22 December 2009


I'm in the process of getting a proper studio up and running. Here is a shot of the new exposure unit. Notice the darkroom timer I have connected to my light source. A few friends' shops have a similar rig, and it just makes sense to expose screens that way. I'm just happy to not be using the microwave to time my exposures anymore.
I've got plenty of new projects underway, and I'm looking forward to making lots of new posters, art prints, illustrations, and drawings.
Having my shop out of commission has been somewhat difficult. I've made it a point to be at work on something nearly every day this year, so to be somewhere in between set up and disassembled is a little frustrating. Things are shaping up, though, and I will be able to get some new art prints printed and available in the next week or so. Stay tuned for more pictures of the new shop!

Due to the move, I encountered a slight delay in shipping out recent orders. If anyone has placed an order within the last three weeks, I assure you it has shipped by now.

13 December 2009

Insomnia, carthritis, and holy matrimony

For the fourth time this year, I've driven the distance between Montreal and the south suburbs of Chicago. I semi-temporarily relocated to Montreal for about half of the year. Operating my studio in Canada had proven to present various unanticipated difficulties, and I decided that I would make Illinois my home again. Not that it hasn't been home all along.
On Tuesday night, I drove a completely packed car out of downtown Montreal and onto 720 Ouest, bound for the Midwest. I made the entire drive with the help of two big cups of coffee, some bagels, about two and a half tanks of gas, Archers of Loaf, and Jawbreaker. I was able to sleep off my self induced nocturnality and draw, prepare films, and print a last minute poster job at Screwball Press. It was great to see some of the Screwball family again. It makes me happy to be closer to the Chicago printing and poster art scene again.
Speaking of Chicago poster art, those of you in the Chicago area (that's me again!) should go see my friend Jay give what I expect will be an awesome presentation about his work and process at the Hungry Brain (2319 W Belmont) this Monday, December 14th at 9 PM.

It feels good to be in Illinois. My dear, dear friend Johnny was married last night!
Brand new studio in the works, as well as lots of other great stuff. Check back soon.