Green Eggs For St. Jude!!!

Hey all you GEAH fans!


I wanted to let you know that this original watercolor and colored pencil piece is currently available as part of an online auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital sponsored by the National Cartoonists Society.
I was a member of the story crew for the upcoming season two of Green Eggs and Ham that airs on Netflix, so the art is not just some random fan art. And this scan is way more accurate than the blown-out scan on the auction’s website. So bid with confidence!
Click on the image to enlarge those green eggs and ham!
If you like the show, or you have been wanting a piece of my art, here is the unusual opportunity to try for one. The auction ends in TWO days (this Wednesday)! Happy bidding!


UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who placed bids. Whoever the winner was got a special deal with the final price coming in at $240, $200 of which goes to St. Jude. (The other $40 the auction house claims as their own.) 

Lazy Days of Summer

Now that it’s August, we’ve officially reached those hazy, lazy days of summer. It’s the kind of time that is best spent in the shade by a stream with your best buddy. There’s a slight breeze, the sound of bees buzzing nearby, and without a care in the world.



This original 11×15″ watercolor and colored pencil illustration is for sale. $800, shipping included if in the United States. 

Adopt a T-shirt

My sister Tori and her husband Frank are interested in adopting a little girl from India to add to their family of three sons. It is a long and expensive process, so I helped out by designing a T-shirt for them with what they wanted on it that they could sell as a fundraiser.


Click on the shirt to open the page to order shirts!


At $25 each, they are a little pricey for a T-shirt, but the purpose is to serve as a FUNDRAISER. 🙂 So, think of it as you are donating $25, a portion of which helps them with the thousands and thousands of dollars needed for adoption, and in return you get a T-shirt designed by yours truly.

Plus, you’d be helping my folks to gain their first granddaughter after having nine grandsons. So, there’s that, too.

Thanks for the consideration!

Tim Curry Art Show part II

Last week I mentioned the Tim Curry Tribute art show that the Creature Features gallery in Burbank, California, was hosting. I even teased a small portion of my painting that is in the show. Well, the show opened this past Saturday and was a SMASH!

Before I continue about the details of the show, let’s just reveal the full image of my painting called Tim Curry – A Portrait of Villainy. Seems like all the best roles we’ve come to love from this actor are those of villains. He has just been so good at chewing up the scenery with his parts. No one can deliver his lines with more panache and conviction, be over the top about it, and still be so believable as those characters. So, I chose not to focus on a character he played, so much as just portraying him as being a character of himself.


This is the full final piece created in watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil measuring 18×24″. The gallery has the original and prints for sale.
I did choose to represent a few of his more memorable characters in the wallpaper – characters from ItLegend, Rocky Horror, Annie, Clue, and Muppet Treasure Island.


Word got out a day or two before the show that LA Weekly, a local newspaper that talks about all the hip events going on around Los Angeles, named the Tim Curry show as their “Event of the Week.” The show didn’t open until 6pm, but as I drove past the gallery a little after 4, there were already two lines forming. One line to the left of all the pre-paid customers (it was $10 to get in on opening night), and a line to the right of stand-by. The gallery changed their hours for the show from 6-9pm to be from 6-11pm to try to accommodate everyone. By the time I arrived for the artists’ entrance at 5, there must have been 500-600 people waiting in line. It was crazy insane!


This is the pre-sale ticket line from behind the gallery. It wrapped around from the front on the right, and went down the alley. there was another long line out front going down the street just of stand-bys.


Of course, the biggest reason folks came to the show was to hopefully get to say hello to Tim Curry who was in the house! Tim had come earlier before the gallery was open to see all the art, which was a good thing. It allowed him freedom to move around, and not be disturbed by everyone wanting a picture with him. He went to dinner, then later came back when everyone was there, and was willing to sit in a roped off area where folks could walk by and greet him.


What a treat to get to meet Tim Curry and express appreciation. (Thanks to my pal Kevin MacLean for thinking to snap this shot.)


Inside the actual gallery rooms, it wasn’t too crowded. They allowed in enough people to make the show navigable, and as folks left, more could come in. A lot of originals were being sold, as well as lots of prints of some of the art. I didn’t stay the whole night, so I assume that my painting is still available for sale, and if you aren’t into having a huge piece of art hanging in your home, they are selling modestly sized prints that I hand-signed. Feel free to contact the gallery if you are interested in getting one. CLICK HERE to access Creature Features’ website.


The gallery at Creature Features.


So, without further ado, below are some photos I took of the show to give you a little taste. The show will be on display until March 11, and it is free to attend now after the opening, so if you are local to Burbank, stop on in and check it out!


