Monday, December 31, 2007

Daily Sketch #142

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe another year has passed. It really does feel like the years fly by faster and faster the older you get. 2007 moved so quickly but it was a fantastic year for me both personally and professionally. 2008 looks like it's going to be filled with even bigger and better things and I'm honestly chomping at the bit to get started.
The quick sketch today sums up my feelings pretty accurately.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year's Eve, one and all!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Daily Sketch #141

What's Up Ladies?

As is often the case, I have no clue who this guy is or why I drew him. I just started doodling while at the dining table eating dessert at my D's parents place. Not sure who he is, but I am fairly certain he's a jerk. (Hence the blog post title above) What do you think?

In other news, RUN do not walk to your nearest proprieter of comic books next week and pick up Black Diamond #6 from Ait/PlanetLar featuring my first writing AND drawing credit in the back up feature "The Curse". I just got my copies last night and it was like Christmas all over again. Woot!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Daily Sketch #142

Christmas Short & Sweet

Merry Christmas from David and Steve of "Dead Inspector"!
The boys wish you and yours a prosperous and weird crimes free New Year. Steve's designer t-shirt by John McClaine.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Daily Sketch #141

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's a bit late in the day for my usual blog post, but it's Christmas Eve so cut me some slack. D and I are spending Christmas with her family so the daily sketch is taken with D's camera. The Santa here is inspired by one of my future mother-in-laws many, many Santas about the house. I really dug his crazy Rip Torn-esque moustache.

As is customary in my Polish heritage on Christmas Eve, I wish you all a prosperous, magical New Year in 2008 filled with laughter, love, and new experiences. I have some exciting news to break in the New Year and am looking forward to a bundle of new experiences and big positive changes!

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Daily Sketch #140

I Know Kung Fu
Well actually, I know Kenpo, but this guy probably knows kung fu. Just working out some character design ideas for my old man character I posted about yesterday.
Happy Holidays, by the way one and all! We're headed out over the weekend to visit Danielle's parents for almost a week so it's pretty unlikely I'll have regular posts next week. Everyone deserves a vacation, right?
I'll be celebrating my birthday tonight with my local B-more friends. It's gonna be a rockin' evening filled with pizza, beer, and my favorite party game - Guitar Hero. We'll be rockin' out into the wee hours of the morning.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Daily Sketch #139

Chimera Design

I've been working on a project in between working on my main art and writing efforts tentatively called "Project: Chimera". The sketch below is a development sketch of one of the main characters - a retired badass general. I wanted him to look old and grizzley, but I think he ended up looking Asian somehow. Still, I like the drawing.

I took Ender back to the vet yesterday and unfortunately his claw wasn't getting better with the antibiotics. So I had to leave him at the vet so they could perform a surgical amputation of his one claw to prevent further infection. I felt horrible about it, leaving the poor little guy there and the thought of taking one of his claws. I can't imagine what it must feel like to make choices like that for your kids. The good news is that I spoke with the vet yesterday afternoon and Ender was doing quite well, the surgery went great and the vet believes there were signs that the claw had broken which would have explain the infection. He was confident we made the right choice to remove it and said Ender was resting comfortably. While he was out we also gave him a thorough teeth cleaning so he should have fresh kitty breath upon his return. I'll be headed over later today to pick him up and bring our little man home for some seriously needed TLC.

My good friend and ex-professor Jose Villarubia is the subject of a "My Baltimore" video. A great look at my friend and the city of Baltimore. Check it out HERE.

