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Batman Vs. Joker

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11th May

Bang! Pow! Last fall I made a little sketch of Batman fighting the Joker for a Photoshop demo at LCAD. The demo went great, the sketch went into a notebook and I forgot about it. Until a month ago. I pulled the sketch out and decided it deserved to be finished. I posted the results […]


The Incredible Hulk

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4th May

Here’s a little something I made recently. As has already been established, I’m a lifelong fan of comic books. I don’t follow superhero books so much anymore as an adult (with a few exceptions — Hawkeye has been a lot of fun lately), but superheroes sure are fun to draw. I was able to find surprisingly […]


The Exhibition

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28th November

For those of you who have been kind enough to follow my work but were unable to attend my MFA exhibition, I thought I might post some photographs from the show. Unfortunately, I don’t have any shots of the opening reception — after all the hard work that went into getting the show up, I […]



“Meanwhile, Below” Print For Sale

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8th September

Hey folks! It’s been a long time coming, but I finally have a new print for sale. For those of you who have been following my work, you probably recognize the Lollypop Squid from a previous print of mine. This new print, Meanwhile, Below, is offered in my store as a 12″x12.5″ giclée on 13″x15″ […]



Aliens! Ghosts! Run for your lives!

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11th July

Keeping with the theme I established a couple of posts back, here’s a new pattern I just completed — this time featuring scared screaming spooks. Pop culture is filled with stories of aliens and ghosts haunting our bedrooms — I thought it might be fun to turn the tables and have them scare each other […]



Orange Mummylade Pattern Tile

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1st June

Something new! I got to thinking recently about the similarities between the outfits worn by mummies and ninja and it amused me that these two historical costumes — which have absolutely nothing in common — visually pair pretty well together. This piece is, in a way, not yet finished. I don’t want to reveal my […]


Come See Me At APE Last Weekend!

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20th October

Okay, I am horrible at self-promotion. In all the chaos of preparing for APE 2009 in San Francisco this past weekend, I forgot to post to the notebook that I would attending. Or that I would be selling prints of some of my illustrations. Or that I would be doing personalized sketches for anyone who […]


Haiku Comics

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29th January

I recently began work on a new project with my brother, Robert Olsen. We’ve developed a web comic called Haiku Comics. Bob writes the poems and I draw and letter the strip. It’s been a lot of fun to work on so far. Neither of us really knows where this thing is going, so our […]


New Book

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17th December

I have printed and assembled the first copy of my new storybook, Will Someone Open This [CENSORED] Jar? The “first printing” is a signed & numbered edition of twenty copies made using archival inks and acid-free paper. One down, only nineteen more to go!


New Work

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31st August

Well, it’s been a rough month. After getting back from Japan, I was hit with a couple of health issues that completely blew the deadline I’d set for the animated film I’ve been working on. I’m fine now, but I’ve had to push back the completion date for the film until January of 2009. Fingers […]