Fliers and posters designed to be run through both digital offset and screen-print for events ranging from podcasts, to pop punk shows, to pop-up movie screenings, and more.
MXPX in Dallas!
Poster for the incredible MXPX with Slick Shoes for a show in Dallas, featuring a cowboy take on the PXPX Pokinatcha kid, set in an environment based on a cartoonish Westworld.
Abraskadabra 2018 US Tour Poster
Tour poster done for the Brazilian ska-punk band Abraskadabra. They wanted a Blanka image...and I amim to please. Tons of Street Fighter 2 characers-as-punkers nods in the background here. A great band, a great bunch of fellas. If they come thru your town, and it is in your wheelhouse: highly recommend going and seeing 'em live!
Mr. T Experience in San Antonio
Poster done for the phenomenal, and influential Mr. T Experience with Nobodys, The Turnaways, and Capitalist Kids
Rehasher + We Are the Union
Poster for a show featuring the ever awesome Rehasher and We Are the Union!
Zebrahead, Suburban Legends, and Assorted Jelly Beans!
Ska punk at it's best! Zebrahead, Suburban Legends, and Assorted Jelly Beans in Southern CA...Skating Werewolves, classics, and the bands logos as marching monsters!
Cinedelphia 2017 Poster.
Poster for the amazing Cinedelphia Film Festival from 2017. Feat. on the poster are a selection of the weird and wonderful characters from the films being shown this year!
Beyond Vaudeville Poster!
Poster done for a screening at the CFF of a documentary on the absolutely bonkers Beyond Vaudeville show, an absolutely-worth-your-time public access masterpiece.
MBMBaM: Live in the Midwest Poster
Promotional posters designed for a series of live shows performed by the bros. McElroy, who's podcast My Brother, My Brother, and Me is one of the consistently funniest things around. Inspired by their quest to provide "knowledge and wisdom", and tying in my love of 70's era, action/detective comics and cartoons, these posters were made for promotion and on sale at their live shows at Chicago's Lincoln Hall, Milwaukee's Turner Hall and Minneapolis' The Cedar.
Mest and MTX!
Poster for pop punk wonders Mest and the Mr. T Experience, with the Mest logo in a layout based on the original Star Wars (New Hope...c'mon) poster!
MXPX in Nashville!
Poster done for MXPX & Five Iron Frenzy when they played in Nashville!
Friends of Clark Park Promotional Poster
This Where's-Waldo-esque creation was made to both promote the 3rd Annual party in West Philadelphia's own magnificent Clark Park, and also as poster that can be sold to raise funds for the Park Conservancy program. It includes odes to many of the loveable oddballs and outdoor loving folks who frequently visit the park.
Poster for collaborative event to raise money for breast cancer awareness & research, feat. a Weezer cover Band ( Freezer, as it was composed of staff members of...), Little Baby's Ice Cream, DJ's, and the premier of Yards Brewing Co's. lmtd. ed. PYNK beer (brewed with local cranberries).
The Grip Up!
Poster for The Grip Up! A collaborative event feat. An amateur Arm Wrestling Competition, free screening of Over the Top, and vending from local Philadelphia food heroes: Dapper Dog, Little Baby's Ice Cream, and Yards Brewing Co.
My now annual recap of the goofs told on the best advice show of the moderne age, MBMBaM. The 2013 collection contains some of the singular weirdest things I've ever drawn. See the whole gallery of images composing this piece: HERE.
The second of a now annual set of recaps of the best advice show of the moderne era: MBMBaM. This year's drawings are some of the weirdest things I have ever drawn. See closeups in the slideshow: HERE.
Screen print on aged stock, this poster was designed for a one night screening of the movies Monster Squad and Night of the Creeps, hosted by a herd of nerds and introduced by director Fred Dekker himself. He's probably my favorite.
Full color poster with hand-illustrated type that I got to put together for one of my all-time favorite punk ensembles: Latterman! Brimming with oddballs and positivity, and focussed on a crucial hi-5, it's been years since they've been a band, but I still get stoked on this image that they absolutely inspired.
Done for a 20th anniversary Hellboy art show, this 4 color screenprint was a collaborative piece between me and the endlessly talented Peter Wonsowski. The crown was actually hand painted in with liquid gold (and thus was in lmtd. supply).
