Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Desert Story Concept Art


Blargh, super sketchy image is super sketchy... anyway, this is an image from yet ANOTHER story that I've been working on. As of yet it does not have an official title, and I have no idea what it will turn into in the end. It could be another comic project, an illustrated novel, or something else. Time will tell I guess. I have plenty of sketches and such that I may post at a later date.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Looking Glass 500 unique views!

Looking Glass has reached 500 unique views on ComicFury! In celebration I made this image.
Man, it's been awhile since I've drawn these guys...

After "chapter 1" has been uploaded I'll be starting the next chapter right away. I have it mostly all planned out. It will read a lot more like a 1st chapter, and in a way it's the real first chapter as this current one was a prototype.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Geode Corner Fan Art


The two main characters from the comic Geode Corner by my good friend Trallt, Amber and Silas.
It's a cute shojo comic about a girl who's saved by a homeless man who turns out to not be so homeless, and more of a con-artist.
It's a lot of fun and very unique. Unique shojos's seem to be in short supply these days so you should definitely go check it out HERE! She's a comicfury compatriot too!

Her Deviantart is located HERE!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Comic Art Comissions Dot Com

I just registered here! Tell all your friends!


No, seriously... tell them... all of them... do it now!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Key Fan Art

Just discovered a new webcomic called Key recently. Read all 150 some odd pages in a day and it's still going. It was fun :) and I like the characters too!
So I decided to do a fan art for it! I like all of the 4 main characters, but I think that Jerlorn and Ki are pretty cute, put them together and it's extra cute.
Ki likes warm clothes, and Jerlorn hates sweets. I imagine that they both just came in from the cold and Ki made them hot chocolate... not knowing that Jerlorn hates it. Haha... ah... he's too polite to say otherwise though...
Check out the Key site below!

In other news, this took way longer than I thought it would! I can't even remember the last time I put so much time into something that wasn't a comic page. I gotta do this more often!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Looking Glass Comic site!

ah, I bet you guys thought that I had forgotten about this place, huh? I've been working for the most part on Transpose Operator so I haven't been doing much with Meggido... also... in regards to that... I'm doing an anthology with a bunch of friends(contact us if you want in :D), I'm not using Meggido, but a short story that I came up with 2 years ago and had been meaning to do. It's gonna be 2 chapters long as well. Anyway, I'll talk more about that story at a later date, but why I'm mentioning it is because as soon as that story is done I will officially begin work on Meggido. It's been a long time since I came up with it, but now I have an inescapable deadline that I'm holding myself to. It will be wonderful to finally start on it, but it's a humongous story... so it's going to be a daunting task to undertake, I hope that you'll all follow along with me when I start it. There will be changes from things that I've talked about previously on this blog regarding the story and characters, but I'm sure no one remembers any of that stuff anyway, right?

So yeah, now back to the topic at hand(i.e. the title of this post...), I'm going to be posting Looking Glass on ComicFury, along with Transpose Operator. Updates will be Wednesday and Sunday. Once I get done with chapter 1, chapter 2 might take awhile to get started, for that I apologize in advance, but I guarantee it will be much better than chapter 1.
So without further ado, click the image below to check out Looking Glass at it's new ComicFury home.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Next Adventure fan comic

Been meaning to do this for a long time :) I love Francesca's comic The Next Adventure, if you haven't read it yet go do it now!
This image ended up taking more time than I thought it would, I'm so glad that Transpose Operator isn't in color... I don't understand how she does it.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Help me decide

Since a lot of people forget about the Transpose Operator blog, I'm posting this question here too. I'm stuck between 2 different images to use to celebrate 200 hits on the Transpose Operator Comic Fury website help me decide between the two options!

Come have a look and place your vote!

Friday, July 31, 2009

100th post!

I figured it would be more dramatic, but it's not even an art post but an info post. Kinda lame I know... but there's big news involved... kinda...

Transpose Operator now has it's own comic site. For now the blog is still the main base of operations, but to read actual content this site will be much easier and looks pretty nice actually.


This comic hosting site has a built in blog for each web-comic that you post. So depending on how well I end up doing there I may remove the current blog in favor of the one combined with the site. We'll just have to see.

