Art Stuff


Their Heist album shook my butt a good deal this year. Thought I’d do a little drawing.

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Cleaning out stuff, I found a Nien Nunb action figure. Unfortunately, it wasn’t one of the original Star Wars toys, it was one of the late 90s toys where everyone was a bit too muscular. Oh well. At least it inspired me to do another small Star Wars drawing.

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My friend Matthue recently came out with a children’s book–My First Kafka. It’s a retelling of a couple Franz Kafka stories, including The Metamorphosis, for kids. It’s wonderfully spooky and lyrical, and the illustrations fit the story perfectly. Here’s a fun review of it.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/06/kafka-for-kids.html

Some time ago, I found some blank 4×6 watercolor postcards. I didn’t have too many left, and have posted most of them on the site already. Anyway, here’s one I did of Matthue.

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I’m not much of a Christmas movie guy. Not that I don’t like them, there are plenty that I go for. But none of them compare to my favorite Thanksgiving movie–Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. So most Christmas movies seem uneventful after the awesomeness of Steve Martin and John Candy.

But this year, right after Thanksgiving, all the Star Wars movies played. Man, I couldn’t stop watching. It was kinda cool, just watching in wonder like a kid. And I had to draw a Star Wars pic.

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Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. And remember, if you can’t get a reading on the shield generator… IT’S A TRAP!

I mean, just sayin’…

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Wait, are you serious?! Yoko Ono has a new video? And it’s got Ira Glass, Questlove, and Cibo Matto dancing in it? I mean, c’mon, there’s no way I can resist.

And here’s a little pic I did. Apologies to Leibovitz.

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So I’m a huge fan of Dan the Automator, and absolutely loved the Deltron 3030 album, which was released back in 2000. Del, Dan, and Kid Koala got together for a second album, Deltron: Event 2, which was recently released. Anyway, it kicks all kinds of butt. In my excitement for this album, I couldn’t help but put together a drawing.

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If you want a taste of Event 2, they were recently on Letterman. Here’s the vid.

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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