Detail of the #returnofthejedi print. Now available on the Disney Store site. Yub nub!! #lukeskywalker #darthvader #starwarsart

Detail of the #returnofthejedi print. Now available on the Disney Store site. Yub nub!! #lukeskywalker #darthvader #starwarsart

The circle is now complete! Like so many kids in the early 80’s, #starwars completely ruled my childhood. It not only created endless hours of entertainment but launched so many kids’ creativity into hyperspace. I remember drawing x-wings, stormtroopers, AT-ATs, and lightsaber duels when I was 5. To be able to relive all that magic and  wonder as a grizzled old man is such an honor. I’ve never had more fun on a project and I cannot wait to do even more. #anewhope #empirestrikesback #returnofthejedi #darthvader #lukeskywalker #starwarsart

The circle is now complete! Like so many kids in the early 80’s, #starwars completely ruled my childhood. It not only created endless hours of entertainment but launched so many kids’ creativity into hyperspace. I remember drawing x-wings, stormtroopers, AT-ATs, and lightsaber duels when I was 5. To be able to relive all that magic and wonder as a grizzled old man is such an honor. I’ve never had more fun on a project and I cannot wait to do even more. #anewhope #empirestrikesback #returnofthejedi #darthvader #lukeskywalker #starwarsart

My attempt at anime!! #bighero6 doesn’t come out til November but cool little teasers and product images have already started to show up. This is an image created for #disneystore where I tried to channel my favorite childhood #gatchaman memories

My attempt at anime!! #bighero6 doesn’t come out til November but cool little teasers and product images have already started to show up. This is an image created for #disneystore where I tried to channel my favorite childhood #gatchaman memories

Throwback to a very near and dear #mondo poster. #TheWarriors was one of my favorite films as a kid and when the awesome guys at mondo wanted a print for it, I definitely jumped at the chance.

Throwback to a very near and dear #mondo poster. #TheWarriors was one of my favorite films as a kid and when the awesome guys at mondo wanted a print for it, I definitely jumped at the chance.

'Key to Success' 15 - Rats can cook! #ratatouille #remy #pixar

'Key to Success' 15 - Rats can cook! #ratatouille #remy #pixar

'Key to Success' coaster 5. #littlemermaid #ariel

'Key to Success' coaster 5. #littlemermaid #ariel

Be like Luke!! Another ‘Keys to Success’ coaster. #starwars #xwing

Be like Luke!! Another ‘Keys to Success’ coaster. #starwars #xwing

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For creative inspiration, I’ve made the effort to take less naps and watch more movies. Inevitably, when I am in the middle of any movie, I start to think of what could make a cool, simple image that sums up the story - almost like an alternate one sheet. So I just started sketching this out while watching. Can anyone guess what was film playing last night??

For creative inspiration, I’ve made the effort to take less naps and watch more movies. Inevitably, when I am in the middle of any movie, I start to think of what could make a cool, simple image that sums up the story - almost like an alternate one sheet. So I just started sketching this out while watching. Can anyone guess what was film playing last night??

These coasters are making me thirsty! #disneyart #cars #lightningmcqueen

These coasters are making me thirsty! #disneyart #cars #lightningmcqueen

Even though my walls and flat files are jammed with many of my favorite illustrators’ and designers’ artwork, the 2 pieces I love the most are actually these #powellperalta skateboards from the 80’s. The art is by #VCJ and the decks are pro street models of #tonyhawk and #tommyguerrero. They may not be the most valuable pieces (from a monetary perspective) or the most beautiful pieces (from an uptight art critic’s perspective) that I own BUT they do have one quality that all the others don’t - the ability to take me back in time!! (cue BTTF theme). One look at these things instantly takes me back to having summers off, waking up to cartoons, eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the 7-11, spending entire days skating with friends, spending entire nights playing video games, and finally falling asleep on the couch, excited as hell to do it all over again the next day. And that’s what art can do! It’s not about how rare the piece is, how famous the artist was, or how much it’ll fetch you on eBay. For me, great art reminds you of how cool life can actually be #whygrowup #nos #vintageskateboards

Even though my walls and flat files are jammed with many of my favorite illustrators’ and designers’ artwork, the 2 pieces I love the most are actually these #powellperalta skateboards from the 80’s. The art is by #VCJ and the decks are pro street models of #tonyhawk and #tommyguerrero. They may not be the most valuable pieces (from a monetary perspective) or the most beautiful pieces (from an uptight art critic’s perspective) that I own BUT they do have one quality that all the others don’t - the ability to take me back in time!! (cue BTTF theme). One look at these things instantly takes me back to having summers off, waking up to cartoons, eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the 7-11, spending entire days skating with friends, spending entire nights playing video games, and finally falling asleep on the couch, excited as hell to do it all over again the next day. And that’s what art can do! It’s not about how rare the piece is, how famous the artist was, or how much it’ll fetch you on eBay. For me, great art reminds you of how cool life can actually be #whygrowup #nos #vintageskateboards