Stumptown Comics Fest 10th Anniversary Poster

Stumptown Comics Fest 10th Anniversary Poster

A poster commissioned by Portland, Oregon's Stumptown Comics Festival for the convention's 10th anniversary.

The comic page in middle was originally meant to be blank so that anyone who bought a poster - or storeowners displayin the poster in their shop window - could draw their own comic/ad/whatever in the middle. (The idea was scrubbed when it was quite rightly pointed out what a vandalism magnet these posters would've been.)

Stumptown Comics Fest 10th Annivesrary Poster (sketch)

Stumptown Comics Fest 10th Annivesrary Poster (sketch)

The final version of the poster hewed pretty closely to my original doodle here.

Duffy

Duffy

An illustration for Japser Fforde's Thursday Next novel "The Woman Who Died A Lot"

Wexler

Wexler

An illustration for Japser Fforde's Thursday Next novel "The Woman Who Died A Lot"

Gravity suits

Gravity suits

An illustration for Japser Fforde's Thursday Next novel "The Woman Who Died A Lot"

Al Cabone

Al Cabone

A gangster boss designed for Clutchplay Games' Skullduggery videogame.

Minecraft Poster

Minecraft Poster

This started off as a piece of fanart I gifted to Minecraft creators Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten at PAX Prime, but was later licensed by Mojang and their licensor J!NX for mass-distribution.

Finder: Third World

Finder: Third World

Written and drawn by one of my favorite cartoonists, Carla Speed McNeil, these pages were first published in the comics anthology Dark Horse Presents and later collected into the Finder: Third World trade paperback.

Finder: Third World

Finder: Third World

Written and drawn by one of my favorite cartoonists, Carla Speed McNeil, these pages were first published in the comics anthology Dark Horse Presents and later collected into the Finder: Third World trade paperback.

Finder: Third World

Finder: Third World

Written and drawn by one of my favorite cartoonists, Carla Speed McNeil, these pages were first published in the comics anthology Dark Horse Presents and later collected into the Finder: Third World trade paperback.

Finder: Third World

Finder: Third World

Written and drawn by one of my favorite cartoonists, Carla Speed McNeil, these pages were first published in the comics anthology Dark Horse Presents and later collected into the Finder: Third World trade paperback.

Finder: Third World

Finder: Third World

Written and drawn by one of my favorite cartoonists, Carla Speed McNeil, these pages were first published in the comics anthology Dark Horse Presents and later collected into the Finder: Third World trade paperback.

Finder: Third World

Finder: Third World

Written and drawn by one of my favorite cartoonists, Carla Speed McNeil, these pages were first published in the comics anthology Dark Horse Presents and later collected into the Finder: Third World trade paperback.

Excalibur Comics 40th Anniversary Poster

Excalibur Comics 40th Anniversary Poster

Designed and drawn by Mike Russell (and colored by me), this poster was drawn to drum up publicity for the 40th anniversary of Portland, Oregon's Excalibur Comics shop.

Charming Billy Cover Design

Charming Billy Cover Design

Picador kindly asked me if I'd like to design the cover for the 2014 reprint of Alice McDermott's novel Charming Billy, and I was happy to oblige.

Vastra & Jenny Valentine

Vastra & Jenny Valentine

Drawn for Wired magazine for a Valentines Day 2014 feature that was never published, I was asked to design a valentine featuring Doctor Who's Madame Vastra and her companion Jenny.

Skullduggery! Title Screen

Skullduggery! Title Screen

The title screen from Clutchplay Games' Skullduggery! game, in which you control an undead tax auditor collecting loot from the denizens of the underworld.

Skullduggery! Menu Design

Skullduggery! Menu Design

The level select menu from Skullduggery!

Skullduggery! Map Screen

Skullduggery! Map Screen

This map let's the hero of Skullduggery - a skeletal tax auditor named Doug - chart his path in the underworld.

Skullduggery! Environment Test

Skullduggery! Environment Test

A first stab at figuring out how building interiors would look like in Skullduggery! 

The game was originally going to be almost entirely in black and white (to harken back to the early days of animation and Universal monster pictures), but it was eventually decided that more color would better appeal to the average gamer.

Skullduggery! Egyptian Assets

Skullduggery! Egyptian Assets

The evolution of Skullduggery! into color is easily seen here in a bunch of assets created for the game's Egyptian-themed desert world.