Lastly, if you are a comic fan you should definitely head over to where Top Cow is letting fans decide which two characters will get their own series in 2008. Voting is open until mid-January and fans can vote as many times as they like American Idol style.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Daily Sketch #138

Back from Cali

D and I are back in the cold from sunny CA and ready to dive headfirst into the Christmas season. We had a great time in Los Angeles and everyone treated us really wonderfully and made us feel quite welcome. I had a birthday dinner at Fogo da Chao which was awesome and the Top Cow Holiday White Elephant Party was tons of fun. Shout outs to Matt, Marc, Jenn, Bridget, Ross, Johanna, Chaz, Josh, Alyssa, Michael, Sheldon, and my main man Dusty.
I was pretty tired when I got home so just a quick free flow sketch. No clue who this guy is, but there you go.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Daily Sketch #137

Painting in Progress

I started working on the painting for my mom of her dog, Toby (look back earlier in the blog entries for preliminary sketches). Here's a shot of it in progress.
Not too shabby. I think I may have laid down some of the darker colors too early, but cut me some slack I haven't painted in about 8 years. I think this will end up being a mixed media piece. Right now it's mostly acrylics.

D and I are off to LA until Tuesday for the Top Cow Christmas party. Woot! Looks like we picked the right weekend to go out of town, it's supposed to snow and be in the 30s all weekend here on the East Coast. In Cali it's going to be a comfy in the mid 60s. Right on.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Daily Sketch #136

Another Page in Progress Update

Here's another look at the page in progress. Going to take a break on working on this page for a little bit as I work up a piece for a Christmas gift. More to come soon.

Pretty happy with the guys' expressions in this panel.

Poor Ender (my cat) injured his front paw a couple of days ago and the trip to the vet yesterday was one of the saddest I've ever been present for. They had to clean it and bandage it which I think was akin to torture for my little guy. He ended up being very sad and pathetic for the rest of the day as he limped around like a busted up boxer with his paw in a bandage. This morning he managed to get the bandage off. He's much happier but it means having to soak his paw in a warm water bath a couple of times per day. Just what we needed before leaving for a long weekend trip to LA this weekend.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Daily Sketch #135

More Page Work

Here's another panel in progress from page 15 of "Dead Inspector".

The vain part of me was very amused to find an entry for my name on the Comic Book DB website.
Fast Food Nation made me happy that I don't ever eat fast food burgers anymore. And made me think twice about ordering a burger period.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Daily Sketch #133

Hoodie Guy

Just a quick warm up sketch of a guy wearing a hoodie. Somewhat inspired by watching "Superbad" again last night. Joe said I should have done some penis guy drawings like Seth did in the movie. But then again Mom reads the blog and what would she think...

Looking forward to getting the X-Box back today from the repair center. Woot!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Daily Sketch #133


Jump spinning crescant kick, my friends. Watch out. This guy knows karate.
Just a quick warmup sketch for fun. Did some jump kicks in training last weekend and it inspired the drawing.

I've been re-reading Ex Machina Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughn (or BKV as he's now more frequently referred to) and Tony Harris. The first time I read it a couple years ago I wasn't that impressed. It was okay I thought, but nothing spectacular. I'm about half way through the first volume again and I gotta say, I may have been wrong. The first issue was a pretty spectacular setup by BKV and despite not really having any action the story moves along at a quick pace. And Tony's art is always exceptional. Maybe it's just that I've read Runaways and Dr Strange: The Oath recently, but BKV is quickly moving up my chart. I know, I'm only 3 years behind. But hey, better late than never. I guess I have to get Y: The Last Man next...

The X-Box 360 is returning home today from its trip to the doctor. Unfortunately I have a lunch meeting and I have no doubt that the UPS man will wait until I leave the house to attempt his delivery. He's crafty that way.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Daily Sketch #132

More Panel Work

Here's another couple of panels in progress from "Dead Inspector". I'd say these are about 75% complete. JC Vaughn, the writer, sent me the completed issue #1 script yesterday and it has a really fun cliffhanger ending. In the first issue we establish most of the major characters and set up the premise of the entire series. Assuming my art carries its weight, we should have a solid first issue to shop around soon.

D and I went back into the Tivo archives last night and watched the first episode of "Journeyman". We thought is was quite solid and entertaining. They've set up some cool concepts and characters. We'll keep watching a few more episodes (having Tivo'd the entire season) and see how it plays out.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Daily Sketch #131

A New Page Begun

Check out this panel of David from "Dead Inspector" at the scene of a recent crime in the most recent page of "DI" I'm working on. I like the expression and body language being conveyed here.

