Art Stuff


The Chris Gethard Show has been one of my favorite shows for some time now. I started watching at around episode 50. Anyway, I had some extra time and thought it’d be fun to put together some fictional TCGS trading cards.

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Gethard also put out a book a while ago I enjoyed–A Bad Idea I’m About To Do. And Murf hosts a podcast called Menage A Trois.

Hope others that like the show dig the cards. Come take a ride!

Some years ago, I got into a conversation with Adam WarRock. We talked about possibly working on something together, but of course, life gets busy. Anyway, WarRock recently put together this song as part of a donation drive.

 

I had some time so I decided to use this as inspiration for a poster.

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The cool part is that, because of this, WarRock decided to give the song as a free download. So if anyone likes the song, they can get it at this link: Stark Industries. I like when nice things lead to more nice things.

I had heard WarRock some years ago. I enjoy his songs as a fan of comics and hip-hop. Though really, the first song of his that got me was Ira Glass. I’m a huge NPR nerd. Anyway, even if the Stark Industries song didn’t hit you, I’d say give this Ira Glass song a listen, it’s good stuff: Ira Glass

(Message to Dave Wachter: I know, I know. This American Life is PRI, not NPR. Bite me.)

Also, for those that are curious about how Alison and Her Rainy Day Robot is going, I’m starting to get it into a couple stores. Rock! So for those in the Bay Area or Portland, Oregon, you can find copies at:

Fantastic Comics in Berkeley, Book Passage in Corte Madera, Floating World Comics in Portland, and LandPDX in Portland. And of course, you can order copies through DCBService.

I’m still working on getting the books out there, and a few should be coming to some NYC shops soon. I’ll keep you updated. Thank you all so so much for your support.

Some time ago, my good friend Opus and I went to see David Byrne at the Radio City Music Hall. Byrne was kicking off his Everything That Happens Will Happen Today tour. After the show, we got to meet one of the dancers. A couple weeks later, we all hung out again after their taping at The Colbert Report. And at the end of that summer, there was another performance, a free one in Prospect Park.

This set of shows, and the small gatherings around it, felt really great–really warm. I’d always wanted to pay some kind of homage to that. More recently, I finished a painting. This is the largest one I’ve done–4′ x 6′–I’m pretty happy with it.

If you haven’t picked up Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, I highly recommend it. It’s become one of my favorite albums in no time flat, and the song Life Is Long is absolutely beautiful.

I’ve gotta give Opus, his friend Mark, and Natalie huge shout-outs for making this series of performances such a good time for me.

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My good friends Patrick and Julie from Charmingwall are starting a new gallery project. It’s called the 6×6 Gallery, where all the pieces are 6 inches by 6 inches. It’s gonna open on Friday, Oct 2nd, from 6 – 8pm. It looks like an amazing gallery with so many different artists, it’s sure to be a fun event. I’ll definitely be there. Here is a pic of my contribution:

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I saw a bunch of the other paintings, there are so many wonderful pieces. Katie says there’ll be a small puppet show as well, which is sure to be lots of fun. If you decide to come, say “Hello.”

Also, as if that weren’t enough, afterwards I’ll be celebrating my friend Charlie’s birthday. Charlie is the co-host of the IndieSpinnerRack podcast. He also has a small band called H2Awesome. They’ll be playing at Arlene’s Grocery at 10.

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When I was growing up, Busta Rhymes was one of my favorite hip-hop artists. Earlier this summer, he came out with a new album–Back On My B.S. The single, If You Don’t Know, has already become my favorite song to come out in a long time. In my excitement, I drew a pic of Busta from the video. It took me a while to add color to it.

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Also, here’s the video. And damn, it’s good.

http://vimeo.com/5218612

Okay, I gotta admit, I’m pretty excited about the new Star Trek movie. I’m not a big J.J. Abrams fan, nor am I a big Star Trek fan, but from the new trailer, it looks like the new movie could be a really solid space epic. And of course, the reviews have been extremely favorable across the board.

I had some free time at the end of the day yesterday and found myself sketching Star Trek pics. I decided to mix together two of my favorite publicity shots.

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Here’s what I ended up with:

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I really wanted to feel of the classic Star Trek to come across. My only regret is that I wasn’t able to fit in more of Kirk’s boxy captain’s chair. Damn that small piece of paper. Next time I should just draw on my big bristol board, get a more panoramic feel. Anyway, psyched about the new Trek. See you at the movies!

Still working on digital coloring. Here’s a sketch I did of my studio space. It’s really in my bedroom. The sketch was done standing on top of my bed. I have an old architect’s desk. Huge, heavy, nice wood–certainly one of my favorite possessions.

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