Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

RISD Comics Anthology

I am in this! So are Sam D'Orazio, Alison Dubois, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Robyn Ng, Zejian Shen, Katie Wendt, and a whole bunch of other fun people. You can get it at lulu if you are so inclined. Yay comics!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pen and Ink - Tattoo Redo

I always intended to clean these guys up before I finally committed and got them but I've been putting it off until I took Pen and Ink. I've still got a couple of weeks left but our assignments are all open now so I figured I may as well go for it. I'm pretty satisfied with the results. I've just e-mailed the fantastically talented Stephanie Tamez who has done a lot of amazing engraving inspired tattoos, and if everything goes according to plan I should be getting these done sometime in the near future. I've got my fingers crossed....

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pen and Ink - Artist Copy

We had to do an artist copy for class and I thought Fritz Eichenberg was a pretty cool dude who did some pretty cool things, like this illustration from Crime and Punishment (who doesn't like some Dostoyevsky?) It took me a little while to realize that copying a wood-cut for a pen and ink assignment was probably one of the less intelligent choices I could have made but that's how it goes I suppose...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Silkscreen - North by Northwest

Original Artwork by the lovely Sophia Foster-Dimino. Printy bits and uneven hand sewing by me.

Here's a closeup of the image as well.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Since You've Been Gone

Ok, I'll admit I've never been very good at this whole keeping the blog updated business and I apologize for the last three months but I would also like to point out that I have been running basically non-stop since spring break which was the last week in March. Things just started to snow ball and before I knew it, it was finals, which managed to extend for a few days longer than I should have due to an errant English paper and then I went straight into getting ready for the MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts) Festival which I had a little booth at. So this past week has really been the first opportunity I have had to even document most of this stuff.

But anyway, it's up now. I have definitely taken advantage of blogger's ability to forge the date of postings so these things actually show up in the order that they were created rather than posted but I realize that makes it kind of hard to find them. To that end I have created the convenient tag new so you can see all of the stuff I have added recently. Hopefully I will be more consistent in my postings from here on out but I wouldn't cross your fingers.

So what I'm up to these days. I'm interning for a couple different folks.

First and formost, Ben Jones! The dude from Paper Rad who I interviewed back in December (another project I realize I have neglected to post...) He's pretty wacky and awesome and makes me excited to do art every time he opens his mouth so I'm really happy to be able to be working for him.

Secondly, a snazzy animation company in Brooklyn called Milky Elephant doing mostly Flash based type stuff. I'm just getting started here so I'm not sure entirely what I'll doing.

Finally, along with my good friend Sophia, I have started a comics and printmaking blog known as PETARDED to promote our little projects with and you should go on over and check it out. We have a collaborative comic were gonna put up soon that's been turning out to be pretty well and we're gonna have stuff for sale and it's gonna be great. Go there. yay.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Comicbook Narrative - Final Project

My final for the class, a 36 page comic which you can download as a pdf

Friday, May 22, 2009

Waterbase Silkscreen - Functions of Language

My final for Silkscreen continuing on with what I started with these two.

The Tempest

Henry V

(Antony &) Cleopatra

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Artistic Anatomy - The Human Ideal

The final for artistic anatomy needed to be something addressing the topic of the human ideal but this guys isn't going to make much sense unless you're familiar with this. But it's a safe assumption that you've all seen that before, right?

As a side note, I found the coolest book in the process of doing this project. Really, not for the weak of heart (or stomach) but otherwise, check it out! It's awesome!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Beginning Lithography - Indifferent Honest

A little bit about the process on this second image: I printed everything in red, then snake slipped and etched the hell out of the two figures in the foreground, printed it in blue, then ground down the stone with really fine carborundum so I could still see the image and added the background figures and printed the final layer. Yay printmaking!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beginning Lithography - Our Elizabethan Friends

These are both autographic ink on lithographic plates, so less hardcore than stone but still unnecessarily complicated.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Waterbase Silkscreen - Final Playbill(s)

Remember this? We had to keep going with it and do something else with the image so that turned into this project.

Originally I wanted the red to be magenta but I was stupid and didn't account for the fact that the ink was translucent. But thanks to the power of photoshop we can pretend that wasn't the case.