Thursday, February 28, 2008

Why is this Balloony so happy?

... because "The Boston Balloonies" is still up on the Hot New Releases in Books list, and it's thanks to you. The viewer.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Snow Day Polar Bear

What better way to enjoy a rare, work-less snow day, right? I liked the sketchy quality of the first image, but decided to clean him up a bit.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Silly Samurai. You can't fly.

But he sure is trying. You have to respect that. Here's the other character I sketched up for John and his team, as well as his 3-d self.

Ninja wants a hug.

psst ... don't give him one. They tend to have various sharp items stowed away in dark places.

Here's a character design I did for my buddy John Vielee, an animation student at NYU. My sketches are currently being modeled into the 3-d characters by his peer, Koichi Nakai, and John will ultimately animate them. Check out John's blog documenting his thesis.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Book 2 moving along ...

To my surprise, our second book will be released much earlier than anticipated. When, you say? What's the title, you ask? Where can I see it, you beg, wiping tears of joy from your eyes? All will be revealed.


That was needlessly dramatic.

"Stay tuned."

That's better.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mmmm ...

Here's some character art from a packaging job a did a few months ago for Agripet. What is it? Why, it's Nutrition in every nibble. Turns out pets love plants. Give them what they crave – sweet, nutritious oat grass. Or in the case of the random pairing of images I've assembled above, give your iguana some catnip. (Don't really give your iguana some catnip.)

Anyway, finally saw the packaging pop up in a local food market so it's fresh on my brain.

Like a freshly mowed lawn. That we can ... eat.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Boston Balloonies - Coming Soon

Ed Shankman, a long-time friend and colleague, has penned a small masterpiece in The Boston Balloonies, a story I'm proud to call my first illustrative venture into the world of children's books. Published by the fine folks over at Commonwealth Editions, Balloonies should be hitting stands in March and April.

Keep coming back here to check out all the places, both internet-ish and real world-y, that these crazy little guys pop up.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Hi and welcome to my blog. Excited? You should be. Why? Well now, the posts to come will determine that, won't they?

Won't they.