Sunday, July 29, 2012

MadCurry - Issue 1

This is the first issue of MadCurry. It was originally distributed as a photocopied mini comic in October of 1995.
I received a (most likely undeserved) preview for this in Dave Sim's "Cerebus". My thanks and/or apologies to all those involved.

Read it now on deviantART

Mr. Mortality Presents - Mini Poster

This mini poster was hung in bookstores and comic shops to promote my first mini comic in 1995.

Available in my Gallery on deviantART

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Ink on Bristol board - 1998

This painting was done as a farewell to the restaurant industry. As you can imagine, it was the end of a very rocky relationship.

On DeviantART

Sunday, July 15, 2012

MadCurry Archive

The MadCurry Archive is now open on my deviantART Page. I will be using it to host my 90's mini-comics and Artwork. For starters, I have posted my first mini-comic "Mr. Mortality Presents: Vinyl Junkies in Love". I will be adding other items as fast as I can scan and compile them.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Nick K. M. - Loosen Up

Nicholas Kaput Mortuum is a pretty intense guy. Sometimes he needs to relax and unwind.

Nick is one of my oldest characters, originating in my mini comics in the late 90's. I have been working to update and polish his design for a while. I think this sketch is a step in the right direction. let me know what you think.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Nicotina - Sing

Character sketch for an animation inspired by the song "Nicotina" by Sparks. Yes, she is a singing cigarette.

A. Rat - Stair

Background concept for A. Rat's first adventure.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Vacation = Sick + Family + Allergies + BronyCon

I am capping off my vacation by uploading new sketches. It is a relief to be back to normal at the end of it all.

I spent the first week and a half sleeping off a virus. It wasn't  terrible, but it was tiring, and I could not draw properly. Making no progress on my storyboards drove me crazy!

This was followed by a truncated trip to visit family at Mt. Gretna. It was great to see everyone, especially my niece Keira! As if brought on by some tormenting demons, my tree pollen allergies brought the procedings to an early end. Apparently I am not meant to enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania's woodlands.

This past weekend was spent at BronyCon, where I had the opportunity to personally thank Lauren Faust and some of my favorite cartoon writers and voice actors for their work. About a year ago, the "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" show and Brony phenomenon hit me like a bolt of lightning. The show hooked into my earliest aspirations, of being a toy designer and animator, and made me confront myself and finally admit who I am. It resurrected a vital part of me that had been dead for eight years. I have never experienced an epiphany of this magnitude, and it has propelled me into ceaseless drawing and writing. I have developed my first new characters and story ideas in nearly a decade, and I am re-teaching myself animation. I owe Lauren and her crew an un-repayable debt, so I intend to thank them in any way possible.

This was certainly not the best vacation, but seeing my family, and the FiM crew made it bearable. Better luck next time, I guess!

A. Rat - Panic Panic