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…

Feel the Leather Artistic Burn – I’m diving into pyrography

Lately I’ve been working with altguild.com on a few leather projects, specifically, those that require a distinct artistic flair. Don’t read that wrong, altguild.com makes some really impressive leather notebook covers that are art pieces all on his own, but when he calls me, he’s looking for my drawing expertise for a particular reason to…

Why I Wear a Poppy

We’re going to go back in time a bit, just to last Remembrance Day for my post today, I want to tell you why I wear a poppy, but to do that, we have to go back a bit further… During World War 2 Japan’s military entered into war with China, Vietnam, the Phillipines and…

I Want The Tooth Fairy to Die

I did the math awhile ago. On average kids loses 20 teeth. Multiply that by three kids times the payout the tooth fairy provides. Just so everyone knows, I’m not paying out $300 to the kids tooth fairy account with the $5 a tooth reward other parents are offering. Toonie a tooth. That’s the deal,…

St-Boniface Museum: A WordPress Theme Design

Working for and with the incredibly talented Brent Toderash I designed this WordPress theme for Le Musee de Saint-Boniface. His beautiful implementation of the sliding menu bar allows the images from the museum to take up as much real estate as possible, which is perfect for this client, as they have a large collection of…

Bath Wear, Books, and Philosophy

I’m not even going to say I follow John’s thoughts on these books, it hurts my head when I try, but every story is worth reading. I did the interior design, layout, and produced the print ready artwork for these two books in InDesign. Laying out long books, fast, is a sign that you’re getting…