Nov 18, 2013

Melting Simpsons for Admiral Browning and some limited merch

If this kid thinks it's rad then you know it is.

((((per the usual click on all these images to see the nitty gritty))))

So here's the deal: My buddies in Admiral Browning were going on a short summer tour and needed a poster to promote it. I had an idea for messing with the Simpsons characters so I offered them a poster for every stop on the tour. It ended up being one of my most popular projects yet so I made an art-zine based on the drawing side of it, am selling a few shirts of the art and have a few (maybe 3 each) of the posters left to sell at my Etsy shop.

Without more ado, here is some of it all:


Every poster is available at my shop for now over on Etsy:


I put up a few of the designs on Society6 but limited the color choices and products, not trying to go all out just wanna see how this stuff works. Check out whats available:


Over on my Etsy shop I sold a few of the zines.

 The zines have no band info and captions taken from (and out of) episodes of the Simpsons by each character. This was alot of fun to make and great to see people's reactions when looking at it.


From humble idea...

To labored drawing....

... and from initial Photoshop mockup to labored drawing scanned and cleaned up then colored in Photoshop!

....OH YEAH! I almost forgot! You can buy some of the drawings over on my Big Cartel site:

(yeah having 3 shops is confusing, BC might have to roll over to Etsy soon if I don't get more traffic over there)

Last but not least here's a clusterf*ck of animated process GIFs for the fun of it:

Nov 11, 2013

Dali's Llama 20th Anniversary poster, shirt, party & review!

Hey ya'll! Below and above is some of my finished art for Dali's Llama's 20th Anniversary show. The animated GIF was for the hell of it, the 1 color and full color posters were used in online and print promotion through the Coachella Valley.

Below is a picture composite I made to base the drawings off of along with a "genius" sketch I did beforehand.

Down here we have some of the sketching process  down through the final black and white art. Humble beginnings!

If you click on the below images to make them bigger you'll see some of the poster revisions. I stuck to my usual palette on this but still had fun with it.

The amps are hidden in the final product but looking good here!

They used the band image for the Coachella Valley Weekly cover story!

The band made pins and shirts from the art, how rad is that?

Misc pic of the drummers drawing. You can see the ink lines going over the blue line i printed out from the sketches.

I ended up going out to the show!
The Obelisk did a cool pre-show write up on it over here so I had to go....
The show was beyond great. The 3 hour drive blew on by, the beers were cheap, the people were friendly and the bands played under an old metal half pipe frame flipped upside down that is now used as a lighting rig. Oh yeah and the PA was LOUD and heavy as hell. Can't go wrong!

Here's a pic of the drive out there from LA and one of the sign at the place.

Ultra electric Mega Galactic!

Dali's Llama in front of some Autumn Woods!

Rubber Snake Charmers with Alfredo Hernandez and Mike Pfeffer on dual drums, both formerly of Brant Bjork and the Bros.

Watch a clip from Dali's Set over here on UTOOB!

Read a review of the rad gig over on this website ya'll...

Till next time!

Sep 17, 2013

Stealing is the greatest form of free market capitalism?

The Soundgarden poster I designed for the Creative Allies King Animal contest (see blog HERE) by bootlegged by an Ebay user "de_store83" (Click HERE) in Bulgaria. Not much to say about it except it looks like someone, most likely someone I know, reported it and ebay took it down. Because it was taken down I can't leave feedback on it, I can probably try to get my money back through ebay so we'll see if that happens. The seller likes to argue with the buyers that leave negative feedback which is hillarious, check it out HERE. They used a web sized JPG he found on the internet so it looks like pixelated-shit. It's al pretty hillarious to me, at least I got a shirt with my art on it. Here's some pics n stuff! Oh yeah, I should say it took 6 weeks to get to me because of the crappy mailing label and printer they used on the package. Good job buddy!


May 28, 2013

2013 Skillit Art Zine and prints

2013 brings a new portfolio art zine, a thing I've been doing almost yearly (skipped last year) since 2009! The art zine is a way to show off my best work at the moment, as of writing this I'm out of the first printing and replaced a couple of older pieces with some of my best created in the month or so between print runs. This year its 20 pages with 23 pieces of art and features a 3 panel trifold cover and 2 panel inside front cover. It's roughly 5x8" when folded and printed on 80lb gloss text weight paper and UV coated after printing. I think it's pretty bad ass, heres some pics as proof:

This  is the first year I'm selling 10 of them out of the 20 2nd printing. I say sell but it's not really a sale, I'm giving them away at cost, the cost of printing and shipping is $9 in the US. Look up what it would cost to print something like this at a discount online printer and you'll wonder how it's not $15, go ahead & check out people selling zines with less pages, art and care that went into this one for more money.


I went ahead and printed 15 10x17" prints of the cover on 80lb Cougar cover stock and I'm shipping those with the zine FREE. That's right, go ahead and throw out any chance of me making money on this like you might have thought in the paragraph above. So here's your chance if you like my art and want to see it in person up close but don't have an appetite for posters or heavy rock CD's... the zine!

BUY HERE by clicking this here link! Only $9 PP!

Here's some process pics of the whole ordeal, yeah picking 23 of your best, not favorite but best to the world at large, is an ordeal. Creating an original cover that you think might best sum up what you do is even harder. It might be another 2 years before I do this again!