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Art Director Kate Madden assigned a series of cartoon Sasquatch illustrations, a variety of more realistic animal illustrations, and a full page map of the Mount St. Helens area.  It was a lot of fun to work in different styles, and then to see them come together in such an interesting and good looking feature!

Squatch takes part in a variety of outdoor activities, navigating the area, observing and photgraphing the unique landscape, and teaching us about it’s history.

Sasquatch Portland Monthly
Animals populate the map and field guide.  You can find out what these critters are up to here: Life Goes On: Mount St. Helen’s Flora and Fauna.

WildLife Portland Monthly
If you don’t get your hands on the magazine, read the full story here: The Essential Guide to Mount St. Helens

St Helens Portland Monthly

“Innocent Until Proven Guilty” mixed media shadow-box 18″ x 12″ x 6.”  Created for the invitational exhibition “Gun Control” at 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios in Detroit, MI.

Here’s a photo of the final piece before the glass and frame went on.  I’ll show you some of the steps along the way.

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An early sketch before I’d decided on the line-up and redrew the character in the ski mask.

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After adding color to the characters, cutting them out, and inking all of their edges, I added some paper armature to the backs to keep them rigid.  This also gave me more material to tie into for the paper ‘posts’ attaching them to the background.

GCribWebI pulled out an old trick for the numbers.  I wanted them clean and well spaced, and done by hand.  The matte board was too thick for a light box, so I printed out the numbers and made a carbon-transfer with pencil; shading in the reverse of the print and drawing the contours on to the board.

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I made a digital version (from the hand-drawn characters) and there are  prints for sale!

Thanks for checking out my work, and check out what they’re up to at 555!

A few portrait illustrations I’ve produced using digital and traditional processes.

Aspen Sojourner’s Community Table section in their Midwinter 2010 issue.
The Dynosorusrex Theater cast of Charlemagne, 2011.


Aspen Sojourner’s Midwinter 2012 Community Table.

Sometimes a life-sized piano-grilled toy robot wants to share its love so badly it is willing to risk piloting a child’s tricycle in order to bring it to you.

Despite what you may assume from that innocent face, this robot has been around the block.  I added the piano key smile in honor of the musical mayhem of Portland’s own Solovox and a round of his flyers.  Stumptown Underground included Hot-Wheeling Robot Love in their 8th issue “Everybody do the Robot”, and good: a gallery asked him to announce their first robot_love exhibit.

This is the kind of brilliance that’s possible with two Art Directors; one that designs beautiful promotions for the best talent in town, and one who is seven years old.

hot-wheeling robot love

Prints, stretched canvas, device skins and shirts available on Society6, Shirts and stickers on RedBubble