A collection of illustrations done initially in pencil and ink, scanned, cleaned and finished in vector for scalable print. These projects range from pieces done for shows to promotional imagery for non-profits to pinup panels for independent comic books.
The Adventure Zine!
My contribution to the Adventure Zone fanzine, that raised an absurd amount of money for a WV charity. Using the characters from TAZ, and putting them into a classic D&D image, this totally allowed me to combine 2 of my favorite things.
Done as a pinup for the back of a once forthcoming Image comics TPB about a team of minor league baseball players who end up stuck in a small town beating the snot out of demons.
The Yule Lads.
A depiction of Iceland's Yule Lads, a group of 13 conniving and mischievous fellas who, preceding the change into winter, keep tabs on the rotten kids of Iceland and harass them in accordance of their personalities: sometimes stealing + eating candles sometimes harassing sheep sometimes simply peeping in on them. If kids have been truly rotten they leave potatoes in their shoes. As one does.
Thus Was a Flaming Skull put in a Chokehold.
A combination of: classic 80's villain archetypes, luchadores, flaming skulls & a bit of the good ole' D&D for good measure.
H.P. Lovecraft's 'He.'
Illustration done for an H.P. Lovecraft compendium, hi-lighting both the beauty and subtlety of his stories, focusing more on the idea of the tales rather than the monsters.
An image for a show benefiting Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, this is from a day where my dude Franklin (the dog) and I went exploring in the woods and he discovered that tadpoles existed. Franklin is a rescue, who was originally cared for by the wonderful people at PAWS.
The Cake is a Lie.
Done as a gift for a family member who has recently discovered the exciting game of Portal, OG piece is poster sized and framed in their newly renovated gaming room.
Done for the Dog Days of Summer hot dog enthusiast crowd event, and currently hanging on the walls of South Street's own gourmet hot dog vendor Hot Diggity, this piece recreates a fairly famous scene of the storming of Normandy. With hot dogs.
The Best Mac N Cheese.
It turns out I eat a lot of mac & cheese, and, for a long time, I would swear to the fact that the best one I ever had was at a bowling alley nearby called North Bowl. I ate it enough, that I felt obliged to do a portrait of it, as it was maybe 1/5 of a muse.
Across the Sea.
Massive image done for a show at the FUEL gallery depicting a person sending their love across an ocean a gift, with the help of a powerful and grand wind god. Original is over 8' long and lives in a hand made hardwood frame. Below are two detail shots of the piece.
Design & Layout.
Designs done in both digital and traditional media for advertising, print, and promotion. Including hand done type, record and CD packaging, VHS cassette layout for classic horror film redesigns, web and traditional print media advertisement.
We Are the Union Who We Are 12".
Done for the 10 yr. anniversary of the release of Who We Are, the design for this 12" is based on the iconic scene from Say Anything, but...with a more burning house! Full, wraparound illustration for the exterior package, and, interior record sleeve!
Forgotten: The Zombie Boardgame
Design, illustration, and packaging design done for a complete, complicated, and extraordinarily fun & violent tabletop game! Box & character design, model turnarounds, 100's of cards, rule book, game tiles designed to be used in countless combinations, etc., as well as overall aesthetic design. Coming soon to Kickstarter!
We Are The Union - Keep It Down
Image created for the front cover of seminal ska-punk band We Are The Union's newest EP, Keep It Down. The interior designs and back cover all tie together to tell the story of a party that goes wildly out of hand, and leads to an intensely demolished amp.
The Wonderous Thunderous Marrigae of Robert & Kelsey.
Project done for 2 of absolutely the BEST folks I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. This was a 12 page coloring book, complete with covers that documented the forming of a perfect union between them, wherein, the gentleman was represented by a bear and his lovely bride to be is a literal fox. They are adorable and this project was a hoot. Samples of page illustrations are included below the cover.
Neon Maniacs Box Design for Video Violence.
Redesign of classic cult horror movie Neon Maniacs VHS cover r a show at a one off pop-up video store / independent horror movie marathon. In assc. with Exhumed Films.
Dead Alive Box Redesign for Video Violence.
Redesign of classic cult horror movie Dead Alive VHS cover r a show at a one off pop-up video store / independent horror movie marathon. In assc. with Exhumed Films.
Images created for local, unique, and wholly independently owned and operated businesses, bands, and brands using an illustrative and original take on logo design puling from character based illustration and hand done typography.
The Adventure Zone.
