Friday, December 24, 2010

Comix Claptrap interview

I did an interview last week with Rina Ayuyang and Thien Pham of Comix Claptrap, which they just put online in time for Christmas. Subjects covered include which of the Holy Consumption members gets made fun of the most, which professional cartoonist is the greatest skateboarder (let's just say I throw down the gauntlet), and whether a collection of small colored squares may in fact be considered comics. And a bunch of other crap. Pour some bourbon in your eggnog, gather around the fire and listen in. By the way, the interview starts around 22:45...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Go West Young Man

I have work in two shows that open this weekend, both in L.A. On Saturday Post-It Six opens at GR2. Here are a few of my eleven contributions.

The second is the Littlebird/WHEREmmm show Look Around You written up below. Below is an image of the print I contributed. Later today I'll be putting the same print up for sale at the webstore, as well.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Chicago Comics at the MCA

In January I'll have about twenty originals spanning the entirety of Big Questions on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago as part of the show New Chicago Comics. Also in the show are Paul Hornschemeier, Lilli Carre and Jeffrey Brown. The show opens January 7th, as part of the museums First Fridays programming, with a reception from 6-9.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Look Around You

I have a print in a show opening in L.A. on Friday (see right). The magnificent Mylissa Fitzsimmons of Littlebird Gallery put together a print show at WHERE mmm (1519 Griffith Park Blvd) in Silverlake.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Prints and Drawings Store

When I was a kid I had a bad habit of not turning in my homework. Sometimes that was because I didn't do it in the first place, but just as often it was because once it was done the box in my brain got checked and I'd forget it at home or lose it. Over the last several years I have on occasion done prints of my work for shows or because someone was interested in an image but couldn't afford to buy an actual painting. I moved last Spring and found that my cabinet of flat files needed lightening. So I am now turning in my homework. Just in time for Christmas. Help me lighten my flat files.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Demons in the Spring

I'm doing a reading and slide show this Friday at 7:30 at the Book Cellar here in Chicago (4736 North Lincoln) for the release of the paperback of Joe Meno's Demons in the Spring. Also reading are Joe himself, and two of the other (brilliant) illustrators in the book, Nick Butcher and Jon Resh. I'll be doing a couple of stories about gods, one of whom has a peculiar revelation while walking around in Wisconsin. In keeping with the theme of my illustrations for the book, the theme of my primary contribution is aquatic. Below are two of the accompanying slides.

The end of the line

The last issue of Big Questions is at the printer, and is supposed to be out in time for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, December 4th. In honor of the end, here's a glimpse of the beginning. This was in the first issue.

Click here for some other images, and some nice words about the whole big mess of a story that is about to conclude.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rage of Poseidon Water Adventures

Screw it. Slightly expanded version available in person November 19th.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Show at Lula

We just put up a new show at Lula this week. Gorgeous photographs by Debbie Carlos. Click here for more about the show. The two last images are part of a triptych printed very large on translucent vellum and pinned loosely to the wall so they kind of float a little bit in the moving air. Really nice. There will be an opening reception with the artist October 26th from 6-9 at Lula.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ten by ten

Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi (AKA Sonnenzimmer--I've done posts about them here and here) just did a series of ten posters for Insound's 10x10 series. They are @#$%&x* brilliant. They are up now in Logan Square at Longman & Eagle (best ceiling in the city) and should be available at the Sonnenzimmer and Insound sites if they haven't sold them all already. Eighties Trapper Keeper art made smart, sharp and sublime. I also recommend the Sonnenzimmer blog.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Notes from Gatsby, heard on the street, a guy, Rage of Poseidon Water Adventures

I was supposed to do a reading last Thursday with Joe Meno for the release of the paperback edition of his book Demons in the Spring (a book of short stories each of which was illustrated by a different artist, one of whom was me). But the vagaries of life (specifically, bringing it into the world) forced him to postpone. Which was a good thing for me. I had a story, the beginning of which you can see below, but I wasn't quite settled on visuals. When the event gets rescheduled come find out what I come up with.

Brooklyn Comics Festival Poster

This is a version of the poster I just did for the Brooklyn Comics Festival. To see the slightly different version that got printed, go to Desert Island in Brooklyn...or go to the show, December 4th.