Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Spirit

Inspired by a new Darwyn Cooke Spirit comic my son gave me for Christmas, I tried my hand at the classic Eisner character.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

George & Stan

Last week I had the surreal thrill of receiving phone calls from both Stan Lee and George Carlin! What the heck? Both were complimentary and humble and awfully nice. Amazing.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Spaaaace Ghooorst!

And speaking of my childhood, I recently picked up the awesome "Hanna-Barbera Treasury" by Jerry ( Beck. Can't say enough about his book. It's a visual feast with lots of pockets containing little treasures such as storyboards, coloring books, masks, and more. It's like stumbling upon an old, amazing trunk in somebody's attic. Or a garage sale at Joe Barbera's house. Plus, the books cuts off at just the right era. Get it at Amazon (which features this incorrect cover art for some reason)

Stan the Man, Part 2

The guy who wrote most of my favorite stories of my childhood. Mr. Lee holds the portrait I did of him for ARF Forum by Craig Yoe ( Excelsior!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Alison's "Feat"

Last night my wicked talented daughter painted her shoes to look like feet. A little off putting but mighty cool.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Triops on The Mouse

Apparently, one of the videos I did for They Might Be Giants' "Here Come the 123s" DVD called "Triops Has Three Eyes" has been recently thrown into the rotation on Playhouse Disney. The DVD itself is due to come out on Feb 2nd.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Bob Chubby!

Here's the test reel produced by Flickerlab for a pilot I created last year called Skitterville, featuring Bob Chubby the caterpillar and all of his insect buddies.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Not only did "Ratatouille" come out on DVD this week (a movie that worked so well when it seemed like it might not work at all), but it also features a great bonus short called "Your Friend the Rat" directed by Jim Capobianco. It's very "Toot, Whisle,Plunk, Boom" (minus the 50's racism) and a pleasure to watch. One of those cartoons where you don't realize you're actually learning something until it's all over. Here's hoping that Pixar keeps exploring it's 2D potential along with it's breathtaking 3D stuff. Wouldn't it be great if they put out a series of educational shorts? (Image from

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Bush Bullies Congress

Here's one I did for The New Republic about Pelosi and Reid's unwillingness to stand up to Bush.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Animation Show

I'm helping to put together of show of animator's work at the Mercer Gallery at MCC. Some local, some national, a lot of people that I worked on various TMBG vidoes with. It opens on 10/19/02, so if you're in the Rochester area, stop by.


Here's a cityscape I did for FSB Magazine about using tolls to fight congestion. A kinda 60's/New Frontier/Jetsons feel to it. There'll type in all that dead space on the left.


Here's what I drew to create all the parts for Chris Timmons to animate Hammurabi in the Mesopotamians video. Kinda dig how it looks as is...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

We're the Mesopotamians!

Here's a "grown up" video I did for They Might Be Giants for their song "The Mesopotamians." See it move at Please share it with your "grown up" friends.

Monday, October 1, 2007

House MD

Perodically, I go back and watch shows that I've haven't watched before in marathon sessions on DVD, and then become nearly obsessive about them. The last was the Office (see the earlier post). The most recent is House.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy 40th

Here's an Illo I did for The Advocate Magazine, which celebrated it's 40th birthday. To mark teh occation, they did an article about what these various famous and semi-famous folks were doing in their lives when they each turned 40. Had to rush through the job a bit, but am pretty happy with it anyway.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Or, not so soon...

The release of the DVD was pushed back to February 5th, 2008. Dang.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Here Come the 123s... soon

Coming out on October 2nd and available for preorder at now, They Might Be Giant's kid's DVD "Here Come the 123's" will feature four videos that I designed and directed for them (three animated, one live-action with puppets(!)). The cover features one of the characers I designed (the one in the middle), which also happens to feature the face of our family dog, Barry. Aw.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Ted "The Hulk" Stevens

Alaska Senator Ted Stevens again for The New Republic, known for his pork barrel politics and a Hulk tie. I used the opportunity to do some channeling of the mid-sixties Jack Kirby.

Karl Rove

My kiss off to Karl Rove done for The New Republic. See, he's a deflating red ballon. Got some levels workin', there, huh?

