Saturday, December 19, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
The Kickstarter campaign became fully funded as of 8:10 PM on December 4, taking 20 days to reach the goal!
As I write this, there's still eight days left in the campaign, so there's still time to pledge to get your book, poster and print! Thanks! Kickstarter link
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I'm very excited to post about this project--this is the first children's book project that I have ever initiated and done on my own. I'm funding the printing through a Kickstarter campaign that I hope you'll check out! It's an officially licensed children's book for my alma mater, The University of Kansas, and it's something I've wanted to do for almost 20 years now. Yes it's a children's book, but I made it so that adults would want to put it on their coffee table too.
At the link you'll find additional things you can pledge, like this 18x24" poster:
And this 20x16" signed art print:
I've been so busy that the project has already been up on Kickstarter for two weeks now and we are currently 64% funded. There's two weeks left to get the final 36%. Here's the Kickstarter link again. Thank you for your pledges!
12/2/15 update: This project has been profiled on a couple of places on the web.
At the start of 2015 I took on a monumental project, to illustrate six books in six months for financial guru Dave Ramsey. There was no way I could do it totally on my own, so I teamed up with John Trent and Kenny Yamada for the flats and rendering. It took down to the last day to get these done!
The whole product came out last month. Here's the link if you'd like to explore further.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
I've spent practically the entire year working on projects covered by non-disclosure agreements, so it's nice to be allowed to post a project online for once. I've been doing a lot of illustration styles lately that de-emphasize linework, so it was almost a new experience going back to comic-style lines and color.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Here's some of the last Hallmark cards I did before leaving the company, that are now or have been on sale. I'm particularly happy with the NFL card below, one of the few cards I got to illustrate from start to finish.
When you open the card up, the scoreboard pops out, the lights start to flash, and Queen's "We Will Rock You" starts to play.
That's about it for the Hallmark cards. There might be one or two more yet to come out, I'm not sure. And I've got some ornament product coming out at Christmas that I'll photograph once it's in stores.
Monday, June 30, 2014
I can't put online almost any of the work I'm doing nowadays due to NDAs, but I can put up photos I took this weekend of the work I did for the Alburnt Einswine barbecue team. They ended up taking 18th place out of 184 teams in the famous Great Lenexa BBQ Battle. I got to eat their food, it was excellent!
Monday, April 28, 2014
I was out at the mall today and finally saw my Lion King illustration on sale at the Hallmark store. My phone's camera isn't very good, so the original illustration is below. I have a Peter Pan one out there too somewhere that I haven't seen yet.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
While I was out today I picked up these card/mask combo cards I created at Hallmark last year. The arms on the masks wrap around the cards and then you take them apart when you open them. The masks also have sound buttons. I illustrated the cover art of the Batman & Spidey heads from scratch. The interior hero poses are from style guides.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Well, my time at Hallmark is over but the projects I worked on should still be showing up on the shelves throughout the the coming year. This afternoon I saw these decoupage ornaments on sale at Target, which I had done the turnaround drawings for.