Welcome!

I'm an Illustrator, Designer, Author, and all-around Swiss Army Knife of Artistic Possibilities. Here are a few samples of my work. Enjoy!

 

Media

Publishing

Experience

Education

Awards

WRITER / DIRECTOR

 

           2016 - STELLARATOR - Web Series Pilot / Flying Car Pictures (In Production)

           2015 - IT HAPPENED LIKE THIS - Web Series - 2 Episodes / Flying Car Pictures

           2014 - CASTER’S BLOG: A GEEK LOVE STORY - Feature PoC / Approach Signal, Flying Car Pictures

           2013 - MOP-UP CREW - Web Series Pilot / Flying Car Pictures

           2013 - NICK GAUNTLET: PRIVATE KNIGHT - Audio Drama / Flying Car Pictures

           2012 - QUICKLIME - Short Film / Flying Car Pictures, Florida Film Network

 

DIRECTOR

 

           2016 - LOVE / HATE: THE AMAZING LIFE OF A COMIC BOOK ARTIST! - Short Film / Tin Sky Productions, Flying Car Pictures

           2012 - LIFE IN A GLASS HOUSE - Short Film / Flying Car Pictures

           2011 - MASTERWORKS - Promotional Video Series / Sarasota Orchestra

           2010 - COLD WAR CLAMBAKE - Game Trailer / Big Daddy’s Chicks Productions

           2008 - FROM SALVAGE TO SHOW HOUSE - Television Show / Flying Car Pictures

           2008 - THE LAST WORD - Short Film / Flying Car Pictures

 

PRODUCER /  PRINCIPAL CAMERA OPERATOR

 

           2015 - THE NEW 8-BIT HEROES - Feature Documentary / Flying Car Pictures (Completed)

                      Director: Joe Granato IV

 

SUPERVISING PRODUCER

 

           2012 - SUBSTRUCTURE - Television Pilot / Alex Gore Productions

                      Executive Producer: Alex Gore

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITOR

 

           2016 - FILM INDUSTRY BLACK BELT - Web Series - 14 Episodes / Clear Path Films

                      Director: Jake Pearlman

           2015 - TRUE LOVE - Short Film / Ciren Films, Flying Car Pictures

                      Director: Eric Napolitan

 

FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

          2015 - ON MY WAY - Short Film / Finished Productions

                     Director: John Lagerholm

          2015 - THE SHOW - Short Film / Finished Productions, Flying Car Pictures

                     Director: John Lagerholm

 

SECOND UNIT DIRECTOR

 

          2015 - HELL’S HITMAN - Short Film / Finished Productions, Studio KRP (in Post Production)

                     Director: John Lagerholm, KidRon Burgandy

 

EDITOR

 

          2012 - SHOSTAKOVICH: TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES - Live Video Documentary / Sarasota Orchestra

                     Director: Dirk Meyer

          2011 - SOLVING ELGAR’S ENIGMA - Live Video Documentary / Sarasota Orchestra

                     Director: Christopher Confessore

          2011 - INVENTING THE AMERICAN SOUND - Live Video Documentary / Sarasota Orchestra

                      Director: Lief Bjaland

          2010 - TCHAIKOVSKY: TWIST OF FATE - Live Video Documentary / Sarasota Orchestra

                      Director: Lief Bjaland

 

CAMERA OPERATOR

 

           2016 - SIBLING SABOTAGE - Short Film / Rory Story Productions

                      Director: Rory Smith

           2015 - ONES OF A KIND - Short Film /  Finished Productions

                      Directors: John Lagerholm, Rory Smith

           2014 - THE SIT - Short Film / Finished Productions

                       Director: John Lagerholm

           2009 - THE NAME IS ROGELLS - Feature Film / White Lotus Films

                       Director: Rachel Warner

           2008 - POW CARTER: 21st CENTURY COWBOY - Documentary Film / Dreams Into Motion

                       Director: Rory Robenalt

 

 

 

WRITER/ARTIST

 

           2014 - BARBECUES OF OPTIMISM - Collection (Flying Car Comics)

           2013 - SQUAREASOTA - Collection (Flying Car Books)

           2007-2013 - SQUAREASOTA - Weekly comic strip (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

           2007 - AUSTIN MCKINLEY GETS HIS !@#$! TOGETHER - Collection (Flying Car Comics)

           2007 - THE WORLD IS OUR ICEBOX - Collection (Flying Car Comics)

           2007 - FUTURE FORCE - Collection (Flying Car Comics)

           2003 - POP FICTION MAGAZINE #1-#2 (Flying Car Comics)

           2002 - SHELLAC JONES: RIVER OF LOVE #1-#2 (Flying Car Comics)

