Archive for February, 2011

Opening Lines – Cyborg Nervosa

Posted on Monday, February 28th, 2011

Hitomi remembered the awful tension everyone felt the year the census numbers showed that cyborgs outnumbered humans. It reminded her of the vids she was shown in school from the race riots a hundred or so years ago. The last gasp of White America as the dominant racial force in the United States, rattling its [...]

Napkin Scratches – Dude Johnson

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011

He’s totally hip in a non-descript, poorly defined way. Not a big story behind this one. Random sketch of a guy that I liked enough to make into a random illustration of a guy. ‘Dude Johnson’ is the name I tend to use for people that have no real interesting characteristics to speak of. This [...]

Tree Trimming – Page 3 of 3

Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Now See Here! – The Good Diner

Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I was hired to photograph several veteran fine-dining servers for Memphis Magazine’s annual restaurant poll issue. I was worried about finding a way to make the subject matter interesting. The art director thought a “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” idea might go a long way toward explaining what these folks tolerate [...]


Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

I love Belvedere in all seasons.  These photos were taken in January, March, June, and October of 2010.

Opening Lines – The Thing in the Box

Posted on Monday, February 21st, 2011

The things random passersby threw into the gravel pit never really surprised Daniel, until today. It was a small box, wooden, with bits of metal leafing and darker wood inlay. It was a wholly simple and rustic thing, not at all what the groundkeeper expected to find in the construction area behind the high school. [...]

Napkin Scratches – Procedural Designs #2

Posted on Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Some more Flash procedural chaos magic design.

Tree Trimming – Page 2 of 3

Posted on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Now See Here! – Our Fair City VII

Posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Everyday it’s living, dying, struggling and celebrating. We’re finding ourselves, and Our Fair City puts on a brave face as She staggers along through an explosive period of change. etc, etc, etc…

Opening Lines – Zeitgeist

Posted on Monday, February 14th, 2011

Caitlin had kept her eyes closed for ten seconds, just like Dr. Smoltz had told her to, but when she opened them, it was still there, looking at her and not blinking. “I’m not going to go away, you know.” It said to her, its voice cool, calm, melodic. She snapped her eyes shut again, [...]


Posted on Saturday, February 12th, 2011

We left our town in arboreal disarray. Pretty mess! We left, to the river. Woods that sing the air- oracle dog white-eyed whining (leave for the river leave

Napkin Scratches – Joann

Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011

A resurrected character design finished two years later. I have a folder on my hard drive titled “In Progress”. Really it should be called ”Where my ideas go to die”. At present there are over 60 sketches and half finished illustrations gathering digital dust in that folder. I don’t have the heart to delete them, so there they [...]

Tree Trimming: Page 1 of 3

Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Now See Here! – Something Else

Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011

One of these things is not like the other…

Memphis Fast Fiction Sampling

Posted on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Hey everyone, I was out of town this weekend, freezing my bits off in Nashville. Because of which, I’m clawing my way back to the surface from an avalanche of work. So, no new Opening Lines this week. Instead, here’s a sampling of 3 Memphis Fast Fictions from my new project. Same method as my [...]

A Wise Choice – Page 3

Posted on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Now See Here! – Something or Other

Posted on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Many of you may have seen many of these images before, but like the dreaded “clip show,” I’ve gone back through the archives and found what I feel are interesting new ways to combine images that relate to one another. Most of these were shot in different places and different times but taken as a [...]


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