Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Still Life With Skull (2006)

The lollipop and vest weren't originally intended to be in the scene, but without them the remaining items just looked too contrived. I still own the two books and the skull — everything else was eaten or chucked.

Monday, March 28, 2011


2nd Friday Art Show
Friday, April 8, 2011
Armadillo Music, 205 F St., Davis, CA 95616

6-7 pm. Live music: Lucas Ohio.
6-9 pm. Art reception: “Duder Manor,” art & prints by Dan “Radish” Aguilar and Rita O.

Zombies Cartoon (April 2006)
New stand-alone page featuring 3 short comics just posted! Check out the "Zombies Cartoon" tab located directly below the Sensible Rita banner to view.  
Other stand-alone pages in progress:
The Woe Within (2007-20?? Cartoon)
Photodynamism Experiment (2005) 

Art Contest:
Album artwork contest for Murder By Death and The Builders and The Butchers
I don't think I will have time to enter this contest, but perhaps this info will be useful to someone out there. See their post on March 25 for contest details. Note the May 25th deadline for submissions.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mad Scientist Shirt Now Available On Duder Manor

On March 3rd I posted the original uncut drawing for "Model Of Plan Of Man." That same drawing was made into t-shirts, which we now sell at

Also, Dan/Archradish and I will be hawking our wares at Armadillo Music in a few weeks, so I will post the show info as soon as I am positive about the dates and times.

The detail of this drawing should be appearing in a press release in a few days. I am excited to be published in our beloved local newspaper!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gift To The Man-Friend (2006)

After completing this oil painting I switched to acrylics for the sake of my health. (Oils are carcinogenic.) The painting was originally intended as a surprise gift for my x-boyfriend, and was based on an idea he had. The sides are painted with a wood texture to give the appearance that the painting is actually a small wall mounted cabinet.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Franz Liszt's Brain (2005)

Franz Liszt has always been a favorite subject of mine. Growing up, I loved his music and played as much of it as possible on the piano. The whole feeling of the Romantic period, the famous cliques, the outfits, the showmanship, and the general artistic passion, always grabbed my attention.

Some famous works by Liszt that are still commonly heard today:
Liebesträume No. 3
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

My own favorite:
Transcendental Etude 6 - Vision

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cute Birds (2004)

That last post was pretty depressing, so I'd like to lighten the mood by posting more of my fanciful birds, drawn in a folk/Gorey-esque manner.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Model Of Plan Of Man (2009-2010)

This posting is a more recent work of mine. It has been made into a shirt, but the shirt is not yet available on the website (

Like the Piano Death listing in the Memento Mori Series, this work is primarily about the futility of pursuing dreams of grandeur. The 2 scientists near the upper and outer border represent the age progression of the man in the middle, who is literally wasting his life in some nasty room. While he tries to attain immortality through his creation, his own life is wasted in the process.

The imagery of this drawing references WW2 mad scientist, Dr. Mengele (a.k.a. The Angel Of Death). Mengele was known to experiment with eyeballs and occasionally had a few tacked to his wall. There is quite a lot of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in there as well.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book Of Animals: Snail, Horse, Ocean (2004)

More zany images from The Book Of Animals. The snail monster was the first drawing I made for this book. It's also my personal favorite of the collection.