Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Monster Show, Behind the Scenes...

A peek at how I work. All of this under the careful supervision of Underdog, my manager. She has an opinion about everything. You'll notice that I added a mushroom later. My friend Kelly came by while I was working on this and said..."Yeah, it needs a mushroom!" There ya go.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Empress & Koiman

The Empress
loves her Koiman.

School Girl VS. Godzilla

The Jump Rope of
Death will slap the tar
out of these evil doers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lady J VS. Treeman

Lady J is about to
snuff out a bothersome
bully of a flame.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Red VS. The Wolf

The better to
see you with...
hey what's that
in your basket?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wolf Cadet & Ghost

Wolf cadet loves his
levitating, ghostly wife.

Alien VS. Warrior

Big heads,
big trouble.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wolfman VS. Alien Moth Queen

I fight you!
part one

Moth Cat & Flame

More married monsters. So sweet.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Punk and a Tattooed Lass

From the series "I Married a Monster." I love his furry ears and her stone-cold stare.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Alien Boy & Goth Girl

So, this is one of the pieces that I painted for an upcoming show in Nashville. There are 10 pieces in total, 5 are from a series called "I married a monster" and 5 are from a series called " I fight you!" As they get scanned, I'll post them. I'm having a lot of fun with these. I hope to sell them all at the show! If not...guess what's for sale?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dum dum dee dum

A tribute to Xan and Greg's wedding.

Hello Gorgeous!

Our new sweet baby. A '64 Chevy step side. Ain't she a peach? Just wait 'til we get her all gussied up in sea foam green.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Minnesota State Fair

Butter, honey and corn. What more do you need?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Box of Birds

An oldie but goody.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Men with Hats

This documents a happening that took place at a restaurant in Minneapolis. The men in the hats are the Clayton Bros and that's Tom G and I across from them.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A doorway to happiness

I saw this door knob at a bed and breakfast. I should have thought that it was the doorway to a secret garden. It was in fact, the gateway to the loo. Ah well....paradise for those with an urgent purpose.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

City Pages

I did these pieces over the past year or so for City Pages, a free paper here in Minneapolis. The section is called the A-list and it's basically a list of cool things to do in the city that week. I had the pleasure to work with their awesome art director a few times now, and really, these are dream jobs.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Nice Kitty

The cover I did for the Rake Magazine, here in Minneapolis.

Birds and Flowers

Some birds and some patterns.

Get Your Drink On.

These two pieces were created for a group show at the Lunar Boy Gallery, titled "Pink Elephants". Essentially, the theme was about drinking. I wanted to make something light and limited in palette. Bird Fountain is the blue piece, and Champagne Forest is the pink one.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Top Shelf!

I did this poster for Top Shelf Comix. My friend Brett asked me to make something fun and full of strange characters. It's great when you get a project that fulfills your need to create a visual party with something functional, like announcing an anniversary. If you love comix, check out Top Shelf's website!


This painting appeared in the show "Pirates!" at the Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. This was definitely the most fun I've had researching imagery. There's a faint yellow tone to the piece, because that was my way of antiquing the color and bringing a more unified look to the image.

A Welcome, from Abe

I did this painting for Margie. She likes Abe Lincoln. I mean, she REALLY likes Abe Lincoln. I think it borders on obsession, but she hasn't started wearing a beard and hat that's good.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

I'll Fly Away

A girl decides to fly far, far away. The bird seems to know where they are headed.

Land of the Cute

I've always been interested in animals and their dwellings. It's nice to explore the possibilities.

Bad Ass

This is a re-do and improvement of an image I did a while back.
Oddly enough, it was an anniversary gift for my friend John to his lovely wife.
Well, she is awesome. And a bad ass.

The other Underdog

This is Underdog. She's a munchkin, but her attitude is that of a beastie three times her size. She is constantly outsmarting me. My suspicion is that she secretly runs a dog-fighting ring in my basement when I'm at work. Don't let those pale green eyes fool you. Her cuteness is dwarfed by her voracious appetite for destruction. It sent shivers up my spine when I overheard her quote Fight Club to a puppy, "You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all a part of the same compost pile." Brrrrrrr. Chilling.

Friday, June 27, 2008


This is the happiest soup

X Files

of my
Don't judge.

Roadside Attractions

I didn't have a map, so I made this one. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Suzanne Muldowney is a performance artist and the living embodiment of the cartoon character Underdog. She appears in parades across the country and does interpretive dance as the famed hero, as well as Vlad the Impaler and Spectrum the Ghost. She even makes her own costumes! A while back some friends of mine, Boris Gavrilovic and Leon Martin made the film My Life as an Underdog about her. Well, the project was taking a long time, so I made this painting to encourage Leon to keep going. If you get the chance, see the's wonderful.