Magic Bullet #8

My comic made it into the magic bullet! The cover image is by Steve Loya.  Pick up a copy to see it in print! More info here.

”Magic Bullet is Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper published by D.C. Conspiracy, a comics creators’ collective in the capital region.”
More of my work can be found here.


NEW WORK: DOYOU Facilitators guide and promo materials

Facilitator Guide pages and promo I worked on using Noah Scalin's imagery for the DOYOU campaign. The program's goal is to aid teens in having healthy relationships. The forms and diagrams were developed by myself. I illustrated the type for the promo to look like a participant. It was fun playing with magic markers again!

DO YOU addresses teen violence by promoting positive youth development and healthy relationships. Teens ages 13-16 meet in small groups over 10 sessions with a trained facilitator and gradually create a 'zine about themselves that explores their own cultures, aspirations, values, and strengths while learning about compassion, communication skills, media literacy, and their own resilience. For more information, visit vsdvalliance.org or call the Action Alliance at 804.377.0335."

You should check out this promo video too!


Press over the past couple months.

I've been receiving a little press the past month or so. Here are a few links to articles below.

RVA Magazine published an article about my work written by James Moffitt. The article goes through my experiences studying art/design to practicing it professionally. You can read it here.

Skull-A-Day featured my deer skull commission here. The blog was originally a project by Noah Scalin. Scalin's project entailed making a skull a day for 365 days - and a bonus skull because it was a leap year. Now the blog is run by folks who publish a skull by a different artist every day.
YO! magazine published an article on Occuprint, a database of posters responding to the occupy movement made available to download. My poster was one of the handful featured in the article. The article can by found here.

The VCU student paper published an article about a Civil War anthology titled, Remapping Richmond's Hallowed Ground.  I contributed spot illustrations for this book. I'm mentioned in the article as a VCU tie to the project. You can read it here


New one page comic

Just finished this guy and submitted it to Magic Bullet

The comic was a little emotionally straining to make and has taught me a lot about appreciating my daughter during the process. (Click image to enlarge).


The Tour Van Monster Deck is here!

Below is an image of the Tour Van deck that I illustrated. It's 30" X 8.5". More info and purchasing can be done here.


I made a poster fro this exhibition is the culmination of a class taught by Tom Dehaven and Kelly Alder titled, Collaborating on Comics. The class sought writers from VCU’s English Dept and Artists from VCU’s Comm Arts Dept to collaborate on comics together. The event exhibits the results.

More info below:
January 24 - February 23, 2014
When Pictures and Words Collide

at artspace
Zero East 4th Street,
in the Frable & smallspace Galleries

Comics collaborations by VCU artists and writers
Frable and smallspace Galleries

Opening Reception for the Artists
Fourth Friday, January 24, 2014
7:00-10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

"Both the Frable and smallspace galleries will feature "Art-Mageddon: When Pictures and Words Collide, Comics collaborations by VCU artists and writers." This exhibition was created through a joint effort of VCU Communication Arts and VCU English Department Writing Students enrolled in the new class called "Collaborating on Comics" taught by Kelly Alder and Tom De Haven. Students created original comics between 10 and 14 pages in an artistic partnership. De Haven remarked on this process "The writers concocted the captions and dialog—but not entirely. The artists designed the characters and determined the graphic style—but not exclusively. In good comics, words and images are inseparable, they blend and they bond, become a single thing, a compound. It’s a kind of magic, but it’s also a kind of pharmacology…"

Read more from VCU News: http://news.vcu.edu/article/The_visual_and_the_verbal#.UsbRe75Lk40.twitter


IWW Logo Download

Did a quick vector reconstruction of the Industrial Workers of the World's (IWW) original logo for the DC branch.

Thought that other General Membership Branch's around the world might use this for themselves. So attached is a zip with various formats that are editable. You might need to use a different bold condensed typeface. I am using Univers. You can purchase just the condensed bold version here for only $29. 
Here is the zip link: www.mendedarrow.com/iwwlogo.zip

More about the IWW can be found here.

Some of the notable wobblies - or members of the IWW include: Lucy Parsons, Helen Keller, Joe Hill, Ralph Chaplin, Arturo Giovannitti, Ricardo Flores Magon, James P. Cannon, James Connolly, Jim Larkin, Paul Matick, Big Bill Haywood, Eugene Debs, Eugene O'Neill, David Dellinger, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn,, Sam Dolgof, Monty Miller, Idian Nationalist Lala Hardayal, Fritz Wolffheim, Frank Little, ACLU founder Roger Nash Baldwin, Harry Bridges, Minnesta Governor Floyd B Olson, Buddhist beat poet Gary Snyder, Counterculture icon Kenneth Rexroth, Surrealist Franklin Rosemont, Rosie Kane & Carolyn Leckie (former members of Scottish Parliament), Labor and environmental organizer Judi Bar, Utah Phillips, Hary McClintock, Anne Feeney, David Rovics, Jim Thompson, Finnish folk legend Hiski Salomaa, Dorothy Day, Ammon Hennacy, Comic artist Eric Drooker and Former guitarist for Rage Against the Machine Tom Morello.