Strongar Furystone is my fictional counterpart in the world of Vyk’ Tornaahl, created for a collaborative art show and turned into a playable card game by Lindsay Nohl and Chris Hajny. He is a battle hardened barbarian wielding a variety of weapons which he uses to overcome all his challenges and foes.
Pick up a copy of the game here.
A stylized and fashionable take on Samus Aran from the Nintendo video game franchise Metroid. Metroid is one of my personal favorite series and I loved going wild with the color for this powerful heroine in her classic Varia and Zero Suits.
This piece was inspired by the Tim Burton film "Beetlejuice" for the pop culture exhibit Crazy 4 Cult. I wanted to play with some dynamic angles and colors similar to the 1990's animated series, but also pay homage to the live action film.
An incredible show for Light Gray Art Lab! Each artist created all assets for an actual video game. I created Ice Cream Carl, a rough and tough, ice cream truck driving, magic scoop wielding dude who is called to the Ice Creamdom. He must help the Neopoliking rescue his three daughters. Each one is trapped somewhere amidst vanilla cone platforms, molten jam volcanoes, and underground chocolate caves.
Play the adventure for yourself here.
I spend a lot of time free doodling on meeting agendas and in a Moleskin sketchbook. From time to time I’ll take the nonsensical doodles to the next level, tightening the sketch, playing with color, and most importantly just having fun with art.
A simple project to play with color and fantastical creatures. I love that fire can be represented with such a wide range of color.
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I created and curated a zombie themed, paper toy show with artist Chris Schons. We created a blank paper toy die-line which contributing artists used to create their own mini zombies. The toy was designed so all of the creatures could have their heads, bodies or legs swapped out for another artists design.
My creation was the classic jock zombie. I really like his tiny helmet.
A tribute piece for the Netflix series “Stranger Things”. I wanted to capture the main four boys with El, with hinted elements from both the first and second seasons of the show. Of course I couldn’t leave out the Demogorgon!
Inspired by all the absurd action toys my brother and I played with as children, I created a fictitious toy line of toast soldiers that pilot giant toaster mechs. This artwork was created in the vein of toy packaging or promotional posters. To go the extra mile, I built two Toast Force action figures out of actual working toy toasters, various robot model kits, and generic G.I Joe-like toys.
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Created for "From the Toy Box", a gallery show for Gallery LTD.
These pieces were created for a gallery show paying homage to our favorite childhood toys. I was a huge fan of anything that transformed as a child so I chose to feature Go-Bots, M.A.S.K., and Rock Lords in a villains vs. heroes diptych.
"Then/Now: Childhood Revisited" an art book co-created by artist Bob Rissetto and myself.
This project was created by my friend Bob Rissetto and myself to celebrate all the awful things artists draw as kids. Each artist involved submitted artwork they drew as children, then they recreated those same images using their professionally honed adult skills. The book contains works from 30 professional working artists, and was successfully funded on KIckstarter on June 2017.
Created for "Capcom Fighting Tribute", an art book for Udon Entertainment.
This piece was selected for an art book published by Udon Entertainment featuring works based on the vast fighting video game library from Capcom games. For this work I combined the games "Puzzle Fighter" and "Power Stone".
Created for a Pokemon tribute art show celebrating the original 151 Pokemon. I chose Charizard...the coolest and most bad ass Pokemon of them all. I later created Blastoise for funsies. Each piece displays the arch rivals Ash “Red” and Gary “Blue” from the original game and cartoon series lurking in the background.
Created for the NES game Punch Out tribute show, I designed a paper toy of one of the main enemies King Hippo. King Hippo also starred on the 1980's cartoon "Captain N: The Game Master". In that show his design varied greatly from his NES design. He had pale turquoise skin and was always running around with a character called Eggplant Wizard. I incorporated all of these elements into one monstrosity while satiating my passion for paper toys.