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Monday, November 12, 2012


Did you know that Chinese dragons have 5 toes?  If it has fewer than 5 it is from another country.  True thing.

Did you know drawing Chinese dragons is fun?  True thing.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mario in a Boot

I've been playing a lot of old school NES games recently and I'm amazed at how much fun they still are to play.  Do you remember that level in Mario 3 that had the green shoe?  You could jump on spikes and piranha plants and everything.

I love that shoe.  But you only get to use it in one level.

Rip off.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

METRO Short Film

METRO from Jacob Wyatt on Vimeo.

Last year I had the pleasure of working briefly on a short animated film.  The movie was directed by my good buddy Jake Wyatt.
Beautiful stuff.  Enjoy.

Friday, July 6, 2012


Drew this fox.

Also, he moves.

Did you folks know that animation is really fun?  I mean, really, really fun.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ms. Ant

And here is Ms. Ant.  She’s the jerk that doesn’t share her food with Ms. Cricket.
I kind of have issues with the morals of this story.

Ms. Cricket

A quick character study for something I'm working on at the office.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hazardous Monsters

I drew a few "hazard monsters" for my friend Rick Walton a few days ago.  He's writing up a presentation to teach kids about dangerous stuff around their houses.

I look for any opportunity I can to draw monsters.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Things About: long division

I love my phone for saving me from math.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Felix the Dinosaur

He likes books and bow ties.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Tee Bot Is Go!

I just opened up a new Etsy Shop.  I call it "Happy Tee Bot."  I sell shirts for kids.

I have my first two designs printed already with another two on the way soon (one of which involves glow-in-the-dark ink!)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fractured Fairy Tales

I recently did some short comics for Uncle John's Bathroom Reader (chuckling encouraged.)  They put out some pretty fun books for kids (grown -ups too.)  This story is for a collection of fractured fairy tales called "The Enchanted Toilet."  Fun times.

My friend Michelle did some good stories for the book too.

all images in this post copyright Portable Press 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Picture Book Marathon 2012

This year's Picture Book Marathon is coming up in February.  I'm a bit sad that I can't participate this year (due to a time sucking secret project that I'm working on.)

But I got to do the logo for this year's PBM.  So that was fun.

The "leap!" bit comes from this year being a leap year.  One extra day.  Woot.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Talented Friends

I know some amazingly talented people.  See for yourself.

Jed Henry just made this great book trailer:

Jed authored and illustrated Cheer Up Mouse.  It will be available in print Fall 2012.

Julie Olson just released her first ebook:

More info on that can be found HERE.

She even made free coloring pages of the book available HERE.

Mike Phipps makes the coolest Tees and Ties around:

You can buy them HERE and HERE.

See?  Aren't my friends the coolest?