I’ve been sleeping on this…

By on Dec 1, 2021

I bought an Apple product and received 6 free months of Apple Music. I wasn’t really interested but figured I wouldn’t let it go to waste so I activated it. I first started building a playlist on my phone and I was surprised when I opened my computer to find the playlist was also ready to listen to there. It was pretty neat but not that impressive, I’ve been using Spotify and that basically does the same thing. Then last night I was at the gym and didn’t want to listen to the limited music I have on my phone. I remembered the new Silk Sonic album dropped and I have been obsessed with “Leave the Door Open” so I opened iTunes and sure enough it was there, no ads, just ready to go. I have to say I am totally on board now. It really was nice to be able to access anything. I’ve run into the problem on Spotify where musicians I like don’t have...

Bottle caps that keep me going…

By on Nov 24, 2021

  It’s been a weird couple weeks. I’ve really been in a funk since Mighty Con. I’ve been putting alot of thought into my art and where I want to go with it. I think I’m going to step away from stickers for a while. In all honesty I’ve really been stepping away from just about everything lately. I haven’t been drawing or anything. Well that’s not entirely true…     The bottle cap thing has been the only thing I’ve been working on at all. I really like making them and they are turning out pretty neat. I kind of know what direction I want to go with them, which is Gravity Falls related, but I just don’t have alot of motivation right now. I’ve broken out the sketchbook a couple times but never got around to actually drawing anything.     It’s not due to a lack of ideas. I have one particular...

Milwaukee’s Mighty Con

By on Nov 15, 2021

Haven’t done any updates in a while, and there’s a reason for that. I have been busy and therefore sick. I have the worst way of dealing with stress. I just stamp that crap down and ignore it. I’m like a pressure cooker and occasionally the pressure releases as heart palpitations, the shingles or road rage incidents resulting in criminal charges… usually it manifests as a sinus infection and many, many snotty boogers. I did a local comic con. I have friends that have carved out an amazing niche for themselves. My friend Suzie makes pop culture cross stitch. She stitches these amazing little pieces of superheroes, video game and other pop culture things. Her husband Jeffrey mattes and frames them. She does hundreds of these covering almost every hero or meme you can think of and sells them at comic cons. Her booth is one of the gems of the show. They are unique and funny and even if...

I mustache you a question…

By on Nov 1, 2021

   

Things are getting crazy!

By on Oct 29, 2021

Here we go…     I have to say I am pretty stoked about this. All the possibilities are a little overwhelming right now but I now have access to a direct-to-garment printer. First thing I printed was a shirt with my logo on it to match the new shoes I bought. Yep, that is dorky as hell but I’ve never claimed not to be a dork. My daughter said I’m cringy, and she isn’t wrong. I am really looking forward to learning and pushing this machine. The good thing is my work has been really encouraging and open to me doing just about anything while learning it. They figure if I’m excited about the work I’ll do a better job of learning and pushing it and I totally agree. I have an interesting month ahead.

Inktober 2021…Day 6: Spirit

By on Oct 28, 2021

    This one was fun. Obvious Nightmare before Christmas influence. I was tempted to get really detailed in the moon but then I started thinking this might make a good Halloween card. I think I’ll make it all black and white except for a nice orange moon for contrast.     This is my favorite part of the drawing. This was one of those that I should do alot more work on but I’m just so happy with the parts that are working that I don’t want to screw it up. Maybe I’ll make some scans for the card and work it a little more. As for right now, things are really ramping up for Mighty Con. I’m still full of doubt but every once in a while a glimmer of optimism is peaking through. For better or worse, two more weeks and it will all be over. I have a few projects in mind once all the hustle and bustle are through, including a fun environmental...