Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Rock Star Weekend

just got back from the fest in gainesville, fl. it was a blast!.... hanging out with friends i hadn't see in a while, my cardinals winning the world series, and seeing so many great bands.... it may have been the perfect weekend if it wasn't for the 20+ hours of sitting on planes and in airports that it took to get there and back.

a while back i did a tee design for planes mistaken for stars and over the weekend i was able to pick up a shirt from their merch table when i saw them play. they're such good guys and were really appreciative of me doing the art for them. i think they still owe me a couple of drinks for it though.

and, if that wasn't cool enough already, the next day i saw this dude wearing the design that i did at a different show... and i went all dork on him and asked to take his picture. i would normally not do this, but i was still just so excited about the whole thing and had a couple of beers in me as well. it was pretty cool not only seeing one of my designs for sale from one of my favorite bands but also knowing some random guy liked it enough to buy one for himself.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


you can take a boy out of St. Louis but you can't take the St. Louis out of a boy.
In honor of the Cardinals win last night (and Spiezio's unfortunate facial hair choice), I give you this quick photoshopped pic.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

teaching responsibility early

this shit cracked me up.

i hope this is fake.

Monday, October 23, 2006

pencilbomb has a new home!

me and my best girl recently moved to this cool little old town and into a bigger apartment for the same rent as our old one (and now we have sane neighbors living next to us! no more being spied on by our old neighbor, melinda!) plus, my little creative company has a room of its very own... and some new equipment!!!! i feel like an official company owner now, no more staying late at the office on the work computer to finish up freelance projects or trips to kinko's for scans and printouts. look at the size of that monitor! i can't believe that i finally did it! i've been debating on getting a computer for a while now. the apple store rules, by the way! Here's a hint to anyone about to purchase a new mac: tell them the purchase is for your business. they saved me some money and hooked me up with a business discount on everything and were just really cool with me even though my check card got declined and i had to go to the bank and withdraw the actual cash. it sounds silly but laying an envelope stuffed with cash on the counter was so much more difficult to do than swiping that card. i did it! look for lots of new stuff on this blog in the future!

Friday, October 20, 2006


Here's some partial snapshots of the process on a recent project i just finished up.... that is, until i get a revision request on it. notice the change in the bottom jaw between 3 and 4... sometimes i start drawing and then realize that i've done something wonky from the beginning and have to go back and change it up... hopefully for the better.

50 pretend internet dollars to anyone that knows what animal this is supposed to be!

Thursday, October 19, 2006



did you know that a "Mexican Zebra" is actually just a donkey that has had stripes painted on it?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006


i did this a while back but it kind of started a bit of a trend for me. i've been doing a lot of stuff with images of hands lately... i think this is because i'm lazy and its easy to get reference pics of something that is right in front of me.