ARTLUNG
this is the website of joe crawford. code. occasional comics. toy robots. san diego.
  • Goatee Chin, 1990
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/artlung/34831696/ Pure expressive brush, quickly rendered, on thickly textured watercolor paper. This is what I want to do more of. The fun of it is in the thick and thins of the line, and in the permanence of the stroke. There’s no turning back when you put a line down. I love that. It sure…
  • Cal RT Boss, 1995
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/artlung/34831695/ I don’t remember this guy’s name. I would have drawn this on a slow night at California Hospital. He was a midwestern guy, and a supervisor. I think he was primarily a neonatal therapist, though he ended up as a night shift boss. It’s kind of strange how I got the job there. I…
  • Tank Landscape, 1990
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/artlung/34637647/ This was drawn as part of my brainstorming a Christmas card in the run up to the first Gulf War. It’s supposed to have a melancholy feel. I think given that the tank is sort of unrecognizable, it has a science fictional quality. Interesting to me that 14 years later and we’re dealing with…
  • Halloween Poster, 1987
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/artlung/34691062/ In 1987, the year I graduated High School, I did this poster for Halloween. I’m still proud of this one. It’s a big mishmash of characters, it made an impression on those who came by, it was fun to do. Related: pumpkin designs.