Monday, April 27, 2015

Chad Bukowski 1975-2015


Last Thursday I heard very sad, shocking, and unfortunate news that an old friend of mine passed away after a short battle with cancer. Chad Bukowski was a guy I had known since I was pre-school age. He was a big dude, about 6' 8" or 6' 9" I think. He was a very talented basketball player back in high school. One of the FUNNIEST guys I had ever known. We were very close friends in elementary school, and stayed friends into high school even though we did not see each other as much. I always loved when we had a class together because we were always laughing and drawing goofy pictures. He was a guy I always looked up to (also since he was almost a foot taller than me!) and I enjoyed being around him.
I greatly regret that we did not stay in touch after we graduated. We saw each other only a couple times since 1993, but it was only in passing. The last time being maybe 7 years ago or so, but I look at those short times fondly. I was so happy to later hear that he married another Ashwaubenon High School classmate of ours named Kelly Ford. Kelly was also a kind hearted person I always thought so highly of and I was happy to hear that they were a couple.
My heart goes out to Kelly, and their sons Collin and Cooper. I sadly could not be at his funeral today because I was out of town at an annual convention I attend. So as a tribute to Chad I created this illustration of him tonight as I best remembered him way back in high school.
Chad, THANK YOU for all the wonderful memories, I hope you know how much you meant to people, and that you will NEVER EVER be forgotten.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas 2014!

This is the latest I've ever released my annual Christmas cards! I injured my back almost 2 weeks ago and I've been miserable ever since. It's been a slow recovery, but I hope to be back in shape soon. My kids have been into the Nutcracker this year so we went with that for a theme. My daughter loves the dancing, my son loves the swords! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY 2015!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Oddly Normal" by Otis Frampton-Variant cover

This summer my pal Otis Frampton invited me to draw a variant cover for his sensational comic series, "Oddly Normal" published by IMAGE Comics. What a great book this is and I urge everyone to pick it up. Fantastic art and story with lots of colorful characters and imaginative environments. Congrats Otis!


Friday, November 7, 2014

The Policeman

On patrol…looking for the UNDEAD!

Some character art for the NEW Kickstarter I'm involved with. A fun card game called I HATE ZOMBIES done with my pal Chad Krizan at BoardGameGeek.com

Please support this awesome project!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/boardgamegeek/boardgamegeek-micro-game-1-i-hate-zombies

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Dear Pet" T-Shirt-TeeFury Inklings Collection

If anyone is interested, One of my past #‎Inktober‬ illustrations will be offered as a t-shirt for ONE WEEK STARTING TODAY, on TeeFury. It's part of their Inklings collection. Check it out!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I HATE ZOMBIES Card Game Artwork

I'm VERY proud to show art for a NEW Kickstarter I'm involved with. My very first time being involved with a Kickstarter. A fun card game called I HATE ZOMBIES done with my pal Chad Krizan at BoardGameGeek.com! The game is designed by creator Kevin Wilson and illustrated by little ol' me. I designed a bunch of kooky characters for it, lots of fun and weird creations. For once I like the designs of the human characters better than the actual monsters! I can't show all of the art as of yet, but here are a few, more to come later! 

Please support this awesome project!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/boardgamegeek/boardgamegeek-micro-game-1-i-hate-zombies






Saturday, October 25, 2014

#Inktober- October 17th

A new #Inktober piece based on my daughter's possible costume for next Halloween. This year she bought a cute monster costume and then a couple days later informed us that she wanted to be a wizard…maybe next year.