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Publications

Major Published Works:

~The Story of St. Francis
Sainted Media Scotland. 2015.
Project entailed 26 full color drawings depicting the youth and life of St. Francis and how he created the Franciscan order of monks. Will be turned into a short animated film. Designed all characters and environments to the specifications of the author.

~Susan Seafarer 
Sainted Media Scotland. 2014.
Project entailed 27 full color illustrations depicting the adventures of Susan as she goes from a troubled young orphan to intrepid explorer. Based on Scottish history and Homer’s The Odyssey. Designed all characters and environments to the specifications of the author.

~The Story of St. Andrew
Sainted Media Scotland. 2013.
Project entailed 20 to 21 full color drawings depicting the youth and life of St. Andrew and how he became the patron saint of Scotland. Designed all characters and environments to the specifications of the author.

~Monica Pink: Pet Shrink
Sainted Media Scotland. 2013-2014.
Project entailed 27 full color illustrations for a children’s book based on an award winning short film of the same name. Designed all characters and environments to the specifications of the author.

~Fever Medicine
The University of Edinburgh, School of Law. 2011-2013.
Lead Artist. Project entailed contributing art and design for an illustrated cyberpunk novel for the School of Law for the University of Edinburgh. The book is intended for both entertainment and a learning aid for medical students and law students studying medical ethics. Duties included development with author Shawn Harmon, being one of the three contributing artists and laying out the book in its entirety.

~Silky Pink
TokyoPop Inc. 2008.
Artist and writer for online comic for www.tokyopop.com, including art, toning, lettering, scripting and designs.

~Adventures of CG! Syndicated Comic Strip
TokyoPop Inc. & CosmoGirl! Magazine, Hearst Publishing. 2008.
Principal artist for the monthly strip for CosmoGirl! Magazine. Duties include writing and/or adapting the script, drawing the strip in its entirety (pencil, ink, tone and word balloons), and placement of the text dialogue (lettering).

~Dark Moon Diary Volumes 1 & 2
TokyoPop Inc. 2006-2008
Inked and toned both 160 page volumes. Inked and colored both volume covers.

~Reign Over Destiny
TokyoPop Inc. & Make-A-Wish Foundation. 2006
Selected by Tessa Weyh to help fulfill her wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and TokyoPop to adapt her short fantasy story into a 20 page comic. Created a 27 page series production bible. Adapted the prose story into a 20 page comic book format, drew character designs, cover and key art, laid out cover design, and created masthead title. Drew complete interior art, including pencils, inks and tones, lettered and placed word balloons. Project completed in one month.

 

Credited Published Work:

~Elysium Underground
Geek Girl Productions. 2009 to 2010.
Principal artist and writer for Elysium Underground, online novella series. Duties included: all principle art for website, illustrations for series and co-writer for most episodes. Project shuttered.

~ Sugar Ninja: Volume 2
Ana May. 2010
Illustrations provided for comics anthology featuring all female comic book artists.

~ StarCraft: Frontline Volume 3
TokyoPop Inc. 2009
Toned pages for installment Twilight Archon for StarCraft Anthology.

~ Muppet Robin Hood
BOOM! Comics. 2009
Colored issues 1, 2 & 4 of mini-series. The 4 issues were compiled into a mini-graphic novel.

~ Warcraft: Legends Volumes 4 & 5
TokyoPop Inc. 2009
Toned pages for installment A Warrior Made for World of Warcraft Anthology, published in two parts, one in Volume 4 the other in Volume 5.

~ Warcraft: Legends Volumes 3
TokyoPop Inc. 2009
Toned pages for installment The Thrill of the Hunt for World of Warcraft Anthology.

~ Princess Ai of Ai-Land: The Comic Strip Collection Volume 1
TokyoPop Inc. 2007-2008
Re-colored renditions and manipulated original artists’ work for 26 weeks of strips. 6 dailies and a double page (manga sized) Sunday spread were colored per week, totaling 52 Sundays and 156 dailies.  Awarded an additional bonus for supporting multiple requested revisions with timely completion.

~Princess Ai: Rumors from the Other Side Volume 1
TokyoPop Inc. 2007
Inked and toned an 8 page installment in the story anthology.

~ Legends of the Dark Crystal Volume 1
TokyoPop Inc. 2007
One of the featured artists in the guest gallery. Asked by TokyoPop to contribute.

~Sea Princess Azuri Volume 1 & 2
TokyoPop Inc. 2005-2007
Co-toned 80 paged books at the specifications of the creator.

 

Non-credited Published Work:

~ Hellgate: London Volume 1
TokyoPop Inc. 2008
Colored the cover in its entirety. Drew (penciled, inked and toned) backgrounds for 40 pages of the volume.

~ Star Trek: the Manga Volume 3: Uchu
TokyoPop Inc. 2008
Completed tones for last 30 pages in one day. Chosen specifically for ability to complete the work in time given.

~Chronicles of Ai-Land: Syndicated Strip
TokyoPop Inc. 2006-2008
Colored and toned renditions and manipulated original artists’ work for 26 weeks of strips. 6 dailies and a double page (manga sized) Sunday spread were colored per week, totaling 52 Sundays and 156 dailies. An additional 156 strips (dailies only) were done in tone.  Colored and toned to AMU newspaper specification.

~Nike Advertisement
TokyoPop Inc. & Nike. 2007
Colored 7 pages for a Japanese Nike Advertisement in manga format. Drew (penciled, inked, and colored) one additional page for the advertisement.

~Undertown: Syndicated Strip
TokyoPop Inc. 2007
Re-toned Undertown Volume 1 (180 pages) into three separate sizes to AMU newspaper specifications.

~Battle of the Bands
TokyoPop Inc. 2007
Assisted creator in completing the tones for 48 pages.

~Kilala Princess Volume 4
TokyoPop Inc. 2007
Colored Ariel and Sebastian for the cover of this volume.

~Mail Order Ninja: Syndicated Strip
TokyoPop Inc. 2007
Colored 30 Sunday comic pages for AMU newspaper specifications.

Academia:

~Adjunct Professor at Phoenix College
Phoenix College Arizona, part of Maricopa Schools, Phoenix. 2008 to 2010 & 2014 to Present.
Duties included developing and teaching a complete college certificate course in Sequential Art for the college. Teaching Graphic Design courses such as Two-Dimensional Computer Design. Principal organizer of the Comics Art Forum gallery show in February 2010, which featured a gallery and panel of local professional graphic novel book artists to speak to students.

~Edinburgh University Comic Book Society
Edinburgh Scotland, UK. 2012-2013.
Lectured to society members on character design & creation, perspective, storytelling for graphic novels and script writing.

~Manga workshop Encounters festival North Lanarkshire October 2012
Lanarkshire Scotland, UK. 2012.
Lectured to students for Encounters for Schools, North Lanarkshire’s Cultural Festival. Demonstrated character creation and design for graphic novels.

~Phoenix Comic Con & Saboten Con
Phoenix, Arizona, 2009-2011.
Presented various lectures for both conventions that included coloring & toning for graphic novels, comic strip creation, and storytelling.