Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Soiree DADA: Schmuckt Der Hallen

For the past few months, I have been lucky enough to be able to perform in a show called Soiree DADA: Schmuckt Der Hallen, here in Chicago. It has been one of the few highlights of my year.

As i will usually do with something I spend a lot of time immersed in, I drew pictures of everybody in the show. I'll be adding more as I go. I'm including them here along with comparison photos. And a sketch I ended up not using.

Here's the whole cast:

DADA Dabo, DADA Flutter, and DADA Domdeluise, Jen Ellison Erica Reid and Patrick Brennan

Photo by Fuzzy Gerdes

DADA Brova, Gabe Garza

Photo by Fuzzy Gerdes

DADA Segue and DADA Cringe, Regan Davis and Cynthia Castiglione

Photos by Fuzzy Gerdes

DADA XenigN.Rén, ME!

Photo by Fuzzy Gerdes

Dada Hoydl, Jeff Shivar

Photo by Fuzzy Gerdes

DADA Grizzle, Dave Goss

Photo by John W. Sisson

DADA Quiche, Henri Dugas IV

Photo by John W. Sisson

DADA Nip (and Dada Pip), Lori Goss (and a doll)

Photo by John W. Sisson

DADA Little Piece of String and DADA Alvi, Fuzzy Gerdes and Amanda Rountree

Photo by Erica Gerdes

Photo by Fuzzy Gerdes

DADA (g)Nimbus, Bries Vannon

DADA leaP, Mary Jo Bolduc

Photo by sarah-ji

DADA Vichyssoise, Bryan Bowden

Photo by sarah-ji

DADA TT1896, Nathan Robbel

Photo by Fuzzy Gerdes

Thursday, December 4, 2008

the Creepy Spiders of Dooooom!

hey, sorry for the non-posting. Here's a logo recently designed. My old band is getting back together to play a show, and we couldn't decide on a name, so i jokingly suggested this one, and it stuck.

If you're in Chicago on the 26th of December, come to the Double Door!

And also, friend us on Myspace, that lovely outdated networking site:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Illustration Friday - Wise

Joe Denov, the wisest man I ever knew.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

IF- Packed

I couldn't upload the image here in time for IF's deadline, so that one is on Flickr, but this is just so it's also on my blog.

Illustration Friday- Packed.

Phoebe, Bezey, Jesse.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

IF- Clique

Here's this week's Illustration Friday topic, Clique.

In this picture, we have Zoe, Carissa, Natanya, Heather Herman, and Helloise Herman, who is showing appropriate class in fending off her table of girls from the onslaught of Jesse and his beloved frog of the week, Hoppy.

On Carissa's shirt you can see a Pollywog, the star of an awesome video about Pollywogs, from Barenaked Ladies of Canada. That.. i made.

Monday, September 15, 2008

IF- Island


"uh... hi."


"I'm... fine. can I... help you?"

In plenty of time this week, here is "Island" for Illustration Friday.

I'd say my obsession with Magnum P.I. is fairly healthy. I mostly love it so much because it reminds me of my childhood, and now, of sitting drawing watching endless episodes with my family.

So here we have Jesse the Majordomo, Billy Lampwick as the beefy helicopter pilot, Scooter the dog reflecting as the lads, little Phoebe the manager of the King Kamehameha club, and Bezeus, going without his glasses, as our man in the shorts. Going without his glasses, he's operating about as blind as Magnum usually does anyway.

I've also included the original scan, for comparison.

Pencils and Ink at House of Gerdes, Scan and P-Shop work at Oink.
Photos from Flickr and This place.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

IF- Clutter

This is about 30 seconds after coming in the door, home from school.

6 year old. instant cluttermaker.

Monday, September 8, 2008


I met the amazing illustrator Kelly Light while spending time in Barenaked land this spring, and she's inspired me and taught me a lot of things through only a few months of knowing eachother. She drew the guys for a contest they had off of Snacktime, so this is my tribute to her.


Friday, September 5, 2008


My mom is a teacher, and asked me to create a sign for the wall outside her classroom door, so everyone would know the names of the teachers of that class. Instead of just having plain shirts on the kids, i opted for original designs, so i could get a little practice in on product design. I sketched the kids out on paper, and then scanned it in and inked and colored it in Photoshop. I also did all the little design stuff like the t-shirts and the lunch box and stuff all in photoshop.

Here is the final product:

and a detail piece, showing the t-shirts and lunchbox.


It's my favorite time of year, folks! STAND-UP WEEK on The Discovery Channel!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

IF- Memories

Right under the wire, here's Memories for Illustration Friday.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

IF- Routine

"Just out, momma! I'm not... I'm not little anymore!"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I don't often show the real bezeus, the one the empire is based on... but the other day he got into some mischief and I decided to document it.

Monday, August 18, 2008

IF- Detach

Illustraion Friday's theme this week is detach, and with IF, I've decided I'm just going to to go with the first image that instantly hits my brain, so I've come up with this.

Bert and Ernie were the first things I ever drew when i started at something like 3 or so, so they're generally the thing I fall back on. The thing I like best about them is that they span the entire spectrum of colors, so it's a really great balance whenever I draw them.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IF- Sail

Upon the suggestion of my friend Kelly Light, I have decided to throw my stylus into the ring over at illustration Friday.

This week's challenge is:

Normally, I'd try and come up with something absurd, or a variation on the typical meaning of the word, as is my style, but I just couldn't think of anything other than "sail".

So here it is.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Apollo 12

I went to PIF a few weeks ago, where I was witness to some of the best improv I've seen in years. From Phoenix itself and from around the country. TJ and Pete, Jokyr and Jesster, Zumpf, The Remainders, all of it was just solid.

I captured one group in a sketch. They spent their whole show trying to kill one of the people on stage, and it was all really clear how much they loved and respected eachother. Here is Apollo 12:

Greg Jarvis, Travis Barnum, Mack Duncan, Jon Jahrmarkt, Bill Binder. With Stacey Gordon riding the anvil.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

another Jenny drawing

she does like that bear alright.