Monday, April 6, 2015

Cryptid's Revisited

Home sick with a throat full of razor blades, so I figured I'd post this. My long time collaborator and friend Amanda Boucher and I have revisited our Cryptid series. A few years back we divvied up a few famous cryptids, myself illustrating Rawhead and Bloody Bones along with The Chupacabra and Amanda taking The Mothman. This time I've tackled the Jersey Devil and Champie and Amanda has taken The Skunk Ape and the Wendigo. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Halvin and Cobbes

I got into making comics because of Winsor McCay and Tony Millionaire, but Bill Watterson's style STILL inspires me to this day. Felt like doing a watercolor piece reminiscent of his famous landscapes with my characters.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tree Study

Just finished up the comic for this year's first ever Christmas Boo! comic. Excited for everyone to see this one.

In the mean time here is a tree study I timed myself to do in under ten minutes. Photoshop CS5

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Life Taxi For Ugly

Hey everybody! I hope your Halloweens were all fantastic and spooky, mine sure was. I must have listened to like 3 whole Death Cab For Cutie albums. UGH. If you didn't get a chance to pick up this year's issue of Boo! off of Comixology then I highly suggest you do! The comic starts out especially creepy and then there's a TWIST and it gets.......ODD.

My friends over at MonkeyBrain Comics went all out this year and the issue is fantastic. I was able to preview it before release and what a Halloween treat to be able to work with so many talented artists! And it's always a pleasure to work with cartoonist friend Jonathan Morris. THE COMIC IS SUPER CHEAP! IT'S LIKE 3 BUCKS!GO GET IT NOW, SON!

I've also signed on to do a Christmas Boo! comic, the first ever Christmas edition! I can't show any extensive previews, but it's going to be SUPER gross and weird and it's the very first professional comic I'm publishing with my new Cintiq so the inspiration has been flocking to me like the salmon of Capistrano.

ALSO! Hey! Looking for a weekly pick-me up? I've recently signed on to do weekly Educator-Based comic strips for my fine friends over at Plymouth Rock Assurance! These great people offer some great insurance deals and helpful opportunities to all sorts of people, and their work with teachers is especially fantastic. It's been a real treat illustrating these each week and you can bet that they're going to be super goofy, irreverent, pop culture influenced oddities! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Here's a collaboration in a long line of collabs between my friend Amanda and I. We were both on a Spider-Man kick when we decided to do this (her doodling Spider-Gwen and my love affair with the Green Goblin from The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and I just love how it came out. 

Spider-Man, Rhino and Dr. Octopus inks by ME 
Spider-Gwen-Stacy, Mysterio and Venom inks by AMANDA 
Spider-Man, Dr. Octopus and Mysterio colors by ME 
Spider-Gwen-Stacy, Rhino and Venom colors by AMANDA 

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I will not be posting here as frequently as I'm up to my eye balls in work. I WILL, however leave you with a quick doodle I did of a wonderful superhero, Scarlet Witch. 

Stay tuned in October, not just for another one of my comics in this year's Boo! anthology by Monkey Brain Publishing, but for some seriously kick ass news I should be announcing. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Blog About Nothing

I have literally no interest in posting on this blogspot lately! Have a comic! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dem Bones

My comic for this year's Boo! horror anthology has been sent off and is all set and ready to go! While I can't post it online because I want you all to go out and buy it for yourself, I can give a quick little glimpsie at it. It's a creepy comic that may or may not involve a cult but then gets flipped on a dime to an outcome you might not expect! It's been my pleasure to work with Monkey Brain for a second year and to also collaborate with my friend Jonathan Morris (we'll be doing a collaborative illustration soon, stay tuned for that). He's a kickass cartoonist and I just adore his style, all hard lines and blocky figures, seriously check him out!

I ALSO have some seriously seriously AMAZINGLY kickass news to announce in a short while. It will be slim pickings here for a while as my wife and I go off on vacation so in the meantime there's the Same Shift blog I had mentioned RIGHT HERE YO. But seriously,  it's BIG

Monday, June 16, 2014

Same Shift Different Day

Well, at long last I will be posting online and eventually compiling into a book the 2,400 comic strips I made while working at a crappy little gas station in Manchester, NH. I will be posting these on 
and will continue to post my personal sketchings and things right here. I have no idea who looks at this blog but what the hell, I have a bajillion entries. Why quit now. 

These will most likely take quite a few years to finish posting so stick with me! This should be fun! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Damnati's and Credit Unions

Work is chugging along on this Halloween's Boo! horror anthology and I've nearly edited and finalized the first 4 pages. Everything will be done within the next two weeks and sent along to the editor! Been having a lot of fun getting spooky with this newest one, and I can't wait for it to come out this fall for you all!  

Been steadily doing more and more graphic design work lately, and out of any of my clients I have to say the most fun to work with was the National Credit Union Business magazine. Really good people, there. Here's a few of the pieces done for their magazines, some of the editorial comics as well as the one-spots and a thumbnail of the new logo for their National President's Club mailer....

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Busy working on a 6 page comic again for MonkeyBrain Publishing's Boo! novella, and prepping for my coming nuptials but in a bout of free time I was able to doodle the Green Goblin from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Good grief am I in love with this movie.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ocean Floor Forest

Listening to "Asleep At the Wheel" by my friend Sea Oleena and decided to make another piece for a possible future project. Figured I'd show the process!

Rough drafts are done quickly and in large numbers. I don't make a huge deal over scanning, more often than not I just take a photo with my smartphone then use that as a starting point. 

I pencil out the shadows and dark spot in red pencil. 80% of my inking is done in Manga Studio 5 

I put down the initial line work and make any subtle changes on the fly 

I delete the pencils and finalize the lines doing touch ups by jumping in and out of Manga Studio and Photoshop CS6 

Watercolors are laid down with some of my own personal scans from life and some other brush work in Photoshop. I stick with photoshop for my coloring most of the time! 

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Sea Slang

I really don't think there's anything better than a Sandburg poem. 

"Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
                                          I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
                                          What place is this?
                                          Where are we now?

                                          I am the grass.
                                          Let me work."