Sunday, August 13, 2017

Theme art

Here's some theme art I did for The reThink Group earlier this summer.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

K-State books have arrived!

The books look excellent and I know K-State fans are going to love them!  We got all of the Kickstarter rewards packages sent out on Monday and we'll have the books available at retail in the next couple of weeks.  If you're interested in buying a book, poster or print, be sure to check out our Facebook store, and we'll be listing signing events on that page also.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy KU Valentine's Day!

Here's a project I did for KU Endowment at the University of Kansas for Valentine's Day.  They loved the "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Jayhawk" book, and asked me do a card to send out to their donors for Valentine's Day in a similar style.

Front: you're supposed to write the initials of yourself and your loved one in the heart.

Spot illustration for the interior and the envelope.

Reverse side illustration

KU Endowment also posted a link on their Facebook page today:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Today's appearance on 41 Action News KC

This morning we did a book signing event at Donutology on Westport Road in KC, MO (they're awesome, check them out!).  Much to my surprise, before I was even finished setting up, a camera man from 41 Action News showed up.  So we got a little unexpected publicity on TV.

I can't find the clip online anywhere, so whenever I eventually get the clip digitized I'll post the link online.  For now, some photos.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

K-State art prints and posters have arrived!

It's great to finally see some finished product from the K-State book project!  We'll start sending these out to the Kickstarter backers immediately so they get to your doorstep in time to give for Christmas.  If you didn't pledge to the Kickstarter but still want to buy a print, send me an e-mail through and we'll get you set up!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

K-State Kickstarter is funded!

The Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded on November 5, and reached 119% of its goal by the end of the fundraising period on November 9!

Now that the campaign is finished, next up is getting the posters and prints out by Christmas, and the books out by the Spring!  Thanks to those of you who pledged the campaign!

Monday, October 10, 2016

K-State Kickstarter book is live!

Check it out, pledge, and share with your friends!

Campaign ends November 9.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Rainy Day Books window display

When you have an opportunity to put your book cover in the display store window of Kansas City's most iconic bookstore,  you make it happen!  We had a 20 x 30" foam board poster made for Rainy Day Books and as of this morning it's in the window.

Friday, September 23, 2016

"When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a K-State Wildcat" Coming Soon

This morning we launched the official webpage for my new book, "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a K-State Wildcat". Currently the site is being utilized as a "coming soon" promotional page to make people aware that the Kickstarter campaign to raise printing costs is almost at hand.

Also on the site are preview images some of the other rewards people will be able to choose, created from images in the book:

18 x 24" poster

 20 x 16" art print

and potentially a second 20 x 16" art print.

Next announcement will be for the launch of the Kickstarter campaign!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

KU book with famous Jayhawks

Got these pictures at Big Slick KC this morning, I'm thankful to Jayhawks Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis for being kind enough to pose with me and my book--hopefully they'll enjoy the copies I gave them.  I also left a book at the event for Rob Riggle, I hope he got it!

Monday, May 23, 2016

All KU product has arrived!

Finally got all of our product in today!  Very exciting to see the books and posters as finished product you can see and touch!

I'll be on TV tomorrow (May 24) between 9-10 AM on KCTV5's "Better Kansas City" show to promote the project.  Also tomorrow night I'll be signing at Rainy Day Books in Fairway, KS from 6-7:30 PM

Later this week:  Thursday, May 26 I'll be at Holyfield Winery's Ladies Night Out (Basehor, KS) from 4-9 PM.  Friday, May 27 I'll be at The Raven Book Store (Lawrence, KS) from 6-8 PM.

See you there!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fun in the Sun

Taking a break from the books to do this one.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Art prints have arrived!

The first item from the Kickstarter campaign to be printed!  As soon as I got these I had to run out and buy a frame.

We'll start sending these out to the Kickstarter backers next week!  If you didn't pledge to the Kickstarter but still want to buy a print, send me an e-mail through and we'll get you set up.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Website update

Just did a big update to my portfolio website, updating it with 2015 work.  LINK

Monday, December 7, 2015

Kickstarter is funded!

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

"When I Grow Up, I Want To Be a Jayhawk" Kickstarter campaign

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:
This whole project has been a giant learning experience, from getting it officially licensed, to learning about Kickstarter, to sourcing printing and shipping prices, to learning iMovie in only a few days to make the video, to learning about what does and does not work in doing social media promotion.  Writing the story and making the art was the easy part!

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.

Dave Ramsey - "Junior" books

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.