Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

tagging at home: fun with decal art...

Woo...I got my hands on these letraset-like decal art of David Shrigley's doodles, BIG FUN! I marked most of my belongings within 24 hrs, including Jalapeño's food jar.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dan James Interview!

Another exciting interview for Lost At E Minor! Dan is one hell of an entertaining interview. Read it HERE!

Damara's Got Prints For Sale!

Damara Kaminecki aka Damarak the Destroyer has an awesome new set of razorblade themed prints for sale at Cannonball Press! Holiday shopping just got a little easier.

Joseph Hart's New Etchings

Today's Gaze (left), Pretty Posture
Four plate, six color intaglio etching with aquatint, sugar lift, spit-bite, digital inkjet collage, 24K gold leaf collage, and hand additions with graphite.
Sold as a set, edition of 35. Published by Forth Estate.

The above diptych from Joseph Hart will be on view at the Forth Estate booth, at the Editions/Artist Book Fair this weekend in NYC.

Pretty Posture
was accepted into the 2009 North American Print Biennial. Congrats, Joseph!

Editions / Artist Book Fair, with Forth Estate (booth #11)
October 31 - November 2nd, 2008
The Tunnel
293 11th Ave, between 27th & 28th
New York, NY

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shrek on Broadway

Here's a piece I did for this week's 'On the Horizion' section of the New Yorker!

Robert Sikoryak

I ran into Bob Sikoryak at the Strand on Sunday. Emily, Ilana, Drew and I met him when Chang Park had us speak at Parsons. Bob was checking out the graphic novel section while he was taking a break from working on his book. Drawn & Quarterly is putting out a collection of his Masterpiece Comics next year. He's currently featured in “An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories, Volume 2.”

Monday, October 27, 2008

the making of a pizza cookie

last year it was the burger cake for jashar's b-day. this year, pizza cookie! emily, jed & i spent the entire afternoon yesterday cutting out marshmellow pepperoni, onions, peppers and mushrooms....looks a bit like play doh pizza but nevertheless well worth it i'd say!

The Oedipus Cycle

The Oedipus Cycle, The New Yorker, November 3, 2008

A couple of weeks ago, The New Yorker sent me to see The Oedipus Cycle at the Pearl Theatre. I attempted some life drawing during the play, but the theater was too dark to draw anything coherent. Fortunately, there was time during the intermissions to sketch out thumbnails. It was a great show- I'd definitely recommend checking it out.

an unused sketch with an ink wash experiment

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cliffside Houses

The November backpage of Paper Magazine.. I snuck an Obama pin on the dress in the finish and they ended up crediting it in the printed version.. Paper's the best!

(dress: Proenza Schouler, Flower Headpiece: Anna Sui, Pin: Obama campaign)

David Stone Martin

On my other blog (no, not that one... the other one), I'm always saying that "Today's Inspiration"- a blog about old school illustration- really lives up to it's name.

Check out their entries on David Stone Martin-
Modernism meets Traditionalism
Early Days
For the Record
"...unusual pictures, vitalized by many strange textures"
"Bending a wire"

His line quality is similar to Ben Shahn and Andy Warhol's illustrations.

Check out a full gallery of Martin's work here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We want Plu-to! We want Plu-to!

I have very fond memories of watching this video when I was a kid. I had the one where the narrator was a magic mirror, this one is just a lame talking pumpkin but I think the videos are the same. When Pluto goes to cats court in part three is a classic.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Wooly Welcome

Happy Monday Everyone and thank you for inviting me over!
I'm thrilled to be your friend and/or foe, as the case may be.
It seems I have some mighty catching up to do, and I sure do hope I don't disappoint.

In the meantime, it's getting chilly up here in the north country; here's a sweater from my sketchbook if you need it....

I look forward to playing in the sandbox with you!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Aijung Kim Interview

Our buddy Aijung Kim was interviewed by Sequential Tart, a web zine devoted to women in comics. Read it here.

Hold Tight

So, I missed the opening reception to this GRNY show, but it sounds pretty awesome! Jordin Isip, Takashi Iwasaki, and Calef Brown among others are showing... but the biggest suprise was Jad Fair! I honestly didn't know he did art, but I'm certainly interested in seeing if it rivals his musical talents!

