Tuesday, December 27, 2011






My friend shannon and i met when i followed a guy i barely knew to washington square park to "star" in his first student film at NYFA. It was an awkward 1 minute long silent black and white zombie romance.


Nothing to write home about...but it was the start of a beautiful friendship! I was just getting in makeup FX and Shannon always seemed to need makeup and bad acting, so it was a match in heaven!


Even once Shannon has graduated from school, we continued to make bad movies that would disappointed our parents. We just couldn't stop ourselves!


But then the unthinkable happened...Shannon moved home to Canada...
Since then we've both been searching and longing to fill the inspirational void.
For the slap of someone's hand across our faces for not continuing to make bad movies. All we can do is chat online and complain about not getting anything done.


Morgue Anne gets an idea! And then the idea gets an idea!




Sunday, December 4, 2011


Always one of my favorite subjects, but i really wanted to draw an exuberantly adorable picture of Samson that i could render into the same realm as The Wiggler and Baby T-rex. Not sure I quite hit the mark with this quick sketch, but i think i can work with it once it's all digzimawhatsitismabl-ed. Enjoy the sketch and some of my heart melting reference photos.

***Update: i'm very happy with the finished rendering! Though I feel there might still be something missing, but ah heck...he's adorable. Click on the picture for an awe inspiring better quality!


1st sketch

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Inked Baby T-rex
Next: coloring!
Trying to get back into the swing of things with my sketching.
New computer means that my design programs will actually run smoothly for the first time in months, so I hope to post more illustrations and maybe ONE DAY even an animation. :-o
Right now I'm really digging on Baby Trexes...or is it Baby Trexi?
My rough sketch will no doubt get a lot more personality when i ink him up.

I know what you're thinking...dinosaurs don't have nipples...but this. one. does.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I was moved to a cube with one devastatingly red wall...
As everyone knows...red envokes anger.
So much so that the angry birds moved in.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Subway Philosophizing

I've hesitated
making destinations
They only serve as
another prison in waiting

Searching for places
I feel elation
I've come to suspect
It's always in the next

The grass is always greener
anywhere but here
Get me out from this life
It's the known that I fear

Get me out of this room
I can't breath this air
Get me off of this train
going back and forth to nowhere

Passive suicides
The blackest white lies
The yearning for destruction
Just for the interruption
Stifled sexuality
with heavenly hypocrisy
Fair-weathered friends
and no-talent trends

All while we choose to ignore
all we should be living for.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Comic #1: humble beginnings

Yah, he's still taking over the world...just been very busy...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


a film by shannon stever deserves a poster by morgue anne

Monday, May 9, 2011

Breast Cancer Graphics

Jerry and I were asked to participate in a charity event for breast cancer awareness last weekend and since it was May 21st and we were all supposed to die, we figured we should make our last ditch effort for salvation by showing some good will towards humanity...and boobs. While we were only supposed to be airbrushing little pink ribbons on everyone, i decided that their marketing strategy was a little tame for a benefit at a bar on a saturday night where they were giving away vibrators, dildos, and butt plugs and having live music and lots of alcohol. So i designed a couple more fun and flirty stencil options :-D
I'm proud to say that the "I <3 boobs" along with a quick rigged arrow stencil pointing towards the cleavage was the best seller (and definitely most appreciated by the male attendants) along with the hip zebra ribbon.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Jewish Disney?

I'm not trying to sound racist, but there must be one artist at Disney that LOVEEEEES the jewish ladies, because I will occasionally be looking through artwork and find a princess or fairy that looks nothing like they are supposed to and definitely has a Joan Rivers vibe goin' on.

What do you think?

Down Syndrome Princess? Maybe a botched botox?
I'm not even sure who this is supposed to be.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Graphic design is a very skilled job that takes years to master, let alone keeping up with evolving software, new techniques, and never ending demands of stupid people that have no idea what goes on between concept and execution but want everything
now now NOW!!!

But I'm not going to rant about the plight of my people...blah blah blah, we all know that graphic designer humor is only funny to graphic designers anyway and there's already plenty of websites dedicated to that cause.

Anyone that knows me can vouch that I will do anyone I know (and like) a favor whenever I can, especially if it's for something I actually enjoy. But it is funny to fuck with people you don't know when they make the mistake of asking stupid favors...which no one does it better than David Thorne. So when I was approached to "do a favor" for a friend of a friend of a friend to design some Natural Gas logo, a job I'm pretty sure they were getting paid to do in the first place but didn't have the skills to produce, I couldn't help but take double the amount of time it would have taken me to give them a real logo to make the logo below with the following email:

Hello and and thank you for the opportunity to do you this favor. I normally don't do such requests as I am very busy doing things I actually enjoy, but since me and my family are such huge contributors to the natural gas epidemic, I am so glad that it is finally being put to such a good use as a source of energy and that I could help out. Although the other logos you had designed were supremely awesome, I thought your company deserved a little more brand recognition instead of just googling other natural gas companies and plugging in your name in their logo, so I hope you enjoy my version below!
Your pal,
When David sends ridiculous things, he always adds a jabbing retort and people fight back and forth with him, but my logo must have offended too much or too little because I never even got a response.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


John K. had written a post a couple weeks ago explaining his rendering style and showing a couple fun drawings of perky girlies, so it just got me in the mood to color. I had also received an email from Blik, the wall decal company about a decal contest, so I wanted to submit something, even if or ESPECIALLY if it was really silly. It probably won't win (upon further inspection of the contest they are actually looking for awful, no talent, ballpoint pen scribbly hipster art), but I have to think there are few people that can look at this and not at least crack a smile. He's just so sinister in his wiggling. Would anyone like to see a Wiggler figurine next?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Meat Lover

inspired by samson's bratty attitude of pushing his food bowl into my feet when he's hungry and his insistence on eating anything i drop on the floor, regardless if it's edible or not.
Samson is like chuck Norris....he doesn't sleep...he waits.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Wiggler

Im ma doodlebutt..

More formidable than The Riddler...meet...

he wiggles his butt to the all norms of society and everything and anything else that he doesn't like. There's a little Wiggler in all of us...so when you come across something to your disliking...just remember to give that tail a shake!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I've been working on and off on these since the last Preston Blair drawings post...but I am amused at how much I seem to be improving. Although, I would be much more pleased if I was able to do these out of my head instead of copying. Ahh...the frustrating beginnings of any new art form...

I have been watching the Golden Collection of looney tunes as I work too...funny how watching them instantly transforms me into a little kid again...not that that's hard to do.

I've posted the pages of the book along side my drawings for reference. As you can see I'm only half way through the 2nd page. Nothing beats cartoon expressions...


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jimmy The Head Monster- Part 2

After a week of illness and a brief bout with laziness, I have returned with an update on Jimmy's progress. It's only about 50 degrees in the lab lately, so is it IMPOSSIBLE to try and smooth anything in the rock hard clay, but i've added his eyeballs in, and sculpted more fat rolls, hand details, and he's just exuding more personality with every stroke of my hand. I'm used to working much larger, so this is an interesting challenge of fighting my impatience with my attention to detail. There are a lot of subtle details that sadly my camera refuses to pick up on, like how all the flesh and his eye socket is being pulled by his disgusting neck goiter...but it's probably just because I'm lighting the photos like an asshole. I also finally started working on the back of him, which I've been avoiding...but you get no pictures of that yet :-P Critiques?

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