Friday, January 30, 2009

New Black Keys Tour Poster

Lots of new work coming out- here is a poster for The Black Keys. They are touring right now in the Midwest and east coast.

available now in my etsy shop

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Weekend work

Lots of work on a cold Chicago weekend at the shop and drawing table.

Listening to a lot of Sun Ra and John Coltrane. Hoping to maybe catch Han Bennink at Corbett Vs. Dempsey tomorrow.

Editioning Black Keys Posters, check. Finishing Umphrey's McGee Poster, Check.

Starting to print "Rebirth" art print, check.

Here's a preview on "Rebirth" , the drawing about 2/3 completed.

Some of you will recognize the image from an Explosions in the Sky Poster I made last year using charcoal and ink. I always wanted to do another very very detailed version of this drawing, so I'm having fun with it. More photos to come later tonight and tomorrow.

Thursday, January 22, 2009



5 color screenprint, 26 x 21 inches on Steel Blue Construction, edition of 100.

Close up:

UP for sale in my Etsy shop!

Monday, January 19, 2009

#37: Richard Milhous Nixon

Finally back to updating this blog. Lots of work happening , so I will start documenting it all here. Posters upcoming for The Black Keys, Witch ,Umphrey's McGee and a slew of new amazing art prints.

I was invited to do a portrait of a U.S. President for a show titled "All the President's Men" at Leia Bell's fine gallery Signed and Numbered in Salt Lake City.

Naturally I chose Richard Nixon. His resignation speech when I was 4 years old is one of my first vivid memories. I knew I'd have fun drawing his likeness and distorting it to my own ends and point of view on his criminal presidency.

Started off with a line drawing on claybord:

Scratchboard process:

And the final prints: (editioned on Red and Slate Grey)

And now for some choice Nixon quotes:

"Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."

"People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got. "

"Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government. "

"Well, I screwed it up real good, didn't I? "

"I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. "

This print is available in my Etsy shop.