Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Oddica #3- A Day of Losing

Oddica, has published issue #3 of their e-zine, highlighting a fantastic slough of illustrators, artists and photographers. (Preshaa, Malota, myself and many others.) I highly recommend downloading this little missive of free art. Buy a t-shirt if you'd like, they have some mighty fine designs.

It's an MPS Industries Christmas.

A small, holiday piece done for Augsburg College. This was the cover of their faculty and staff christmas party invites. I really enjoyed drawing this, the upward curves of the tree make me happy.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

New Website

Had yesterday off from work so I decided to revamp the MPS Industries website. It's still a very simple site, with my illustration work as the main focus. I still plan to post new work on my blog, as it's the easiest way to do it.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Up, up, and away!

All it takes is a blanket and a pair of moon boots, and SHAZAM — I'm a superhero.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006

School Picture

Working weekend. I'm feeling a little manic-y though. After this post I'm going to run some errands to settle my brain down. Then try to get some more work done this afternoon.

Also, "Mengu" is in the second issue of an e-zine put out by t-shirt makers Oddica.com. There are a lot of fantastic artists in both issues. Check it out.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Permutations of Robots: Mengu

Working on finishing some stuff for a mailer. Hopefully I'll post some more stuff later this week.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Dark and Stormy

Lots or rain and storms in the area today, but it appears to have settled down for now. The roof is still on the house and all is well.

As a child I was pathologically terrified of thunderstorms and tornados. Now, I can't get enough of them.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Another doodle from last weekend that I got to finishing up tonight.

Also, I will be doing some more chalk art this upcoming weekend as part of the Ordway Center's 2006 Flint Hills International Children's Festival in scenic downtown St. Paul. I only had time to take one shift on Sunday, June 4th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


Finally, a lazy weekend. A little studio time with my wife right by my side. I threw together Nik, who looks a little like some sort of gremlin you'd run into inside of a German children's moral fable, while Amanda has been scrapbooking like a fiend.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


I have an interview today with an advertising agency that counts General Mills among their clients. I took the opportunity to re-design one of their properties as a creative exercise and to show as a portfolio piece. I enjoyed doing it but I'm still thinking of how I would have tackled Frankenberry.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Doodling a little bit. Not too shabby. I don't draw many Marvel characters, but I might have to start.

Rollergirl Poster

Concept by Steve Tenebrini, Creative Director of Squad 19 executed by me.
Metalic Gold, Red/Orange and Dark Brown on creme paper 18x24
Printed by Steve Tenebrini.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Death Sexy

First of all:

Digital Print on Arches Water Color Paper
Edition of Five
17 3/8 x 17 5/8 paper size
12 x 12 image size

This will be on display at the Skull Show at the Back Alley Gallery in St. Paul during early May. I will confirm the date when I've got it. This should be an awesome show, the place is going to be packed with wall-to-wall art, all of the Squad 19 artists are going to be showing as well.

How are things with you?

Not too bad really, I was slated to do some contract design work for about three months, keeping me nicely busy. Then I got yanked from that project after just a week and a half. I hope to be working next week, if not, I really promise to get the new website up and running. Cross my fingers.

Anything else coming up soon?

Some more Squad 19 work that I'll post in a day or so, and hopefully some new illustrations. Depends on how day-job intensive the next week is. But life is good.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

New Robots

I updated the Permutations of Robots with two new pages last night. I know, here I am updating stuff without finishing the web site. Very sad. But the site is progressing well, I've figured out all of my formatting issues. It should be up soon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Build Your Own Monster is Live

The more I play around with Flash, the more I enjoy it. I had far too much fun creating Build Your Own Monster today. I like the fact that I can build something ridiculous and post it up in one work day. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

This is a Test

Working on updating the website, and figuring out how I'm going to present the Permutations series. Seeing as how I want to add to them over time, and they'll all be vector-based I just made a little Flash slideshow. Visit it here.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Kids love ULTRA

ULTRA the Multi-Alien is property of DC Comics

Just playing around, but after doing this I realized how many oddball DC characters are ripe for development of kid's properties. I mean, ULTRA the Multi-Alien is just so freaking weird. What six year old boy wouldn't love this? But as a company I can see how they would want to push their already successful brands versus starting up something from scratch.

...but still

Friday, February 10, 2006

Blog 2.0

Meet the backup blog. About half of the artists I like are on Livejournal, the other half on Blogger. So I created a blogger account to comment in their blogs easier and stake out more territory in the Blogosphere. Because, there is so much demand for my work I have to share.


So here's the deal with these Permutations: I'm trying to channel the same obsessive energy I had when I was a kid about drawing. I would sit down and churn out monster after monster or robot after robot, just to build a huge body of work to satisfy myself. I try not to spend too much time on one particular design, and if it's taking too long, shelve it and move onto something that pours out. Then, hopefully take all of these weird ideas and transform them into something more cohesive, a kids book, posters, animation, etc.

[EDIT]...and these images run into my side bar...screw it...