Sunday, November 28, 2021

Monday, November 08, 2021

It Feels Like the Year to Give Back


 My good deed for the...well, my good deed.

Here's the online store: www.refractionexhibition.bigcartel.com. Note that there won't be any shipping through the store, but all prints will be run at once and delivered to the gallery of your choice in the 'Specific Instructions' window when cashing out. Posted items can be arranged by getting in touch through the store.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

It's Not Like Me to Get All Christmassey...


      ....But the REFRACTION Charity artwork is all done and I'll be getting the venue list and website store up soon.  With these prints priced to move I'm hoping to raise some serious coin for the BC SPCA over the holidays.  For a look at all the prints (except for this one that will replace the current dark blue one...hey, it didn't reach the bar!), here's a link to the temporary site I set up to show tentative exhibitioners;   https://boardguy.wixsite.com/my-site?fbclid=IwAR39Onco3d8GZrBT_m9A2ciMkdo5gin6Oz3-X5csg-5LFzOoHi4rzilk1Tg

      Also today, I'm adding my Instagram link to the dashboard (Daddy's getting with it!)

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The End of the Rainbow


      Finally! 4 or 5 swings at bt, and I Finally got the green image I  was searching for! I know work's impending, so I had to persevere and get this sucker done before being buried again. Time for the business side of things.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Monday, June 07, 2021

Blood Orange

 

Whew! This one took a few swings.  I did two other complete passes for Orange, and neither of them hit right.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Oops...


 ...the reflection of trees in the background aren't upside down.  I swear, there's always something.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Tammy Gunn


      Time seems to be permitting to play a bit, so I'm going to follow this trail of thinking and make another 5-6 of these coloured deco posters and have some exhibitions when things open up.  They'll be printed in a limited run to raise money for something, though, at the moment, I don't know what yet.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Run Awaay!


 Another angle on this concept. Clearly, there's a story here, but I don't think I'll be getting to it for a while.  It's just nice to get away from the photobashing for a bit and cut loose.

Friday, April 09, 2021

Stoner

A morning sketch that took precedent over other duties.
 

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Back to Photobashin'


 Everyone's gotta tick off the "Robot Woman"  box at some point, right?

Monday, March 01, 2021

Moon Wolf!


 ...Or Man-Wolf for the few in the know.  Don't even start on the full moon shining on the moon, it's GOTTA be there!  #Februwolfy was a hoot, and a good excuse to blow out the drawing pipes, now it's back to the photobashing, I guess...

Monday, February 15, 2021

Zombie Wolf!


      Through a combination of getting hit by some board work and sending the novel out (!) to prospective literary agents, I've got small windows for creativity that prevent me pursuing more photobashes for a bit.  Along comes #februwolfy! A post a day of werewolves on FB is just what the doctor ordered to bang out some quickies without too much labor. (I love the final effect of the novl illustrations I'm doing, but man, it's a miserable process to me).  This guy's gel pen & sharpie, with a tweak in photoshop, full desk time...about an hour. Gotta love that.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Hunt


 God, this style is tedious, but the results are rewarding.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

A Cheers to my Local


 A wee change of pace from the writing that got a LITTLE out of hand...

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Old Town...


 ...I'll try to resist posting EVERYTHING I come up with, but forging new ground is pretty exciting.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Using That Covid Lockdown Time


      Here's something new hopefully coming down the pipe... a book! Not a comic, but a BOOK.  A book book.  I had started the project when Covid hit, and found myself with a solid two months to run with something already rolling, which is always the way you want to be positioned.  Nothing worse than staring at a blank page (or screen, in this case).

     The initial idea was to go YA with illustrations, but the final project's become a bit more intricate than that in the end. I suppose these are the decisions best left to agents, should any deem the product worthy of their time.  A wonderful experience so far, let's see if it finds a publisher. Hopefully, more news to follow!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Quarantine Sketch Requests

Obviously, there's some time to have fun at home!  I'll be posting daily sketch requests, this is the first.  If anyone has a sketch request, you can contact me through my illustration website (link is to the right).
STAY HOME!  CREATE!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A Double Barrell of Terror Returns in BH 3!

I WAS going to go with "Lounge Lizards" on the cover, but of course boards reared their ugly heads. I realized I'd never published this story, and it's more relevant than ever! Working on the online version, but send me an email for hard copy information! Very exciting things happening with Bloody Hell, looking forward to sharing the news.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Gotta HAND it to Her! (Nyuk, Nyuk)

Here's another new panel inserted into "GUTS" to open 'er up...man, this short story's growth spurt never stops! It's worth it, though. Bloody Hell #3's going to be the best yet, by far!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Opening Things Up


My latest short felt a bit rushed in places, so I'm opening it up with some panels to let it breathe.  I contemplated making this my FB profile pic...but maybe not.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Commission Season is Well in Stride, Order Now!

