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Hi, I’m an illustrator based in Cincinnati, OH. I  make cartoons, comics, kids’ books and more. If I can help illustrate your story ideas, get in touch.

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The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey

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I’ve read or listened to The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey  five times in the past couple of weeks. I start other books, but then I think of a funny Wrong Way Slurps moment and I go back. I guess I’ll give up on other books. They’re usually too long anyway.

Rey Kenobi (or Skywalker or Nunb or whatever)

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I’m hoping Rey isn’t related to anyone else in the Star Wars but as a friend put it, “She is a kenobi bc they always tie it together bc kiddie movies always tie things together.”

Language and Litter (V. 2)

INT. TOYOTA SEQUOIA – NIGHT

A grizzly, older man is driving us to a restaurant. I’m in the passenger seat. Friend Hanna and family sit in the back.

GRIZ

Miss Hanna, you have positive name. You know what name means? Happy.

ME

Happy?

GRIZ

The infinitive form of Hanna is *some word* means happy. Very positive name.

ME

Happy?

GRIZ

Happy. H-A-P-P-Y. Like:

(smiles at me, toothless)

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Merry Chestnuts!

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We wish you a hap-hap-happiest New Year!

Babysitting Luke

Another Star Wars cartoon I wish I’d finished. Obi-Wan goes off to do the tractor beam while Han whimpers and Luke whines. Star Wars Uncut turned out awesome without it.

Here are some sketches for this video. I should have finished this.

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Luke unloading his X-Wing

This is the first bit of my unfinished scene for Empire Strikes Back Uncut. I wish I would have finished this.

Ken & Andy on Vacation

Very excited about this new project. It’s a two-pager for a comics anthology coming out next year as a WFMU marathon premium. What’s the subject matter, you ask? You’re right, it doesn’t.

The two characters in their tourist costumes:

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Serotona with Electro-Shock Powers

Just messing around with character design ideas for the main character in Frank Conniff’s awesome radio play, The Agoraphobic Action League.  She has electro-shock powers but they bring on severe depression when she uses them. Consequently, she’d rather lie down on the couch than fight crime.

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Percolady, Assemble!

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I’m enjoying Frank Conniff’s podcast, Podhouse 90. The Agoraphobic Action League is a classic. The one-liners bring laughs and groans, the fun kind, but most of all, it’s got heart. I can relate to its message about depression, I’m sure lots of people can. I can see it as a comic, something like those great Archie comics of yore.

 

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