The Ink Collar Worker™

Friday, July 22, 2011

Redesigned and updated website!

Hey gang! I just updated my game art website! I have updated it with lots of new art and stuff, so please take a look.

http://www.mrmanifesto.com/

Friday, July 15, 2011

Art Show at the Sun Cafe

For the month of July, I am having an art show at the Sun Cafe, in the sleepy neighborhood of Ballard, located in Seattle,WA. To compliment the art show, I drew their chalkboard menu! It's a great cozy cafe with great coffee by Stumptown Roasters.





Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gallery (206)

Next week in Seattle! Gallery (206) Premieres May 31st from 7- 10 pm Occidental Park Seattle, WA
www.gallery206.net

How many artist can you fit into a phone booth? Apparently 206 artists (and a few more). What a coincidence! 206 is also the Seattle area code.

This piece will be in the phone book.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Spirit Bottles

Digital painting for an upcoming art show this month! More details to follow.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cereal Comics

Cereal ads in old comics are quite fun to read, as they reflect their TV counterparts on Saturday mornings (do they still have Saturday morning cartoons anymore?). I found these three in an old The Flinstones with Pebbles Gold Key comic (#22, 1964). My favorite is the Lucky Charms ad, but look how boring the box is! (Speaking of cereal boxes, check out these Jay Ward inspired designs.) I don't know who drew these comics, but I'm researching who the cartoonists are. Man, I would so love to have that job drawing cereal ads.

That one kid in the Lucky Charms ad looks suspiciously like a chipmunk.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Busy-ness and games

Hi there! It's been awhile since I've posted anything on my blog. That's because I've been busy working with Zipline Games illustrating iPhone games!
Also look for  scans of illustrations by Mel Crawford, Charlie Harper, Sheila Beckett and more from my collection of vintage children's books in this space.

A sneak peek on a game I have been working on:

© 2011 Zipline Games



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love+Water

I recently designed and illustrated a t-shirt for Love+Water, an online community that creates Wearable Philanthropy by connecting artists with charities through T-Shirt Design Projects. The charity I picked for this month is Camp Adventure, a camp for children with cancer. Any proceeds I make with the shirt will all go to Camp Adventure. Please vote for my design!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2 Valentine's Day shows!

 Art posted for two Valentine's Day shows! A feast for your sore eyes, if not your broken heart.
The Bureau of Drawers will have two Valentine’s Day inspired art shows next week! First, there will be a show on February 10th at the Cafe Racer, called “Like/Like“. From 6-9PM.
Next on February 12th at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will feature the Bureau of Drawers’ “Lovesick” show for the 3rd annual Georgetown Art Attack in Seattle (from 6-9PM). Below is my new painting for the group show! I am looking into making prints of both works and have them available for the show. I’ll keep you updated!

Monday, January 31, 2011

New works and 2 Valentine's Day inspired art shows

The Bureau of Drawers will have two Valentine's Day inspired art shows next week! First, there will be a show on February 10th at the Cafe Racer, called "Like/Like". From 6-9PM.

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Next on February 12th at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will feature the Bureau of Drawers' Lovesick show for the 3rd annual Georgetown Art Attack in Seattle (from 6-9PM). Below is my new painting for the group show! I am looking into making prints of both works and have them available for the show. I'll keep you updated on this blog!

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Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.8

Final page of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Empty Bowls

I hang out with a group of talented artists called the Bureau of Drawers. It's a Seattle based drawing group that hang out at a local watering hole called the Cafe Racer. Recently we all help paint unfired clay bowls for the Seattle chapter of Empty Bowls. Here's their mission statement:
Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.

Below are two of the bowls I painted. Check out their Facebook page for more photos! Empty Bowls will be holding an auction of the bowls on February 27th at the Ballard Community Center.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.7

Page seven of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

New painting - Smokey the Cockatiel

I recently painted a small illustration for an upcoming Bureau f Drawers Valentine's Day art show at the Cafe Racer on February 12th. The theme is "Like/Like" so I chose a pet from when I was a child that was given to me for my 5th birthday, a cockatiel I named Smokey. I adored that bird! I miss him and here he is depicted in bird paradise:

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Goauche and watercolor on watercolor paper

Monday, January 17, 2011

Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.6

Page six of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Our Broadcast Day – H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.5

Page five of my HR Pufnstuf comic for Our Broadcast Day:

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Our Broadcast Day - H.R. Pufnstuf, pg.4

I hope everyone had a great time over the holidays! Here's page four of HR Pufnstuf  from Our Broadcast Day to help you ease into your workday after the parties:

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