In other news, I saw the latest page from the "Forever Man" project last night drawn by Thomas Nachlik and it is scary good. I got giddy when I saw it. Giddy, people. Can I show it to you? No. I know, I'm a tease. But trust me, it's awesome.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Daily Sketch #130

Light Line Drawing

Using a very thin pen I did a quick head sketch with no real blacks laid into it. Just a fun warmup experiment. Not sure who this guy is to be honest.

I saw the "Namesake" last night and really enjoyed it. Kal Penn gave a solid performance but the real shining star in the movie was the woman who played his mother, Tabu, a Bollywood actress. Great movie about family, love, and discovering who you are. Also watched "Number 23" over the weekend which wasn't anything ground-breaking but certainly an entertaining Friday night thriller. Oh and we put up our Christmas decorations this weekend including our decorating the tree. The trouble twins (cats) proceeded to knock have the ornaments off this morning.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Daily Sketch #129

Figured It Out

I've been debating how to handle Page 15 in Dead Inspector, whether to go with a straight forward approach of 3 guys walking down an alley way or to vary up the shots. Ultimately I've decided to vary the shots and I'm pretty happy with the layout below.

Off to New York for a quick day trip today. Should be fun and I always enjoy the train ride up and back.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Daily Sketch #128

Sigh.... Technology
So, I've managed to restore my iTunes library. Oh, but what a pain. Even after downloading CopyTrans, a pretty neat little program that restores playlist, play counts and so on from your ipod; it still took a couple hours to manually go through the library and delete duplicate files and find some missing ones.
This combined with my X-Box 360 crapping out on me last week (hello, red ring of doom) and D's laptop being really tempermental has made me really weary on the tech front. Or more appropriately the Microsoft front. David from "Dead Inspector" by the way, shares my malaise.
Check out the latest Mac commercial for a good laugh while you're at it -

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Life is Stranger Than Fiction

Submitted without any real commentary.

Daily Sketch #127

Working Some Stuff Out

Just a quick one today as I'm working out some thumbnails and thoughts for a new page of Dead Inspector. This one reminds me of that scene from "Spies Like Us" - "Doctor." "Doctor." "Doctor." "Doctor."

Except you know... "Detective." "Detective." "Detective."

No? Anyone? Bueller?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Daily Sketch #126

More Toby

Here's another quick sketch of Toby, my mom's dog. He's a cute one, no?

Awesomeness level: somewhat low.

Discovered this morning that I somehow downloaded a bug which wiped out all my files on my shared network drive including my iTunes library and all of my backup files. Fortunately all of my music files were intact. But it's still a pain in the butt to have to recreate my library in iTunes and re-back up the other files. Sigh.

And in other rambling, where did the other interns on Gray's Anatomy go? Sure Meredith's sister is the cutest of the bunch but the others literally disappeared. Not one of the main characters had to deal with their interns this past week. Was it there day off or something?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Daily Sketch #125

Toby Sketch

My mom got a dog named Toby the year I left for college. He was a sweet (if somewhat dopey) and handsome golden lab with a great heart and a protective streak. He shed hair all over the house, was scared of storms, and occasionally drooled. When he died earlier this year my mom was devestated. She asked me to create a piece of art for her of Toby for Christmas. I don't think I realized how much I missed him until I went home for Thanksgiving and he wasn't there to greet me or until I started doing some prepatory sketches for the piece. This is the first.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Daily Sketch #124


Why did I eat so much turkey and sides last night? Why did I agree to go to the mall on Black Friday? Why?! Why?!

A Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

Daily Sketch #123

Happy Turkey Day, Yo

Headed to down to VA to visit the folks and for turkey and pie. I was going to do a hand traced turkey sketch, like we did when we were kids, but honestly (and sadly) last night I could not recall how... So instead you get this Pilgrim. Word.

