Thursday, June 30, 2011

Leopard Sketch
Here's an example of a pen and ink sketch I did of a leopard as an example during one of my animal drawing classes for kids. I've always loved drawing animals and particularly big African cats. Of course I also like drawing black cats in graphic novels ; )

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Kids Classes at Art Central
This July I'll be heading to my home state of Missouri to teach a series of three day classes for kids at Art Central in Carthage, MO. Monday, July 18th will be Create Your Own Comic or Manga (Japanese style comics) Character! Tuesday the 19th will be Drawing Animals and Fantastic Creatures! Wednesday the 19th will be Going Graphic: Comics and Manga! On that day we will be telling fantastic stories like the pros with our created characters in comic format and learning fundamental drawing techniques along the way. Classes will run from 9am to 3pm each day. It's going to be a fun and informative three days so if your kids enjoy drawing and you are near Carthage, MO sign up and let's draw this summer!

The drawings of the chameleon (top right) and the bird (bottom middle) are students' works.

Art Central is located at 1110 East 13th Street, Carthage, MO 64836. For more information contact Sally Armstrong at (417)358-4404.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Research for Upcoming Graphic Novel
This upcoming documentary graphic novel entitled What Follows is True: Crescent - The Baker Years chronicles the years 1938 and 1939 of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR. A man, Norman Baker, claiming to have the cure to cancer converted the hotel into a cancer clinic.

What took place during those two years is unbelievable.

I've been researching this book for the last five years. My wife and I recently traveled to Baker's hometown of Muscatine, IA, to conduct more research. I've conducted interviews with local historians and librarians and scoured numerous special collections and databases. The information found has shed light on this highly controversial figure and taken this true story to dark places I never even anticipated.

These images are of drawings and page layouts for this book as well as research conducted at the Musser Library and Muscatine Arts Center in Muscatine, IA. I've conducted an exhaustive amount of research and we'd like to thanks to Sheila Chaudoin, Fred Kopp, Virginia Cooper and all the fine folks at the Musser Library, the Muscatine Art Center, and Greenwood Cemetery for their help.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Create Your Own Art Books
Join us this summer. I'll be teaching a Create Your Own Art Books class at NWACCC (Nadine Baum Studios) from July 11-14 from 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 12+. Students will blend collage and text to create their own striking and colorful art journal. They will learn about layering and working with various media and type as a graphic element. For more information please contact Susan Hutchcroft at 479-927-2491.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Comics And Manga Classes For Kids!
This summer I'll be teaching kids Comics and Manga classes at NorthWest Arkansas Community Creative Center (Nadine Baum Studios) and ACO.

ACO Comics and Manga Class For Kids!
Ages 10-18
July 5-8
9:00 am - 11:30 am
For more information call (479)751-5579
or visit them on the web at

NWACCC Comics and Manga Class For Kids!
Ages 12+
July 25-29
9:00 am - 11:30 am
For more information call (479)927-2491
or visit them on the web at

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Exhibition At Revolver Gallery
Here is an interesting panorama from my recent exhibit showing now at the Revolver Gallery. The exhibit will up thru June at the Underground. The gallery is open to the public Wed-Fri 12pm to 7pm and Sat 10am to 5pm. For more information contact them at (479)387-1534 or check them out on the web at

Revolver Gallery Exhibition at Underground
Just like to thank everyone that made it out for the opening reception at the Underground's Revolver Gallery. It was great seeing everyone and I really appreciate the great turn out! This exhibit will run thru June 2011.

Special thanks to Megan Chapman, William Flanagan, Jan Gosnell, Don House, Jon Peven, Martha Molina, Hank Kaminsky and all the fine folks at the Fayetteville Underground.

For more information please call (479)521-9300 or visit them on the web at

Friday, June 3, 2011

KUAF Interview
Check out the KUAF (National Public Radio) interview for the June exhibit at The Underground by artists Sharon Killian, William Killian, Hank Kaminsky, and myself. The above image is entitled Ceres and is among the works from my June exhibit at the Underground.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Underground Exhibit and Book Signing
Just a reminder that I'll be exhibiting work at the Underground thru June along with William M. Flanagan, Sharon Killian, and Hank Kaminsky. We hope you can join us for the reception is this evening from 5-8 pm. For more information please call (479)521-9300 or check them out on the web at

Also don't miss the book signing on the downtown Bentonville square. I'll be signing copies of my graphic novel DomestiCATed: Paths Once Crossed and working in conjunction with Nightbird Books.