Here's a gallery page pin up for Ian Bartolo's upcoming issue of the "Brothers" series.  Email me for commission orders, we're getting tight for the Silly Season, but a few portraits  head shot spots are still open! Email me at;    boardguy@shaw.ca

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

THAT's Putting your Finger on It.

it doesn't tell you much, but it tells you everything. Fun story coming along. (Quite proud of those hands).

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Updates From the Edge...

Inks on "GUTS" are just about done!  Just to give the arm a rest. I scanned in one of the panels to paint up and throw out  preview/ The story that could never stay short has ballooned again to 16 pages which, I think, will fill out another "Bloody Hell" compilation book. Two more, then it's ready to look into getting it compiled into a trade paperback. I'm a few months away from wrapping up my current boarding gig, so things still won't really get rolling until the fall. In the meantime, I'll be getting more shots up as it comes together.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Show Goes On (Sometimes All On It's Own)!

So much for conceptualizing! I sat down with a rough idea and a 12 page short story poured out, pretty much all there in a flash.  Bloody Hell #3 will be finished with this story, but it might take a bit of doing with the "real" job...worse things to complain about! Watch this space for updates, I'll replace this with the dialogue final as it comes around.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Time to Get Outta the Kitchen

     Another sketch as I mull several ideas over.  I'm fortunate enough to be buried with storyboard work until next fall, but starting to feel the hole made by not feeding my own creative vices. The one-two punch of boarding on computer (a slower process) and facebook have wreaked havok on the chances of getting anything else done.  So, while I'm stuck with the cintiq,  I'm swearing off facebook for the month, and just going to crank out concepts and story ideas.  Keep an eye on this space; while it won't be as polished pieces going up, there will hopefully be a burst of proficiency over the month.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

LOUNGE LIZARDS !

     Discovering the joys of Windows 10; a trial version of Photoshop ain't working on my Surface Book, so, as I'm travelling, I had to finish this on my wee Surface 2 tablet! I sure hope I don't hit any walls with Sketchbook Pro as I've got work to do!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Gettin' the Yuletide Vibe!

I got a few hours to myself and just couldn't help it. Happy Post - Season farts and giggles!

Monday, November 20, 2017

A Kinder, Gentler Frankenstein

         It appears my Frankenstein cover's too intense for the youthful masses on Drive Through Comics and got marked ADULT (which basically just means you have to sign in and lie about your age before you're allowed to see it).  For the sake of those poor innocent eyes, I've made a temporary cover for the cybershelves out of the last page of Mrs. Shelley's opus. Apologies for the confusion to folks that went looking for it and couldn't find it; the link will now carry you away to reanimation Nirvana!
            Considering the tortures and soft porn of other title covers up there I'm at a bit of a loss, but hey, what does a sick fellah like me know? I've actually received a few poster orders for this one already, so I think I might get some made up as well as some calendars for the silly season. Contact me through my site (in the links at right) if you know you want one, otherwise, watch here for more info. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy 200th, Franky!

After a bit of a wait due to an intense schedule (close to a year workin' for da man, that is),  Frankenstein's FINALLY lettered and ready to go up on my digital graphic novel link. The hard copy'll be out in the new year but in the meantime, let's celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's "Modern Prometheus" online and on your favourite devices!  I'll update here once I've got it uploaded but in the meantime, here's your first look at the cover.   ***There we go! Pop on over to Drivethrucomics for a preview, and your own E-comic for a measly 3 Bones! My other titles are there, so take a snoop around!***

Friday, August 04, 2017

Aaaah, that's better.

Quick sketch (believe it or not) via Sharpies & Photoshop.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Days!

Here's a peek at a "Creepy" style project that found me, a nice short to squeeze in amongst boards during the summer....   ****REVISED****. Whew, that original composition was driving me nuts.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Get Back to Work!

Just enough time for a sketch before going back under into boards...always upbeat thoughts, y'know.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

It's in the Shadows....

I'm in a concept phase right now, trying to draw(?) a bunch of visual concepts together into a narrative...ain't no rushing it.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sketchy sketch

Ah, a day off from boarding, and no Franky to do! I'm gonna lighten things up a bit and get some negative space stuff ready for the convention circuit...now open for commisions! Drop a line via my illustration website link to your left, whatever turns your crank.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Out to Sea

For those of you keeping track, I can't get past the last post which I'll be redoing.  I'll put a comparison up soon, as 47 pages of Frankenstein are now done aside from that and a couple tweaks & twerks. I enjoyed that more than I thought!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Keep on Smilin'!

Best to everyone over the Silly Season!