Thursday, December 31, 2009


And to wrap up 2009, here's a little comic I created.

It features zombies and cats.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Or, Happy Mew Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

GRINDER Poster Printing

Here's a little video I took to document the screen printing of my Grinder poster. It was a lot easier working with a team than doing everything solo! Much thanks to my friends that helped out.

See you all at Grinder! January 9th at Nitetown, downtown.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Heroes & Outlaws

Finishing up the LaLouisiane illustration series (the fourth of four illustrations representing various new and interesting courses at UL Lafayette) is an image representing the class "Heroes & Outlaws," which goes into detail about various notable historic figures. Two characters that fit the bill immediately were Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp, so I thought it'd be fun to put them in the same illustration. And plus, babies are fun!

Please note that Wyatt Earp probably never held a Billy the Baby. So please don't go fact-checking on Wikipedia ( because I surely didn't)! Ignorance is comedic bliss.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

El Lunchador

Ladies and gentlemen, our next contender is a formidable figure, especially around noon. I introduce to you "EL LUNCHADOR."

I really don't have much else to contribute to this in the way of descriptive accompaniment. This guy just illustrates how my mind works, and that I'll dedicate hours upon hours of work for a single, glorious pun.

Ah, life!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dirty Posters

Here's the aftermath of screen printing the Dirty Jokes comedy show poster. Though it was a learning experience (I messed up a few times), I did manage to get a very good number of prints done out of the fifty pages I had on which to print.

Also, RIP undershirt.

So, I think I'll declare this a success. We'll see if people like 'em enough to buy 'em at the show.

:crosses cramped fingers:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Mighty King Kyrn!

Here's my second entry under my Side Stitch comic series, which explores the fun and adventurous world of design. Every BBR employee has a turn at writing a blog from the office, but I figured it'd be fun to do a comic for mine. Thusly, Side Stitch was born.

This episode displays the dangerous of poor typography. "Kerning" is a typographic term that means "adjusting the space between letters in a word." So, to "kern" something means to correctly space the letters in a word. Once someone points out how a word is SUPPOSED to look, you'll start to notice imperfections in signs and advertisements all around your town. Not EVERYONE cares about typography, believe it or not.

And those people feel the wrath of 7-ton gorilla fists.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Grinding Process

I thought it'd be a good idea to post the development of this latest Grinder poster, in case anyone was interested.

Here it is actually after the second day of drawing. I didn't think to take pictures of the daily stages until several monkeys were penned. I didn't plan the entire poster out in pencil. Instead, I would just draw each monkey as I came to an open space, matching the available area with whatever random monkey pose that I could imagine.

Hamlet Monkey and Boombox Monkey were early favs.

Third stage. More monkeys! Probably about 6 hours of art right here. Gotta love Gravedigging Monkey and Cowboy Monkey.

Fourth stage. MORE MONKEYS. This is around the 10 hour mark. Disco Monkey, Mad Scientist Monkey, Ninja & Pirate Monkeys! SO MANY MONKEYS.

Fifth stage. 14 hours. Zombie Monkey is my absolute favorite.

Sixth and final stage of inking. I think I logged about 20 hours total on this illustration. Because I love drawing silly things and I love GRINDER. Poor organ grinder man!

The final artwork is very close to what is shown here, except I rotated a monkey slightly and shifted the bottom section about a quarter inch to the left.

Anyway, there you have it. You can almost see my mind working through the poster. The NEXT stage is actual screen printing it. As a matter of fact, I just received the burned screens today. I'll get started on printing this weekend! Expect more pictures.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Historic Costume

Here is the third of four illustrations done for an article in LaLouisiane magazine for interesting new courses at UL Lafayette. This course, Historic Costume, discusses and displays the costumes and period dress over many eras throughout history.

I thought I'd have a little fun and draw a modern girl in a Victorian outfit. I don't think England had cell phones back then, right? Nah. Japan, on the other hand, probably did.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Back to the Grind(er)

The next Lafayette Grinder rockin' kick-butt event is scheduled for January 9th. Yes, this upcoming January 9th. Which is great news, since we've been wanting to put on another Grinder for over a year now.

Live art.
Live music.
Live local artist showing and selling their lively works.

Two drum sets going simultaneously. The local Sketchgroup crew doing live art. It's mad fun.

We're doing several fun promo items/posters/flyers. I illustrated this poster specifically to be a one-color screenprint to be sold at the event. I spent a lot of time on it and I do love how it came out.

Ohhh, it's going to be a fun time. I'll post more info about the event as it becomes concrete.

See you there, hopefully!