Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Lierza Cone

On August 20, 1980, I thought this was a good idea. Well, to be fair, I dreamed it up -- including the hexagonal font -- and then made copious notes the next day. The notes say that it was to be a green and purple duotone on a metallic silver background. The notes also indicate that this "special edition" featured the original soundtrack to The Lierza Cone...whatever that was. This album cover's not terrible, and it might even have been a little cool in real life if realized according to the notes.

Some years later, Bowie got around to releasing Ziggy Stardust -- The Motion Picture, but the cover looked nothing like this.

Many years later, I began to revisit The Lierza Cone as part of a mockumentary about Roswell, Area 51, ancient aliens, and alternate realities. I may get back to that. It was coming along swimmingly.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Awareness Awareness!

Every now and then I hit my threshold with the stupidity that is Facebook. One of the things that I find most irksome is the idiotic "sharing" of graphics that allegedly are to raise awareness for the Disease of the Week. I just wish it would stop.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


On October 8, 1980 I thought this was a good idea. According to a note on the original sketch, it was "from a dream." There are several drawings of record covers that I did that I dreamt up. I was a little obsessed with the idea of becoming a record cover designer at the time, so I'm not really surprised. I just wished that I'd dreamed something good, since clearly I knew even less about design and art than I know now. The beauty of recreating this artwork is that I now have a brick pattern in my library. The photograph of the band was borrowed from the internet. 

Oddly enough, I've never really liked ARS.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Black Sabbath

On October 21, 1980, I thought this was a good idea. I was young; cut me some slack. Since Black Sabbath is about to release their first album in a hundred or so years, I thought I'd build my original idea in Adobe Illustrator and see how it looked.

Not unsurprisingly, 21st Century technology will not save questionable and juvenile ideas.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


This is just something I threw together to mark the historic occasion of Minnesota being the twelfth state to make marriage equality a law. Hurrah!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Treats

With this drawing, I am reserving my own personal very special penthouse in Hell. Carry on.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Noo Spinoolean Tarot - Seven of Ankhs

As I stewed and fretted over the final card for the suit of Ankhs, it finally dawn-of-the-dead-ed on me that there was a tried-and-true pop culture icon upon which I could draw (no pun intended). So I drew it.

And by the way, are not undead mummies zombies?

Anyway, I will now move on to trying to figure out the suits of Roses and Pears (and perhaps a couple of others that are lurking in my tiny mind). I still have nearly 300 Major Arcana card ideas to realize too.

I have more artwork to make than I have lifespan left. An awesome and terrifying notion...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Glass Half Monster

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Three Box Rule

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Star Wars Episode VII

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Procrastination Nation

This is what I'm doing instead of doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

What are you doing?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cleansing the palate, cleansing the palette

Sometimes it's just fun to play with shapes (okay, shape) and colors. Well, it is.

It's like pushing the reset button. Kind of. Not really. But sort of.