August Progress Post!
Here’s some snippets of what I’ve got on the books at the moment!
1. Color study of a cut-paper Garnet for the Steven Universe/Adventure Time show at Gallery Nucleus next week.
2. Still trying to figure out the best way to do this Super Mario 2 print, but the deadline has been pretty significantly moved back so I have some time to work on it.
3. Sketches for A Midsummer Night’s Dream! I’m going to be making a special booklet version of just Act II for SPX. It’ll be chock-full of illustrations and may have a die-cut cover! I just reread The Sandman and seeing Charles Vess’ gorgeous interpretation provided some great inspiration for this too.
4. My pitch of a creation myth book didn’t really go anywhere (as of yet anyway, but I might do it on my own some day), but I’m trying a new tactic - a really awesome mythical bestiary!
5. Working on some very cool food packaging and logo designs for a start-up company. Learning lots of new things along the way!
6. Finally almost done with these wedding invitations! This is just a mock-up - the finals are going to have the white flowers die-cut.
7. Snippet of my portrait of Bessie Smith for John Lee’s Delta Zine project. Still kinda unsure about how it turned out but I think I’m into it.
8. Studies and sketches for “Strong to the Finich”, the Popeye show happening at Hero Complex Gallery in September, curated by Chogrin Muñoz. Did you know that originally Popeye gained his powers from a magic hen? And that his dog-like sidekick was an interdimensional being with psychic powers?
9. For an upcoming show at LTD. Art Gallery, I’m revisiting Bioshock Infinite’s Vigors (which I love). I’m pairing the original Murder of Crows I did with a new cut-paper piece for Devil’s Kiss.
10. Side project - working on a sort of tongue-in-cheek look at a freelance artist’s life as an RPG. Might be offered as a reward of a big Kickstarter happening soon!
Also on the books
- I’m in the new Attract Mode show, but still gotta choose a game and get prints made!
- Still figuring out my Bartkira stuff, just gotta shove a ton off my plate!!
- One Thousand and One Knights is still happening with Annie Stoll, and it’s bigger and better than ever!
I’ll be at SPX in a month, bringing a ton of books - all four Signature Shakespeare, my Adventure Time #24 cover, my secret zine (not yet sure if this is gonna be for sale), FEZZINE 2nd Edition, and the Forever Green zine too! Hope to see you there!