Hi all, I’ll be leading a workshop called Meditation and Narrative art on Friday, March 21st at 4pm. The workshop will be held at the University of North Carolina Student Union, room 2420. As you can see, I’ve posted a flier for the event below. Below that is the original painting I used to make the flier, along with an alternate digital version (enjoy). Hope to see those from the Triangle area in the workshop. Have a great week!
Hi All! Just wanted to post some cool things that have been going on lately!
As you can see, I’ve been working on some new drawings. Above is a digital piece, as yet unnamed. Please let me know what you think of it :)
ALSO I want to let everyone know (especially those living in the Triangle area of North Carolina) that I will be participating in a silent auction for charity on Sunday February 9th (4pm) at the Fullsteam Brewery in lovely Durham! The charity will benefit the Art Therapy Institute and is sure to be a blast. Find out more info HERE!
ADDITIONALLY you should definitely check out the new article posted on The Comics Journal website written by Rob Clough about the Durham Independent Comics Expo which took place late last year. I was lucky enough to have been invited to exhibit there as well as teach a workshop, which I enjoyed very much! The expo was a great success! Check out the link above to find out more!
OK Here’s another digital drawing and some other pictures and then I’ll let you all get back to your busy day :) Thanks for reading!
HI ALL!! I trust your week has been treating you kindly! DID YOU KNOW: That I currently teach a variety of classes in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area of North Carolina? Well it just so happens that I do, and today I would like to showcase a couple of those classes coming up (as well as show off some of my new art, as featured below :)
First class up! Starting TOMORROW (Jan. 28th) I will be teaching a brand new (and very special) session of Pen & Ink Instruction for adults at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC. We’ll be learning about a variety of techniques involving nibs (dip pens) and also the proper care and use of pen & ink supplies. I’m really looking forward to this class as I think it will be fantastically fun and informative for all involved. Check out the class description and sign up HERE!
Next Class up is a GRAPHIC NOVELS course for kids that will be beginning on Feb. 6th! This is a part of the awesome Youth Art Blocks program, a series of fantastic classes by many instructors who specialize in many different media. This course will focus specifically on the story-telling components needed to create great comics and will show students in grades 4 through 6 how to create terrific visual narrative utilizing their own ideas for stories as well as classic tropes! No experience is necessary! Get more information and sign up HERE! Tell your friends!
FINALLY, I would like to thank all the kind and amazing people who have been giving me positive feedback on the changes I’ve been making to the blog. I truly hope to allow this website to be a window into my artistic world :)
Thanks so much for reading! If you live in the Carrboro area I would love to see you at one of my classes, either those featured here or some in the future. Have a great day!
Greetings! Happy New Year and all that! And happy MLK Day! Astute readers will have realized that I’ve been taking a hiatus from showing sketches/writing on this site for over a month now. This was intentional while I was figuring out the path and process I would like to proceed in for 2014. It’s been a nice break, but time to get on with it, yes?
As some of you may know, since the beginning this blog has been heavy on the images, light on text. For the better part of three years I’ve been posting regular images every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (please feel free to rummage through the “Categories” section and check some out). I’ve now decided to change the format of this blog in favor of something new and exciting:)
I sometimes get people asking me about my time-well-spent and all the things that go into the grueling task of being a professional creator. Starting today I’ve decided to write more and really give a better idea of my process, life, and artistic endeavors. Don’t worry, I’ll still be showcasing sketches and art that I make, but now there will be a lot more :)
So, for starters, how’s life my life? Pretty good. Those of you who follow my Twitter account probably know that I live in Carrboro, NC (a gem of a town!) and that I have many interests including pugs, music, hot sauce, cooperative living, and of course CARTOONING. You also might know that not only do I draw/produce zines and mini-comics, but I also paint/exhibit regularly and give a variety of workshops/presentations with titles such as Meditation and Narrative Art and Mindfulness and the Graphic Novel. I currently live at the Cedar Rock Co-op with a lot of wonderful people and animals who are pretty much the loves of my life :) I spend way too much time reading, and my hours are (currently) completely erratic.
As is evidenced from the new banner at the top of this blog, I’m in the process of revamping the look and organization of lightriot.com. One thing in particular to note is the tab at the top of this site entitled Love, Currently. This is a long-form graphic novel (a comic, duh) that I’ve been working on since last year and publishing in the pages of Au Courant magazine. I now have the first eight pages available for reading and am hard at work on writing/drawing more! Please check it out, and if you like it, SHOW YOUR FRIENDS! :)
I’ve also reworked my STORE page, now located at StoreEnvy. Be sure to check it out regularly to see all the cool goodies I’ll have for sale in the coming year. Additionally, I now have a Tumblr account mirroring this site, so if you’d like to follow me there, go for it!
SO, in summary, I’ll be making more long and rambling posts like this in the future as well as showing all the awesome peoples of the internet my new sketches and art. Please leave a comment and let me know what types of things you would like me to write about and don’t forget to sign up with your email address (under the SUBSCRIBE section to the right) so that you’ll never miss a post :) Thanks for reading, and I hope that 2014 fills your life with so much awesome stuff it makes your head spin!