The Jazz Hole

Another wonderful afternoon spent at ACME, dodging a rare Los Angeles downpour, and signing my new Simpsons screen print.

I actually worked on this last year, but the process took longer than I expected, so it will be released next month and will be also sold at the San Diego ComicCon.






I have an update to this post. The piece can be viewed (and purchased) on the DARK INK site. 

A new Christmas Classic!

I was very fortunate to be asked to design the logo for How Murray Saved Christmas – a show that promises to be a fantastic animated Christmas classic.
IMG_6849-0.JPGFrom the pen of Mike Reiss (The Simpsons), the show features the voice talents of Jerry Stiller, Peter Alexander, Sean Hayes, Dennis Haysbert, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
Nice to see the logo animated in this behind the scenes look at the show from TV Guide!

How Murray Saved Christmas

It’s the season, folks!

The season to stuff ourselves, devolve into maniacs in the mall parking lot, and get pelted with obnoxious shopping ads (no, I’m not giving my wife a Lexus with a bow on it on Xmas morning).

But it’s also the season to spend a little extra time with loved ones, and observe some family traditions. There’s a new Christmas special in NBC this year, and it looks like a lot of fun – and, I was lucky enough to help by designing the show’s logo. It is called How Murray Saved Christmas , and it was animated by Rough Draft Studios, and directed by the incredibly talented Peter Avanzino.

Give it a look on December 5th at 8/7c on NBC – it may very well become a new family tradition. And I promise it will be better than trying to park at the mall.


Considering buying a new bike.

I’ve had my Altima for a few years now, and while it’s been a great car, it feels a little dated now. Call it a mid-life crisis if you’d like, but I’m looking for something more exciting, something that’ll turn heads, and perhaps allow me to blast to smithereens some of the morons on the 405 freeway.

This is the bike I’m looking for, and it just might be my gift to myself this holiday season.


To quote a friend, “this is bananas!” And he’s right. This is the kind of work that makes music videos worth watching, and should inspire others to step up and push the creative envelope. I’m not a video artist, but after watching this even I felt I have to try harder. This definitely falls under “things I like.” Enjoy! (And make sure to watch the behind the scenes.)

DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”

A two day only group art show exclusively at
Designer Con 2013
Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10,  9am – 5pm

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101

My submission is titled “Death of Binks”, and it is an homage to Jacque Louis David’s “Death of Marat.”

A Binks 100dpi

DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”, a group art show featuring 99 artists. Each artist was asked to submit a black and white, pen and ink illustration on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and chose one way to maim, torture, and/or kill our least favorite Gungan.
Participating Artists Include:
64 Colors – A Little Stranger – Doktor A. – akirophoto – Ardabus Rubber – Asaad – Atila – Jason Atomic – Super Cooper Berella – Bigfoot – Joemm Blanche of CBNC – Botsch – Jon Burgerman – Candy – Nate Carle – Luke Chueh – Nicholas Dewey – Luis Diaz – Mike Egan – Dez Einswell – Brent Engstrom – Gus Fink – Frédéric Fleury – Brian Flynn – Steve (Go Hero) Forde – Free Humanity – Renee French – Gregg Gibbs – Darren Goldman – Dan Goodsell – Grenadier Stinny – James Hakola – Gary Ham – Nathan Hamill – Joshua Herbolsheimer – Jesse Hernandez – Francisco Herrera – Kerry Horvath – I Heart Guts – Jay222 – Jeremyville – JSalvador – kaNO – KiLL! – Sun-Min Kim + David Horvath – Scott Kinnebrew – Jim Koch – Frank Kozik – Wade Lageose – L’amour Supreme – Leecifer – LiLJAPAN – Abe Lincoln Jr. – Jerome Lu – Madtwiinz – Jim Mahfood aka Food One – Man One – Manly Art – Marka27 – Randy Martinez – Mauricio Tubesteak – El Maz – MCA – William Luke Miller – Miso – Nate Mitchell Squid Kids Ink – Nick the Ring – Brent Nolasco – Mitch O’Connell – Odio – olive47 – Jordan Owen – Virva Peikko – Ritzy Periwinkle – The Pizz – Playful Gorilla – PodgyPanda – Poulin Eurlegg – Dave Pressler – Ted Rall – Rob Reger –   Renone – Jermaine Rogers – D. Ross “scribe” – Johnny Ryan – Phil Ryan – Dave Savage – SERBAN – Skinner – Bwana Spoons – Scott Tolleson – Triclops Studio – twerps! – Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca – valleyDweller – Denise Vasquez – Scott Wilkowski – Neil Winn – David Zajdman
Jar Jar Binks was contacted for comment about the event and noted about the show, “Why meesa so hated?”
This art show is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm, and has no relationship with them in any way. Jar Jar Binks and all related intellectual property is copyright and/or registered to Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. But who would really want to own the rights to Jar Jar anyway.  Go step in poo doo.
Rumor has it that there may or may not be a corresponding collectable program (er.. crappy zine.. er..something) but that remains to be seen. Show up for more details…

True Grit Limited Edition Movie Poster Release

My take on the Coen Brothers’ True Grit poster – as a classic Italian Western. Originally created for the LTD Gallery show celebrating the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, the Il Grinta limited edition giclée prints are now available for sale directly from me. The main edition (red color) is limited to 20 hand-numbered and signed prints which I am selling for $40. There is also a very limited variant run (blue color) of only 10 prints, also hand-numbered and signed. The variant is selling for $60. The prints are 18″x24″ and printed on heavy archival paper. If you are interested please contact me directly through my email