Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years eve....

So my daily posts experiment kinda worked....? Not really, but I know how I'm gonna do it now. It's gonna be the daily drawing. Sometimes they'll be pretty complete, other times a quick sketch. That way regular or longer blog posts will have actual titles and the doodle will just be numbered!
Oh, yeah, I 've now a Tumblr of my art work. 
So, have a good new year! My best of posts will be coming soon!

5 Films 2011

A list of my 5 favorite films of 2011 that I have seen. I haven't seen that many, sadly, but these are my faves!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jonze Color

So, I've been scanning old comics and drawings. I was scanning an old Frankenstein Jonze comic I did. I was gonna leave it black and white, so I could print it up. But then I got to this page, and I couldn't resist. So now, I gotta go back to the other pages and color those. So... fun?
Anyway, yeah, I'm gonna post the comic pages up on my website later on, maybe daily or weekly.
They may look kinda weird, cause I did the pages with the black and white in mind. Oh well, an experiment is always fun.
This is just the colors, you won't see the lines until the pages are posted.
Looking back on the story, it's not the greatest. But, I'm on this thing where I figure, 'why not', and I'm just gonna publish and post. Letting all my flaws out there, and just moving on. Do the work, scars and all, and just focus on getting better.
I have sooooo much unpublished stuff, so there is a lot stuff up coming.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Ryan Cecil Smith's SF Supplementary File #2!
...Get it? Holidays.... Holi-DAZE!?!
Fine, be that way.
Anyway, again, sorry for the lack of posts. I'm still shooting for daily, but things have been coming up in real life, so yeah. (Link post)
More after the jump!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Here are the original thumbnails I was working off of for that model story I'm working on.  I decided to change it cause it was pretty horrible. So, it looks nothing like this now. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pages in progresso pasta sauce.

Hey hey!
 Yes, I'm still doing daily posts. Yesterday I actually inked about 5 1/2 pages of comics. Good stuff. Finished one about super villains (these guys), and another the fashion one I've been talking about. This image here is about the fashion one... I think page four or so. Hopefully I finish that today, and maybe add some color to an older strip I did. I'm thinking of putting that one up on my website. That thing has been pretty dead too. So yeah, I'm off to dink coffee and get some drawing done, maybe some reading too. See you tomorrow!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Abyss Suit

Cancer sells

Oh sorry for not posting yesterday, I worked on my portfolio all day. The review was today, and it went pretty well. Anyway, here is a quick drawing.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fierce Fashion

YES! More fashion sketches! I rather like this one, but the character was not what I needed for this particular story idea. I need some one more naive looking. She looks like kind of cyber punk Lolita.  If you've noticed, I've been adding color to these things so they don't look so boring. I got the idea from one of my favorite artists, Brandon Graham. You should check out his site, & get his comic collection coming soon, 'King City'. It's twenty bucks for over 400 pages of comic awesomeness!
Ok, I should go, need some sleep, and still have a lot to do. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Model Girl Sketches

Oh, I've been super into fashion lately, and I kinda want to make a comic about it. Here are some ideas for  a main character. I don't think she ended up looking anything like this. I thumbed out the idea, and feel kind of "meh" about it. it's more about runway modeling... maybe it should be more about fashion? We'll see. Consider this day two of daily posts, since I technically missed December first. 

What is this? A blog!

Soooooo, I've been slacking as of late. Well, not really. Been busy with school work. Any who, new month new posts! And daily posts at that! I know, I've said this before, BUT... I'm cuing stuff for your daily torment. So here is the 1st page in my current sketch book.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Typo Vampire!

Yeah, so here is a page from a school project I've been working on for too long. Done with pen & photoshop.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


So. I finished a 10 page comic called 'SPLIT LIP'. It's gonna be in the second issue of Science Ghost. Coming out soon-ish. Yeah, yeah. Sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blue Bug Inks

Over on my web site I hvae a colored version of this sucker. You should go look!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This movie. WOW.
I saw the trailer for this once a while back. And I knew then that I needed to see it as soon as possible. I'm still thinking about this movie a day later. It's just well done cinema. This is a movie where everyone involved is on their 'A' game; writing, directing, acting, sound, lighting, and the list continues. I think what makes this so good is that it has a real indie sensability to it. The director, Nicolas Winding Refn, makes great visual choices, and the colors in this are fantastic. The pallet reminds me of the film 'Push', very saturated. Besides the color though, the real reason I liked it is because it's an action movie, but it has a slow burn to it. You'd think this is a bad thing and that it would be boring, but you're really sucked in right at the opening. The Tension in some scenes keep you almost literally, on the edge of your seat. This is an action movie, but like I said, it's a slow burn. So when the violence does happen it just seems that much more gruesome. It made me keep an eye out for Refn's other films, because movie making like this is why movies are made.
The Actors in this are all superb. Ryan Gosling & Carrie Mulligan are great as the leads. They make you really root for them. The supporting actors, Ron Pearlman, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, and Albert Brooks are all fantastic. Just fabulous acting all around, with little character quirks.
The music in this is such a strange choice, but it works so well for the film. It Uses a bunch of 80's sounding synth-pop along with a great score. I am currently listening to it now, and highly recommend it.
You should go see this in the theatre, you won't be dissapointed. I liked this film so much, that I really want to watch it again, and I just might.

