Monday, March 2, 2015

2014, the blur that suddenly became 2015

2014 was a busy year.

With a lot of help from friends I was able to fund a book I was working on for two years.
Bedbug's Book of Wisdom was printed March 2015 with a limited run of 250 copies. A few copies still floating around in circulation.

Working on smaller mini comix featuring Bedbug. Keep an eye out for them.

Did a few residencies, one in West Seattle in the world famous Caravan Airstream trailer gallery and at the Georgetown Art and Cultural Center (GACC). At both places I created permanent art for the walls.

Local commercial sign work kept me busy doing hand lettered signs for Bella Nocturne and Seek and Restore. These shops are part of the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall. Signs for Ultrafab Computer Service & Repair and Hallava Falafel, both excellent Seattle Businesses have fresh eye-catching signage now.

This winter have been both making commissioned fine art for living spaces, murals and entire house make-overs.

In the process of organizing photos from all of 2014's and early 2015's projects.

Until then please enjoy a glimpse of an old favorite, now displayed at the Mix music venue in Georgetown. Long story about the 13 year journey of this painting and how it vanished and returned.

Please visit my Etsy page for Bedbug cartoon gear and related art for sale

I have been keeping my www.bedbugcartoon.tumblr page active with frequent posts.
Thank you for choosing to view my art

Sunday, December 22, 2013

This is a break from the typical art posting as this one is more of a commercial type thing.
I was hired to create 2 15' w x 20' tall stage backdrops and a bald eagle for the most recent
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis US Fall Tour. In addition to painting the backdrops and eagle, I also had a hand in the design/fabrication of 3D tree trunks.

The backdrop painting and eagle painting were all done freehand with no templates, grids or projection enlargement on fire retardant muslin stage drapery. The eagle was drawn freehand on plywood, cut and detailed. The trunks were formed from large cut Sonotube, heat formed plastic sheeting that simulated a bark texture, bondo, expanding foam and tons of paint.

The photos here show the process from start to finish and some stage shots lifted from the M&RL website. Zoe Rain is the official photographer. Other source is

I will add better quality photos soon. These give you a good idea of what went down. Oh yeah, I painted the backdrops and eagle in 5 days.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

What a year! My computer and phone both died leaving me unable to do a whole lot of posting until now. This hasn't stopped me from making art, just put the brakes on documenting stuff for a spell.

I began posting what started as a simple daily cartoon using facebook as a barometer to see how it would go over with people I know. The daily postings were originally going to be whatever I happened to draw that day in my sketch book and turns out it essentially became an ongoing series of cartoons featuring a character I named 'Bedbug'.

I am now making custom Bedbug paintings and illustrations on a commission basis, working towards compiling a book of the best Bedbug cartoons as well as some fresh ones just for the book. You can see the Bedbug cartoon archives and add yourself to the fanbase to see daily updates at as well as

Below are some of my favorites. You can commission a Bedbug in ink or paint simply by contacting me and telling me how you want Bedbug portrayed. The possibilities are endless. Price can be discussed based on what the commission entails.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Custom Missing Link Ink Tattoo Flash Sheets!!! I am selling these original flash sheets as well as limited runs of 10 prints per design (signed and numbered). Originals are made on heavy cardstock using a mix of india ink, tattoo ink, acrylic paint and sharpie marker.

Originals sell for $150/sheet. Prints are $30 each.

I riff on classic themes and inject my own designs as well as popular and obscure 20th century cartoon and advertising icons.

I have been collecting tats for years and gave it a whirl as a tattooer a few years back. Arthritis made it nearly impossible to devote time to pursuing tattooing as a career so the next best thing for me is to create my own flash sheets.

I also design custom one of a kind tattoo pain-free designs that you can take directly to your favorite ink slinger or simply hang on the wall to admire.

These designs can be purchased immediately by going to my Etsy shop or you can contact me directly  to avoid all the fees and extra cost of Etsy.