Friday, December 28, 2007

The End of my First Moleskine

These sketches markt he end of the Moleskine. Lucky for me, my folks gave me two more for Christmas! Happy Holidays indeed. Here are Rabbit and Fox, and a little spruce there at the end.
Have a good one,

Thursday, December 27, 2007


A Coyote and a Raven. Also, I hope everyone out there had a wonderful Christmas. Or a wonderful Holy day, should your creed observe such days. I'm all about citing sources, so the model from whom I snagged the Raven's pose is Anyssa Yon, and the Coyote images are sketched from the book, Wild Dogs by Bauer. Credit where due. I hope to post more of this kind of thing in the next few days and weeks as this project comes together. I've had a good time with these, and hope you enjoy them as well. Have a good one,

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Scion of Thoth

Yup. Just a little morsel.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

owls and a couple concepts in progress

Here they are. For what they're worth.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

some more nocturnals

Okay, here are some other nocturnals, to add to the coyote sketches. Here's to you, you creatures of the night!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Coyote beautiful

These are part of a project I'm working on. None of these will be in the book. Rather these are sketches of photos of coyotes (can't remember all where they came from), so I can start to wrap my mind around the forms, and shapes of this animal. I've got some time to work on this, so I'm taking my time. It's gonna be good. I hope.
Have a good one,

Sunday, November 18, 2007

What's in your library?

Got any gems like theses in your stacks? I have been browsing around Half Price Books a few times in the last several months. My buddy Nick just found some good ones last week. To turn an old adage on it's head, I judge these classics of Sci-fi by thier covers. Indeed, it's probably the main reason I keep these around, and chiefly what I look for in new (to me) books of the post war sci-fi explosion. I'm 100% behind art like this, and the idea that science fiction used to be hoarded, sought out, craved, and supplied in magnificent psychedelic splendor. Cheers,

Saturday, November 10, 2007


At least, I think so.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

More Humble Nuggets

Here are some more images of Humble and his styles.
Now I've got him with his boar spear, and cap. Also, take notice of the bracers on his arms...they're snappy.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Another of Humble

Humble is his name. Now with glasses.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Half a hundred and one

Fifty first post. Here's a bit of fantasy for you. The weary traveller. What's wrapped in the sailcloth, over by his satchel? I'm not sayin'.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Some Twisty stuff

Here are some little bits from some illustrations I'm doing for An Oliver Twist project for Read magazine. Looky but no touchy, art is for the eyes.

1,2,and 3

First one, meh. Not so great. Second one, I dig. I think it came out okay. Third one, I could take or leave. It looks okay, but it's nothing thrilling either. So there you go. Have a good weekend folks.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ride that elk.

Here's a small one of the same character riding the elk again. Not so good, but, I've made an agreement to post things whether or not they're my favorite. But hey, the day is young.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

more of the same

Here's another shot of this guy. He's got a buddy, a red elk. And a weapon, a guisarme, made from the shoulder blade of the elk's deceased mother. In the hide saddlebags are dried chips of elk dung, for fires on cold nights.
Back to work on Oliver Twist tomorrow, I'll post some of that when I'm done.

trying to keep a low profile

It might work in the forest. But as soon as this guy uses his credit card, he's back on the grid.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Where my head is

Hello all,
here is where my head is lately. This is an ever-elusive character from the Hellboy series. This little ditty started at the restaurant last night, and then went on a little futher at home this morning with coffee. Cheers,

Friday, October 12, 2007

slightly different Druidy dude


Here are a few from the bar and one from coffee this morning.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

sketchy, sketchy

Today's steamy plate of chicken and sausage mumbalya.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

ugh, oh well.

Sometimes ink works for me. Then, sometimes I really cock it up and it goes down like this.Oh well. maybe something good next time.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Follow Up

Here's the final of the previous image. Finished last night.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Palencar inspiration

Here's another tree in the footsteps of Palencar. It's only half formed right now, I'll prolly finish it up at the bar tomorrow or later tonight. I'm doing some preliminary work on the WPF one shot this week and will be finishing some b&W pages this week. I'll see if I can get permission to post 'em up as I like. Have a good one everybody!

Friday, September 21, 2007

bar doodles

These are several little doodles worked up at Old Chicago. The last little beastie was done not with graphite, my weapon of choice since 1985, but with a black colored pencil. It was an eye opener. Thanks Mark.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Dailies and Jodi

Here are some dailies, and a drawing of Jodi. She's just cracked open a new book for book club. Good luck, it's 360 pages for Saturday and she's working double-time at work all this week. She's got her wor cut out for her. As for every one else, keep on truckin'. As if you would ever stop truckin':P

Friday, September 14, 2007

Old Chicago

Here are a couple drawings I did last night and this morning. One at the Old Chicago restaurant, the second on my couch, watching nothing on the theToday show. Cheers. It was good to get back out and see everybody at the Thursday symposium. Jodi and I shared a fine pizza, and jodi drank a very tasty beer, kept the glass too.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

recovery doodles

Here are a couple pages I've been doodling in whilst I recover from surgery. It's slow going but, good to keep at a few minutes a day. Have a good one,

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


I'm still here after actually arranging for a team of grown men and women to come together and plan the best way to make a large slice in my abdomen, scout around inside, and leave with more than they came in with. I'm home now, and beginning my recovery. I'll put up art in a couple days. It's hard to keep focused at the moment so I'll leave it here. Except for this, Thanks to all who came by to visit me while in the hospital, and also to those who were thinking pleasant thoughts for me. Here's to you, you really deserve medals, but all you'll get is this post, hehe :)

Thursday, August 30, 2007


So, like you, I have no real idea who this woman is at the Hag's door. She's got torso feathers though. If that helps.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Art

They could have titled it just that. But they went the whole nine, and titled the book, "The Art of Ralph McQuarrie". Now it has arrived, and I just leafed through it. Wow. Check it out, it's totally in my apartment:P Yeah, I own it, yet, I feel like the subject, and the book is my master.

