June 24, 2008

From The Church Sketchbook

This past weekend Pastor David Ashcraft and his father Dr. Neil Ashcraft spoke about living fresh and productive lives.

ps- his eyes don't actually look in two different directions

June 20, 2008

For Moleskin Exchange

The left hand side of the very top one is actually another moleskin exchange participant.

June 19, 2008

From The Church Sketchbook

Pastor David Ashcraft continues the series "Dash" at LCBC this last weekend.

June 18, 2008

Thank You Fiesers!

Steph and I spent last Saturday with illustrator Stephen Fieser and his wife Cherie. We had a great meal, a great time and both were gracious in answering our questions about everything but especially about illustration.

June 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Paul!

The inside simply says, "If you were a dog you would be really old."

June 08, 2008


From The Church Sketchbook

Pastor Jason Mitchell walks in the Teacher's footsteps.

As I was painting this I suddenly realized that this in no way looks anything even remotely like Jason. I struggle to draw things that are moving.

June 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Anna!

"In Part" Magazine

Earlier this year I was given the opportunity to do a small spot illustration for "In Part." This magazine is the quarterly magazine sent out by the Brethren In Christ Church throughout North America. The article that it accompanies is about people that are finding church communities online.

June 05, 2008

June 02, 2008

Editorial Cartoons

I have recently been given the job of drawing editorial cartoons for Capital Watch. Capital Watch is a monthly paper that focuses on state level issues here in Pennsylvania.

While drawing cartoons for a paper I have to constantly remind myself to leave out details and to keep the message as simple as possible in order to gather in a larger audience. It is a fun process and a good break from my normal drawing style.

For each month I am given a subject to editorialize and I return ideas. One is picked, changes are made, I get out a brush and a bottle of ink and finish it off. The first cartoon is about taxpayer funding local water treatment facilities that process the water that runs into the Chesapeake Bay. To be effective the tax burden would be somewhat enormous. The second cartoons has to do with Pennsylvania's everlasting debate about allowing the local grocer to sell beer (in Pa. beer buyers must go to specialty stores). The concern is that local brews and small beer companies won't have the shelf space in the grocery stores. I am not concerned with any of this and I am still a little unclear about the actual problem.