Saturday, January 14, 2012

Slow Summer, Productive Fall

This summer proved to be pretty unfruitful in regards to art production, but I made up for lost time in the fall. With a few commissions, some gifts and some new personal projects I was able to end the year on a pretty productive note.

Here's what I've been up to:

Those of you who saw me at A.P.E. know that I scrambled to put together a new short comic for the show called "Hells Dachshunds." Somehow it evaded posting on the blog so here are a few sample pages.

Copies of "Hell's Dachshunds" are now available for $3. By March they will be available in two sizes, "Standard" (4.25"x7") and "Miniature" (3.18"x5.25").

Commissions beget more commissions. About two months after putting up a commissioned painting on the walls of Park Kitchen, two customers asked for similar pieces. Both of these are for private residences, so unless you bought them, this is the only place to see them.

I logged some hours at the drawing table as well. Friend and comics comics creator Tyrell Cannon asked for a some pin-up art of his character Simon, and here is my contribution to his collection.

My cousin Kyle also asked for a commissioned piece to give to his dad. Back when Kyle and I were thirteen and superhero obsessed we teased my uncle about his compulsive cleanliness, dubbing him "Immaculate Man." Inspired by a notorious b-movie poster I did this drawing to be turned into a t-shirt.

In a few days I'll be putting up a show of paintings at Portland's Caffe Vita. Back in November, when arrangements were made, I feared I wouldn't have enough work to fill the walls. With a little diligence I more than doubled my stock of tool paintings, and now have an ample stock for showing. These (with the six in my last post) are the fruits of my recent labors.

The show runs through February, with reception date still to be determined.

 Lastly, I returned to a previous source of inspiration, my dog Millie (the original Hells Dachshund) to put together a gift for my girlfriend, Nan.

 I would hope to maintain this level of productivity every season, but I know that there is an ebb and flow to these things. Realistically I just hope to things stay consistent, and I can post more regularly instead of a major blog dump every four months.

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