@Dippy_the_Dino’s rainbow scarf

On my latest trip to the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, I found Dippy sporting a colorful rainbow scarf in support of the LGBT community after the recent nightclub shooting in Orlando. Dippy is the fiberglass sculpture that sits near the entrance to the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. He wears different scarfs in celebration and support of current regional and national/international events. The …

Hot Cocoa @TomatoPieCafe in Lititz

Look at the great design I got on my hot cocoa at the Tomato Pie Café in Lititz, PA! Isn’t it beautiful? So simple, but so appreciated. I’m not a coffee drinker, and this is the very first time someone fancied up my hot chocolate. It was hard to get started on the actual drinking of it! It takes so little …

1964 Was an awesome year

First off, a little Art Modell irony: On December 27th, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts 27-0 in the NFL Championship Game. The first computer program written in BASIC was run on May 1st. At 4:00 a.m. 1964 was the last year the U.S. Mint made their quarters out of silver. Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. …

My Ice Bucket Challenge misgivings

I’ve been trying to put my finger on why the ice bucket challenge bothers me so much, and I’m starting to figure it out. Before I get into that though, you need to read this: http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/why-the-ice-bucket-challenge-is-bad-for-you/ I agree with *most* of what Scott Gilmore says here, but I’d like to make an amendment. He argues that since ALS is a rare …

Total Site Revamp

Well. It’s been a long time coming. For years now I’ve had separate sites for my kid’s illustrations, fine art and graphic design along with even more sites for my Twisted and Stranger Man books—and blogs for everything. Needless to say, I was overwhelming myself. Now, finally, I’ve started gathering my sites under one roof. The site that will cover everything can …

Little Rooster Character Design

Little Rooster has been telling me about himself these last couple of days. He opened up pretty easily when I started asking him the right questions.

Colorizing the Graphite

I’ve gotten a bit of feedback about my portfolio, and more than one person has suggested I run with my graphite drawings. One of those people (an art director) said if I could figure out a way of colorizing those drawings, it would be awesome. An agent pointed out one particular graphite drawing and said, “I’d like to see this …

That sleep thing again…

Please forgive me. I may ramble on here for a little while, not having had enough sleep again. Sometimes I wonder why I have so much trouble sleeping. I read a lot of articles and hear a lot of news stories that this is a common problem. I wish being “part of the gang” made me feel better, but it …