Thursday, December 24, 2009

Monsters in Technicolor - Part Deux

More colorful monster goodness. I think the Mummy picture is more closely related to a pulp magazine cover than any Universal movie. Oh well, I had fun making it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Universal Monsters in Frightening Technicolor!

Just in time for the holidays! Because of course whenever you think of Christmas, sweet thoughts of Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Creature from the Black Lagoon immediately spring to mind.

Friday, November 27, 2009

A Thanksgiving Tradition: My life through illustration

These are a pair of turkey salt and pepper shakers that my family has had for as long as I can remember. I believe I was five years old when I named them "Gobel" and "Stobel" respectively. I was also five years old the first time I decided to draw them. Since then, it's become somewhat of a Thanksgiving tradition for me to re-illustrate this pair every few years. Behold my ever evolving (or devolving?) turkey cartooning skills:

age 5

age 10

age 14

age 17

age 23 - present day

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Li'l Sketchbook - Part 1

This is a tiny 4 1/2"x 3 1/4" memo notebook (affectionately dubbed "Li'l Sketchbook") that I decided to start carrying around with me and filling up with nonsense from my brain whenever I feel like it. Sometimes a guy just has the urge to draw a bunch of ducks, a honky-tonk robot, a diaper-clad monkey, and maybe even a gentleman zombie or two. Am I right, fellas? So I'm pretty much keeping a diary of my thoughts, without all the frilly words and pensive brooding.

The book is 160 pages, so I'll keep uploading my "entries" a little at a time.


I don't usually draw in this style, but it's good to try new things, right?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monstrous Pencil Sketches

Wolfman, Frankenstein, and The Phantom of the Opera. These are all pencil sketches and I just changed the color saturation in photoshop. Yes, they are a little scary so if you are under the age of 13, avert your eyes!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Duck Dracula vs Frankenquack!

Here's an absolutely terrifying new comic I created. Warning: the following comic is not intended for the faint of heart; this includes young children, pregnant women (or women who may become pregnant), and the elderly. Sensitive ducks may also wish to avoid the comic, as they may be offended by the blatant portrayal of their species as evil monsters. To everyone else: enjoy!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Creature Goes Green!

. . . literally. I made the original black and white picture a couple of years ago. I just recently decided to experiment with it and add some color. I thought it turned out pretty cool. Like some sort of freaky black light poster.

The Various Looks of the Bride

We all know how particular women can be when it comes to how they look. Undoubtedly, Mrs. Frankenstein must have suffered from the same indecisiveness concerning her appearance as many women do today. Which leads us to wonder, was she nervous before her wedding? How long did it take to perm that hair? Is the lightning-bolt streak natural, or just a punk rock fashion statement? And how many designer dresses did she try on before settling on that famous "white-bed-sheet-and-bandages" look? We'll probably never know.

Anyway, to celebrate the Bride's diversity of style, here are several new pictures depicting her in various shading styles. From top to bottom: pencil sketch, inking, line shading, inkwash, halftone (you might have to look close to see the difference), and sepia color saturation. The last one is my favorite.

Monster Mash

I recently found a copy of Del Rey's Monsters at a local bookstore. The book is now out of print (although you can find it through various sellers here) so you can imagine my outpouring of nerd-like glee when I discovered it. The lavish photos of classic Universal monsters contained within its precious pages inspired me to create my own little montage.

It kinda reminds me of the Brady Bunch. Can you imagine a 60's sitcom about all these guys living in one house together? I bet Creature would be the "Alice" of the group.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cartoon Devil Ad

My personal ad for a generic, red hot candy. I drew the little devil guy for fun and thought he turned out pretty good. So, to give him purpose and meaning in this bleak, cold world, I decided to stick him in an ad for an imaginary candy. Now all is well with his evil little soul.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Here are a few original ideas I had for monster themed jack-in-boxes. If these things existed in real life I would definitely go out and buy them. Especially that wolfman. What a cute little guy.

Cereal Monsters!

I have always had a very soft spot in my heart for the General Mills monsters cereals. As a small child, I would often flock to the cereal aisle in hopes of retrieving some precious Count Chocula cereal or, if I was very lucky, his buddies Franken Berry and Boo Berry. I guess I was always more attracted to a cereal box that featured some kind of monster on it as opposed to a fluffy rabbit or friendly bumble bee. Heck, I still am. Anyway, here's my new pen and ink drawings featuring some of the gang.