Here’s two murals I banged out down in Fort Myers last week for the brand new Tijuana Flats! Pretty exciting, since it’s my ‘home turf’… I grew up in the area and was super excited to do this one.

The reason for the hot rod Ford Model-T is that Fort Myers is known for the Edison and Ford Winter Homes.  Every kid that goes to school in Southwest Florida has gone, will go, or is perhaps going to the Winter Homes RIGHT NOW.  I must have gone there on a field trip at least 6 times when I was in school. I think it’s one of those things you’d probably appreciate more as an adult than as a 10 year old kid. "Oh, look. Old furniture. Yawn."

While people have different opinions on Edison (some good, some… not so good), I’ve never heard anything bad about Henry Ford.  I decided it would be neat to pay a little homage to the town, even in a slight away.

The photos above show some detail shots, some in progress shots, and some close ups on the racing decals I painted on the car, with shout-outs to friends or family (and boss!)… fun times!

My next mural is going to be something very different from what I’ve been doing.  More on that later.


I painted up these new murals at the new Tijuana Flats location in Jacksonville, FL.

My initial idea was “steampunk Iron Man”… I think I succeeded.  An art friend dubbed him “Furnace Bot”, which is appropriate.   I picked out this brownish paint for his body, but it turned out to be too dark.  I made an attempt to wipe the paint off the small section I had tested and I accidentally stumbled upon this sort of staining/painting effect for the metal body.  The end result was what I was actually looking for!

4+ years making art for Tijuana Flats, and I’m still learning new things.  That’s pretty cool.

300th post! Huzzah!


I’ve posted this before, but some of you may not have seen it… it’s a time-lapse video of me painting a mural for Tijuana Flats way back in 2009.  This was the 4th mural I had done for them at the time.  I’ve now done upwards of 40 locations for them in less than 4 years (I’ve lost track), my next one is a new location in the St. Petersburg, FL area next month.  (Hint, I think the mural will feature mummies. Lots of mummies.)



Here’s a mural I just did this afternoon.  Started around 10:30 am, finished up around 6:30 pm.  That included two trips to the store for paint and lunch! (I had Bojangles, if you were wondering.)

My friends kid turned 2 this past weekend, and he’s getting himself a big-boy room.  His parents are huge baseball fans (as am I), and the entire room will eventually be decked out in baseball stuff… which is why they wanted a baseball themed mural on the wall.  Mom is the Philly fan, Dad is the Cubs fan.  Hopefully their child won’t pick the A’s or Giants as his favorite team… 

I could have gone and done something more kid friendly, but eventually he will grow up and I don’t want him to be embarrassed by what’s on his wall.  He’ll probably be embarrassed by it regardless, so whatever.

Happy Birthday, AJ! Sorry it’s not Mickey Mouse. You’ll thank me later. When you learn to talk.


Mark your calendars!


A Sci-Fi 4th of July
July 4, 2014
Celebration, FL

Tampa Bay Comic Con
August 1-3, 2014
Tampa, FL

Boston Comic Con
August 8-10, 2014
Boston, MA

Maker Faire
September 13 & 14, 2014
Orlando, FL

April 10-12, 2015
Orlando, FL

More dates coming soon!


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