Saturday, 29 December 2007

The Dorkiest Post Ever

Well, maybe not... but it comes close.
This is the favicon for this page I made today! If you notice at the top left in your browser, it no longer has the "Blogger icon, but a small, somewhat indistinguishable icon of St. Francis scowling! So now when you FAVORITE this site (hint hint!!!) you'll be able to recognize its distinguished je ne sais quois from other blogs. What a horrible name: blog. Maybe I'll draw a picture of a blog. Blog. Bllllooooooooggg.

Yes, the dork factor is on 11 tonight.

And if you bribe me, I'll design one for your site!

Friday, 28 December 2007

The Big ChAIR

M Lamar presents: The Lynching Tree

Here's a flyer I designed for the Sidewalk show on Sunday. I'll be on visuals (on deck?) 9:00 sharp, not gay time... I'll see you there!

Patti Smith

One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Patti Smith performing Horses and Hey Joe on The Old Grey Whistle Test "before she hit it big" (ha!) in 1976.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Wait for It... Wait for It!...

Gettin' ready for THE BIG RELEASE!!!
That's right, folks... we're weeks away from the first issue of Invisible Empire!!!

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

The Cute and the Profane

I hope everybody had a great holiday in the snow or sun.

I ate lasagna... just like Garfield!!!

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Ahmed, My Friend

My friend Ahmed draws these little characters... I tried to do one but it's not round enough and doesn't have enough shape. For some reason the scanner cropped it all funny-like. But I think it's kind of cool...?

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Fabulous, Dahling

Why is this season of Project Runway soooooo boring?

Monday, 17 December 2007

It's Coming!!!

Out with the old and in with the old!

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Friday, 14 December 2007


Everybody has a messed up Bats they eventually do. I decided to get mine out of the way so that nobody asks for one at the next con.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Happy BDay, Mandy!

I didn't have time to sketch today... it's crunch time for comic books!

But I did this for my friend Mandy... 'cuz it's her birthday!

And now I'm off to Heather's!!! C U there!!!


Karlheinz Stockhausen; Kontakte

Karlheinz Stockhausen recently left this planet. If you're not familiar with his work, here's a music video that someone made for his composition "Kontakte."

He's on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's. Fifth from the left on the top row (right next to W.C. Fields).

He was a pioneer in music techniques we take for granted now (sampling, pretty much anything you can do on ProTools...).

Perfect soundtrack to the snow storm.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007


I went to the SVA open studio today. One piece that my friend Sunita did is going to be hung in their gallery! Way to go!!! It was awesome.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Strike Like a Cobra

I've been following this WGA strike very closely. What a crazy month it's been. In the end, we need to support artists, no matter how little we may have in common. Why? Because there is a war against imagination in this country.

If the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie makes the same as the last one in DVD sales (approx. $ 5million) guess how much the two screenwriters recieve? (Answer to come in next post!)???

Monday, 10 December 2007

Thunder Bums

How would you love to be in a band called The Thunder Bums? Seriously?

This comic has no relation to any living persons, especially graduates of RISD who play drums in noise bands with names like Thunder Bums and publish expensive "art" books.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Saturday, 8 December 2007

More Unsavory Characters

So James Kolchaka's American Elf is now completely free (but you can still register and get extra goodies) and I realized that it's actually a webcomic that I like. I usually associate web comics with bad art and a ton of video game references... but really it's anything published on the web (like this here ONLINE SKETCHBOOK!). So I figured, maybe I should try it out. Just simple, quick stream-of-conscious WEB COMICS! Let me know if you like it... We'll see how long it lasts!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Let's Do Lunch

Need a storyboard artist? Anyone?

Storyboards were invented by Walt Disney! The most innovative animator? Is it any wonder Hitchcock was a great artist, and David O Selznick did almost 100 watercolor sketches of Atlanta burning in Gone with the Wind?

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

The Funniest Running Joke in America

This is common knowledge, but I love charts... so here it is (in my best Ralph Steadman!). A conglomeration of Zogby, Gallup, CNN, Fox (yes, Fox News), NBC and other sources. Bush's approval rating hit its highest point after 9/11, around 87 percent. It is now between 24 and 32 depending on who you talk to. I believe Congress is around 11. Luckily we have a fine selection of candidates this year, including people that want to continue Bush's plan and people who don't want to continue the Bush administration's plan but don't really have a plan. Here's a novel idea: PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING! Try it out?

Monday, 3 December 2007

A Poodle, a Doodle and Be a Brit Different

In other news, BAClog 3: The Mock-Brit Music Issue came out! That was fast, you crazy kids! What are you on and why aren't you sharing? I read it and it's all fantastic. Sam Random's Supplication to St. Bono is amazing, Mark Gurarie's "The Solo that Saved the World" begs to be read aloud in your best cockney, "Fear and Loathing on the Bowery" by my good friend R. A. Tumas reminded me of something to detailed to talk about here, Calvin Matthews' "Keeping Up With the Cools" is awesome.

Look for it around Bushwick... or write to the addy at the end ot this;

The e-mail that was sent out:

So BAClog no.3: the mock brit music issue is now widely available in a few locations around Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Manhattan. It fits in your pocket without folding, creasing or bending, like a regular sized magazine that has somehow, magically been shrunken into a convenient smaller format. Our website, will have it, as well as no.2, the letters issue for your mouse clicking pleasure by the end of the week. Props go out to Kim Venable, for the fabulous cover design, as well as Mary Johnson for the creation of our very first BAClog(o). Props out to Lil' Lay-lay on the block, ya heard. In contrast to the arc of most rockers careers, the critics feel this issue is better than our early work. In addition, we are currently looking for benefactors and patrons, to help defray the costs of printing. Don't worry, our non-profit status is pending, you'll be able to write-off the $2 donation. We will gladly stuff your SASEs with any and all issues we have lying about here. Send correspondence of this sort to:

The BushwickArtistConsortium
475 Hart St. office #2
Brokeland, NY 11221

Our next issue, due out January 1, 2008 will be "the Future Obsolete," and we are welcoming submissions for it and all future editions. Send us gaelic prose, poetry, impressionist drawings, photos of polaroids, Mitt Romney's dirty underwear, cassettes, commodore 64s, and of course, laser-discs. Or just, something really, really good. Thank you all for letting us take you apart. Err, I mean, 'thank you for taking part.'

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Marty Robbins

It's been a while since I did one of these "Dusty Trip" portraits. I couldn't resist this Marty Robbins album with THREE pictures pasted together almost accidently. The small one looks like it's about to be eaten! This was when Marty's 'stache was boss.

Thanks for checking it out!

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