Sunday, December 2, 2007

Dr. Curt Connors.

The Lizard. Great in the comics, but my heart is with the animated version of this bad boy. I'll never be able to shake the image of Spider-man making water skis and a propeller out of webbing. Beautiful! It's been a while since I looked at them, but I remember McFarlane doing a pretty killer story with the good doctor in the Spider-man comics.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Flint Marko.

The Sandman. Another member of the Sinister Six. One of the first comics I remember ever getting, was a reprint of the amazing Spider-man #4. Who doesn't love a shape shifting bad guy? Oh yeah, Spidey.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dr. Otto Octavius.

Doc Ock. Leader of the Sinister Six. Baddest of the bad. I loved him in the cartoon, but he was at his best in the comics. Easily one of the greatest villians Spidey has ever had to go up against. Excelsior!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Adrian Toomes.

A.k.a. The Vulture. A founding member of the Sinister Six. I wasn't a huge fan of this guy in the comics, but I loved him in the Spider-man cartoon. Especially the episode where he had that crazy helmet that was able to control birds. Curse you spider-man!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dmitri Smerdyakov.

Better known as The Chameleon. I loved this guy as a kid. It's a shame he hasn't been up to much. But then again, since he's a master of diguise, maybe he is.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Burglar.

He's not super powered or my all time favorite, but he is the first. If it wasn't for this guy, Peter might have stayed in the wrestling ring. Poor uncle Ben.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What the ?!..

Another note book sketch. Spider sense is tingling and for good reason. Over the next couple of post, I'm going to do some of my favorite Spider-man bad guys. Just the classics. There won't be any clones or carnage. They were the worst thing to happen to comics since Superman died and came back to life with that stupid mullet. Stay tuned web heads.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

'76 baby.

Yet another one from the note book. These two bad dudes are from a comic that my buddy Tigh Walker is doing. Go to the people in the know section and check out Tigh's stuff. It's sure to please. Freeze sucker!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hockey season.

This is a quick doodle from my note book. This big guy can be seen in Essex county vol. 2: Ghost stories. It's a great book done by super artist and Burritos team mate Jeff Lemire. Go to the people in the know section and check the man out. See you on the ice.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Well, if nothing else, this is just a little water color test. I wanted to put this as my header, but the damn thing won't do what it's told. Bad header! Bad eye ball! Scrub the deck!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


This is a quick one of one of my all time favorite characters. Good old Al. I did this really quick and I'm surprised it turned out.. Oh, how I miss the days when a new episode would air. Thank god for DVD's. Now, get out of my' bar!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Still life with chainsaw.

Here's a quick one. Good old Johnny Enduro and some zombies. Summer always makes me think of zombies...I have no idea why. Oh well. Enjoy!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Method to the madness.

Here's a little step by step. From early pencils to final inks. Hopefully I'll get around to doing some story stuff with these two characters. Until then, keep swinging!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

10 down.....

Do you know where you were ten years ago? Neither do I. Well, not really. I know that I just finished college and could not have been happier. I always hated school, even if I was drawing for my credits. So, I got my diploma ( which I never had to use ) and started looking for work. And looking back at it all now, I'm amazed that I'm still doing what I love to do. It hasn't always been a blast, or easy. But, nothing is. I've been lucky to have worked with some awesome people, on some highly creative projects and for some great studios. Thanks to all. Extra special thanks to my family and friends.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Style baby, style. Example 1.

Everyone knows what they want. It's just really hard sometimes to convey that information to others. Especially when it comes to the look for an animated show or short. It's all part of the process. Now, I know. For anyone who works in the animation/illustration industry this is old news. But, for those who don't... here's a little show and tell. Some directors or producers know exactly what they want. Some, even design the entire look of a show themselves. That's great! But what if, you know what you want, but you can't draw? You go out and get someone who can. But, it doesn't stop there. Just because someone can draw, doesn't mean that the job is done. It's still a matter of trial and error. Without getting into the specifics, here are some different takes on an idea. Same two characters, different styles. This one was too cartoony.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Boards and concept 2

Here are some boards I did a few years back. It was a concept for a quick 15 second short. But, then another job came up and this baby was put on the back burner. I'd still like to get around to doing it someday. The boards are pretty clean. I was going to use them as a sort of rough character design. I should also state that I did these before the remake of war of the worlds came out. Ahead of the curve as usual.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Boards and concept

Here are some quick boards and character designs I did a while back for a client. I think it was for a new type of cracker that was coming out. The idea was having a mouse sell cheese flavored snacks. I think they ended up going a different direction.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Comedy concept.

These are some designs I did for a client a while back. The whole thing was to make both characters as classic as possible. I kept on thinking about all the Warner brothers stuff I watched as a kid. It's a shame that, that type of slapstick isn't done anymore. Anvils are our friends.

Life Drawing

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Helping hand

Well, it's been a while. Here's something out of my sketch book. This guy started out as a sort of cartoony caricature of Titus Pullo from the series Rome. Then I realized that it looked nothing like him. So, why waste a character. He doesn't have a name yet, but he's gonna have a pretty important role in a story I'm working on. I can't let you in on the good stuff just yet, but it does deal with this big lug and the kid from the previous posts. More to come. Hopefully sooner than later.
Land ho!
Oh yeah, Happy birthday dad!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Out of ideas..

Here's a couple from the old sketch book. I've always had the tendency to draw fantasy type stuff whenever I'm out of ideas or just bored. I guess I played too much D&D... so, what? I played D&D. The kid is a running character I have. Poor guy, he's usually facing some crazy creature. The dragon, well, I figure I could make him the kid's buddy.
Ready your swords!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Get your guns...

Well, I finally got a scanner. Time to start scanning. This is an older drawing, but it's close to my heart. Introducing... Johnny Enduro!! I drew this up to get a feel for the character and to see what he'd look like having a bunch of weapons on him. I've included the rough pencils just for fun. Keep your eyes peeled for more Johnny enduro action and a bunch more stuff.
Fire the cannons!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Well, well...

The first drawing of 07!... on this post that is. A quick sketch in photoshop. I think the set up here is, that the kid was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I'm pretty sure he made it out of it okay though. Goog thing he had that really tiny sword. Keep your eyes peeled for more action from this faceless character.
Batten down the hatches!

Monday, January 8, 2007

New year , no new things....

Well, it's 2007 and I haven't put up anything in quite some time. Now there are many reasons for this. The major one being I'm lazy. Another good reason is that I just got my hands on a new computer and just, just, hooked up the internet. I know, I'm lame. Anyhow, having killed my bank account, not having a scanner or photoshop avaliable to me right now, I'm in a bit of a posting limbo. But, I'll try my damndest to get some stuff up here. To satisfy any drawing needs you may have, check out the folks in the know section. They got some great stuff up.
Ship's a sailing!