Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Neil Gaiman in Alabama

On February 18, some fortunate friends and I got to see author extraordinaire, Neil Gaiman, on his first trip to Alabama. He spoke at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa, presented by the Creative Campus of the University of Alabama.

There's really no particular point to making a blog entry about this, except to say that it was a very exceptional evening, and I figure at least some of the sort who regularly visit here likely enjoy Gaiman's work. At our event he read three short stories an
d a few select poems before spending some time answering several of the questions (including mine) from the heaping pile of index cards he'd received. He was personable (as much as one can be so from a stage), charming, witty, and generally entertaining. In addition to said entertainment, the evening was incredibly inspiring from a creative standpoint.

His work alone had earned him my admiration and respect long be
fore this, but now it's increased that much more. If Neil Gaiman ever happens to be in your general area, you should definitely attempt to attend!

Here's a link to Neil's own blog entry about his experience in Tuscaloosa.


(Apologies to Lisa, who took this picture and therefore is not in it, but was very much a part of the evening!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Jenn & Bueno: Would-Be Book Cover

I had originally planned on putting together another Jenn & Bueno art book at the end of last year to follow up their first book from late 2008. However, I decided I'd rather put another book on hold until I have more illustrations I'd like to fill it with.

This is a portion of the art that I was planning for the cover. Since it didn't get used there (and may not make it onto whatever future book eventually takes place), I decided I'd at least post it here so it's not completely relegated to the Heap O' Forgotten Art. Enjoy!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Jenn & Bueno: Mardi Gras

With all the Holiday/Seasonal Jenn & Bueno illustrations I've done over the years, I've never done one for Mardi Gras (as was recently pointed out to me). So, here's one for Mardi Gras! Enjoy!


Monday, February 08, 2010

Jenn & Bueno: Valentines 2010

It's time now for the fourth annual Jenn & Bueno Valentine Cards! Once again I've created four pun-tastic designs inspired by the whimsical, cartoony cards kids pass around in elementary school. At the end of this post you'll see links to where you can download a printable template of all four cards in case you wanna disappoint anyone you know by actually giving them a greeting of my creation this year. Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy the cards!


Here are the links to 150 dpi templates you can print.
Just print them on opposite sides of the same sheet of paper
(heavy stock provides the best results, obviously).


And here are the printable fronts to the cards from the past years (the printable back should fit all of them).


Monday, February 01, 2010

Zombie Werewolf

If zombies are kinda scary and werewolves are also kinda scary, then it stands to reason that a ZOMBIE WEREWOLF would be twice as scary...correct? Dun dun dunnnnnn!