Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Project: pretty girl

Here's a grayscale version of another illustration for my August show. I'm trying to keep them coming.  This one's based on a high school portrait I found at my Grandma's house that belonged to my Uncle Tony.  The back says: 
Tony, A first class nut who is really neat.  I'm glad I got to know you. "And the gods made love"   - R.M.A. Debbie

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

La Bodega!

Here's some sign work I've done for La Bodega for the new, deluxe canned beer section and to save the earth, respectfully.  I think the armpit hair, handlebar moustache, and sweet La Bodega belt buckle scream "Man!"    

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Project: Moustache Man

Here's an image from a solo show I'm working on for August at Urban Greens based on a collection of old photographs I've amassed over the years.  I'll be posting in black and white and get the colored versions up after the show.  I loved this guy's moustache. 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fur Rondy cont.

Here's the other comic, that I think will also sadly be unused, though the images have made great business cards. 

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fur Rondy

I was asked to prepare a few drafts for this year's Fur Rondy guide.  I think at this point, the ideas are going to be unused, but here's a look at the process.  I've attached the quick 5 minute sketch, then the finished comic, with a roughly sketched in gray wash and some hand drawn lettering.  I had hoped to do it in color, but I've got a few other things pending, like my taxes, so that will have to wait.  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pop! (a call for artists)

The MTS gallery is hosting a show Pop! in April recreating all of the majesty and wonder of your youth. Skateboards, posters, records, comics and mix-tapes! It will all be there. This is your opportunity to create (or recreate) everything that was and is awesome! I\'m co-curating the show at the MTS gallery with Carolynn Kinneen and Clark Yerrington. We\'re looking for artist\'s proposals for the show by March 1st. The great thing is that we will be looking for a huge variety of work, as noted below, so the sky\'s the limit. What are we looking for? Anything really. 

For example: A imaginary punk flyer from 1982. That gate fold prog-rock album with the sweet dragon and narwhal you had a dream about once. A better version of that Kiss poster you stared at as a kid. The cover for that mix-tape you meant to make in college with the collage cover and all the songs that started with the letter \"Q\".
The call for artists is below and you can submit proposals for more than one category. Please forward this along if you know of anyone who would be interested. The submissions are not limited to just Alaskan Artists. Feel free me to contact me or Carolyn with any questions.
*****Call for Artists*****
Pop! Art exhibit at MTS Gallery Anchorage, AK
Inspired by the pop art movement & everything that mattered from your teenage years – whenever they took, place. Use whatever medium you desire that fits the format & theme. 
Formats we are accepting:
  • Snowboard deck (no longer than 160 cm long, 257mm wide)
  • Skateboard deck (no larger than 8.25 width x 31.25 long)
  • Cassette Mixed Tape (w/liner notes) (average cassette tape)
  • Album cover 12.5 inches x 12.5 inches
  • Zine or comic book cover (11x17 sheet back & front, with half-inch side borders and one-inch borders top/bottom)
  • Posters (no larger than 24x36)
  • Concert Flyer (need 30 black & white Xerox copies) no larger than 8.5 x 11 
Deadline for email proposal: March 1st 
We will reply to all submissions by March 9th
Finished Artwork needs to be completed & turned in by April 11th 
Email submission proposal or jpg of prior work or questions to 

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Life Drawing

I found a new life drawing class through the Anchorage Museum, $20 per go, with professional life models.  Apparently its been going on for ever and ever and now one told me.