Home of the comic 'The Deep End,' started in January 2011 and currently running in Utah State University's 'Utah Statesman' as well as the national comics newspaper 'Funnies Extra!' (www.funnies-extra.com) and various other magazines and publications. Contact me if you would like to use one of my comics! Updates once a week (for now).


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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zach Braff Caricature


Zach Braff

I've been studying the art of caricature lately and reading through Tom Richmond's fantastic book, The Mad Art of Caricature. It's fascinating, not because it's hard to do (which it is), but because it's so hard to do WELL. I see a lot of people whose artistry is fantastic, but the caricature itself is lacking. They seem to think that a good caricature is basically what you would get if you put a photograph of a person under a thin layer of rippling water. Either that, or just make them look really freaky and distorted. That's not the point. A good caricature plays off of the way that the brain naturally works - focusing on certain distinctive features of a person that differentiates them from every other person, and emphasizing it. I feel like I've been getting better, but it's taking a lot of work. I want to get to the point where I feel comfortable doing live caricatures, but man, that's a lot of pressure. The only way to get there is through a lot of practice! (and Tom's book helps a lot too).

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pirate Chicken


The inspiration for this comic was my wife's younger cousins. They won a pet chicken at a fair and used it as the parrot for a pirate Halloween costume. The chicken recently passed away (RIP) so I thought I'd do a little tribute.