Cincy Reds

For once, I know what Mr. Redlegs is so jacked up about!


Surviving the Recession

With tough times facing all of us, The Stranger offers its Economic Survival Guide 2010...suggesting, among other things, becoming a stripper, and saving cash by staying home and having sex!


Not-So-Mello Yello

Experiments in obnoxious color:



The plight of American theater, from The Stranger:


Dr. Sketchy's - Escape from Arkham

Last night I went to the latest chapter of Richmond's Dr. Sketchy group at the Camel. Entitled "Escape from Arkham", it featured the lovely Deanna Danger and Hellcat Holly dressed as Harley Quinn and Catwoman, respectively.

I arrived about an hour into the program, and as a result, missed a chance to draw the ladies in full super-villian garb. However, as a glance at the sketches will illustrate, you shouldn't feel too sorry for me. Another effect of showing up late was that I had no chance to do any quick warm-up sketches, and my drawing chops were pretty ice-cold for the first half-hour or so.

Still, I managed to warm up and make some fun drawings, a few of which are shown here. Most (if not all) of these were 10-minute poses, and some of them were contests...in particular, the last one, where the challenge was to incorporate Batman in some way!

Anyway, it was a blast, as always...maybe not quite as educational/practical as traditional life-drawing with a nude model, but fun enough to more than make up for it...plus, there's beer! I'll definitely be back next month.


It's the Ink Panthers Show!

In my rush to complete all my illustration gigs in advance of my weekend in Pittsburgh, I neglected to post a link to Mike Dawson and Alex Robinson's hilarious Ink Panthers Podcast, where I was a guest last week! The official description:

Wrapping up our Olympic coverage, and coming to the conclusion that we should really be a sports show rather than a comedy one. We’re joined in the Lair by cartoonist and illustrator Robert Ullman, who schools us on Hockey, Curling, Jarts, and Fantasy Football Leagues. Comments Welcome!

Have a listen!

Baby Blues

Spent a fantastic weekend in Pittsburgh with a bunch of my pals, mainly to take in the Penguins game against the Stars Saturday afternoon. As great a guys' weekend as you could ask for. The Pens rallied from a two-goal deficit to score five straight goals and win 6-3, all the while wearing their classy blue throwback sweaters. Rumor has it the Pens will be ditching these togs next season for a new third jersey design...and the 30% off they're offering on much of the blue merchandise around Mellon Arena seems to bear out this plan. Kind of a shame, 'cause these are so nice!