My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments
My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

What do you do when you’re feeling sad and/or bored? Google search for cute animal pictures, of course! Inspired in part by stumbling across Kristyna Baczynski’s work,  those illustrators I was swooning over a few days ago, and the long stream of graphic novels I continue to check out from our public library’s fairly decent collection, […]

Sketchbook Party Trick: Inspiring Illustrators

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments

John Hendrix Below is a list of random things I overheard or read and wrote down in large text in this red graph paper sketchbook I’ve been working in. They all feel significant to me for some reason. Most of them have drawings beside them and function as sort of captions. They probably don’t mean […]

DIY Book Binding, Vol. 1: The 4-Hole Pamphlet Stitch Mini Book

Posted on May 26, 2013 in art, books, DIY | 5 Comments
DIY Book Binding, Vol. 1: The 4-Hole Pamphlet Stitch Mini Book

I love being able to make my own books for note-taking, grocery lists, gifts, journaling and sketching. You can spend a ton of time and cash looking for an interesting journal with good quality paper, or you can make your very own at home! In this tutorial, I’ll show you a basic 4-hole pamphlet stitch […]

Oliver Jeffers, Story-teller

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 in art, books | 2 Comments

I love this whole video. And I really love the little peeks into his sketchbooks. And his compulsion to both tell and illustrate stories simultaneously. There’s something of a Wes Anderson aesthetic to all of this, but more free-seeming. I love the listing and the crossing-off-of-listing and the drawers and the labeling. [vimeo w=400&h=300] […]

Book Review: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 in art, books | One Comment

I wanted to take a minute and let y’all know about this fantastic art book called A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking put together by my friend Matt Egan and his colleagues at East Carolina University. It features over 100 full color images of contemporary artist/printmakers and is a great way to take a gander at […]

Animal Attraction: Drawings from 4,000 Animal, Bird & Fish Motifs

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in art, books, design | No Comments

I wanted to share some drawings I did back in July with y’all from a great book called 4000 Animal, Bird and Fish Motifs: A Sourcebook, by Graham Leslie McCallum. I borrowed it from my friend Rob Stephens when we were at Frogman’s workshop in the screen printing class together. I had a blast looking […]

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 in art, books, teaching | No Comments

I’m going to be teaching Life Drawing this semester at Murray State. I’m really excited about the class! These past few weeks I’ve been working on my syllabus and boning up (sorry, I can’t help myself!) on anatomy to get ready to teach. One of my favorite courses in undergrad was Life Drawing. They only […]