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Just got the new book of caricatures from Joe Bluhm, called "Rejects." Hours of fun looking through his collection of live caricatures, and in some cases reading the hilarious back stories. As extreme as some of his caricatures are, I feel like I've seen every one of these people before. Have a look at

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


This is from a film shot in the 50s I believe that I saw in a revival during the 80s, where they time lapsed Picasso at work, It was a revelation to me at the time, not the least of which was because it showed that he wasn't working in bursts of inspiration, but that he changed his mind and made mistakes several times throughout the process, but that's what helped him to carve out the paintings he ended up with. Obviously the music has changed, and I find the line drawings he did in the second half less inspiring, but the first part still amazes me.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Hey, check out the new T-shirt I did for They Might Be Giants' new song "The Mesopotamians" from their even newer CD "The Else." Would it kill you to order one?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I've posted some of my self animated stuff up on youtube this week, including some shorts from Tattoo Town. Huzzah! See more at

Friday, July 13, 2007

Baltimore Jazz Fest

Here's a poster I did for the Jazz Festival in Baltimore

Lyndon LaRouche

Perenial third party candidate and nut case Lyndon LaRouche for The New Republic

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Stan the Man

Greetings, True Believers! Here's a portrait I did of Marvel Comics guru Stan Lee for Arf Forum.


Here's a couple of unused designs I did to fit into a silverwear tray.

Seth Rogen

Been a fan of Seth Rogen since Freaks and Geeks.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Jonny Quest

One of my all time favorite childhood shows, featuring images from some of my favorite episodes. After I finished, I realized I forgot one of my very favorites, "The Invisible Monster!" Although, since he's invisble, I could always say that he's in there anyway.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Rochester Jazz Fest

Here's the poster I did for the sixth edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

They Might Wear Glasses

I've been working on a series of videos with They Might Be Giants for an upcoming project that I can tell you more about in the future. But for now, here's me, my daughter and John Flansburgh after their show here in Rochester last Saturday. Great show. Helluva guy.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Jane Seymore

See, I told you I met Jane Seymore

Saturday, March 17, 2007

No Cooking

Here's a recent illo I did about women who don't cook. I kinda like that it looks like it was printed on an old set of 50s era curtains or something.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sarah Silverman

My new favorite show.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


This is a portrait of Bono I did that was presented to him at the NAACP Image Awards.

Not So Ugly

This Ugly Betty portrait seemed to be the most popular item of mine at the Art Expo (besides the Hunchys and Wrestler figures). The Expo was a lot of fun, saw some great and not so great art, plus I got to meet Jane Seymore(!)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

My work will be at the Art Expo 2007 in New York City from March 1-5, 2007. And I will be there in person on Saturday, March 3rd, booth #2800. So, if you're in the area of the Javitz Center, stop in, drop $15, and say "Hey."

Friday, February 16, 2007

Forrest Whittaker

Here's a new one of the always impressive Forrest Whittaker.


Here's a new Barak Obama that I did which, now that I look at it again, is not unlike an old Covarrubias FDR painting in it's layout. Could it be a sign? (A sign that I'm still unconsciously ripping off my favorite caricaturist)


Here's an older Martin Scorsese that I adapted (which is why he still has some black in his hair). The blood stains on the white tie are the part that I think works best.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Hunchys (featuring Crunchy)

Just in case you aren't all tired of seeing it, here's the commercial we put together for the super cool figure my son designed. What? You want to buy one? Go to for information on how to get your hands on one. Or you can leave me a message here and I'll be all over it like white on rice. Also available, my Mexican wrestler figure, Senor Furia!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oscar Nominations

Here's a new one, of Best Supporting Actress nominee Jennifer Hudson

Monday, January 22, 2007

Directors Chair

I painted this director's chair for a charity event here in Rochester, which I chose to paint movie directors all over. An obvious idea that actually took me way too long to think of. Kinda like how it turned out, though.

The Office

The kids and I spent the holidays getting to know The Office, taking the opportunity to watch the last two seasons on DVD. Now my interest in the show can only be described as "stalkerish". Which leads to this new image, which is also a slightly different look for me.