I only got into Tom Petty’s music over the last 5 years or so, but once I did, I felt like it had been with me my whole life. His songs are transcendent, timeless, unforgettable, and just plain damn cool. I’ll miss him. The least I could do was draw him. Fly on, Tom!
So happy to give a shoutout and some major props to Chad Rombach of Toledo, OH for this incredibly cool carving of The Ohio State Buckeyes mascot Brutus the Buckeye. Nice work, good sir! Considering he claims to have only just started learning how to carve, I’m incredibly impressed. Notice the championship years along the side? An excellent touch too!
This carving is based on an illustration I did a few years ago for a t-shirt for Butcher’s Tap in Chicago, IL. Chad came across it after doing a Google search for Brutus the Buckeye images and then went to town.
As a professional illustrator, I can think of few greater honors than for someone to be inspired by your artwork and then use it to create a cool work of their own. Cheers to you, Chad!
Here’s the original illustration from back in 2014…
For my good friend’s birthday, I decided to draw up a silly comic in honor of the stupid-but-totally-fun-at-the-time things we used to do. He’s been one of my best friends since the 7th grade, and I can only hope the memories and good times will never cease.
Finally got to check out the Drink & Draw event hosted by Spudnik Press in Chicago, IL last night! It was a great time and featured guest artist Andrew Ghrist. I mean, booze and drawing… what’s not to love?!
I had the honor of creating two illustrative logos for the California-based writer/musician James Clark for his publishing company Lip Think Press. Not considering myself a “graphic designer”, I’m not normally one to take on a logo design project; however James assured me that he was looking for something that felt more like a vintage illustration than a sleek modern vector design – now, that I could handle! Not only did we come up with two great logos – one for larger display and one for smaller uses such as comic logos and business cards – but it was a lot of fun. Of course fun and creativity are what James Clark and Lip Think Press seem to be all about – please check him out here.