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Working on a secret thing, unicorn game on point‬ Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at CulturePulp.
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at CulturePulp.
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Commission for a child's bedroom. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at CulturePulp.
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Long-overdue commission: a punk Sabertooth Vampire for Gerald, a fine fellow I’d run into around the podcast scene back in the day. (Yes, it’s THAT long overdue.) Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at CulturePulp.
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Last weekend Portland Center Stage at The Armory hosted another "Drink and Draw" event with local comics artists -- inviting them to knock back a couple and then sketch a performance of FUN HOME. Here's my contribution. FUN HOME is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at CulturePulp.
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Made a bit of promo fanart for my pal Matt Mair Lowery’s debut YA comic LIFEFORMED – written by Matt, beautifully illustrated by Cassie Anderson and published by Dark Horse Comics. It’s out this week, and there’s a signing party... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at CulturePulp.
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A new short story written by Erik Henriksen, penciled and lettered by yrs. truly, and inked and colored by Bill Mudron. Henriksen's script tells the story of a chaser of patents who brutally simplifies his life with his newest creation.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at CulturePulp.
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As posted on the Sequential Art Gallery website: On Thursday, Oct. 6, Sequential Art Gallery + Studio will feature comics and illustrations by cartoonist Mike Russell — including the debut of a new short story written by Erik Henriksen and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at CulturePulp.
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Originally commissioned for Dark Horse Presents #14. Colors by Bill Mudron. Also available at SabertoothVampire.com. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at CulturePulp.
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Originally commissioned for Dark Horse Presents #12. Colors by Bill Mudron. Also available at SabertoothVampire.com. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at CulturePulp.
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Originally commissioned for Dark Horse Presents #12. Colors by Bill Mudron. Also available at the new SabertoothVampire.com. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at CulturePulp.
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Also available at the new SabertoothVampire.com. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at CulturePulp.
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Feel free to poke around the new stand-alone Sabertooth Vampire website. Barring disaster, Season Three creaks to a start there next week. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at CulturePulp.
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Bill​ and I had a lot of fun illustrating this on-point Portland Mercury​ essay by Bobby​ Roberts about what you need to know going into The Force Awakens (spoiler alert: NOT A DAMN THING). Click to enlarge. Also: In addition... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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We have a 4-page comic in the December issue of BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH. In 1999, writer Sarah Sprague spent a month waiting in line for “The Phantom Menace” in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Devin at BMD approached... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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Drew the cover for this year's Oregonian A&E Holiday Gift Guide. Lines by me, colors by Bill Mudron. Click to enlarge. (If you zoom in on the sky, you'll find an Easter egg for movie nerds: cross-patterned seam-marks, similar to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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I'm a guest at Rose City Comic Con this weekend (Sept. 19-20), in Booth 813 with my Periscope Studio-mates. (The show floor map is here.) I'll have the following merch on hand: Sabertooth Vampire t-shirts, in men's and women's sizes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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Just finished the back of this year's Hood to Coast team t-shirt. It is also a comic strip about what you can expect from your H2C experience, starring our old friend Mr. Don't. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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Good Lord, I haven't posted here since March. Still working on the aforementioned long-term projects. Anyway. In the meantime, made a few drawings for some local food-and-beverage folks. 1. Drew a postcard for my friends at Barista featuring the Sabertooth... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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About a month after Cort Webber and Bobby Roberts ended "Welcome to that Whole Thing" -- and their 10-year broadcasting partnership -- they also pulled down the websites hosting their show archives. Which meant a lot of people missed their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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Catching up as we lurch into 2015: • Obviously, I've taken an extended hiatus from writing/talking about movies. On a related note... • ... I recently joined Periscope Studio, where I've been quietly working on a few comics projects for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at CulturePulp.
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Movie review in the Friday, July 9 Oregonian.... What a waste! "The Clearing" leaves the viewer with unanswered questions -- and not the artistically cool kind. Chief among them: "Why did Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe and Helen Mirren attach themselves... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at CulturePulp.
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It's a shame that "The Brown Bunny" is floating into town on a cloud of smut and infamy. Discussions of the film (including, alas, this one) tend to take the two controversies surrounding the movie as their starting point: •... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at CulturePulp.
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Movie review in the Friday, July 9, 2004 Oregonian.... Frankly, there's not a lot to say about "Sleepover" as a movie. The film's a complete piffle about two groups of slumber-partying girls who compete in an all-night scavenger hunt. Alexa... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at CulturePulp.
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Drew some fan-art for Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich's upcoming comic Lady Killer. Colors by Bill Mudron (in hues I can only describe as "Mid-Century Mayhem"). Click to enlarge. I've read a preview of the first issue and watched... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at CulturePulp.