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Zomtreatz
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Zomtreatz is a line of one of a kind collectible toy zombie confectionaries, inspired by the comic book world of High Fructose Zombies,  of which I am the co-creator and illustrator. The  art toy series began with zomcakes, eyeball laden bloody cupcake art toys, and has expanded to include zomfloats, zomchocolates, zomcream cones and sundaes, zombie cakes in glass dishes. I hand-sculpt each figure in polymer clay and...

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HFZ Graphic Novel Cover
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Cover art for the Graphic Novel High Fructose Zombies. Pencils, ink, and color (photoshop) by me. This is the collected edition of issues 1-6, which I co-created and illustrate. The story is this: When a brand new candy bar, called Snakatak, starts turning people into zombies in the town of Sweetooth, it is up to Clea and her ragtag group of friends to stop...

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Zomratz
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Zomratz are a series of peppermint pixel-eyed, oddly intelligent rodents based on the comic book High Fructose Zombies. Unlike their human counterparts, Yumzy’s secret syrup has exponentially increased their IQs, instead of zombification. I hand sculpt every Zomrat out of polymer clay, with additional mixed media, and paint with acrylics. The rats are pill bottle capped, lab helmeted with extruding wires, and quaffed with...

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HFZ Pages: Team Staging
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Pages from Issue 5 and 6 of High Fructose Zombies, the comic book I co-created and illustrate (now a graphic novel). Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. These highlight staging for “Hero” shots or “Coming together” moments for the main characters. Self-published and sold on Comixology, P!Q, at various Comic Cons, and select comic book stores.   Examples Below (Linework next to final color)....

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Pixel Sculpt
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Commissioned sculpt by German artist Valenberg, based on his pixel gif art. 11″ sculpt in polymer clay, painted with acrylics, neon acrylics, with a painted plastic back panel. More Images Below.           Process Pics    ...

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Chocolatemobile: Full Page
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Comic page from Issue 6 of High Fructose Zombies, which I co-created and illustrate. Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop.   Original Lifework Below.     Process Pic...

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JetPlastic
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JetPlastic is an international collaborative comic anthology, with contributing artists from Germany to America to Greece to Japan and beyond. Beyond the comic, certain artists (myself included) have created 3 dimensional interpretations of Jet, the main character. My JetPlastic is 11″, sculpted in polymer clay and painted with acrylics. More Images Below.    ...

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Fizzy’s Funhouse: Scene Continuity via Color
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Comic page from Issue 5 of High Fructose Zombies, which I co-created and illustrate. Characters enter the upside down world of Fizzy’s Funhouse as they escape from the zombie hordes overrunning Yumzyland, the treat-themed amusement park. Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. Using color to create continuity – Deploying color schemes to help a reader know where and when they are in a story,...

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Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman
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Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman comic follows Bigfoot’s epic journeys on Mars. This figure of Bigfoot was commissioned by the comic’s author, and is one piece of a 3 figure collection I did, including the hero, Bigfoot, his side kick, Castor Bagworm, and the villain, Korovan (see “The Making of a Monster” detailing my sculpting process on Bleeding Cool).  Figure is 9″ tall with detailed...

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“Pie Chart”: Comic Pages
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2 pages from the graphic novel High Fructose Zombies, which I co-created and illustrate. A tongue in cheek “Pie Chart” layout, referencing the candified, sweets laden nature of the comic. Pages are from the first and third acts of the issue, to employ a callback format. More Images Below, Color vs. Original Linework.       Original Artwork...

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Castor Bagworm: Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman
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Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman comic follows Bigfoot’s epic journeys on Mars. This figure of Castor Bagworm was commissioned by the comic’s author, and is one piece of a 3 figure collection I did, including the hero, Bigfoot, his side kick, Castor Bagworm, and the villain, Korovan (see “The Making of a Monster” detailing my sculpting process on Bleeding Cool).  Figure is 6″ tall and features Castor...

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Human
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Human comic is a cyberpunk comic book series featuring a four-armed, cybernetically enhanced badass dude – Drolo. This figure is that dude, brandishing a severed head, middle fingers to the sky. Figure is 11″, with detailed base including a headless body, and story elements, sculpted in polymer clay, and painted with acrylics. More Images Below.       Human Process Pics...

