Sunday, November 22, 2009

Brush pen goodness....

A couple of people have asked me where to get the "brush" pens I've used at the last couple of tag sessions, so I'm sharing it here. Be warned though, they are more of a rubber-tip pen as there are no individual bristles.

I've been getting them from kinokuniya, the store inside of the big Uwajimaya store in the international district. There, they are about $5:50 a pop (Link Here).

Buuuut, I just found out, you can order them online (oh snap!!!) for $4.50 (although with shipping you might not be saving anything) (Link Here).

I'll bring a couple of them with me next time in case anyone wants to try them out before committing, but for my taste, these pens have a great feel.

Woodcut Saves the Day!

This is a drawing that I was doing on the bus on the way to work and I wasn't very happy with the result. I added in the faux woodcut detail and then I liked it a lot better. I'm still not very happy with the placement of his hand on his hip, but I didn't do a pencil sketch first... just jumped in with the ink.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

So Matt and I were stuck in Altoona PA this weekend. We were killing time waiting for the plane and Matt fell asleep inth Hotel lobby. So I decided to capture the moment.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Here's my own entry into the platypus cartoon possibilities.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Just a quick lunch doodle. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Random Video Game Name Generator

Check this out:
It's the Random Video Game Name Generator... it's fun. The favorite one I've generated so far is "Fisher Price Ninja Farmer ".

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hey everybody! I just finished this last night. Let me know what you think.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Consession Voodoo Taxicab

This was going somewhere, but I spent too much time yakkin' during the last TAG.
I have plans to put in a popcorn popper somewhere.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Well, it was my first TAG North and just wanted to share with anyone thinking of showing up. That it was pretty cool and not only do we chat it up and sketch. But, we take pictures of our selves! And it’s all great fun!

From left to right.

Rick Schmitz,Todd Lovering,Kevin Hanna,Justin Norman,Royden Lepp, and Rick Hoberg

Friday, November 6, 2009


Hi all!
Time to post somethin...
Here are those foxes I was sketching up on Tuesday. Still muddling over ideas for a werefox story.
PS: To reduce compression on JPGs uploaded to blogger, go to 'Edit HTML' and remove'/s400' or '/s320' from the image link.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Comic Con founder passes

Shel Dorf, the founder of the San Diego Comic Con and original TAG member passed away a few days ago. Here is a news report about him:

KFMB-TV - "Remembering Man Who Started Comic-Con"

Pig Face Pete

My 1st Tag post! This is Pete, a side show freak...I was thinking of using him for a short story. Don't know if it'll ever happen but drawing him was fun. ;)

"You're gonna buy this glider rocker, see?"

So last night we had randomly generated "inspiration" topics to choose from, and I went with "Sojourn Amish Crime Boss." This is what I came up with:

As Rick pointed out, there's probably more Hasidic Jew than Amish in this dude - and maybe even be a little Lee Van Cleef - but since he's holding a knife I'm not going to say anything about it.

Our man Brett Bean was at TAG last night! He told us about the "two-animal mash-up" game he plays whenever he's stuck for an idea on what to draw, and then showed us the sketch for his excellently abombinable Great White Gark. It inspired me, but the version I drew last night was poop. I took another shot at it this morning:

What's that you say? It looks like I put a giraffe and a shark into the transporter from the 1986 re-make of "The Fly" starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis? Why, thank you! Thank you very much!