Thursday, December 05, 2013

In case you missed it: I'm on Tumblr

Hi everyone! Happy Holidays! I thought it would be wise to let visitors here know that, while this blog is mostly dead, I am actively posting things to And feel welcome to follow me on twitter @themightyadam and instagram:

If you aren't following me over there, you're missing out on stuff like this, and this, and this, and this, and....

...and knitting ...and knitting ...and knitting...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Harryhausen Monsters!

Oh! Also here are some watercolor pieces I did for a show at my friend Scott Faulkner's studio a couple weeks ago. I love those old stop-motion monsters.


Time to play catch-up. Over on I've posted a few character designs for monsters in a hypothetical dungeon-type game. I've been starting with a bunch of quick thumbnails in my sketchbook, pushing myself firstly to vary their silhouettes. Then it's off to Photoshop with constant reminders not to be too fussy about anything. 

I've also tried to avoid rehashing the worn out designs for monsters, but rest assured that goblins, orcs and other staples of your basic dungeon will show up as I go along!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

OHOTMU Redux: Sentinels

My first contribution to Jon's OHOTMU Redux project appeared today.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Batgirl Mysteries

Here’s an idea I’ve been fiddling with for little while. I have more in my sketchbook but I figured I really needed to let it run free in the wild and move on to the next project. 
I am smitten with the idea of a cartoon featuring Batgirl as a modern Gotham-based Nancy Drew. It feels like a really good, cheerful fit. We all know the tune:
Barbara Gordon, plucky teenage daughter of the Police Commissioner, solves mysteries and chases criminals in a home-made Bat-costume, and equipped with a detective kit of her own devising.
I think it’d be nice to see what kind of rad adventures a brainy, kinda nosy, science-minded detective girl could have.

(Edited to add a couple more which I posted on my tumblr.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sugared Bees

Sugared Bees a video by themightyadam on Flickr.

Part of bee husbandry is management of parasites. Rolling the bees in powdered sugar and then shaking them makes any clingy Varroa mites drop off to be counted.

Amber shot this quick video while I scooped up more bees in a tupperware.

I counted zero mites, so yay!

Saturday, June 23, 2012


In an effort to keep my drawings simple, I drew these really quickly and really tiny. Added color this afternoon while feeling a bit under the weather.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Little lunch bags

Above is the cover of the minicomic I had available at ECCC earlier this year. This was the story that appeared in Vol. 1 of the B.O.D. Quarterly Anthology I mentioned before. I wanted to make the print edition a little different from the version that appeared in the anthology, so I inclulded some development art, like the sketch on the back cover. (Sharp eyes will catch a pokeball, which will not appear in the story at all.)

Every night, after the boys go to bed, I draw something on their lunch bags for the next school day. The last week I decided to tease them with story moments from upcoming chapters of "Little." These are those.