Archive for the ‘Art: Drawings’ Category

2014 Monster Month: Day 9 – The Hitchhiker

Monday, October 13th, 2014

When your wings get tired, sometimes you just gotta set yourself down on the nearest pedestal, even if it happens to be on the horns of a fuzzy species of unknown origin. Who knows, maybe you’ll become friends.


friends forever

Let's see if he is still smiling after the bird leaves behind a little something something.

Tomorrow’s come see a source of my inspiration!

2014 Monster Month: Day 7 – The Drooler

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

It is a hot summer day where the air is so sweltering that it feels like you could take a deep breath and drown in the humidity. The ice cream man hands out half melted popsicles. Old people wobble by draped in a shawl of sweat. Even dogs sit in the shade refusing to chase cats. You feel a hot wind on your head, and are just dripping with ooze. But waitaminnit – is that from the heat of the day? Or can something more sinister be the cause of this new discomfort?


drooling monster

It is like his own little rain cloud - the monster edition.

Return again tomorrow for a full-color spectacle welcoming you to a fun-filled family weekend!

2014 Monster Month: Day 5 – Purple Non-People Eater

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Today comes a purple creature from the depths of my sketchbook. He doesn’t really care one way or the other about things. He minds his own business, keeps his teeth clean, and combs his beard once a week whether or not it needs it. Just your average, run-of-the-mill purple monster.


purple people eater

Despite his purple color, this critter is not a people eater - mostly because it would take too much effort since they are so boney.

2014 Monster Month: Day 4 – Cave Bug

Monday, October 6th, 2014

We’re gonna need a bigger can of bug spray for this one. Happy Monday.


Cave Bug


2014 Monster Month: Day 2 – Fang Fish Face

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Ah yes, the ol’ FFF creature. I think this one was inspired by my 5:30am wake-up routine while I was employed earlier this year. I would get up at 5:30 to beat the rush hour traffic on the long commute to the animation studio I was working at all to avoid looking like yesterday’s monster on a daily basis. Guess I traded yesterday’s look for today’s with the lack of sleep I was getting. Here’s hoping my next animation gig is closer to home!

Whatever the inspiration, hopefully you look better than this in your morning mirror!


fish face

A lack of personal hygiene seems to be a recurring theme with monsters. Maybe this guy at least eats breath mints.

One more monster is coming your way tomorrow to finish out this week!

Batman Day

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

According to every third post on Facebook this week, apparently we had a Batman Day. (The other two thirds of the posts were about Comic Con and cats.) I was not aware we had a holiday to celebrate Batman, so I seem to have missed it.

I like Batman, so I want in on the celebration. I took a little time to reimagine the Dark Knight as someone who enjoyed the luxuries of his fame a little too much. By the time Bruce Wayne reached middle age, he probably was a little soft around the middle, needed glasses, and got to the point where he just didn’t care about shaving. The fact that this version slightly resembles me is in no way my fantasy of hurling myself through the night to rescue citizens in distress with cool gadgets while wearing an unwieldy cape. If I were to do that, I would go without the cowl and take all the credit as Chadman.



See, this is why I DO NOT cosplay. The costume wouldn't look right, and I'd probably be going around trying to save London instead of Gotham.


Well, enjoy (or enjoyed) Batman Day. I have to run. Some spotlight in the sky just got my attention…

Dog Days of Summer

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

…well, dog, cat and mouse days of summer actually. It has been pretty hot here over the past few days – routinely in the 90s, but the other day I looked outside and saw 102 on my thermometer. Made me VERY glad to be inside!

Despite having the cool comfort of air conditioning at my beck and call, the outside heat still makes one feel sluggish which was translated vicariously through my arm to paper with these critters. They can do all my slugging for me.


Hot Pets

Before any of you e-mail me to tell me cats and dogs don't get sweaty brows, just remember this is a drawing. It isn't real life. Mice, however, always fan themselves in real life.



14×11″ colored pencil on Canson paper - $215.00



Rib Lickin’ Good!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

A few weeks ago some friends had me over for a dinner of ribs with good cartoonist company. I’m not sure exactly why this strange image came to mind, because there were actually no cows there eating themselves, and as far as I know, I was not inadvertently eating my own ribs. It just tickled my funny bone (and no, we didn’t eat any of those, either).


Baby Back Ribs

Personally, the ONLY time I'd want a rib taken from me is if it meant that when I woke up, a beautiful woman was made from it just for me.