Wednesday, December 24, 2008

For The Whitney

so im participating in a show at the whitney, "the Funnies"- a kind of tribute to comics and other tabloid narrative imagery. They are putting together a tabloid magazine with artists images in it instead of the usual postcard to advertise for the show in Feb. This is my image, another stab at my incubating "warrior queen" project.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Let it Snow.

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you're all staying warm :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Web Comic

So, I forgot to post this on here. I started a web comic, for no other reason than because I'm bored. It's called Two Fifteen and it's hanging out on my portfolio site until I get some money to set up its own site. Maybe I'll get a freelance job and I'll get to have a Christmas this year. Anyway, you can check it out here:
Two Fifteen

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

the Lifer

Don't know where i got inspired to do this from, i think it may have started as a sketch in my notebook. I have always loved to draw ugly people- they're more interesting than good looking ones.
So if you're ugly i would like to draw your ugly face.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Left 4 Dead Contest

This is my submission to the Left 4 Dead Concept Art Contest over at Left 4 Dead is this awesome new zombie-shooter game, i just tried the demo today it's pretty rad.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Girl Ninja Posters!

Posters are Printed. Silk Screens for 35$, Digital Prints 25$ and Digital Pin ups available. So excited to be done...once time and I take our victory photo in the lab I'll post it up here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Here are some of the girls for the Girl Ninja screen posters. These colors are for the pin ups, they share the same pallet for the posters. Should have some finished photos of those on tues.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Some Stuff

A few self portraits (because you all miss seeing my face) and a new fashion(ish) illustration. I need to find a better solution than falling back on gradients.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ok, finally posting some work. This is a painting I did in Corel for a character design. First nearly finished image of Sam. I'm gonna have to convert some of the Girl Nin. Pin up for the web but I should have some of that live by the end of the week. Hopefuly the screen prints will be done on tuesday.

Another Character Design, and Batman!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

RE: Then and Now

i loved Jess's last post about the difference between teenage you and the present year model, so much i had to do my own. i was such a loser.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Then & Now

So this meme was posted on Drawn! a while ago and I forgot about it until one of my friends did it recently. You draw yourself as a teenager and you now. I was pretty unique back in the day. How about you guys?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Apt. C3- Shipped out!

I used this image to gocco print on the front of the envelopes I'm sending my comic package off with. They all get sent out today! All 23 of them :D Wish me luck!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Warrior Queen

I'm posting this character design for a new project I'm working on, consisting of a post-apocalyptic world ruled by Amazon women. And Eunuchs to boot!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Tried a new way of working on this one. Worked pretty well!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Comic Madness!

So who's doing 24 hour comic day this year? 10am Saturday October 18 to 10 am Sunday October 19.

I'll be back in Portland that day, but not sure if I'll be participating or not yet. How about you guys? Crazy enough to do it again?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I draw my dog a lot!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sample of the new strip.
*note: this incident in particular may have kind of sorta happened with a customer. luckily, it wasn't me.

Monday, September 8, 2008

New look

So after turning on the tv one day and watching shows on nickelodeon that portrayed a "retro" style of character(s), I decided why not? Again, the characters from chum drawn in a new style. What do you think of the colors?
And on a side note... come January yours truly is off to South Korea for one year to teach English (that is if all goes well with the contract). But as of now all looks well.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I might go back an watercolor the chocolate instead of having it the same color as the line. I dunno.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I little off topic here, but does anyone remember/know/want to tell me how to change the color of the headers and footer on our sites???

I'm revamping and cannot figure out how to do it. I'm hopeless!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Illio Friday - "Routine" estimated five-thousand fawns a year die from SIDS.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Illio Friday - "Detach"

i couldn't find an interesting original color solution for this one, so i just copped out and copied Nathan Fox's 3-D effect....kinda cool...