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Daily Sketch #122

Dwarven Viking

Inspired a bit by Kenneth Rocafort's sketchbook this weekend and a bit by the incredibly cheesy but bloody "Pathfinder" I watched on the flight back to Baltimore, here's a double dose of dwarven viking warrior (to make up for my lack of sketch yesterday). I like the profile shot better than than the full figure.

In other news it looks like my X-Box 360 has the red light of death flashing and games are freezing inexplicably. Here's hoping Xbox Customer Service can help me out...

And excitingly enough I found out last night that my sister Anna will appear on an upcoming episode of MTV's "Made". Pretty damn cool! I'll let folks know once I know the air date.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Daily Sketch #121

Back in Baltimore

I'm back in Baltimore after a last minute trip to the airport to catch my late night flight homw Sunday night. I'm glad to be home and it was great to see my future sister-in-law and niece this morning .

Here's a Batman drawing inspired by Sean Phillips' blog.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Daily Sketch #120

Heroes4Heroes Live Art

It's a bonus Saturday morning sketch! Today's sketch is brought to you by Heroes4Heroes which is a non-profit organization that sends portable media like comics, DVDs, music and more to our troops serving overseas. It's a very cool way that the comics community gives back to men and women in uniform. Last night they held a Live Art charity event at the Arlington Ballpark where comic artist created pieces of art while folks partied and bid on other auction items in a silent auction. At the end of the night the pieces were auctioned away. I saw pieces go for $200-$400 and even a few rare ones for over $1000. Towards the tail end of the evening I teamed up with the kickass Kody Chamberlain of Punks and Tag fame and we created the jam piece below. It felt great to be back in front of an easel!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Daily Sketch #119

WizardWorld Texas and Jackie's Back

Greetings all from lovely Arlington Texas!
Today's sketch is of Jackie Estacado sporting his new Central American look since we're giving out a ton of The Darkness First Looks at WizardWorld Texas and debuting the new The Darkness trailer.

Yesterday was a long day starting at around 3:30am to catch my flight out, but a good one. I got to visit the flagship store for Lone Star Comics in Dallas. It's an awesome, clean, and well stocked store and I really enjoyed chatting with Chris Powell, the general manager.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Daily Sketch #118


D and I were watching a recent episode of Scrubs last night on the ol'Tivo and I lamented that this was the final season for this hilarious sitcom. I don' watch a lot of sitcoms anymore, I tend to prefer TV that tells an ongoing story and has some gravity to it. Other than the occasional Family Guy episode I think Scrubs may be the only sitcom I watch. It may be one of the consistently funny sitcom I've ever seen. Every character on that show has some appeal and is a comedic maestro.

Funniest bit from last night - the elevation of Snoop Dog Intern to Snoop Dog Attending and the mock Emmy Award ceremony by Doctor Cox... "And the winner is Dame Judy Dorian"... "Take that Tony Shaloub".

Awesomeness level on that show - way frickin' high.
My take on JD and Turk in honor of the show's final season.

By the by, I'm off to WizardWorld Texas tomorrow, so no promises on sketches for Thursday and Friday but I'll see what I can do.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Daily Sketch #117

What Up Fellas?

Making up for my late post yesterday, here's a standard early morning post with a panel in progress from "Dead Inspector". Props to my buddy John, who by calling me during his writer's block inspired me to really focus on this panel last night. Hopefully I did the same in return.
Oh, and no - today's headline is not what Captain Miller's actual line of dialogue in this panel. JC writes better than that.

