Monday, November 22, 2010

Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale

Like Art? Like Local Artists? Wanna buy that illustration I did of the cards fan in cubland and stick it on your wall? SURE YOU DO. And that's why you should come out to the Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale!

It will be my first year ever participating in the event- and as a special treat/ insane departure from my usual work I am producing a screen printed edition of this illustration I made especially for the event-and, yes, I am considering a year-long project of Robots

(note: final silk screen may lack coffee-esque illo stains. sorry)

There will be a TON of other great artists at the event, from the likes of Dan Zettwoch, Molly Brooks, Scorcha, The FireCracker Press, All Along Press, Sleepy Kitty, etc.!
It's gonna be a great day, and you do not want to miss it! More info HERE.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Show's up! Come check it out!

Hello Everyone-

"Animals in Suits" Opened this weekend at Starclipper! Below are some photos from the gallery.
Remember- there will be a signing in December!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Recap: Famous Fictional Verses

The show opening was a smashing success! Great work on display by the likes of Dan Zettwoch, Bran Hurtt, Max Vento, etc.
And of course there were a couple of pieces by yours truly:
Purple People Eater: 50 years later. He finally got a job with a rock and roll band!

Rime of the Ancient Mariner: The Albatross. Drawing ships is fun!

Also: Don't forget that Animals in Suits opens this Saturday at StarClipper! I better get over there to hang it...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Animals in Suits: THE SHOW

I am pleased to announce that StarClipper Comics and Games in the Delmar Loop will be displaying pretty much the ENTIRE run of the Animals in Suits blog- in printed form- from November 20th to January 6th, 2011!

I have designed the show to display the printed finals as well as to show my work process. Also- prints of all the animals will be for sale! That's right- you can finally own that Blobfish I drew.

There will be a signing on the 18th of December. I hope to see you all there!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Spot Image: China's Currency Manipulation

Just finished this personal project today- a spot image illustrating this great op-ed article in the New York Times I read awhile back (blame upcoming shows and deadlines for why it took me so long to get around to actually painting this guy).

I started the image the usual way- reading the article. From there I made lists and brainstormed different ways of illustrating it in a concise, eye-catching manner. The article essentially describes how China manipulates its currency, keeping it undervalued so Chinese goods trade more easily on the world marketplace.

Now, China has been portrayed a lot in illustrations lately, and the typical illustration represents China as either a Dragon (I myself am guilty of this) or a Chinese man in a red business suit (or even a disembodied hand wrapped in the Chinese flag). I wrestled with coming up with a different metaphor before finally thinking about those delightful chinese dog-dragons you see at the entrance of several chinese restaurants. The money visual was easy-an overflowing chest our canine friend is trying to keep shut.

From there it was thumbnails, color study, and painting in gouache.

I finished the image up in photoshop and made two versions- one for standalone uses and one for use inserted into the paper or magazine. It was fun getting to use gouache again, and develop a speedier method for getting spots done.