Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Avid Cyclist

I like this character I drew for Bike Snob a lot. I feel like he has some stories to tell. Luckily Bike Snob has a good story about him here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2353241/who-are-all-these-avid-cyclists-anyway

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

2019 Taj

Crazy to think there is a 2019 version of a Taj signature bike (my first one was in 1996). I'm so washed up and old that it's not even me riding the bike in the video, but they're still making it! It really is a fun cruiser just to pedal around and perfect for someone who doesn't want to deal with a lot of finicky bike technology. Just good ol' BMX parts and spec on a 26" wheeled size make this bike easy to keep rolling. The video is a bit heavy on the BMXin' and jumpin' around, but really, this bike is a lot of non-serious fun to just ride around.

https://store.fairdalebikes.com/collections/2019-fairdale-bikes/products/2019-fairdale-taj-26-candy-blue

Duck on a Bike

By request, a "Duck on a Bike". Watercolor and ink.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Surfin' North Korea

Serfs up!
I love that I'm starting to get assignments that aren't bike related as an illustrator. Kind of cool to see the progression in my work. This one is for Outside Magazine and deals with surf tourism in North Korea. Work wise it feels like a breakthrough in my technical ability to cartoon people... although, this guy is a bit of a cartoon already. Check out the article here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2338891/north-korea-travel-tourism-ethics

Friday, July 20, 2018

A few recent Bike Snob illistrations

Kissing Bike Lanes Is the New Kissing Babies. Since I broke my arm and can't really use my drawing hand I had to embrace the shakey line-look for the drawing. This is a good bit of writing:  https://www.outsideonline.com/2327256/bike-lanes-make-political-sense-too

 Drivers, Keep Your Eyes on the Road and Your Mouth Shut
No, Cycling Isn't Elitist
https://www.outsideonline.com/2323886/cargo-bike-backlash

Friday, July 13, 2018

Astro Monty!!

My dog Monty is FINALLY the star of his own video game. If you can make it for 60 seconds you can land in the Mothership and see the Fairdale 2019 bikes too! Give it a play: http://fairdalebikes.com/astromonty/

Friday, June 22, 2018

New Bike Snob illustration

I really like this one: https://www.outsideonline.com/2321211/bikes-kids-racing

Fits perfectly with the Single Track Flyers group that just started in my small town of Houghton. Kids on bikes are good!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Spitfire watercolor painting

Minor accomplishment of the day: An illustration assignment that isn't bike related or because I used to ride bikes for a living. Spitfire the record setting whippet for Outside. Article here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2316776/spitfire-whippet-worlds-greatest-athlete

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New drawing, the balance of bikes and cars.

What would it take to flip the balance between cars and bikes? The new Bike Snob over on Outside Mag considers the often irrational priority given to autos in the USA. A good read: https://www.outsideonline.com/2315926/our-surrender-automobile-absurd-and-deadlyhttps://www.outsideonline.com/2315926/our-surrender-automobile-absurd-and-deadly

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tesla Twister

When I get these drawing assignments I usually only get a headline and a small snippet of the story. Based on this title I didn't have a lot to go on but I guessed that maybe Elon should be shot into space because the MASSIVE screen in Tesla's and all their gadgetry is a huge distraction for drivers. I tried to come up with the most distracting thing you could be doing with the screen. Read Bike Snob's full story here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2314461/we-need-fire-elon-musk-space

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bike Snob likes to ride in the morning

New Outside Bike Snob article: https://www.outsideonline.com/2312031/ride-early-ride-often

I had quite a laugh drawing this one! A few inside jokes if you follow Bike Snob's blog. Sweet aero bars, sandals and a "crabon" frame. I personally think it looks extra ridiculous because I so obviously used his author headshot to draw from... as if he always has that exact same expression. Incidentally I've been getting up and riding early myself, but mostly because my stupid cat has started screaming for breakfast at 5am.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Unicorn Problems T-shirt

Even when it is really sunny you still have to wear your baseball hat backwards.
New shirts here: https://taj.threadless.com/designs/unicorn-problems

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Another one for Outside

This one cracked me up top draw! A rider in the Paris-Roubaix had a tough race day. He refused to give up and showed up at the velodrome finish after the gates had been closed. Bike Snob writes about it here: https://www.outsideonline.com/2309156/resistance-futile

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bike Snob Drawings

I just started a new project illustrating the weekly Bike Snob blog over at Outside Magazine. Pretty stoked to be part of this since I am a huge fan of the Bike Snob's writing. Check out this post on The Ethics of Traffic Laws

Are We Living in the Golden Age of Cycling? 
The Many Pitfalls of Cycling Fitness

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Go Free, a book about the many ways to go AND 10 BMX Tricks You Probably Shouldn't Do.

My friend just went through ten days with a catheter. He was so stoked to be able to pee freely again it got me thinking about how taken for granted urination is. There is just so many ways to go!
You probably shouldn't do these, but rules are made to be broken.
You probably shouldn't do these either.
Or this either.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New t-shirt: Tabletop Tabletop

Kind of a dum joke, but I love dum jokes! 
Printed on nice soft tri-blend T: buy here