Riiit On My Head: It Begins


Introducing Riiit On My Head–my personal project in the form of comics, images, and (eventually!) animated shorts.

RiiitonMyHead-Logo02.pngVictor the Riiit is a curious little creature always up to mischief. Ken is a quiet 13 year old boy who sees life as a video game. The two are inseparable friends. Join them on their various adventures and misadventures!

Click on the image to read what’s going on so far! Currently it will be added to whenever I create new content.

Best-laid plans of Riiits and Men



There are many different shades of ‘crazy busy’, and this year, the combined crazy busy of my friends, family, and partner-in-crime Aithan have touched on a good spectrum of it. For me, I spent most of the year struggling to find work and attain the elusive grail of “financial independence”. Amidst all the applications, resume re-writes, portfolio revamps, portfolio site revamps, and having my bag of filled job applications stolen out of my car (I shit you not) when I decided to apply for retail and service jobs in the hope that SOMETHING would stick, I seriously considered that I must be doing something horribly wrong to not land even one part-time gig. The process took a lot out of my self-esteem and confidence in my abilities.

And then several things happened at once late summer. A friend from animation school got married (congrats!), my younger brother relocated from across the globe and moved in to complete his studying, and I landed a freelance contract while he was moving in and had to work from home–a situation I normally have nothing to gripe about if my place wasn’t in complete move-in chaos at the same time. As this happened all within con season, that ruled out getting prepared for any convention going.

I eventually did attend APE for a few hours as an attendee, and frankly I was so stressed out and busy juggling everything at once that I remember little about it or the people I met. If I happened to run into someone, I’m sorry!

Shortly after in September, I injured my arm and had to take a month-long break from doing computer or drawing work. Attempting to work in all sorts of unergonomic positions coupled with my bad habit of gripping tools too hard caused a shooting pain from my pinky and ring finger down my wrist and all the way along my arm to my elbow.

And then, right on its heels, I got a full-time job as a cleanup artist. The contract was originally for two weeks with possibility of extension, and is now looking like I might be there for another month or–I hope–longer. It seems like things might be settling out and the worst of the craziness is over, but I dare not call it.

I’m still drawing and working on The Boy Who Loved a Dragon and Riiit on My Head; just at a much slower pace than I originally thought. Dragons and Riiits are fickle creatures; they do not come when told, and least of all when I’m stressed out with wanting to hammer out panels and illustrations on a deadline. On the plus side, I solved a few design issues that have been bothering me since the start of the project. One day I will compile my process into a post of some sort; maybe that will be of interest to someone out there.

Things are likely to continue to be crazy for the rest of the year, but for now, it’s reached some temporary point of stability amidst the chaos.

And I guess that’s something.


In Other News: A good friend of mine, Handy Lee, is running a Kickstarter to print their illustrated novel Our Architect–please, do check it out!

Riiit-shuffling and Riiit-organization

With help from Aithan, I am reshuffling and reorganizing how I’ve put up my content. The last time I did any sort of web-related coding was almost eight years ago, and suffice to say a LOT I knew about HTML and CSS has been gathering dust. As a result, diving back into coding and modifying the code of my website has been intimdating, and I dared not touch it for fear of breaking something horribly. Previously I was using a Portfolio plugin by WEBphysiology; and while I generally liked the functionality, brainstorming with Aithan over coffee provided me a more streamlined approach to the way I wanted to utilize and present my site.

As a result, there will be a little chaos and dust as I move content about. You might have noticed the different look of my various collection pages already! All links WILL remain fully functional during this time; just don’t be surprised if dates on posts change or things move around a bit.

Most notably, I’ve moved all Riiit On My Head updates to the Riiit On My Head page; they will no longer be shown on my front page blog roll. If you happen to be following that, do bookmark the Riiit page!

Big props to Aithan, the code monkey of our duo!

Hay Fever Season

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That about sums up what Aithan and I feel of the blooming of all things flora.

In other news, the Sketchbook section has been given a little update while I am working on the next set of illustrations for The Boy Who Loved a Dragon. It’s been a bit slow going since Aithan’s still off his foot and we both have had other work to take care of, but things are now picking up and I am looking forward to posting more updates in the future!

State of APE 2013

As you may have read from Aithan’s blog, Aithan recently took an injury to the midfoot which requires keeping the foot elevated and has impacted Aithan’s ability to work. In the interest of meeting our deadlines for APE 2013, I have decided to pare down offerings from my personal projects. However, I will still be drawing and offering Riiit commissions at our booth throughout the duration of the event, with the following image as an example:

Riiit_coffeebreath_finSee you all at APE!


Welcome to my (Digital) studio at Keys and Strokes! Here you will find the posts of my works, whether they be ideas in gestation, creations in progress or polished projects fresh off the line.

Currently the studio is in the process of being set up, so be sure to check back for updated content!