           2002 - DAGOBERT II: THE LOST KING - One Shot (Flying Car Comics)

           2001 - MR. REALITY Expo 2001 Anthology (Small Press Expo)

           1999-2000 - HUB CITY MAGAZINE #1-#5 (Flying Car Comics)

 

AUTHOR

 

           2014 - KINGS OF HEAVEN Novella (Flying Car Books)

           2013 - DASH AWAY MALL Picture Book (Flying Car Books)

           2013 - NICK GAUNTLET: PRIVATE KNIGHT Novella (Flying Car Books)

           2012 - THE INVISIBLE THREAD Novel (Flying Car Books)

           2010 - HELL BANK NOTES Novel (Flying Car Books)

 

ARTIST

 

           2015 - TALES OF MR. RHEE Vol. 3 #3 - THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS (Devil's Due Entertainment)

           2011 - NIGHTMARE WORLD Vol. 3 - DEMON DAYS - Tpb (Image/Shadowline)

           2010 - NIGHTMARE WORLD Vol. 2 - LEAVE THE LIGHT ON - Tpb (Image/Shadowline)

           2009 - NIGHTMARE WORLD Vol. 1 - 13 TALES OF TERROR - Tpb (Image/Shadowline)

 

COLORIST

 

            2014 - TALES OF MR. RHEE vol. 1 - PROCREATION OF THE WICKED (Devil's Due Entertainment)

            2005 - THE LEGEND OF ISIS #4 (Blue Water Productions / Alias)

            2005 - THE LEGEND OF ISIS #3 (Blue Water Productions / Alias)

            2005 - FRANK MILLER'S ROBOCOP #8 (Avatar Press)

            2005 - NIGHTMARE WORLD Tpb (FC9 Publishing)

            2004 - CITY OF HEROES #5-#12 (Blue King Studios)

 

 

 

 

 

                          2014-Present                               The New 8-Bit Heroes, LLC                      Sarasota, FL

                              Producer

                              Developed concept and produciton art for game  / documentary project

                              Travelled Across the US and internationally to film segments for documentary

                              Played role in developing and producing key sequences in the film

 

                         2011-2012                                     Mob Rules Games                                    Sarasota, FL

 

                              Concept / Production Artist

                              Developed Style, assets and promotional art for three different game concepts

                              Created all in-game textures and animation

                              Directed, filmed and edited promo videos for Kickstarter campaigns

 

                         2007-2010                                     Big Daddy's Chicks Productions                    Dallas, TX

 

                              Writer / Editor / Production Artist

                              Assisted in development of "Cold War Clambake" property.

                              Created hundreds of icons and missions for text-based RPG

                              Story edited Blog / Twitter story campaign

                              Directed animated Game Trailer

 

                         2008-2009                                     Blab TV / Channel 21                               Sarasota, FL

 

                              Camera Operator / Editor

                              Floor director for numerous daily live and taped studio television shows

                              Directed, filmed and edited 30 minute programs on location

                              Directed, filmed and edited commercials for local advertisers

                              Designed and implemented motion graphics

 

                         2005-2009                                     Blue King Studios                                    Sarasota, FL

 

                              Artist

                              Collaborated with other artists, writers

                              Produced final print ready files for 25 comic books

                              Provided story feedback and copy editing

                              Met with clients to discuss major contracts

 

                         1998-Present                                 Flying Car Comics                                     Sarasota, FL

 

                              President

                              Raised readership of web comic to 65,000 monthly

                              Publication Production and Marketing, Production Artist,

                              Visual and Intellectual Property Development

                              Advertising and Web Design

 

                         1998-Present                                 Freelance Artist                                        Sarasota, FL

 

                              Selected Clients:

                              LexJet

                              Miles Media

                              Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

                              Berkely Human Rights Center

                              Sarasota Orchestra

                              The Sarasota Herald-Tribune

                              Dreams Into Motion

                              Big Daddy's Chicks Productions

                              Permuted Press

                              APE Entertainment

                              Medina River Records

                              Intermedia Productions

                              US Army

                              Avatar Press

                              Alias Enterprises

                              The Longboat Observer

                              Comcast@home

                              Nickelodeon Game Lab

 

 

 

                              1995-1997              Ringling School of Art & Design                                Sarasota, FL

                              Classes in Illustration, Graphic Design & Photography

 

 

 

 

                              2012                       Operation: Logline Contest                                        Tampa, FL

                              Grand Prize Winner, "Quicklime"

 

                              2011                       TVMe! Television Pitch Competition                          Sarasota, FL

 

                              Grand Prize, 1st Prize (scripted series), 3rd Prize (Mini-series)

 

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