Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

dax's dreamscape

On Christmas day I had a dream that my family and I went back in time to 1979 and were innkeepers at some hotel...we had to keep our life in the future a secret from others, while working with the secret service to prepare the hotel for a visit from President Carter and his family...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Rough sketch of a Fahrenheit 451 illustration idea...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

JFK uses his heat vision

Fun Facts about John Kennedy:

--He was the second-youngest President (after Theodore Roosevelt), the first 20th Century born President, and the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43. He was also the first Irish-American President, and remains the only Catholic President to date.

--Events during his Presidency included the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the African-American Civil Rights Movement, and Superman's Mission for President Kennedy.

--Kennedy's heat vision was a closely guarded family secret, and in fact there are only two times he was known to have displayed this power...once as a child, and the other time as a prank while a member of the Harvard varsity swim team. No other member of the Kennedy family has displayed this rare mutation, although for one evening Ted Kennedy was convinced he had the power of super-ventriloquism.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I've got a short "story" (or "dreamscape", or...something) in the latest issue of HIVE: A Somewhat Quarterly Comics Journal. It's a lovely collection full of great talent, and I give much thanks to the kind folks at Grimalkin Press for letting me join in.

HIVE 3 can be ordered here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

demon monster

I think I drew this in 9th grade Health class...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

strike force 1

From the early Eighties...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

empty slots

"The judge looked about him. He was sat before the fire naked save for his breeches and his hands rested palm down upon his knees. His eyes were empty slots. None among the company harbored any notion as to what this attitude implied, yet so like an icon was he in his sitting that they grew cautious and spoke with circumspection among themselves as if they would not waken something that had better been left sleeping."

chapter XI, Blood Meridian

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Old sketch of my childhood dog, Spot:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


There was a time when I had one cat and no kids. Now I have three cats and three kids.

That's this decade for you.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

childhood terrors, part 3

In my grandparents' guest room, which was way down at the end of a dark hall in their house, there was a print of this painting of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez hanging on the wall opposite the bed:

Everytime I stayed over at my grandparents I had to sleep in that room and try not to look at that Pope.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

childhood terrors, part 2

To this day, this moment remains the single most disturbing thing I've ever seen in a movie. A big part of it has to do with the unexpected cut to this medium close-up from a wide-shot, I still get goosebumps at this whenever I see it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

childhood terrors, part 1

When I was a kid I had a book about ghosts and hauntings, and this photo was in it.

I would stare and stare at it and get super frightened.

Rev. Ralph Hardy, a retired clergyman from White Rock, British Columbia, took this now-famous photograph in 1966. He intended merely to photograph the elegant spiral staircase (known as the Tulip Staircase) in the Queen's House section of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Upon development, however, the photo revealed a shrouded figure climbing the stairs, seeming to hold the railing with both hands. Experts, including some from Kodak, who examined the original negative concluded that it had not been tampered with. It's been said that unexplained figures have been seen on occasion in the vicinity of the staircase, and unexplained footsteps have also been heard.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the candles

Moby Dick, chapter 119: "The Candles"

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"Spidey saves the day!"

from Amazing Spider-Man #40, by John Romita

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Patrick Welch

Pat was one of my comics professors at Savannah College of Art and Design in the mid-90's, and I only recently learned that he passed away last year. He was a great teacher and inspired me to focus and work harder...what I consider to be my first "legitimate" comic stories were all done for his class.

He was gracious enough to include one of those stories in his comic anthology Thurn & Taxis, and his wife Carrie even referenced me in an article in The Stranger, Seattle's famed alternative newspaper. They certainly didn't need to do any of that, and I have always been touched by the kindness and enthusiasm they showed a lanky, insecure twenty year old kid from Arkansas who didn't seem to talk very much.

Pat was the first Anglo-citizen of the world to ever refer to me as "mate", which was a special thrill. He also introduced me to the Stanley Bostitch saddle-stitch stapler, which remains an invaluable companion.

I'll always remember the day boxes of Thurn & Taxis #2 arrived from the printers...the Sequential Art office was awash with the wonderful smell of freshly-printed ink, and Pat held up a copy, smiling broadly, and exclaimed "Product!"

Broad strokes as well as significant details about Pat's life can be found here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009