Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Drawings and comics by Carl Nelson

Aug 26
Robot A. Digital.

Robot A. Digital.


May 27
The view from a café in Nice.

The view from a café in Nice.


Apr 26

Color options for a client.


Apr 14

This past fall, two of my friends tied the knot, and I was given the honor of drawing the cover to their wedding program. Above, I’ve posted a little animation showing how I refined the cover from a sketch into a finished image.


Apr 5
Marceline and BMO from Adventure Time.

Marceline and BMO from Adventure Time.


Mar 24
The tree house from Adventure Time.

The tree house from Adventure Time.


Mar 23
The Candy Kingdom from Adventure Time.

The Candy Kingdom from Adventure Time.


Mar 16
My friend Garrian Spivey just finished this pin-up for the upcoming issue of Guttertown, and he was kind enough to let me do the colors. (He doesn’t have a website yet, but one’s forthcoming!)
Guttertown is a cyberpunk/urban fantasy comic by local creators (and pals of ours) Dimi Marcheras and Casey Silver. Issues are available at most civilized comic shops in Seattle, like Zanadu and the Comic Stop, and I’m guessing they’ll be everywhere once these guys blow up into the graphic novel Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Go grab a copy now so you can say you liked it before it was huge.

My friend Garrian Spivey just finished this pin-up for the upcoming issue of Guttertown, and he was kind enough to let me do the colors. (He doesn’t have a website yet, but one’s forthcoming!)

Guttertown is a cyberpunk/urban fantasy comic by local creators (and pals of ours) Dimi Marcheras and Casey Silver. Issues are available at most civilized comic shops in Seattle, like Zanadu and the Comic Stop, and I’m guessing they’ll be everywhere once these guys blow up into the graphic novel Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Go grab a copy now so you can say you liked it before it was huge.


Jan 12
Marker and pocket-brush sketches in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

Marker and pocket-brush sketches in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.


Dec 1
Looters. Acrylic gouache on Arches watercolor paper. 9 X 12”. 2013.

Looters. Acrylic gouache on Arches watercolor paper. 9 X 12”. 2013.


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