1977 . . .
GAMERA drawing from DAVE,
originally went to college on two art scholarships. After the
semester I switched to Industrial Technology and Graphic Arts
Management because I decided I wanted to actually be able to get a job
after graduation. So, find on this page some assorted fun
from back in the day. Most of the illustrations on this page are
from my teen years, so they're not great, but there ya go anyways.
of the page is a diorama mash-up I created. It features giant
atomic turtle Gamera attacking a
historically accurate build of Matsumoto castle in Nagano,
the castle and Gamera are done in an exact and matching 1/350 scale.
after Steve Rude.
Eastwood done in charcoal and graphite.
Ito Ogami the
baby cart assassin from
"Lone Wolf and Cub".
is a more recent drawing of one of my dogs. He's a Catahoula
Lots of spots!
style Transformers Optimus Prime!
Bob Dylan drawing I
did back in high school. Bob Dylan invented rap music in 1965 with the
release of the song "Subterranean Homesick Blues".
Disagree? Come at me bro!
is an illustration I entered into a contest to design the 1989 window
sticker for entry into Wisconsin state parks. I called it
Snockered Badgers". I did not win.
from an old water color. Not great, but this one did win
a state art competition back in high school. Got a
certificate from the Governor and everything!
Lots of pages filled with judo
sketches. Tori needs to get that left elbow up and maybe
rotate his right knee in a little more.
points if you can
is a layout map I made for myself for a keisho polish on an insanely
complex jumonji-yari I worked on.
sketch in India ink.
it occurs to me that my own art is not particularly amazing, so
included below are a few original art pieces from my collection. These
are pages from a comic book adaptation of a novel that I helped write.
It was originally titled "Ghost Sword", but ended up being
the title Witchblade
in 2002. These 2 pages were drawn by professional comic book
Keu Cha and inked by Jay Leisten. Click on the art pages
below for cover
gallery. Sample chapters from Mike Baron's
original novel here: Witchblade: Ghost Sword.
FREE Ghost Sword
audio book mp3 files
graphic from college
featuring Ippon seoinage. Logo, text and color were added for
and matchlock by DAVE!