Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I recently created some new graphite work for the premiere release of Contains Caffeine Magazine, an Australian based world coffee drinkers magazine. The first issue, with my artwork on the inside and outside covers, will be released later this year.

I don't want to show the actual artwork before they actually hit newstands, so i created a layered illustration of the 4 pieces I created. Loving the jittery, nervous quality of the overlay..

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Citrus Report

My man Evan La Ruffa contacted me recently for an interview over at Upper Playgrounds, The Citrus Report, a forum for up and coming art and culture. Well it's now up! Meant to post this about a week ago, but due to circumstances was unable to do so. In any event, check it out now!

Zach Johnsen at the Citrus Report

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Have been going bonkers with color for some reason over the last couple weeks. I'm working towards something with this.. not sure exactly what, but I'm really having fun with it.

The Bewildered Flash

Sorry for the lack of posts these days... been traveling this summer and have had little time to sit down and blog about any of it... especially the art side of things. I think It's time I actually post about the art I've been getting into..

That being said, I'll start with something that's already over.. Comicon! I was involved in a group show for Subtext Gallery that held it's debut during Comicon week last month. I was asked to create a piece based on.. you guessed it.. comic book characters! With very little time and a ton of ideas, I decided the Flash, a true friend from the past, would be my focus.

This was my first attempt.. the Flash deflated... uhh, kinda hated it.

Then I went off on this one.. the Flash unmasked.. totally in the opposite direction, but more where my mind is headed these days...

So it was this piece that I ended up shipping on out to Subtext for the "Meanwhile.. In the Halls of Justice" Show.