Blister Freak Circus raffle

I just found this as I was unpacking. It’s from show I once played, where the band sponsored a contest to win several pounds of scrapple. I’m fairly certain that the scrapple ended up in a toilet supply tank at that club.

How to make scrapple

Pet Peeves

Illustration Friday: Pet Peeves.

Litter Bug Creep

This is a tough one because, aside from cutting on the RIAA, I try to stay positive here. So, I put on the first CD I could reach (Parliament’s Greatest Hits) and quickly drew this. I see this all the time in the city – people drop their trash on the ground when there is a trash receptacle within close range.

Another one is “Studios.” Vince Illustrator Studios. Is there more than one? I hope so! Otherwise…that’s another peeve.

Speaking of studio (here’s where this gets positive again), I am moving into mine. There is a longer post coming, with pictures of the whole two plus year process. Here are a couple of quick photos taken with my dinky web cam.

Downstairs: Music and brightly lit work room.

Studio 1

Barn, 2

Upstairs: Drawing tables, chair, futon and closet.


I am very excited.

The other pet peeve idea I had was name dropping – you know, famous people met and or known. But I think chewing with one’s mouth open is far more egregious.


Happy Illustration Friday.

Leap (gear)

Clockwork Oranges

Having an extra day each fourth leap year would indicate that there are 6 extra hours in each year. I took my pocket watch apart, and as I suspected, it has leap gears to store the extra time.

Happy Illustration Friday.

gears sketch


matryoshka skull heads

Two heads are better than one.

How about multiple heads, then? Multiple matryoshka heads. Happy Illustration Friday.



Illustration Friday: Dr. Ding has long held the theory that, as part of the cycle of life, we carry the actual grim reaper within us. And, as such, it witnesses our actions, thoughts and ways of being first hand (as a kind of karmic score keeper).

One of his best tricks is showing his theory to his students.