April 16, 2014

RECAP: First Quarter of 2014!

quarter update
Since I’m bad at updating this blog, I figured I’d go right back on it by taking a look at what’s happened during the first 3 months of the year. It’s been kind of a whirlwind to say the least, but then again, it has been exciting. Here’s why:

    My wife and I relocated to the great city of Chicago, thanks to a job offer that she accepted. We’ve been talking about moving to a big city ever since we tied the knot, and Chicago seems to be the perfect fit. I’ve always perceived it as the kind of place that has the energy of a metropolis, yet has the friendliness of a Midwestern town. We happen to love both aspects of it, since we enjoy the excitement of a big city and we’ve been accustomed to the easygoing vibe of Indiana. Not to mention the food… oh, the food in this city is amazing!

To get to know the city even more, I’ve been out sketching quite frequently. I’ve even tried sketching with ink and brush pens rather than the usual pencil, and I’ve enjoyed it so far.

You can find more of my sketches by following me on Tumblr or Instagram.


    The much-anticipated children’s book about Butler University‘s late mascot, Blue II, was finally released this past January. The response to the book has been, for the lack of a better word, overwhelming. I’ve had the privilege of being in book signings, TV interviews and even my own art workshop since it hit bookshelves. Truthfully, I’m not used to the attention, but it’s been a joyful experience to be associated with a book that has been embraced by the Butler and Indianapolis communities.

In-studio interview with Fox59.


Drawing workshop at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

New York Times best-selling author, John Green with his copy of "Good Boy, Blue!"

New York Times best-selling author, John Green with his copy of “Good Boy, Blue!”

You can conveniently purchase your own copy of “Good Boy, Blue!” online by visiting the
Butler University Bookstore website.


    I was asked once again by Indy Eleven to work on some art, only this time it was for their Inaugural Game’s poster, which was really exciting. Here’s the animated GIF showing the process from sketch to final:

    Sketch to final process of Indy Eleven's Inaugural Game poster.

    Sketch to final process of Indy Eleven’s Inaugural Game poster.

So, there you have it! Hopefully, the next time I write another blog entry won’t be on second quarter of the year.



  1. Caryl

    Great post, Jingo! Hope you’re enjoying Chi-town. 🙂

  2. Brittany

    Love this! Glad to hear you 2 are doing well! Miss you guys.

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