Salvation (?)

The idea for this one originated when I saw a picture of an old church with a ton of different crosses hanging on it and the word ‘Salvation’ painted above them all. It was a very desolate and weathered building in the middle of an overgrown field. It reminded me of something you’d see in…

Book Review: Coffin Dodgers

  Tom G.H. Adams manages to throw a lot into this novella, (dinosaurs, extreme sports, old love interests, psychopaths) but what really kept me reading was his ability to develop his characters. In particular, the character Eden stood out the strongest to me and the relationships that she had with the other characters and how…

Year of the Worm: Detective’s Notebook #2 – Rosie

01/31/2017 Gotta break in the case this morning, turned out a woman reported being assaulted not too far from the warehouse where the cats’ were killed. According to the report it happened a few nights before. The woman’s name was Rosie and she had a few priors, mainly prostitution and possession. A minor leaguer by…

Year of the Worm: Detective’s Notebook #1

12/30/17   Gotta call last night around 3 am about a noise complaint. Couldn’t understand why Jones called me about it. We’re  detectives, major crimes, not  flat-foots. But she insisted, so I gotta outta bed, still nursing a heady buzz thanks to a few  pints of Guinness for dinner, and got down there. The scene…

Bookworms

I had this idea for this drawing for a long time. Sometimes ideas come and go, but this one stuck around until I finally put it on paper. I did a rough sketch awhile back in my sketchbook and then it sat there for a bit over the holidays. Still, it called to me and…

Digital Popcorn: Ash vs Evil Dead (Season One)

Over the long weekends for the holidays, I was able to finally watch the entire first season of Starz’ original series Ash vs Evil Dead on dvd. I’d seen the original Evil Dead movie, along with Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, back in my college days and the movies had become a personal…

The Last New Year’s Eve

The last time I went out to celebrate New Year’s Eve was one of the worst and weirdest nights of my life. Back  then I lived in Buffalo, New York. I had graduated from Buffalo State College the prior year. I had a run down studio apartment a couple blocks from the banks of the…

A Tyranny of Ice and Cold

  Winter unfurls sheets of snow like funeral shrouds upon fields of Autumn’s faded gold while we mourn a summer grown old leaving us huddled like beggars and thieves around our fires’ fickle heat that does little to keep the frigid shadows from our doors.   Just prisoners, we are of this tyranny of ice…

How To Hurt An Artist …

Earlier this week I came across a clever cartoon over on Hyperallergic concerning the trite and backhanded comments people dole out to artists. If you’ve been involved in any type of art, be it writing, visual, music, etc, I’m sure you’ve come across people like those in the cartoon. Comments like ‘My five year old…

But what about Japanese Werewolves?

Despite taking several art history classes during college, I’d never heard nor seen any representations of horror in traditional Japanese artwork. So, I was pretty intrqiued when I came across the article Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls in Japanese Prints over on Hyperallergic.com Some fantastic stuff to check out if you’re into that kinda thing. Use…

Gaunt – Finished Drawing

  It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything with gouache. The first time I used it was when I was going to community college right after high school. I was taking a introductory painting course that focused mainly on watercolors. Midway through the semester the professor introduced gouache to us as an alternative….