Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nutty Nutcracker

Be sure to download this paper window display on Chronicle's Nutty Nutcracker page. It makes a fun holiday project for mailing! Look for the pdf download from here:,book-info/store,books/products_id,8237/

Friday, December 04, 2009

Dr Jones' Wild Ride

This is a piece for the online auction for charity-- Hey You Guys! Check it out, bid, and if you're in the LA area, attend the Ghostbusters screening at the Rialto in South Pasadena this coming Saturday, Dec. 5!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Whenever I see your smiling face...

The first draft of this image had the wooden cuckoo sweetly in love with the moon on a neighboring clock's dial. In his downtime, and there must be plenty of it, he lyrically wrote love poems. But if he's truly cuckoo, and with a vast knowledge ticking devices' interiors, building bombs seemed so much more interesting. I may change it yet again.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Drosselmeyer exploration

A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas will be released soon, so I thought I'd show a couple of character sketches prepared for this version's equivalent to the kindly, grandfatherly Drosselmeyer. I *might* have been thinking of Wallace Shawn with that fellow in the upper left.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Castaway Cutout

Chronicle Books is offering a free download of some paper cutouts I painted to help promote the pop up book, The Castaway Pirates. Check it out:,book-info/store,books/products_id,7151/title,The-Castaway-Pirates/

(copy and paste url...blogger takes issues with my links)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009