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  • Pen and ink illustrated patterns. Work for hire, licensing, buyout.

Journal
  • Career Opportunities— an absolute classic, and of continued relevance. Full lyrics here. Because we love The Clash so much, a video medley from 1977 live in Munich— the year they released their debut studio album, The Clash. The line “I won’t open letter bombs for you” is a reference to a former job of Clash […]

  • It’s fun to see this artist spotlight in the 2015 Speedo Footwear catalog. These kid’s flip flops utilize artwork from the two swim caps I illustated that were inspired by the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

  • There is no separation of church and state as long as money buys political power. Full lyrics and listen here. In honor of tax season I’ve chosen this lyric from Los Angeles punk band, Bad Religion. They first formed in 1979 and many of their anthems relate to social responsibility. 30 years later Bad Religion […]

  • I’ve been a fan of Courtney Cerruti since finding her all over Instagram. She’s a Bay Area artist, a set designer/stylist/artist coach/social media maven at Creative Bug, and the author of 3 books at Quarry Press. Basically, this chick makes things happen. Right now she’s got a show of her signature “Single Ladies” at Rare […]

  • This month, it’s two of my favorites in one. The 1979 Gang of Four song Natural’s Not In It, was used beautifully in the 2006 movie Marie Antoinette, directed by Sofia Coppola. A trailer featuring the song is here. Full song lyrics are found here. I’ve chosen some favorite short phrases of punk song lyrics […]

  • Sunday night like so many people around the world we sat down to watch the Oscar Awards. This year our family had not seen many of the nominated films and Ramona’s favorite actress Jennifer Lawrence was missing but none-the-less we enjoyed the tongue-tied hosts welcoming the stars and hearing details about their fashion choices. But […]

  • A little punk rock love song for this month of love. We’ve all been there, right? …Right? February’s phrase is from the The Stooges’ classic, I Wanna Be Your Dog. This video is from their 2010 UK concert and powerhouse Iggy is 63 years old, YEAH! Note Minuteman co-founder Mike Watt on bass and the jazzy […]

  • Last year I did a lot more lettering— for both paying paying and personal work. These sketches were done on my recent trip to Mexico in November. In the same way that some artists keep a practice of a daily sketchbook, I have begun to letter almost daily. For me, it’s a relaxing way to […]

  • Happy New Year, friends! As I enjoy my review of 2014 client work and events a personal project that was on the back burner all this past year comes to mind as something that’s ready to see the light of day. The idea for this lettering work began in late 2013 when again I got […]

  • A bit late for the holiday shopping season, but my 2014 limited-edition tea towels are now here! Fans of our sweet little town can find them in my Etsy shop as well as B St. Mercantile here in Petaluma. Prints of last year’s design are still available at B. St. Mercantile too.  

  • Busy times in the countdown to the New Year. Have a safe and happy holiday season! Click image to download.  

  • [Note: Photo collages below are formatted to enlarge when clicked.] In February I attended the funeral of a good friend’s mom. She was a lovely, artistic lady who had a very full life before a long struggle with cancer claimed her life. Her funeral was held in our beautiful and grand Catholic Church in the […]