Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fanfarlo poster

Here's a poster for Fanfarlo's show coming up at Lincoln Hall in Chicago. Great band, was inspired by the lyrics for the song "Harold T. Wilkins, or How to Wait For a Very Long Time" and came up with this imagery. 19 x 24 , 2 colors.

update 4/09:

Posters are now on sale in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Thieving Magpie

A new artprint, based on the image created for Murder By Death's new tour poster. Different color stock (Kraft Brown) limited edition of 50 copies, approx 30 to sell online.

Up now in my Etsy shop!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A few new prints

These are 2 new prints , created in conjunction with the Kim Crawford Wines campaign. More info to come soon in the form of process photos-

All Roads Real And Imagined


Murder by Death shirt design

Pick up this little fox at the Murder By Death show near you this spring....

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The Last American Bear Process

Finishing up a lot of work this week, packing and shipping art to Austin for Flatstock at SXSW (Next week already?!!). One thing to get finished is this new art print that has been on the backburner for awhile, The Last American Bear. I'll put up preview of the art as it is completed and the printing as well over the next few days.
Heres the first initial sketch on claybord followed by shots as I'm inking different sections and starting to improvise detail. At this point in the process I'm pretty much done using pencils. Its all sharp implements, music (a lot of ventures, Howling Wolf, Ornette Coleman, Chameleons and Wire as of late) As far as scale I'm working 16 x 20 inches, finished print will be 22 x 30 on Stonehenge.:

Starting in with a lot of detail on the Head :

Hmmm. Gotta do something about these eyes. Looking a little too psycho, even for an endangered Grizzly.

OK. Head looking better. Time to start gathering spare wood and used car parts for the rest of the body.

More tomorrow.

Murder by Death

Finished tour poster for Murder By Death , go check em out , they are doing a pretty extensive tour over the next few months in support of their new album , Good Morning Magpie.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The All-Star

My pal Mitch Putnam over at omgposters/posters and toys was asked by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles to curate a show of prints under the theme "Greatest sports moments of all time" or something to that effect. I was asked to participate along with 41 other artists and of course said yes.
Now, I'm from Chicago, which means that tragedy and loss are somewhat synonymous with being a fan of either the North or South Side teams (OK, especially North. I am a Cubs fan). So, what do I pick? The 1969 cubs flop? Or any of the many many many chokes since then? Notice the cynical Chicago attitude that doesn't even address the best basketball dynasty next to the Celtics when Number 23 was playing. Nope, back to normal here since MJ retired.
Anyhow, I figured a better option was to delve into creating my own ULTIMATE ALL-STAR. A sort of post-apocalyptic/Mythic/1980's High School burnout sort of awesome guy. So here he is. The All-Star. 18 x 24 screenprint. The Show opens this Thursday in Los Angeles. Someone out there take pics of the show and send em to me ok? THANKS!