Also, my brother has started a webcomic, you should check it out :)
It's basically about him and his friends. Never thought I'd see the day when he'd have a tablet.
As usual it will have a permanent spot in the links list.

Monday, July 27, 2009


New page on Transpose Operator. I am going to be posting weekly updates on Mondays and Fridays (for realz this time guys...), so check for new comic pages. Gotta start working on a website... I keep saying that but... I NEED to get it done, preferably sooner rather than later.

Also I've been going through Meggido and have been cutting and simplifying things greatly. I still need to finalize a few big decisions and re-write the outline before I can be sure of the storyline now. Not committing to anything at this point though.
Will let you know for sure when I orginize the anthology info and send out an email to all interested parties. Been late on getting this done for various reasons that I won't get into now, but there will be a formal announcement when the time is right.

So here's a poll question for anyone reading:
Should the Anthology have a seperate blog?


I know that having to post your work in two seperate places can be confusing and possibly too much work. I don't want to cause a headache on this. I'll be using the Meggido story for my submission, so I could just post all updates here? But even if I put up links to other's pages and such will people actually check(Not a whole lot of traffic here afterall...)? I just don't know, so you guys let me know what you think. Hopefully I can have a descision on it made in time for the info email.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The closing of the Formal Art Blog

So there was no reason to have the "Formal Art Blog", pretty sure no one knows of it's exsistance, that and I don't update very often. The original idea was to have an online portfolio of sorts... but let's face it... blogspot is not the place to do that... something like that is much better suited to a website.
But in order to preserve the few posts I did have. I'll be copy-pasting them here so those that didn't see them will have a chance to look, and I can keep them for my records.
They go from earliest to latest--->

Portrait of someone you hate

For digital illustration we were given the assignment of creating a portrait of someone that we hate. While honestly I don't really dislike anyone enough to hate them, I'm not too fond of Paris Hilton, so that was who I chose.
Both were done in illustrator.


Historical Fiction 6 Pages

I had thought up quite a large story for a what was supposed to be a simple project so I just did a six page excerpt from it.
To kind of lead you into what the story is about so you're not completely confused: it's set in a fictional 1930's America where Vampire's are basically living "with" humans. Different clans an factions exist among the vampires, but the leading human organizations aren't governmental based like you would expect, instead the different Gangster families are leading in terms of power.
The main character Hayden was saved by an elderly vampire when he was young and lived with him until the old man died, but his death was not a natural one. The one responsible for the old Vampire's death is a very powerful vampire by the name of Georgiano. Hayden leaves on a journey to take down Georgiano and finds friends along the way, gradually building a team that will take down Georgiano once they find him. At this point in the story, only Glenn and Charlotte have been gathered, each for their own reasons, but they all share the common goal of wanting to destroy Georgiano.

Pen and Ink, no photoshop.






Self Portrait

Comic style self portrait. Done for a school wide self portrait project.
Ink and ink wash.



Photo Project Submission.


"Place" Cover Image


This is an image from the cover of a mini-comic that I made. It's strictly pencil and ink. I had been meaning to post it here for quite some time but thought that I had lost the image. Luckly I found it so that I could put it up here.

Lady Bug

Done in Adobe Illustrator

Quiet invasion


Made in Adobe Illustrator

He's on a mission.


And that's the end! Hope you enjoyed looking at some different stuff that you may have passed by.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

And we're back!

You may or may not of noticed that I've neglected this blog the past month or so *nervous laughter* Well I could make excuses and such but really, it was a kind of post-graduation slump... I'm not entirely out of it yet, but I think that if I keep working on things it will get better with time. Or at least I hope so.

Here's some sketches that I've been meaning to post.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


No, not by me! My wonderfully talented friend Asuka from Japan has done an awesome fan art for Looking Glass!

T-T had to shrink the image! One of these days I'll learn how to manipulate the blogger templates in HTML so I can post larger images!

Check Asuka's website HERE! It's also in the links list if you ever want to reefer to it later :)

Also, Since the first chapter takes place in the past (kinda) If/when I do the second Chapter Liam will have his pinz-nez and his old hair style. So yeah, there's that.

Monday, June 1, 2009

BURST! Preview!

I have uploaded the first 15 pages of my BURST! submission for all to see! and hopefully it will motivate you to buy the book *elbow elbow*

Click the cover to read!

