Thursday, November 1, 2012

Something I'm Proud Of

For the past 6 months some old college buddies and me have been working very hard on comics.  Now I'm proud to announce that we are finally finished and ready to sell our first books.  Below you are looking at the first two publications from our aptly named publishing group: Old College Comics.  Freshmen Fifteen (yes, FreshMEN) is a graphic anthology of 15 stories.  I had the pleasure of illustrating the cover and one of the stories inside, I also worked as Art Director (which was an amazing experience).  All the stories are 10 pages long and they are full of action and suspense.  AfterMan, is an original super hero story written by my friends Mike and Joe.  They asked me to do the variant special edition Long Beach Comic Con Cover, which is what you see below.  Sorry I do not have a picture of the normal cover.

So far my experience drawing comics has been a roller coaster ride.  Drawing sequential stories can be a real challenge, but I really enjoy it.  I get a big charge out of drawing comics and I plan on doing a lot more because I feel like I've learned a lot.  It's funny, in high school I used to draw comics all the time on lined paper.  In college I moved away from comics and experimented with other types of fine art.  Yet, now that I have "grown up" and was lucky enough to have an opportunity to produce a book with a talented group of friends I have rediscovered a passion.  With any luck I will be able to produce more books. 

I am thankful for the support I've gotten from my girlfriend Nicole, her father George Coriaty, and his printing business Sir Speedy in Whittier for making this possible.  I am also thankful for all the help from friends near and far.

If you're interested in getting your own copy of the Freshmen Fifteen, or Afterman you can pick one up at the Long Beach Comic Con this weekend.  Or you can grab one at Pulp Fiction comic shop in Long Beach.  Or you can wait a few weeks and download a digital copy.  Check out for updates.  Buy a copy and you'll be supporting a dream!  

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Just a little drawing of your friendly local Russian gangster.  Mikael is a character from the online comic I'm working on: Gutter at

Doesn't he look like a nice guy?  I wonder what he's gonna do with that cleaver. . .maybe he's making everybody sandwiches.

Monday, September 17, 2012


Below is the first page of a viking themed comic I am working on with my buddy James.  It's called Ragnar!  A story of a viking prince who has been banished to the unforgiving wilderness and is being hunted by treacherous savage soldiers.  Soldiers who used to work for him!  Will he survive?  Go to to find out more.

The story begins as Ragnar runs along remote snow covered cliffs bordering a foreboding North Sea Captions and talk bubbles have not been added to this page yet. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gutter Comic

I'm proud to announce my new online comic: "Gutter."  Check it out at There's a new episode every Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Coyote Canyon

Here's a teaser of the graphic novel I'm working on.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I really love this one because I really feel like I learned alot about coloring on the computer.  And Galactus is such a G. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ipod Doodles on the Plane

On the flight home I used the Brushes app on my Ipod Touch to create these doodles.  I'm always jealous of other illustrator's blogs.  It seems whenever other illustrators travel on planes they find time to make these amazing gesture drawings of people walking around, or still lifes of their lunch, or of the planes...etc.  After hauling my luggage, practically taking my clothes off for security, and jamming into a plane, I can't seem to bring myself to draw in my sketchbook.  Just getting it out of my backpack seems like a major endeavor when you have a four year old kicking you in the seat behind you, and a two year old slobbering your left shoulder in the seat next to you.  I'm starting to hate plane travel I think.  

Anyway, these Ipod doodles are the best I could manage.

Utah Water Colors

My parents needed artwork for their new home in Provo Utah.  So while I was there visiting for a Spring ski trip I found some time to make some watercolors.  It had been a while since I made any landscapes and I found it surprisingly relaxing working in my parents backyard on beautiful Spring days.  The town of Provo sits against the Wasatch mountain range and just below mighty Mt. Timpanogos.  So all I had to do was look up from my make shift card table studio and I could see snow capped peaks and be inspired.  There are few things better than just sitting in the backyard watercoloring, drinking coffee, and gazing out at nature. 

Oh, the skiing was amazing too.  I felt so fortunate to be able to go to Utah this year and be able to ski for three days straight with my Family. I'm glad I was hitting the gym before I went because I felt much stronger in the Utah altitude this year than in 2011.  Spring time conditions are always a thrill because you never know what you're going to get from one hill to the next.

Also, I want to send a thanks out to my Grandparents and my Girlfriend Nicole for taking care of our dog Levi.   

Top: Elk in Aspens
Below: A view of Antelope Island (Utah)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Sketchbook Right Now

February was a hard month for me.  March has been a mixed bag so far.  Mostly I'm just trying to get my life back in order and be more productive.  I also want to work out more, which unfortunately cuts into my drawing time.  

I need to find balance and contentment. 

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