Though what I wanted most to do was not think about it just for a little while, try to let my mind go limp so it could be strong for the rest of what there was.
Richard Ford, from ‘Rock Springs’

More sketchbook productivity….portrait of my son, lower left, with ACTUAL quote…I don’t know where he gets this quips from, but lately he has me howling all the time. Must be the Calvin & Hobbes exposure, or WAIT - we are both Adventure Time junkies, could be that? I hope you have seen some of this brilliance already, I’m just now getting the memo.

more typography experiments….

more typography experiments….

George Orwell worried about information control, whereas Aldous Huxley thought it was more likely that we’d drown information in a sea of irrelevance. Which is riskier?
interview question w/ James Gleick, by Peter Smith
I really appreciate getting to see other people’s sketchbooks. It’s sometimes refreshing to see un-edited or less-edited thoughts in their raw form, and in visual symbols so it’s more vague and confusing than if it was spoken. Or sometimes clearer. I think you may possibly understand what I’m saying? So I’ll be reciprocating often, here.

I really appreciate getting to see other people’s sketchbooks. It’s sometimes refreshing to see un-edited or less-edited thoughts in their raw form, and in visual symbols so it’s more vague and confusing than if it was spoken. Or sometimes clearer. I think you may possibly understand what I’m saying? So I’ll be reciprocating often, here.

Self explanatory. Today. Every day.

Self explanatory. Today. Every day.

Have you had your daily dose of Surrealism?  I think not. I shall endeavor to help.

Have you had your daily dose of Surrealism?  I think not. I shall endeavor to help.

Icon work for a video game that teaches complex math strategies to jaded middle schoolers. #educationdoesntnecessarilyhavetosuck

Icon work for a video game that teaches complex math strategies to jaded middle schoolers. #educationdoesntnecessarilyhavetosuck

Sometimes I like to draw on my clothes. Sometimes I get a little carried away with that.  (Yes-Dress is red marker on white raw silk / vest is black marker on white cotton)

Sometimes I like to draw on my clothes. Sometimes I get a little carried away with that.  (Yes-Dress is red marker on white raw silk / vest is black marker on white cotton)

Hopefully self-publishing this as a Kickstarter project in the next year, unless some publisher of graphic novels begs me to produce it first. I’m open to that.

Hopefully self-publishing this as a Kickstarter project in the next year, unless some publisher of graphic novels begs me to produce it first. I’m open to that.

more sneak peeks for ‘Keeper of Ravens’

published by Random House, fall 2012 / cover design by yours truly + interior illustration spots