Film Poster Designs: Pan’s Labyrinth

I decided to tackle new designs for one of my favorite films, El Laberinto del Fauno, or Pan’s Labyrinth. I’d previously created ink works of some of the creatures (namely this one), and I thought I’d give a shot to some movie poster designs. Note, these aren’t official by any means, they are just my […]

New Movie Poster: Something Wicked This Way Comes

I’ve had this idea stuck in my head for quite awhile, to do a movie poster design for the film Something Wicked This Way Comes. I’ve always thought that Jonathan Pryce’s villain Mr. Dark was fantastic, and I loved the way he said what he did in the film. He was a great match for […]

New Movie Poster: The Elephant Man

I’m not sure how many people even remember the film The Elephant Man. It was made in the early 80’s, and for me had a great quality to it. Director David Lynch certainly was a lot of that, especially with his early, unique style. But it’s an actor’s film too, especially with the main part […]

New imprint illustration and design: Douglas Western

I’ve been doing hardcover imprints for Thunderstorm Books for awhile now, and it’s something that I always enjoy. This time, I needed to come up with an image that was of a gunfighter, with a little bit of a sinister twist. Now, many of you probably don’t know that I do love westerns. So the chance to […]

New Movie Poster Art: Time Bandits

I’ve been a fan of time bandits since it came out (yes, I’m that old), so I decided to do a movie poster(ish) design for it. As with the other movie posters I’ve done, this is just for enjoyment, they are unofficial. But they do give me a  good opportunity to stretch my artistic muscles, […]

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New Cover Art: Murdered by Human Wolves

I recently had the opportunity to do a new cover for Steven E. Wedel’s book Murdered By Human Wolves, a book that I’d heard about originally a number of years ago. Especially because my friend Kirk Alberts, who is an incredible artist, did many of Steve’s covers in the past. To do the art for […]

New Movie Poster Art: In The Mouth of Madness

After the Twilight Zone movie poster went well, and I found a little free time after finishing the Delphine Dodd cover, I decided to try another movie poster design. Just like the Twilight Zone poster idea, this one is digital vector art. It’s based on a John Carpenter film called In The Mouth of Madness, […]

New Cover Art and Design: Delphine Dodd

For a couple of months this past summer, I was the focus of a Kickstarter campaign. Author S.P. Miskowski really wanted to have me work on the covers for three of her books, since she had used my piece Knock Knock for her previous cover. Her publisher, Kate Jonez of Omnium Gatherum, agreed, and they […]

New Cover Art: Scratch Redux

A little while ago, author Brian Keene asked if I could do the cover for his ebook release of Scratch. I created the art for the previously released limited edition book from Cemetery Dance a few years back, and he wanted me to adapt one of the interior illustrations I had done for that set […]

New Movie Poster Art: Time Enough At Last

For quite some time, I’ve had the idea of doing some movie posters. I’ve considered doing them in different media, from ink to digital, but in the end I decided to create something digitally with vectors. The foil stamp imprints that I do for hardcover books are done using vectors, so I decided that would […]

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New Hardcover Foil Imprint Designs: Maelstrom Set 3

I just received the new Maelstrom Set III from Thunderstorm Books, and as usual with Thunderstorm they are exceptionally crafted. I’m lucky enough to have created the foil stamp designs for the hardcover, and hopefully they go well with the gorgeous dustjacket art that David Ho created. As with the foil stamp designs I did […]

New cover art & design: Fleshbags

I’ve been busy for some time now, and I haven’t been able to post the newest ebook cover that I created a couple of months back. I thought it was time to show it off, so here it is. For those that follow this blog (both of you), a few months back I was in […]

Foil Design: Multiplex Fandango

A good friend of mine, Weston Ochse,  just released a fantastic collection of stories, called Multiplex Fandango. Published by Dark Regions Press, Multiplex Fandango is filled with great stories, and I highly recommend picking one up as soon as you possibly can. Go here to do so. Now, you might be asking, why am I […]

Fun with Typography

In starting up my new online stores, I decided that it might not be a bad idea to have a few items that weren’t as much about my art as much as just “cool”. Being that, without a day job, I don’t get to play with graphic design as much anymore, I thought it would […]

Designing Foil Stamps for Covers: Maelstrom Set #2

Previously on my site here (well, here), I talked about foil stamp designs. I posted examples of designs from one of the books by Brian Keene, A Gathering of Crows. Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to create the foil stamp designs for the second Maelstrom set of books from Thunderstorm Books as well. […]

The game is afoot: Ebook cover art and design

Recently, I’ve had a couple of commissions to do ebook covers. Which is great, because I really am a starving artist (unemployed and all), so commissions help me survive. But that’s only part of why we’re here, the other side of it (and the point of this article) is designing for ebook covers. Now, at […]

Using the iPad as a portfolio

Something that comes up from time to time is the need, as an artist and a designer, to have a portfolio to show someone in person. That could be at a convention, or a job interview, various places where having a portable way to show your work would come in handy. For many years, I’ve […]

Of Soccer and T-Shirts, and Steel

As a designer (not just an artist!), I run into all sorts of different projects. Everything from very simple designs up to extremely complex ones. Sometimes it’s web design, and other times it’s graphic design. Sometimes, when I’m lucky, it’s graphic art and illustration. A few years ago, my freelance client asked me to design […]

Crowds and animation

For my current day job, I’ve been tasked (since 2005, when I started) with creating animations for our big conference/workshop. The animations played, with video, in front of the major sessions at the workshops, for between 700 and 1200 people at a time. They needed to accomplish several things from the design perspective. First, they […]