Archive for March, 2012

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #85

March 27, 2012

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RECENT ILLUSTRATION: SEATTLE WEEKLY COVER

March 14, 2012

GRAPHIC NOVEL CLASS

March 14, 2012

Although this is a Wash U course, it will be available to non-Wash U students, as well. All pertinent information is noted in the poster.

“SMOKE SIGNAL” FRONT & BACK COVERS: TEMPTATIONS DIORAMA

March 12, 2012

Here are the completed covers for the upcoming issue of the comics anthology, SMOKE SIGNAL. It displays some of the various pieces of the ongoing TEMPTATIONS diorama I’ve been working on for about the past year. The intention behind the design was to give the impression of the box of a model, circa 1960’s/70’s.

front cover

back cover

SMOKE SIGNAL: CONTINUING INSTALLMENTS OF THE BELLIGERENT PIANO SERIAL

March 12, 2012

This issue of SMOKE SIGNAL will include a six-page extended installment of BELLIGERENT PIANO, as well as the cover. Below are a couple of the pages.

page 1

page 3

page 5

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #84

March 12, 2012

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #83

March 12, 2012

BELIEVER MAGAZINE: A ROUGH HISTORY OF HOW THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MILITARY-ISSUED WLA “LIBERATOR” CHANGED AMERICAN CULTURE

March 12, 2012

Below are a few of the rough sketches I’ve recently completed regarding the “invention” of the stroker engine, as discovered by Gil Armas and C.B. Clausen, both members of the BOOZEFIGHTERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB. This comic depiction of the story is taken from Gil’s own account, as transcribed by Bill Hayes and Jim Quattlebaum in their book, “The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club”. I’ve been in touch with Mr. Quattlebaum, who is the official historian for the Boozefighters; Jim Fricke, curator at the Harley-Davidson museum; and Bill Rodencal, mechanic extrordinaire at the Harley-Davidson museum. All of them have been extremely helpful in my pursuit of both historical and mechanical accuracy. But it was probably Jim Wagner at Doc’s Harley-Davidson in St. Louis who has been the most helpful in terms of translating Gil’s text into a visual mechanical breakdown of how the stroker engine was “invented”. I keep using quotation marks around “invent” because it is disputed that Gil and C.B. actually discovered the first strokerengine. Their are stories of others who developed it similarly, either simultaneously, or even (as one account suggests) as early as the late 1930’s. There is no question, however, that Gil and C.B. developed their engine without any prior knowledge of prototypes. Nevertheless, it’s been quite an adventure tracking this material down, has brought me into contact with several interesting people, and has ultimately led me to the purchase of my first Harley-Davidson: A 2005 Sportster 883.

Don’t be fooled: These “refined” preliminary concept sketches for the stroker engine portion of the overall schema took a hell of a lot of work to get accurate.

Ultimately, the entire schema will be included in FOLKTALES.

RECENT ILLUSTRATION: THE NATION

March 12, 2012