I’m Kickstarting a book of Sketchbook Silliness cartoons

People seem to like my Sketchbook Silliness cartoons. A few have gone mildly viral, I’ve gained thousands of followers on social media, and a few have been featured on the front pages of sites like 9gag and Imgur. Now that I’ve got over 100 cartoons under my belt I thought it was time for a book!

I’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign. Over 100 gag cartoons, 9×6″, softcover. Check it out!

Also, thanks to all of you who have read and shared my cartoons. It means a lot! Anything you can do to help spread the word would be deeply appreciated!

Podcast Interview: Comics Coast to Coast

I want to say a huge thanks to Comics Coast to Coast for interviewing me on their latest podcast. We talked about a lot of topics from Monster Cereals to toy design to digital brushes to ethnic sensitivities when designing characters. I talked a bit too fast in the first ten minutes or so (newbie mistake) but if you keep listening it gets better. It was a fun conversation and everyone was super nice! They do a great show and their past episodes are definitely worth digging through. Give ’em a listen!

I’m Kickstarting a book of my cartoons

Sometime soon I’m going to be launching a Kickstarter for a book of my cartoons! The first couple of days can make or break a Kickstarter so I’m trying to build some early momentum for the launch. If you’d like to be notified on launch day, just sign up here or at http://www.sketchbooksilliness.com. (I promise to use your email address ONLY for this Kickstarter and nothing else.)

Thanks again to all of you for reading and enjoying my goofy cartoons!

Fur Real Poster for Hasbro HASCON 2017

I’ve worked on a lot of projects for Hasbro over the years. Most of it is concept art that must stay forever under lock and key but every once in a while I do something I can show to the world.

Recently Hasbro hosted their first very own convention, Hasbro HASCON 2017. In one of the booths they wanted to put up a giant activity board featuring Fur Real talking animatronic puppies. Kids who stopped by were given Post-It notes and invited to stick on their answers to various word balloon questions. I was hired to illustrate the icons inside the balloons and also the background pattern. The Hasbro design team put together the final layout.

Here’s a photo the client sent me of the Fur Real booth at the Con:

Wish I could have been there. I live halfway across the country from the event but it was a lot of fun to take part even in this small way.

My Little Pony Playset Stickers for Hasbro

Over the years I’ve worked on dozens of projects for Hasbro. Most of what I do for them is “planning and production” so the artwork stays behind the scenes and will never be seen by the general public. The toy business is competitive and Hasbro is naturally very protective of their ideas, which I respect.

Every once in a while something I do for them makes it out into the world, usually in the form of packaging or stickers. Back in 2015 I illustrated some stickers for a My Little Pony Equestria Girls Pinkie Pie playset. These stickers were applied at the factory to give extra color and detail to furniture in the room. The playset was released last year and can be purchased from Amazon.

Hasbro has given me permission to show a couple of the stickers: a cork board and a board game. On the cork board two of the small character photos were pasted in from existing art but otherwise I created it all from scratch. Also, the lower corner of the game board was intentionally left blank to make room of a plastic spinner.

Here’s a silly, energetic video I found online of someone having fun reviewing the playset. Hope it gives you a smile: