Monthly Archives: July 2014


Presenting the feature sketchbook page of the week!

I was originally thinking about posting something patriotic after the Fourth of July weekend… But Gamera insisted on my full and undivided attention this week. I think he might be feeling a little bit left out with Godzilla receiving most of the attention lately, poor guy. And how do you argue with a giant fire breathing turtle? Particularly, when he’s giving you puppy dog eyes? Not I! So here’s Gamera at his fiercest… or at least that’s what I’m telling him!

Hope you enjoy!

Sketch 7-14-14

Fourth of July & Monster Revolt

Hello and happy Fourth of July! Or since it’s now the day after… Happy Fourth of July weekend!

I hope that everyone has been having a great holiday! And that it’s been filled with lots of great barbeque, outdoor fun, fireworks, and of course – time spent with friends and family!

A patriotic doodle or three might climb onto the pages of my sketchbook this week… But, until then I hope that you’ll enjoy this weeks’ feature sketchbook page!

A menagerie of snapping turtles is helping me to prepare for my contribution to “All-Out Monster Revolt Magazine”! It’s a spine-tingling new project that aims, ‘to put the ‘pulp’ back into the giant monster genre’. If you love atomic age monsters, then check out the project on The project director, Justynn Tyme, really knows his monsters and is doing an amazing job! Also, don’t forget to keep an eye open for their fall issue! My illustrated homage to Gamera will be on the cover!

Snapping Turtle IMG

Open Mic Night at the NAA

For anyone who has never attended an open mike night before, the one held at the Newark Arts Alliance in Newark, DE is a great place to start! Held on the first Tuesday of every month, it’s an intimate and welcoming event. Chairs fill the gallery where the readings take place and a refreshment table laden with coffee and snacks draws visitors inside. Local readers and performers take it in turn to share their creativity with the crowd. I visited for the first time this Tuesday and had an incredibly fun evening! I was happy to see some new friends and made a few more besides. The readings were great…. there was so much variety! We were even treated to some song with musical accompaniment. It’ll be great to see what next months’ Open Mic Night will bring!

Drop by sometime and join the fun!

Open Mic Night