Sunday, December 28, 2008

Playboy Quagmire

Here's a piece I made for the latest Family Guy art series. I tried to make it in the style of a an old school Playboy comic artist named Erich Sokol. Quality prints should be available soon at

Monday, November 10, 2008


Okay. Here are FIVE NEW POSTS! I've been gone a long time because I couldn't find my blog password. But now that I've posted these, I may be running out of pictures! Anyway, this one is based off a still from a sexy Italian movie! Enjoy!


Here's one I did based off a black and white photo my Dad took of me and my brother Mike. I'm usually the most disgruntled looking one. My Dad used to be a sweet newspaper photographer. Lots of my early paintings and drawings were based on his awesome work!

Coney Island

Here's a pretty recent painting. I liked the black and white photo from the 30's I found. It seemed weird and powerful.

Corporate President

This was an early attempt at politics in painting. This is how George Washington would have looked if he was President in the 80's (when this painting was made).

Peter's Tijuana Brass

Here's something I made for a Family Guy art show. It was a crazy idea, manipulating a toy of Peter Griffin, photographing it, then photoshopping it into thefamous Herb Alpert cover.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Red Car

Red Wine

This one is very significant because I began this one a long time ago when I considered myself a painter. Then I took a break and had an animation career. Seventeen years later I came back to it. I solved the problem I was having by changing the realistic deep red background into an abstract blueish background with designs drawn on it. Thank you John Singer Sergeant.

Bed Head

Kofi Annan

I'll try to make up my lag in posting by putting up three today. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Its been a while. Lets see if anyone still visits my blog. This one's my old cat.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Here's one of my Mom -- in honor of Mother's Day! I cobbled it together from a black and white photo my father took with my vague memory of a wall pattern we grew up with.


Sorry it's been so long since last post, but I was busy okay? This is one I did of my Dad. It shows him in the old days in his dark room surrounded by pictures he took.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sigur Ros

I guess I consider this painting ALMOST finished. There's a lot of characters so it takes longer than usual. And I'm learning that I don't like painting such tiny people with shaky hand. This one's a tribute to another of my fave bands - Sigur Ros from Iceland, a country that's supposed to have the greatest public educational system in the world.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Happy Home

Here's one of the first ones I did that seemed to strike a chord as being the "my style" that I was looking for. Tweaked yet realistic characters in a crooked yet believable universe. Painted in my parents' garage on the first summer after graduating art school.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Writers Strike

Here's a drawing I did during the writer's strike, expressing many of our feelings about the Producers. Here the strike is portrayed using Family Guy characters dressed in "Empire Strikes Back" mode - the sequel I'm currently directing.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Metal Bikini

I'm gonna take a little break from posting paintings. I don't want to run out of paintings! So here's a few pictures that I think Picasso would have done if he had photoshop and liked Star Wars. . . and was a child.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Janeane Garofalo

Another one of my favorite people. Janeane Garofalo is the straight talking wiseass chick who always adds a certain attitude and truth to anything she's in. Some of my faves: "Reality Bites", "Mystery Men", "Big Trouble", and "The Matchmaker", not to mention her work on the classic Ben Stiller Show. One of the most articulate voices of my generation. I worked on a student film with her once and still see her in my dreams.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Old Vegas

This post marks the 2nd page of pictures since starting my blog. To view previous pictures click the archive link to the right, or click "older posts" at bottom. Here's another big one. I wished I had used a bit more maskings to get straight edges. But at least the crooked lines give it a different quality than a photograph would have.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Family Guy/Yellow Submarine

Here's a little something off-topic. Just a fun picture I made for our yearly Family Guy auction. The theme was to do something using film poster designs.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Actress No. 1

In honor of today's Oscars, here's a couple film-related oldies. I painted these two from the head shots of the same actress. The first one is the mysterious haunted girl.

Actress No. 2

This one is the lusty farm girl.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sea Monsters

This is a large painting I made that was inspired by toy fish I used to get in cereal boxes. They used to have awesome toys in cereal when the price of oil/plastics was cheap. My dad said the toy was actually less expensive than the cereal it displaced. See if you can find all 12 different kinds (hint: there's a grey flying fish in the upper right corner).

Monday, February 18, 2008

Regina Spektor

The creative process is mysterious. It's part skill, part knowledge, and part hard work. But it's really amazing when it's in large part inspiration. That's why I chose this painting of Regina Spektor to be the first post on my new blog. To me, her music taps into a spirit that's both whimsical and deep, emotional and intellectual. When I paint, I aspire to do the same.