Geof Darrow's Simpsons

Geof Darrow is a comic book artist. One of the greatest most detailed comic book artist ever! His pages are just jam packed with info, violence, and funny moments. You can come back to a page and notice things you never saw before. He's done 'Hard Boiled' and 'Big Guy & Rusty the boy robot' with Frank Miller, and his own creation 'Shaolin Cowboy'. You should totally go and read them! There is a tumblr showcasing his work here: Bourbon Thret.
I scanned this piece into tumblr today cause New Feelings was looking for it, and I just happened to see those comics recently.
This is a pin-up that was done for The Simpsons Tree House of Horror #4. Just look in awe of the massive narrative that is taking place. It is insane and fantastic. So, go buy his books it's a visual journey you won't forget!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Super Villain Team Up!

Here are some bad guys I drew. the bunny one is kinda crappy, but i can fix him in the re-design. Bad guys are fun to draw cause you can really go crazy.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Me copying Frank Miller. He is awesome. My version doesn't look as mean as his. Meh. Need to get out of the house. THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Looks like Allen the alien from Invinsible

I just drew this I cause I was too lazy to look for something to scan from one of my sketchbooks. Meh. I've semi slagged off due to me falling asleep for 15 hours one day, then being busy. I'll make it up with some double posts soon. Meanwhile, I'm about to finish inking the final pages of my Fashion Sluts comic/zine. I already see tons of stuff that I'd like to change, BUT I think I should use that energy to create new stuff. Learning from my mistakes and all that. Improving on the pages as they come out. Ok, enough rambling. I'm out for now.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Blobs of Gold

This started cause i saw a pic of a girl in her undies on Tumblr. I am a pervert so i wanted to draw it. I just grabbed a piece of newsprint, and a pen. Stared doodling, got some gold spray paint and ink, then done.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Punk Process

Some sketches for a story I'm brewing in my head about punks. Still needs lots of work, but it's a start!


Super, a new independent film by James Gunn, the director of the cult classic, 'Slither'. I was strolling through Target the other day, and it was on sale for ten bucks. That's a gamble I can take, plus the cast was pretty great. I had heard some mixed reviews, but went in with low-ish expectations. This film is funny, dark, violent, and weird. At some points in the film I questioned what kind of movie I was watching. The premise of the Film is almost that of the movie 'Kick-Ass', basically, what if regular people became super heroes. While 'Kick-Ass' takes it a bit to the ridiculous, this movie keeps it pretty real. That's not to say that this movie isn't ridiculous, there is a bit of that to be found. Actually, there is a bit of everything in this film, genre wise. There is action, romance, sex, comedy,violence, satire; so it's like life.
The cast is great. Granted, the leads of the movie, Rainn Wilson & Ellen Page, are some of my favorites. Wilson is perfectly cast as the protagonist schlub who... decides his purpose in life is fighting crime. He really conveys a broad spectrum of emotions, and makes you feel for him. The highlight of the film, for me, anyway, is Ellen page. Her character and the way she portrays her is fantastic! She is ultra hyper, ultra violent, and adds another layer of comedy to the movie. Liv Tyler plays Wilson's lady in the movie, and is part of the motivation for him. I'm not sure if I've seen her in this type of role before, but she is pretty good. The villain of the film is Kevin Bacon, who is usually great, and is pretty fantastic here. You can tell he enjoys working on this material, and it shows in his character. The rest of the cast is a sort of who's who of actors, all bringing their A game. The only down side is I wish some of them had more screen time.
The feel of the film is pretty lo-fi, complete with shaky camera. That bothered me at first, but after a while it didn't phase me. Costumes are pretty good, and look like some regular people made them in the real world. There are some computer effects in the film that play with the lo-fi super hero aspect. The climax of the film is exciting and action packed while being hilarious. There is a turn that I didn't expect, but it does work with the tone of the movie. Overall, I enjoyed the film, but would Recommend it with a disclaimer of " it's kinda weird, and pretty dark '. I'm sure, some people will think this movie is a piece of crap, and I suppose i could see that. For me, however, after getting into the tone of the film think it works in what it's trying to accomplish. I think for some people that this film could be a cult classic, and I would totally be one of those people.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Whirlwind uh, guy

Gonna try to have a daily post in September for the two people that come here! So yeah!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Website Under Construction

Hey Hey! Got a website up. stil working on it. but here is the link: . Come visit me! I'll still be blogging here, this is gonna be more of a process site with sketches and ideas, probably some reviews, and random thoughts. The main site will have news, a portfolio, and other goodies. I do need to up my CSS skill though.... SO, yeah, Exciting!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Fashion Sluts

Working on my new zine that's hitting on the 20th. Have 13 pages done. Gonna be half comic half magazine. we'll see how it turns out.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Working in some Science Ghost

Hey! Hey! currently working on my zine, well, the second issue anyway. I'm even using Indesign. So this should be done fairly quickly. I am gonna add some gray tones, so that might add a bit of time, buuuut, I think will make it look sharper. Ok, well here is the opening inside page.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pixels Vs. Panels

LAst night, I participated in the Art Slam Pixels vs. Panels show. My idea was to have Tetsuo vs. Morrigan, video game style. I guess my choice of characters are too obscure, and barely any one knew who they were. Meh. I did like the end result of my efforts though, so there is that.