I’ve been experimenting with AI/machine learning recently, and trained my latest build on the complete set of 898 pokemon currently included in the pokemon.com database (as of 2021). To avoid contaminating the results, only information gleanable from the official pokedex was made available to my AI. Everything here therefore was clearly extrapolatable by inference from the dataset, even in cases where this seems unlikely. In the course of the experiment, 49 non-official Pokemon were generated. The full results (with notes) can be found at the link above. [more inside]
The Marvelous Money Machine could make the whole town rich! But…how does it work? A pay-what-you-want picture book for children and immature adults.
The crazy, heartbreaking story of Hang on the Box, one of China's earliest all-women punk bands. Excerpted from a (forthcoming!) comic-book history of Beijing's musical underground. [more inside]
For The Baffler Issue 44 “Truth Decay”, artist and activist John Leavitt approaches the topics of historical memory, the first red scare, the role of propaganda, and the labor movement as something haunting the American mind.
Some quirky templates in case you need to channel your rage about the current inhabitant of the Oval Office into meme form. Starting off with one basic pose, but more to come! Suggestions welcome in comments.
A short, illustrated guide to things you can do to make the world better and take care of yourself now that Everything Is Terrible. I created it as a way to get myself out of a deep politics-related funk earlier this month.
I've been gathering up some of my sketches (mostly markers and some digital) from past years and organizing them into stickers for iOS Messenger because they seem well-suited to this medium. So far I have a set of random creatures, a set of aliens/robots and a set of ocean-inspired life.
Goofus and Gallant illustration mashup with Frank Herbert's Dune quotations.
A hand-drawn non-fiction comic about Mexico City in 2015. Contains stories about street-side electric shocks, nightclubs named after forgotten globe-trotting radicals, the magical realism of the city's street names, a 25-year old dance battle, the idiosyncrasies of the city's museums, a long-running counterculture market and a spiritual experience disguised as a 'mud bath.' [more inside]
I illustrated a children's book! [more inside]
Developing a webcomic/animation series. At the moment I'm just figuring out what it is, but I recently finished a short animation which brings the little guy to life. I'd really love to hear some feedback if anyone has any.
Once upon a time I liberated a bunch of fun post-Civil-War maps, charts and graphs for all to see. But now you can buy them! For your walls! Posters of ye olden days graphics on everything from consumption to population to religion to Germans and more. [more inside]
In conjunction with its upcoming exhibition “Gustave Doré (1832-1883): Master of Imagination”, the National Gallery of Canada is seeking black and white illustrations, inspired by Gustave Doré’s graphic artwork, for the tale of Bluebeard. The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2014. Send your Bluebeards to email@example.com! [more inside]
This is a little card I made for the Tour de France made for Ken's birthday.
In anticipation of the season 3 premiere of Downton Abbey, I've begun a series of portraits based upon the memorable characters from the show. Depicted as dogs and cats, naturally. I am selling them as prints in my Etsy shop.
Pen & Oink is a blog on children's illustration I started with two other illustrators. We'll have interviews, tutorials, and book features, among other posts. There's a lot of content about children's books, but we also plan to cover magazines, surface design, animation, and anything else with illustrated content for children.
A blog that attempts to mix original animation, writing, illustration and comics. We're a two person team and recently finished a setup stage that will hopefully allow us to post some varied and interesting content.
Illustrations I've done so far for The Occupied Wall Street Journal are now online, and not just in PDF format. Links to the drawings in Issue #1 and Issue #3. Please poke around the site and read all the articles!
if you like your adventure stories light-hearted, your action historical, and your comics colourfully-illustrated, you may very well enjoy Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. Updated on Saturday mornings with four to six new pages. [more inside]
WHAT IS TOR: A poster for the Electronic Frontier Foundation by Molly Crabapple and myself explains what the TOR network of anonymous nodes does, why it's important, and what you can do to help, via the medium of cartoon raccoons in waistcoats.
I just finished my girlfriend's new website showcasing her sweet illustration and design skills. I think it is nice.
A limited edition print featuring 235 Star Trek characters rendered as pixels, made with the support of Koyama Press. The print debuts at MoCCA this weekend, after which it will be sold online. In the meantime, KP and I are giving away 2 copies to whomever can name the most characters.
Inspired by cortex's deletion reason, auctioned for charity, and now available as a holiday card for all and sundry. This year, play everyone hence with a Lute Cat of your very own.
I'm the art director of a new online magazine, Dark Valentine, dedicated to dark fiction. Our premiere issue has launched today, and can be downloaded free here. [more inside]
It started when I won a small old-school library card catalog at a university auction. [more inside]