Thursday, June 28, 2012

Brian Carnes in the Syracuse Post-Standard

Brian Carnes, the 20 year old Marine we spoke with at Walter Reed in April who was wounded by bullet fire, was recently interviewed by Melinda Johnson of the Syracuse Post-Standard. It's a really beautifully done article, you can read it here. There's a nice mention of the Joe Bonham Project and the Society of Illustrators, too.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Drew in New Orleans

He looks less like Woody Allen in real life.

Brotherhood of the Jugband Blues

Ernesto Gomez asked me to come by the recent recording session for the Brotherhood of the Jugband Blues yesterday at Jalopy. While I was there I got these nice drawings of a few of the guys. I wish I had had the time to draw everyone. My banjo teacher, Eli, was there, and a few other folks. Musical instruments are always a bit of a challenge to draw when they're being played, they never want to sit down on the paper. It was a really fun afternoon and I'm excited to work more on this project later in the summer.

Geoff Wiley
Ernie Vega

"You got me runnin'..."

A fun clip of the guys from the 2011 Brooklyn Folk Fest
She Got a Nice Line - Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Digestate Anthology Cover

J.T. Yost recently unveiled the new cover art for Digestate by Cha. It's really fun. The Kickstarter campaign goal has been met, so thanks to all who donated. For anyone who would still like to donate (and in turn receive some great original art and limited edition mini-comics) here's the link. There's only a few days left to hop on that bandwagon/crazy train before it leaves town.

(Cha's cover art for Digestate comics anthology).

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Haditha Katrina Sketchbook

I've recently been in touch with my friend Nathan, a Marine veteran who is now working in Wyoming with the National Parks Service fighting fires and being an awesome dude in general. I contacted him about a year ago, asking him for help with my comic, and now we've got the beginning of the story. It's going to be beautiful and I am so excited. Nathan has been a great coach in giving me helpful advice on meeting veterans and conquering my nervousness.


Friday, June 8, 2012

KV and VK

Kurt Vonnegut print from unknown source.

Victor came to my last drawing class and drew us drawing him (you can see my leg on the lower right). He's been doing really fun drawings for the Metropolitan Diary in the New York Times, read about it here.

Drawing by Victor Kerlow.

oh lordy my
The Tillers Busking in Texas

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bethesda Excerpt

I'm working on an excerpt of the Bethesda book for the forthcoming issue of The Cartoon Picayune. From their website:
The Cartoon Picayune is a new bi-yearly magazine anthology of journalism in the form of comics. Our modest zine is a home and showcase in print for truthful reporting being created in the comics medium.

I really liked the way this pencil page is coming along and wanted to post it. I have to wiggle around the panels a bit for inking. No more teasers 'til the book is out, however,  I'll be sure to post details when the book is out so you can get your paws on a copy. Current issues of The Cartoon Picayune are available at Big Planet Comics in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Drawing for a Friend

My friend Drew is a DJ in New Orleans. I made a flyer for his latest appearance at Siberia. I like the drawing, though my design skills are on the rudimentary side. I think it's alright. When I was in high school I used to go to Bebop Records and admire all the handmade flyers in the window. That place got washed through in the hurricane, but it's a good memory.

Everything is piling up. Dirty clothes, comic pages. I always have an obscene amount of laundry to wash during deadline crunches.
just close your eyes
Civil Wars ft. Taylor Swift - Safe and Sound