2023 Sermon Notes

If you’re an artist and live anywhere near Fort Wayne, Indiana you might want to visit our church. You get a free pen and drawing paper when you walk in the door!!

Hatfields & McCoys

I’m trying to keep these two pictures separated with this line of text in order to avoid trouble…

The Garden

A few years ago, I did several pieces of artwork for the kids area of Living Stones Church in Crown Point, Indiana. As I was looking through my files today, I ran across some work I did for the entrance to their children’s section. This illustration was for an irregular shaped wall with a big doorway in the middle (the picture has a huge void in the center of it) so I clipped out a few of the perimeter areas to show here.

Mystery Solved

I’m currently illustrating a Bible story found in First Kings 17 and 18. After doing extensive research into the subject I have determined that the ravens in the story were probably feeding Elijah scraps of Old Trapper Beef Jerky…

…but don’t quote me on that.

Batmobile Concept Work

Here’s some of the concept work I did on the Cryptozoic “Pattinson” Batmobile collectable. When I was a kid, muscle cars were really popular. My older brother had a bunch of Hot Rod CARtoons Magazines (basically Mad Magazine for car enthusiasts) and when he wasn’t around I would sneak those magazines out and draw those “Rat Fink” hot rods on my Big Chief Tablet. That experience sure comes in handy on jobs like this… I’m talking about the drawing part… not the sneaking around part…

Pattinson Batmobile

This was a fun project to work on. I got to see top secret photo’s of “THE BATMAN” (2022) movie car before the film released and then worked with Cryptozoic Entertainment to designed their new “Pattinson Batmobile” collectable… and it has finally made it to pre-order!! You can take a look at it here.

Stephan Ehl did the sensational 3-d sculpt. Stephan and I worked together previously on the Cryptozoic ’66 Batmoble collectable. He is one amazingly talented guy.  


Winter jokes from nine and ten year old kiddos.

Photographic Memory

Bob never missed a beat in any song… he had turtle-recall.

Baaa-d To The Bone

The job I’m currently working on tasks me with drawing a rock band made up of animals and the assignment said the guitar player was to be a sheep that’s “Baaa-d To The Bone” …so I used a band mate of mine from church, Nick Boycott for inspiration. Nick has been known to occasionally break into a wide power stance and shred out a praise song or two for us 🙂

Mr. Fuzzy

Fall has arrived and it felt like time to grab a needle ‘n thread and cobble up a Mr. Fuzzy.


I will occasionally take on a commission from an individual person and this is one I did a few years ago. A really great story idea on this one!

The Brightest Thing In The Ocean?

I was searching through my email this morning and ran across this note that one of my publishers forwarded to me. The world would be a better place if we all encouraged each other this way 🙂


I haven’t done Biblical illustration in quite some time, but a couple of months ago I had the opportunity to do a whole series of illustrations for the story of Samson. It was pretty fun to be drawing Bible characters again!

Ole PumkinHead

So here’s something I think is going to be totally awesome. Rick Cantu is using a picture I did back in 2014 and turning it into a 3-D lighted sculpture. I love it. Ha! The brass tube front legs will be where he runs the wiring to light the head up and the feet, arms and miscellaneous other doodads with be mounted later. I can hardly wait to see this finished pumpkin light!

Camp Cale

Hidden in pine trees behind the outer banks of North Carolina, you’ll find a fabulous little place called Camp Cale. For years there, stories have been told around the campfire of the epic wilderness adventures that Old Joe and his pet squirrel Goldie have had. This year for the first time, campers are actually going to get to see what Old Joe and Goldie look like!