Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Waiting around for
meetings to begin (or end)
offer more than ample time
to doodle. 

Here are a few such Ds
done while at THIRTEEN GRAVES.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A PUZZLE (and classic art) FOR TURKEY DAY

Arnold Roth was one of the 60's great illustrators and the author of my favorite book as a kid, PICK A PECK OF PUZZLES.  for Thanksgiving Day I submit a puzzle from that book -- and thanks for his trmendous artisitic influence on me as a seven year old.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The X-FILES... something to cry about

In HELL MONEY, one of the X-FILES epsiodes I wrote, there was this sequence where a guy loses an eye in a game of chance and likewise doesn't get the cash to treat his daughter's (Lucy Liu -- yes, that Lucy Liu) lukemia. So he weeps and I had this GREAT idea -- tears stream out of his remaining eye but BLOODY TEARS come out of the orbless socket.

I was so sure the shot would be overlooked or misinterpreted that I drew the accompanying sketch, replete with color. As it turned out, the scene was shot just as I'd drawn it -- but the director incorporated a moody, dramatic sidelight so you see tears on one side and... while the other half of the man's face is in complete shadow.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Hindsight is 20/20, even for humanoid eggs.

Little-known info on the subject: "The theory that Humpty Dumpty was a "tortoise" siege engine, used unsuccessfully to approach the walls of the city of Gloucester in 1643 during the Siege of Gloucester in the English Civil War, was put forward in 1956 by Professor David Daube in The Oxford Magazine, 1956.

Another theory posits that Humpty Dumpty is King Richard III of England, depicted in Tudor histories, and particularly in Shakespeare's play, as humpbacked and who was defeated, despite his armies at Bosworth Field in 1485."

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Originally this was a storyboard panel in a series of boardsI did to pitch MONSTER RALLY.  Later when after I embarked on the always-enjoyable yet never-ending TWELVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE project I comandeered this and various other storyboard panels, colored 'em and used them for that. 

Originally this was done in B&W in India ink with a pen and brush.  Colored with Corel Painter 11.