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Welcome to my blog! This is where I post my latest work- illustration (I), graphic design (GD), photos (P), videos (V)- as well as stuff I like by other people (OPP- "otha people's pictures"). Check back often for updates, and to show you care.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Blue 2 (V)

In 2021 I made a short video giving you a little taste of the experience of surfing with the family. We're back! The groms are charging, my brother is solidly awesome, and my dad still gets out there, on his board and, here, on an inflatable raft that was giving out some serious Jaws vibes. We all made it through - click the pic below to join the adventure!

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Random Art Finds A Way... (I)

I've been focusing on some long-term projects, but here and there I actually make art. Here's a chalk drawing I did at a friend's house, and a painting of the house from Up! for a coworker who does some incredible things for the pediatric waiting room at our hospital. I haven't actually painted anything in a long time - it's really hard to train yourself out of the Control+Z instinct!

Monday, July 25, 2022

DrunkHungry Update! (GD)

Hey, who's got two thumbs and did the graphic design for DrunkHungry, a band poised on the brink of complete world domination with music now available on Apple Music and Spotify and whatever? This fuggin guy! They sound incredible, and it's just so cool to see my artwork on stuff like this. DRUNKHUNGRY F'LYFE!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Four Friends (I)

 I made these for a client who lives in the Pacific Northwest. She's requested something involving the fable of the Four Friends, a Buddhist tale involving a grouse, a rabbit, a monkey, and an elephant.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

DrunkHungry Designs (GD)

DrunkHungry is a power couple band based in L.A. I did some graphics for their very first show and demo release. Also made a t-shirt and lanyard design. DrunkHungry f'lyfe!

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Designs Book Cover (GD)

A coworker wrote a book, which I just thought was so cool! I designed this for him pro bono, and he liked it enough to add it to his Kindle edition!

Monday, March 14, 2022

Frame It UP! (I)

 Two friends sent me pictures of works of mine they recently had FRAMED! There's truly no greater honor! The first is from my friend Erik, who commissioned a portrait of himself years ago. In honor of our shared love of the strange and wonderful, this is him as a doomed student from one of his favorite films, Suspiria, in the style of a Ghastlycrumb Tiny:

More recently, my friend Francis commissioned a B is for Baby piece for his brand new baby boy Finnegan:

Thank you both - well, all three of you. I'm truly touched! 

Monday, February 21, 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022

Theodore the Wyvern (I)

For my birthday, a friend sent me a book a called The House in the Cerulean Sea, which I loved. I made some stickers for her of one of my favorite characters, a wyvern named Theodore, who collects coins for his horde but is more than happy to accept buttons. A beautiful little book that was one of the highlights of 2021 for me!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Zombie 4!!!! (V)

It's been TEN YEARS since the last Zombie film - what?! True! But the wait is finally over: Zombie 4!!!! is out on YouTube, featuring Bruce and his family, who are now fully-formed adult-type people! Watching 3 and 4 back to back is a trip, let me tell you.

I was trying to publish this for Halloween, but some computer setbacks prevented me (which I sailed through with my usual calm and poise). But I think Thanksgiving might be just as fitting. Filming this video with one of my best friends and her incredibly smart, talented, and FUNNY family (assisted, of course, by the inestimable V. Bell, adventurer at large) was truly one of the best days I've had in a very long time. I think it shows. Click the pic below to watch the finished product! YAY!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Alphabet of Horror (Wa Ha Ha...!) (I)

I set myself a task to Insta-post every day of October, mostly with this monster, and I did it! I'm awfully proud of myself, I'll say, and it gave me a taste of Real Illustrator Life, what it means to make decisions to save time: Do I need this? Can I live with that? Also it was great drawing practice for me. I'm already missing October! Happy Best Month, everyone!! @owlhenry

[A: Ash/Army of Darkness, B: The Birds, C: Candyman, D: the Demigorgon from Stranger Things, E: The Exorcist, F: Fright Night, G: the Grady twins from The Shining, H: The Host, I: It Follows, J: Jennifer's Body, K: Killer Klowns from Outer Space, L: La Llorona, M: Midnight Mass, N: Nightbreed, O: Oculus, P: Poltergeist, Q: Queen of the Damned, R: The Ritual, S: Silent Hill, T: the Tap Dance Man/Them, U: Us, V: The Village, W: Watcher in the Woods, X: the Xenomorph from Alien, Y: You're Next, Z: Channel Zero]

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Halloween Radness 2021!

This is the TENTH year of making these birthday portraits of me and my excellent friend Adam. This year the reference is a bit on the Deep Nerd side, but it made me laugh so I drew it out. I've long had a connection to the X-Men, and Longshot and the Mojoverse were some of my favorite characters. You can click here for last year's creation, and follow the links back from there if you'd like. 


Thursday, August 5, 2021

F is for Finnegan! (I)

By special request from two brand new dads! I haven't done one of these in five years, but I was honored to get back into the game. Congratulations to Francis and Bear!!

To see more, click on "B is for Baby" under Categories over on the right, and there's even a Cafepress store in the Buy Stuff section - woot! 

Saturday, July 24, 2021

MerMay 2021 (I)

I sent out the call on my Insty, @owlhenry, and four people responded in ten minutes, so...four MerMay portraits! Click the image to fully inspect these wonderful people.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Queer The Future Logo (GD)

 A fitting post for Pride Month! Here's a few prospective, ultimately unused logo designs.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Trauma Llama! (I)

This llama's been THROUGH it, y'all! A couple of my coworkers gave me the idea for this one: at the hospital, we give trauma patients code names, to speed up the process of getting them the care they need. They go alphabetically, so if you come in right after "Trauma Kangaroo" and right before "Trauma Mouse" you'd be Trauma Llama. Fun, right? Sure. This trauma llama's got a bunch of stuff you can buy in my Spreadshirt store - click the link on the right, and feel free to suggest products you'd like to see, or other designs that aren't in there. Woot!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy VD! (I/GD)

 Some site-specific Valentines Day cards I made for my incredible coworkers at the hospital. We need all the smiles we can get these days, hopefully these inspired a few.


Monday, February 1, 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021

She Kills Monsters (GD)

Poster design for the latest from Mira Loma: She Kills Monsters, a fully-online Zoom play going up later this month. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

My Holiday Card (Pangolin Magic!) 2020 (I)

 Thank you to everyone who's supported me over the past year. What a ride! See you in 2021!!