Just a quick first one, but we'll see if I make the transition to mostly digital like Ryan. I don't know what to do with the boxes upon boxes of editorial illustrations in my closets anyway. Later!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department is scrapping plans to hire a cartoonist to lighten the mood of its employees who manage the nation's $1.2 trillion debt, after a senator questioned its merits.
The cartoonist would have been hired by Treasury's Bureau of Public Debt, which accounts for borrowed federal spending, at a time Congress is embroiled in a debate about increased government spending.
"Our training staff felt that at a time when employees are working extra hours, it might have been helpful," said Kim Treat, a spokesman for the bureau.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
July 15th is the opening of the Cincinnati Rollergirls Art Show at Northside Gallery on 4040 Hamilton Ave. from 7:00 to 10:00pm.
Darcy Voorhees and Tom Miller have work in the show. Let me know if anyone else on the lunch list contibuted.
Cannot make it tonight? No worries-the show lasts until August 1st.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Just wanted to share that I, along with all the staff of CiN Weekly, were laid off today by the Enquirer. CiN itself is morphing into Metromix Cincinnati.
If you want to read a free weekly paper, pick up City Beat.
And if you know of any jobs, freelance or otherwise, send 'em my way.
Bonus: See this You Tube video about the book Jerry illustrated: Rollie's Follies.
Monday, July 6, 2009
It talks about his series "Teacher from the Black Lagoon".
Also check out this article in Dayton Daily News about his series "Tales from the Back Pew".
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This one called Riding the Wave I found rather depressing in a lot of ways because it seems to indicate that a career as an illustrator is over. Maybe I read it wrong but I am curious what others think...
On a different subject, they also have an article about pitching a graphic novel to a publisher. It is not online yet but I will post a link if they put it up.
By the way, was anyone local in the annual?
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
This is my approved under drawing for my first history painting/ illustration for the Midland Trail and State of West Virginia. The scene is of the boom town of Cedar Grove, WV in the time frame of 1785-1795. The illustration celebrates the contributions Cedar Grove had on establishing trade on the Kanawha River. The town was a hub for trappers and families trying to move further west using dugout boats (which were constructed on site from local timber) and larger flatboats moving salt and other commodities.