This is a cover I did for the latest book by the most excellent Liz Crowe - I’m pretty excited about it. It’s my first book cover and I hope it does super well for Liz, not that she needs any help :-)
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Here’s a look at a goblin dude I started working on last night. He’s creepy.
Another shot of my new print for Hoppy Press, of New Hampshire.
I met Greg Elizondo several years ago and easily came to the conclusion that he is a pretty swell guy; if I needed any further evidence of this it was recently delivered in the form of a personal invitation to create the first art print for the launch of his exciting new brand, Hoppy Press.
Formed jointly by Greg and Paul Finn, Hoppy Press is “an online gallery specializing in beer art for home brewers and beer lovers.” Their goal is to “create beer art that really captures the spirit of homebrewers,” but also to create exceptionally high quality print products that will stand out from the cheap, flimsy digital reproductions that clutter so many walls. To such ends, they worked with word-class screen-printers, Industry Standard, of Portsmouth, NH who helped ensure that the prints turned out top notch – using 110# French Paper and environmentally friendly soy-based inks made to last a lifetime.
For my part, I was really excited to work on something related to one of my newest passions: brewing up boat-loads of homemade booze. My girlfriend and I have been brewing for a bit over a year now, successfully concocting a few patches of dandelion wine (under the names “Sunshine Fuzz” and “Raccoon Baby”), as well as a very fine India Pale Ale we dubbed “Two-Headed Boy”. I think the most exciting part for me in terms of creating this print for Hoppy Press was the opportunity to work on some fun custom typography, and to combine that with simple yet lively shapes and textures. I’m happy with how it turned out, and I encourage you to pick up a print if you feel the same; there are only 100 of them, and having seen the final product that Industry Standard put together I can say they’re worth every penny.
Good morning and good day! That’s what my friend Chelsea Martin – self-proclaimed “Granola Ginger” – says to her bevy of beautiful buck-bucks (chickens) each day when she sallies forth into a sea of hen nests in search of fresh eggs to collect and sell.
Recently, Chelsea commissioned me to create for her a chicken character and a mascot for use on her website, “Adventures of a Granola Ginger” wherein she relates photos, recipes, and fun stories from her budding farm life.
One of those days. http://bit.ly/MBEZHu
Started inking a scary football panther. And angry.
New tee for Wolverine State Brewing
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Quick’n’dirty illustration for a Threadless Alumni forum coloring book, the theme of which is “History”
Lil mascot gal for a friend of mine, the Granola Ginger
So, picture this: Some Godzilla-like titan drags its swamp-ass from the muddy bottom of Lake Erie to go hang out with some of his buddies at the Belle Isle Aquarium. He is, of course, enraged to discover that the aquarium has closed and that his pals have been served for happy hour at Fishbones. He goes on a berserker smashing spree, but is ultimately confronted and thwarted by an inexplicably mammoth Spirit of Detroit statue, which pops the Lake Monster in the nose (if he has one) with a solid right cross and sends him crawling back to the murky muck from whence he came. End scene.
Anyway, feel free to sit back to ponder this and other mysterious explanations for the latest Mighty Mitten print - featuring good ol’ Detoit, Michigan, with tSOD vigilantly squatting over us all… err…