Sunday, December 11, 2011

Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies

 I was fortunate enough to be asked to work on the Album art for the new Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies album, The Flood. I also did the design for the T-shirt and type on a poster, the printing came out really nicely, and their album release show was spectacular! Check out the band:


The Front Cover

The Back Cover

The Disc

Inside flap w/out text

Inside flap w/out text

The T-Shirt Design

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DEBT: You owe. Pay.

Some sketches for a recent graphic novel idea, a sci fi story about a man working off a debt on some implants he got for his two dearest friends, that prevent these odd contraptions from depleting their motivation...Kinda weird but here are some sketches...


Monday, September 5, 2011

Weird Punk

I did this with a Sharpie on a piece of Staples printer paper and liked it enough to throw some colors on it. It looks a little like what a mutant from The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller if he were maybe drawn by Jack Kirby.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Horror at Redhook

I was invited to participate in a group art show by an old friend of mine, Sam Heimer, of works influence by H.P. Lovecraft. The piece that was chosen for me was "The Horror at Red hook" which is basically a story about a cop who is afraid of Big buildings and foreigners, because in the story they gather in them to perform arcane rituals and bring a reclusive weirdo youth again, and summon some glowing god of evil. The story is somewhat infamous for some of its content, but I went for it anyway, starting with some sketches.

With the above I was focusing on the creepy old man, and for some reason I thought that that was too narrow a focus? I do very much enjoy drawing craggy, creepy old men for some reason, but I wanted to capture the feel of the story a bit more. I went off on one of my wild tangents and eventually worked up something to almost finished levels...

I am really liking how the character in the foreground, but not enough reference and just kind of a boring background made me not really like this piece. On the advice of some artist friends, I decided I wanted to capture more aspects of the story, the strange orgies, the paranoid cop, and the reverse aging of the evil old man.

I started with this...and ended up with:



Thursday, August 4, 2011

Drawn To Letters

The Philadelphia Cartoonist Society invited me to participate in their latest show, Drawn to Letters at Brave New Worlds in Olde city, where each member would be selected to depict a letter from the alphabet. I got the letter G, and wanted to share the gradual process that got me to my final...I started out w some thumbnails:
I orignally either wanted to do a montage of G-Men type characters, or a letter G-themed superhero, G-man if you will...I went so far as to doodle some superhero stuff in ink on tracing paper...

Something about these just did not speak to that Eamon inside, who says "YEAH! NOW THIS PIECE I WANT TO FINISH!" So sally forth I did, until I drew this guy...

And I decided a medieval scene with giants could be a fun thing to I went with it!

After I 'figured things out' I went to the tracing paper, then transferred it to board and inked it up. I kind of wanted to go for a Groo the Wanderer style image...I don't know if I succeeded, but I enjoyed working on the piece!

And there you have it! Enjoy! And if you are in the area come to the show!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Punisher coffe shop doodle.

The Punisher has fast become one of my favorite Marvel characters, his stories are a mix of awesome action movie level violence, absurdity and pathos. This weekend while killing some time in Olde city, I stopped by the Olde City Coffee Cafe in Philadelphia and busted this out, no reference or anything, just something to keep my hands busy. I got this fat brush pen to ink it with, and considering all of that I thought it turned out fairly well! I forgot what his kid's names were though...


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Space Dudes

I did a strip with these characters, the Space Dudes, a while back. It was just a random thing I did on a staples printer paper sheet that I never revisited, with some characters I enjoyed the drawing. I tried to revisit...but rather than just continue the strip I started I drew one up on tracing paper and just worked it up to the ink stage all on tracing paper...basically something to get me drawing. In any case here it is!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Artificial Dissemination

Heya Gang,

So last Saturday was the Artificial Dissemination show, at Masthead print studio, and here are some photos I took at the event. Above is my piece PRINT LIVES "in the wild" as it were all framed up.

Above is the wall I was on, I am surrounded by awesome artists, including the always impressive work of Alex Eckman-Lawn (directly under my piece) and Jennifer Gin (to the right of Alex's piece). Awesome and intimidating company!

Here is another section of some awesome work, with 2 pieces by James Heimer, show curator and screen printer extraordinaire! (He also hand pulled the prints for my contribution). Also a sweet print by Anthony Pedro!

Above we have another section of amazing prints, with work by poster machine Mike Wohlberg, Jeffro Kilpatrick and a collab with Patch and Melissa Lomax!

Not a bad turn out, eh?A big thanks to Shawn Hileman at Masthead and James Heimer, and everyone who came out to the show! I am humbled with the chance to show my work with so many amazing artists. The show is up for a month if you are in the Philadelphia area, check it out!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Print Lives!

A piece I did (the very top one) along with a collage thumbnail using various sketch materials, for the upcoming show at Masthead Print studio, Artificial Dissemination! This image was done on smooth Bristol board, lots of layers of tracing paper and ink. It had to be a propaganda piece, and I decided to try my hand at a pro-paper/anti e-reader message in light of print being dead and all. The image was screen printed by James Heimer (and they look fantastic, thanks James!) I was pretty happy with how the piece turned out, but definitely need to try my hand at more type/poster layout.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Crowd scene

I did this sketch while trying to come up with a poster idea for an upcoming show I will be participating in at Masthead print studio...I did not end up using these guys for the piece but I may have to color this and use it for something else.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Donald enters the fray!

While Rummaging through a bunch of papers I found this, Decided I would share. I like this one! Maybe I'll finish it...


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dashiell Hammett

This is a quick brush-pen drawing of Dashiell Hammett. He is one of my all time favorite writers, author of The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, a former Pinkerton Detective, who also served in both world wars if my memory serves.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Takeshi Kitano

Here is a quick Portrait of one of my favorite film directors, Takeshi Kitano. I did this with a Pentel GFKP pen, which gives me these really brushy lines. Kitano has a new movie called Outrage which competed at Cannes, I am curious if it would get a release here in the states.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Bile Knight of the Black Landscape

"The Black Landscape is a charred and dark plane of slag, a stranger to life itself, barren and silent. Beneath the charcoal heaps of land boils primordial energy, molten life-blood of the earth itself. The ooze churns mixes and bubbles until it breaks the blackened surface and shoots upwards. A soggy lump of flesh falls upon the dead ground, and a humanoid shape shambles upward on two feet. The form is covered in boils and scars, armor is molded, bent to his misshapen core. The Black Landscape has birthed it's knight. It knows, and it chooses. Those it chooses, die."

A new character I am throwing ideas around, wrote this quick origin for him. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Robin Again

I find Robin a lot easier to draw than Batman. After watching the recent Batman the Brave and the Bold episode Bat-Mite presents Batman's Strangest cases! I wanted to draw a Robin, because I find the Jiro Kuwata version of Robin to be really appealing. My version doesn't really reflect Kuwata's Robin, except for maybe the eyes. I did this in a hour and a half with tracing paper, a brush pen, and photoshop.
I am also toying with a fantasy series comic idea, here is one of the characters:

More to come hopefully!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Fedora and Top Hate

Some characters.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011


So here is a bunch of preliminary sketching for a new show I will be in, The Age of Reptiles, at Paradigm Gallery. My final piece might not actually use any of this stuff...but I thought I'd share.