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Monday, March 31, 2008


Some studies on Ephram. I am having trouble finding the balance between geeky scholar and hot rebel. I think Ephram doesnt know he's hot and his cool afro is because he forgets to get his hair cut.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ka Boom Baby

This is our first look at Rosacia the leader of the Goon squad that guards the city gate. She plants her big platform shoe right in the face of all those who get in her way. If there was a living inspiration it would be Betty Davis -Cuz she's a biiiiiig Freeeeak!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Kinda happy right now

Things are cooking on the back burner and I'm happy that Zan is going to help with text design on Teleny. Nathan is going to give me some notes and I am going to sock that sucker into the sky real soon. Until then I will draw my afros and dream my dreams of funky jazz and a new world.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

more mingonians

more faces as I get my style down. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

that crazy funk in my soul

This is for the big party in the street for the shunning. One thing for sure is there is always a party in the Mingoinian sector.

Monday, March 24, 2008


Some serious good sketch time with G'ster last sunday. I think lack of sleep from Christina's birthday party helped more than it hindered. 

Thursday, March 20, 2008


The rosicrucian priestess and her dog. I'm going to have to hang with G's pack to get the look right. There will be lots of dogs running through egyptian temples under the neon lights.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Here are some more lovely afros. Like all the different aspects of Charles Mingus there are a whole range of styles going on in the Mingonian district. The goon squad that guards the main gate is decidedly funky.

Monday, March 17, 2008

thumbing it

Had a great time drawing at Gary's "Noburbs" studio. I did rough thumbnails for the first chapter. The Sebaceous Funk if officially started. 

Saturday, March 15, 2008


This just came out of my head with no questions or appologies.

Friday, March 14, 2008

some of charles

I did some sketches of Charles. He appears only once in a flashback and I may not show his face. This story has never been meant to say anything about him. This is all about the Charles Mingus that I wanted and has no basis in reality. I do think he would approve of the sex though.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


character sketches. I like more of a Nina Simone face over a Halle Barry. These are still early explorations and I hope to move away from any trace of the dreaded Marvel comics silver age.


Here is my first image of the Rosicrucian metropolis that surrounds Mingo City. This may or may not be San Francisco in 100 years. Mingonian enclave is south of market to china basin.
The Rosicrucians and the Masons love their building projects.

Charles Mingus

This will be my sketchbook blog for my new graphic novel "The Sebaceous Funk" a science fiction story about the mysterious doings of the cult of Charles Mingus. I hope to stay motivated and let people see what I am up to. This will only be pencil sketches that I will later use to make the book. The only text will be my own personal notes on where these images came from, what inspired them and why.