Former Disney and Dreamworks animator Kathy Zielinski, former Dreamworks and current Disney animator Kevin MacLean, and then yours truly.
The pencil drawings are by Kathy Zielinski from her time working on Ferngully: The Last Rainforest for which Tim Curry performed a voice.
A terrific entry celebrating the movie Clue (based on the board game).
I forget which film this is from, but what a great textile piece by Lori Herbst!
Not only was this a felt It sculpture, It animated! So clever.
This is not entirely unrealistic. I did pose my hands for reference when painting the piece.
This Pennywise sculpture actually had light-up eyes!
Long John Silver from Muppet Treasure Island by my friend Frank Dietz.
A parting shot of the gallery with a piece celebrating Rooster Hannigan, Tim’s character from the movie Annie.
Many thanks to Tim Curry for all the inspiration!

Rough, Tough, & Hard to Bluff

The old west fascinates me, perhaps because my pop loves watching westerns and always pulled me into that world as I was growing up. Whether good guys or bad guys, they always were wild characters ripe to be caricatured.

Whether or not they looked like they knew how to shoot, movie cowboys always carried a gun. This here feller looks like the gun will carry him instead! He’ll be okay, though. That’s the old west for you. They were rough, tough, and hard to bluff.


Pictures like this just make me want to speak with a drawl.



15 x 19.5″ colored pencil & watercolor on Canson paper





Clubhouse Magazine – Noah Girl

Today is the final of three illustrations that appear in the July 2017 issue of Clubhouse Magazine for kids published by Focus on the Family. (If you missed the other two, just look at the previous two posts here on the ol’ blog.) All three images belong to a fun quiz that kids can take to help prevent summer boredom!

This image is of a little girl who, out of desperation of being stuck inside for a three-day rainstorm, has decided that her bed is the ark, her toys are the animals, and yes, that she is Noah in search of dry land with the rubber ducky she is about to release.

As in the previous posts, here is the rough drawing with a rough color job all worked out in Photoshop in preparation for the final traditionally created illustration.


This girl takes her playtime very seriously.


To help dry up “Noah’s” water problem, water was used with watercolor paint and colored pencil on textured paper to create a scene that is epic in this little girl’s own mind.


I’m sure to a child, three days of rain can seem like forty.


I sure enjoyed this assignment. Hope you enjoyed seeing all three illustrations created for it!

If you are interested in owning this original published art measuring roughly 14×12″, it is available for $700. Shipping is included within the USA. Additional charges will apply for international shipping. Feel free to contact me at if interested in purchasing this or any other art in my FOR SALE category here on the ol’ blog.

Clubhouse Magazine – Lobster Lad

Last week I started sharing with you the first of three illustrations created for the July 2017 issue of Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Magazine that is available NOW if you reach out to Clubhouse! Today you get to see the second piece.

This one is a tad bit unusual. Lobster Lad is a boy who is pretending to be a lobster in order to get out of a writing assignment. After all, how can a lobster ever hold a pencil with those sharp and powerful claws? Also, it is terribly difficult to write on wet paper. The boy’s plan is genius.

First, here is the final rough drawing that was colored in Photoshop to work out the color scheme.


You might say that this is the lobster art before it is cooked.


Here is the final watercolor and colored pencil illustration that appears in the magazine.


I wonder how much a 50 pound lobster would cost?


If you are interested in owning this original published art measuring roughly 11×12″, it is available for $500. Shipping is included within the USA. Additional charges will apply for international shipping. Feel free to contact me at if interested in purchasing this or any other art in my FOR SALE category here on the ol’ blog.

Clubhouse Magazine – Road Trip

Earlier this year I worked on some illustrations for the July issue of Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Magazine. Clubhouse is a Christian magazine for kids that along with teaching life lessons and biblical principles, it is LOADED with fun!

My assignment was to create three illustrations to go along with a silly multiple choice quiz to help kids avoid summertime boredom. So I whipped up some concoctions with genuine watercolor paint and colored pencils for maximum entertainment! I’ll spread them out over the course of this month, but for now, here’s one to remind you to stay alert on road trips!

To start, I send an uncolored rough drawing to my art director for approval. If she wants changes, I make changes.

Then I do a color rough for myself in Photoshop. It helps to figure out what colors work in the composition in this way before going to the trouble of mixing paints. There was also the added issue of doing three illustrations for one story, so I wanted to be sure my colors would help all three pieces look cohesive.


Photoshop helps set the scene.


Next is the fully traditional illustration created in watercolor and colored pencil on genuine paper. Believe it or not, some artists still work this way.


While the destination is the goal of a road trip, there sure is a lot to enjoy on the way to the destination. Don’t miss it!



If you are interested in owning this original published art measuring roughly 13×12″, it is available for $600. Shipping is included within the USA. Additional charges will apply for international shipping. Feel free to contact me at if interested in purchasing this or any other art in my FOR SALE category here on the ol’ blog.