Anxious block

I'm spending the day fretting to and fro, doing laundry, dishes and the like. I'm to distracted to work on WPF, and spent a few minutes to do this little portrait of Biscuit.
Now, back to the pepper grinder.-Micah

Inspired by one of my favorites

Greetings, browsers! Here's a drawing inspired by one of my favorite artists, John Jude Palencar. I first saw his stuff in old Time Life books about hauntings and what-not, but I was too young to know it. Then, I rediscovered him in the nineties when I stumbled across a few book covers he did. The man is a wonder. If you're out there, here's to you! Check out his art here, you won't be dissappointed. He's got a heckuvuh site there, love the hourglass figure upon entry :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Weekend Plans

Hey readers, I'll be taking a break for a while as I spend some time at the hospital. I'm having surgery at the University of Wisconsin Surgical Center. Drop me a line or come by if you're in the neighborhood. Have a good one, and I'll be back to it soon.

broken halo

A fairie, a demon, a star wars alien? You decide.
Have a good one.

Monday, August 27, 2007

beginning page two

Today's addition to "The Hag". Who's at the door? find out tomorrow.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Okay, enough of these pages!

Page one of "The Hag" and the rest of the next parcel. The quote by William Matthews I took from a sonnet titled, "Vermin" that I read on Adam's blog yesterday. I don't know much about poetry, but that last sentence is killer. Cheers buddy. And I promise I'll start some new pages tomorrow...I hope.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Album, New Art

I downloaded a Wailin' Jennys album from Itunes yesterday, and was moved to draw this beasty. I'll leave it up to you to make the final call, but it seems to me to be a kind of sea-turtle-dragon.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Comic Continued

Lines one and two of "The Hag".

Thursday, August 23, 2007

beginning of the strip

Hey all,
this is the beginning of astrip I'm going to work on over the next several days in the old book here, over coffee. Have a look at this hag.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

new habit?

Maybe I will make it a habit of uploading a drawing everyday. I've been moved to use this old moleskin book by a weekly challenge from a group of friends and colleagues to make art. Who'd a thought, an artist making art? It's a fun little book. Anyway, here's today's offering.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Here's a little ditty I cooked up this morning with my coffee. Cheers.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Postcards review and WPF issue#3

A couple good pieces of news today. Postcards, True Stories That Never Happened was reviewed in USA Read it here. I'm happy to see my own name and story by Josh mentioned there but, of course, kudos also to Bob Tinnell and Brendan and Brian Fraim as well for their mention in the article, and Jason Rodriguez for being a whirling dervish of publicity.

Also, the final installment of my three issue series, White Picket Fences will be avaiable at the Ape Entertainment booth at Wizard World Chicago this weekend. Come see me and the cowriters of this book, Matt Anderson and Eric Hutchins, at the same table. Check out the cover for issue three below.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Daily Candy

Hey-up browsers!
Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened, has been spotlighted by, Daily Candy, a website showcasing new cool stuff that you should check out. I've got an older post down below with some art I did from the story, Homesick, written by Josh Fialkov. In other news...
This week I've begun a new project I'm sure I can't show you pages for. So sorry. But here is a small detail from one panel, of one page. So small I'm sure it'll serve just as a tease, and not treason. I dig this Faun character in the story, she's a jewel to draw, and a sweetheart of a character in the story. I'll be in San Diego for the big comic convention this week and weekend. I'll be back in Madison next week. So stay well, be good, and I'll put up some pictures on my return.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

My finest hour, so far.

Hey all,
This may even beat the Christamas cocktail I invented, or the time my brother and I conned our way into a field museum special exhibit with only our personal magnetism and character.
Here is a panel from a secret comic that a friend and colleague is putting together for his wife. I'm not gonna use any names or other google-able words because I think it's a surprise. I hope she doesn't see this if it is, but I have to share.
I think if the three or four of you that occasionally drop by the blog keep this under your hats, we should be fine.
We're all in this together.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Here is an inky giant test. Still working on the inks.

Mouse Guard

Life is especially hard on the little creatures. Take the mouse I caught in the apartment just ten minutes ago.
I couldn't get it out of the glue that held it in the trap. So, I took it outside, covered it with a paper bag and crushed it with a free-weight. It was difficult, but I can't abide mice coming in our home. They can carry disease, or mites, bacteria, or worse. So I acted how I hope anyone with a conscience would have acted. I hope he doesn't think it was personal. I've got three more traps laid about the apartment, I hope that one is all I ever need deal with. I'll check 'em in the morning. Time for some rest.

Monday, June 18, 2007

New Art plus steins

Here is a little sketch I did, and in ink, by God!
It's a fauny lady concept for an ongoing project's development.
the jist of this character is that her horns, hooves, and tail are part of her anatomy. She wants to accentuate her animal side futher, so she dresses in wooly leggings and wears fur on her forearms. In her world, animal in beautiful.

Check out these incredible ceramic steins that Jodi arranged/got/made happen for a belated birthday present. Check out the 0.5 Liters mark on the side. Brillo pads. It's gonna be Spotted Cow and Boddingtons this weekend, methinks. Man, I'm getting thirstly already.