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BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #51

May 1, 2011

This week’s installment is a special homage to Chester Gould’s early Dick Tracy strips, such as the two depicted below from March 28th & 29th, 1932. I love Gould’s use of silhouette, and tend to prefer the artwork from the early 1930’s, where you can tell that he’s still developing his drawing technique.

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BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #13

May 27, 2010

BELLIGERENT PIANO INTRODUCTORY PAGE

May 22, 2010

For those of you who never read the first two installments of Belligerent Piano in my comic, “Happy Hour in America”, issues #1 & 2, here’s a quick recap of the Belligerent Piano saga’s origins.

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP #6

April 7, 2010

MYTH OF JACK PRESENTS #4

April 2, 2010

MYTH OF JACK THEATRE PRESENTS #3

March 18, 2010

This week’s episode of Belligerent Piano:

MYTH OF JACK THEATRE PRESENTS #2

March 11, 2010

This week’s episode of Belligerent Piano.

MYTH OF JACK THEATRE PRESENTS

March 5, 2010

Beginning this week, a weekly serialized strip I’ve been working on will begin running in the St Louis Riverfront Times: MYTH OF JACK THEATRE PRESENTS: BELLIGERENT PIANO. You can begin following it in print (if you’re in St Louis), on the RFT’s website (http://www.riverfronttimes.com/microsites/episode-one), or on this weblog. For back story to the Belligerent Piano drama, go to the “Belligerent Piano” category of this site. I’ve always loved serialized “dailies” such as Dick Tracy, and have wanted to produce one of my own for a long time. Above is episode #1. I actually began working on the concept of serializing this story during the summer of 2008. Now it’ll actually see print, which is, for an old-fashioned guy like me, the best possible venue for a comic.

JASON HAYWOOD CD COVER

December 8, 2009

This was one of those great freelance jobs that comes along once in awhile. Jason contacted me directly, after reading Abandoned Cars, and asked if I’d be interested in illustrating and designing his new upcoming CD. Jason’s a great Canadian singer/songwriter who’s music would be considered American Roots music, I guess – by that I mean it’s very steeped in traditional country music, without any of the psuedo-country elements that seem to fall under the category of “contemporary country music”. Jason and I also share a similar interest in exploring the Great American Mythological Drama, each in our own way. The best way to describe it is to give you a sample of Jason’s songs: go to his website at http://www.jasonhaywood.com or check out his last album on Itunes or at http://www.haysalerecords.com/store/store.php

This was the first time a client specifically asked that I use a character from one of my graphic stories: In this case, the freight hopper (i.e.:Me, at the age of twenty-four) in the SPIRIT trilogy. After getting to know his music, I quickly became a fan, and the rest of the project went well enough to establish the makings of a friendship between us. I highly encourage you to check out Jason’s new album, “A Thousand Miles Since Yesterday”. It’s very solid.

BEST OF ST LOUIS, “FOOD & DRINK”

September 11, 2009

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Another in the Best of St Louis series. Here we find Cap’n Clown in a different kind of scenerio.