Friday, December 03, 2010

more sketchbook insanity

More pages from my Nightmare sketchbook, which I just mailed off for The Sketchbook Project. I realized after drawing these pages that pretty much anything I draw in my sketchbook can be seen as nightmare fodder.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Boss Battle

A recent drawing inspired by playing a bunch of old Sega Genesis games. This would probably have been the worst, if not the weirdest, 16-bit game ever.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I wanted to introduce the world to a silly creation by myself and my good bud and hilarious writer Kit Lively, MonsterCade! This was originally done as an animated series pitch for Nickelodeon, which they passed on, but we ended up having so much fun with these characters that we plan on incorporating them into some comics. So, in a nutshell, here is what MonsterCade is all about:

Gilbert-the-Vampire, Barry-the-Werewolf, Clyde-the-Laboratory-Created-Monster and Floyd-the-Mummy are all residents of Professor Moistner’s Halfway House for Monsters. They all want to join the human world, but aren’t sure how to fit in. Gilbert, however, is impatient and has an idea: He dips into his enormous fortune and purchases the halfway house, turning it into an enormous, Chuck E. Cheese type, monster-themed, arcade fun-center, complete with video games, a bowling alley, laser-tag, a complete animatronic monster rock band and a pizza parlor! Instead of going out into society, they can bring society to them!


GILBERT (vampire) came to the halfway house to give up the monster lifestyle (and blood as well), although he’s now addicted to energy drinks. He is the owner and manager of Monstercade, and while that does make him the boss, he’s a laid back sort of fellow, and more of a friend than an employer to the other monsters. Also, he can fly around somewhat with the bat-wing ears on his head.

CLYDE (lab-created monster) was at the halfway house as a follow-up to his anger management course and has since taken up a pacifist and vegan lifestyle. Although bashful, he is good with kids and therefore works the arcade’s prize counter, where kids turn in their arcade tickets for fun trinkets.

FLOYD (mummy) wasn’t a resident of the halfway house, and, in fact, was simply accidentally unearthed when the construction workers were digging up the property to make way for the laser-tag court. He’s pretty much indifferent to the idea of monsters getting along with humans, but he needs a job and can’t imagine a day without a few games of Ms. Pac-Man and ingesting obscene amounts of cheese-covered pretzels. So, he’s on board.

BARRY (werewolf) is the former best friend of Stu (the brain-in-a-jar). In fact, he is the reason that Stu is in his current predicament! Barry works at the bowling alley, which is nowhere near the snack bar. He is sort of a goofball who doesn’t really think about what he’s doing until after he’s already done it.

PROFESSOR MOISTENER (mad scientist) is the former manager and owner of the halfway house, and despite his odd experiments and peculiar-smelling potions, he is a generally pleasant fellow to be around. His companions are an understandably grumpy brain-in-a-jar (named Stu) and a zombie dog, both of whom assist him in the running of the arcade’s snack bar--regardless of the fact that zombies and brains usually don’t mix well together.

ZOMBIE DOG was adopted by the MonsterCade gang after he began hanging around the vacant lot behind the dumpsters. Nobody is really sure how he became zombiefied, but they do know that the worm that lives inside him (occasionally appearing from his rear, making him look like a tail) has more personality than most of the regular customers.

Although you won't have the chance to see their crazy shenanigans on TV as was originally planned, keep an eye out for these guys to appear in some comic book adventures!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nightmare time!

Another page from my Nightmare! sketchbook. Pretty horrifying stuff, ain't it?

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Happy Bullets comic book

Not too long ago I had the pleasure of working with the awesome comic book writer David Hopkins on this really fun project for the equally awesome local band The Happy Bullets. To promote their latest album, Hydropanic at the Natatorium, we created a very limited edition comic book with comics based on the song lyrics. Only 100 copies were printed, so I can only assume not every person on the planet was able to get a copy. But fear not! Here I have posted the cover art, as well as all the comics. These all make more sense in the context of the music, so go buy the album!

This one was fun, you turn the comic book around to read the panels. Hopkins is great with coming up with this kind of stuff.
This is my favorite song on the album, and the page that was the most fun to draw.

Friday, September 10, 2010

new Heeby Jeeby comic!

To see what happens in this nail biting adventure, head on over to Heeby Jeeby Comix!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sketchbook Project!

Man, can't believe it's been over a month since my last post, sheesh! Been working on a ton of different projects, including this one! This sketchbook, along with thousands of others, will tour the country to different libraries, where people can check them out in person. Cool, huh? Each sketchbook has it's own theme, I chose "Nightmare" since it sounded like the most fun. A lot of my drawings are nightmare fuel anyway, so it seemed appropriate.
Scary, right?
I saw this guy at Wal-Mart.
Don't even TRY to sleep tonight people.
Ghost vomit, what more can be said really?
For pure nightmare inspiration, look no further than Bosch.
A few of these pages have designs for a project that I hope to reveal more about in the future.
Don't ask.
Nightmares for sure tonight I bet.
And that's JUST the first 10 pages! I plan to post the entire book on this blog, so those of you afraid of libraries can enjoy the horror in the comfort of your own home.

And remember, you have until September 12th to check out Seduction of the Idiots at the Canteen Gallery in Ottawa, so don't delay. Be sure and buy somethin', will ya!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Seduction of the Idiots!

And now for something really cool! My pal and fellow Heeby Jeeby artist Bob Flynn and myself are curating a cartoon and comic art exhibition at the Canteen Art Shop & Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario. We have an amazing group of cartoonists that will be showing some of their work, everything from comic pages to doodles to paintings will be on display. The show opens on August 27th and runs until September 12th, so buy your plane tickets NOW people! And hopefully this poster that I drew and Bob helped me design doesn't give off too much radiation.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Even though I've been on vacation the past week I still can't seem to find the time to get any doodling done, so just for grins here's a watercolor I did for a gallery show a few years back. I think it was inspired by "Gladiator" or something. Look for a really cool announcement (hopefully) soon :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Joy of Toil

This is my entry to the Devo contest. If you like it, and you have a account, then by all means go vote for it. Duty now for the future!

Monday, June 07, 2010

sketch madness

Sheesh, has it really been over a month since I posted anything? Well, time to remedy that, here's a truckload of new doodles from my sketchbook. Hurray!

Bonus points to anyone that gets the rather obscure reference on the left.

We just planted a Lincoln tree in the backyard to scare away robbers. You may laugh, but I haven't seen one yet. Or our neighbors either for that matter.
Eighties glasses guy sure is in a good mood.
A bizarre attempt to draw something cute. I felt so sick afterwords I had to make the rest of the page extra disturbing.
In case anyone missed it, the first issue of Heeby Jeeby Comix is on sale here, go buy one!!! Once again, thanks to everyone that looks at my stupid crap!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


A drawing for an upcoming art show. This was one of those drawings that I look at when it's finished and really wonder if something might be wrong with me.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Game Boy

I found an old Nintendo Game Boy system at a flea market awhile back and bought it for $1. Today I found it and decided to create my own "cartoon" screen of my favorite game of all time. This is what happens when I have time off and nothing better to do.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

doodles out tha wazzoo!!

Well after quite the long absence my sketchbook is back! I've been working on more projects than I can even keep track of, but I still find time to doodle. These pages were mostly drawn either at work or waiting at the eye doctor, in case you were wondering.