Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thesis: DONE

So here we go, folks. Finally, after all the hard work, my thesis has been approved after submitting to the graduate studies folks. It was approved a little over a week ago. My book came in a couple days ago and I gave it to Fish. I am officially DONE!

All I have left to do is wait around for graduation next week, pack, and move out into Ben and Jason's house. I'm excited to start my life. It's going to start out in baby steps, but after a year, it's going to get going for real!

I am continually open for freelance work, as always. I specialize in illustration, digital work, logo design, etc. Please contact me to discuss more! :: portfolio

paintingwisdom (at) gmail (dot) com :: email

Another Sale at!

There's another sale going on over at! This one is for a short period of time, so listen up:

Now til 5/31, get 25% off your order w/code "CYBERMAY305."

Good time to order my book, eh? Either paperback ($7) or downloadable PDF version ($1.99).

Thank you all!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thesis: Wrap-Up

As of yesterday morning, SCAD Graduate Studies have approved of my entire Thesis! I got the email from the graduate coordinator at around 9 AM. Great way to wake up in the morning, I tell you what (I'm channeling Hank Hill lately, watching too much King of the Hill).

I feel not only relieved but shell-shocked. My thesis (both written and visual components) have been such a big portion of my life for the last couple of months (to a year now). Stress levels have gone up and down, the nights I toss and turn and sleep terribly from thesis overload, and just overall the amount of hard work I have sunk into it have all come to fruition. And? It feels great. Not to mention I am two weeks ahead of schedule.

It's great to have this peace of mind in knowing I will be receiving my MFA degree on time, as I walk across the stage in June.

Again, I'm going to plug my Thesis visual component. It's a 22-page visual adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."

Paperback ($7.00) :

Downloadable PDF ($1.99) :

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tell-Tale Heart Process: Pgs 14-22 (the end!)

Here are the last pages of my Thesis visual component.

It is now 100% finished, cover included, and up for sale on

Sunday, May 15, 2011

For Sale

I've just recently finished my entire visual component (22-page visual adaptation of "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Poe) for my Thesis, and now it's up for sale on self-publishing website,

Now through tomorrow (Monday), save 20% on any order by using the code "LUCKY" at checkout. Just in case. ;)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Editor's Day

So, this weekend was Editor's Day for the Sequential Art department at SCAD! I was able to make the cut and get signed up for one of the coveted one-on-one interviews with the editors. I wanted to see one guy, and that guy was Chris Staros from Top Shelf Productions. My favorite comics, and biggest influences for myself and my art, are published by Top Shelf: "Owly" and "Korgi."

I had a great interview with Chris. He loved my art and my stories, especially the one with my adorable fox character. I can see my little guy right in there with the ever-cute Owly and Wormy (personally). He was able to envision my short story to branch into something bigger and better (a long form, yet self-contained set of books/stories). He recommended I turn the short story into a mini comic, and then to present it. I will definitely try to keep in touch.

Overall, a positive experience, and just the morale booster I needed.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Freelancer for Hire

Hi all! Just writing to officially advertise that yes, I am available for work! 

I design and illustrate. I have done website banners, logos, and illustrations for clients in the past. I've hit a bit of a dry spell now and I'm itching to get more work. I love designing and making people happy with what I create!

Please check out my portfolio and resume here:

Thank you!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Placeholder Website

I've created a temporary website placeholder while I continue to create the one I've been posting progress on. For the time being, I have this one, hosted by, to show which hosts my newly re-designed resume, and links to my LinkedIn, blog, art and design Twitter feed, and my portfolio via Flickr feed.

Thanks for checking it out. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Website Progress!

More progress is happening with my website design! I'm keeping it simple and to the point. The artwork will open to view larger with a program called Lightbox.
Stay tuned.

Tell-Tale Heart Process: Pgs 10-13

Continuing right along with this project, here's pages 10 through 13 of my visual adaptation of Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart."
More to come!