Thursday, October 17, 2013

NYCC Wrap up

I went to New York Comic Con for the first time ever this past weekend, and I can't even begin to describe how blown my mind is at this moment in time.  I have a giant stack of business cards to go through, cosplay pictures to upload, and art ideas to catch up on.  Having a chance to speak to so many fellow passionate comic book lovers has thrown a switch in my head.  It's time to ART ART ART!  My muse is back in a big way, so new things are going to be happening soon.

But before I get too ahead of myself with this renewed inspiration, I need to update on the now.  My etsy has been freshly filled with original art that is ready to be shipped out for your enjoyment.  Click the link and see the irresistible collection of inked works.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Here, Sharky Shark Shark

My sketchbook has figured out what happens when shark DNA gets thrown around a little too carelessly.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

PhD Unknown

Announcement time!

Introducing Ben Ruth and Dr. Simone Howman, the two main characters for a new webcomic endeavor called PhD Unknown!  Once again I'm pairing up with Dante Shepherd to bring some satisfying words-with-art action.  We're looking to release this at the end of April, so keep an eye out for more announcements!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tyrion Lannister

This week I FINALLY committed myself to making a drawing for the weekly OzComics drawing challenge.  This weeks theme was Game of Thrones, so of course I'm going to draw my favoritest character ever!  Peter Dinklage's mug is so unique, I had a lot of fun getting the facial proportions to match.

I was also thinking of burning the edges of the paper for a more dramatic effect, but thought it might be a little too much.  What do you think?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Doodle Crossfade

One of my favorite parts of sketching is that often when an idea is finished, it is in a completely different place from where it started.  The pencil figures out where it wants to go, and the artist is just along for the ride.

This didn't start out as Sherlock with a tiny woman sprouting from his brain, but I'm pretty happy that that is what it turned into.

Just sketching random people at lunch seems so boring, I needed to add conflict somehow.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Ahh, Coffee

I've been bursting at the seams waiting to announce this one!

Ahh, Coffee in Annapolis is displaying a collection of my art for the month of March!

Here are the never before seen Fantasy Women that will be on display (and for sale!) alongside other original ink drawings.  When you go to see them in person, tell them Joan sent ya!

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Fanart!  Some people love it, some people hate it, and some people rely on it to get their grounding as an artist.  Usually I find myself avoiding other people's characters in my own art simply because of the scariness of legal retribution, but that's something I'll get into more at a later date.

Right now I just wanted to share some cute as heck chibi versions of characters from a show I enjoy maybe a little bit too much.