Artorig is Something

Hello friends. Welcome to my latest project. It's actually a larger project that will help me make sense of all my other projects. Consider it a catalog of my right brain. I have more ideas than time, so most of my ideas just end up on lists; long, dusty lists. This site should allow those... Continue Reading →

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Linocut Christmas 2017

Another Christmas, another linocut. This year we were rocked in November with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes for my 6yo son. So life has been a whirlwind of carb counting, finger pokes, and insulin injections. It felt right to note this in our theme this year, and let everyone know that it's tough, but... Continue Reading →

Inktober 2017

Inktober is an event started by Jake Parker and celebrated by artists worldwide. Artists are tasked with making an ink drawing every day in October (following specific daily prompts) and sharing it under the hashtag #inktober. I've tried and failed a few times in the past, so this year I tried something different. I decided... Continue Reading →

Port Colony Radio

I started this story a while back, but picked it up again recently. I think it would lend itself to a graphic novel format in the end. And yes, more rocketships; you should know I'm a bit of a sci-fi geek by now. There's also a nice twist planned for the end that makes me... Continue Reading →

An Essay on Six Strings

Music has always been a big a big part of my life—in particular, the guitar. I’ve been playing for over 20 years now; from studying magazine tablature in my childhood bedroom, to playing in a punk band and drunken open mics, and now just goofy living room performances for my kiddos. A guitar is a... Continue Reading →

Linocut Christmas Print

Every year a friend of mine sends out handmade Christmas cards. She illustrates and then screen prints the card and her husband writes a poem inside. It's easily one of the best things I get in the mail all year. I have never sent out Christmas cards myself, but this year I was inspired to... Continue Reading →


Years ago, a friend of mine said she didn't understand people's fascination with cars. She thought they all looked the same. I explained that it's all about the lines, the proportions, and the subtle differences that can make or break a car's aesthetic. And in that way, cars are very much like typefaces. What makes... Continue Reading →

Robots & Rocketships

There is a general love for all things robot & rockstship in our household. This stems from a sci-fi geek dad and is encouraged by the little boys. I'm even working on developing a board game around that theme. Watch for posts on that for sure. I also have plans for a large rocketship painting.... Continue Reading →

The Bishop Project

My brother and I exhibited a poetry and photography project … In 1916 Hugo Ball, founder of the Dada Movement, wrote and performed the nonsensical poem Karawane. It wasn't received that well. In fact, he was "carried down off the stage like a magical bishop." My brother recreated this performance at Lawrence University. We then decided to take this character, this... Continue Reading →

Vintage Wood Crate

My folks have sold the old farm I grew up on. They've been there over 30 years, but the farm itself has been there much longer. So last time I was up there, I went picking! Scrounging through the barns, a few old wooden crates caught my eye. They were covered in layers of barn dust... Continue Reading →

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