Category: Illustration

24 Apr 2019
Classic City Rollergirls

Classic City Rollergirls

What’s better than badass women on roller skates? Being married to one of them.

Naturally, I was happy to help out Athens Georgia’s professional roller derby team, the Classic City Rollergirls, with their promotions. Here are a few examples:

Social Media Image

Percentage Night Promo

Poster

2019 CCRG Bout Poster

Bar Coasters

2019 CCRG Schedule Coaster

There were only loose brand guidelines, so I referenced existing materials to guide my hand: the logo, team colors, and previous poster designs accessed from the Classic City Rollergirls Archive.

Oddly enough, I had to be careful with the “punk rock” aesthetic that many associate with roller derby, as it is becoming phased out. Since the sport is leaving its adolescence, many teams are opting for a more “pro sports” aesthetic to establish themselves among other professional leagues.

01 Jan 2018
Petey Checkers Illustration

Brush Illustrations

After always using Micron pens, I’ve decided to explore what brush pens can do. Below you can see a glimpse into the hiking adventures my wife and I go on as well as an uncanny portrait of my special little cat dude, Petey Checkers.

Adventure Illustration
Petey Checkers Illustration
15 Nov 2016
Thunder Thigh Tattoos

Tattoos

I have always admired tattoo artists. The traditional flash style is by far my favorite. It is straightforward and most effective with fewer lines. Each stroke inspires the next, eventually lapping back. It’s especially fascinating to see this developing in real time. I like to take this approach on the page, rarely drawing with pencil beforehand. I prefer to let the drawings create themselves.

My work has been “published” on both friends and family, and I consider it to be the highest honor as an illustrator.

Brian Kindamo (American Classic Tattoo) tracing tattoo my stencils
Brian Kindamo at American Classic Tattoo has always been kind enough to ink my stuff.
Thunder thigh tattoo
My wife's thunder thighs.
Pizza tattoos
My older brother about to get two slices of pizza!
Record lady tattoo
My wife getting her record lady.
Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant Tattoo
Don't forget about little ol' me! Here is my ad for Golden Buddha.
29 Aug 2013
Dumpster Dive

Dumpster Dive

Dumpster Dive was a free outdoor concert in downtown Atlanta organized by WRAS Atlanta. It got its name from its unusual venue — a road beneath Courtland St. (Collins St.) literally in front of some dumpsters. It featured performances by TV Dinner, TWINS, and Blunt Fang.

I illustrated the four Dumpster Dive rats and used them any chance I got, such as these handout and poster designs. We even screen-printed limited edition t-shirts.

Dumpster Dive Handout
Dumpster Dive Poster

I also produced the radio promo, where I voiced a few twisted rats.