Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Hockey Night in Pangea

Dinosaur hockey. Just like regular hockey, only during the fights somebody gets eaten.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Happy Thanklesgivaming

Monday, November 14, 2005


All rise for the National Anthem of Dogland.
Which sounds eerily similar to the dogs barking Jingle Bells.

Friday, November 04, 2005

cheap fly

The holiday toy sensation. Spherical Purple Clockwork Insect.
Only a buck a bug.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Back with ducks

I'm back from blog exile.
I was finishing two picture books, a huge volume of work, during which time the thought of sketching anything extra made me want to hide under the sink with a glass of milk.
But all is well, as witnessed by the international symbol for health and well-being: a two headed duck in their finest presidential frippery.

Monday, October 10, 2005


Mr Fox wants curly fries with that.

Thursday, October 06, 2005


George has a posse.

Monday, October 03, 2005

early halloween

Okay, so it's not halloween yet. But it's October. Close enough.
Here's a little picture from a self-promo last year, of some nice kids visiting the worm lady.

Friday, September 30, 2005

big wheel redux

The second time that the timeless Big Wheel has graced this sketchblog.

So my recurring themes seem to be:
other sundry animals
things in fishbowl helmets
surly/sad people
star wars references
and now, childhood transportation devices.


Wednesday, September 28, 2005

metric cat

There comes a time in every young man's life when he's compelled by some inner, primal urge to measure cats.

This would be my cat:

Friday, September 23, 2005

green bird

Again with the birds and cats and cowboys. I need to get out of the house more.

Thursday, September 22, 2005


Based on a true story.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Tully had a racoon for hair...

...but he never let it keep him from his dream, which was to stay home with the curtains closed and chat on the internet with people who didn't know he had a racoon for hair. His screen name was 'nOrm4lha1R'.
Although truth be told, his hair was a badger who posed as a racoon, ashamed of his swarthy badger heritage. Oh, what a tangled web we weave.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Louie has a hammer

Yes, he does.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Deeger goes to prom

He's a little nervous. Thought his lucky corn hat would help.

Friday, September 16, 2005

speechless monster

You can decide for yourself what he's saying. Maybe he wants to swap cookie recipies.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

bird snack

Kitty seems oddly resigned to his fate.

Monday, September 12, 2005

mad scientist lab

Cropped in on a back cover of something from last year. I could happily spend years drawing this kind of fun techno hodge-podge.

Thursday, September 08, 2005


A fluffy bunny attacking the rebel base on planet Hoth.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

my alarm clock

This was my alarm clock this morning. Joy.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Farmer Joe

All I remember about this peice was that it took over 6 months to get paid for it.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


I like drawing short squat people. I feel kinship with them.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

ancient art

I drew this way back in the wayback. I'd love to get some of this looseness and spontenaity back again.
Dr. Evil stole my mojo.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Hamlet. As I remember it at least. Wasn't paying attention.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Back to school

Aliens are way more fun to draw than people.

Monday, August 22, 2005


Just a guy with extraneous limbs. Made with help from the scribbler.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Summer's almost over. Try not to think about it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Bunnies testing nukes

Fluffy bunnies. Testing the Big Fluffy Bunny Bomb.

Monday, August 15, 2005

cool ceiling

This is a page from the Shark Tale Storybook I illustrated last year for Scholastic/Dreamworks. When the book was printed, an opaque text block entirely covered the cool ceiling with the light coming through the skylight. So I'm posting this here so the hours I spent on that part of the image won't be a total waste.

Friday, August 12, 2005


Our dog/cotton ball, Maggie. She mopes like this whenever my wife leaves the house.

update: Maggie has gone back to her previous home after mistaking my son's nose for a snausage. Don't let the door hit your fluffy white fanny, dog.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


Just an old man. With Popeye arms. Whose wife is about to unleash some sidewinders on him from her jet plane.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Have a seat

Lil' sad alien in a chair. My dad had a chair like this. But not an alien like this. Although I never checked the attic.
I will always love drawing things in fishbowl helmets.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Frog attack

I did this as a promo piece, but never used it. I was never satisfied with it, and I finally figured out why (at least one reason)-
The frogs on the pond should be smaller than the ones on the bird. But they're the same size or larger. Which messes with the perspective. Which ruins the whole effect. Which makes me want to take up basket weaving or something.

I like the pilot, though.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Mullet Man

A mullet for Monday.

Friday, August 05, 2005

rapping cat

A greeting card I did last year. I like his fish bones bling.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Noah's Shuttle

In honor of the Space Shuttle likely going the way of the Model T, here's a piece I did last year as self-promo.
Re-entry would have its challenges.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Alien teachers

This is the cover for what would have been the sixth in the series of 'Sidekicks' chapter books by Dan Danko and Tom Mason. That is, if the publisher hadn't decided to end the series after the 5th book. A true loss for book-loving humanity.

Friday, July 29, 2005


This was, I can't remember, but they were very nice people. This is an eccentric storyteller lady who had to fit within this tiny narrow space in the margin of the page she was on. This also marks one of the very few times I've ever drawn fingernails in my entire life.
I just noticed that she has no eyebrows. Tragic.
I must buy my wife a pair of stockings like these.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

My Little Pony

This can only be interpreted as a cry for help.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

bunny for Jabba

A fluffy bunny encased in carbonite.
This one's definitely going on a t-shirt.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


I forgot that I wasn't going to sketch this week. So I drew a small ape with a ginormous head.

Monday, July 25, 2005

old stuff part 1

Since it's a million degrees this week, and I've got a load of other work, I'm going to forego sketching in the mornings and post some old peices that I like. This is a greeting card I did for Recycled Paper Greetings a while back. It is my future.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

KBRD radio

He's got his tunes, his lunchbox, and a sense of defeated resignation. He's ready for another day in the uranium mines.

By the way, the older images aren't loading right now due to a server glitch. They'll be back after these commercial messages.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005


I drew this a million years ago. But I like it.

Monday, July 18, 2005

awkward tension

Some sort of little drama is about to unfold here. I have no idea what it is. If we're lucky, they might burst into song. Unlucky, Jerry Springer.

The old woman looks like she's levitating.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Monkey Tripod

The Martians really just want our bananas.

I liked him so much, I decided to finish painting him. A big welcome to our new simian overlords!