Partners In Design


The (Mostly True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway

This is really just a stunning article by Paul Shaw. A real comprehensive history of subway signage in New York. If you're in the mood to really geek-out over typography, this is a must-read.

The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway


Flying Monkeys, Everywhere I Turn

I’ve been working on a Wizard of OZ illustration series based on the original book version for the longest now. Ever since I started on this project, I can't help but notice a bunch of Wizard of OZ comics that have/are coming out. It's quite a coincidence. Not that no one has ever thought of the subject, but it's just funny that it's come to my attention since I decided to illustrate scenes from the classic book.

Today at Midtown Comics, as I finished purchasing some Marvel titles, I noticed they had a free WOZ sketchbook promoting an upcoming comic mini-series by Skottie Young and Eric Shanower. Although I try not to look at other WOZ-related comics for fear that those ideas leak into my own work, I gave it the ol' look-a-roo and found the style treatment to my liking; A fun revisioning of the characters, very loose yet expressive brushwork and a rich, earthy color palette (from what I saw in the preview pages). I look forward to following this title when it goes on sale in December. You can find more info on it here.

The cover for the 3rd issue reminds me of my Poppy Field sketch.

Alien Raver Preview

More to come in December.



Aftermath of art


So I've been working on a short these past few months that has finally started to take a real shape. I wanted to share this character; I will be animating for a sequence from the short. His name is Beelzebub.


'Cause I never had this taste in the past

Painted over a lousy sketch.




More ink studies from class.


Bar Dwarf Wallpaper

A drunken gnome of your very own. Get this and many other kick-ass wallpapers in our Downloads section.

Figure Drawing Resumed, Week 7

I might revisit these sketches in the near future and add on some magical macabre silliness.