“The Voice & The Messenger” Will Be In A Gallery!

the voice and the messenger painting

Awww yeah. This lovely painting I made got accepted into the show “Visions & Shadows” at the Stifel Fine Art Center in Wheeling, WV. The show’s opening reception is August 25th (the day after my birthday!) and it will run until November 4th.

If you can make it to the show, please do! I would love to see you there. You may need to dress nicely, though, since it’s an art gallery show. No 3-piece suit, but like something you would wear at a day job.

Want to see how I made this painting? Here’s a step-by-step post on how I did it.

Thank you so much for reading and for all of your support!

You. Are. Awesome.

The Voice and The Messenger: A Painting

For the last two days I’ve been working on this new painting to submit to a local art gallery. They’re holding a show themed around “Visions & Shadows,” and “explorations of the unknown.”

So of course I had to make something for it. (The show is also set to open on my birthday, so that motivated me, too. But shhh – don’t tell the committee that.)

painting in progress
Step 1.

I’ll be showing the step-by-step process of how I made this painting during the course of this blog post. Of course I made an initial sketch in my sketchbook of the idea, but I didn’t scan that in or take a photo of it because… I didn’t think to. Continue reading “The Voice and The Messenger: A Painting”

Comic Page Design for The Legend of Jamie Roberts

the legend of jamie roberts composition sketchI had heard recently that more peeps wanted me to talk more about works-in-progress here on the site, so I wanted to share this post.

The Legend of Jamie Roberts is just one comic I’m working on, but I’m at the point in development that I can come up with more solid ideas about character designs, monster designs, environments, and the like.

However, I needed to also distinguish something important in the narrative – the spiritual elements. Continue reading “Comic Page Design for The Legend of Jamie Roberts”

What Is The Legend of Jamie Roberts?

the legend of jamie roberts crew

Last week I was on the Nerd Perspective radio show (which was a LOT OF FUN). One of the guys hosting the show asked me, “I saw you post about The Legend of Jamie Roberts on your blog. What is that about?”

I’ll start with the story itself, and go from there. Continue reading “What Is The Legend of Jamie Roberts?”

Why I Make Multiple Comics at Once

johnson and sir and seeing him comics pages on drafting table
Some Johnson & Sir projects and Seeing Him pages. No big deal.

I was chatting with some peeps on Twitter about personal projects, and they asked me, “What’s your personal project?”

And I said, “I don’t have just one. I have several in various stages of completion.”

When I thought about it, it made sense to me, but it may make some people go, “Jeez, why do you work so hard on so much stuff ON TOP OF a day job?” Continue reading “Why I Make Multiple Comics at Once”