Monday, November 19, 2012

The Good, The Bad, & The Jive Kings...

The band I've been a part of for decades, is playing on Nov. 30th in Dana Point. We have not played in 2 years, meaning we don't play often. It's always a great time playing with Dano, Greg, Chris, and Jason.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Inked Pages

Here is what a pages for Los Desperados Comics looks like before I scan them into the computer to be colored and dialog added. The process goes something like this: Dan will send me a script. Then we will meet up at my house, go over the script and I'll thumbnail the entire script with Dan there, so we can discuss and figure out how we want the "shots" to look like. I'll then redraw each page on 11X17 Bristol board. I draw directly on the board with non-photo blue pencils, then I'll ink directly on top of the pencil lines. Once that is done, I'll scan using B/W mode, that way none of the blue pencil lines show up!. Usually I'll have to do minor cleaning up of little specs and such, but not much, I don't mind them in there. I then convert the file to Grayscale (it was a bitmap file prior) and then delete out all the white, so it's just the line art. Convert to RGB mode, and do the tedious task of coloring (I don't really enjoy the coloring process... love the drawing & inking it). Then lasting I'll place the word bubbles and dialog, flatten the file, save a smaller copy as a jpeg, and post to

Friday, November 09, 2012

First Date...

An old "photo" of Hank & Dusty on their first date. Hank was young and cocky, while Dusty shows a bit of shyness....

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Dusty At 14...

Here is a pic of Dusty, from her Fairbrook High yearbook, when she was 14. She was listed in the yearbook as Virginia West, her birth name...

Hank At 15

High school pic of Hank, when he was just 15...

Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Please make sure to vote.... your voice/choice matters

Monday, November 05, 2012

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Skate On......


Dedicated to all who have lost loved ones....

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Ramblin' On My Mind

New 13X19 print. Will make it's debut at show at Roadkill Ranch in Fullerton, CA on July 6th. Show details coming soon.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Los Desperados Comics Launches Today

Happy to announce the launching of "Los Desperados", a webcomic written by Dan Lundin and illustrated by yours truly. We have started off with 4 pages posted and will update a new page every Wednesday. The site will display the latest page first, so if you are a first time visitor, please make sure to click on the image of the vintage trailer, and it will take you on over to the beginning.

Lightinin' Hopkins Tattoo

What a day! Launched our webcomic "Los Desperados" today and then I get this sent from Chicago area graphic designer, Chace Brisby. He got a tattoo based off my "Lightnin' Hopkins" painting. Wow. He will send update once he gets the color filled in. I'm feeling pretty cool right now.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012


"BOURBON"..... this is another piece that will be on a bottle. The image features Dusty, who is a character from my upcoming webcomic, "Los Desperados", which is written by Dan Lundin. This illustration on the bottle will be available at the SLINGIN' WEST art show....


Working on some illustrations that will be attached to empty bottles. This one will be attached to a bottle of rye. I will have this and many other new work at the "SLINGIN' WEST" art show on June 9th at Revolution in Carlsbad, CA.

Slingin' West

Monday, April 09, 2012


Our family absolutely love the animation series Darker Than Black. The show is so under-rated. This illustration of Hei & Yin is a gift for my daughter, for her 15th birthday.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lumberjack Slam

My friend Corey Capetillo is working on a website detailing his drunken adventures with friends, while dressing up as Lumberjacks. He commissioned me to come character that could be representation of his Lumberjack Slams. This was one of those commissions that was right up my alley and was SUPER fun too do. Corey gave me creative freedom to do what I want, but also gave me some references to help guide me along to what his vision was, but made it known that he did not want "lock me down". The process was that I did a bunch of sketches, before I arrived at one in which I was happy with. I then scanned the sketch, tweaked it a little in Photoshop (lengthened the leg length, etc), then in Illustrator I did the illustration. Happy to say that Corey loved it.

Friday, January 27, 2012


Illustration of Walker Redmond.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sydney Redmond

Working on a commission for the John Redmond family. This is eldest daughter Sydney. I'll be illustrating their son Walker and other daughter Lily as well, then put them together and add background...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012


This commissioned illustration will be put on an empty bottle of Knob Creek...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rob & Fred WIP

A work in progress of Rob & Fred. Going to add in cactus' and possibly text under the characters. The final will be put on a bottle of Knob Creek that Rob sent me.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cast of Characters

Been working on giving life to cast of character I've had living in my brain. Hooked up with an old friend, Dan Lundin, who has the writing skills to create a universe for these Desperados. Really excited about this project.... stay tuned.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012