Friday, December 9, 2011


or is it Hermes?
Anyhoo, today i doodled the statue of Mercury/Hermes from the 42nd street entrance of Grand Central Station

Monday, November 28, 2011

whats going on

dear team
surely you are on pins and needles wondering why I haven't been posting. It has been a month without a post.
Well, my reasons are varied. I assure you that I am doing work. Lots of it. So much in fact that I don't have time to be blogging and posting. Also, the grand majority of the work I have been doing has been for my masters thesis, Heartworms, and my thesis advisor the one-and-only Mirko Ilic has commanded me NOT to post things for the thesis because it could compromise their publishability later on etc

So although no one ever reads this blog, I want to apologize to my imaginary readers and assure them/you that not only is there much that I would like to post but also

a) I dont know that I have ever been this prolific
b) I have never been happier with my work (or had more fun) than I have here with Heartworms.
and c) I don't think I have ever done such personal work

the day is coming very soon when you will be able to see what I have been up to. I intend to self-publish the first batch of Heartworms in January. Until then, know that I love my team and I will post what I can when I can

Monday, October 31, 2011

it seems pertinent

Happy Halloween, team!
this year I dressed as The Riddler, again (this is the third Halloween of my young life that I've gone as The Riddler)
with a new riddler staff and a new question-markified bright green shirt, all of which I made myself

Sunday, October 30, 2011

my fighter

hey team
this past Friday for Carol Fabricatore's class we went on location to the legendary Gleason's Gym. (In the documentary about the MFA program, they filmed Nathan Fox inking at
Gleason's). There we were given the patently absurd task of drawing people who were not necessarily sitting still for us, and also to talk with someone at the gym, draw a portrait and interview him/her.
these are my doodles:
my interview subject was one of the boxers, 32 year old Dom Aragon:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

sumi ink panels

hey team
the other day in carol fabricatore's class we had models posing for us in studio, and we were asked to make a series of drawings in sequential-panel form

this is my naughty little story

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

one of my sisters is having a birthday and another one of my sisters is organizing a pub crawl in e. Lansing to celebrate it. COMPLETE with t-shirts that they asked me to design, and I pulled the diva move of insisting that they use Gordie Zalewski of Legion Design to print the shirts

Monday, October 17, 2011


perhaps you have noticed I am using myself as the model for Ambrose Dea, the protagonist in my masters thesis
this is a sketch for an image I will be doing of Ambrose for this weeks chapter entitled "unromantic tragicomedy"

Saturday, October 15, 2011

ink sketches- Natural History Museum

this last friday Carol Fabricatore took us to the Museum of Natural History for drawing on location.
She is encouraging us to use ink as much as possible, which has been good for me. In the past i have been very loyal to my prismacolor only because I was too much of a pansy to go directly to ink. Well no more! fortune favors the bold.
You will notice that the Alouatta guariba has been executed in walnut ink, which I have never used before but I really dug it. It reminds me a bit of the sublime Delacroix sketchbooks

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Adelaide Dwyer

This is an image of Adelaide Dwyer. Adelaide is one of the original characters who will be appearing in my masters thesis.
(Adelaide is the semi-acrimonious ex of Ambrose Dea, my protagonist who was mentioned briefly in this post)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

sumi inky splashy splash

playing fast and loose with the sumi ink in Carol Fabricatore's class

Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Appointment in the Dreamworld

hey team,
An Appointment in the Dreamworld is now entirely concluded and on display at the SVA gallery on 21st and 3rd ave.
When asked if I'm pleased with it, I can say only that I'm not entirely embarassed by it. I regret certain elements of the graphic design (because I had to design these pages in a matter of hours to meet my deadline, and theres a lot of things that ought to have been thought through a little better).
Design not withstanding, I am very proud of approximately 80% of the art contained within, and the actual book prototype itself (laborious fabricated by hand) turned out quite nice. And to think! I thought that bookbinding class at CCS would never come in handy!
For those of you stranded in Michigan and South Carolina and Guadalajara who will be unable to come see it in person, I am posting it in its entirety here.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Detroit Day 1

hey team
for my masters thesis, I am getting personal, cultivating topics near and dear. As such, I am doing a series of very short stories that I wrote, all of which take place in glamorous Detroit.
There is a hard-to-describe quality to the city that I am hoping to capture. As a setting, it is a very distinctive place that brings a great deal of flavor.
So, I booked a ticket to Detroit for this weekend. Today I biked around most of the day taking pictures of sad houses and other Detroity things
I would have liked to have sketched, but twas miserable cold and physically could not

Monday, September 26, 2011

a title page

just in case you are wondering, Ambrose Dea will be the main character in my masters thesis

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

installation day

well team,
today me and the rest of the second years hung our book show in the SVA galleries on 23rd.
'twas fun indeed (by fun I mean mostly tedious and frustrating)

if you happen to be in town, you should come to the reception next week Tuesday.
It will be a hoot and a holler.