Thursday

Utility Box Project

Proud to be part of the creative team beautifying Glendale's utility boxes!
Box designed by Kyle Neswald, and color-styled by your's truly.




You can visit our box at the south-east corner of Harvard & Brand, across from the Americana.
Top tip:  Look on top for a special surprise!




Tuesday

Community Murals at Adams Square

Big thanks to Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and The Big Draw for inviting me to lead our annual workshop at this new venue.  And biggest thanks of all to our artists! 




















Murals are on display at Adams Square Library, Glendale.

Seyitomer Illustration Project

Really proud to announce the premier of the Seyitomer Illustration Project at The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Visiting Scholar Conference!  This is my illustrated reconstruction of the Early Bronze-Age megaron building complex, along with the original photographic record of the endangered site.  (Photo credit: Dumlupinar University Archaeology Department)


Saturday

Frederator Studios is Too Cool!

I'm pleased to share some of my paintings for Frederator Studios & Too Cool! Cartoons' animated short, Chainsaw Richard.
(c)Frederator Studios





T.U.F.F. Puppy paintings

Background Paintings for Nickelodeon's cartoon, T.U.F.F. Puppy. (c)Nickelodeon Animation Studios/Viacom

The Fairly OddParents painting

Background Painting for Nickelodeon's cartoon, The Fairly OddParents. (c)Nickelodeon Animation Studios/Viacom

T.U.F.F. Puppy paintings

Background Paintings from Nickelodeon's T.U.F.F. Puppy episode, "Big Dog on Campus". (c)Nickelodeon Animation Studios/Viacom

Wednesday

viva italia!


Sketching in the Boboli Gardens, Florence.

Saturday

comic-con, here we come!


Oh no! Fish and Chip have been kicked out of Waterfront Village! But, when they stumble upon stolen treasure and a couple of villainous crooks, they realize that getting back to town is the least of their worries. Follow Fish and Chip through this fantastic tale of misadventure and jolly hi jinks.

Fish and Chip in Mistaken Identity debuts at Comic-Con (July 22-25 @ San Diego Convention Center). Artist Table E-1.

You can also view and purchase the book online: http://stores.lulu.com/vendabot

Written/Illustrated by Joe Olivares & Kyle Neswald
Cover Art by Kristin Donner

car show


Doodles at the Friday night classic car show. Bob's Big Boy. Burbank, CA

Sunday

Zzzzzz's

Plushy owl is felted and hand stitched.
This sleepy guy is available for purchase at LA Myth art show.
February 7!

Monday

tiny tan tweety


LA Myth art show opens February 7.
www.LAmyth.com

little owls 4 sale


LA Myth art show opens February 7.
www.LAmyth.com

Saturday

bird songs

Here are a few color sketches for my "Bird Songs" series. I have big plans to convert several small, vintage transistor radios into little song birds. I fell in love with these 1950's-60's radios upon first sight. Each has such a strong sense of design - each color, each line is so distinctive. They just don't make them like they used to! I felt inspired to showcase them in some way.


Perhaps the "Bird Songs" series is a commentary on the LA music industry's transformation into a relic -but like these little radios, the songs from Hollywood's heyday still sing true. Or perhaps it's just an opportunity to show off these beautifully designed, but often forgotten pieces of our collective cultural history.











LA Myth opens on February 7.

Wednesday

LA Myth - Opens Feb. 7


This year's show poster is out and the website is up! Check it out:
  • www.lamyth.com
  • Friday

    website design


    Here's an early design rough I created for a friends' first online business venture: Kinverge. It was my first time designing for the web - what a learning process!! And, a lot of fun.

    Saturday

    snow owlie - in progress!

    FOR SALE @
    the LA MYTH ART SHOW
    It's Saturday night and I'm knee deep in sewing supplies. Three trips to the fabric store and several prototypes later, mini Snow Owlie 2.0 is almost done! Phew.

    Check out my entire line of plushes and varied work by many amazing artists at :
    LA Myth @ Meltdown Comics
    Opening Nite: Sat. February 7 @ 7pm
    .

  • MELTDOWN COMICS' AWESOME LINK
  • Thursday

    movie night


    It's movie night on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! That reminds me...it has been forever since I went to the movies. Oh Netflix, how I love you! (c)Bolder Media/Starz Media

    Happy Batty Halloween!


    It's my Etsy debut! I got a little arts n' crafts crazy today and whipped up a series of spooky greeting cards. You can purchase my batty creations, listed with the Vendabot artist collective at
  • www.etsy.com
  • Search words: Batty Halloween Cards.

    Boo.

    Monday

    grape vine



    This little painting was a special request by a friend whose family owns a winery in Austria. (Website-ready.) Cheers!

    Tuesday

    notepads 4 sale


    WonderCon was a blast. And, to be honest, I'd take almost any excuse to make a trip up to San Francisco! Met some fantastic artists, such as:
  • (Joey Chou)
  • (Hoang Nguyen)

  • and had loads of fun sharing a table with Kyle and Joe. Thanks guys!

    If you couldn't make it up to WonderCon and can't live another day without purchasing a fantastic "Boy Friday" or "Girl Friday" notepad, please email me with your request. I'll be happy to send one your way! (jivebooger@hotmail.com) They are $5 plus postage. And, of course, you can always find great "Knuckles McGee" merchandise at
  • (www.knuckles-mcgee.blogspot.com)
  • Thanks!


    WonderCon this weekend!

    If you'll be in the San Francisco area this coming weekend, please stop by WONDER-CON, where you'll find a wide array of amazing comics, toys AND my new notebook line.

    SHAMELESS ADVERTISING: What busy girl or guy doesn't need a stylish, pocket-size notebook? Perfect for little sketches, to-do lists and notes at the office, these matchbook-style notebooks are a must-have. Available in several fantastic paper colors and wrapped in a subtle tan cover with built-in pencil pocket, these notebooks are perfect for the girl or guy on the go!

    YOU'LL FIND ME & MY NOTEBOOKS AT THE 'KNUCKLES McGEE' TABLE, WITH MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW ARTISTS, KYLE NESWALD AND JOE OLIVARES. LOOK FOR THE GIANT HAND BANNER IN THE SMALL PRESS SECTION.

    For more info. about WonderCon, click here:
  • WonderCon'
  • For more info. on the Knuckles McGee comic, click here:
  • Knuckles McGee'
  • Monday

    gobble gobble

    There must be something very motivating about tasty turkey and stuffing. Here are a couple of quick study paintings I whipped up over Thanksgiving weekend. Hope you like 'em enough to come back for seconds. :)


    Tuesday

    have a bite



    What?!? Kristin has actually updated her blog? That IS shocking!


    Here's a taste of some color styling I did for Nickelodeon's 'The Fairly OddParents'. Yum.