"Heroes" - damn, that was a fun episode last night. Finally we found out what happened between the end of Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2. And Kristen Bell... well, let's just say I like her and I'm glad she's part of the show. Does anyone else think that Adam might be the sire of ALL of the Heroes? In theory he's been alive long enough to have a whole litter of kids. Just a thought.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Daily Sketch #116

Raining in Baltimore

Rain in Baltimore in the fall and winter months is pretty depressing. The sky is perpetually gray and gloomy and it just puts a damper on my entire mood. Friday we had rain. Last night more rain and finally all of today... you guessed it - rain. Yuck. Today's quick sketch was inspired by the weather. Enjoy.
The weekend rounds of wedding reception sites was pretty fruitful. Here's a picture of the front runner for the reception site. We thought it was pretty beautiful.
Keep clicking on those Google AdSense links, our wedding fund appreciates it:)

Friday, November 09, 2007

It's Finally Here!

iPhone Day

The day has finally come. It's time for me to join the elite multi-media phone users of the world. They've tempted me with clever commercials, lured me in with recommendations from friends, and awoke something I did not know I had... phone envy. Alright Apple, I surrender. You have me with your beautiful design, touch screen, and the fact that I have all of my music in iTunes format. Yesterday was liberation day from my Verizon contract. Today is iPhone day.
I hope to get a sketch up later today. I have to get cracking on work this morning as D and I are taking the second half of the afternoon to look at some wedding reception sites. Maybe I'll take some photos with my... iPhone?

Here's an entertaining mock iPhone commercial:

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Daily Sketch #115

Coffee Time

Another panel in progress from "Dead Inspector", this time an establishing shot of the "Turn Your Head & Coffee" shop.

In other news, it's time for D and I to get a new washer. I have to give credit to Eric at My Appliance Guy out of Parkville, MD. We had him fix the washer early in the year under our home warranty. It broke again and to his credit he passed up on the money he could have made by telling me honestly that I'd be better off getting a new one. Then he spent some time on the phone with me recommending where I should go and what brand I should buy to avoid future repairs. Honesty is a hard but valuable trait to find in a service provider and I think Eric knows he's probably secured himself a customer for the definite future. I wish more businesses operated this way.

If anyone has seen coupons or sales for national chains like Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, etc. please let me know.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Daily Sketch #114

Something New on The Blog

You may notice something new on the blog today. In the right column (scroll down) you will see some Google ads. I've decided to see if my free sketches can generate a little extra income for me (why not, right?). So if you enjoy the free sketches and drop by the blog on a regular basis, you can support me by clicking on a link from one of the ads. I've decided to go with the least intrusive option by utilizing the text only ads and only ads the relate to the content of my blog. Any and all clicks are appreciated.

I'm also toying with the idea of making some of the original sketches available for sale but haven't quite thought that one through. If that comes to fruition, you folks will be the first to know.

Today's sketch is David and Steve having a conversation over a cup of coffee (a complete panel from the current page). Quick observation - there are no good coffee joints in Central Virginia or North Carolina. It seems to be the last area in the country that Starbucks hasn't penetrated with the ridiculous saturation that is omni-present in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. I can't remember the last time I had to LOOK for Starbucks. In Durham, NC the only one I saw was in a Barnes and Noble. There's not even a Dunkin Donuts off the highway. Just gas stations and fast food. With Maxwell House (or something equally dreadful).

Also, I watched Ghost Rider yesterday. My mistake. It's every bit as bad as you've heard. Worse in fact. I would go so far as to say that Mark Steven Johnson should never be allowed to make movies again. He's done Daredevil, Elektra, and Ghost Rider. Three strikes and you are out my friend.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Daily Sketch #113

Captain Miller Progressing

Another panel in development. You saw the preliminary sketch earlier and now here's the panel about 3/4 of the way complete.

D and I took advantage of our hi def channels and TV for the first time and skipped the Tivo option (which doesn't record in HD) to watch Heroes last night. First of all, commercials feel quite odd now days. Secondly, hi def is awesome! The colors and details are almost frightening. I'm still a bit mixed on this season but the episodes do seem to be improving every week so I'm keeping my outlook positive.

Random thought from yesterday - I'm pretty certain that if I won the lottery, my house would burn down (or something equally catastrophic). Just so I wouldn't have all that money. Hence I do not play the lottery.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Daily Sketch #111

Panel In Progress (More!)

