Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Happy Bullets

I was recently asked by the awesome local comic book writer David Hopkins to collaborate with him on a comic book project with the equally awesome local indie band The Happy Bullets. We're creating an "illustrated companion pamphlet" for their upcoming album "Hydropanic at the Natatorium". Above is the wrap-around cover for the book, inside will be 6 pages of comics written by Mr. Hopkins and drawn by yours truly. The comics are all based on the bands song lyrics, so it will be completely different from anything I've done before. The book will be available in April to coincide with the release of the album, which from what I've heard so far is AWESOME! I'm hoping this will allow me a healthy dose of "indie cred", which seemed to be important when I was in college.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Elongated Alice

I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a really fun art show called "Two Days Slow: An Alice in Wonderland Group Show" at the Canteen Art Shop and Gallery in Ottawa. My friend and fellow Heeby Jeeby Comix artist Bob Flynn also contributed an incredible piece that must be seen to be believed.

My piece was inspired by a scene from the book where Alice eats a piece of a mushroom that causes her neck to grow really long. It gets so long that a bird in a tree thinks it's a snake. I wanted to incorporate some of the other bizarre characters as well, so I felt they should be spectators to this strange scene.

The show runs from March 4-28, so if you're wondering around Canada and want to check out some fun artwork, stop on in!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

weird dudes with thick glasses

Not sure why, but lately I've been drawing giant glasses on a lot of my characters. I suppose a good reason is really not necessary.