2. Do you take commissions?
I only accept commercial commissions at this time. This means art for a business as opposed to art of your character or portrait of a friend or family member. If you are a company interested in my art services, my Contact page gives you all the information you need.
3. Can you design a shirt for my video game?
Since I work full-time for Fangamer, I can only design for games partnered with them. If you are interested in a partnership with Fangamer, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Can you sell me a print of your Simpsons art?
Sorry, I do not sell prints of my Simpsons, Futurama, Calvin & Hobbes, or any other unlicensed work. For licensed prints: go to Fangamer. For my original prints: go to my shop.
5. Can you design a tattoo for me?
I don’t do tattoo designs, because to get the best results, your tattoo artist should draw your design. (Look up many artists, study their portfolios carefully, find one you like, and contact them with your idea. They’ll draw up a custom piece for you as part of their services. They know what works best as a tattoo and what will fit your body.)
6. May I use your art online?
Generally yes, but please ask me first; I like to know where and how my work is being used. Feel free to use my art for online icons and avatars without asking, though I appreciate getting credit for any of the images. I don’t allow anyone to make money off my art in any way (unless they’ve paid me first, of course), use my art in an inappropriate context, or claim my work as their own.
7. Do you attend conventions?
I can appear at your convention or speak at your event if I can fit it into my schedule/budget. Please e-mail me to discuss details.
COVID-19 UPDATE: I am currently not available for any appearances.
8. Can you lead a workshop/teach a class/make a tutorial?
Sorry, I have no interest in teaching at this time.
1. Why “space coyote”?
My online penname was inspired by a Season 8 episode of The Simpsons in which Homer hallucinates after eating too many hot peppers and then meets his spirit guide, a talking coyote voiced by Johnny Cash. Homer refers to it as a “space coyote.” I thought it sounded cool so I decided to make that my name online.
2. What tools do you use?
Digital: Wacom Cintiq 22HD with Clip Studio Paint EX, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Natural: Copic Markers, brush pens, and watercolour paints.
3. How would you describe your art style?
I grew up in Canada reading mainly Japanese comic books, so I have a blend of Japanese and North American influences. People here in North America call my art “manga style,” whereas people in Japan call it amékomi (American comic book).
4. What/who are your main influences?
I’ve been influenced by many people and things, and my tastes change over time.
- The Simpsons: Watched it even when I was too young to understand the jokes. My sense of humour basically comes from here.
- Doraemon: One of the biggest influences on my career choice. The first manga I drew was Doraemon fan fiction.
- Ryuu Fujisaki: Manga creator who has done Houshin Engi, Shiki, Waq Waq, and others. Anyone who knows his work can see his influences in my comicking style, inking, and character designs.
- Monkey Island series: I grew up on PC games — especially point-and-click adventure games like this. LucasArts’ best. I have always admired lead artist Steve Purcell.
- Neo-traditional tattoos: I have many tattoos myself and am often inspired by body art when I do T-shirt design, as they both deal with wearable art.
- Retro video games: Specifically, video games from the ’80s and ’90s. I love its aesthetic born out of necessity due to technical limitations.
- kawaii metal: a fusion of heavy metal and Japanese idol pop pioneered by the band Babymetal. The aesthetic is dark and gothic with cute femme overtones.
1. Are you going to continue Yokaiden?
Unlikely. I’ve never found the time to continue this story and have moved onto other interests.
2. Are you going to continue Saturnalia?
No. I’m always flattered when people tell me how much they enjoyed the webcomic I created so many years ago, but I created that comic in high school and I have long since moved on.
3. Speaking of Saturnalia, where did it go?
I’ve decided to remove it because it no longer reflects me as an artist or person. Sorry to my fans, and thanks for reading!