My friend Sean Steppanoff has been putting together his new issue of "Gristle" and I'm one of the artists in that one. It's an issue about Death. So here's the image I came up with for it. I thought I would just do a montage of symbols and little flashes of things that make me think of Death. I think I'll make a postcard image out of this one.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I tend to bitch and whine about getting my ass over to Alhambra for a show at Nucleus, but every time I get there I feel glad I did.
As usual it's taken me more than a week to finally post this, but the show is still going. Great show too. If you can get over to Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City you should see the show. Many people will compare Marion Peck's work to her boyfriend Mark Ryden's work for obvious reasons, but I see many differences between them. She is undeniably in the "Ryden" zone though. But her paintings have a very "French" quality to them. They are very flowery and ornate and rich to look at. Her work has a very aristocratic quality to every stroke. And like Mark her work is just inspiring to take in. It's an event for sure. So here are some of my usual blurry shots. Someday I will learn how to take a sharper picture, but some of these aren't so awful. I hope they respect the art.
Monday, April 09, 2007
This is what my new mailer image looks like that I just got out. It's a digital piece made for the Children's Publishing Industry, so I hope it snags me some interesting calls. Now that I'm no longer working freelance for the animated tv pilot in North Hollywood that I previously mentioned I am back to promoting my illustration and cartoon work again. Seems like old times. I know the drill. It's my personal goal to get one mailer out each month for roughly 6 months and each mailer will target a different type of client, so I better get my rest. It's an ambitious goal, but I gotta do it.
There's this great new show called "Saul of The Molemen" running on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Sunday line-up and I wanted to share. If you loved "Land of The Lost", "Doctor Who" and "The Sid and Marty Croft Hour" you will eat this shit up! It's beginning to hit it's stride so check it out. Here are 2 parts of Episode 2 for your perousal.
Now that my car has a new clutch I could take my sad carcass on over to Mark Todd and Esther Watson's Easter dinner at their place in Sierra Madre. It was a room full of good people and good food. And kids hunting for Easter Eggs in the back yard. Just a small gathering, but man am I glad I got out of my little studio to trek over to their place. It's a world of difference from the swinging bachelor pad here in West Hollywood. It's hard to see but Esther made this amazing cake in the shape of a giant mutant chick with removable eye. I think that was her homage to Sammy Davis Jr. Here are some really blurry photos of the highlights. Happy Easter!
I'm finally posting these images to my blog since I've just been too busy, but here they are for my friends back in New York who couldn't make the show. Mark as usual put on a mind-blowing show. He is a tour de force to be sure. I went to school with Mark back in the day (the freakin' 80's! WOW!) Anyway, it was like going to school with a Mozart or an Einstein. He was always good and has always worked his ass off to do what he very simply does, which is blow your mind with his work. There were lines all day from noon to after 6 pm that took 30 minutes just for patrons to enter the gallery. He even had a separate line for his signature. It was exciting to see people treat the experience of seeing an exhibition that way. Mark's work does that to people. It's incredible. I took some photos while I was out for an afternoon run of the window display since the gallery is in my neighborhood. Enjoy!
Visit The Michael Kohn Gallery for the full experience. March 10 - April 28, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-658-8088.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Since my car had been in the shop for a week getting a new shifting cable and clutch I took the opportunity to burn a few extra calories and cycle on down to The SILA Show at Billy Shire Fine Arts. It turned out to be a pretty fun show. And some of my friends like Mark Todd and Esther Watson were also in it. Here are some of my badly shot and focused pics of the night. Hmmm....and I didn't even have any wine. You'd think I could take a better picture.