My floor doesn't really look like this...

A WFoF header I put together in preparation of the much awaited random header loader! I'm also making a downloadable desktop wallpaper with the same theme. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ASCA Scool Counselor

This here project has been occupying me for a little over the last two weeks. So much fun, the ad, Monica Bussolati of Bussolati Design essentially let me do whatever I wanted with only minor changes which was AWESOME.
My apologies for the traitorous RISD logo, btw....I had all the colors mapped out and our ol' Pratt colors just didn't fit very sadly...I did manage to get Vassar in there for Jed though...
Check out my blog for the third image & some sketches!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

French Fries to go...

My my my very first blog post, of course I have to stutter, I feel very nervous. Thanks for the invitation guys!

A Paris gig that Brendan and I have been working all summer is taking place. He was listening to Bram Stoker's Dracula on tape when painting and as a result, it became the Crossing. When lunch time came around, I was tempted to make that enormous crocodile sandwich from Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes with baguette as the body, boiled eggs for the eyes and artichokes for the scales, mmm...It didn't happen though, I'll save that for my kid's bento box someday. Okay, back to the show stuff, I made my very first hanging mobile and sure enough, difficult to balance the wires, big ups to the genius -  Alexander Calder. For now, I want to share about a fine French: Isabelle Boinot. Her collages and drawings are full of flavor! In the gastronomical Paris, you can find her Super Cherie Zine and her features in Frederic Magazine at Un Regard Moderne. (this comic/book store is packed with treasures) 

30 Reasons Poster Post

Here's the big mamba jamba for the campaign. I wanted a "oil rigs as imperial walkers on the ice planet Hoth" type feel. Fun for me is hours of rectangles and tubes.

Levine in Winter

My bro sent this link to me- Vanity Fair's interview with caricaturist David Levine.

Slideshow/ portfolio here.

New York Review of Books gallery of Levine's work here.

Official site here.

Monday, October 13, 2008


"Katyn," The New Yorker, October 20, 2008

The Oscar nominated "Katyń" (2007) tells the story of the Katyn Forest massacre of Polish soldiers by the Russians during World War II. This is considered director Andrzej Wajda's most important film- his father was a victim of the massacre. A Wajda retrospective is being shown at Lincoln Center from Oct. 17 through Nov. 13.

Read more here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Clubber Dictionary

Here's another guy for Las Vegas CityLife for a snarky piece about club lingo. And yes, all those dance moves are from the DeGraff repertoire. Feel free to snag the "Double Arm Raise Stand In Place March", or the "Raise Finger, Head Down Squat Salute", or the delicate "Wobble Without Moving Your Feet 'Cause Your Holding a Martini, and Already Drunk". Do not try these at home - they are for public display only! Five people must be present, and one or all of them must be embarassed for you (preferably a significant other, or close family member).

Also, I did a piece for a poster show called "30 Reasons" which is an online poster campaign to help elect Obama consisting of illustrators and designers with a poster to be released every day until the election. Anywho, sign up for the mailer or just check out the work at

"Italian Masters of Comic Art"

art by Gipi

"Italian Masters of Comic Art" opens tonight at the Scott Eder Gallery. The reception is from 6-9pm. The show features the work of Lorenzo Mattotti, Milo Manara, Tanino Liberatore, Sergio Toppi, Igort, Gipi, Manuele Fior, Marco Corona, Gabriella Giandelli and Andrea Bruno.

If you can't make it over to DUMBO, you can check out a preview of the show here.

Scott Eder gallery
18 Bridge St. #2-i
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 797-1100

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lil' Feller for the Times Op-Ed

Bailout art for Kim Bost for the letters section of the Op-Ed. I do love me the 4 hr turnaround!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Edel in Toronto

Check out images from Edel Rodriguez's half of "Hidden Secrets"- his show with Jon Krause at Lonsdale Gallery.

Lonsdale Gallery 410 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON Canada M5P 2W2, tel: (416) 487-8733

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Safe For Now

Despite all the drama surrounding the economy going on right now, there in fact appears to be a silver lining!

"Lost in the House of Representatives' push to pass $700 billion bailout legislation is the so-called Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008.
Late Friday, the Senate passed the measure and sent it to the House, where it landed dead on arrival."

Read all about it HERE.