Friday, December 26, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008


Etching, drypoint, and chine colle.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Color viscosity etching.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

La Boca

Etching, drypoint, and chine colle. Pictured above: a state proof on sekishu paper and an edition proof on kitakata green paper.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Yam Man

Panel from a very short comic.

Friday, October 24, 2008

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, vol. 2

I have a page in the recently published Anthology of Graphic Fiction, vol. 2, edited by Ivan Brunetti and published by Yale UP (cover above, by Daniel Clowes). Like the first volume, this is a beautifully produced collection of great comics. I am flattered to be in a book with Eugene Teal!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Center of Refreshment

Etching on an 18" x 12" copper plate, with chine colle. The first print above is on yellow Sekishu paper (though the hue is difficult to make out); the second is on green Kitakata.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Comic for Chicago Artists' News

Onsmith and I have a 4-page comic in this month's issue of Chicago Artists' News, a monthly newspaper published by the Chicago Artists' Coalition.

Our assignment was to treat, in comics form, the topic of "comics in Chicago." I scripted and thumbnailed a piece that turned out (surprise) to be more obscurely allegorical than enlighteningly journalistic. I drew the first two pages of it; Onsmith drew the second two. I don't know what the readers of the paper made of our effort--I hope they liked it. I do know that it was a gas to collaborate with Onsmith.

I'm posting my two pages here; his two are up at his blog. .

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Identity" Exhibit

My litho "Bottle and Chair III" is included in "Identity: Construct/Deconstruct," an exhibition of prints in Purdue University's Rueff Galleries. More information on that show, and others, below:

Print exhibitions in Rueff Galleries, Sept. 29 - October 10, 2008:

East Gallery
"Re-Interpreting the Middle East: Beyond the Historical Stereotype"
"Re-Interpreting the Middle East II: Re-Thinking Today's Terminology"
Curated by May Hariri Aboutaam, original contemporary prints

West Gallery
"EXCHANGE IV: Contemporary Prints from the US and Abroad"
Four International and national exchange portfolios:
"IDENTITY: Construct/Deconstruct," Purdue National Juried Exhibition and Exchange Portfolio for Emerging Artists, organized by Marianne Coyne, Erika Villarreal, and Kathryn Reeves, Purdue University.

"TECHNATURE," Metropolitan State College of Denver and Purdue University students and faculty, organized by E. C. Cunningham (MSCD).

"Printmaking IS the Discourse," organized by Charles Beneke (Univ. of Akron) and Jean Dibble (Univ. of Notre Dame).
"Important Details," organized by Melanie Yazzie (Univ. of Colorado).

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 8, 4:30-6:00 pm.
Rueff Galleries, Pao Hall, Purdue University, 552 W. Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN.
Gallery hours: M-F 10-5

Friday, September 19, 2008

About Face

I have two prints in "About Face," a juried mixed-media art show at the Bloomingdale Art Museum, in Bloomingdale, IL. More info at

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Original Art

Some of my original comics pages, including the Anita O'Day story for MOME 11 and a couple of the "Dance" pages from ASTHMA, are for sale at Rick Bradford's Poopsheet Store.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

More Tar

Another life drawing done with roofing tar and gesso (some wax and ink, too).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jo Stafford, 1917-2008

One of the great singers. Recommended listening: JO + JAZZ and G.I. JO, both on the Corinthian label.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tar Drawings

Life drawings done in roofing tar and gesso (with some house paint in the second one) on wood panels.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Windy Corner Signing at Quimby's

Austin English, Onsmith, and I will be signing copies of Windy Corner #2 at Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago, on July 18th. The signing runs from 7 pm to 8 pm. More details here

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Big Sloppy Life Drawings

Life drawings done in ink and charcoal and gesso on large brown (and in the last case, reddish) pieces of paper. Most of these were drawn with a tree branch.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Windy Corner #2

The second issue of Austin English's great comics magazine, Windy Corner, includes an interview with me, conducted by Onsmith. I haven't seen the issue yet, but the lineup sounds very promising. Above is the cover, by Austin.

More information, as well as online ordering, at the Sparkplug Comics site:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Wormy Apple Now

I have work in a group show at Portland's Pony Club gallery. The show is titled "The Wormy Apple Now!" and is curated by Chris Cilla. It includes pieces by him, Vincent Fritz, Ryan Iverson, Jason T. Miles, Onsmith, and Tim Root. Opening night is tonight, June 5.

Postcard images above are by Cilla and Iverson, respectively.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008


Lithograph. Same image: one with monotype, one with chine colle.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I have a 5-page comic in MOME #11, on sale soon from Fantagraphics. My comic is more or less about jazz great Anita O'Day.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008


Sketchbook; partially copied from a photo at the Fantagraphics blog.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Etching and chine colle.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008