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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Beer Sketches

Hey PCS folks! It's been a while since I've posted, and I wanted to get back to contributing. I thought, what better project to share with this crowd then a set of beer cards I'm working on. It's absolutely for personal enjoyment, something to do in between projects, that I hope to finish up soon.

Beer is something that I've tried to educate myself about over the past few years – learning about the many styles, processes and traditions – and we're in a great place for it. Philadelphia has an outstanding beer culture that includes top notch breweries, amazing bars and wonderfully knowledgable people within both. Over the years, I've read a lot about the subject and tried to relate what I'm reading to what I'm tasting. And after all, isn't that the fun part? With all that in mind, I wanted to represent something of the history behind these different styles. The finishes may wind up being printed as labels and photographed as a group, but for now I hope you guys dig the sketches.


Last week was a light week for me as I waited on approvals and scripts to come in, so I decided to work on a little something that's been sitting in my sketchbook for a while now...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dangerous Nuts

My first love was newspaper comic strips (can you guess which one I favored?). My second love was super-hero comics, especially Marvel's "Fantastic Four" (which led John Byrne to create what analogous super team?).

I've mashed up my favorites to get this team snapshot. Not totally thrilled with the composition, but inspiration struck and took root, so I rushed to get things done, working in spurts around other priorities. Still, it was a challenge, finding a balance between two very different art styles (one of extreme minimalism, the other of extreme detail), hence the flat colors and dearth of modeling.

Most important, I had FUN, so I thought I'd share.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This spring, I was asked by the folks over at Strange Kids Club to contribute to their Halloween anthology.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PACC and PCS on Bleeding Cool!

My wife Tina reports from The Philadelphia Alternative Comic Convention and shares some love for PCS. Read it HERE!!!

Also covered at The Beat!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jamar Nicholas Signing at Brave New Worlds (Olde City)

Come see me at BRAVE NEW WORLDS COMICS (Olde City) on Wednesday, Aug 10th from 5pm UNTIL!

I will be doing small commission sketches, selling & signing copies of FIST STICK KNIFE GUN and maybe some of my older stuff as well!

Come on out to some of the best LCS guys in Philly!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Jenny Kanzler - First Friday Art Shows

Local artist Jenny Kanzler will have paintings hanging in two spots around Philly this month. If you are out and about tonight, please stop by the LaPelle Gallery in Old City (122 N. 3rd Street), where Jenny has a few new paintings. You can also swing by the Mausoleum of Contemporary Art at 12th and Spring Garden to see one of her pieces on display at the Mausolem in PhilaMythos, curated by Alex Stanton.

To see a lot more of Jenny's work, CLICK HERE to go to her website.

Couleur café - Monkey & Bird Continues!

Head on over to CO2 Comics NOW as Monkey & Bird by Williams & Garceau continues.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Drawn to Letters Art Show - August 2011

An art show that features both the characters of the Alphabet and the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society.
August 5th to August 31st
Opening Reception August 5th from 6pm to 9pm

The 26 characters of the English Alphabet are what we rely on to communicate in our society. Whether text message, e-mail, signage, books, or your Facebook status it boils down to knowing your P’s and Q’s.The Philadelphia Cartoonist Society is out to prove that these emblems of communication are built upon, well, character. Each member of the PCS will be interpreting one letter from the Alphabet to be on display at Brave New Worlds Comic Shop this August. From paintings to pen and ink, cartoons to chiaroscuro, all the art will be priced to sell for those who are graphically inclined. From images to icons this exhibition will be one you won’t want to miss.

Above: The flyer for the show, a collaboration between Concetta Barbera and Patch designed by Patch.

Drawn to Letters”
The Alphabet According the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society August 5th to August 31st
Opening Reception August 5th 6pm to 9pm
at Brave New Worlds Comic Shop
49 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

For more information on the PCS, their members and future shows look us u at

CMYK show at AxD gallery

Hey All,

In addition to the mighty Drawn to Letters show opening tomorrow, I've got a few pieces in Attack of the CMYK over at AxD gallery on 10th street. I know first friday can get pretty hectic but if you can find the motivation, the show should be a good one. all the work i've seen so far has looked killer!

here's one of my 3 pieces for the show:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Morning Jacket

Here's a poster I did for the band My Morning Jacket. They basically said to come up with whatever I wanted and this is the end result. Anyone at the show tonight in St. Louis can pick up one these posters, they are 18"x24" 4-color screenprints.

And in other news, I just got my "damaged" prints back from UPS after they denied my insurance claim, so basically I now have a batch of slightly bent prints that I am offering up for sale at a discounted price to try and recoup my costs on the print run. Here is a photo so you can see the damage.

It's only on the bottom left corner and the prints are slightly bent, if you were going to frame the piece chances are you won't see much of the bend. The size of the print is 16"x24" and is a 3-color screenprint on cougar natural 100# cover stock.

So I am offering these "bent" ones at $25 each plus $8 for shipping in the US or $15 international. The prints will be sent USPS rolled in a tube, i'm not going to bother with insurance on these since they are already bent.

Also, if anyone doesn't want a bent version I have about 6 "mint" copies of the print run that I held on too and never sent to the gallery, those ones are $50 each and $15 for shipping in the US rolled in a tube sent USPS priority mail with insurance.

If anybody would like one they can email me at: