Pow! Thwak! Thuds! and Booms! Comic Book Lettering

Soooo focus is a problem for me. I tend to wander all over the artistic landscape, from bonsai trees to illustrations on denim, to cartooning, to leather burning, and now, lately (slowly) comic book lettering. I’ve just completed my second book, by the amazing writer and publisher Andrew Lorenz, @AndrewLorenz17, of S17.ca fame. He let…

My own Special Harlequin

Still in the inking phase, my own version of Harley. Maybe get that @donovanyacuik to colour it.

Pyrography that Hits Home – Egyptian traveller’s leather notebook

With this pyrography leather burn Chris Barrett of AltGuild brought me in to help with a special traveller’s notebook, one, that would illustrate the owners’ travels and her homeland as well. After some initial dialogue we went back and forth on the concepts and came up with a design that we were sure would be appreciated…

A Toothless Adventure in Leather Twice Over

Toothless is one of the coolest dragons ever. EVER. And is an absolute joy to draw. He can be serious, silly, or downright dangerous, however you want him to depict him, he’s been that for the cartoons. For these client ordered pieces, we went for a silly moments peeking onto a notebook cover with a…

Snow Sculptures for 2016

Each year, provided we get enough snow, I pile it up and carve it up for the kids. Ok, two lies right there. We ALWAYS have enough snow, this being Winnipeg and all, and it’s more for me as I don’t let the kids touch/play/near the sculptures till the melt happens. Scroll down to see…

Polar Bear

Polar bears will always have a special place in my heart. I love seeing them at the zoo but really love seeing them in Churchill, MB, where I grew up with some pretty formidable playmates wandering around the backyard occacionally.

Lesson from Aesop’s Fables

This painting was done for my daughter illustrating one of Aesop’s Fables wherein the character of the book takes every wordly possession, converts it to a large lump of gold, then promptly forgets that they buried it beside this massive well. I think I’d remember which well, but maybe wells were more common in Aesop’s…

The Cheese Stands Alone

I’ve done a painting for each of my kids. This was for my son. We postulated what kind of world would the cheese be the last thing standing? Well a cheesey hell world of course. Acrylic on canvas.

Try the Mango

This was a sketch of a waitress at a restaurant in Osbourne Village from a very long time ago. “Taste the mango, it’s a clever fruit.”, was her menu pick for me.  

Blackburne Gambit

Three pieces of chess done in watercolour. Originally I painted these with the intention of making them into posters for chess tournaments that I was going to in Vancouver back in 1999. I moved back to Winnipeg before they were made so they have sat around, unused, and not looked at for a very long…