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Zombie Death: Comic Page
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Page from Issue 6 of High Fructose Zombies, the comic book I co-created and illustrate (now a graphic novel). Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. Self-published and sold on Comixology, P!Q, at various Comic Cons, and select comic book stores.   Linework Pre-Color Below....

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Korovan: Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman
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Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman comic follows Bigfoot’s epic journeys on Mars. This figure of Korovan was commissioned by the comic’s author, and is one piece of a 3 figure collection I did, including the hero, Bigfoot, his side kick, Castor Bagworm, and the villain, Korovan (see “The Making of a Monster” detailing my sculpting process on Bleeding Cool).  Figure is 9″ tall with a detailed base representing...

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Yumzyland Exploding: 2 Page Comic Spread
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2-Page spread from Issue 6 of High Fructose Zombies, the comic book I co-created and illustrate (now a graphic novel). Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. Self-published and sold on Comixology, P!Q, at various Comic Cons, and select comic book stores.   Linework Pre-Color Below....

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Jonny on the Spot: Vintage Design
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Jonny on the Spot is a vintage style custom welded lamp company for which I developed logos, posters, stamps and a customized e-commerce wordpress site.   Poster Design         Logo Designs     Stamps   Samples from WordPress site    ...

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HFZ Animatic: IOS Game Pitch
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This is the pitch for an IOS game based on High Fructose Zombies, the comic I co-created and illustrate. I created all of the visual assets and worked with designer Brett Duncan to create the flash animation. Clea, the main character of HFZ, runs through the game, decapitating zombies with her giant lollipop, collecting clues of Yumzy’s corporate malfeasance, in order to trigger their downfall....

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Machine Gun Penguins: “Penguins vs. Possums”
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Penguins vs. Possums is an indie comic chronicling the age old battle between the technologically advanced penguins and earthy warrior possums for which I create custom collectible action figures, sold at comic cons. This 4″ figure, one of a series of machine-gun toting penguins, is well armed, sporting a camo helmet, extra ammo, and custom packaging. Series Images Below.   Penguins and Possums Action Figure Set...

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Zombie Attack: Comic Page
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Page from Issue 6 of High Fructose Zombies, the comic book I co-created and illustrate (now a graphic novel). Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. Self-published and sold on Comixology, P!Q, at various Comic Cons, and select comic book stores.   Linework Pre-Color...

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Zombunny: Yumzyland Mascot
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The Easter Brothers are the Yumzyland Mascots in the comic book High Fructose Zombies, the comic I co-created and illustrate. Upon the release of the Snakatak bar (the candy bar that turns people into zombies – oh my!), they make a fateful transition into Zombunnies, eating up park patrons and projectile vomiting! This figure is a bust of one such bunny, followed by original...

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HFZ Covers: Issue 1-6
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Cover art for issues 1-6 of High Fructose Zombies, the comic that I co-created and illustrate. Below you will find side by side images of the original linework (hand penciled and inked) and final color (photoshop).   Issue 1-6 Covers Below.          ...

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Zombabies
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Zombabies are one of a kind figures based on the comic book world of High Fructose Zombies. Each zombaby comes with adoption papers and are available at comic cons. Zombies are 4″-6″ tall, sculpted in polymer clay, and painted with acrylics. More Images Below.    ...

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Chocolate Submersion: Comic Page
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Comic page from High Fructose Zombies, the comic I co-created and illustrate. Clea, our heroine, here finds herself submerged in a sea of chocolate. Playing with tones in this image. Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. Original Linework Below....

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Possum Series: “Penguins vs Possums”
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Penguins vs. Possums is an indie comic chronicling the age old battle between the technologically advanced penguins and earthy warrior possums for which I create custom collectible action figures, sold at comic cons. The above figure was featured on Hawaii-5-0’s Halloween episode 2014. This figure is 5″ with armor and sword, sculpted in polymer clay, painted in acrylics, with custom packaging. The complete series includes full...

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Funny Animal Portraits
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Series of silly animal portraits, painted in acrylics, including Larry the Lemur, Gustav Giraffe, Squibbly Squirrel, Radiant Rhino. Series Images below.    ...

