Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The lovely Yolanda is seated in a stylishly low-
slung 50's era Danish Modern chair. This chair
(with different fabric) was featured in the book
Living Retro by Andrew Weaving.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New
Year and all that other holiday jazz!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Three Monsters

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Los Straitjackets Poster

This is a poster I designed for an upcoming
Straitjackets show at Billy's Lounge.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sea Critter

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

It's Tiki Tuesday!

MCM Design

A line drawing jazzed up with digital tomfoolery.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MCM Design

Friday, October 22, 2010


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MCM Design

It's Tiki Tuesday!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I would suggest you seriously
consider staying off of his lawn.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Antagonists

Long Legs McShortarms and Short Legs McLongarms
could never seem to find common ground.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Retro Sketch Page

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tiki Sketches

Tiki fun and tropical music madness!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Takin' a whiff

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Dodectopus has many eyes
He roams above in starry skies
searching for a love so rare
the stars themselves cannot compare
Once it's found, he holds on tight
to that love throughout his flight
Eventually he comes to ground
softly and without a sound
He takes the love he did not lose
eats it, burps, then has a snooze!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Three profiles

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Thursday, June 24, 2010


Another stylish look from the lovely Camille.
This time she arrived sporting a brand new hair style
courtesy of the Vivacious Miss Audacious. The cut
was a combo of punk and a 30's flapper look. Amazing!

I may not have all of the details/colors right (this
was drawn several days after I saw the outfit and I
was understandably distracted by those long, sexy legs
at the time :)) but this is the overall impression it left.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Chinese People

This is a sketch drawn during a performance by the
fabulous Chinese People! The Chinese People are
Sarah Jean Anderson, Philip Anthony Anderson and
Jan Lewis Griffith Jr.. On the night of the show a
group of writers/poets wrote songs/poems on the
spot and The Chinese People composed the music and
performed them on stage. Amazing! The musical
inventiveness and humor on display made for an exciting
evening of entertainment. If you ever get a chance to
see them (or hire them), do so without hesitation!

Note: One of the themes of the event was the Distinguished
Gentlemen's Club. Everyone was given a false mustache to wear
and adopted a DG name. Mine was Ivan Stivan Von Klivenhaven.
You can see in the sketch how the band chose to sport their 'staches.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Friday, June 11, 2010


This is a memory sketch of Juliet Bennett Rylah,
front woman of local band The Fainting Generals.
This is an approximation of the look she sported
during Thursday's performance at the BOB.
She's loaded with talent and plenty easy on the eyes! :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Monday, May 24, 2010

Cleo and the Cage

Cleo can't resist the sweet nature of a domesticated glorph.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicks & Chumps

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hawaiian Dancer

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Go-Go Girl

You go, Go-Go Girl!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Mid-Century Skull

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Coffee House Head Gear

Hat sketched at Kava House 05/01

Bandana sketched at Sparrows 05/02

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Whoa, Nellie! 2

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Monday, April 26, 2010

Lorelei Abernathy, Wiener Finder!

She found her a wiener!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Marlene in Love

She's got it bad!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

4 Cute Girls

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Satori Circus & M. Schnozzola

The amazing Satori Circus posed for us devoted
art monkeys at last Saturday's Dr.Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Grand Rapids
(Sazerac Lounge). He was a really fabulous model,
striking excellent poses while adding liberal doses of emotion
and humor. I had a great time drawing him.

The pose previous to this one had the fully blown-up
sex doll in it. He let the air out of her and struck this
sad/funny pose lamenting her passing. The challenge
posed to the artists was to "draw the model in
conversation with a well-dressed nose". This is what
I came up with. It won me an Audacious Hoop made by
my good friend The Vivacious Miss Audacious. Since I had
already won one at an earlier Sketchy's session, I traded
it for a swell book from Sketchy's sponsor Baby Tattoo Press.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Mila & Fred

They're the bestest friends!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Gift for Lizzy

Lizzy is curvy.

Monkey loves curvy.

Monkey gives gift to Lizzy.

Happy Lizzy.

Smart monkey.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Little Head

This was created for the "2010 Shrunken Heads
and Cannibals Tiki Swap
" over at Tiki Central.

Acrylic on 5"x7" canvas board

Rachel's Dance

This is an image sketched at the 'Trip the Light"
event that took place Wednesday night at the
Wealthy Theater. This was based on Rachel Finan's
solo dance. She came out wearing a huge
headdress made from colored tissue paper and
performed a slow, beautiful dance consisting of
expressive body postures and emotive facial work.
The headdress rustled and swayed and seemed
to have a life all it's own. It was pretty amazing.