Friday, August 1, 2008

three more!

ok, I'll stop posting these here for a while. I'm just so pumped about them! Anyway, I'll probably keep putting more up on my personal art blog: if you wanna see more as I finish them.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Modern Guilt

I finished this funny little cartoon yesterday, so here it is. Narrative storytelling is something i always fall back on, i enjoy it immensely. i might hand-color it (instead of digital) and post that, i have a hard time getting lighting to look good in photoshop.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

apt. c3

So I finally got my copy of photoshop onto my new computer and my tablet hooked up, so I'm finally getting back into my comic strips. I'm going back and redoing the earlier ones in a new strip format, instead of the square format I had been working in. I'm liking it a lot more.
Just gotta keep cranking them out now!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

@ the movies

here's what i've been working on the last couple days, The Joker and Anton Chigurh from No Country For Old Men. I like them 'cause they're loose and colorful, while retaining my line work. This way of working is more liken to how i was working in school, and i could see this in a magazine (i think). What do you think?

Monday, July 21, 2008

CHUM, yum

Funny to think that my thesis work would be going this far. I have currently sold 50 copies of CHUM since graduation and am still drawing up new strips (I think the count is in the seventies now).
Ironically, since I work at a place very similar to that of the strip for forty or fifty hours a week, I doubt that I will be running out of material anytime soon, well, here's hoping...

Another one

So I decided to do another one of those transformer's drawings and came up with this Dodge Viper. Still sitting on my desk waiting to be finished are the Pontac Aztek and the GMC Safari, should be up soon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I Saw A Totoro

Okay, so i used to an anime HATER but my girlfriend has been renting movies by Hayao Miyazaki, among them My Neighbor Totoro.
I was inspired when i came across The Totoro Forest Project, a gallery consisting of paintings and prints from a vast array of artists. Apparently the forest that inspired the movie is in danger of being cut down and they are raising money to save it.
Anyway i haven't watercolored in a while, i realized that i really miss it. Starting them is the hardest part, but a finished piece is worth it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Illio Friday - "Sour"

the crazy drunk chick appears again for illustration friday! just realized i forgot her tattoos, i'm a moron.


I like almost everything about this illustration except the coke can. I may scrap the whole thing an start from scratch. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

re: ryan's challenge.

This is a portrait I'm going to be gocco printing and using for the next wave of mailings for my Mail Art project: Postcard Portraits. And speaking of, we just got some new stuff in the mail :) Check it out on the site: Postal Matter!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Portrait Challenge

ah-ha! i challenge you limber illustrators to concoct a portrait of mediocre proportions! seriously though, do a portrait of someone. i did this one of cedric bixler (who?) from the Mars Volta.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ryan in Print

A while ago i let local hip-hop artist Brzowski use one of my images to use on his latest album. I just got an advance copy of it and it looks SICK!...especially the actual disc itself considering i didnt even know he was gonna slap it on there.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

new piece

Another "cut paper" illustration I've been working on. I'm still not sure about the color of the line work for the face and shoulders. What'd you guys think?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ryan's Illio Friday - "forgotten"

alas, a week late. been kinda distracted lately, mostly due to nice weather and that new damn grand theft auto.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Hi blog, this is Audrey and I am posting to tell yous how i used my Illustration degree to get a pretty decent job.

So basically I just got this job designing, building, and painting signs on huge tents. They pay pretty well, have full benefits, and it's kind of artsy, well moreso than housekeeping. When I went for an interview they said, "well we couldnt help but notice that you have no prior experience doing anything that requires any skill", which is pretty harsh but true.

They were interested in my art degree however, because they needed someone who could illustrate people's ideas for custom awnings and tents. I told them that my whole art school career was about communicating people's ideas and building things, so they hired me based on that.

Of course I still plan on getting a studio and making art my job, but its nice to know that you can use your art degree to get better than average employment in the meantime.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

up up and away!

Welcome to Beer and Fried Chicken! This is a group blog/art collective of eight Illustrators from Portland, Maine. We all studied and graduated together from Maine College of Art. This site serves as a place for us to get our work out into the public, as well as to each other.

Comments, critiques, and job offers are all welcome!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Coming Soon!

Check back for new updates soon!