Growler Magazine’s annual Kind of a Big Deal Awards issue drop this week. I had the honor of being the cover and interior artist on the issue as well as getting a nice little interview in the magazine. Growler’s been doing some great work spreading the good work on craft beer, small business restaurants, and local arts for several years here in the Minneapolis area. So it’s a pleasure to be able to lend a hand in helping them spread the good word. This year we decided to have a little fun with the awards and give it an 80’s style wrestling theme, which was a blast to do. We created bad ass wrestlers to cover the three main categories for the awards, Culture, Drink, and Food. This issue is out now and available for free around the Twin Cities.
It has been quiet on this here blog. One might say a little too quiet. I’ll probably be explaining some of that in my end of the year blog post. Nothing shocking, just a lot of fun projects going on. One of the things keeping me busy is getting some more items up for sale on this here website. It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally got some of the shirt designs form previous Shirt Show events now on my own store. The two Green Bay Packer posters from Cheesehead TV are also up in the shop. Some recent sketch covers I did for fun have been added. I am hoping to do that a lot more often thoughout the next couple months. I’ve got quite a collection of them in my studio and I’d love to see them find a new home. So if you are looking for something kind of cool and unique this Holiday season, hopefully you’ll see something you like in the store.
What a hodge podge of topics huh? Seems to be the way 2016 has been going lately. Wanted to get in an update to the site before heading to New York for Comic Con. I’ll post an update on how that went after I get home.
So first up, we have a fun logo I did for local Minneapolis brewery, FULTON. They are doing a cool event at their brewery called BREW-JITSU. Bringing together craft beer and jiu-jitsu in an approachable atmosphere that speaks to both pros and amateurs alike. Check it out here for more info.
The latest issue of The Growler Magazine spotlighted a handful of midwestern experts on the world of modern wine. I supplied a title header illustration as well as a half dozen head shorts for the article.
Last but not least it’s football season! And once again I’ve created a poster of Green Bay Packer Legends that is available for purchase over at CHEESEHEADTV.COM. They still have a small batch of the posters from last year as well, so if you missed out, you can get both!
Hey strangers. I didn’t forget about you! Sorry for the radio silence lately. Been working like crazy but just can’t chat about much of it. Also Minnesota summers are filled with so much stuff that it’s hard to find blog time. Got to soak up that sun before Old man Winter returns.
So, where to begin? How about with more comics drawn by me coming from Marvel? That’s always cool right? Had the pleasure of contributing on the last two issue of The Astonishing Ant-Man. This has been such a fun series. I was a fan before I worked on the Annual last summer, so it’s been a true pleasure getting to contribute here and there when needed. I am doing eighteen pages in issue twelve, out this September, and 23 pages in the final issue in October. Here’s the covers for each issue.
I’ll be at New York Comic Con this October and I am taking on a small batch of pre show commissions before I get there. If you are interested please follow the details below.
All commissions are on 9×12 paper and will include
- Artist has right to refusal on any content.
- Please indicate what character you would
- Any commission not picked up at NYCC, will
costs before artwork can be resold.
Please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
List is short and may fill up fast.
You can check out my previous post on my blog to see some recent commissions.
Been an interesting time around the old studio. Working a ton but haven’t really been able to show much off. Also I’ve been pretty busy attending some great conventions the past few months. Fans have been keeping my commissions lists plenty full at all these events. I’v mainly been posting those pieces on my social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. I haven’t put many here. It’s time to correct that. So here’s some recent sketches and commissions from the last few months of comic conventions.