• What the hell is Chicken Dragon?

    One day while in the process of moving, I found an old sketchbook from my high school art class. In it, I found page after page of crappy derivative work, dozens of pictures of musical instruments that I’d drawn from catalogs and a bunch of Simpsons’ quotes in badly inked calligraphy. Then I came across this sketch. I have no specific memory of drawing this. I don’t know what was going through my mind at the time, but I could tell it punctuated something, possibly the first time I attempted to do something original. This is the story of my life trying to replicate that moment. I am often concerned with events lost to memory because they say something more about us than the events we remember most vividly. I think the chicken dragon paradox appeals to me because of my life as a gender-queer male: it takes courage and thick skin to be a sissy. Perhaps conflicting words is all we have to explain who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Primarily though, I just think chickens are neat.

Visual Work Featured in Shabby Doll House

I am very happy to announce some of my visual work is currently featured on the online journal Shabby Doll House accompanied by a wonderful poem surrounding gender themes (which delights me). From the Shabby Doll House site: SHABBY DOLL HOUSE is an online publisher of various forms of art & literature, founded in 2012 … Continue reading

Motivational Tom Waits says…

Recruiter: Would you consider an on-call position?

Motivational Tom Waits says…

Recruiter: How would you define success?

Rain Dogs Reconstructed

And oldie, but a goodie. Studio 309 is, unfortunately, no more. But I am working on re-establishing my studio under a different name. Chicken Dragon is my brand so that’s not going away anytime. My Studio Projects have gone under several names depending on where they were set. Steampunk Octopus was a precursor to Studio … Continue reading

Motivational Tom Waits Says…

Recruiter: Can you walk me through your resume?