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MICA MFA STUDENT & ILLUSTRATOR
My graduate school buddies (robertyoungillustration and laurenthrybyk) and I have been talking about Big Trouble in Little China for what feels like an eternity this semester (it’s on Amazon Prime Instant Video right now along with Escape from New York!).I loved that movie before, but after rewatching it, I think I’m a whole new degree of devoted to this film. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted out of a cheesy 80’s action adventure flick. There’s even a big ass truck MacGuffin!Decided to make some quick character redesigns of the cast this evening using modern fashion that still felt of the era - for everyone except for Lo Pan and the Guardian there! I have no idea how one would even begin to dress a Beholder. I should be coloring these in soon and adding in: Egg, The Storms, our two Demon Brides, and whomever/ whatever else from the film you guys would really want to see!

My graduate school buddies (robertyoungillustration and laurenthrybyk) and I have been talking about Big Trouble in Little China for what feels like an eternity this semester (it’s on Amazon Prime Instant Video right now along with Escape from New York!).

I loved that movie before, but after rewatching it, I think I’m a whole new degree of devoted to this film. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted out of a cheesy 80’s action adventure flick. There’s even a big ass truck MacGuffin!

Decided to make some quick character redesigns of the cast this evening using modern fashion that still felt of the era - for everyone except for Lo Pan and the Guardian there! I have no idea how one would even begin to dress a Beholder. 

I should be coloring these in soon and adding in: Egg, The Storms, our two Demon Brides, and whomever/ whatever else from the film you guys would really want to see!

Hologram weapon crystals from space! Totally inspired by my Zodiac Racers project. You’ll be seeing another GIF from that series soon!
—————If you want to see these full-size and in person (sans-gif pixelation), come to our show Friday at the Lazarus Center! I’ll be looping a high res series of GIFs there. 

Hologram weapon crystals from space! Totally inspired by my Zodiac Racers project. You’ll be seeing another GIF from that series soon!

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If you want to see these full-size and in person (sans-gif pixelation), come to our show Friday at the Lazarus Center! I’ll be looping a high res series of GIFs there. 

There are sexy k-pop ladies out there and they’ll dance just for you!!
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MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice program is doing a show at the Lazarus/ Grad Center in the Riggs Gallery this Friday! I’ll be showing a series of GIFs, of which this one is a part. Hope to see you guys there if you happen to be in the area. If not, I’ll be posting more from the series as the days go on.

There are sexy k-pop ladies out there and they’ll dance just for you!!

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MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice program is doing a show at the Lazarus/ Grad Center in the Riggs Gallery this Friday! I’ll be showing a series of GIFs, of which this one is a part. Hope to see you guys there if you happen to be in the area. If not, I’ll be posting more from the series as the days go on.

To celebrate the Blkdot store going live, I made you guys a space sword crystal of two moons. Hope you like it! (Also Dashboard is dumb and makes it too big. Either view it in my Tumblr or open it in a new window!)

To celebrate the Blkdot store going live, I made you guys a space sword crystal of two moons. Hope you like it!

(Also Dashboard is dumb and makes it too big. Either view it in my Tumblr or open it in a new window!)


Battle Vixens and Warlords: Vol. 1
A zine parody on inventory screens and character sheets from RPGs and table top games! Filled with six memorable, idiosyncratic characters and their personality-exposing item sets. Includes a Tutorial Mode to help you wade your way through character sheet layout, stats, and quirks.————-Note: These are hand assembled in groups of 25. Items should ship within 14 days! Comes with a signed thank you card.

Buy / $10.00

Battle Vixens and Warlords: Vol. 1

A zine parody on inventory screens and character sheets from RPGs and table top games! Filled with six memorable, idiosyncratic characters and their personality-exposing item sets. Includes a Tutorial Mode to help you wade your way through character sheet layout, stats, and quirks.
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Note: These are hand assembled in groups of 25. Items should ship within 14 days! Comes with a signed thank you card.

Yesterday was the second and final day of our Senior MFA Thesis Intro Presentations. Because I’m a perfectionist/ masochist who can’t stop working when things are beyond good enough especially the night before, I decided there had to be a better way to get people interested and introduce myself to the first years than slapping old work in a Powerpoint and calling it good.

GIFs were clearly the answer. (When are they not?) So here are the two pages I spent the most time figuring out and noodling with to get Powerpoint to animate on-click. Granted, I’m sure the second one doesn’t make as much sense without me there to explain it to you, but I’m honestly more excited in your guy’s interpretations/ misinterpretations!

Last night before going to bed I had one of the most surreal, awesome moments of my life.  I saw that wesschneider had found Battle Vixens and Warlords Vol. 1, liked it, shared it, and wanted a copy! Seeing as a lot of my work is heavily influenced by RPGs and tabletop gaming like Pathfinder, this is a dream come true. Thank you so much for taking a look at both my work and this project!
So without further ado, it’s time for me to announce the launch of my webstore this Friday! I’ve been selling BVWL at comic and fantasy conventions throughout the spring and summer this year in three different states. However, with convention season coming to a close, it’s time to transition towards online sales. 9/12/14 is the date, so mark it on your calendars.
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Giant thanks to everyone who picked up a copy at Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend. It was great to meet you guys in person on Saturday. Major props to Rogue, Gambit, and Aela the Huntress who posed with the zine. You made my day and my Instagram feed!

Last night before going to bed I had one of the most surreal, awesome moments of my life.  I saw that wesschneider had found Battle Vixens and Warlords Vol. 1, liked it, shared it, and wanted a copy! Seeing as a lot of my work is heavily influenced by RPGs and tabletop gaming like Pathfinder, this is a dream come true. Thank you so much for taking a look at both my work and this project!

