Friday, June 22, 2012

dent found

Wow, I totally thought this image was lost to the ages. I recently resurrected my old Powerbook and while rummaging through the drive, I found a small folder of Peck images. This drawing just really catches the atmosphere of fictitious Sactown and the coolness of Dent.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


"In the immortal words of Pat Morita: Balance, Billy-san. Balance …" 
~Cornelius Bacon

the way of the can

Cornelius is the Master of Gar Bag Do (in kanji it is traditionally called "Cando" or Way of the Can). This martial art involves becoming one with the discarded, using it to one's advantage when required to defend oneself in battle. It also gives Bacon the uncanny ability to speak and/or emerge from any can or receptacle in the city. This comes in handy when he needs to communicate with Dent/Peck. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

meet cornelius bacon

Cornelius Bacon is the unlikely mentor of the Dent (aka Peck). A highly educated man, Bacon attended Oxford and Harvard, securing doctorates in Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Linguistics, Physics, Chemistry, and PE. He traveled the world extensively for two decades, but spent the majority of the time in a Tibetan monastery. Eventually he found his way back to America, securing employment at an obscure state college known as Sactown University. He retired from SU when his obsessive pursuit of Gar Bag Do (the Way of the Can) began to overtake his academic career. He currently works and resides in the Sactown Landfill with his teddy bear confidant, Billy Trudare.

Friday, May 25, 2012

baby sketch

Here's a 30-second Peck sketch on a 2x2 inch post-it—I call them "baby sketches." It's interesting how quick thumbnails can have so much energy. And sometimes the enlarged, finished versions lose some of that soul in the transition.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

peck issue 2 begins (again)

Okay, I'm feeling a bit sheepish about this. I'm commencing with Issue #2. Again. Only after a mere four year break. I won't bore you with excuses, but I can account for at least one year of delinquency: I was editing and contributing to a cool anthology graphic novel known as Yarns and recrafting a single-panel cartoon called Incompatibles. But I digress. This post is about Peck!

Above is the opening page to Issue #2. If you're new to Peck, go ahead and recap issue #1 here. Remember from the previous installment: Dent was found by Cornelius Bacon in the Sactown dump, broken and plagued with amnesia. Short of a full restoration of memory, Bacon and Billy (his teddy bear) are able to nurse Dent back to relative health. But they know there's more beneath the surface of this soft-spoken one-armed transient. In this issue, Bacon continues to unfold the mysteries that explain Dent's past. He also reveals the tipping point at which Dent—a mild-mannered waste management engineer by day—becomes a wraith-like crime fighter by night …

Saturday, April 28, 2012

heinrich kley

One of my favorite influences is the German caricaturist Heinrich Kley. His work was just so dynamic and free. It's amazing what he could do with a line. If I can bring an inkling of the energy he brought to his drawings, I'd be satisfied. Check out some of his work here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

yarns this month

YARNS, the Yowling Anthology of Random & Neato Stories, will be making its debut this month at Sacramento State University near the end of April. It's been fun editing the pub and gathering the friends for this endeavor. The reception for the show is on May 2nd, 6pm–8pm in the University Union Gallery. Come out and view the "making of" the book and meet the artists that put it all together. For more info, go to

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Apologies for being derelict in my Peck duties. I will post up soon. In the meantime, check out YARNS, the Yowling Anthology of Random & Neato Stories. It's a comic collaboration between six other friends and myself.