Here's a the panel from Dead Inspector with David at a grave site coming together further. Oooo, progress!
In other news, I saw American Gangster this weekend and it was quite excellent. Both Denzel and Russell Crowe put out killer performances. I love Denzel as a bad guy because he always plays them with such depth. Another actor would have turned that role into a charactiture but in Denzel's hands it was a fully fleshed sympathetic character. Crowe also delivered a principled but quite flawed hero. The only negative I have is it was a bit on the long side. Solidly recommended.

And a great weekend retreated for writing with my boys Andy and John. It was excellent to take that much time to reconnect with them, brainstorm, and get writing done. Plus a fun roadtrip to NC and bad meals at local joints and a Cracker Barrel breakfast. C and B, boys. C and B.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Daily Sketch #111

More of a Developing Page

Here's another early panel on the new page for "Dead Inspector". I'm hoping to get a few hours in total today on the page. Captain Miller say hello to Steve and David.

Halloween - pretty awesome. D and I had a ton of fun handing out candy and comics to kids and while there was a slow start to the evening we ended up with a steady stream for about 2 hours. We even estimated our candy and comics pretty well so there was relatively little left over. Our first Halloween at our own house (last year we both had classes on Halloween). Good times.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Daily Sketch #110

Another Sneak Peek

Here's another look at a panel in progress from the current page of "Dead Inspector". This one is of Captain Miller who's made a bevy of appearances on the blog recently.

Also make sure you check out to see the first official trailer for Top Cow's Wanted film (coming out March 28, 2008). We're all pretty stoked at work about this project. You'll also be able to see it this weekend when you go to "American Gangster" starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Daily Sketch #109

David at the Grave

Spent the morning working on an actual page from "Dead Inspector" so I thought I'd share part of it as an under-drawing.
In other news, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has an awesome-ness level of "very frickin' high". The wireless guitar controller rocks and they really amped up the graphics in this new installment. Lots of little gameplay tweaks too that make things a little bit more visually stimulating and entertaining. So far the song selection looks great and the career co-op mode means D and I can play together. Plus X-Box Live capabilities (oooohhhh). The only real downside - an increased price tag of $100 for the game and controller. Now when are they going to give us X-Box-ers the 80s edition?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Daily Sketch #108

Good Monday Morning

David from Dead Inspector makes another appearance in the Daily Sketch. He has to be the character who's most frequently appeared here, right?

In other news, I installed my brand new Sony CD player/ipod interface into my car this weekend. The good folks at Crutchfield made the entire experience easy and pleasant and in all seriousness these guys have some of the best customer service and tech support I've EVER encountered. When they missed including a dash kit in the shipment they offered to let me go down to Best Buy, pick up one, and credited my Discover card for the Best Buy retail price. Just so I wouldn't have to wait until Monday to get the missing piece. Rock on! If I ever need more electronics from the car, I'm going straight to them.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Daily Sketch #107

30 Days of Night Was Awesome

It really was. In fact it may have been the vampire equivelant of "28 Days Later". Incredibly well directed with some great performances and pathos. The selective use of gore and color was spot on and the special effects on the vampires were fantastic. Highly recommended for fans of horror.

More prepatory sketching for Dead Inspector today.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Daily Sketch #106

Long-winded Post... But Lots of Pictures!
Here are some thumbnails of a page I'm working on currently for Dead Inspector. The final panel is the first close up of Captain Miller and as you might be able to tell my initial inclination was to make him a younger Asian guy.
In related news, my good buddy and publisher at Ait/PlanetLar, Larry Young sent me an early Christmas present in the old email. He forwarded me a PDF preview of my first published work as a writer AND an artist. It's a 5 page backup in his series "Black Diamond" (well worth reading) entitled "The Curse" which will appear in issue #6, due out in December. It was a great feeling to see something I'd crafted from start to finish. My boy Nick Senior pumped out some wicked colors for the piece. Here's a sample page.
Plus I'm very happy to tease that the Forever Man project is moving along incredibly well. John (my co-writer) and I were incredibly lucky to hook up with the mad talented Thomas Nalchik. Thomas is pumping out page after amazing page and I can't wait to show it off when the project is ready to be seen. In the meantime, a small teaser image... What can I say I'm in an image happy mood this morning.