So without further ado, it’s time for me to announce the launch of my webstore this Friday! I’ve been selling BVWL at comic and fantasy conventions throughout the spring and summer this year in three different states. However, with convention season coming to a close, it’s time to transition towards online sales. 9/12/14 is the date, so mark it on your calendars.

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Giant thanks to everyone who picked up a copy at Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend. It was great to meet you guys in person on Saturday. Major props to Rogue, Gambit, and Aela the Huntress who posed with the zine. You made my day and my Instagram feed!

So you know how I told you guys I design textiles for kids? Well the online store is finally up!!! Please take a look around. I’m super excited to be able to share this with you guys and to be a part of this amazing project.

GO, GO: http://izzyandferd.com/

Massive paper doll dump! Here’s where things got weird - well, for every one except for Ira there. He’s definitely flamboyant enough to rock those floral pants with those shoes.

Sherlock Gender-Swapped Paper Doll Dump, Round 1! I’ve got two-three more rounds for you guys. But let’s get started with this week’s!

First set: Winter high street fashion Sherlock. Defining dapper since November 1887. 
Second set: Collegiate Sherlock, solving crimes on campus one Snapchat at a time.
Third set: Garden party disguise Sherlock. Her advice? Take your tea straight. The sugar isn’t what it seems.

As an exceptionally belated birthday present to my ex-roomie Amanda Ho, I speed painted one of my favorite moments from Willow (the best fantasy movie pretty much ever in the history of man)! Also Sorsha is a badass. ————————On another note, I am getting ready to start selling Volume One of Battle Vixens and Warlords online! Expect to see a post about that soon. <3

As an exceptionally belated birthday present to my ex-roomie Amanda Ho, I speed painted one of my favorite moments from Willow (the best fantasy movie pretty much ever in the history of man)! Also Sorsha is a badass.
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On another note, I am getting ready to start selling Volume One of Battle Vixens and Warlords online! Expect to see a post about that soon. <3

At MICA, we’ve been asked to compile all of our concepts, process, assignments, and personal work from the past academic year into a single volume. While a lot of work, it’s been a lot of fun because the design and title of the book are entirely up to us. After settling on Hinterland (an area lying beyond what is visible or known) as the title, I drew copious amounts of inspiration from some 1960s vintage book covers last night, then made it happen!

I took this opportunity to fill the frame with some of my favorite things: funky mushrooms, fluffy alpacas, greyhounds with robo-legs, and topless deer ladies doing the pug hop. 

Just finished up my final assignment for Lifestyle Illustration with Daniel Krall - this time we had to illustrate a cocktail of our choice, create a layout to contain the drink’s recipe, and design a label for one of the ingredients. Challenge accepted! I chose the cocktail Murder in the Forest.

While looking back on the past semester, it occurred to me that I hadn’t done much work I would consider particularly “beautiful” in the stereotypical sense. So, I decided to approach this whole thing with the aim of creating something extremely atmospheric, subtle, open-ended, and delicate. It required way more of my plein air painting skills than I had expected, but I’m pretty stoked with the end result!

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I did an art exchange with Vivian Loh - my Murder in the Forest for her Red Lotus. It’s so flipping brave and epic. The perspective on that punch? Too legit to quit.

MICA&#8217;s MFA Illustration Practice program is putting on a mini-show on the 4th Floor of the Fox Building entitled Peep Show. While that&#8217;s not exactly my area (give me Blood Sport or Witchcraft and Demonology any day), I hurriedly threw this together yesterday evening to show my support. What can I say? Marie Antoinette and Count Axel von Fersen have one of the most interesting love stories pretty much ever: A young queen! A foreign soldier! Meeting at a masquerade ball as teenagers! Letters exchanged through the decades! Love! Revolution! Failed escapes towards safety! More letters: this time with invisible ink and ciphers! Violent, gruesome deaths at the hands of the people! The stuff history is made of.
Only thing missing is/was a Skrillex bouffant. So I had to make that happen. She would have totally rocked one if they were in fashion back then!

MICA’s MFA Illustration Practice program is putting on a mini-show on the 4th Floor of the Fox Building entitled Peep Show. While that’s not exactly my area (give me Blood Sport or Witchcraft and Demonology any day), I hurriedly threw this together yesterday evening to show my support. 

What can I say? Marie Antoinette and Count Axel von Fersen have one of the most interesting love stories pretty much ever: A young queen! A foreign soldier! Meeting at a masquerade ball as teenagers! Letters exchanged through the decades! Love! Revolution! Failed escapes towards safety! More letters: this time with invisible ink and ciphers! Violent, gruesome deaths at the hands of the people! The stuff history is made of.

Only thing missing is/was a Skrillex bouffant. So I had to make that happen. She would have totally rocked one if they were in fashion back then!

Following the success of the Battle Vixens and Warlords promo zine at MOCCA, I bring you: Volume ONE!

Look at that utterly sensitive Bardbarian. You know you want nothing more than to cuddle up with him and a good book on a rainy day. Just forcibly reject his attempts to get you to read his poetry. Your brain functions will thank you.

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I&#8217;ll be selling copies of BVWL: Volume 1 at Spectrum Live in Kansas City in a couple weeks! I&#8217;m also interested in gauging whether or not you guys would be into an online method of purchasing a copy (or two, or three). Let me know!

Following the success of the Battle Vixens and Warlords promo zine at MOCCA, I bring you: Volume ONE!

Look at that utterly sensitive Bardbarian. You know you want nothing more than to cuddle up with him and a good book on a rainy day. Just forcibly reject his attempts to get you to read his poetry. Your brain functions will thank you.

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I’ll be selling copies of BVWL: Volume 1 at Spectrum Live in Kansas City in a couple weeks! I’m also interested in gauging whether or not you guys would be into an online method of purchasing a copy (or two, or three). Let me know!