Thursday, November 18, 2010

Belgian Abbey Tripel

This is the second year that I've brewed a Christmas beer to share with friends and family. This is the label for this year's brew.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Inklings, Tolkien, Williams, and Lewis

Sketches created for the Looking for the King website and trailer.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Puttin' on the Ritz

My cover for the Ignatius Critical Edition of Frankenstein gets a nice review at Frankensteinia: The Frankenstein Blog. Just in time for Halloween!

Looking for the King

Another cover that was worked, reworked, etc.

The initial draft was based on poster designs from the 1930's. I did a rough version (incomplete faces and hands on the figures, illustrated in Adobe Illustrator with textures added in Photoshop), but it was thought that it looked a bit too cartoonish.

After a few more drafts, we ended up with the final, which brings together several scenes and themes from the book. I used several photo elements, including one photo I took myself (the figure with the spear). The end result looks a bit more "Narnia" and less retro. The author was a great help in identifying things that needed to be on the cover.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Illustrations for Gilbert magazine

These two are for the "Summer Film Fest" that Gilbert magazine does every year.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paths of the Messiah

I actually designed this cover a year ago, but delays in editing held it up.

Monday, January 18, 2010

BART sketches

Pages from my sketchbook. I often sketch book / dvd cover ideas as well as my fellow passengers on the BART train.

Monday, January 4, 2010

More recent work

The Reluctant Saint is a fun little film about St. Joseph of Cupertino, who was known for levitating. For this cover I had my brother-in-law jump for the camera, then added in the Italian village and clouds.

This cover uses images I found via Flickr--again. I got in contact with the photographer and worked out a deal for image usage.