Robot Roll Call

It's almost time for the third story in my month of flash fiction for Shades of Vengeance's Ten Days in an Alternate Universe event. If you haven't caught up with all the stories (and frankly, they're quite short so you have zero excuses) you can read them HERE. The Era games are fabulous and I'm …

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

New Universal Anxiety art!

Chris has been smashing away to get this next scene done for Albert’s ongoing story. I love the new direction these pieces are taking. The complex machines and detailed backgrounds get me geeked out for hours at a time finding new and interesting bits to look at.

Work continues on the script for this next piece as well as the search for another voice to add to our cast.

Thanks for checking in and if you haven’t gotten a chance to experience our first three scenes take a few minutes and get caught up!



At long last, Mary has a face. At the rate I was going I was pretty sure I was never going to finish this. I feel like I completed more on this in the last few days than in the last month.

Couple of things with this drawing. I feel like my process is coming along, things are more familiar and the results are congruent. Of course everything feels like it needs improvement under a critical eye.  I have been experimenting more with my tablet and I think I have some ideas on how to properly color this one, I plan on completing a little demo this week.


finalish_filter_blog_detail.jpg Mary In The Details

mary_orig_blog.jpg Dirty Dirty Mary

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Upstream Daydream

A quick peek at some Universal Anxiety sketches. I’m hoping to have another episode up very soon!


A long silence. Yes indeed.

Working my way back to artistic normalcy has not been an easy thing.

Current scene I am working on is a bit more complex than what I am used to. So far so good. Here are some samples.

Stay tuned… Soon we should have another episode ready from our Universal Anxiety Radio Show. Check it out here

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Prince Albert is a Can

After some time away, Chris has gotten back to Albert and the world of Universal Anxiety. He’s using some new techniques and I think it’s looking better than ever!

You can check out the audio we’ve already created at Soundcloud here —> Universal Anxiety


Back to UA. Its late and I know I will regret this in the morning. But Albert has been waiting for me. I am sorry I left you alone for so long Albert, but I have fancy new detailing that will make your exoskeleton shine in the sunlight.

Working total digital here, I feel so much better about the Illustrator pen tool. I had a pencil sketch as reference. I could mess all day with the details but as this is a demo and it is late this will have to do for now Albert. Hope to visit you again soon.


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Universal Anxiety Audio Ep1S2

I've just completed the second part of our test audio for Universal Anxiety. Scene two pulls us a little farther into Albert's world and introduces a few new voices. Four additional actors lent their talents to this project and we're grateful for their help. In scene one Albert is standing at the entrance of the …

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Frankie goes to Hollywood

Chris posted a nice start to finish gif of his work on the second frame of Universal Anxiety. The process seems to go much quicker with each iteration. I like the scuff marks he used on this bot, gives him a “working man” feel that matches our world.

I did a couple of voice tests with new actors for our second scene. Everyone did great and some of the improv lines added quite a bit of atmosphere. I’ll be doing sound edits for the next few days to see which voices/lines we’ll be keeping in the final cut.

Thanks for checking in to see what we’re up to!


Spent most of yesterday blogging and completing Scene #2 in Universal Anxiety. It felt really good to complete an entire image start to finish in one day. Now that I have the process down I have an idea how long a drawing will take.. time is the key word here.

I wanted to show you my creative process start to finish with “Frank” The .Gif below should loop and show you start to finish. I am beginning to use more after-shadow textures and warping to get a nice textured feel for those backgrounds. We both agree Universal Anxiety should have a dirty gritty feel. Oil stains, steel, and such.

scene2blog Frankie the bot comes to life.

A bit worried when I started on his shading, its not perfect, but I am really alright with that. I think it turned out quite well for the time spent. It allows me to…

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