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So you missed it at MICE? Have no fear, “From the Clouds” is now in stores all over the Boston area, and available on Etsy. Or get it directly from me below!
I’ll also be at Paint and Pixel in Northampton Massachusetts on October 20th. So if you are in the area swing by and get your copy signed!
It’s the story of strange visitors from another world, visitors that bring the promise of change to a society that may or may not be ready for it. The most epic tale you’re going to get in a mini.
Wide Format, each page opens to a super wide 17″.
10 Pages of strange aliens, lush landscapes, massive crowds, fierce beasts, explosions, and a kind of poetry you wouldn’t expect in a surreal sci-fi epic.
FULL COLOR! Every detail of this comic was painstakingly created with watercolor and ink.
I got something special for you this week. Full color whirlies! This is set of 10 whirlies in total. These are all watercolor and ink and vary in size from 3″ x 3.5″ up to 7″x 10″. All of these whirlies are for sale, and are up in my Etsy store!
Featured whirly for the set and this week The Cricket
You probably know by now, that custom built whirlies are everywhere. There is more than enough know-how out there in the world, and it seems like every other block has got a great garage with a full assortment of the necessary tools. The Cricket was built by Professor Penrose to serve as a vehicle to assist in his observational studies of cloud formations and the behavior of light in the upper atmosphere. He made sure this copter had plenty of lift, was exceptionally stable for where the atmosphere is thinnest, and had a nice big window with plenty of visibility. It’s also got just enough room to carry all the various pieces of equipment he needs to make his observations during his voyages. Of course the candy red paint job wasn’t a necessity, but it’s always better to cruise with style.
And below we’ve got the rest of this weeks whirlies. What a week, Enjoy!
And here we have a new poetry broadside. Rope-pull by the ever prolific Roger Hooper. I loved the darkness and desperation in this poem, there are also some wonderful things that happen with the word sounds when you read it aloud. Something I admittedly did not pick up on until dialoging about it with Roger. Enjoy!
I watched the fabulous movie Trollhunter this weekend. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you need to, like right now. It’s fantastic. Also it has trolls in it. I want to believe. All those trolls in the woods and the mountains brought back this awesome childhood memory- Did anyone else read this book cover to cover on a weekly basis from age 8 to age 12? There are some amazing trolls in there too.
Here is a new painting that I’ve been working on for quite some time. By quiet some time, I mean well over a year. It’s been a sort of back-burner type project but one I’ve spent many-a-sunday working on. I didn’t log my hours or anything but I imagine it’s well over a hundred. Work of this kind of detail only happens when I can tackle it a little bit at a time. I just don’t have the patience to noodle at things that need noodling day in and day out. It’s much more satisfying to take jabs at here and there, when my mood is more obsessive, my nervous moments, when the best way out is to go deep in and spend some time in there and slowly, very slowly build into something cohesive.
Like other work of this type, it started with something half-formed in my brain a twisting mass rolling around up there pushing at the edges looking for a way out. There’s a story here too of course, something dark, something dangerous, something with a lot of pink. I imagine my subconscious is tasting tidbits of different stories I’ve been hearing or reading lately, digesting chunks of imagery that my consciousness has passed right over. It’s something massive, something strange, something we hope we never see with our own eyes.
Anyway I hope you enjoy. I realized when making a version of this that was more web-friendly (a.k.a. not hundreds of megabytes) it had to get a lot smaller. And quite frankly I don’t want to limit my viewers to a few thousand pixels, it’s much more fun to get up a close and explore, so here’s a link to a high resolution version one a lot closer to the resolution at which I painted it.
Well, it has indeed been a while since I’ve posted new art on here, so here we have it! This is another poetry broadside I painted for Roger Hooper. When Roger presented me with this poem as a candidate for a new broadside I was super excited. I mean just read that thing! It’s so damn visceral, I love it.
So developing imagery for this one was pretty fun for me. After spending many gut churning hours looking at photo’s of tissue damage for inspiration I ended up diving a bit deeper. The Science Photo Library, proved to be an amazing source for electron microscope imagery, of so much juicy amazing stuff. I’ve always been drawn to that imagery to getting the chance to riff off it was great. And This is obviously the result. Don’t look too hard for a direct physical correlation, there isn’t one, but I’m sure you could pick out my biggest influences in a lineup there.
Oh and this is ink, and watercolors, and the text is digital.
So I often find myself messing around and doodling on the weekends. It’s fun, I rarely take anything I doodle to completion, but sometimes… doodles attack. This started with my noodling around with photoshop. practicing my hand, and working on lighting and shading. Also I’ve been getting into working with limited palettes. I picked 5 colors and just started painting. It was supposed to be an afternoon exercise. Scores of hours and a whole bunch of Sunday afternoons later and here we have it. I’m calling it Spider City Stumbles. It had actually sat on my computer about 90% complete during all the preparation for MICE, now that MICE is over I thought I jump back in and finish it off. Hope you like it.
Getting around to producing some digital prints of some of my work from the last few years. These two prints were part of my concepting process for One Android Stories. Well that, and sea creatures are just waaaaaay too fun to paint. Each of these paintings is a combination of brushed ink and watercolor. You may recognize both of these from my portfolio .
I’m hoping on getting some other work printed and put up for sale in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes out. And if you are a regular Etsy denizen do me a favor and “heart” my shop, it’d be much appreciated!