Friday, December 10, 2010

High Level Bridge

This here is a promo image I was pleased to draw for the film "The High Level Bridge" by Trevor Anderson and Fish Griwkowsky, featured at the AFI Fest and Sundance. Congrats, pals!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Display Magazine

my cribbage boards were featured in Display Magazine after this past Royal Bison Fair.
see here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New York Times

things have been all sorts of a strange kind of busy over here, largely due to a persistent foot injury that's keeping me from head-clearing fall walks. but, happily, i just completed a job for the New York Times. the article covers an unfortunate diminishing of childrens' picturebooks. apparently the modern parent is so consumed by the future success of their children that they're forcing their four year olds to read books with little to no pictures in them, clinging to some archaic belief that images are not as intelligent or important to a child's development as the written word. this, in turn, is seeing publishers refuse new picturebooks and shelve many old ones.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NEW Woodland Follies Set!

here's a new set of Woodland Follies magnets i'll have at the Royal Bison this weekend.

Monday, April 26, 2010


this guy's for an article about reviving that blamed oil industry.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

walled in

another OSR illustration, this time for an article about bringing ideas from immaterial concepts into reality and the obstacles between. only less philosophical and more about oil production.

more OSR

here's two spots for OSR's 'Year In Review' and 'Looking Ahead' portions of their annual directory.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

olympigus comic 10

olympigus comic 9

i'm finding that consistency of style has become, if not an issue, worthy of consideration. i enjoy the experimentation this comic challenge allows, but i wonder if i'd easily settle into a consistent style were i to, say, pursue a career in syndicated comics.

olympigus comic 8

olympigus comic 7

this was my contribution on valentines day.

olympigus comic 6

this challenge is really bringing out the best in me.

olympigus comic 5

olympigus comic 4

olympigus comic 3

olympigus comic 2

Monday, February 15, 2010

Olympigus comic 1

so, i've been part of a 15 day comic Olympigus on some friends' blog Chamber of Comics. this was my first contribution, i'll post more soon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christian Bök

here's the first page of a 6 page comic i was commissioned to do by Unlimited magazine about Canadian avantpoet/genius Christian Bök. this piece not only won me the friendship of its own subject, but the Western Canadian Magazine Award for its category and now has been reprinted in part in the Norwegian Literary Review. it can be viewed in it's entirety here.

early works

these are a couple drawings i did for one of my first solo exhibitions in edmonton. this was curated by my soon to be good friend Norman Omar, at a smoky university hangout. the bottom one is a portrait of infamous sasquatch hunter Rene Dahinden and was the start of another friendship with the current owner of the piece, fellow illustrator Raymond Biesinger.

more posters

here's some more posters out of the vault. some for shows my band, field+stream, played, some for other ones.

VUE covers

apparently vue weekly is/was taking votes for past covers. upon perusing said covers, i was a little pleased/embarrassed to see how i'd progressed as an artist. these were among the first graphic jobs i'd done. that said, here are two images i did for them that i quite liked. the frogeyes one was, i believe, the first cover i did, and it's maybe surprising that it's closer to the drawing style i've settled into than most jobs in between (though i was still using those blamed technical pens). the bukowski one was one of the first jobs i did where i was comfortable to be messy, an important development.


a couple years ago my friend sean borchert started putting on shows in his basement, dubbed the 'Birch Heart Basement'. these shows were a great way for great artists with little to no initiative to show off works while drinking their terror into oblivion while great bands distracted everybody in attendance.
these are some pieces i contributed to his portrait show. they're busts of friends of mine that smoke one substance or another, collaged out of cigarette foil. i believe the show was entitled 'Good Intentions, Poor Traits.'