Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Skate Deck V1



I started painting up a skate deck tonight for the upcoming show at Monkeyhouse Toys. I'm sorta liking where it's going. It'll get tightened up and modified with a few more coats of paint.

New Shirts




When I got back from KC, I had a couple sample shirts waiting for me. They were done with an ink jet printer. I'm still not sure what I think of the quality yet. I'll reserve judgment until I see what it looks like after it's gone through the wash a few times.

On the Way Home...



I'm always happy to see new street art while walking around the city. And it always disappoints me when there's a web site, or even worse, a myspace address listed.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ouija



I've been meaning to do a Ouija board for a long time. I've finally started on one...

Chip Off the Old Block



My dad surprised me when I was home over the weekend by giving me this drawing he did when he was a kid. I didn't get any more information out of him than that. Looks like it's probably watercolor with pen and ink. Pretty amazing that it hasn't completely disintegrated. Or been thrown away.

The Beast is Back

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mark Your Calendars













I'll be in 2 shows at Monkeyhouse Toys this year. The first is a skate deck show opening August 23. And the second is a small canvas show opening November 15.

Saturday....




I got my copy of Autoneurophobia. It looks pretty darned good, I gotta say. And it does have some of the production problems that I suspected it might. More importantly, seeing a physical copy gave me a better idea of what I need to do with it before (or if) I make it available to the public.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Disintegrated



The new pattern looks great as a desktop...until you have stuff on your desktop. Disintegrating it helps a bit...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

More! More! More!




I think I may have a production problem...as in I'm addicted to producing stuff. Just found a place that does club flyers...2"x3", 4 color both sides, 1000 qty, $30. How can I stop myself? And Pictoplasma is coming up...gotta have swag for the kids...

Savage Monsters!!!




I've been going nuts the past couple weeks getting Savage Monsters stuff produced... 5 new sticker designs, a book, postcards, a couple shirt samples...and now, maybe reprinting some shirts. I did my first run of t-shirts in 2001, and they sold relatively well. In 2003, I was talked into doing some girly shirts, which proved to be a mistake. I also did another run of the classic Savage Monsters Fan Club shirts, which has also sold out.

I'm still stuck with a bunch of girly shirts that are no longer in style. No clue what to do with them.

But, on the other hand, there's been a bit of renewed interest in the classic Savage Monsters shirts. AND...I've found a place that does glow-in-the dark ink relatively inexpensively. I wanted to do glow-in-the-dark 5 years ago but it was way too expensive. But now, I may have to do it. I was selling the original white ink on black shirts for $10 or $12. The glow-in-the-dark shirts will most likely be available for about $15, which I think is a pretty good deal.

Now if only I can find a place to do lenticular stuff inexpensively...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Devilschlock



Devin Quin asked me to do some art for the upcoming Devilschlock album... And this is what I've putzed out so far. I kinda like the character, but the rest of the design is lacking. But it'll come...

Pictoplasma

I just registered for Pictoplasma. Should be really good. I loved the one in Berlin.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gladwell Revisited



A slightly disintegrated version of Gladwell. Thanks to John Coulter for the font name.

Autoneurophobia: DONE



I finished the first version of Autoneurophobia, uploaded it to Lulu and ordered a copy. Final damage is 212 pages, and a hefty price tag...$36. Shipping bumps it up to $50. That's pretty much double the price that I'd want to sell it for, if I were to offer it to the public. So I guess I'm ending up with just a vanity piece/portfolio.

Meet Gertrude Marbleteeth



Gertrude is the new intern for Savage Monsters Industries. She's taking care of all the behind the scenes business details and whatnot. Any rumors of me having an inappropriate relationship with her are completely unfounded.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Weirdos and Greedheads in Cyberspace

Admittedly I'm on too many social networking websites. Linkedin is one of the more useful and professional among them. Recently, I received and invitation to connect from a guy who went to the same design school as me. I connected and checked his profile, which heavily promotes a couple books he's written. Sort of heavy handed, but Linkedin is business, self promotion oriented.

Not long afterward, I received another invitation to connect from a guy who is connected to the first guy. Red flags were popping up everywhere with this guy. According to his profile, he's a casting agent and talent agent at his own company. When I clicked on the link to his company, Top Linked came up. I googled his current and past and companies and found nothing. Further reading in his profile proved to be entertaining. According to it, he's been involved in the entertainment industry for the past 12 years. Nothing wrong with that. But under education, he went to Yale and is "Dr., Physics, Doctor of Medicine, 1990 – 1996." What?

His interests include "flying my plane, my 10 kids, women olllala am very hot, all kind of sport, bookwriting,and many many more, ask me"

This can't be real.

So I keep going back to the Top Linked site. Which proves to be entertaining as well. It's just a fast way to "make connections" for the sake of making connections. And paying a membership to do so. The top connector has over 40,000 connections. At that level, it's no longer personal. It's either a) just seeing how many connections they can make, or more likely b) collecting information to sell to any and all interested parties.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I Heart Savage Monsters




Not nearly enough hours in the day. I'm continually dropping one project for another. Since I got an e-mail about a discount from a print house, I feel compelled to make a postcard. I haven't done one in awhile. 4 color front/4 color back... I'm still kicking around what I want to do.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

My New Favorite Magazine

Finally Every Dimension of the Streets

Too bad this magazine is so hard to find. I lucked out and found it at the newsstand on the Uptown platform of the 6 train at Astor Place.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

It Feels Like It's 1985 All Over Again...



I've been downloading tons of stuff from various blogs...

7 Inch Punk
True Punk Metal
Born In The Basement
Hangover Heart Attack
Death to False Blogs
BorX's Ups

I've been finding all kinds of stuff that I've heard no mention of since I read about it in Puszone, Pushead's infamous column in Thrasher. And now I'm catching up on all kinds of Japanese, Swedish and Finnish Hardcore. Plus, I finally found the complete Attention album by Septic Death...

Septic Death-Attention

I also broke down and ordered the new Peter Pan Speedrock and the new Henry Fiat's Open Sore albums.

Punk rock.

Saturday Adventures...




Journey down to the Santa Monica pier and back. Multitudes of homeless people. And lots of kids in punk rock t-shirts.