Category Archives: Finished Art

We will save your brothers. We will save your cousins. We will drive.

After a long night of working on websites, I let off a bit of steam with my old buddy Photoshop.
The above result was inspired by the Danger Ensemble’s physical theatre piece for the Amanda Palmer song “Have to Drive.”
No video could possibly do their performance justice, ever, but this one should give you the general idea.

Amanda Palmer & the Danger Ensemble – “Have to Drive”

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cotton candy sugar cookie bubble gum watermelon cupcake hair.

birds
Ballpoint pen and watercolor, 11″x14″.
Text reads, “If anyone’s going to break this heart / I think it should be you.”

Close up:
birds close up

Also, completely unrelated:
I have pink hair now.
And I am moving to Arizona! So henceforth, everything that you see on this website is for sale. I’m driving 2000 miles in a little Honda Accord, and it would be silly to try to take all of this art I’ve accumulated over the years. So if you see something you like, shoot me an email [ chanonista (at!) gmail (dot?) com ] and we’ll talk. I’m just trying to get rid of it, so prices are very negotiable.
pinkhead

EDIT
I just realized that I never posted the finished version of that painting, even though it’s been finished for an age and a half. Sorry? Here it is, regardless!
self-portrait in the dark
Oil on Bristol board, 8″x11″ (with a 1″ white border.)

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“I taught myself how to grow.”

i taught myself how to grow old
(click for large size.)

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Better Safe Than Shannon: Older Men.

Yeah. It’s one of those things.
I was totally supposed to work on my newest commission tonight, but instead I decided to experiment with ink washes.
I’m not as pleased as I could be with the results–I’m not that awesome with ink and brushes to begin with–but I’m hoping I’ll improve over time.
Right?

I sure hope so.

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24-Hour Comics Day 2008.

Yeah, I did it.
24 pages in 24 hours.
Suck it, bitches.

On a more professional note, the comic itself is online here. The images are pretty small and not much was done for cleanup, but I wanted to get it online as quickly as possible. Hopefully a nice, polished version will be online someday. You know, eventually.

There will be a print minicomic of this available in the next couple weeks, which will also include a bunch of other, less-rushed bonus comics that aren’t anywhere on the internets, so they’ll probably be new to you! If you’re interested, drop me a line at chanonista [at!] gmail [dot!] com. I take SASEs, trades, or a single George Washington to cover shipping. (Also, Paypal, if you’re all fancy and technologically advanced like that.) So yes! E-mail me. They will be fancy and beautiful and good in many many ways.

So anyhow! Go read some god-dang comics.

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Question: Why do I not go out drinking anymore?

i have done many things in my 20 years that i have regretted the following day

Answer: Because I cannot control myself.

Also, I wish my scanner wasn’t a piece of shit! This would have taken me like two hours instead of EIGHT.
ARGH.

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“Giblets!”

I got a new car today, so I spent most of today driving it around aimlessly, enjoying the feeling of freedom and running a few errands that were long-overdue. And I have a job interview tomorrow! Between those two big things happening in my life, there wasn’t much time for new art, so I bring to you a few random giblets from the past.

an older sketch of Emery

an older sketch of Emery

i really tried to nail the democratic cliche as close as i could

i really tried to nail the democratic cliche as close as i could

a fairly recent ink drawing of Magen

a fairly recent ink drawing of Magen

More “real” art this weekend, if all goes as planned…I hope.

Also, in other exciting news, I’ll be attending the Tri-City Art Battle this weekend. Unfortunately, I won’t be participating, but I’m looking forward to event nevertheless. You can find out more about the night’s events here and here. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!

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