Happy Svengoolie Day!

Back in 2014, Chicago TV Legend Svengoolie (aka Rich Koz) was honored in the state of Illinois with an official day. You can read the official decree here. My dad got me into Sven in the early 80’s and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. I celebrate Svengoolie day every year on October 31st–oh, and Halloween too.

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DDC in ABQ

My illustration students and I got the rare opportunity to meet Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Company. Despite the economy, industry myths, and our own fears; he encouraged use to, relentlessly, make cool sh*&t. I personally appreciated this dose of inspiration as I’ve fallen prey to my own fears as of late. I picked up his book and I recommend you do to!

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Cars are Hard to Draw

I recently had the opportunity to illustrate storyboards for some car commercials. Needless to say, I had to draw a few cars and had to brush up on my perspective and vehicle drawing skills. “How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination by Scott Robertson” was a great help and I highly recommend it. Scott Robertson has a lot of great resources for artists at his website. Here are some highlights from that storyboard job illustrated in pencil.

24 Hour Comic Day 2016

I definitely experienced a career highlight at this year’s 24 Hour Comic Day hosted by 7000BC at Twin Suns. Not only did I complete the challenge but I was joined by a crew of top notch comic creators. AlanaraeBrittany Sedillo,J. Goldston, Derek Kinabrew, Soto, Gabriel Benavides, Jeff Benham, Rosie, Chuck Larntz and “Syk” Ryk Martinez were among the iron-willed artists.

 

Local Illustrators Featured in ABQ the Mag

The latest issue of Albuquerque the Magazine features several up and coming artists that I have had the honor of working with at the Southwest University of Visual Arts. They illustrated the scary stories of Jocelyn Moya; each in their own unique style. I would like to thank Larryl Lynch and Jennifer Roybal at Albuquerque the Magazine and Joanne Pils at SUVA for helping make this happen!

This is a bright group of cartoonists, illustrators, painters, animators and designers! Alanarae, Brittany Sedillo, Gaspar Salazar, Donald Washington, J. Goldston, Corey Yazzie, Derrick B. Lee, and Jeramy Martinez. Pick up a copy today and support these guys.