Pepper

An asset management software company called Pepper has commissioned a series of comics for their website, social media, blogs, etc. As a copywriter and illustrator, I come up with stirring copy then illustrate comics to accompany it. It’s a very fun and challenging project, and I am glad that people recognize comics not only as a respectable art form, but as a viable medium to convey practical ideas.

pepper

 

Tomorrow Jerks

Apologies for my absence lo these past weeks. It’s been a busy month! Here’s what’s going on:
-I got engaged
-I finished grad school
-I launched my new comic, Tomorrow Jerks
-I am moving
-I went to LA for a weekend

And now I’d like to talk to y’all about Tomorrow Jerks, my new comic! It’s about about a couple of jerks and their Walrus buddy, yukkin’ it up in the future! The first chapter is up already and the second chapter is rolling out, one page a week! It’s free, Bee Tee Dubs. Here’re a couple o’ pages, to give you a taste. They’re unrelated:

tomorrow jerks

walrage tomorrow jerks

Cuirassier’s Lion Helmet

Long time followers of this blog will know that I am a fan of fancy military helmets, particularly the Prussian Pickelhaube. I just happened upon this image, and it struck me as an opportunity to ink wash! I applied the color in photoshop.

(PS: if anyone finds a type-o in this post, my cat walked over the keyboard)

Cuirassier helmet

Octopus

I follow a very cool Instagram account by the name of OctoNation, and account that is all about octopi art and media. They posted a very cool sculpture of an octopus that really highlighted the eyes, and it inspired me to draw this.

I wanted to use the wash as a background element so the stark contrast would really foreground the octopus. The wash also makes an appropriate background for the octopus, who is able to squirt ink.

octopus

Water Tower, Rosie, and a Robot

I had the great pleasure to reunite with Rosie the labrador. She’s a very sweet pooch: whenever you hold her leash, she takes her end gently in her teeth to lead you to where she wants you to go. Rosie is also an avid water pooch.

man and dog

I also finally got around to sketching and washing this water tower. My girlfriend and I pass this on the freeway fairly often, and it’s a very cool subject, with a lot of direct and indirect light sources. I wanted to make some trees, too, but I really didn’t want to put a lot of effort into them. My solution: blow some ink around.

water tower

And I thought I’d get back to my comfort zone and draw a Robot. It’s destroying a city for good measure.

robot