30 January 2012

Newt Gingrich? More like Shit Romney!

Greetings! Sorry for the lack of updates here. 2012 has been off to a really busy start. My girlfriend and I (and our cat) also moved to a new apartment, which we somehow managed to do in record time. Other than that, I've been hard at work on new posters and art prints, eating avocado rolls, and not shaving.
I was recently asked to do a second edition of the sold out "Wait For Me, Abby Bernstein" print for Gallery 1988 and this year's SF Sketchfest. I don't make it a habit of doing second editions, but I thought it would be cool to try this one in another colorway. It was kind of cool to dig out the old films and whip through these in blue ink. They're now available on my site.
I spent a good chunk of today packing up and shipping the last half of 2011's prints to send to subscribers. It went quite a bit faster than I thought it would, and they're now in the mail and on the way to their respective destinations. I was left with enough to time to finish a drawing for a new art print (and future beer label).
It's about 8 PM, and I've been working for a bit too long today. I'm stuck debating whether I should go home and eat dinner or go skate for a bit on this unseasonably mild January evening. I probably need to get some groceries, too.
Stay tuned, and I promise to be better about updating. 2012 should be a year full of printing, drawing, and new travels.

18 January 2012

New posters available

I recently did a series of posters for Chicago's Tomorrow Never Knows festival, and those posters are now available on my site. Each poster is 18x24", from an edition of 100, and (as always) entirely handmade. Complete sets of the TNK posters are also available in a limited quantity.
Okay, it's well after 5 AM, and my living room is pretty cold. I'm going back to sleep for a bit.

16 January 2012


“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

12 January 2012

Government Cartoons

I was hoping to have been a little more on top of blog posts for the end of 2011/beginning of 2012, but I ended up spending most of those days finishing off a huge print marathon, which included a set of four posters for Tomorrow Never Knows 2012, not taking a day off in over two weeks, and preparing to move to a new apartment. I have also done a second edition of an art print from last year (stay tuned to find out which one!) in a new colorway.
2012 is off to a busy start. I recently turned 28, and I'm doing my best keep the momentum generated last year in full swing. Today is full of lots of sketching, listening to Propagandhi, blowing my runny nose, playing with the cat, and probably eating vegetable sandwiches on bagels while I think about skateboarding.
Anyway, to the left is one of the Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 posters. I chose to do a sort of architectural portrait of each of the four Chicago venues at which TNK shows are being held. This one is of The Hideout. I rode my bike to each of the four venues (Metro, Schubas, Lincoln Hall, and the Hideout) and took several pictures of each. Then I sat down and did my best architect impression (meaning I used a ruler for a change) and drew each building. I had fun trying to keep all four of these posters only three colors, and I'm happy to say I actually had the foresight to mix enough of all the colors have chromatic uniformity. Anyway, they're available at the aforementioned venues for TNK, and they'll be posted for sale on my site, along with a (sort of) new art print early next week.