Thursday, November 27, 2008

Super Turkey 2008

In case you haven't picked up your copy of the Boise Weekly here's this year's Super Turkey. I really like the line drawing from which all Super Turkey, and Cranberry Boy, life sprang?-sprung?-did spring?-sprangeth?-hat gesprungen?.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shameless Re-Post

I have just copied and pasted this from below as a reminder that if you love me vote for my work. Even if you don't love me vote for my work. And if you can't bring yourself to do either then just rock the vote. It might get you off the streets for a few minutes. November 26 is the deadline to vote.

So because this is my own blog I can do shameless pleading and begging. I have entered a show which, quite honestly, is full of work unlike mine. I made the first cut, as I did last year, and now public voting begins. Here comes the pleading. If you have a minute and like my stuff at all go to greenwich, register as a collector and vote for my pieces. If you go to the site and like other work better just don't tell me. I could win fame and fortune well at least fortune and have my paintings made into prints like last year's "Pig Out" below. Thank you and this concludes today's shameless begging.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I'm working on a great project for the Boise Contemporary Theater. I not only get to do the poster but some of the conceptual work as well. Pretty cool. So here is an early comp. I might have gotten a little carried away, but trust me not all of the final decisions have been made. This is just a case of me getting a little excited and carrying early sketches too far. Speaking of early sketches I included stuff that one usually does upon receiving an assignment. You know little thumbs and things in my sketchbook. I also included the drawing used in the comp. Please ignore little critters sprinkled throughout the sketchbook pages.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blasting From the Past

While there is a little lull I'm sure everyone wants to see old work. I have exactly five million old drawings and paintings stored so here is a start to showing them all. This first is an initial sketch, only about 3" tall, for the very first Super Turkey. I post this as a teaser for the new Super Turkey cover coming in a couple of weeks. His super secret identity is revealed. But don't tell anyone. Next are a couple of old paintings. One is Beetle Poopin' Pig. Seemed to be a favorite and is currently hanging over my piano. The next is on a piece of clay glazed with something called synaptic sludge developed by an ex student. Maurice is a good friend who is the shop guy in the art department of Cardinal Stritch University where I used to teach. It is a good example of why I don't do portraits. Not to mention that I hate doing portraits. And finally a curious little painting done for a couple who had a baby. The Super Turkey sketch is the most recent and that was at least 8 years ago.

Monday, November 10, 2008


A little something over the weekend. Too many surfaces and not enough time. I've got a series of these planned. Hope I can fit them in somewhere.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Bunny Thing

I did this over the weekend for a group show in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Just can't seem to resist the bunny thing. I'm sure it's because we have a history of having them for pets. Hey what do you think will happen if he pulls that thing?