Monday, December 17, 2007

Willie Wants To Sell You A Watch

"Hey, you thair... I see you lookin at ma fannn wares I got on the taible over heuh. Them are naaaace, but could I possibly interst you een theeus FAAAAAAN watch? Tells tha faaaaanest taaam.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Plinka Plink Plink Plink

I'm sorry for the delay in posting, but I have been really busy. Really, really crazy busy. This little guy is a bit of a re-design for my "Chikin Pickin" project. I hope to have more to show you soon. For now I will get back to doing work that I can't show you.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Alpha Bot Explosion!

Well, I am jumping the gun a bit here, but I wanted to post the rest of the "Alpha-Bots." It is fun seeing them all on a sheet. I feel like I have accomplished something! Now I hope to pair them all with limericks and assemble them as a kid's book. My son wants a poster, so maybe I will put that together as well.

Right now I am putting together two story pitches for the middle of December, while trying to line up work for the next few months. (shameless plug... call me) Hopefully I can show some of my pitch work soon.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"V" Is For Volto Trap

"V" is for the VOLTO TRAP
Crunches robots all up in a snap
When small bots are handy
He eats em' like candy
Then shuts down and takes a short nap

Monday, December 03, 2007

"U" Is For Uber Bot Man

"U" is for Uber Bot Man
He likes to help when he can
Will clean your toes
While picking his nose
Then cook your lunch in a pan

Friday, November 30, 2007

Sneetch Friday

Today's Drawergeeks was sort of a free-for-all. "Star Belly" is the topic, and it was up to us to draw what that would look like. I had half an hour to get mine done this week, and the extreme lack of polish shows just that.

In my mind, the Star Belly Sneetchers are the little critters that live behind and under the items on your desk. They also might be full of static electricity to attract the dust and food crumbs they so enjoy. At night, as I stumble away from my keyboard, headed for sleepy night-night land, they emerge. Because they are a mischievous bunch, no half full Mt. Dew can or partially eaten Power Bar is safe. The Star Belly's also leave quite the collection of droppings in their wake. It looks like pencil shavings, but it's not. Their only purpose is to mess up your desk, and move things slightly to the left or right. In the morning, they retire to their nooks and crannies so that they might rest up for the busy night ahead.

Happy Friday

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"S" Is For Secret Sea Bot

If you ever wonder why Gorton's Fish Sticks cost a little more than your average store brand fish stick... this explains it. Captain Gorton sails his trawler only to the choicest fish-stick breeding spots, so that he will be able to catch the finest of stick fish. Unfortunately, the Secret Sea Bot guards the fish-stick hideaway and Captain Gorton has to whip off his rain slicker and wrestle the robotic sea beast until it gives up and lets his boat pass. The extra 24 cents you pay per box of fish-sticks goes towards Captain Gorton's gym membership. True story.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cuban Goodness

This sketch was started by my friend Bret, who then sent it to me and challenged me to finish it. The subject of this doodle is a fellow that I have worked with many times over the last ten years. One of the best character artists ever... yet one of the most insane people you will ever meet. Mad genius? Twisted artist? Machete wielding coo coo for cocoa puffs jungle fighter? Perhaps all three.

Damn good artist though.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"R" Is For R7 Deep Sea Bot

So, what happens when you lose something in the ocean? You send this guy after it. Before he became a big wig treasure hunter, he was working at the YMCA cleaning debris from the bottom of the diving pool. Actually his first job was handing out locker keys, but to be honest he wasn't very good at it.

Monday, November 19, 2007

"Q" is for Quazar Scooter-Bots

If you ever find yourself in Quazar City during rush hour, you will more than likely encounter at least one speedy Scooter-Bot. Originally built to monitor and record reckless piloting, these bots eventually grew fond of the very violations they were sent out to control. Now they whip down the highways at extremely unsafe speeds and taunt older robot pilots.

I just wanted to say thank you to all of the people who email and comment on the blog about these "Alfa-Bots." I hope to finish out the letters soon and put them together in a book... complete with descriptions and all sorts of zany info. In my crazy quest to track down freelance work, these little drawings are my chance to goof off. Again, thanks.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

"O" Is For OctoMano Fish Washing Bot

If anyone tells you they have no use for a fish washing robot... they are fibbing to your face.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

"M" Is For Mega Masher 5000

The Mega Masher is one of the best child management bots on the market. Using software that promotes the "tough love" approach, this robot has become a favorite of parents all over the world.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

"L" Is For Lazy Robot

I can't get the bum to do any work. Always sitting around, listening to his iPod.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


No this blog has not become a show place for all of my corporate work. I promise. This week my schedule suddenly became too full, and now I find out that I am flying to Chicago for the day on Friday to go over an existing freelance project. So, that means that you get the M&M's.

Oh, and Happy Halloween.

(This thumbnail looks really weird!)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Life is Sweet

It's Tuesday, and once again I must slap some old work onto the table. This week I have several big deadlines, which means I lock myself into a room and pretend I am not here. At least I get to listen to a lot of music!

