Monday, March 30, 2009

Cutesy but not Cutesy

When I was visiting Philadelphia a week ago, I had the distinct honor of meeting Cutesy but not Cutesy's Diane Koss. In case you don't know, Diane makes monsters...

These are just a few of her creations. While reminiscent of Dr. Seuss crossed with 'Where the Wild Things Are,' these are truly Diane's characters, and once you see the sheer number of them, I think you'll agree. Oh, and did I mention she makes them by hand? Yep, each one handmade, by her hands. Small, medium, and large.

While her work is most readily available at various craft fairs, lucky for you she has an Etsy online store. So please visit and browse around:

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Obama's People

Another small project I've been working on is portraits of the new administration. Nadav Kander's photos from the New York Times Magazine served as good source material, and below is a small sampling of what I've done up to this point:

Big Funny Sneak Preview

It's been a while since I've posted anything, but that's because I've been in the midst of some big projects. One of them is Big Funny, a local Minneapolis endeavor, and I've posted the final pencils for my submissions above. These are big, about 19x24, though the final printed anthology will be 16x20. They may be a little hard to read, but hopefully they'll give you an idea of what the final pages will be like.