Gotham Prep Academy™

Here's the latest project I've been involved in, and it's a collaborative effort with 2 friends/colleagues. Our goal was to develop a cartoon that we'd like to see on the small screen, and eventually pitch it to DC. As we've come to find out (in the later stages of development), the idea isn't new, but we feel we've taken it in a slightly different direction than what may have been previously done.

The concept of taking the Batman universe and showing these characters during their high school years was intriguing for us. A few questions we wanted to tackle were what would these characters look like as teens, what would they study, who would they be friends (or enemies) with, and most importantly, what happens during their formative years that will lead them to become who they become.

Check out our facebook page for character bios and Like it to get updates from us. Here are a few character sheets that show some of my rough sketches and notes, tightened pencil sketches and the final colored versions. Also included is a toy package mock-up.


Invisible Woman

A fun interim piece while staying busy on a bigger project. More to come soon.


Spiderman 2

Here's my latest work. I'm donating the original pencils and ink wash seen here, along with a signed print, to a local charity organization where they'll receive 100% of the proceeds. It's a great cause so I hope someone will pick this up. I'll post more info for anyone interested at a later date.

I've got some new pieces in the works, and I'm currently collaborating on a cool project with 2 friends that I'll be posting in the near future. Stay tuned...


Joker commission

2 pieces, 1 purpose—a commission for a fan (thanks Matt!). I did the pencils first, then lightboxed it for the color version which was finished in watercolor and colored pencil. I'm partial to the pencils because of its sketchy lines and loose appearance, but the color version seems to work ok too. New work will be up in a couple of weeks and it's shaping up to be a bit different from what I've done before. Stay tuned.


Dear Husband

Thanks for checking out my latest work. And thanks to Chris Wichtendahl for allowing me to take his short story and running with it. You can see more of Chris' work at hemispherestudios.com.

A little about this project. All pages were drawn in pencil, a medium I haven't used to fully render an illustration in a long time. I was inspired by some work I had seen, most notably "The Arrival" by Shaun Tan, so I decided to give it a go. Once the pages were drawn, I brought them into Photoshop to add effects to give it the cinematic/documentary style I wanted. My goal was to capture the main character's feelings of desperation, loneliness and longing. 

Not sure what's next on the horizon for me, but I'll keep exploring and hope to continue evolving artistically.