Hidden Names is a comic published by Toonhounds Studios and is free for anyone to read on the web. It updates three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), is painted in watercolor, and is stuffed full of diverse main characters, rogue librarians, adventure and little plastic animals.
"Do you know, I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters, too? I never saw one alive before!' 'Well, now that we have seen each other,' said the unicorn, 'if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."
-Lewis Carroll; Through the Looking Glass
Top row: Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Calliope, Clio
How I always pictured Holly Howe, home of the Jacksons. Watercolor and Ink
Hey Ursula, draw something Rococo.
If you insist. Ink and watercolor.
Never forget to feed sacred cats.
They hold a grudge. Watercolor and ink.
The Lions of Valletta
The story of two young cats looking for the meaning of life. Cilla thinks that the good life can found with people while her friend Betto just doesn't want her to be hit by a car. Together they explore the landscape of Malta and the history of architecture, art, and humanity in the hopes of finding greater truths and fish heads.
Cilla and Paolo in Caravaggio's Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
Betto and Cilla on Gozo
(farewell book for Kinji Akagawa) (Handbound Accordion Book, Washi, Rabbitskin glue, Ink)
A gift for my mentor Kinji Akagawa, graduate faculty at MCAD and a mensch with a true appreciation for comic books. The different birds represent different types of students with Kinji as crane, the king of birds in Japanese mythology, leading the way.