Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Mountain Man

Short, in-class assignment, we had to do an illustration for a short story called "The Mountain Man" (I don't remember the author... oops.)

John Dies at the End

Most of you have probably never heard of John Dies at the End by David Wong, so I'm here to tell you that is is a GREAT BOOK and if you like demons, gore, swearing, and general hilarity you should check it out.
Now that that's out of the way, here is a cover I designed for it as a final for our class with #1 Cool Dude Sam Bosma! Also a few spot illustrations for select chapters.


Project for one of my classes last year, I re-imagined Dora the Explorer as a young adult fantasy/adventure series. It was really fun to research the show and try to figure out how to make it translate in a darker tone (pretty difficult in some ways!) A really enjoyable project overall, I'd love to try doing something similar with other kids shows.

 BONUS: some initial rough sketches!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Face Thief

Assignment with the prompt of 'doppelgangers,' and you know that doppelgangers always end badly.

The Art of Having Problems

So those illustrations of my life story a few posts back were part of an assignment everyone in my class did. Theoretically, if we were good writers and actually cared, all of our illustrations and writings could be put together in a nice tidy book of short stories. It is very hard to come up with a title/cover for something that really has not theme whatsoever besides a bunch stories of kids being awkward. So here's what I came up with: tea party foul.

Magic mermaids

This one's crazy. You might think these are just your average mermaid buddies hamming it up under the ocean, but when you fold it a certain way...

My bro Sedaris

In conjunction with illustrating my 8th grade prom, I did some things for David Sedaris' short story, 'A Guy Walks Into A Bar Car.' It's a nice story about meeting guys on trains and thinking about life and what might have been.