Sunday, February 24, 2013


I recently paid homage to Roy Lichtenstein by doing a parody of his famous painting Kiss V. “Bride of Lichtenstein” involved swapping in the faces of Frankenstein and his ill-fated bride to be. Really it became more of a hybrid of the original images and the new likenesses; I wanted to hold on to the woman's blond hair yet incorporate the white streak, bandaged hand and possessed wide eyes. I also set the cartoon in larger Ben-Day dots than the original piece as I wanted to make the effect more obvious. Below is the result.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tra La La

Above are some of the exploratory sketches I did on my latest cartoon installment. I videoed my wife skipping and observed a lot of reference on the subject to get the physics right in the final version. I really wanted Sigmund to give off the feel of child-like joyous abandon.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Well, it's way overdue: I'm starting to take the Peck out of mothballs. If you're not familiar with my whimsical comic creation, surf over to and click on the “Read the Novel” link on the right to view Issue #1. Essentially he is a quirky one-armed superhero who's trying to clean up Dodge. Anyway, it's been a while since I've done any sketches on him. I need to shake out the cobwebs and redevelop the muscle memory. I want to tackle Issue #2 by this summer and I need to be in full Peck-mode so I can hit the ground running come June.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Natives Are Restless

Here are some of the preliminary studies for this week's cartoon. I do these on post-its or in my small moleskin notebook and then composite them in P-shop. This is particularly useful in layering elements that overlap in space.