25 September, 2014

Brushpen Migration....

Yes, I've migrated to Tumblr. Ah, the march of technology! Come follow the Brushpen as it continues the journey on the latest(ish) free web platform.

As a parting gift, I will be posting the full Chubby Cheekers chapter from the upcoming "FUME" comic book. In the meantime, here's a parting shot from last weekend's Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon.

21 February, 2014

Chubby: on set, off camera. Smoke break (it was the 60's...).

18 February, 2014

From a current work-in-progress. Ladies and gentlemen, I present Mr. and Mrs. Chubby Cheekers.
You see, it's Chubby's birthday....

17 February, 2014

An unused sketch from my San Diego Opera excursion. Bought some new Tombo felt-tip brushpens just special for this trip--I had high hopes for these, forgetting that I'd used 'em before years ago and not got on with 'em. But I'd forgotten that, and in prep for this opera gig I'd dug up my old pens and did a few sketches--and I loved them! Real frothy with this ability to build up a line thru tone that is quite unique in my experience. They were old, (maybe 10 or even 20 years old??), basically unused all that time...so old that they were only good for a drawing or two before completely dying.

Here's an example of the OLD ones:
You can see the difference. Excited by this look, I bought six new pens...tried 'em out, but they didn't work at all. The new ones are way too wet, without any character to the line, and zero ability to generate tone.

So, a big dud.

Maybe I'll try and dry the new ones out by leaving the caps off for a while....

16 February, 2014

09 February, 2014


An off-the-cuff Kirby tribute that got out of hand....

07 February, 2014

Had a lunch-time sketch session today with the famous Joe Sanabria!

That's right...I'm just gonna post this as if I've been servicing this blog all along....

16 October, 2013

15 October, 2013

A backlog of posts. Trying to coordinate across multiple platforms is proving well beyond my powers.


10 October, 2013

Halloween is in the air. A grotesquerie from today's waiting room wait.

09 October, 2013

Beth bought a Brushpen Breakfast Sketchbook and asked to be drawn as an alien...I went Mamie Van Doren style. When I put her in the warhead brazier, she cackled with delight.

Phew. You never know how that's gonna go over.

08 October, 2013

OK, so I'm trying to follow the lead of those more tech-savvy than me and post these on the vaunted tumblr.

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And Ranjo has been inveighing me to get on Instagram.

But these new image outlets leaves me feeling nostalgic about my Blogger platform. So I want to keep this one going. This format better lends itself to a "curated" scroll, I think. With that in mind, I think I will back fill a few days to show what I did over the weekend at the 2nd Annual San Diego Comic Fest.

So sue me!
Here's Scott Benefiel's copy of the Brushpen Breakfast Book. An Ellis pop-up book "surprize."

There's only ONE copy left of the initial print run--so order yours today!

07 October, 2013

I just had to include this one. Crayola of my buddy, Jimmy "Maurice" Gorham.

06 October, 2013

 Had a great time drawing this for Tyler. Had no idea who Adam Strange was, but he filled me in. Tyler's homemade costume was great--and he got a real kick out of the drawing. Thanks, dude!

05 October, 2013

My shingle at the San Diego Comic Fest. Heading is nonsensical, but I liked the caricatures too much to redo it.