Tuesday, November 20, 2007

war piece.

so, spent all night working on finishing this piece. it turned out pretty ok.
the bad news, late last night I put a shelaq layer down and this morning I awoke after 4 and a half hours sleep to find it dried and looking like I poured a sloppy jar of honey on the canvas. I've spent the better part of the day putting a second layer down and blowdrying it with a hairdryer to even it all out (and I'm starting to get a bit of a toxic headache ahhhghhh) but as of now still looks like honey. readers, I might've fucked this one up...

What Is It Good For?

So, I'm finishing a piece tonight and dropping it off tomorrow for a group show I'm in that's protesting the war. I don't like wars and kinda liked the opportunity to essentially paint a propaganda poster. Anyways, the show's on Tuesday, December 4th from 7-10 at The Corey Helford Gallery on Washington. Oh! And they'll be giving away posters of all the pieces which is pretty cool.
See ya there!

Springfield Confidential

So, I had colliding boners last night. Daniel Clowes, my personal GOD and favorite comic book artist of all time was on my favorite show ever, The Simpsons and a juicy big role too. He along with Art Spiegleman and Alan Moore come to the new Springfield comic book store that puts Androids Dungeon outta business. Also Jack Black played the town's new comic book king. Funny thing is the episode ends with Comic Book Guy outta business, hmm. On top of that the episode was one of the best of the new season.

*quick step inside me brain: so my headspace is filled with really nothing more than Simpsons episodes and the basic functions that allow me to drive and wipe myself etc. ok I'm getting off topic but that's how I'm wired. Aaanyways in this new episode Jack Black sings Tom Jones's What's New Pussycat in Korean (?!) so right afterwards I was humming the song to myself and remembered that within Dan Clowes' Eightball story 'Ugly Girls' a character serenades a pretty girl with the What's New Pussycat lyric "I've got flowers and many hours to spend with you..."
so my brain just tied together two random fun facts together that connected the Simpsons to Clowes. it kinda made me laugh at the things my mind will bother itself with. boy, that story went nowhere. I gotsta spend the rest of the night painting and writing jokes.
g'night 9 to 5'rs.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Holy Coen!!!

found an amazing interview with Cormac McCarthy author of the book 'No Country for Old Men' (whose only given 3 interviews over the last 50 or so years) by none other than Joel and Ethan Coen!!!
Click image for wonderfullness

Saturday, November 17, 2007

mad props...

my buddy Kemper is having his yearly birthday/Thanksgiving meal and just had to post the invite 'cause once again he has outdone himself. Even better than the Star Wars burger battle scene this flier proves once again why he gets paid the graphic's big bucks...

Return from the Sea!

So, the Squid and Whale piece is DONE as of this morning! It's been a hard road and it's not my favorite but I wrapped her in plastic and stored it away and hopefully in a few months I'll like it more. I'm just too close y'know. This one I really wrestled with (again, here's a tiny close-up of this five by fiver)...

Hmm, other than that another action-packed week of Cintiq'n during the day and paint'n at night. Other than that the events have been coming hard and fast including seeing NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN twice! Movies are never better than this. I would consider seeing it again. Then next day an amazing Avalon performance by Of Montreal followed by lotsa dancing and drinking at Teddy's and quickly followed by Mels' tuna sandwich and onion rings (don't do the last part). Next day brought a really fun gallery opening by Natalia Fabia at Corey Helford followed by a random party atop the Hollywood Hills but the topper was last Thursday night. Got a call by my writing partner to get to the Kodak Theatre for the Victoria Secret Runway party and yes readers lotsa, lotsa pritty ladies.

*sidenote: it's really funny when hundreds of these models end up in the same room 'cause they're all used to being the center of attention and once one cuts in the drink line six more follow and the catfight is on! it was fucking fascinating to behold.

...aaanyways, as fun as all that was readers I need to admit something. my heterosexuality was severely tested. yes, read on. I ended up hanging in a couch area with the top Brit hot guys on the planet. Here's the list: Orlando Blume, Gerard Butler and Jason Statham and a few more obscure Brits. Statham and I ended up on the street and he told me where to go for the afterparty. almost jumped in his limo with him but didn't wanna ditch my truck or my friends and didn't want to tempt myself to the limitless possibilities of man love. C'mon guys! We all watched 300 and felt kinda funny at the lead Spartan or when the Transporter got naked and greased himself up to fight six badies in an auto garage or OR got lost in Legalis's eyes after he took down that prehistoric elephant?! Right guys?!?! No? ok...

(I'm the guy on the right. no, the far right)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Guitar Zero.

So, it's been another week of spending my days drawing boards on the Cintiq and nights in the studio painting a giant squid. Lemme tell ya, that fucking squid is kicking my swollen balls in. everything about this new one is hard and I've been mad at it all week but it's finally starting to really look like something -y'knowwhatImean? just need to finish painting all his suctiony suction things and I can start painting the whale. promise to post a lil something on that soon. Oh, and all my panels show up today! I've had to make room for over 20 5 foot wood blocks. my back will be feelin' it for sure.
th'bigger news though is that I got Guitar Hero III for Wii! Holy Jebus it's the greatest thing I've ever played, seriously. I'm killing it on hard and ended last night's game battling Slash (and I beat My Name is Jonas in one try thank you very much) but that GnR muthafucka cheats and he won round-after-round.
and to top it all off Matt and Trey aired a GH episode of South Park last night that chewed up my brain and left me with a stain on my pants.

oh, and last weekend was actionpacked as well. Saturday was Giant Robot's big show in Lil Tokyo and my pals Seonna, Souther and Saellee all had beautiful, beautiful work up on the walls. the night went onto light animation, noodles, Vincent Gallo and wedding dancing. here's a lil' proof...

AND the next night was just as good! after a few rounds on GHIII had a killer dinner with friends and we watched King of Kong (hells yes, Academy screener time is here!) and then got to go hang with Peaches at the Avalon. I've never seen that many people I know in one place. AND AND my friend Bobby got to play with Miss Peaches while Bucky directed the whole thing. all n all I can't remember having this much fun with work and life. getting laid off might be the best thing that ever happened to me I thinks. anyways, check it...

Friday, November 2, 2007

happy Friday!

So, here's my art for the new Peaches single! It'll also be on an upcoming compilation celebrating Delicious Vinyl's 20th Anniversary.
Click on image to fill your ears with magic...

(thanks Caro for all the help)