Monday, February 27, 2012

Ship Ahoy!

My contribution to Jimmy Giegerich's Bits in Multiples of 8 videogame zine! As a kid I never owned a gameboy, N64, or any other game system, so all my exposure came through friends or as an adult. I'm late to the party and just started playing Pokémon Leaf Green this year, but I love the idea of little kids off adventuring in a magical/cute/dangerous world.
And yes, I know that Wingulls aren't in Leaf Green, but they are way too cute not to include!

Also, I think I will always be a fan of doofy-looking pokémon. Just keep splashing, Magikarp, someday you'll be a Gyarados!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The kids are alright!

Hey, how about some young, stylish people having fun?

This is a recent piece for a short essay in Philadelphia Magazine about how, despite increased unemployment, not all young people are unemployed and scrounging for money. Some have jobs, nice apartments, spending money for a night out, and are doing A-OK!
Thanks to AD Colin McSherry for this light, fun assignment.

 I will always enjoy drawing nice apartments and fashionable people! For this piece I just had to make sure that they weren't toooo nice, and still looked affordable for people in their 20's/30's. (though I wish I had that orange moto jacket, or the hunk's cardigan...)


Plus, lime yellow & pink. My new favorite color combo! I can't get enough of it. Expect more pinks from me in future posts!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Alternately titled "Just because it was a boat doesn't mean it wasn't true love."

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fire and Water

I recently completed a 4 page comic for a 3rd-5th grade reading textbook. The story is based on a Hawaiian myth about the fire goddess, Pele, and her sister, the sea goddess Makole.
The company provided me with the layout and content for each of the panels, and I'm showing my art here without all of the dialogue bubbles, reading notes, and external design of the page.
Big thanks to AD Olga Zeltser!

 The story starts with Makore as she discovers that Pele has stolen the love of her man. Love triangle! Pele's brother warns Pele of Makore's wrath, and she sets out to escape in his canoe.

Pele finds a likely island to make a volcano home on, but Makore floods her out and Pele sets off again. Finally Makore stops pursuing Pele, and Pele weeps tears of fire because of her exile from her original home and family. Kind of a sad note to end on, but I think the actual myth continues from here. (and this is only a simplified version)


I had an awesome time drawing all the waves. I love drawing water now! Who knew!