Game of Booze

It’s no secret that the characters in HBO’s Game of Thrones love to drink, but the Westerosi mostly drink wine. My question is, what modern day liquor or beer would these noble houses drink or create? I have tried to find types of alcohol that fit the characteristics of the families or the regions they are from. I am hoping to address other families and groups like the Tullys, Arryns, Dothraki, Wildings, White Walkers, and any others I can get to.


Baratheon Bourbon: “Ours is the Fury.” Strong words from a strong family. This oaky whiskey felt like a good fit for the battlin’ Baratheons, something Robert could swig before swinging his warhammer in battle.

Greyjoy Ironborn Black Rum: The seafaring Iron Islanders do not sow, and this spicy, dark rum is perfect for long trips at sea.

Lannister Gold Champagne: All the gold in Casterly Rock couldn’t buy you a finer champagne.

Martell Tequila: In the dry Dornish plains, spice is king. Although they drink a fiery red wine in the books, I thought a tequila would complement the spicy dishes of the area.

Stark Winterfell Stout: Winter is coming. Far in the north, the Stark family needs a beverage to keep them warm in the long winters. This dark, rich brew is perfect for those cold northern nights.

Targaryen Fire and Blood Cinnamon Whisky: The blood of Old Valyria runs in the veins of the Targaryen family, and they harnessed the power of dragons for centuries. Although there hasn’t been a dragon in Westeros for many years, they drink this fiery liquor to keep the flame burning.

Tyrell Sauvignon Blanc: The ruling family in Highgarden, one of the most fertile regions in the realm, would of course produce an outstanding wine. This is of course a fine vintage.

The Cryptid Bestiary

My first book, The Cryptid Bestiary, is officially finished!  This was my senior project for school, and encompassed two semesters of work.  I focused on my interest in creatures of myth and legend, taking a scientific look at these beasts as an expert would.

This was a process, but it was really fun and I learned a lot about the technical requirements of taking  a book to print.  For a more in-depth preview, and to purchase the book, visit The Cryptid Bestiary at


6″x6″ Scratchboard drawing of my dog, Rascal

Sketch Dump

My tribute to the late great “Macho Man” Randy Savage
 Sketch of my friend Vijay based on a photo,
playing with my new brush pen
Quick study of a viking character

More Burgers!

Man, this elephant just had to finish his burger.
This is an illustration for Jane Yolen’s very succinct poem, “Infirm Pachyderm”

Here are some images from my process:

 Simple sketches to develop elephant

 More in-depth character sketches to develop elephant

Plan out layout/panels/pacing

Ink the drawing, scan it in, and its ready to be colored

Google me

Halloween themed Google doodle
Using classic horror movie villains

The Sauce Boss

CD Cover design for the Beastie Boys’ “Hot Sauce Committee Part I”
I do love me a good sammich