Sunday, December 31, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Maxx Cover

This one's a little abstract & mixed - media, even for me. 

But that's why i sorta liked it.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bats & Scratch

Okay, so Scratch isn't really on this page,

just a weird looking monster.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Another Maxx post.

Okay gang, here's the deal:  Spam's flooding the comments section so often that i'm spend nearly three times a day deleting tons of posts from bots, instead of real fans. I know this isn't my fans fault, but after a lot of thought, i've decided to disable comments for a while.

This is nothing against you guys n' gals, but if we're honest, my infrequently replies to all the supportive comments I do get, has been painfully rare.  Guess i suck at replies, in general.  I'm probably better off sticking to my drawing table, instead of sorting through online blog comments, kind and generous as they are.

This is no rejection of  you guys - you've all been terrific.  I'll still let you know about any upcoming projects i'm working on too.

The good news is, so long as i keep posting *something* . . . every few days,

that will give you an excuse to check-in every once in a while.

And sorry in advance if anyone is bummed out by this.

Thanks for understanding. 

Your pal,

Saturday, December 23, 2017

My Obsession with "Sam Logos".

My sketchbooks are filed with 'em.

some became comics . . .

some were abandon . .

but most of my Logos were probably more interesting,

than the story's themselves.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Twout negitive

one i've posted before,

but seeing it in a slightly different way this time.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017


 I like panels that make you wonder what's happening. 

Here is a curious panel from The Hollows.

The Girl's holding a fire extinguisher, suggesting the winged man may be... 


And the little pink figure, Urp,

seems even more confused than the girl. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Everybody i draw . . looks goofy.

One of the things i liked about Scratch, or Eleanor, or the weird Twout boxes i keep sketching and building, is none of them look, (for lack of a better word) . . . "normal".

Their all sorta goofy looking.

Even though the Maxx is the best known thing i've done, Maxx, Sara, Julie don't exactly look normal either.   But it doesn't really bother me anymore. 

The good news is, love it or hate it -

at least i don't look just like everybody else.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Magic Box: Sketches & Vintage Pics . . Progress.

Rough sketch.

Construction begins . .

Further sketches . . . changes . .

. . . Box & Sketches, side by side.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

One of my favs..

. . not meant in an arrogant way. 

Julie's a little stiff, actually, now that i think about it...

* sigh *

. . . the mind chases itself. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Ellis the Egret eats artwork . .

the more he eats, the bigger he gets.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Moody blacks..

Scratch brush work.

. . . note the 'black tape' on the sides. 

: )

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Twout Adverts & Dead Folk from the 1800s.

Yes, promise i'll eventually put out a "Mysteries of the Twout-a-verse" book.

And this will probably be the cover.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Yet another Bats sketch . . .

Drawn on a print . . . with Lobo's arm . .  mysteriously lurking in the background..

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Twout-a-verse: 1890's sketches of Magic Boxes..

Early sketches of Magic Boxes . .

which foolishly tried to avoid using a Toilet Seat as a front plate.

But Toilet Seats are a key ingredient in what makes a Magic Box work.

( don't worry, i don't know what the heck i'm talking about either.. )

Sunday, November 26, 2017

What I was trying for in Scratch

I dunno how much it shows, but Scratch was my tribute/effort to blend the brush style of Wrightson and Sienkiewicz's frenetic design sense.

Not sure if either of those came through in the end.  Despite all my efforts,

it all winds up looking like . . . "sam stuff" in the end.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Underwater Pipe comparrison

Same sketch of an underwater pipe, Left is a photo i took, the Right one's a scan.

Which do you like best?

Friday, November 24, 2017

Twout Artifacts

Twout lore, antiques, skulls, brass . . 

. . .  and various sketchbooks full of quirky self-indulgent 'sam doodles'.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Annie vs Nola.

Another painting of that red eye creature,

which to Annie, (in Ojo), represents a connection to her lost mother,

but to Nola, represents her mother's critical side.

Same Archetype, but wildly different effect on these two girls.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Reconsidering Scratch

I've had some fans saying kind things about Scratch,
so i'll be throwing up some of these into the mix.