a commission for…myself

  When you are inking, you want to be loose…as in not tense.  I have a bunch of pages that I have been saving to do last, for the next book.  Illustrating can be just like any other physical skill, like say…being a pitcher in the major leagues, you are… Continue reading

TWD and Dr.Seuss

Chasing Dr.Seuss I am notorious for doing things over and wringing my hands over details.  At the level I take it , it is probably not good. HOWEVER…all you illustrators, or illustrators in the making, who have heard this while worrying about some detail -“no one is going to notice… Continue reading

I have two different color socks on today…that’s how it’s going

There is a scene in the original Star Trek t.v. show where Dr. bone takes a smart pill or absorbs smart rays or something and starts doing a brain transplant with supreme confidence…then the ray or pill wears off and he becomes terrified and questions why he ever thought he… Continue reading

The big 150, sexy costumes, and being sick of somethings’ effects on market value

It’s the 150th anniversary of Alice In Wonderland.  Quite a milestone for a book.  Sort of.  Just being 150 years old is more or less inevitable, barring any unforeseen apocalyptic obliteration of time itself.  Alice in Wonderland is 150 years old, Arsenic Lullaby will one day be 150 years old…hell,… Continue reading