Monday, November 29, 2010

This is another eco-friendly bag design I did recently for Ralph's grocery store in California. According to my parents,who live in SoCal and shop at their local Ralph's, store employees tell them that these are flying off the rack faster than they can restock them. That's always fun to hear.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Duck Song Book Trailer

The Duck Song book trailer can now be seen on Youtube. Singer and songwriter, Bryant Oden, as well as the original animator, Forrest Whaley, publisher Ben Flinders, and I as layout artist and illustrator worked together on this project as we converted the Youtube hit "The Duck Song" into a musical book for children-and adults as well!. Its a catchy tune that will have you singing for days! If you are interested in purchasing the book, please visit the link below for ordering instructions. Enjoy!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scout Patch Design

Here are a few patch designs, as well as a photo of the final patch, that I designed for the Topa Topa Lodge of the Order of the Aarow-Boy Scouts of America in Ventura, California back in 2004. I found the images while looking through old files today.

They were looking for something to speak of the heritage of Ventura, so I incorporated the California Condor, the Channel Islands, and the native Chumash Indians in a traditional fishing boat.

Surprisingly it won first place in patch design that year at the NOAC conclave and became a hot item for trading.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Moat Monster Sketches

These are a few sketches I did of a moat monster for book 3 of the Traveling Trunk Series to be out later this year.

Friday, May 14, 2010

More Caricature!

Here are a few more sketches I did this morning during a little bit of down time. Some are of family, some are just random photos I found. Its amazing how many different variations can come from the same photo.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Trying to get back into my caricaturing. It has been too long. I feel a piece of me being restored. This is so natural for me do and endless entertainment for myself. These are some church notes from yesterday as well as sketches from a commissioned piece I am working on presently.
I spent last weekend at the UCLA Book Fair in LA manning our booth and doing caricatures of the attendees all weekend long - 450+ caricatures in 2 days. I enjoyed the laughs and smiles they got from the kids. I think I had more fun doing them than they had receiving them. What fun! More to come soon!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Here are a few pieces that I have been working on for Flinders Press Publishing Company. It is a series of 4 chapter books about two young, imagnative boys who escape the confines of apartment life in L.A. by climbing into an old clothes "treasure" trunk and traveling to ancient times and civilizations. Their curiosity gets them into a pinch and they have to use their modern ingenuity to help them escape.
I not only designed the covers, but also the 15-17 illustrations in each book. Look for the "Traveling Trunk Adventures" series on sale at NOW! Visit the following site for details on how to order.

The Duck Song Book

For all of you uberfans of the YouTube viral music video "The Duck Song" you can now own your very own copy of the Duck Song musical book! Press the magical grape button on the cover for the music to begin, then sing along to your favorite YouTube tune.
Working in collaboration with Bryant Oden, the songwriter, as well as with the animator, Forrest Whaley, Flinder's Press and I have put together the print edition of this classic song and video. And if one song is not enough for you, we have included a CD with 12 original songs by Bryant Oden.

To buy the Duck Song book visit the following site for details-copy and paste in browser window:

Check it out!

The Wee Wee Eel

This is a poster project I worked on for a client who was part of the team who ran this car, named the "Wee Wee Eel" which has set land speed records in one category or another. They are planning a reunion for this summer and wanted a commemorative poster for the occasion. The artwork was created in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.