Friday, October 28, 2011

Where Do Cyborgs Come From and other stories

Just finishing up a new minicomic... here's the front cover:

(In case you don't catch the reference it's based on the book by Peter Mayle "Where Did I Come From").

the kids have been making a few of their own...

The Rainbow Bird and The Firebird Ballet by keira

Dragon Wars #1 by Finnegan. Finnegan's just finished up another one called Fantasy Adventures #1...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Carfree Chicken Cruises the Countryside

Back at it… finally!

(Remember: click on the pictures below to see a slightly larger version)

Carfree Chicken Cruises the Countryside, October 2011, Acrylic on MDF, 19x25cm

In other news... I was reading through Momentum Magazine and spotted a little blurb about someone else also making art depicting critters on bikes - which are super cool - you can check them out here:

Mimi Matsuda Art

(look under Animals - Secret Lives parts 1 and 2)

Coming soon on Tim’s Art Blog:

More paintings hopefully!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


More new minicomics....

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Dung.. the minicomic...

(I had originally thought of calling it "Dung: It's Fancy"... but that would give too much away in the title)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Still More Minicomics

We've been going comic insane this last week or so....

Two more installments of Eels from Finnegan...

another new mini from Keira

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Minis

Some new minicomics from the Brown Comix Collective:

From Keira:

From Finnegan:

(and Eels #3 will probably be finished tomorrow!? It's like a child-slave-labour minicomic factory around here!?)

and even one from me:

This last one I started last fall... but got bogged down in the backgrounds... I gotta let go of the more detail = better. Less is more!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Why Triceratops Fights

new minicomic...

the back cover...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cyclocross Moose

Another in the Critters on Bikes series complete…

(Remember: click on the pictures below to see a slightly larger version)

Bull Moose Carries his ‘Cross Bike, March 2011, Acrylic on MDF, 60x50cm

Coming soon on Tim’s Art Blog:

More painting and comics shenanigans…

Friday, March 11, 2011

At It Again

After a hiatus of… well… far too long, we’re at it again.

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Finnegan is working on a series of pirate paintings…

…and I am back to painting critters on bikes.

I’ve recently read a couple books by Danny Gregory and Dan Price (and am now currently reading Creative License also by Danny Gregory) and have been doing a lot more drawing and journaling in my sketchbooks… which is something I’ve always done (more or less, at times) but I’ve made more of a point of it - taking it with me everywhere and drawing whenever I can.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Firebird

I have a four year old daughter who is obsessed with ballet. In particular she is obsessed with Igor Stravinsky’s Ballet The Firebird. (More on that in a moment…). She also happened to love drawing and painting so for Xmas she received a a copy of Fionna Watt’s How to Draw Princesses and Ballerinas from her grandma.

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This is a wonderful little book. We have at least one other book by Fionna Watt about how to draw dinosaurs. The title is a little misleading as they are not JUST about drawing. There are a number of other projects involving multimedia, collage and painting. Even the drawing bits aren’t just your standard pencil drawing lessons, but almost all the projects are coloured and use crayons, chalk pastels, watercolour paints and other media.

In the book there is a collage/paintng project of The Firebird (did I mention she is obsessed with this ballet…?). So of course we had to do that one!

Also for Xmas we received a number of pre-stretched and gessoed canvases from Auntie Margie. So we decided to give those a try.

We actually started this project in early February… or maybe even the end of January…? We got a good start on them on afternoon, but had to stop and planned to continue the next day… but one thing lead to another and they just sat… for a MONTH(!?)… and we only just finished them up today!!

Keria Brown, The Firebird, March 2011, Acrylic Paint, Foil, and Paper Collage on Canvas, 28x35.5cm

Finnegan Brown, The Firebird, March 2011, Acrylic Paint, Foil, and Paper Collage on Canvas, 28x35.5cm

Tim Brown, The Firebird, March 2011, Acrylic Paint, Foil, and Paper Collage on Canvas, 28x35.5cm

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Last fall I started drawing comics again with the kids (more on that in a bit). They were very productive, me… not so much… After a couple of false starts (which may get finished SOME day…) I finally cranked one out this week….

It’s only 8 pages of… well… not much… but it’s SOMETHING and it’s a new START!! I just realized it’s been over TEN YEARS since I published the last ObliViosiTeR!? (probably closer to eleven…).

I also prepped three new boards this week for painting. I didn’t really NEED to. I already have three ready to go. They’ve been sitting and waiting and ready to go since before I finished my last painting in December. It’s been a busy couple months and I kind of “fell off the (painting) wagon”. Prepping some new boards was kind of to get me into painting mode by starting with the “process” – if that makes sense.

Busy with Birthday shenanigans the next couple days, but after that…

Friday, January 28, 2011

Not Dead Yet

Wow, it's been almost a month... I haven't been doing much painting - at least not of paintings! I have been doing a bit of drawing - including a project for Amanda. You can see it over at her new blog:

Blog Squad Application at Adventures of a Yoga Mom.

I've also been READING at lot of comics - like a LOT!. It started with reading everything I could find by Jeffrey Brown (no relation). Then I read the entire Scott Pilgrim series by Brian Lee O'Malley. Then I read Two Generals and Northwest Passage by Scott Chantler (I think there's a website there... google searches always turn up lots of entries, I've added it to my blogger follow/reader thingie and occasionally get updates... but whenever I actually try to go to the site I get a message that says "Safari can’t open the page “” because Safari can’t find the server “”"...?! Is it something with Safari or my ISP...? I don't get it... anyway - awesome comics). Then I read the whole Scott Pilgrim series AGAIN and then tracked down Lost at Sea. Then I think I read Love Fights Volume 1 by Andi Watson.... um... and I think there was some others in there... Anyway, all awesome stuff!

Oh and I've read a couple Look Straight Ahead comics by Elaine Will and I'm looking forward to Number 3! Or the graphic novel... I'm a patient sort...

There was a couple of Cthulhu graphic novels and collections that I tried to wade through but they kind of sucked... I don't know... I just couldn't get into them.

I have a bunch more on the "to read" pile. Some that I've picked up recently; Motel Art Improvement Service by Jason Little, Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco, and Essex County by Jeff Lemire. Others I've had kicking around for too damn long and never got around to reading; Louis Riel by Chester Brown (no relation), The Undertaking by Michael Hind, the Kane series by Paul Grist (I finally picked up books 5 and 6 in the fall, but I need to go back and read the first four again as it's been over a decade...), and an embarrassing number of others...

There's also a new book out by David Collier, called Chimo, that I'd like to track down.

Ugh... too many comics, not enough time.

Wow... Link-o-rama!

I was drawing minicomics with the kids for a while in November/December, but that seems to have petered out for teh moment - they each did four 8-page minicomics... I worked on a few, but never actually managed to completely finish any?! Hopefully we'll get on that again in the near future.

I have one little project I'm trying to finish up this week, then hopefully I'll also be back to painting critter and bikes and stuff...