This is a mock-up for my next screenprint- Octoband! I might also put this on a tote bag or a t-shirt. It’s been raining endlessly here in Providence… the next time I tell someone I’m from Oregon and the first thing they always say is “Doesn’t it rain there all of the time?” It does, but not like this I never owned an umbrella until I moved out east- Yes. it is making me cranky.
I just finished coloring KITTENS #2 and after just a bit more post-production it’ll be ready to be sent to the printers… and I’ll need to silkscreen the cover. I’ll be debuting this at the Linework Festival next month in my hometown of Portland, Oregon!
The inks are done, the book is lettered, I’m in post-production getting ready to print! KITTENS #2 “The Sounds of Indifference” is almost done! Above is the mock-up for the silkscreen cover.
I’ll be debuting this issue at the Linework Festival in Portland, OR in late May! Pick it up then!
Last fall the set designer from the Hulu TV series DeadBeat contacted me about using my silkscreen prints for decorating the set of a new character being introduced in season 3. That was all information I was given. New character, new set, my work would be perfect. I’m a fan of the show so I thought “sweet” and licensed a bunch of my prints.
If you don’t know about the show- it’s about a stoner who can see ghosts and he helps them resolve whatever issue they have left so they can move on. It’s silly and funny and worth watching.
Yesterday- 4/20 season 3 debuted (yes the show is not subtle but that’s also what makes it good). I was waiting to see which character would get my stuff as set decoration. The first new character they introduce is a girl- who is a necrophiliac. yep necrophilia girl. A lot of girls dig my stuff so I was a bit like “Oh No! does necrophilia girl have my stuff on her walls?” Well as I continued to watch the episode they introduce Kal Penn/Clyde! to the cast! But as I’m a sexist idiot and still thought my work was for a girl character- but by episode 3 I found out my work decorates Clyde’s apartment!
So basically- My work is on Kumar’s walls!
Please check out Deadbeat!
After struggling a bit with writer’s block I finally came up with a decent ending for my second issue of “KITTENS”- trust me you haven’t had writer’s block until you’re faced with writing bad jokes for a comic punk band comprised of foul tempered felines.
The second issue is in FULL SWING now and I’ll be debuting it at the Linework Festival in Portland!
MoCCA is Tomorrow! I’ll be debuting my new zine Giant Robot VS Monster! I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this book (OK, mainly tears, so many tears). I experimented with drawing and printing styles and discovered while a normal zine is pretty easy to bind, one with 11×17 poster in will make discover new expletives that get worse and angrier as you bind. So please! Come check it out this weekend!
It’s only $5 bucks!
MoCCA’s new host venue, Metropolitan West, is located on West 46th Street
April 02, 2016 – April 3, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
I’ll be debuting my Giant Robot vs Monster Zine at this year’s MoCCA Fest I’ll be there with my studiomates and it should be sweet. Above are the images for the transparent overlay pages… YES. I did say transparency pages for the both the Monster and the robot! It will defy comprehension- a fold out 11×17 poster? transparent overlays? Monsters? Robots? I can’t wait to finish this zine. Enjoy the gif below of transparency heaven
So as I was finishing this ink wash drawing I had a revelation- It’s not often in life that we achieve our dream goals. Sometimes we get pretty close. I draw for a living which is pretty sweet but when I was 15 I thought I’d be living the high life drawing only monsters and comics. My tastes have changed since I was 15- I like superheroes and really like monsters but I’ve got other things that I that I like draw more.. ok, maybe not more than monsters. To the point- I don’t think this is my best drawing, but I guarantee you, if you showed this to my 15 year old self he would clearly say I have satisfied all of my arty aspirations and can now glide on my skills. Which is pretty sweet to think about.
Okay, maybe not but these two would make such a cute couple when they’re not trying to destroy each other and cause massive amounts of collateral damage. MoCCA festival is coming up and I’m so excited to debut this zine!