Let me know if you have any issues reading it!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Senior Show

So I graduated at last. Yes, I finally did it. MCAD grads have their own Senior shows, so I thought I'd share some photo's of mine. They're pretty crappy and don't even get the whole set up, but just to give you an idea of what it was like:

I got stuck with the 3rd floor... My wall was slanted, with a window and a pillar... but I made the most of it. I used the table to close off the unusable area and nailed a hook for a trench coat to the pillar to make it look less obtrusive.

and the actual work! It was accompanied by a book too so that you could read 15 pages of story. I just hung 8 on the wall due to space constraints.

All in all, MCAD was worth it... although students loans are a little more that I had previously thought... eheh... heh... ugh....
Anyway, I made lots of wonderful friends, met awesome teachers, and turned out a lot of work(even if I wasn't happy with even 50%) I came so far distance wise as well, it was strange living away from my family at first, but eventually Minneapolis became a second home.

I'll be posting the first 15 pages for you guys to read soon. I was just going to do the first 8, but you should be able to read all that I was offering for my Senior show, it just seems fair after all. Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Header Replacement

giving the blog a slight face lift with the inclusion of a new header.
Old one is below.


gonna try and find a custom blogger layout since the templates that they give you suck... or not so much suck as there's just too little to choose from.

Monday, May 4, 2009



Did this awhile(ages) ago, but it felt apropriate to post since this is basically how I feel about my school work and life right now. But since I'm graduating I suppose that's how it's meant to be...

I'll be able to post the mascot stuff soon(maybe this week even *gasp*), and the first 8 pages or so of Looking Glass, the other 22 will be in the anthology, sorry about that...

Saturday, April 18, 2009



Rough sketch with some colors slapped on, would have drawn the rest of the gun but my sketch book is too small.

.... back to work!

Also I'm doing the mascot for an online store, I'm going to ask if I can post process and finished work etc. to show you all.
Also I have not been checking peoples blogs lately '~' after school is done you guys are going to get a flood of backlogged comments from me, just giving you a heads up :)

okay... back to work for real now...!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

BURST! Anthology and Looking Glass Cover

I have recently been invited to join the Comic Anthology BURST! for it's first issue and if all goes well, subsequent issues. This will be my first legitimate contribution to the comic world so I'm super excited. Marc who's in charge is also very nice and is very flexible which has helped more than he knows I'm sure :) anyway, you can visit the BURST! blog here and check out the other people who are involved with it.
I'm going to be submitting the first chapter of Looking Glass, which is my senior project so it won't be going up online like I had previously promised. I may be able to swing the first few pages though depending on what Marc says. I can post the illustrations and such as he only wants b&w for the book... unless I'm wrong about that too '~'

Anyway, here's the cover page, it took way too long for no reason...

as you can see, Alice's hair color has changed from the last time you saw her. It's a marked improvement in my opinion and honestly was the color I wanted to make her hair from the beginning. I have no idea what possessed me to make her hair pink earlier...

Anyway, Alice and Liam are all set to solve some crimes! You guys will be able to buy the story of their first meeting in delicious print this year :) Chapter two will introduce the third main character, Felix Reed, and FBI agent. I'll do a proper post later introducing the story and characters for the world of Looking Glass.

I'm going to start working on a Web Site once I'm done with the first chapter also, so it'll be easier to navigate things, but since I know jack about html it will take some time... I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tiff's Blog!

My good friend Tiff now has a blogspot site. She's an awesome illustrator who does some really cute stuff :) look forward to all the great stuff from her senior project and more!


Her link has been added to the list so you can check her stuff from there in the future!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bubbles for no reason

Just something I did in class while hearing the horrors of my future financing *shudder* student loans scare me...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

At the Beach

They'll still argue even if the object of their affection is in a bikini and they're all on vacation. Lol, I just love Darcy and Alec :D

I don't think it looks right though =_=' I wish I was better at realistic looking coloring... ah well... practice right? Also does Adele's ass look too small or am I just going crazy from staring at this picture for too long? *sigh* I haven't done a Meggido picture in forever though so I'm glad I've done something for it....


...should probably be doing senior project instead though... eheh... heh... yeah...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meggido News and Information blog has been REMOVED

Okay, so I actually just went and deleted the Meggido News and Information blog. For anyone that linked to it, please take the link down as it leads to nowhere. I realized I just didn't need it so it's gone now. there was only like one substantial post anyway so I know it won't be missed.

