Monday, July 31, 2006


Was doodling the other day and came up with this fun little pirate. Decided to give him a quick coloring on the computer. I'm not super happy with it but decided I would post it and then post it again later as kind of a work in progress so that anyone one who cares can see how crappy things start out to how not-so-crappy-but-still-kinda-crappy they are when I'm done. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seeing those propoganda posters with pug dogs the other day got me thinking. How would Surfdog begin such a dictatorship? Why with a giant robot of course.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Happy Cloning Clyde Day!

Happy Cloning Clyde Day everyone! What's Cloning clyde you ask? Why it's the day that the latest greatest videogame ever was released to the public (today!). Mark this day on your calenders. It's one of those moments that will be forever in your memory and you'll want to know where you were at that moment. Man lands on the moon, O. J. Simpson makes a break for it, and now the release of Cloning Clyde. Seriously though it's a really cool game out for the Xbox 360. It's the type of game that if you have an Xbox you need to buy, and if you don't have an xbox then you need to buy one just to get this game. Incedently I did a bit of concept work for the game. Despite that however, it looks great and is alot of fun. It's about a dumb guy off the street who agrees to some to undergo experiments for $20 and after the cloning machine they are testing on him goes awry he decides to escape from said institution. Wacky hi-jinks ensue and all that jazz.

This marks the second game to be released that I have worked on. On the first I got in on the tail end of the project and then this one only needed a little of my help to get going. I have worked on some games that I did the majority of the art for them. Sadly they have not yet been released. Fear not gentle reader, they will. They will. Till then we all have cloning clyde to make our lives a little better.

My wife decided last night that this week should be SurfDog week, meaning that all of my sketches and what not will have that in common. This doesn't mean a week of pug dogs in cool shorts (not that that would be a bad thing) for you see there are many sides to spike the surf dog. Some of them dark, very dark and know..creepy. I'll try not to scare anyone with those picturs. We'll stick to the lighter side of Surf dog. On that note this is another incantation of Surf dog. Most people don't know that he is also a lucha libre wrestler. And yes, before you mention anything, I've told him that his outfit has nothing to do with the DOG part of Spike the Surf dog. Let me tell you, he din't like that at all and I've got quite a few bruises to prove it. So we'll just assume there's something inherently doggish about him and call it good. By the way if anyone has any ideas about Spike the Surf Dog related pictures I could draw this week I'm all ears (or, well I guess eyes, seeing as how I won't hear your ideas but more accurately read them). Anyhow, enjoy.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Holy crap! I just got sent a link to where they have the coolest stuff I have seen in awhile. They have these great posters and shirts. They look like Russian or German propoganda posters. These are posters for the pug dog. I think you can find all kinds of breeds. Go check it out. I think I'm going to waste some money getting pug dog propoganda. Looks like Surf dog is setting up quite a dictatorship.


The Surf Dog

I decided the first thing to do with this blog is to have a mascot. Surf dog is actually pretty old and has appeared in various versions in quite a few illustrations that almost no one has seen. For those of you whoaren't my family and don't know where Surf dog came from (and I hope some day more people than just my family will be reading this) I will tell you. When I was 19 my family took a vacation to ?Hawaii and me and my Dad learned to suf from a guy who called himself Spike the Surf Dog. I had never heard somebody actually pray for Groovy waves before. A couple years later I needed an email address and after a few failed attempts at something else fun and witty I tried spikethesurfdog and to my delight no one had already taken it. (By the way if the real spike the surf dog wants it back I'm more than willing to relinquish it. I'd hate to steal a cool name like that. However, so far I think he's still out there on his groovy waves and he's ok with it.) Anyways the name has stuck. So here's Surfdog. Long may

By the way. Surf dog is a pug dog. What other kind of dog would he be?

Monday, July 17, 2006


Let's see if this actually works. I've decided to have a blog where I can rant and rave about all kinds of junk as well as a place to put up recent drawings and/or paintings. My hope is that my annoyance with people that don't update their blogs very oftne will make me do more artwork just so I won't be one of them.