Intricadoodle - Puzzle

For 11 years I've been wanting to turn my 'intricadoodle' style of characters into a puzzle. At the time, I couldn't wrap my head around the production process. But now with having access to a laser, I gave it a shot as a gift for JibJab's CEO, Gregg Spiredellis.


Original sketch:

Making it vector in Illustrator: 

Under the laser:

Mounting the back:


Intricadoodle Crazy

"On Safari" (click to enlarge!) - 3'x5' - Acrylic/Latex on canvas

Really want to thank Tim for commissioning my latest 5 foot canvas. I wish the detail on screen could convey the presence of this beast.. The under sketch is an iridescent silver that has a cool metallic sheen in the light, and there is definitely a little hidden riddle doodled. Twas fun and I'm now in full doodle mode with tons of blank canvas!

Here are some detail shots of some characters at actual size, as well as a relative size shot of the whole canvas. (Click to enlarge)

Also while I was down in California, I picked up a 2ft x 3ft canvas to doodle up for Danielle, as well as 2 5x7inch canvases that I was able to knock out.

Intricate Conception (click to enlarge) - 2'x3' - Acrylic/Latex on canvas

5"x7" - Acrylic on canvas

5"x7" - Acrylic on canvas

I have much more blank canvas just screaming at me... I'll update soon!

intriKaboom - PDX Show!

(Click to enlarge any of the photos below)

This last weekend was the Bridgetown Hustle at Nemo in Portland. It was an amazingly well curated show by Ben Guernsey and it was packed out! This project has by far been my largest production yet, and I somehow managed to crank it out in about 2 weeks. It included customizing a Globe 'Roll' fixie with tons in intricadoodling, along with fluorescent and glow-in-the-dark layers (imagine it riding a dark city street then getting lit up by a car's headlights! hah). I also did a 2-color cut vinyl lighted sign, a post-apocalyptic city scape background (which included painting with gasoline and lighting it on fire for mixed medias), handful of cut vinyl signage, a 6-color silkscreen poster with varnish and glow-in-the-dark overprint (printing by Ben Barry, project done about 2 years ago), 5 poster designs that got plastered all over the back wall, random installation elements and lighting, a spotlight projecting the bike theme's logo, an old WW2 500lb bomb (yes it's real, but is now emptied out, obviously)... oh yeah, and hiring a bum that I met at Plaid Pantry to hold my sign for 4hrs. I attempted to use dry ice and glow sticks to give it an ambient smoke-filled effect, however that was the only short-coming. Definitely learned some lessons!

Special thanks to Globe bikes and Nemo Design for making the show possible!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the intrikaboom posters or the bike itself (comes with a regular intrikaboom poster, and 1-of-a-kind test print of the poster), email me at

Definition of Doodle

“If we sketched Doodling into a family tree, it could be the cousin of comics, the child of activism, and the nephew of Graffiti (an uncle who encouraged it to sneak out of the house at night and acquire a shared addiction to big walls and the adrenaline rush of personal risk.)

A doodle is defined as an unfocused drawing, which is made almost subconsciously; the mind preoccupied or struggling to deny distraction. A doodle takes shape in the void, finding form from the shadows. Doodle as defense.”

- Harlan Levey



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Intfinity - 5ft canvas - Acrylic, oil based latex, spraypaint

If you live in and around Seattle/Kirkland, I highly suggest seeing this beast in person! There's so much going on in the background, which appears black in the image, plus all the hidden goodies. It is showing at Sureel through July.


As with most blogs, I've had a bit of a hiatus! This last month or so has been non-stop every single day. The last couple weekends has been one show after another after another, each week up til the wee hours prepping, cutting, printing, painting, etc. The overall success of the shows hasn't been immediately fruitful, but some amazing seeds have been planted! Now projects and opportunities are popping up all over. Anyways, lots of coooool stuff on the horizon, both from personal creative ventures and the toy development at Funko. My toy line "Nodniks" is starting to pour in! I've done about 32 characters in the Nodniks line and they are looking awesome. I'll definitely be posting more info on these soon.

I'll try to get back into the daily mix of things. I've just got to train myself to steal a few seconds from each day again.