Character Profiles

Below is a post from the Meggido News blog. I'm thinking about taking that blog down since it complicates things and I should just get a website for this kind of stuff(Or pay someone to make one for me...). So without further ado:



Since I realized this was long overdue and I wanted anyone who stumbled on my blog to know about my characters and the story that this blog focus's is on.
(At the moment the profile pics are just clips from from previous illustrations, but I will be making some specific ones to use later)


PhotobucketADELE TANNER: The main character of the story, Adele is 19 years old and a very serious person. She's quick to come up with a plan and has confidence in herself and her abilities. Right now she's employed in the Nephris Military, hiding her identity as the next crown princess of Nephris, she was adopted into the family. She's been given the terrible nickname of "Iron Maiden" by her colleagues for her attitude and excellent marksmanship skills. A tragedy befalls her family on the night of an important conference meeting with international officials, causing her to have to flee her country branded as a traitor. Before she leaves she saves Lillia who accompanies her. But because of her involvement with Lillia, the mysterious Veritas Organization is after the two of them. She not only has to avoid her own country's grasp, but Veritas as well.
PhotobucketLILLIA: About 10 years old, she is a mute girl who has the mysterious power to produce any weapon out of thin air. She was found under the Nephris castle in a strange glass chamber filled with transparent liquid. Adele saves her and the two of them escape from Nephris city. She seems to be able to write as that was how she communicated her name to Adele. Lillia is curious of the world around her and often times wanders off when she finds something interesting, seeming to have no motivation beyond that, she follows Adele around. She does not need to eat food either, mysteriously enough.
PhotobucketCLAUS HOBBES: A 24 year old doctor working for the Nephris military, he's been there for a little over 4 years. He and Adele are best friends, and he is the only person besides her family that knows her identity(Although this may change in the final version). Claus is cautious and often times gets caught up in the flow of things, but he knows when something has to be done and goes for it when necessary. He has exceptional skills as a surgeon as he comes from a family rooted in the hospital business. He helps Adele escape but she refuses to let him follow, so Claus decides to use his time to try and find out what's going on behind the scenes in Nephris city before heading out on his own.
PhotobucketALEC CALE: 23 years old and a prominent agent of the Veritas Organization. He has been designated with the task of capturing Lillia. A sarcastic, loud mouthed playboy, he's exceedingly confident due to his superhuman abilities in strength, agility, coordination, and basically everything else; the only draw back is that he has to take pills regularly or suffer the concequenses. Alec attends the conference under the guise of an international ambassador as a pre-text for getting into the Nephris castle so that he can capture Lillia... but things don't go as planned and the explosion he sets off ends up getting Adele involved. As a result he has to pursue Adele and Lillia. He follows his orders but seems to have another hidden agenda.
PhotobucketDARCY: 22 years old, and a Sky Pirate currently serving as the gunner on the airship Alto under the command of Horace Forsyth. Darcy is a relatively mellow guy, but when he doesn't like something it shows. Although he's the gunner on the ships he's sort of a Jack of all trades like the other 3 crew members. Due to the small crew size he needs to be good at a lot of things... including getting used to having no money and a crazy captain. Darcy is one of the first people to believe that Adele is innocent, alongside Horace. Darcy joined the crew mysteriously a few years ago and only goes by a single name that seems to be an alias. He never talks about his past, and seems to be hiding something.


PhotobucketMaya: She looks to be around 18 years old and is the leader of the Veritas Organization. Not much is known about her, but one thing is certain, her strength is absolute. She has a large number of people working under her, and despite the way she looks, it would be a bad idea to underestimate her. Maya seems a little off her rocker most of the time, but even so she is very smart. She keeps Xavier close to her but she doesn't seem to care for him as much as he does her. Her true intentions and plans seem uncertain at this point, one thing is for sure though, her organization can effect things on a global scale.

PhotobucketXavier: Maya's right hand man and lover, he appears to be the same age as her. If Maya's mental state is off kilter, then you could say that Xavier is off the deep end, he seems to enjoy hurting others and fighting in general, but despite that he loves Maya very much. He has a severe dislike of Alec due to the fact that Maya seems to rely on him for jobs. Xavier is also strangely powerful and underestimating him would not be wise either.

