25 November 2011

New poster for Gene Ween

Just finished these today. I haven't signed them yet. Lots of split fountains.

19 November 2011

Termites. There's yer problam!

It's a pretty beautiful fall afternoon, and I'm at the studio working on sketches, eating bananas, and hand embellishing some A/P prints with acrylic paint. These prints (and the hand painted AP prints) will be part of Devil Town, an upcoming show at Gallery 1988 curated my friend Daniel Danger. I haven't painted since the summer, so it felt really good to lay some acrylic down again. I need to paint more.
Devil Town will be on display at Gallery 1988 Melrose from December 2nd through December 24th, 2011 (opening reception December 2nd at 7PM). I'm really excited to be a part of this show and included in the list of participating artists.
There will be five hand painted AP prints available through the gallery, as well as the rest of the (non embellished) edition, which is a fairly large nine color screen print.

For those interested, stay tuned for information about the 2012 print subscription. I will be announcing info/availability about that in the coming weeks.

17 November 2011

Take this job and...

Check it out. My friend (and excellent poster artist) Kevin Tong interviewed a bunch of other artists about old jobs we had before we started slinging ink. Up today is me and Rob Jones! Read it here.

12 November 2011


A chilly apartment, a fresh pair of socks, and a slight headache. An afternoon in progress.
A glass of water, a plate of rice, and a best friend. A blur of a night that bleeds into today, bringing with it all feelings evoked.

I'm not really sure what I learned, but I still believe everything we do is political.

11 November 2011


Greetings from Milwaukee! I finished a whole mess of prints, shipping, and invoice writing over the weekend and earlier this week, so that we could take a little trip up here for a couple of days. I even had to recruit an assistant for the first time ever to pack and label orders while I was printing a new art print. Milwaukee's a fine city to visit. We had some outstanding sandwiches at the Riverwest Co-op, saw the art museum, ate espresso cake, wandered in the cold for a bit, and I had some drink called a Pink Lady.

To the left is me ollieing over a light fixture on the sidewalk outside the Milwaukee Art Museum. My girlfriend was nice enough to not only let me roll around and burn some energy for a few minutes, but to also take a few videos with her phone. I'm pretty surprised with the quality we were able to get by pausing the video at the right time and taking a screen shot. Cellphones!

I've always felt skateboarding was a pretty therapeutic part of my life, but this year I think I've come to realize that on an even deeper level. Skateboarding has been part of the equation for me since I was twelve years old, and it quite certainly dictated the paths I've chosen. I still remember how good it felt to get on my board after school to escape high school melodrama, skating in between classes in college, and finding solace in empty parking lots when I was nineteen and so many of my friends (and I) were changing. I'm almost twenty-eight. I have been skateboarding regularly for over fifteen years. Yet I'm still sometimes surprised at how much even just fifteen minutes on my skateboard can do to tame the ugliness and uncertainty of obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and worry.
I hope you'll always be around.

04 November 2011

New print available through Nevermind Gallery

"Sometimes the Uncertainty of Everything Can Really Scare Me"
6 screens on white Cougar cover
24x18", edition of 75, signed.

Check it.