24 July 2009

Narrative Series part II

Flatstock 21 has come and gone. The two days went by quite fast -- both were filled with new and familiar faces, conversation, mailing tubes, vegan ice cream cones, and print trades. I also met a nice woman from Australia who gave me an Australian twenty-cent piece (featuring the platypus!) and got a great Bonnie Prince Billy poster from Gina Kelly.

I spent the two weeks prior to Flatstock printing at Screwball Press in Chicago. I fell in love with Steve W's vacuum table, which took a bit of getting used to at first. I'm definitely planning on building my own once I establish a more permanent workspace.

Yesterday, I began doing sketches for a new narrative series. Right now, it looks like it will be four prints, but I'm planning on working a little bigger than my last narrative series. Each print will be approximately 18x24, and edition sizes will likely be small, around 30 or so. To the left is a rough sketch for one of the drawings.
I've also been working on a private commission and skating a lot of miniramps. Ah, summer...

There's lots of drawing and printing to do!

11 July 2009

One week 'til Flatstock

...and so much left to do! The reception at Fill In The Blank was wonderful last night. They did an amazing job with everything. It was a great way to end the week. I also put down the last two colors on my Flatstock 21 poster, which will be available at Flatstock and online shortly. I'm also printing tour posters for the band, Hostage Calm this week, and I'm going to try to have a new art print finished in time for Flatstock, as well.
Okay, lots more drawing, printing (and skateboarding) to do! Stay tuned.

06 July 2009

Fifteen hours and a bad case of trucker's arm

A Similar Sound: The Art of the Rock Poster opens this Friday, July 10th. I will have some of my posters on display along with many of Chicago's finest printers. It will be at Fill In The Blank Gallery (located at 5038 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago), and the reception begins at 7 PM (it's free; come hang out!). I've been really looking forward to this show, as well as terribly excited to be showing work alongside so many talented poster artists.
I drove from my apartment in Montreal to the suburbs of Chicago yesterday. It was a very sunny day, so my left arm is suffering a mild sunburn from resting on the edge of the driver's side door. Today, I put the finishing touches on the films for my Flatstock 21 poster, which I will be printing tomorrow at Screwball Press.
I have been lacking in the art print department lately, since I've been pretty busy with gig posters and coordinating the bit of traveling I have in store for the rest of the year. I'm planning on participating in Flatstock 23 in Hamburg, Germany, which will be my first time in Europe. I will be printing a new art print at Screwball while I'm in Illinois, and I've got a whole slough of sketches and ideas for future ones. They're on the way!