Thursday, February 17, 2011

One Queequeg isn't enough? In that case, here are four.
Queequeg and Ishmael had time to kill before signing up for the Pequod, so here they are acting up in a photo booth. Well, not photo, as much as scrimshaw booth. This makes sense. Yes

They're carved in ivory. Well, Ivory Soap. The technique is the same, just a whole lot more legal!

The Final Fun-a-Day Show is posted on The Nave Gallery's website now. The show opening is TOMORROW. Come say hello and see all 31 Queequegs in their communal glory!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This painting is so, so brandywine school. And hey this one actually has a title! Queequeg Leaves His Father. Queequeg and I both abandoned all contact with our fathers to make ourselves stronger and spiritually bigger, so I wanted to make a nice finished illustration for his moment. His father isn't even in the picture. That's just how OVER Queequeg is with his life on Kokovoko. As for me, let's hope I don't end up drowning in a whirlpool of a giant whale's rage.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

From the beginning, I wanted one of my Queequegs to be animated.

You can view the full thing here.

This one probably took the longest. I would add a frame or two during my lunchbreaks at work. This is my first attempt at animating anything by hand.

It was tedious, but you know what the BITCH of it all was? Figuring out how to string it all together and make it DVD-able on the computer. But the awesome thing: Even though I'm poor and don't have Flash like everyone else out there who thinks he's an artist, I can still make me some cartoons!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Nah, this isn't a real dollar. I'm too cheap to do that.
This one, Queequeg #31, was greatly influenced by Matt Kish's insanely insane One-drawing-for-every-page-of-Moby-Dick Project, which he has recently finished. My hat's off to him! I patiently await for the book.

More information on the Fun-a-Day Final Show can be found here.

A couple of people have asked me which character I'll do for next year's Fun-a-Day. I really like the suggestion of Fyodor Karamazov-a-day so far!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Ooh, it's almost St. Valentine's Day, and I was just about to do a big fat NOTHING about it. But while I was working on my Queequegs, something punny came to mind.
Then everything went downhill and I made some more. Four makes a set!
I decided to lend a bookish hand to the romantics out there, and set them up to be easily printable. You can download the pdf, print it out on some heavy paper, and give 'em to your readaholic friends.

This is on the backs. They're double-sided and fancy!

Click here to get the pdf.

Have fun, and tell me if you download them!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

This is the second Queequeg I made. It's inked right into my sketchbook, so the paper's a little warpy. When I started Queequeg-a-day I was worried about all the boat anatomy I'd have to draw, but as it turns out I had nothing to worry about.

More to come…