As of yesterday I no longer live in the smallest state. Thank you Providence, you were fun and I met some great people and learned some cool things. I learned all about the state’s founder- Roger Williams and how he inspired our American concept of religious freedom and “the Separation of Church and State”- and that there is no debate he meant exactly that (also found out that the puritans were jerks, driving in Massachusetts- no surprise there). For a good intro into Roger Williams check out this Smithsonian Article. I also found out that in the smallest state this qualifies as a waterfall (Yes I’m being an Oregon snob when it comes to waterfalls) . Big thank you to the Frog & Toad Store for selling my wares and introducing me to a Rhode Island specific- Stuffies.
Now I’m off to Montauk for a Month then I start my journey to move to the actual island state.
Above is Roger Williams debating a Stuffie
Just some of cool things I’ll be bringing this Sunday to the LineworkNW Festival!
I’m really excited to be participating in a festival in my home town! I’ve already seen a Timber game (they lost. Boo) gone hiking up Oneonta Gorge (Not freezing in May, if you need proof of global warming that is it) BBQ’d on the Sandy river! (Thanks Rocky!) It’s been pretty sweet except my brother insists that we ride bikes everywhere. So my visit will be wrapping up with this Festival- It’s free admission and chock full of amazing artists whom I’m lucky to exhibit with! So come by this Sunday and check out some cool comics and illustrations!
Linework NW will take place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Norse Hall in Portland, Oregon. Hours of operation are 1pm-8pm both days. Attendance is free and open to the public.
111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
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