Just finished a character study for my next book project. He (Smokey Joe) is a combination of drawing and painting to create the gritty high-contrast style. Firefighting is a dirty job, and I want the viewer to experience the smells, grit, and sweat through my art – I’m pleased with the results here (kind’a). I have a few tweaks here and there, but for the most part this project is ready to launch. More teasing to come later…:)


My new book is titled Drawn by Fire and it’s a collection of 150 fire service editorial cartoons created over the past five years. I’m EXTREMELY excited about this! More will be posted later, but if you’re interested in pre-ordering a copy, you can go to the PennWell bookstore to do so. Here’s the link…

And, there’s more…. the first 100 pre-ordered books will ship with a L/E hand signed and numbered 15×9″ print by me. Orders are starting to mount, so my guess is these will not gather any dust. I’ve attached a sample of the promotional print below.