Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Just Stay Out of It

I'm not sure whether it's prudent to say why or for whom I painted this yet, but rest assured it was for a good reason. Yessss!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010


I said I was going to try and get some more sketches up on here. And up in my life in general. Here are a few spreads I scribbled all over for a couple of days last week. And since I liked adding my soundtrack on that last's it for this one.

weep all day, ray. you make me weep all day.

Hullaballooo Final Page

The (rear) End.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

nothing important.

been listening to adele's new song for about two hours now. this is what fell ou of my fingers in that time.

i should sketch more. damn rusty.

Monday, November 15, 2010

cover rough!

here's my best rough for the cover. i am quite pleased with the little monkey on the back.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

and then there was one

and now all that's left is the cover!


this is the second to last spread in mr. goldoor's book. above is the finished art, below with text. i love it without type. it really swings.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cold Blooded!

I had a really tough time on this painting, I don't know why. But in the end, I'm really into it. I want to draw more fish.

Dance Party

I don't know what it is about this one, but it comes off very Babar to me...I don't know how that happened.


I can't say I've ever drawn a porcupine before. But this one might just turn out to be my favorite of the book.

hey hey we're the monkeys....

Bark at the Moon...while limboing

Friday, October 1, 2010

More than a year later...

So the spring before last my words on wheels illustration to go with a poem about amnesia was chosen by the MTA folks. At the time I was told it would be put up inside the bus...I don't think I was aware it would ever be wrapped AROUND the bus. Folks kept telling me they'd seen it and I was jealous. I asked everybody to take a photo. Elyza, who is my homegirl fo' life, finally chased down a bus and got this shot with her cell. yea that's right. It's hard to see in this photo, but if you look closely, you can see MY ART AROUND A BUS. I was so psyched to have this picture, much love to Elyza :)

To see the original piece check it OVA HURR.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bat, sans mobile.

further news to me: bats are furry, awkward birds.

This is for the birds.

news to me: birds are my weakness. i know people love to draw them, love to paint them, love to sculpt them. hell, my grandfather pretty much made a living off it. but give me a puppy any day. i hate birds.



ta da!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Hullabaloo at the Zoo, initial pieces

So this is the first page of the second book I'm working on for Michael Goldoor. This one is called "Hullabaloo at the Zoo," and is full of many animals throwing a birthday extravaganza (I prefer to pronounce this "eggstrabaganza!," think Agador Spartacus a la Birdcage). Anyway, Mr. Goldoor has provided me with piles of hysterical imagery, and I intend to do him proud. It is truly a wild rumpus, and I must say I've never painted as many animals in my life, and this is only the beginning. Off we go!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Old Man and the Sea?

I needed to do some painting...I was afraid my hands were starting to forget. Leave it to me to throw an old man in there.

well, it made me laugh. hope you got a chortle outta it ;-)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Been working on some black and white work, because I have virtually none of it in my portfolio. Maybe not the most exhilarating thing I've ever done.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Here is a photo of my show installed. Yes I DID stand on a ladder for some crazy long time screwing six two-foot magnet strips into the wall at 103 inches high, thank you very much. Much thanks to anybody who helped me, or picked up screws when I dropped them off the ladder. The show is down now, and I am all graduated. On to bigger and better things!

p.s. please note how cute my bubbie is, checking out my book.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pecos Bill & Slue-Foot Sue

Pecos Bill was the greatest cowboy the West ever saw. This is the story of him and his sweetheart, Slue-foot Sue. Bill didn't have any trouble catching ladies.

But everything changed when he met Sue. He first saw her riding a giant catfish down the Rio Grande, taking shots at the sky with her six-shooter.

Bill was so taken by her he proposed on the spot. They planned to get hitched the very next day.

Sue got herself a fancy dress with a big old bustle in back.

On the wedding day Sue was all dressed to the nines. She insisted that Bill prove he loved her by letting her ride Widowmaker, Bill's horse. He couldn't talk her out of it, so up she got.

Widowmaker bucked and jumped and tossed poor Sue right off!

But when she came down and hit the dirt, Sue bounced right back up to the sky again, on account of that fancy, springy bustle.

Sue bounced back and forth, higher and higher!

Finally she bounced so high she popped right into the moon.

It was a crying shame, losing his Sue. But Bill tipped his hat to the moon every night after. Sometimes he could almost hear Sue cat-callin' back to him.