Wednesday, July 29, 2009

This Blog Has Moved

That's right. This blog has moved to its new location: There won't be any more updates here. Go to my new blog. Go, now! That's where all the cool people are.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Moving Day!!

Today I launch my redesigned website:! With it comes a new WordPress blog. It's time to say goodbye to Blogger has been very good to me over the last couple of years, but it's time to move on to a more advanced blogging system, such as WordPress.

What do I do if I'm subscribing to this blog?!!!!
Don't worry. Tomorrow (Saturday, July 25, 2009) I will be transferring the feeds to my new blog, so hopefully you won't have to do anything. The feed should automatically transfer. If you are still worried, simply unsubscribe to this blog, and subscribe to the new blog after tomorrow. We'll get through this together if we stay together. I have faith in you.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Preview my new website!!

Hello, everyone. I've been hard at work developing my new website and blog. You can get a sneak peak at There you can visit my new WordPress blog as well. I know what you're thinking: "But Josh, I'm subscribed to this blog. What do I do when you move???" Settle down. When the time comes I will provide with a 34-step instruction list that must be followed EXACTLY! Until then, sit back and relax. Worry about something less severe, like the economy.

UPDATE 7/25/09: My website is now updated and can be viewed at

I'm also interested in your constructive feedback. This is your chance to tear me down (but please do it constructively). Comments welcome are:
"Love the site, but this is confusing to me…",
"The navigation is hard, and this is why."
Comments NOT welcome are:
"It looks weird on my browser. I'm using Internet Explorer 6.0".

Simply leave your comments on this post, or email me at I thank you in advance.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New website development updates

I've been pretty silent lately when it comes to updating this blog. Mainly because I've been hard at work redesigning my website (initially posted about it here). I wanted to post a quick update to my progress. It's coming along great. I'm very excited about this new look and functionality, and I'm thrilled that I'll be completely dumping Flash!! Also in the works is an iPhone-friendly version.

Here are some tease shots. Hopefully I'll be able to post a link to the complete "beta" site version sometime next week.

I will also be redesigning this blog. This presents some dilemmas. I get a lot of compliments on my current design, which I like. However, I need to have my blog fit the identity of the new site. So, I'll have to work that out. I'm also debating switching the blog over to Wordpress, although figuring out how to transfer all the feed info and stuff sounds like a headache. We'll see. I'll also have to figure out how to design a custom blog with WP (something I need to know anyways).

So, stay tuned. As always you can keep up with the blog by subscribing via RSS, or signing up to receive updates via email. How fun is that!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Visit to the Charles M. Schulz Museum

Recently my wife and I took a really fun vacation to California. We went to to my cousin's graduation in San Luis Obispo, then made our way to Disneyland for a few days, and on up through the wine country and Redwoods. It was great. One of the highlights for both my wife and me was a quick, unexpected stop to the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. If you ever find yourself driving through Santa Rosa and the wine country I highly recommend stopping here for a couple of hours (regrettably, we only had one hour to spend).

One of my favorite pieces in this museum is a wall filled with thousands of Schulz's strips. Below is the wall pictured from afar. The wall was designed by artist, Yoshiteru Otani. Luckily the piece is displayed in the "camera okay" section of the museum.

Other highlights include multiple original sketches and strips inked by Sparky himself, as well as memorabilia from his life, and a nearly-exact replica of his studio (which, I believe, features his actual drawing table). You can find more information at the museum's website:

Friday, May 22, 2009

New website coming!!

Yes, that's right, a new portfolio website. I'm in the very beginning stages right now, and I plan on taking my time to make sure the concept is fully discovered and development is top notch. So, currently I'm only working with pencil on paper (and occasionally the scanner and Photoshop to resize/place images). I found some great website sketch comps at

Below are initial sketches in my discovery process. I haven't nailed down a look quite yet, but the one I'm developing here looks quite promising. There's going to be much greater emphasis on call to action, and highlighting/showcasing my capabilities. I hope to have progress updates here in the near future. This is going to be fun!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Chef sketch

Here's a quick sketch. I like the style that's progressing here, but the line quality isn't good enough to spend more time on. I'll probably tighten up the sketch and continue some other time. I really like the character.