Category Archives: Illustration Friday

Teenage Moon: Craterface

Remember those awkward teenage years? Waking up in the morning and finding that new blemish on your nose right before the big dance? Well, it happens to moons too! Lucky for them, scientists have invented Crater-B-Gone! Now available for vote over at

Craterface - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

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Rusted Robot

Worked on this piece over the last week. I was trying to find the right design for a shirt. Hoping the giant idea makes the cut. I would love to have a few of these to share if they get printed.

If you have time to throw a vote on this at, it would be much appreciated:)


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Baby Sea Monster Finds a Toy

This may be the final rework on the Sea Monster. Started work on this a couple of years ago. Finally found time to finalize an idea with this and move on. Even the bravest of sailors fears coming into contact with a playful sea monster. This little guy has the best intentions, but all his toys end up busted and laying at the bottom of the sea.

I also posted this over on Threadless. If you’d like to give this guy a vote please go here. Thanks!

The Baby Sea Monster Strikes Again!

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Preparing For the Snow, Cold and Slushy Weather

The cold really set in last night here. Used the opportunity to visit some ideas that were bouncing around in my head. Thinking about posting this by the front door as we prepare for a little bit of snow over the next couple of days.

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The Family Tree

A quick post for the new year. Just wanted to post a holiday illustration I have been working on. Sadly I’m taking the tree down tomorrow afternoon. Needed to add some type and design to this, but haven’t found the time (and it’s a bit too late to mail anything out now).

More to come in 2012.

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Fast Food Fun Time!

Still working on a whole series of Fast Food Fun Time. Here are a few more of the recent pieces. Posting this for IllustrationFriday, this week’s theme is “stripes”.

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RoboPup vs. Homework

I’ve been using the last few weeks to dive into my archive of old/unfinished work and finish some concepts. This is RoboPup that I worked on a for a Back to School project at Marshall Field’s in 2005. I wanted to take a shot at updating the color and final design a bit. Here’s a progression of designs…





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Summer Sun’s Obsession with Ice Cream

I battled the sun last week and tried to eat some ice cream in the 100 degree heat. After about 1 minute I had drips running down both sides of my hand and all over my fingers. And then “plop”, the bar fell right off the popsicle stick. Sun 1, Chad 0.

So this week’s theme is “obsession”. I’m thinking the sun is really obsessed with having some ice cream. Unfortunately it can never get close enough before it just melts away.

Ice Cream vs Sun

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Food Friends.

It’s been a hell of a busy month (summer). I haven’t had a really good chance to post much lately, even though I’ve been cranking out a ton of new work in my free time. I’ve been working on a few new projects since returning from my 2 week trip through Iceland/Copenhagen/Prague/Berlin. The real sad thing is that I lost my sketchbook on my Delta flight from New York to Minneapolis. I carried that with me for all 14 days and it was full of some new ideas and sketches. I’m hoping it appears soon. My name was on the back and I filed a “lost and found” document with Delta. Fingers are crossed. Here are a few submissions for this weeks Illustration Friday theme, “Gesture”. Playing with faces, reactions between some fast food elements. I will have more posted at my site in the next week.

Megaburger vs. Apple

Big Burger and Little Burger


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Getting Soaked

Another weekend gone in a flash. I had this illustration idea on Friday and didn’t have time to work on it until tonight. The theme for Illustration Friday is “soaked”, and that pretty much sums up the weekend. A lot of thunder, lightning and rain. It actually made for a good excuse to head over to the Minnesota SpringCon today and make some nice purchases. I designated Sunday evening my night to stay in and get this finished and posted.
I have a few other things I’m working on right now and hope to post them during the next couple of days. And then I have to start packing for my 2-week trip to Iceland/Germany. So much to do and prepare for. I better get cracking on it now. Enjoy!

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