Stuff I’ve made

Driving a highway in Eastern Washington (Molly See)

Posted: December 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Poetry | Tags: , | No Comments »


My teacher was compiling a list of Oregon poets and my aunt, Molly (Carr) See came to my mind–she was brought up in Hood River so clearly counts as an Oregon poet, even if she spent more of her adult life in Washington state. I looked online and aside from the usual irritation of searching for anything with “See” in the search string, I couldn’t find any of her poems online. This seems a shame, as she wrote some beautiful poems. Here’s one:

Driving a highway in Eastern Washington

Odessa to Harrington,
lonesome songs.
Field stubble,
cloud ripple,
shadows of grey and yellow.
Bottom lands flat as if they’d been sanded.
Fields fallow
done for the year,
combed up in waves, warm, brown.
Once in a while
lost in the hollows,
a town.

Dancing Kitty

Posted: February 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Paintings | No Comments »

In honor of her second birthday I made my cousin Fiona a small painting of a dancing cat. It’s rendered in acrylic paint and sharpie. Happy Birthday little friend!

dancing kitty for fiona

Not shown: The sides have little “Fi” lettering (her nickname).


Mystery mushroom

Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Photos | Tags: | 1 Comment »

I found this white boletus on a hike this weekend. It doesn’t match anything in the four guidebooks I have. No, I’m not going to taste it.

White Boletus sliced closeup White Boletus underside half of White Boletus White Boletus sliced

Found in second-growth forest in southern Washington state, bare spot day after rain.

Four Postcards

Posted: October 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Comics | Tags: | 1 Comment »


My friend Amy suggested a postcard-swap project. I love postcards, especially ones with bad photographs of boring or weird stuff. But in this case I checked the USPS site for postcard size definitions and rates then cut out some stiff paper, drew some pictures, and colored them with crayons. Crayon is not the subtlest of media, but I like that you can cover large areas and that it’s not wet or finicky (though now I have little tiny wax bits on my scanner, ugh). Anyhow here’s what I drew.

“Today is Headache City” is another take on a sketch originally done for an (unfinished) arty coloring book project called “Where the Clothes Hide.”




Granpa Casey and Hitler’s Lair

Posted: September 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Photos | Tags: , | 1 Comment »


My step-granpa, Donald “Casey” Schwarz, was with Patton’s army in WWII and an early visitor to Hitler’s “country house” in Austria after its capture by the Allies. I scanned a bunch of his photos.
Casey and “Hitler’s Lair”

Running Portuguese Roofing Tools Script

Posted: February 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | No Comments »

at least that’s what it looked like the MS Office SP1 updater said.

Mount Hood rescue comic

Posted: October 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Comics | Tags: , , , | 22 Comments »

Long time no post. So been working on a lengthy project since the Spring, what looks to now be a 4-part comic telling the tale of a mountain rescue in 1963. My father and uncle are some of the characters in this true story. I’m posting pages 1-5 below. If you’re interested in purchasing a real print version of this Reading Frenzy in Portland has a some copies. It’s currently titled “Up Above” but I am still in the market for a better name. So comment away.



The Mole Vs. Blood Woman–in Color

Posted: June 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Comics | 3 Comments »

A one-page jam comic from 4/3/93 by myself and Dr. Special. We took the time to color it.

From the archives of Michael Beattie (thanks, Mike!).

What will happen next? What is the spiky plant, and how will it help? Tune in sometime…actually Bill is visiting next week, so maybe we can do a twentieth anniversary sequel.

BTW one should check out Bill & his brother Clint’s precocious young cartooning efforts–Splat Comics.

Wait for John

Posted: June 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Comics | 3 Comments »

First half of “Wait for John: a Tale of Horror.” This was done as an assignment on adaptation for the IPRC Comics program. Probably more backgrounds and redrawn figures and other corrections/improvements to come, but like how some of these worked out, especially the wood gathering page.

Magic Cat

Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Comics | No Comments »