Saturday, November 26, 2011

Recent Work

Some of these are not very "new", but I guess you could say "recent" .

"Ed. Young"
Mixed Media on wood
9.5" x 30

"Garcia's Pizza"
watercolor and acrylic on paper
22" x 14"

"They Lived on Forest"
Mixed media on canvas

"Night of the Living Dead"
mixed media on paper
8.5" x 11"

"Tribute to the 2005 White Sox"
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 36"

"Golden West Cook"
mixed media on canvas
14" x 10"

mixed media on paper

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pro Work

Newspaper/Magazine Illustrations for
"Career Builder"

The following series was for the front foyer 
of Chicago Ad Agency Element 79

"Harris Bank"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

"Hilshire Farms"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

"Long John Silver's"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

"Rice a Roni"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

"Celebrity Cruises"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

"Captain Crunch"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

"Quaker Chewy"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

"Quaker Oats"
16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

16" x 20"
Acrylic and paper on canvas

This was a flyer for one of my favorite bands of all time, 
The Aquabats

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Self Portrait
Christmas 2011

"The Spetts 2.0"
14" x 18"
Acrylic on Canvas

Pen and Pencil on Paper
8" x 10"

14" x 18"

Acrylic and ink on canvas

"Tribute to Innertown"
Acrylic on Canvas
From the collection of K. Ward

"The Spetts"
14" x 18"
Mixed Media on Canvas

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


"Action Figure Tragedies"
Jan 2012

 "American Hardcore Review" 
Pen and Ink
Digital manipulation

Posted at Bad at Sports
March 29th 2007

"History of 'Bad at Sports'"
Art Loop Open
11" x 8.5"
Ink on paper, digital manipulation.
March 23, 2010

"Don't Be Hatin' "
BaS Featured Art: State of California vs Chewie

Ink on Paper
Digital manipulation

Posted by Bad at Sports
Feb 21, 2007

"Dictatorship of The Consensoriat"
Feeding Frenzy Comic
Collaboration with Mark Staff Brandl

Ink on Paper
Digital manipulation

Sharkforum Magazine

Richard Holland
6" x 9"
Pen and ink and some computin'
Richard Holland and I did this comic for the 
2011 C2E2 comic con in Chicago.

"Mars Gallery Review"
Ink on Paper
Digital manipulation

Posted by Bad at Sports
Sept 17 2007

Artist Profile: David Roth
Ink on Paper
Digital manipulation

Posted by Bad at Sports
March 6 2008

"Swimming with Sharks" 
Ink on paper, digital manipulation

"The Problem"
Digital Comic
originally posted Marchk 31 2009

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


1990-1994 Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University Major: Art Education 
1999-2002 Masters, Curriculum and Instruction, Illinois State University

Illinois Education Association 
Star Wars Fan Club 

1995-present: Art Teacher, District 21, Wheeling, IL 

2006 Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago Illinois
-Storyboard artist/ Character concepts

2002-present: Freelance artist, Element 79 Advertising agency, Chicago, IL , 
-Created storyboard/concept art for Gatorade and Sobe accounts -Public Art for company foyer

 2003: Set Designer, “The Love song from Ed For Rose”, Crossroads Theater, Naperville 

2010: "Art Under Glass", Evanston
2006: "SNUGGIE BUGGIES" Schopf Gallery on Lake, Chicago 
2005: “I’m a Big Boy Now”, A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago 
2005: “Element 79”, Element 79 Partners, Chicago 
2004: “Hamann Eggs”, BBDO, Chicago 
2003: “You Cannot Be Serious”, ARC Gallery, Chicago 

2005: "Dark Comedy", Dittmar Memorial Gallery, Northwestern University

2014 "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", Chicago, IL
2013 "Where is My Mind?" Bottleneck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 "I Love You Man" Bottleneck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 EXPO Chicago 
2011: "Chicago Loop Open" (Top Ten Finalist!)
2010: "Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining" Curated by Bad at Sports, Apex Gallery, New York
2008: "Evanston Art Walk", Evanston
2007: "A Series of Fortunate Events",  Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago
2006: "Outside the Loop" Congress Theatre, Chicago 
2005: “Gallery Show" The Lucid Artist Coop Gallery, Chicago 
"Feet Here, Mind Wandering”, Line Drive Gallery, Evanston
 “Off the Cuff”, Line Drive Gallery, Evanston 

2004: “2004 Chicago Art Open“ “Portraits of Imagination“, CCT Gallery, Chicago 
“The White Show“, The Gathering Place Gallery, Chicago
 “20x20x20“: A National Compact Competition“ Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 
“Abstraction II", High Risk Gallery, Chicago 
“Featured Artist”, Anatomically Correct Gallery, Chicago 

2003:”Art for Autism“, Northwest Behavioral Associates, Kirkland, WA 
“No More Walls”, Around the Coyote, AAA Space Studio 
“Childlike but not Childish II Art for and about Children”, High Risk Gallery, Chicago “Eclection pt. 1“, High Risk Gallery, Chicago 
“2003 Chicago Art Open” 
“Fresh Start IV”, David Leonardis Gallery, Chicago 
“Mythical Legends to Reality Mythology, Allegory & Reality Exhibition”, High Risk Gallery, Chicago
 “A Place Far Away: Science Fiction/Fantasy Exhibition”, High Risk Gallery, Chicago

 2002: "Halloween", High Risk Gallery, Chicago 
"Portraits and Figures", High Risk Gallery, Chicago 
"Childlike But Not Childish", High Risk Gallery, Chicago 

2000: IEA-NEA Art Exhibit, Springfield, IL 

2014 " 99 Peeks" by Tom Mullaney. New Art Examiner Now. Issue 1, 2014


1988-1995 Supervisory Chef, Golden West Steak House, Normal IL. If you need someone to man the grill at the company picnic, I’m your guy

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