Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sketchbook spreads

Here are a few pictures of some 2 page spreads from some of my sketchbooks. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them for a closer look.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rejected TCM Underground ads!

Going through a closet in my basement, I found a box containing these drawings, which I did for the Turner Classic Movies ad campaign a while back. These are the pictures they didn't use for ads, though the ad agency did suggest at least a couple of the captions. "We wanna be free..." was a reference to The Wild Angels (and by a degree or two of separation I suppose, Russ Myers' Mudhoney), which I think was lost on the art director. But maybe Rob Zombie would have gotten it!
The "Cult Film Feast" picture was rejected explicitly because the resemblance to Vincent Price was too vivid! Apparently the network has a few differences of opinion with the Price family, and weren't interested in complicating matters by using his likeness in advertisements.

A gallery of the actual ads as they appeared in print can be viewed here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mike Dixon Etsy shop now open

I've started an etsy shop. You can look at it by directing your internet browser toward

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tug Johnson?

Sketchbook drawings, August 8th, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New painting, of a dog

I did this painting for a friend. It is a portrait of her late dog.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Soft Targets - "The Kids Want Action" 7" single artwork

Record releases from Chicago rock modern rock band Soft Targets are coming fastly and furiously, and the most recent on the vinyl record format is available now from quality shops, online retailers, or directly from the Loud Devices record co. They asked me to design the cover and an insert, so I did. It turned out looking like this:
front cover

back cover


You get 2 str8 bangers wrapped in a nifty Mutant Mitt-Romney guy and Curly Fries pacakage for like $4.00. A steal!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Admiral Akbar painting = done!

I kind of forgot that I'd set this blog up, but now that I've remembered, I'd like to present this finished work, an Admiral Akbar portrait commissioned by a private collector in Chicago, IL:

Size is approx. 16" x 20", acrylic on canvas. Now taking commissions for any characters from the sci-fi or comic book realm, prices negotiable.