Monday, April 27, 2015

Lacrosse Group

This is The Emmanuel College Lacrosse team. This was a fun commission to do. It gave me the opportunity to draw several faces in one image. Not something I get to do often.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Han Solo

I guess you can say this is a WIP. It is a quick sketch that I scanned in to practice digital painting. Hopefully I can find the time to finish it up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Virgo Ago-Go 2014

I guess I never got around to posting this poster. This was for last years Virgo A Go-Go. If you missed it you missed a great time and a great meal, plus a wicked rain storm. I had fun coming up with the jokes for the bands.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gift Caricature


Another gift caricature. This is of a young basketballer.

Friday, February 20, 2015

SAD MEN

Ok Last time I pick on the 2014 Sox, http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/2014/07/dead_last_in_the_ratings.html time to turn the page. I am optimistic about the 2015 season #worst2firstround2 Go Sox!

Friday, February 13, 2015

John Henry

Another illustration I did for the Dirt Dogs http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/2014/07/ch-ch-changes.html It is of my man John Henry, there maybe no one I like drawing more then this guy. It is time to finally and reluctantly move past the Patriots incredible season and move back towards baseball. Should be another interesting season for the old town team.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Brady!

All I can say is Wow! Congratulations to the New England Patriots on a great year and another Super Bowl championship. What a fun ride this year has been. This year has felt extra special. How lucky are we to be New England sports fans.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Deflate gate

This is just something I did in response to "Deflate gate."  I think the whole thing is ridiculous. It feels like a witch hunt. It feels like everyone is against the Pats and liken them to an "Evil Empire," with Belichick as the Emperor from the Star Wars films. It has gotten just ridiculous.
 What I kind of like about the whole situation it seems to be galvanizing the team giving them the us vs the world mentality. It should be a great game this coming Sunday and I am truly looking forward to it. Go Pats!   

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Gift Caricature

This was done as a gift for a High School graduation. This guy likes paintball, (I think it is) x-box, iphones, taffy,pizza, and Pepsi. Michelle Obama would not be pleased with his diet, but he seems to be an active guy.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Streaking

The 2014 Red Sox were not all bad. They had a streak here and there. Late May/early June they were playing some good ball. This is an illustration of Jonny Gomes Streaking around Boston. This illustration was posted on bostondirtdogs.com , if I remember correctly I did this one late at night and got an early morning edit to correct the word steaking to streaking. darn those late nights and tired eyes. I went steaking later that day and it was delicious.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wedding Sign in Board

This is a 18x24 guest sign in board. the image is 12x18 with 3" borders all around for signatures and well wishes. It was printed on form core which gives a sturdy surface to sign on.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Commissioned Piece

This is a commissioned piece I did a while back.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Same idea

This is an illustration I did awhile back for a client. I do not know if it was ever used for anything. It was a fun one to do. It is kind of the same idea of yesterdays post.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Everyone poops

Just a fun little drawing I did for my nephew who was going through potty training. I hope to do a couple of more on this theme

Monday, January 5, 2015

Stuart Scott

A small tribute to Stuart Scott. He will be missed. My favorite ESPN anchor, he was cooler then the other-side of the pillow

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Elvis Thank You Card

A thank you card I did of the King. This was a fun one to do.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015! I hope to post far more frequently this year. I guess that is my resolution. I am also updating my website, mikebriggz.com so please feel free to check it out. The above illustration was our holiday card this year. It is spoofing A Christmas Story's poster. This is a pencil drawing colored in photoshop.
I hope you a happy 2015 and hope to post more for you.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Marathon

