Thursday, June 26, 2008


Enenra is a monster comprised of smoke and wind. It lives in bonfires and only appears to those who are pure in character.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


According to Japanese mythology, or at least Wikipedia's interpretation of Japanese mythology, the giant catfish Namazu was responsible for causing house-rocking earthquakes when his guardian got a little lazy on his watch. During the Edo period the Namazu was regarded as a Robin Hood-type, extracting money from the rich and distributing it amongst the less fortunate.

Monday, June 23, 2008

My Summer Thus Far!

So, after what seemed like a grueling year at MCA, I figured that my three-or-so month recess would go by sluggishly and I would be at a lack of things to do. BUT NO!!! I have managed to maintain a heavy workload that includes illustration for a children's book, random caricature gigs, a position helping teach kids how to make comics, work that I have to put together for a group show, and Rozelle Artists Guild business. Not to mention that I hold down a part-time job at the local art supply store on the weekends. Whew...somewhere down the line I have to work on my own personal comic projects before I run out of gusto.

Huffing and puffing (and whining!) aside, I have some images from the aforementioned children's book project: character designs that didn't quite make the final cut. I thought they were kinda nice, so why not share them?

Here's one the pieces that I'm planning on placing in a group show later this fall.

The theme is "fictitious" creatures, so that gives me the excuse needed to draw a series of Japanese demons, which is something that been I've wanting to do for a very long time. Seriously, the excitement level is pretty disturbing... but anyway, I'll be posting more drawings as they come along.