Tuesday, November 6, 2018


UB Distinguished Professor and Election Prognosticator James Campbell.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Liz Sherman

Elizabeth Anne Sherman of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. If you're not familiar with Mike Mignola's Hellboy, for God's sake check it out.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Elmwood Mural

This was an unusual project- a collaboration with Mark Corsi of Poster Art and the talented folks at Zoom Copy. The mural depicts five cultural icons as children- it's up to passersby to figure out who's who.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Late Night Drawing

We call this one "Portrait of a Man Sinking in a Pool of Congealed Bile and Panic Sweat."

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Our proposed "refresh" of Damien, the University of Albany's logo/mascot. Go Danes!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Wake

Logo concept for The Wake, the Irish Classical Theatre Company's annual fundraiser.


Our pinup art for the latest offering from Bombshell Hard Cider. Always fun working with the Martin Group.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Erie County Fair APA

You never know where your work is going to turn up. We spotted our Erie County Fair logo from a few years back on a new beer from Flying Bison Brewery. Pairs nicely with funnel cakes.

Monday, July 16, 2018


For the SPAM Museum in Austin, Minnesota: How to open the WWII-era can.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018


Hamlet poster for the Irish Classical Theatre Company. They wanted to see a little blood.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Inkwell Site

The new, revamped Inkwell Studios website is up at www.inkwellstudios.com. Lots of new stuff, old stuff and new stuff that kinda looks like old stuff.

Monday, June 11, 2018


The Isabelle R. Martin House at Graycliff estate, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Martin House Plan

Our rendition of the plan for Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House
Poster for the Irish Classical Theatre's production of "Sive."

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Martin House at the Martin House

Concrete birdhouse (actually a martin house) at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Darwin D. Martin house in Buffalo, New York.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Recent Acquisitions

I don't smoke, gamble or use drugs, and I try not to drink more than is absolutely necessary. I don't carouse or otherwise gadabout. My one indulgence is the ever-expanding Inkwell Studios Library. Here are a few recent acquisitions...

 A retrospective, to date, of work by the excellent Barry Blitt, best known for his covers and interior illustrations for The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. The pen and ink/watercolor drawings are wonderful and Blitt's self-deprecating commentary is hilarious.

Usually these "Art of" books are released along with the film, to capitalize on the hype that accompanies any major animation feature these days. The Iron Giant never got the attention it deserved when it was released in 1999, but has remained so enduringly popular that this collection of concept art was put together 16 years later.

 "Loish" is the pen name of digital artist Lois van Baarle. This book collects sketches, studies and lots of process art. She's incredibly talented and ridiculously young.

Gregory Manchess is a wonderful painter-illustrator with a gorgeous "loose-but-precise" style. Last year he wrote and illustrated "Above the Timberline" a ripping retro-futuristic adventure story with steampunk airships, art deco rocket-sleds, noble polar bears and a little romance. A true labor of love, in the spirit of James Gurney's "Dinotopia."

Frank Cho

Also at the Nickel City Comic Con, I sat in on a panel discussion with the extraordinarily talented comics artist Frank Cho. How skilled is he? Here's a portrait of Jennifer Lawrence, done with a ball-point pen- a goddamn Bic ball-point pen!

"Atomic Batteries to Power, Turbines to Speed!"

Well, this was a heartbreaking sight: The 1966 TV series Batmobile was just about the coolest thing imaginable, in my opinion, so I was excited to see a replica at the Nickel City Comic Con. Unfortunately, it smashed into a guardrail on the way into town, so all they had to display were a few broken pieces.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hovercraft Plans

Once, when I was about 10, I found an ad for do-it-yourself hovercraft plans in the back of a Popular Mechanics magazine. I spent the rest of that day consumed by Walter-Mitty-esque daydreams in which I zipped to school on my own personal flying saucer, the envy of all my classmates. That evening, I asked my dad (a man clearly lacking in vision) to loan me the necessary $4.00. He was unmoved by my enthusiasm and refused. Sadly, my fantasy never became a reality.

Friday, May 4, 2018

City Court Building

City Court Building, Buffalo, New York. Of all the brutalist buildings out there, this might be the brutalest.