Happy candy Christmas goodness. Rough pose sketches in Photoshop.

Another sweet sketch. (Referring to the taste of the candy, I assure you.)

Rough concept for a Christmas frame.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Mouse Scribbles

I thought I would share some older sketches on the blog today. In other words, I got too busy to do a new drawing this morning... These are some sketches I did to brush up on the "Disney Look" and characters. They really didn't accomplish much for me, but I think they came out ok.

Goofy rockin the fightin gear.

Pooh and friends doing their best Calvin and Hobbes imitation.

Mickey in his P.J.'s

Island commute.

French Meece

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"K" is for Kukaburra Robotic Space Fighter

Although they did not get clearance to buzz the tower, Captain Billy Krunk and Co-Captain "Mustache" Johnson decided to do it anyway.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"J' is for Jumping Fish

Come on. If you had a lighthouse robot, wouldn't you borrow a creaky wooden boat and let him do your fishing for you?

Monday, October 22, 2007

"I" is for iGiggle-9000

Have you ever wished that you had your very own joke-telling robot? Well wish no more! The "iGiggle-9000" is a laugh a minute machine! And with the updated software package, you can now program it with jokes that don't start with "knock knock!"

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Get Along Little Franky

Taking a break from the robotic letters for a bit. They won't stop at "G", but "H" may not show up until maybe next week.

This is a rough idea for the next Drawergeeks. The topic is "Universal Monsters", and I thought about doing western themed posters for each monster. The final look would be painted and texture filled. Lets see how far I get on these, considering all I have is "warm up" time.

Happy Hump Day

Monday, October 15, 2007

"G" It's Robot Time

G-Tech Forming Arm

Example: "Hey Steve, do you think we should order a few more G-Tech Forming Arms just so we can fill this pie order?"

Happy Monday.

Friday, October 12, 2007

"F" Is For Friday

The "Flurpatras" were said to have been constructed by the ancient Egyptians. While their original role was to protect the Pharaoh, a second version was later built to assist in building the pyramids.

It has been fun doing the letters as my warm ups this week. If all goes well I will try to keep it up next week. Thanks for all of the support! I will try to get a bit more creative going forward... ( I see you "E.")

Thursday, October 11, 2007


The FIRE Class E-Bot. Includes giant hinged jaws on main body to open and crush crush crush .

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"D" Bot Madness

The D-7.

Powered by magical glowing liquid, this bot patrols the deepest parts of space looking for stray lunar sheep.

Monday, October 08, 2007

"B" A Robot

Letter "B."

The "Grind Bot 8" is primarily used on the colder planets. Exploration and excavation were once it's focus, but these days it has been reprogrammed to make snow cones in a variety of flavors.

Friday, October 05, 2007

"A" Robot

My warm up this morning is the first letter in what I hope will be the full alphabet. I may take me ten years... but I will do this. I think the kids of today need more robots in their educational diet, and who am I to deny them?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

One More Level

After several days of solid work, a buddy and I took a small game break with HALO 3. Add multiple Mt Dews, a frozen pizza, and countless Oreos... you have yourself a wicked geek hangover.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Monster Says

"Hello. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the monster in Jeremy's mind. I just wanted to let you know that he won't be posting much to his blog this week, as I have locked him in a closet and demanded that he toil away on REAL work. Also, any silly warm up drawings that he does will be fed to him as a snack. Thank you for understanding my efforts to make him grow up. Now get back to work."

(Jeremy hopes to surface this week at some piont!)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Cleopatra Isn't That Beautiful

Well, this is how it turned out. To be honest, I am not happy with it since I really ran out of time. I had to cut many corners and leave a lot unfinished. The transforming pyramid needs more texture, as do the rest of the characters. I need to learn to either give myself more time, or choose simpler scenes. Or get better at doing art.

Farmer warm up.

Have a good weekend everybody.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cleopatra WIP

Spent a little time on my Drawergeeks entry last night. I have a lot to do and only one night to do it in...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Don't You Like?

I thought I had better scribble out an idea for this week's Drawergeeks topic, "Cleopatra." I have a few gags I would like to put in here, but I will have to only go as far as time allows.

I want to thank everybody for the kind comments on the blog. I don't always respond... and I will try to get better at that.

Have a good Tuesday.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Monster In Our House

Hey kids. I wanted to share some doodles with you that come from a new story idea I am fleshing out. It will be a dark, spooky childrens tale about growing up. A few big fantasy elements. Some interesting twists and turns. I hope it will be good! And yes, I have at least three other stories I am working on... but when these things pop in my head, I have to grab them.Here is a the logo for the moment. I like to sketch these out to set a tone for the series.
This is a bit of a style test. I want to do the story in black/white/gray tones, with a pop of color here and there. Color will mean something in this story.
And this was a style idea for one of the characters. I know I want them to be simple... almost "muppet like." I think there will be some growth on this phase, but it is always fun for me to see what my first pass was.

And that is it for now. I need to get some serious work done this week, as well as start my Drawergeeks submission. No pressure!