Celebrating the King of Comics

On Monday August 28th, the comic book community celebrated the 100th birthday of the greatest comic creator to ever put pencil and ink to paper, Jack “King” Kirby. Jack is the co creator of so many characters that are house hold names and forever etched in pop culture history. My pal and fellow comic creator, Phil Hester has been drawing the same number of sketches as number of years Jack would be celebrating if he were still alive. 97, 98, 99…. a massive amount of sketches of Kirby creations with all the proceeds going to the Hero initiative. So this year, with his 100th birthday, I wanted to get involved. I set up shop at The Source Comics & Games early on the morning of August 28th and proceeding to start doing sketch cards. 100 different characters that Jack created or co created. It was a blast. And a ton of hard work. Thanks for pal Erik Burnham for doing help on inks. I couldn’t have wrapped it up without him.

I sold a nice batch at the shop during the day but all remaining sketches were sent to the Hero Initiative to put up on their eBay store. They just put a small amount on there now and will be posting them in small groups till they are gone. Keep tabs on there and put some money to a great cause if you see one you like!


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Take a bow Shirt Show

This summer marked the fifth and final Shirt Show. The Shirt Show has been a really fun event put on by some awesome creative types in Minneapolis that involves about 30 designers, illustrators, and all around artist types debut new shirt designs for a one night event. All shirts need to have a Minnesota theme. That’s the only rule. We all create a nice inventory of our designs so we can sell to those who come. There’s a lot of beer and killer times are had. It’s been a pleasure to be involved in this thing since the start, and to see it to it’s end. Here’s my last design called “Buddies”.



All of my designs from all five events have gone on to be available online at Chux Print and also at local stores I LIKE YOU in Minneapolis/St. Paul.




Barrell Theory, one of the newest Minnesota breweries located in Lowertown, St. Paul, just released it’s first bottled beer, Draco. Draco is a dragon and passion fruit infused berliner. It is very delicious and it was cool to be able to be the first artist to contribute work for them on a beer label.




Schoony VS The Evil Dead

Dynamite Entertainment has a new comic series based on the movie Army of Darkness. I’ve been a dan of the Evil Dead films ever since I was a kid and my dad somehow let us rent Evil Dead II from the local gas station/video store. We had never even seen the first one but we didn’t care. The box art alone made us instantly hooked on it. Fast forward decades later and not much has changed. The new comic series takes place right after the events of Army of Darkness and finds out hero Ash working at a substitute shop teacher.  To have the chance to do any sort of official artwork for the series is a horror nerd dream come true. Here’s the covers I’ve contributed to the new series. Colors by the awesome Alberto Silva.

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WINCS, Rat Finks and Repeats

Hey it’s another blog post about booze related projects. Surprise. Surprise. Seriously though, I’ve been really lucky to work with such great clients in the beer and wine industry. Hopefully we can keep it going for as long as possible.

The second bottle of La Forza Super Tuscan from the fine wine subscription service WINC, is now available. We continue the adventures of our super team made just for the bottle labels. One more to go that should be out next year some time. It’s been pretty fun to see so many comic creators get a hold of this. We love our booze apparently. Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 12.05.11 PM


Recently in the studio, my wife Nicole asked me to mock up a shirt idea she had. COFFEE. LA CROIX. WINE. REPEAT. It’s a pretty solid midwestern way of living. Our friends at Chux Print seemed to agree and decided it needed to become a real shirt which you can now purchase HERE.

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I also got to work again with my friends at Fulton Brewery. Fulton is one of the best breweries in Minnesota and it’s always a pleasure to collaborate. They are sponsoring a dirt track race car this year through their new STANDARD LAGER beer. They wanted someone who could give a RAT FINK style vibe to the promotional material for the race season and I had a blast channeling my inner Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. You can find promotional materials featuring this image at Fulton Brewery and wherever the race car appears this season on the track this summer.

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