Skullduggery! Casino & School Assets

Skullduggery! Casino & School Assets

More environmental assets created for Clutchplay Games' Skullduggery!

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Concept/menu art created for the Clutchplay Games' Skullduggery!

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Concept/menu art created for the Clutchplay Games' Skullduggery!

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Concept/menu art created for the Clutchplay Games' Skullduggery!

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Skullduggery! Concept/Menu Art

Concept/menu art created for the Clutchplay Games' Skullduggery!

Harry S. Plinkett

Harry S. Plinkett

After years of only hearing his voice, the guys at Redlettermedia asked me to figure out what infamous Youtube movie reviewer Harry S. Plinkett might look like. (This will also probably double as a self-portrait of me in a decade or so.)

Harry S. Plinkett Doodles

Harry S. Plinkett Doodles

Rough sketches knocked out while trying to figure out how Harry would move/talk.

Jumping The Shark

Jumping The Shark

A t-shirt design drawn for Redlettermedia depicting Harry S. Plinkett literally jumping a shark while still in his wheelchair.

Stalagmite Monster

Stalagmite Monster

Creature concept for a friend's spelunking-themed game jam project.

Robot Dogs

Robot Dogs

Robot dog concepts for NGMOCO's Touch Pets game series.

Alternate Dog Costumes

Alternate Dog Costumes

Alternate dog costume ideas for Touch Pets.

More Robot Dogs

More Robot Dogs

More robot dog sketches for NGMOCO's Touch Pets game series.

Super Game Land Header Art

Super Game Land Header Art

Header art (home, mailbag, etc) for French gaming fansite Super Game Land.

WoW Commission

WoW Commission

A World of Warcraft-related birthday commission for a patron's wife.

Super Game Land Logo

Super Game Land Logo

A logo designed for French gaming fansite Super Game Land.

The Lab

The Lab

An illustration for Jasper Fforde's book The Woman Who Died A Lot.

Jennifer Strange

Jennifer Strange

The hero of Jasper Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer book series.

Magic Carpet Chase

Magic Carpet Chase

One of Jennifer Strange's pursuers learns about the perils of time-expired rental magic carpets in Jasper Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer books.

Trek In The Park

Trek In The Park

An illustration created for Portland, Oregon's world-famous Trek In The Park live theater project.

RPG Gang

RPG Gang

A commission depicting a patron's crew of roleplaying game alter-egos.

Vesuvius Comic Excerpt

Vesuvius Comic Excerpt

From a Rubicon Publishing educational comic about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.

Vesuvius Comic Excerpt

Vesuvius Comic Excerpt

From a Rubicon Publishing educational comic about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.

Vesuvius Comic Excerpt

Vesuvius Comic Excerpt

From a Rubicon Publishing educational comic about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.

Wash & Book

Wash & Book

A Firefly-related gag published in Dark Horse's Serenity comic book series.

Graves of Abandoned Games

Graves of Abandoned Games

An illustration a 1UP.com article about abandoned videogame series.

Howard & Max

Howard & Max

The editors of Nintendo Power asked me to draw this, a reprise of the beloved Howard & Nester comic strip, for the magazine's final issue in 2012.

Howard & Max

Howard & Max

The editors of Nintendo Power asked me to draw this, a reprise of the beloved Howard & Nester comic strip, for the magazine's final issue in 2012.

Howard's Game Room

Howard's Game Room

Howard's game room from the Howard & Max strip, filled with nods to Nintendo Power's past.

Dragon Quest V

Dragon Quest V

This tribute to Dragon Quest V appeared in the second issue of Scroll magazine.

One-Tooth Spies A Prize

One-Tooth Spies A Prize

One-Tooth the pirate and his crew anticipate a fight in the penciled lineart for this illustration for LeapFrog's Pirates! The Treasure of Turtle Island childrens' book.

Pirate Ship Interior

Pirate Ship Interior

A pencil lineart cutaway showing the guts of a pirate ship in LeapFrog's Pirates! The Treasure of Turtle Island childrens' book.

Stinkbomb!

Stinkbomb!

One-Tooth and his gang are usurped by a child's stinkbomb in this penciled lineart for LeapFrog's Pirates! The Treasure of Turtle Island childrens' book.