This is for a fundraiser that my brother Tim Briggs is throwing. All money raised will be donated. Here is a little info about why Tim is running, written by him.
The Boston Marathon is the greatest event in the world.  I truly believe this. When I moved to Boston in 2006 it quickly became my favorite day of the year (yes, even better than St. Patrick’s Day).  There are so many incredible stories involved with the Boston Marathon well beyond the participants in the race.  Dick Hoyt pushing his son Rick who suffers from cerebal palsy in a wheelchair, the bandits running for Malia (a 3 year old fighting for cancer), the blind runners aided by guides, and the Dana Farber team raising money for the greatest cancer hospital in the world and the personal motivations driving each team member are among the lasting images I associate with this race.  Then there are the 100 thousand plus supporters along the race course who draw inspiration from the runners and their heartening stories.  There is so much right and so very little wrong with this day.  I had the privilege of running this great race in 2007, 2011, and 2012; and spectated every other year since moving to Boston.  I decided last year to take a break from the race but stayed involved through my running club and the many close friends of mine running the race.  I was stationed with a group of friends at mile 22.5 when reports of explosions at the finish line started coming in.  The seriousness of the situation soon became evident.  Shortly after the reports a group of close friends were coming by without knowledge of the situation at the finish line.  I will never forget the smiles on their faces as they approached our group.   They were so close to finishing their first Boston Marathon, to which they had dedicated so much time for the past several months both training and raising money for their personal causes.  Even after informing them that the race was stopped, they did what many runners with the temperament and drive to compete in such an event would do, they kept running.  They were stopped at an impending police barricade a mile later.  Then came the reports and details of the horror that took place at the finish line.  My favorite day of the year turned into a nightmare.  With the horror and sorrow for the victims came the awe and pride of the first responders and heroic civilians who saved so many lives.  I was lucky to not have any close family or friends injured as a result of the attack.  But many weren’t so lucky.  My initial, selfish thoughts were sorrow for my close friends who didn’t get to finish this great race, but soon went to the victims whose lives were lost and those maimed whose lives would never be the same.  Then there is the feeling of helplessness, wanting to find a way to help these people but not being in a position to do so.  I felt the best thing was to carry on and do all I can to show my support for the victims and my community.  Also I feel it is important to think of the intention of the attackers who were hoping to kill and hurt more and instill fear into the people of Boston and America.  The day after the marathon was my running club’s weekly Tuesday run. After considering cancelling our weekly run we decided to run in honor of the victims and invited the local running community.  Our normal group of 20-30 runners grew to 300.  Before we ran we had the group scream “FREEDOM” with the intent that we would yell so loud that the perpetrators of this heinous act would hear us.  It turned out they were living less than one mile from where we yelled.  In addition to the run we collected $4000 to support the victims.  I couldn’t be more proud of my club and my community.  Needless to say, there was no way I was not running the Boston Marathon in 2014, which will only become better and stronger as a result of last year’s attack.  I have decided to train harder than ever and make this year’s run the best race of my life (already over 250 miles into my training).  I am dedicating this year’s race to the greatest event in the world, the Boston Marathon, and to the victims, their families, the first responders, and the heroes of last year’s events.

An addition to running I will be once again raising money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and honoring my dad, Bob Briggs, who continues his successful fight against prostate cancer.  I am happy to report that my dad’s cancer remains dormant as he continues to respond well to his hormone therapy.  I remember talking to his doctor six years ago about how this therapy would only be effective for a couple years and then he would have to undergo more aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy.  I think one can easily underestimate the human spirit and I believe that this spirit has willed my dad to his continued good health.  Although he does like to joke about some of the side effects of the hormone therapy, such as his silky smooth legs, he continues to live a healthy, normal life in sunny Florida.   Dana Farber is at the forefront of prostate cancer research and continues to work toward a cure as well as the development of new treatments to extend the lives of those affected by this disease.  Through their work, the likelihood that my dad outlives this disease is now a reality.  As always I appreciate all the support and I look forward to running the race of my life on April 21st.



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Asleep at Second Wicked Hoppy Lager

This is a beer logo I did for a buddy of mine. It was a real tasty beer.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Super David Ortiz. I did this one after the Red Sox won the 2014 World Series. Ortiz was surely "Super" in his performance, and rightfully one MVP. This illustration was featured on bostondirtdogs.com.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Here is a family commission I had done recently. Please contact me if you are interested in one of your family, or friends. mikebriggz@gmail.com

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sign-in Board

This is a sign in board I did for a 40th birthday. These make good keep sakes for parties and weddings.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Joanie

I did this Joanie for a concert poster for Virgo a go-go.