Remember when you were young and wild, leaning on chain link fences, trespassing on foreclosed homes with your teen gang, and looking for dried out pools to skate? Yeah, me neither. I squandered my youth wringing my hands and constantly panicking about the future, and on top of that, I never learned how to skate. […]
Category Archives: commissions
Finished this watercolor illustration last night, six months overdue. Commissioned by the very patient Woody F., who requested that it involve ramen. Because of my incredibly limited skill set and narrow field of interests, I drew some young dirty people eating instant cups of Shin Ramyun on a gray beach day, and I sorta […]
Here is a long-overdue illustration, commissioned by David H., of a bunch of textile-laden nude women. DARK RED N RICH, BITCHES (click to view larger):
Brush pen, Micron, and watercolor on Arches
After we waved to each other from opposing crosswalks, the illustrious Adam M. commissioned me to draw whatever I felt like. He gave a couple broad suggestions, including the idea that I might draw a scene from a book that I’ve imagined, citing the After Dark drawing I did more than a year ago. […]
I took a break from drawing teenage girls to complete this commission a couple months ago for Pete G’s Tennis vs. Apocalypse project, and it’s easily the most detailed thing I’ve done in a while. HEY MAN, violence takes work!
For you tennis nerds, I tried to illustrate actual tennis stars of the seventies and […]
I drew a fake poster, for a fake show, at a fake venue, featuring nothing but fake bands, you goddamn fakers!
Recognize ‘em?? That’s Crash & the Boys (or The Boys & Crash) from Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular Scott Pilgrim comics. I drew this as part of an official limited edition Scott Pilgrim four-color […]
I’m currently painting this drawing that Chris D., who previously commissioned the BOY painting, has asked me to draw. This, too, is from a film still, this time from the 2006 Hong Kong film, Isabella.
I’ve just barely started painting, so it will be a while before I post the completed, watercolored image, […]
Miz Anne Koyama commissioned me, along with a whole bunch of other lovely cartoonists and illustrators, to re-interpret her Koyama Press logo (many of these commissions can be seen on the Koyama Press Facebook page). I chose to draw a group of teen thug Koyamas; THEY WILL FUCK YOU UP:
Recognize those shoes? FEIYUE, […]
Anne K. of the illustrious Koyama Press commissioned me to draw a portrait of Calvin and myself, and so, I used this opportunity to express our brilliant romance as accurately as possible:
That’s me on the right; you can tell by the nose ring
Here’s a commission I really fucking enjoyed drawing, for Robin McC., who asked that I “draw the Inkstuds dirtybird chillin with some fine ladies.” And everyone knows that there is no finer lady than a chain-smoking, big-haired bitch at the beach. Shiiiiit, even I wanna look that fine. (Inkstuds is a cool radio […]
This commission was requested via etsy by Helene V. of France, who asked me to draw something inspired by the phrase, “Enough to melt all the tigers in the world to butter,” from the H. Murakami novel, Norwegian Wood. I’ve never read the book, so I don’t know what it means, but I think […]
I just completed this watercolor for Chris D., based on a scene from the Nagisa Oshima film, “BOY”:
Here’s the black & white inked drawing, before watercolor:
Chris says: “I requested this commission from Hellen and will propose to THE CRITERION COLLECTION to book her for the cover art for the future release of BOY.” […]
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You like my Official News banner? That is a photo (by Jenn) of Calvin and me dressed as Andrew WK on Halloween. AND NOW, FOR THE NEWS:
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Here are the last three commissioned watercolors I done did:
This first painting was commissioned by a college friend, Jeena, who asked that I base it on a line from Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night:
“If music be the food of love, play on!”
Clearly, I’ve never read that it. The painting looks a bit Christmas-y but I’m […]
You may have already seen this over at EA, but I did the cover for ELECTRIC ANT #2: Exquisite Corpses, which debuts at APE:
One of the recurring motifs of this issue was BODY HORROR, so Editor Mr. Sands suggested I draw conjoined twins, and from there, the drawing evolved into a parasitic twin. BOW […]