How To Not Miss Any ‘Sketchbook Silliness’

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During Inktober I decided to try adding a little humor to my warmup sketches, and pretty soon it became a regular thing. People seem to like it so I’ve started collecting them into a series for easier following and sharing. I originally called it “Drawing Dad Jokes” but decided I like the name “Sketchbook Silliness” a lot better. I’m still not exactly sure what I’m going to do with all these drawings (if anything), and I can’t promise they will be published on any sort of set schedule, but if they make you smile, laugh, or groan you now have several ways to follow them:

Funny Stuff Only:
If you just want to see my dopey doodles and nothing else, they now have their own website: sketchbooksilliness.com. It’s very much a work in progress but has an RSS feed if you are into that sort of thing. I’ve also given them their own Tumblr feed and a page on the webcomic site Tapastic. I’m also considering offering a subscribe-by-email service. Let me know in the comments if you think that would be worth doing. (EDIT: The email subscription is now available below in my website footer.)

Funny + Not As Funny:
If you don’t mind seeing the silly sketches mixed in with serious artwork and other updates from my studio you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as my regular Tumblr feed. And of course there’s always this here blog.

This whole thing is an experiment but I’m having a blast. Mostly I’m just grateful so many of you seem to be having fun with me.

Download My Updated PDF Portfolio

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I’ve updated my PDF portfolio to go with my shiny new website. It contains fifteen pages of illustration, character design, toy design concepts, and misc. sketches. Download a copy to keep on file, take to a meeting, or email to a client or colleague.

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Pest Control Ad

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I was recently hired by the Minneapolis Star Tribune to do some advertising artwork for a local pest control company. I’m withholding the company’s name at the client’s request until things are finalized, but they’ve given me permission to post a bit of the art on my blog. Here’s one of a few pieces of art I did for them. Hopefully more to come soon.

UPDATE: The client is Adam’s Pest Control and the client made an animated ad with the art which you can view here.

‘Messy Messages’ for Highlights Magazine

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I enjoyed illustrating a story for the November 2015 issue of Highlights magazine called “Messy Messages. It was a fun story to illustrate and I had a lot of fun creating the characters.

Highlights Magazine “Double-O”

The October 2015 issue of Highlights Magazine just showed up in my mailbox with one of my illustrations inside. The idea was to use a bunch of words with an “oo” sound in the middle. Below is my preliminary sketch and the final art. After I turned in the sketch they asked me to change the pig from a sneezing “Achoo!” to shouting “Yahoo!” so I redrew his pose. Other than that it was pretty smooth sailing, and a lot of fun to draw.

Artwork is copyright © 2015 Highlights Magazine. All rights reserved.

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