Oh and today is a Woot Off at If you like gadgets and tech, you must know Woot.

Last but not least, Crutchfield has the best customer service of any company I've interacted with in the last year. Hands down. I ordered an ipod interface from their online store and not only did they have great pricing, free shipping, and free instructions and technical installation support but when the part turned out not to be the right one they helped me find an alternate solution and met me halfway on the price difference on the my brand new Sony in dash CD/radio/ipod interface. Chris @ Crutchfield, you sir are a scholar and a gentleman.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Daily Sketch #105

More Miller Time

Still working out some kinks in my take on Captain Miller in Dead Inspector so here's the good Captain taking some notes.

Started playing around in Google SketchUp today to see if I can utilize it to speed up some background work in Dead Inspector.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Daily Sketch #104

David on the Prowl

My buddy Joe asked me if I ever post just pencil sketches (vs the inked ones that have been going up lately). Well ask and you shall receive Joe. Ask and you shall receive.

(I'm still working on the porno sketches...)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Daily Sketch #103

She Said Yes

Big News fans of sketch blogs and general awesomeness! This weekend I popped the question to my lovely girl at her parents house in scenic New Jersey and she was kind enough to accept my questionable offer. It's probably not fair to have bribed her with a diamond, but I gotta stack the deck where I can. There was much rejoicing followed by future mother-in-law showing off the new couple to complete strangers in the restaurant. Good times had by all!

Oh, and here's another daily sketch once again experimenting with Captain Miller's look in Dead Inspector. My partner JC Vaughn was kind enough to mention me in his blog so I thought I'd return the favor. If you haven't already you should certainly check out his other fine comic offerings with artists who actually get their books done like "Zombie Proof" and "Antiques". You can find out more HERE.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Daily Sketch #102


Okay I'm off to test for my second degree black belt tonight so I'll be spending the day warming up and soaking in secret kung fu knowledge at the WKKA camp prior to the test. I thought in honor of the event and because I just felt like it - I'd give you a ninja today. That's right - NINJA!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Daily Sketch #101

More Miller Time
Here's another sketch of Captain Miller as I continue to develop the character for "Dead Inspector". I rather like the way he turned out in this shot.

Also, my girl is awesome. Every guy should be so lucky.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Daily Sketch #100

What You Need a Sub-Title on This One?

So I'm a bit late posting this morning. And I've had two people inquire where sketch #100 is and when I'm going to post. I didn't know I had that many people looking!

This was another possible look for the new character in Dead Inspector, Captain Miller. But JC decided he liked the take I posted for Sketch #99 so it's kind of a moot point. Still I thought it was a nice head shot so why not post it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Daily Sketch #99

One More Too Go!

I'm one away from 100 sketches on this blog. It's a pretty cool feeling.

This one is a character design for a new character entering my Dead Inspector pages currently, Captain Miller. JC didn't give me a character profile or description so I just started tossing around ideas. This is a kind of typical supervising police officer looking guy, but instead of making him balding and/or overweight I tried to make him more of a rugged Tom Selleck archtype. Gotta love some Tom Selleck. He's a man's man.

Heroes is starting to pick up. The first few episodes were a bit uneven, but I'm found last night that they are beginning to pick up the pace and weave elements of the story together more. They even managed to find a way to make the Latino brother and sister interesting by adding Sylar to the mix. That guy is going to be awesome as Spock in the new Star Trek movie.

Also started watching Traveler last night, which was a cancelled show from the summer. D and I tivoed the whole thing (anticipating a cancellation and not wanting to be left with another unfullfilled story) and we heard they'd finished off the storyline so we thought we'd give it a shot. So far two episodes in and the set up is pretty darn good. Drop a comment if you watched the series and have thoughts on it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Daily Sketch #98

I Have No Idea

Honestly, I have no idea what this sketch was supposed to be. Just started drawing and this is what came out. Theories on who this guy is or where he came from are welcome.