Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snack Time Christmas!

Look what I got for Xmas! It's a Snack Time monster ready to snack!
A very hungry monster sculpture crafted by my very talented father-in-law, Richard Allen, surprised me on Xmas day. Truly fantastic! Gwaaaarrr!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snack Time Frederick!

It's time for Frederick, Maryland to be munched!  So many yummy restaurants and boutiques for the tasting.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tintin signage, Oslo Norway

My friend/colleague, Ed, took this photo for me in Oslo, Norway outside a random bookshop.  I wish he had brought back the sign instead of the photo, but I'll get what I can and be happy with it.  But next time in Oslo....

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Feeling Better and Taking Control

Here's a quick B&W spot illustration for the American Diabetes Association.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Political Yin Yang

Here's a small illustration I did for an upcoming Chris Matthews/Election 2012 lecture invitation. As usual, butting heads.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Facebook Funnies

I'm doing a weekly (every Wednesday) cartoon for the Gelardin New Media Center's F-book page and yesterday got an amusing comment from the Georgetown University mascot, Jack the Bulldog!
Friend us and find out what it was!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Here's the cartoon I'm donating to this year's Cartoons and Cocktails charity auction. This year it's being held at the National Press Club on November 15.  I'll be there to observe the bidding and nurse my free drink. Go Nationals!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Couch Potato, Calling Carrot

I'm cleaning out some drawers and came across this b&w spot illustration I did for Ogilvy & Mather a number of years ago (note the styles of televisions) and brought a smile to my face.  It had something to do with people who watched "Selly Telly," like QVC, and were either "Couch Potatoes" or "Calling Carrots." I don't think "Calling Carrots" ever caught on.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tweet tweet

Another social media cartoon for the New Media Center.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pssst...Hey Man.

Pssst... I'm excited to be doing a weekly cartoon for the New Media Center at the Georgetown University Library. I believe it will posted on the Gelardin NMC Facebook page and other online outlets yet to be determined. Stay tuned for further developments.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Curious Robot

My friend Ed bought this landscape painting at a local auction for $5 with the intent for me to add a little something to itThis curious robot now appears over the tree line to see what's going on down stream.  It made Ed happy.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Meet the Artist Night Saturday

Yes, meet him!
This Saturday night, June 2, 7-9pm.  I'll be there earlier, but probably roaming as I still haven't seen every floor yet, but I'll be on the 8th floor, #256 for sure 7-9pm!
1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA adjacent to the Crystal City Metro Stop.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oooh! Interviews!

Here are two links to interviews I did for bloggers that enjoyed my artwork at Artomatic. I think they'd enjoy a look and feel free to comment.
Shannon  Scates' Wired and Inspired:
Tammy Vitale's Weaving It All Together:

Monday, May 14, 2012

8th Floor #256

My Wonderwall is up and ready for the Artomatic Opening on Friday the 18th.
1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA.  I'm on the 8th floor, left at the water fountain, first room on the right.
Can't miss it.
Wednesdays through Sundays, May 18th - June 23rd.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Artomatic 2012, 8th Floor #256

Come find me!
Artomatic 2012 will be held May 18 - June 23 at 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, VA (adjacent to the Crystal City Metrorail station). There will be about 1000 artists on 11 floors full of art, music, creativity, beer, food, did I say beer?  Before getting overwhelmed, start on the 8th floor, site #256. Get off the elevator, left at the water fountain, first room on the right.  Look for Little Elvis!  Thank you, thank you very much.
8th Floor, #256.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Three-eyed Alien

Here's a Three-eyed Alien with sort of a Creature from the Black Lagoon look to him. Just having some fun. I couldn't think of a name for him, so I named him Alien.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dog & Cat

New painting for a baby shower gift. These are the pets of the house, Brutus and Kitty, awaiting the new arrival. Acrylic on canvas, 9"x 12"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Invisible Man

The Invisible Man stopped by to have his portrait painted this week. Now, he needs to pay me. Has anyone seen him?
This painting will be exhibited this May at Artomatic 2012.
Hmmm...where is he?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Team Jacob

Jacob's dad died in his sleep in January. His aunt (and friend of mine) asked if I'd be interested in speaking with Jacob who has been keeping a fantastic little sketchbook filled with robots and super-heroes. I was thrilled to share my little sketchbook (also filled with robots and super-heroes) with him and take a look through his. I love looking at children's artwork that is so innocent and creative and unspoiled by structured adult art instruction. We scanned some of his characters and played on the computer and then I shared my painting process with him and created little robots on canvasboard and acrylic paint. The best robots come from your imagination and I think these two (and Jacob) are ready to conquer the world! We had a fun time.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cat in the Box

Gearing up for the new DC Artomatic Show in May-June 2012 in Crystal City! Here's a new painting of a common scene around my house. Acrylic on canvas, 16"x 20."

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Allens

Commissioned Xmas present of in-laws Dick & Jean standing smartly outside their home in the UK!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Send Pests Packing!

Cartoon illustrations I did for a pest extermination company in Chicago. My favorites are the indignant rat and the caterpillar with the orange designer bag. Get out of town (or, at least, out of my house)!