Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Okay, so after weeks of labor and toil my website, Goblin Fish Press is finally open for business. I undertook this venture with my collaborator and Brother, Josh Parpan. He’s also a writer and illustrator-- his first book under the Baby Tattoo Label will be out next year-- and we thought it would be a swell idea if we had a joint website where we could sell our books, merchandise and showcase our like minded artwork.

So sit back, relax and gawk at the ghastly freak show known as the Goblin Fish Press!

Also, my new book Gwango’s Lonesome Trail finally arrives in stores this Friday. You can order a copy right now on Amazon.com!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Some more conceptual work from the Blackbird book. This one smells like a secondhand book store. So kickback and have a read while the smell of antique books, cat hair and ancient dust slowly chokes the air around you!

Oh, and while your at it, check out the new official Red Cygnet Press blog. There you can find posts from me and some of the other authors and illustrators.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Thrilling news folks, Gwango’s Lonesome Trail is now available on Amazon.com!!! So if you’re a fan of lonely dinosaurs and bizarre roadside tales, you can order a copy on their marvelous sight for the low price of 17.95! And if you like what you see, feel free to write a customer review—I’d really appreciate it!

To celebrate the occasion I wanted to post something on the evolution of one of the books illustrations

It started with a desire to pay homage to one of my favorite photographs by Ansel Adams. His snapshot of the church house in Taos is really spectacular, and it seemed to perfectly fit a particular scene in the story where Gwango encounters an artificial dinosaur attraction in the middle of the desert.

Here’s a little sketch from my composition book.

And here’s the finished illustration.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Here’s some more concept work for my new bird book. Unlike my last book-- Gwango’s Lonesome Trail, the new one will feature ink illustrations. Because of this I’ve been working the old ink pen like mad lately, trying to come up with a line style I’m happy with.

In other news, this week I have an article featured on the website Roadside Peek. It’s about my encounters with a bizarre little roadside attraction called the Lonely Bones.

So if you’re an aficionado of prehistoric dinosaurs and humdinger tales, click here to have a gander!