Illustration and Header designs for the D&D themed family adventure podcast The Adventure Zone featuring the brothers McElroy from MBMBaM.
Best Friend Simulator Podcast.
A logo design done for a podcast hosted by 2 best friends, that talks about maintaining friendships long distance, over extended periods of time...you know, when not discussing Bigfoots & conspiracy theories.
Crossed Keys Logo
Logo Design for a band of Philly heroes: Crossed Keys.
Stabby Quest Podcast.
Designs done for a Pathfinder based, ultra creative, and all around amazing podcast Stabby Quest! Friends playing tabletop RPG's and telling super fun stories? What's not to love?!
We Are the Union Shirt Designs.
A set of 2 retro-game inspired, hand designed type logos for the band We Are the Union. A superb bunch of musicians & fellas, you can grab these designs on hand screened, US made, sweatshop-free shirts with Eco-friendly, water-based inks at their merch shop HERE.
Avenue 8 Guitar Repair
Logo Done in 1-color for a vintage guitar repair shop: Avenue 8!
Werewolf Ambulance Podcast + T.
Logo and T-shirt created for the Werewolf Ambulance podcast, a show hosted by two of the loveliest individuals discussing the ridiculousness and inherent hilarity of classic, cult, and just plain terrible horror movies. Give a listen/follow them HERE
Image created for custom bike parts manufacturer.
Little Baby's Ice Cream.
Using a logo I designed for them at the outset, and in collaboration with one of the then-owners of LBIC, we made a whole promotional, branded package of items for sale + giveaway at their (then) flagship store. A mixtape and coloring book all in celebration of an ice cream creature doing what an ice cream creature does best: adventure!
Pop Culture Illustration.
Various Illustrations done for illustration-focused: collective, group, + solo show on topics ranging from pop-culture classic NES games to modern uber-hit cartoons like Adventure Time, and all the way to classic and cult horror movies.
I Like The Part Where the Robot Punches the Monster.
Piece done for a Guillermo Del Toro tribute show at Gallery 1988 in LA. This pc. is based on my love of all things OTT in the terrific film Pacific Rim.
My Epic Death.
A very large, very red image done for a group show, where each artist was asked to visualize how they were gonna die. I figured some kind of horrific outer god-like eye that I'd stare down with like, a machete and such
Piece done for a Halloween themed art opening at a Fishtown Gallery based on classic Misfits tune of the same name. Minus several e's.
Descendents of Edrick.
A piece done in tribute to longstanding favorite NES game: Dragon Warrior for an 8-Bit Classics show at Gallery 1988.
The Joker Show.
A show in tribute of the clown. The nemesis. The all time arch of arches. This is a combination of 2 loves: the Dark Tower and Batman's rogues gallery. Titled 'The Dork Tower' this image depicts Joker as he may see himself: a Roland to a Man in Black.
Image done for a Pulp-Pinup themed show at Phantom Hand Gallery, this piece is a tribute to one of my favorite comic book oddities Doc Brass (an allegory to Doc Savage) from Warren Ellis' Planetary.
Limbo from Limbo.
Done for a video game gore themed show at Brave New Worlds, this piece depicts the gory end to the nameless protagonist in recent indie darling videogame Limbo on the Xbox.
Done for a group show held in the Cartoon Network HQ in CA, this piece wasdone before the premier of the first season of Adventure Time hit the airwaves and became the sensation it currently is. Multiple Pen Ward ref's. are hidden within. As well as algebra?
Titans + Tragedy.
Images of Classic Greek Myths & Monsters reinterpreted in the grossest possible manner, for a 2-person show exploring modern looks at ancient myths at Philadelphia's Art Dept. gallery with Alicia Neal.
The sons of Uranus & Gaia, these creatures are brothers to the Titans and crafters of the Gods’ weapons, including Zeus’ lightning bolts. The brothers Cylopes were slain by Apollo. Who was forced into servitude for their murder.
A snake haired monstrous guardian the Gorgon was known to be able to turn men to stone, just by gazing at them. When beheaded by Perseus, their blood was said to have spilled and grown into coral, which, in turn, birthed Pegasus.
The Mother of Whirlpools. 3 times a day this daughter of Poseidon & Gaia would suck up vast quantities of water to quench a never- ending thirst cursed upon her when Zeus turned her into a basic & hideous hag-bladder.
