Tag Archives: ballpoint pen

BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. X

At this point, the best thing I might do, would be to write a vaguely detailed story, documenting the decisions and actions I’ve taken to willingly place myself in this predicament. Then pray that my awkward bumblings will potentially translate into enlightening efforts to inspire those of us that are less inclined to blindly dive […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. IX

Recently, I’ve heard more and more voices asking me how I manage to persist in this brutally self-sustaining career, given the circumstances of our current economy. Once again, I wish I had a good, rational answer to explain maybe a formula of sorts, with a step-by-step plan of action. But the truth of the matter […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. VIII

In terms of my longevity, I was at a point in my life where financial freedom, a healthy life-style and a consistent stream of new work to show weren’t exactly lining up in the way I had originally imagined. A number of serendipitous factors had opened some very fortunate doorways for myself and my work. […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. VII

People started inquiring about the work, its process, its meaning. How long does it take you to finish a piece? (A fair amount of time.) Why are you using only a ballpoint pen? (It was available at the moment.) Are you on any illegal or prescription drugs while you’re drawing? (Absolutely not.) What are your […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. VI

My first Comic Con experience as an exhibitor was pretty magical. I never anticipated such an overwhelmingly positive welcome from the crowd I once migrated with between the aisles. And I certainly never expected such respect and enthusiasm for a sketchbook made up entirely of ballpoint pen sketches. One of the boxes on my “childhood […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. V

A few months after my show at the Tin Can Alehouse, I was invited by Randall Christopher to share a table at the San Diego International Comic Convention. From the age of ten I had religiously attended the Comic Con as a spectator with my father, and now I was given the chance to finally […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. IV

I was pleased with the result of my dedication to ballpoint pen, and felt inclined to share my work with the public. In 2010 I was introduced to Kelsey, manager of the Tin Can Ale House, who offered me the opportunity to show in the bar Valentine’s Day weekend. This turned out to be the […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. III

As I continued to explore the limits of ballpoint pen, a bit of an internal dialogue seemed to bubble up in the process of executing more complex images in my sketchbook. After some careful editing, I found that I had written a short, three-act play featuring a stream of consciousness conversation between two characters in […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. II

Over time, I became more confident with sketching an image from start to finish with ballpoint pen. The more I worked directly with ink, the more I realized there was “no such thing” as a mistake when it came to expressing an idea on a page. I found that my most successful pieces, were the […]


BiC Ballpoint Pen Sketches Pt. I

This Blog post marks the beginning of my ballpoint pen explorations back in 2008.