Monday, November 23, 2009

Current Comic Work

This guy's name is "PJ." I almost have the first ten or so pages done from the current comic I'm working on, "Plentiwood." It's full of anthropomorphic characters just like this one. I'd like to scan a page, but first I need to find a scanner that will fit the pages....

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gene Hackman

An attempt at one of my favorite actors. I'm forcing myself to do projects like this in between grading high school artwork. Hopefully more cinema stars to come....

Friday, August 28, 2009

Drawing Dreams

A few of my images are now featured on a nonprofit-organization website knows as "Drawing Dreams."

The foundation is located in Berkley, and its main purpose is to provide art supplies to children's hospitals. I was pleased they asked me give them some images.

In other news, I've been working a little on some comic pages, but hopefully I will have more paintings to put up once I get the ball rolling for the first couple weeks of school.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bookmaking Class

Pages from a book I never scanned from last year's Bookmaking Class. The theme was "family history." I got crazy with the photocopy transfers.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Live Painting is stressful and fun

Photos by Neal Santos. And here's a video of the action from Ms. Christina Kendall:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Peps

Head on over to my "comic space" to see the full six pages of "Peppers" I drew for the Always Comic Zine.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lil' Bored

Fine, Northeast High Schoolers. Skip art class. I don't care. I'll just make dumb drawings all day long...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gone Green

I've gone green. The students at Northeast High use waaaay too much paint, and the students of the past never take home their artwork. So, to save on supplies I've been telling the students to bring me their used-paint palettes carrying globs of acrylic, and I've been making pictures over these recycled artworks while the kids finish their assignments. What I have so far:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Necessary Update

Things have been a little slow here at Steve Teare's craft shop. I put the paints away for a while to do a short comic for my room mate's zine and I've been slowly working on another story.

"Where's the images?"

Well, I've somehow broken yet another digital-camera-battery-charger, stopping me from taking quick shots of sketches, etc....and the comic work I've been doing is too large for my room mate's scanner.

Also, I've been crazy busy trying to finalize an art teaching gig for next year. More info on that as it happens...

But enough excuses, enough complaints. I'll get my rear in gear soon, and I imagine the summer will allow me more opportunities and space to think than the present moment....

Possible projects:
a. A weekly comic page published in this here blog
b. A return to Film Photography and weirdo collage books
c. Smallish wooden paintings of pretty things

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thanks for Comin' Out!

Thanks to everyone who came out to my show at Perpetua. It was a great time, and I would like to personally thank the owner and employees of the beautiful antique shop for allowing me to "set up shop." If you are ever in Fishtown be sure to check that spot out. Thanks to Alex Irwin for these photos...

Monday, March 2, 2009


Haven't posted in a while....been job-hunting. I have a substitute-teaching gig right now, but I'm not sure how secure it is.

In cooler news, I have a painting show at the antique shop "Perpetua" in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.

2041 Frankford Ave (Frankford + Susquehanna)Philadelphia, PA 19125 215-634-4447

This will be from 5:30pm to around 9:00 pm on March 6th, as part of Philly's First Fridays. Come on by, check out the paintings, drink booze and eat crackers.