Thursday, July 31, 2008

logotype for me

Trying to come up with something simple; a monogram, a logotype, a little jzeusze for the corner of a resume, etc. Will tweak tweak tweak and upload more iterations.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Strange things brewing at the End

We were witness to some incredible cloud formations in Montauk on Sunday 27 July. It looked like someone was on the other side of the clouds with an eggbeater, churning the clouds into this thick blue soup. The pointy, meringue-like tips seemed to be coming straight down to touch us. Thunder was rolling constantly for about a half hour, with some minor flashes accompanying them. We felt a few drops of rain and went inside, at which point a deluge of biblical proportions fell. This was responsible for our lovely 5-hour train ride home to Brooklyn (normally a little over 3). No color correction or retouching on these photos, the color was really this eerie steel blue. It was awesome.

I suppose there is something to the magnetic qualities of trailer parks and nasty storms. Montauk Shores gets a mention in an article in the current issue of Vanity Fair, as well: "Where the elite meet" or somesuch description, as well as being referred to as the "Ditch Trailer Park" since it sits at the end of Ditch Plains road. Quite the hot property my in-laws are nice enough to share with me.
*Not pictured: The sea robin I caught surfcasting on Saturday afternoon! My first surfcast catch.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Neo Noir

Along the lines of Hard-Boiled and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem is a fun, dystopic look at the future of tough guys, dames, and the sad sack gumshoes who can't help but fall for the latter and into the fists of the former. This is the first book I've read by Lethem, but the guy can turn a phrase.
"So I showered and shaved and got my gums bleeding with a toothbrush, then stumled into the kitchen to cauterize the wounds with some scalding coffee."

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dick Joke(r)

Andy Dick got arrested, and his mug shot reminded me of a certain comic book villain. A few minutes of photoshop later, voila!

the Internets

For all the interesting, cool, ironic, and whatever tee shirts out there, why haven't I seen this one?

***UPDATE*** This is an actual site, of course. Which goes to show you, if you can think of some hypothetical and nominally interesting web domain, someone out there is sitting on it, hoping you will pay them for it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

melted, mutated arm

Took a doodle from my pocket sketchbook and colored it in. Not sure if I like it or not; the original sketch is below.I'm still getting the hang of coloring stuff in in photoshop. Its like I just got my first box of prismacolors or something.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Mad Men

This is pure poetry, mixed with a bit of saccharine nostalgia. Add 1 part shameless hucksterism, and a dash of conceptualism and there you go. I rewound and watched this scene four or five times when I watched it on tv. I came up with a little aphorism back in undergrad: A photograph is a memory you can hold at arm's length.

Monday, July 7, 2008


I love the skymall. Flew out to Minneapolis for a wedding this past weekend and discovered the above bit of genius in that amazing mile-high periodical. Below are some sketches of "inventions" of my own: Coffee AND Donuts, package deal; Carton o' Chum; Milk 'n' Cookies.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tidewater: First fumbling attempt

First page for "Tidewater": graphic novel collaboration with my Pops, Jay. BUY HIS BOOKS!!!
First page with potential shading method.

This scaly beast is just chillin in San Pedro, CA. Remember, you can still get burnt on a cloudy day.

New drawing from the bunnybear genre. The convergance of cute and horrible has taken a turn for the cute in this one, with the potential violence on any cyclist or jogger dumb enough to go near this guy.