Born to king Minos & queen Pasiphe (after Minos was tricked into relations w/ her while she was hiding inside a wooden bull) this bull-headed monster was kept at the heart of the Cretan Labyrinth, a terrible & immense maze constructed by Daedelus & his son Icarus.
The Horse Botherers. Presences, variously identified as a ghost or dangerous site, blamed for frightening horses at hippodromes throughout Greece. A major one, the Taraxippus at Olympia, was believed to have been born of the dragging of Hectors body by horse around a statue of recently slain Patroclus.
A massive automaton this giant of iron & bronze was believed to have been crafted by the Cyclopes in the shape of Kres, the personification of Crete, and tasked with protecting Europa. Talos had one vein, running neck to ankle, bound by one bronze nail. This nail was tricked out of him in a drug maddened state by a drug wizard.
Zeus & Cronus
Cronus, son of Uranus King of Titans, took the throne after slaying his father; and was thus cursed by him to suffer a similar fate. Paranoid by this curse, Cronus ate all of his children whole as they were born. Except his youngest son Zeus. Who did rebel. And, in disguise as a servant, posioned Cronus to vomit up his devoured siblings before castrating him with his own sickle.
Illustrations from a recent show by myself and Alicia Neal, wherein I turned all my favorite things into monstrous piles of goo. All the new stuff from Justin Gray Illustration, all the time. You'd buy that for a dollar!
A pile of deconstructed parts of all my favorite bits of 90's Xmen characters made into a giant mess of monsters and slime.
Dungeons and Dragons Pile
Piece done as part of a set of illustrations done for forthcoming show at The Art Dept. of brightly colored, hideous piles of awesome stuff I love, appropriately titled Piles of Awesomeness. Details: HERE.
A mash up of my favorite parts of the all time classic movie Predator made into a giant mush of guts, blood, muscles, mini-guns, and terrible one liners.
A massive pile of monsters meets my favorite characters from my recently obsessed about 2D MOBA styled game: Awesomenauts.
A pile of guts and monsters and fish and crud compiled from my remembrances of parts of my favorite H.P. Lovecraft stories. Creepy.
A pile of my favorite junk food things smashed into a single disgusting pile of gross.
A pile of some iconic parts of this filthy, lovely city I live in: Philadelphia. You know, as made into a pile of monsters, guts, and teeth.
Odds N Ends!
A Collection of odds and ends I've put together over the last year and change in both traditional and digital mediums. This is a repository for all the weird stuff that doesn't fit nicely into another category.
Commissioned D&D Portrait!
As part of the bonus initiative or the Adventure Zine fundraiser, commissioned portraits of folks' D&D characters were auctioned off. This is one of a couple I was lucky enough to work on!
Our Lil' DCC Gang.
A collection of characters from the ongoing DCC (Dungeon Crawl Classics) that I have been GM-ing for just about 2 years now. This is a FAR cry from all of the characters, or even most, but, these are a handful I've drawn up over that time.
Nazi Pups Heck Off T!
Combining the best parts of telling Nazis to f*ck off, dogs, punk, and our pup Franklin, this is a T that the uber-sweet fellas from We Are the Union had me put together for one of their shows last time around.
1st Annual Couch or 5K Donut Run T!
Wanna raise money for some sweet pups, but, dislike running? Then this is an event for you! Organized by some terrific people this race allowed you to run a 5k or, sit and eat a bunch of delicious donuts.
For a couple of great folks who were having a babbie this year, but, didn't want to do the whole 'formal shower' thing...presenting the Baby-Q!
Vlad the Impaler.
Part of a series of T's feat. historic badasses, this image was based on the warrior king Vlad the Impaler. Not a good dude. Maybe a vampire. In either case: super fun to have a chance to take on an iconic historical character!
Iconic Logo T's.
A whole slew of designs (only a couple are shown) done for Warrior Culture, featuring iconic + deadly graphically bold designs. Drawing on tattoo + bike culture images, these 1 color designs were done for a limited run series of T-shirts.
From the Library of...a dear friend who's interests are: bass, soccer, west Philadelphian, banh-mi, and Australian related.
Last Meal of Heidnik.
A piece done for a group art show about famous last meals, this is based on the request of infamous murderer Gary Heidnik, wherein he requested2 slices of pizza and 2 coffees. While I don't recommend reading about him too much, if you do, there are a bunch of nods to weird things about him in this image.