The blog is back

I spent the last three years taking coursework and working on my thesis for my Master’s degree in Technology and Communication from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. There was no lack of rigor in the program, a program that broadened my horizons. If you are interested in hearing more about it, I’d be happy to talk to you offline.

Now that school is over, I will be updating this blog more often.

We had a successful Kickstarter campaign for Sea Urchins Book Two: In the Shadow of the Sea Apes. I’m working on a 10-page exclusive for that book now, and will tell you more about it soon.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, 6:15-9:15pm, July 24-August 28 (6 weeks)

I’m teaching a summer course combining drawing and painting. We’ll cover a broad swath of material with exercises in plein air, figure studies, still lifes and more. If you’re interested in joining, please sign up here.

American Graphic Design Awards 2011

Congratulations to the N.C. Zoo for winning an American Graphic Design Award for outdoor signage! Stacey Brown, Betsy Powell, Lance Hill and Bill Rankin did a great job! The kiosk is located at the Solar Pointe pavilion at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro, N.C. I’m lucky to have helped as programmer!

Scroll through the gallery at the bottom of this link to see the winning kiosk, Plug into the Future.

Solar Pointe at the North Carolina Zoo

Solar Pointe at the North Carolina Zoo

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum accepted donation of my portrait of the museum’s namesake. The portrait will be presented at the museum’s Annual Christmas Open House this Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

The portrait was painted in 2005 for The Charlotte Observer and the donation is courtesy of The Charlotte Observer. Thanks to The Observer’s Dee-Dee Strickland and June Lancaster and the Museum’s Marian Inabinett.