"CORDIAL KILL" - SHORT FILM
I wrote/directed/acted in the multi award-winning comedy crime film, “Cordial Kill” completed in October 2017.
It is, in part, my homage to great cop and crime films of the 1970's and 80's, filmed to carry the look and feel of those eras. Enjoy:
BOOKS & STORIES:
Below are pieces of fiction I've written, some self-published, some published by others. The books' images are links to purchase each one digitally as an eBook, or in some cases, in print. Organized chronologically, most recent to oldest. I used to publish under the pen name "Doctor Gaines," but no longer do.
ART / ILLUSTRATION / physical media:
Someone once told me that my artwork was "coherent, at least," which I believe was an insult & a compliment mixed into one. Here are some of the things I've drawn, painted, screen-printed, made by hand or designed on archaic free editing software.
For a brief period, I was writing non-fiction music articles about various artists I enjoy for the monthly record subscription service Vinyl Me, Please. Below are links to the articles on each musician in the VMP blog archive.
Listen: these are dated, were made by a version of me that was just a lil' fella with fewer resources, so take them with a grain of salt. They, like all things, are products of their time. Still, I am proud of them for what they are and they exemplify where I was at as an artist coming into his own.
COMPOSER / ACTOR
DIRECTOR / ANIMATOR
Abraham the Poor was a band in Albuquerque, New Mexico that started out in 2008-ish as just me on an acoustic guitar & eventually grew to include a handful of regular members including Andy Othling of Lowercase Noises & a guest spot on the song "Anezka" by Levi the Poet / Levi MacAllister. I made these albums with the help of some friends, played shows around New Mexico & even toured a little in the Southwest. I was a young & very different man than I am today when I made these records & while I presently find many of the lyrics too overtly Christian, I'm still proud of much of what was accomplished through these songs & this band.
"After the Flood, Into the Wild" by Abraham the Poor - January 2011.
"The Pumpkin Patch Cabin EP" by Abraham the Poor - September 2008
HARRY POTTER COMICS:
I wrote/drew a Tumblr-based comic strip based on the Harry Potter novels & films from July 2010 - December 2011 that received some fanfare in the HP community for a bit. The Tumblr has since been taken down but here are some of the more "beloved" posts.
Side note: I am less than pleased with my artwork on these, but something about their humor & charm connected with people. I drew them relatively quickly in single drafts, with a pen, so there was little to no opportunity for correction/tidying up. While more effort & care could have been put into the crafting of these comics, in an embrace of the whole person & with a kind lens to my younger self, I believe these still warrant inclusion here.