Blaster Found

I loved Transformers as a kid, and one that I still have is Blaster: a red and yellow boom box. My son is getting more and more into Transformers and so I’ve let him play with this old toy. So…Read moreRead more

Pro Tips: Exhibiting in Artist Alley

Last year I tabled at my first comic convention, AwesomeCon, here in the DC area. I researched best practices and tips leading up to the convention with mixed results.

The Fox

What exactly does the Fox say? According to this Ylvis classic it’s any of these options: I never heard of this ridiculous song until my eldest daughter begged and pleaded for me to search for it on YouTube. Turns out…Read moreRead more

Meat Chowder

I thought I would share an awesome meat chowder we sometimes make. If you enjoy hearty meals and want to get really cozy during the winter, check this bad boy out! Sheryl’s Meat Chowder (NOTE: You can use any kind…Read moreRead more

I’m Tie-rific

My boy’s preschool likes to do an event called Donuts for Dad. It’s mostly due to Father’s Day not falling during the school year. We get to see what they do in class and receive an update on what they’re…Read moreRead more

Not What I Wanted

It happened again tonight. Family cartoon viewing, and there I go. Falling asleep. Ugh, this is not what I wanted when I grew up.

Blade Runner 2049

Are we just 30 years away from blasters, flying cars, or lifelike, truly interactive virtual assistants? I don’t know…perhaps not. I do know, however, that Blade Runner 2049 is one hell of a movie, and I can’t wait to digest…Read moreRead more

IMAX at Udvar-Hazy

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Not the best movie. Perhaps, in my top 5 of movie experiences though. I found this movie ticket in a box the other day and boy did it bring back memories. Back in 2009,…Read moreRead more

Waffles

There’s one thing that makes Saturday morning breakfast the best for my children, and it is….waffles.

Jimu

My wife and I try each Christmas to get our kids something unique. This past year my oldest daughter received a Jimu Robot kit. It reminded me of a more advanced K’Nex or Construx kit from my childhood. The Jimu kits…Read moreRead more

Cloonan: “Storytelling Above All”

I was going through old draft posts, and came across this bit I wanted to remember from an Off Panel podcast interview between David Harper and artist Becky Cloonan. These are three different inspiring quotes about art and story:

36.5.28: You Are Software

A company is like software. It has to be usable, it has to be useful. And it probably has bugs, places where the company crashes because of bad organizational design or cultural oversights. When you start to think of your…Read moreRead more

The Emotion in a Score

There were multiple times during Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse that two of my kids didn’t want to watch the screen. The first of which was the first fight with the Green Goblin. Part of why they wanted to turn away…Read moreRead more

Riding the Bus on 66

I’m experimenting with a new means of travel to my work. It’s (duh Duh DUH!) the bus. A new route opened about 10 minutes away from me and drops off a couple blocks from my workplace. I’d be a fool…Read moreRead more

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Soundtrack

Now that Spider-verse is released, the soundtrack is finally available. I’ve been wanting to jam to this music for a week. My son has as well.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This. Movie. Is. Dope. There was an advanced screening of Spider-Verse last week, and man oh man has it been tough not being able to share our enjoyment of the film with anyone purely based off the fact they had…Read moreRead more

Stan Lee: Excelsior!

Thank you for everything Mr. Lee. May I live 1/10 as fulfilled a life as you.

Inktober 2018

31 days, 31 drawings. It may seem crazy, but another Inktober is under a month away! Ermagur!!! I believe that 2018 will be the best year yet. For those of you participating in this year’s challenge, and if you are looking…Read moreRead more

SVS: School for Visual Storytelling

I am a student of SVSLearn.com, an online school providing illustration classes led by illustration professionals. Their logo is a red bunny and they have a wall filled with bunnies sent to them by students and fans. This is my…Read moreRead more

Inspiration that Matters

This is the kind of inspiration that matters.