Pirate Battle!

Pirate Battle!

One-Tooth the pirate does battle with the good guys in LeapFrog's Pirates! The Treasure of Turtle Island childrens' book.

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Skull Vodka

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Skull Vodka

Written and drawn by Mike Ruseel (and colored by me), this illustrated interview with Dan Aykroyd appeared in The Oregonian newspaper.

Superhero Afternoon

Superhero Afternoon

Drawn by Mike Russell and colored by me, this illustration for The Oregonian newspaper depicts a pair of kids living out their superpowered daydreams.

Safety Activity Book Excerpt

Safety Activity Book Excerpt

Drawn for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Dept., this coloring/activity book was hosted by a pair of the department's real-life police dogs, Mik & Nero.

EGM Name-That-Game Puzzle

EGM Name-That-Game Puzzle

This two-page spread appeared in the pages of Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine and asked readers to find the names of a bunch of videogames hidden in the events happening within the illustration (for instance, the guys in the middle duking it out with T-squares and compasses represent Geometry Wars.

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

An excerpt from a storyboard created for Leslie Levings' Beastlies project at Bad Robot.

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

An excerpt from a storyboard created for Leslie Levings' Beastlies project at Bad Robot.

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

An excerpt from a storyboard created for Leslie Levings' Beastlies project at Bad Robot.

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

Beastlies Storyboard Excerpt

An excerpt from a storyboard created for Leslie Levings' Beastlies project at Bad Robot.

Beastlies Background Bits

Beastlies Background Bits

Background assets used in the storyboards for the Beastlies project.

Touch Pets Backyard

Touch Pets Backyard

A yard design for NGMOCO's Touch Pets game series.

Pirate Ship Gundeck

Pirate Ship Gundeck

A pirate ship interior from Touch Pets.

Cakes and Drinks!

Cakes and Drinks!

Assorted cakes and drinks created for NGMOCO's game Pocket People.

Pocket People Cake & Nachos

Pocket People Cake & Nachos

'Nuff said.

Pocket People Character Designs

Pocket People Character Designs

An attempt to sort out what different body types might look like in the Pocket People game.

Pocket People Nerds

Pocket People Nerds

More character designs for Pocket People, this time focusing on nerdy avatars.

Pocket People Body/Art Designs

Pocket People Body/Art Designs

Presenting the developers with three different takes on potential body types/design aesthetics for the Pocket People game.

Name-That-Game Puzzle

Name-That-Game Puzzle

Another name-that-game puzzle (one of a trio this time) taking place inside the editorial offices of 1UP.com.

Name-That-Game Puzzle

Name-That-Game Puzzle

Another name-that-game puzzle (the second of a trio this time) taking place inside the editorial offices of 1UP.com.

Name-That-Game Puzzle

Name-That-Game Puzzle

Another name-that-game puzzle (the third of a trio this time) taking place inside the editorial offices of 1UP.com.

The Book World

The Book World

The interior sphere of the Book World, from Jasper Fforde's novel One of Our Thursdays is Missing.

Fiction Island Map

Fiction Island Map

The lineart was drawn by me, but the text and details in this map of Fiction Island (as it appears in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books) are all the result of Dylan Meconis's hard work.

Clown Battle Aftermath

Clown Battle Aftermath

The lineart for an illustration in one of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books - design by me, the inks are by Dylan Meconis.

Early Beastlies Storyboard

Early Beastlies Storyboard

An excerpt from an earlier version of Leslie Levings' Beastlies animation project.

The Mimefield

The Mimefield

The lineart for an illustration in one of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books - design by me, the inks are by Dylan Meconis.

Bookspace Chase

Bookspace Chase

The lineart for an illustration in one of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books - design by me, the inks are by Dylan Meconis.

Scissorman

Scissorman

The frontispiece for Jasper Fforde's The Fourth Bear - design by me, inks by Dylan Meconis.

Hudson Entertainment Mural Design

Hudson Entertainment Mural Design

A sketch for a mural to be painted at the offices of Hudson Entertainment (publisher of such videogames as Bomberman, Bonk and Milon's Secret Castle).

Hudson Mural - Finished!

Hudson Mural - Finished!

The Hudson Entertainment mural as it looked on the company's office wall!