Sunday, December 7, 2014

Season's Beatings & All That Jazz

Greetings all! I realized that I haven't tended to my blog since Halloween ended, but I did need a little break. I can hardly believe that November has come & gone, and we are a week into December! I don't know how much I'll be posting before the end of the year, but I did want to get with it and update my page for the holidays. I've been sketching a lot and one of the things I've been working on is a new Krampus design. I decided to work one of those ideas up for my Season's Beatings header for 2014. 

Also, a few years ago I did cover art for 'Santastic V: Snow, Man', a holiday themed mash-up compilation. I'm back as the cover illustrator for this year's mix 'Santastic No.9: It's a Major Award'. You can download this year's mix as well as 1-8 at .  I must confess, I'm pretty proud of that art. It makes me want to do more Christmas special mash-up pieces. Some of you might remember my Hermey The Misfits Elf from last year. It was just a fun piece I did for myself, but people seemed to dig it.

And don't forget that The 13 Days of Creepmas is going on now. One year I will participate, I just need to plan a little better. But head over to the blog and check out the list of this year's participants. 

I'm a CREEP for The 13 Days of CREEPMAS

I might have a couple of things to share before we say goodbye to 2014, so remember to check back. Hope you all are having a merry season!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lil' Laurie Strode & Final ZaPow Reminder

Here's a simple little piece I did of Laurie Strode from the classic film, John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN. I was looking at a lot of stylized illustrations from the late 60's through the 70's, which inspired this piece. The goal was to keep it simple & fun, and I think I achieved that.

Also, here is a final reminder about my exit from the ZaPow Gallery. These are some of my original pieces that are still available there. Although they are not listed for sale through their website, I'm sure if you contact them, they will give you any information you require. And of course, if you happen to be in or around Asheville, NC, just stop on by and check out the gallery. Lots of lovely things to see.

UPDATE: The Goat painting has sold! But the other 5 pieces are still available. Contact the gallery for more information!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Dennison Couple

Today's artwork features a vintage-style Halloween couple. The background image is actually a watermark of a place card made by the Dennison Co. in 1929. Since my characters were inspired by Dennison's Bogie Books, I thought it would be a fun design element to actually include a Dennison image. The image that I used came from the, The Mark B. Lendenbach Halloween Collection site.
Mark is also responsible for putting together this book, which is high on my wish list.

I have the 2nd edition and it is one of my most favorite books to look through. So many amazing things to look at. I will be picking this up when I have extra money. If you would like to pick up this book, check out information from Mark's blog here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spirits of '76

Colonial Jack raises a toast. 

Monday, October 20, 2014