11/28/09


This was just published in the local and awesome weekly newspaper.



and for hilarious-ness..


something my family did with the dogs this Thanksgiving?

11/27/09

process for a story



and a portrait of Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys. people usually seem surprised to know i love that show. but i just went to see Randy and Mr. Lahey live, and could only watch their shenanigans for an hour. Bubbles was the missing ingredient.

11/15/09

graphic novel "Cannery Kingdom"












This is the second project for my Portfolio class. Having struggled with graphic novels in the past, I tried to work in a more natural voice. My story had so many changes in the beginning, but I knew I wanted to use fantastical surreal imagery in a Dust Bowl age setting. Inspirations are mostly Dorothea Lange photography and Grapes of Wrath- movie and book.

The paintings are 12" X 15" acrylic on cold press illustration board. While painting, I tried to: begin with light wash, stay flexible, and relax. At someone's suggestion of staying painterly in this project, I feel it worked for me in the end.