PhotobucketEzekiel Raleigh: 20 years old and part of the Royal family and a prominent member of the Euthyphro Department. His father wanted him to take over the department entirely, but he refused because he didn’t want to be behind a desk delegating, and instead wanted to be directly involved with protecting the city. He’s a typical nice guy and has always supported Adele, in fact he goes out of his way to protect her from the social hardships of her position. He’s the type who stands up for what he believes in. He is Adele's foster brother and in the beginning helps Claus find out about what is happening in Nephris before taking over completely.

PhotobucketAlexander Raleigh: 29 and Adele and Ezekiel's brother, Alexander is a prominent member of the senate and also very involved in the scientific research department. He was part of the team who recovered Lillia and knows of her potential, when she is freed he sends people to pursue her and Adele. An overly confident man who is an expert at public speaking and keeping his composure. He’s good at analyzing people and in turn, good at manipulating them. He does love his wife though, despite whatever awful things he may do.

PhotobucketJulius Raleigh: Age: 54, M. Ruler of Nephris. He makes sure that his country stays neutral so as not to be mixed international disputes which could lead to war, they were lucky to avoid the last one 8 years ago this way. His wife died right after Ezekiel was born, so with no other female heir, he adopted Adele. He’s not a very talkative man outside of social occasions, but knows how to delegate and run a country. He is quite popular among his people, but those in the senate are growing restless of his leadership.

PhotobucketMelena Forsyth: A 30 year old woman who's quite sarcastic and has a no-nonsense sort of attitude, and heaven help you if you make her mad. She loves her husband very much and it was her that ended up turning him into a Sky pirate. The two of them worked on her fathers Pirate ship the Alto, he gave the ship to Horace once he got a better one. She traveled the world with her father as a Sky pirate and eventually met Horace in Rhein when there for long haul repairs. She is the Alto's navigator and basically makes sure that everything gets done.

PhotobucketHorace Forsyth: The 29 year old Captain of the Alto Airship, he and his wife are Sky pirates. An upbeat and jovial man, he was quite the influence on Darcy when he first joined their crew and acts like a little kid often. He likes to make jokes and talks rather loudly. He thinks of Galilee like a child and scolds her when she needs it, but most of the time he's the one being told off by her. He is originally from Enstilias, but moved to Rhein when he was 15, he met his wife 3 years later. He has a terrible sense of direction which often causes him to get lost.

PhotobucketGalilee Mirim: The 21 year old Mechanic on the Alto. Galilee is a very confidant and spirited woman who hopes to marry a rich guy some day. She's not afraid to get dirty while working on the ship and loves machines, she cleans up very nice however. She's normally always yelling at Horace because he's doing something crazy or because of how broke they are all the time. She takes it upon herself to change Adele's look so that no one can recognize her. She's pretty fashion conscious.

Photobucket(Old picture is old...)Quincy: 35 years old, his wife and son were killed by a certain man 10 years ago. Quincy used to be a solider in the Enstiltas army but after his family was murdered he became a bounty hunter to find that particular man. He lost his eye in the war. Quincy is not a very talkative man, but knows how to handle people and is a very good leader who works well under pressure.

Photobucket(Ancient picture is ancient...)Pen: An 11 year old boy, he seems quite similar to Lillia. Very quiet spoken, he usually has a small smile across his face, you can never tell what he’s thinking. He was in a lab in Enstiltas before Maya saved him. Ever since then he has been by her side. He can communicate with Lillia through his mind, if he has other powers they are unknown.


And that concludes the re-posting. I added 2 extra characters and now everyone has an image by their name. Sorry that some of them aren't colored... really, Dean and Allia should be on here too... but for some reason I can't find the scans :<

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Possible Cover


Cover design from a couple months back. I was thinking about doing a different character for each cover in a single color as an overall theme. Not quite sure what I think about that now but I'm still kinda toying with it. What do you guys think? Too plain?

Friday, March 13, 2009

More sketches


Luka's also in the middle there :) this sketch is from awhile ago though...

Was working on some T-shirt designs that I wanted to make for Senior Show when I was planning on it being Meggido and not Looking Glass. May make these some day though.