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Tumblr Tuesday – Summertime and the Lamp Post Guild

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At the end of last Summer, I took an online class taught by Cory Godbey with the Lamp Post Guild. The Class was The Art of Personal Work, and was really pretty great, in spite of a lot of other projects and deadlines I had going on at the same time. As some of you may know, I’m no stranger… Read more »

One MO Picture – Sisters, Birthday, and Easter

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When people ask me what I do, like what my job is, the answer is always the same. I’m a stay-at-home dad, illustrator, and crafter. It’s always my hope that this blog reflects those different aspects of my life and job, because this is as much a document of my lifestyle as my work. I’m very lucky to be able… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Q is for Quarren

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It never says it in the movie, but the literature says that the Quarren are one of two races from the planet Mon Calamari who have been locked in civil war for like, forever. (the other race being the Mon Calamari…Admiral Ackbar’s people.) I have always wondered, what riches Jabba must have offered, or what dire straits he must have… Read more »

Tumblr Tuesday – New Story

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What I love about sketchbooks is that they’re a swirling vortex of ideas, and even the bad ones have potential to be something great…or at least make you chuckle when you flip to that page. As I mentioned  last week, there have been a lot of sketches lately…a lot of world building for a story that’s been kicking around in… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Apple Jacks and Emperors

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Last week, in preparation for Wizard World, I asked my friends for a list of characters. My intention was that I would draw them out of my head. With no reference. If I didn’t know who they were, I would make something up based on what the name said to me. The first couple were pretty funny, but it became… Read more »

Thunderdome Tuesday? How about Tumblr Tuesday

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Today was supposed to be Thunderdome Tuesday, but I’m not sure that any of us really are up to it. Maybe it’d be a little less stressful for all of us if I share some stuff that’s been going on my tumblr blog instead…Tumblr Tuesday. Basically, I pretty regularly share out of my sketch book on tumblr, but that means… Read more »

One MO Picture – Wizard World 2014

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Wizard World was pretty fantastic this year. Big thanks to everyone who came out! A personal highlight for me was being on this fantastic panel about the Hero’s Journey, and how it still relates as a major storytelling framework after more than 3000 years. Things we talked about were how modern stories fit into the framework, how our own lives… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – The Weaving Guys

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This week on Watercolor Wednesday I’d like to talk a little bit about process, and our friends The Weaving Guys. A little while back, Jim and Dante approached me to do some illustration and design work for them. They are looking to open a brick and mortar shop this year, and would like to rebrand themselves a little bit. One… Read more »

Thunderdome Tuesday – Sidekick or Companion

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Is it too late to post about Thunderdome Tuesday? This week’s topic didn’t really go anywhere, because I did a terrible job promoting it. Mainly, it’s a new concept for me and I’m still figuring out how to deal with it. So let’s try it again.   This challenge is open to any media. We look forward to seeing what… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Copilots and Uncles

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My friend Emily said something really nice to me about this picture on Facebook today. She said, “I love when you do the characters I’ve never heard of…” which was just so timely, because I find myself wondering if the decision to focus on just characters that don’t get a lot of face time was a good one. Nein Nunb… Read more »