Saturday, July 25, 2020

A dream come true

When I went to Chester, Illinois and visited the Spinach Can Collectables and Popeye Museum, I was in heaven (well, heaven would be a Popeye and Groo Museum). And then I found this.
I had this coloring book when I was 4 years old and had it until I was 14. I used to draw the pictures from this coloring book, building my love of drawing and Popeye. This book, and a few Popeye Little Big Books, taught me how to draw. I now have all the books I had as a kid that inspired me to draw.I




Saturday, July 11, 2020

It's Good To Be The King

It's been awhile since I've painted a portrait, and I decided to make one of comedy legend Mel Brooks.
His movies and appearances have been a staple in my life, shaping my sense of humor and just bringing me great escapist entertainment.
The painting isn't done yet, but here's the work in progress. (REMEMBER: I'm not done with it, so corrections need to be made!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Postponement post

So, as is well known, most of the world is shut down due to Covid-19, including conventions and other events. So all my caricature and convention gigs have been cancelled.BUT, I've kept myself busy. Here are a few samples

Monday, February 24, 2020

Con Jobs



On occasion, I participate in a comic book convention as an artist in their artist alley. This year, so far, I'm actually doing 3:
 Joint Operation: Midland Comic Con March 7th- 8th at the Midland Mall in Midland Michigan
Really Cool Comic Con April 4 at Cleary University Campus in Howell, Michigan
Get Geek'd Expo, Lansing's Comic Con July 18th-19th at the Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan

I will doing caricatures, comic book and cartoon character sketches, and have original artwork on display and for sale. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Silly Faces

As you may or may not know, I draw caricatures. I occasionally get commissioned to draw caricatures and sometimes hired to draw them at events. These are examples of commissioned drawings for Christmas. The colorized caricatures cost a little extra. The small bodies were requested by the client.





Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I'm continuing my "Heroes" series by adding to my "Popeye" section. This is a watercolor painting on bristol board I have been working on. It's not done yet.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

ULTIMATE Tag Team!

I got in my head the other day while being goofy with my kids an old fashioned wrestling promo, but with Hulk Hogan and Doctor Octopus. So I added to it.


Monday, April 29, 2019

Artist at the Cherry Capital Comic Con!

I'm going to be in the Artist Alley at the 10th Annual Cherry Capital Comic Con in Traverse City, Michigan May 24-26th! I'll be selling this artwork and more, as well as drawing caricatures, comic book and cartoon sketches!




Friday, January 25, 2019

Coloring the Archies as the FF





I was inspired by the Archie artwork of Fernando Ruiz, a more recent Archie Comics artist, to do a little mashup of Archie's pals and the Fantastic Four (since The Thing is my favorite superhero character). I chose to film the coloring of the drawing. I used watercolor. I tried to speed it up so boredom wouldn't set in for viewers, but my abilities with technology are limited. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

I just found some gag pages I drew a few years ago of Popeye material.They're from 2011


Drawing Wimpy



Video of yers truly drawing Wimpy from Popeye the Sailor comic strips, comic books
cartoons and movies! This is part of a drawing challenge to celebrate 90
years of Popeye, who first appeared in Thimble Theatre comic strip by
E.C. Segar January 17, 1929. Wimpy was created later in the strip. #2019PopeyeChallenge #Popeye90

Friday, January 11, 2019

Much like the Stan Lee January long tribute, I created a drawing challenge in honor of Popeye's 90th anniversary (1/17/2019) and Olive Oyl's 100th anniversary (12/18/2019)!!!! Each day in January, up to and including January 17th, you draw a suggested Popeye character, post it on social media and tag it with #2019PopeyeChallenge and #Popeye90! It's a way to spread word about the celebration of these LEGENDS!!!! 
I've filmed a few videos of me drawing some of characters. Day 1 was POOPDECK PAPPY!! Enjoy!

POPEYE'S 90!!!! Olive's 100!!! (well, December 18th, 2019)

Much like the Stan Lee January long tribute, I created a drawing challenge in honor of Popeye's 90th anniversary (1/17/2019) and Olive Oyl's 100th anniversary (12/18/2019)!!!! Each day in January, up to and including January 17th, you draw a suggested Popeye character, post it on social media and tag it with #2019PopeyeChallenge and #Popeye90! It's a way to spread word about the celebration of these LEGENDS!!!! 
I've filmed a few videos of me drawing some of characters. Day 2 was The Sea Hag!! Enjoy!