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Munny Mods: “Penguins vs Possums”
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Penguins vs. Possums is an indie comic chronicling the age old battle between the technologically advanced penguins and earthy warrior possums for which I create custom collectible action figures, sold at comic cons. This part of the series consists of Munny Mods of the PvP Logo (split penguins and possum image), Zolin (Possum Chief Warrior), The Chosen One (Main Possum), Xiao Jetpack Penguins (Penguin Emperor). All have accessories...

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Zombies with Tattoos: Sculpture Series
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Zombies with Tattoos began as an illustration concept series and transitioned into 3 dimensions. To capture the horror ethos of things popping out at you, the limbs and body sections spring from the expectedly flat planes of framed art. Series is still in process. 8″-12″ tall frames, figures sculpted in polymer clay, painted in acrylics. Series Images Below.        ...

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High Fructose Zombies: Original Illustrations
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Original illustration series complimenting the physical Zomtreatz series and other characters, based on the comic High Fructose Zombies, which I co-created and illustrate. These framed original are pen, ink, and marker, which acrylic highlights. Sold at Comic Cons, P!Q in Grand Central Terminal, and online. More Images Below.     Framed Art at Comic Cons     Framed Art Creation in Process  ...

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Anthropomorphic Snakatak
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Snakataks are the candy bars that turn you into a zombie in the comic book High Fructose Zombies, which I co-created and illustrate. We, my co-creator David Phillips and I actually created the candy bar, which we sell at comic cons. The Anthropomorphic Snakatak is a custom figure adding an animal zeal and chomping jaws to the candy bar, dressed in our custom wrapper (designed...

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Sea Goddess: Tattoo Concept Art
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A spinoff of my Zombies with Tattoos illustration series, this is an illustration combining my tattoo art style with figurative illustration. Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. Original Linework...

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Borracho Loco
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Borracho Loco is  the greatest Mexican superhero the world has ever known, created by artist Sebastian Kadlecik. I was commissioned to create 2 Barracho Loco action figures – one wielding nacho ninja stars, the other, a garden hose lasso. Figures are 9″, sculpted in super sculpey, painted in acrylics, with shaped pig split suede capes. More Images Below....

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Zomtreatz Ads
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To promote my line of Zomtreatz for Comic Cons and P!Q I created a series of ads. I began by photographing the beautiful Alyson Carosello with various zombie confectionaries, then went into photoshop. What follows is the resulting ad series (some products are stand alone). More Images Below.        ...

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Ceegee: The Cutest Monster
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Ceegee is an adorbale little monster based on the artwork of David Phillips. He has multi screen eyes and a blue complexion. Figure is 6″, sculpted in polymer clay, and painted in acrylics. First in what will be a series of adorable alien figures based on David Phillips’ drawing. More Images Below.     Process Images...

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Lollipop Decapitation: HFZ Poster
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Lollipop Decapitation is my best selling High Fructose Zombies poster of all time. It features Clea, the heroine, mid mid zombie decapitation with her giant lollipop. The poster is 11″x5″. Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. More Images Below.      ...

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JetPack Penguins: “Penguins vs Possums”
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Penguins vs. Possums is an indie comic chronicling the age old battle between the technologically advanced penguins and earthy warrior possums for which I create custom collectible action figures, sold at comic cons. See Machine Gun Penguins and Munny Mods for additional Penguin lines in my Penguins vs Possums action figure series. Figures are 4″-4.5″, sculpted in polymer clay, painted with acrylics. Series Images Below.     Process...

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Night Sequence: Comic Pages
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Comic page from the comic book High Fructose Zombies, which I co-created and illustrate. Traditional pencils and ink – color in photoshop. Continuity through color; the above page is part of a larger action sequence, which is unified in the comic through color palette, which is used to help the reader know clearly where and when they are in the story, even as scenes...

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Yumzyland Concept Art
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When creating a world you have to create every element from the ground up. Before putting pen to panel for the comic High Fructose Zombies, which I co-created and illustrate, I had to build the world. This was especially true of Yumzyland, the treat-themed amusement park at the center of the story. From issue 3-6 our characters inhabit the park, running around, fleeing and fighting...

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