Monday, October 1, 2012

BARK PARK: an ARFabet book

I'm so excited to announce my Kickstarter project. BARK PARK is an ARFabet book of scratchboard illustrations that celebrates the alphabet with a letter-by-letter listing of dog breeds. I hope to communicate the unique inner dog-ness of each dog with my self-generated style of scratchboard. My love of messy ink and precise line work come together in surprising ways on each page. I've created a Kickstarter campaign to help me actualize this dream. You can join the effort by buying a signed copy of the book, an E-Book, archival fine arf prints, and much more.

Please take a moment to check the Kickstarter campaign.

To promote the project, I'll also be drawing a dog a day on my new Daily Dog Scratch Blog at

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Seal Walk

Those of you who know me know that I love animals. You can probably imagine my delight when this job from HUE Magazine came my way. Not only did I get to draw animals for the magazine, I also got to go on one of the CRESLI seal walks with Professor Kopelman and saw seals (and lots of very interesting birds) in their natural habitat in the Hamptons. It was an incredible experience. Big thanks go out to Alex and the rest of the HUE team!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Mikey in King Pigeon

Drawing Gina in Camel Pose

This past Saturday, I went to Steamtown Hot Yoga in Scranton, PA and did some live sketching of the amazing folks there.  Unsurprisingly, yogis are very good at holding poses, but the poses are so much more intense than anything I have ever sketched before.  I tried to keep my sketches quick, around a minute, though I did not have a timer so I really don't know for sure.  I did over 15 drawings and had a great time hanging out with everyone at SHY.  Big thanks go out to Lara, John, and everyone in the Steamtown community!

John in a Toe Stand
Stephanie in Bow

Samantha in Camel Pose

John and Lara in an amazing Couple's Pose

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ponca Playhouse, Another Season

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

These are the new posters I illustrated for the Ponca Playhouse, the community theatre in my hometown.  I created posters for the season last year, and it was fun to interpret a new season of plays.  Big thanks to everyone at the Playhouse!

Little Shop of Horrors

Moonlight and Magnolias

On Golden Pond

Monday, May 21, 2012

More Critters, Another Show

Here are 3 new animal scratchboards completed for a show in Scranton, PA that just came down this weekend at New Visions Studio Gallery.

I also did a live scratchboard demo at the gallery where I scratched a goose from start to finish.
Here are some articles that have been written about the show:
The Electric City: The Artists' Studio
Go Lackawana: Artist at work

 Big thanks to everyone at New Visions for their help with the exhibition and to everyone who came out to see the show.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


This is a poster for the band KINGS, a queercore alt-country trio based in Brooklyn. Please do yourself a favor and listen to their music. I have heard every recording and have seen them play in the flesh -- they are truly incredible. Special thanks to my long-time friend Robert for asking me to make a gig poster for his amazing band.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wire Works Gin

After anxiously waiting for product shots, I'm so excited to show you the gin labels I illustrated. I provided two small scratchboard illustrations for the labels of Wire Works Gin, a new gin from GrandTen Distilling in Boston.

Big thanks to Alexis (the AD), Matt, and everyone at GrandTen for an incredibly fun project! I can't wait to taste the final result!