Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cartoon Art Museum Halloween Sketch-a-thon!!

 Last Saturday, I had the honor and privilege of drawing alongside artists Vincent Kukua, Jeff Plotkin, Brian Kolm at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. We donated our time and talent to museum visitors from 11am to 5pm. The event was a great test of my imagination and cartooning skills and I ended up with a few personal favorites that I almost wanted to keep for myself, including a candy corn bat (not shown).

 It's always fun drawing for kids and adults, and the time just flew by. Towards the end, I started in on a few black and white only alien and robot heads that folks seemed to like as much as the colored ones.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Guest Artist @ Quick Draw SF!! (10/30)

I am very excited to share that I will be a guest artist at this week's Halloween edition of the Paint Pens Collective/Neverending Radical Dude QUICK DRAW SF event.

The lineup of artists is phenomenal and it's a huge honor to be included with Alexis Amann, Steven Russell Black, Jean Chen, Justin DeVine, Megan Kott, Jeff Plotkin, Norio Fujikawa, Zachary Sweet, Ben Jelter, and Annica Lydenberg.

The plan is to craft a series of wacky kaiju based on my favorite TV legends on four wheels including K.I.T.T., the A-Team van, the General Lee, and more! Although, I might just settle for a series of cyborg hats and caps with stingers, claws and spindly legs. And yes, the work will be for sale! 

I should also thank everyone for the incredibly positive response to my Funk of 40,000 Years series. I will have the drawings with me to share and sell if anyone's interested. It's turning out to be a challenging but fun series.

This QUICK DRAW SF will take place on Thursday, October 30th from 6pm-9pm at F8 Gallery/Bar located at 1192 Folsom (cross street is 8th) in SOMA.  21+

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Monday, October 13, 2014


Thank you to everyone who came out to Flourish 2014 to support Oakland Art Murmur. I was in the "Artists in Action" section working along side some excellent artists, including Heather Day, Martin Webb, Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh. Charlie Milgrim and Taylor Brown. I donated a small selection from my "croque debris" series of watercolors which sold for $40 each. It was bittersweet parting with a few of them, but I know they have found new homes.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Funk of 40,000 Years (An Inktober Event)

This will be my second year doing a series of drawings for INKtober. I chose the phrase "The Funk of 40,000 Years" from the Vincent Price cameo in Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' as a focus for the series. The drawings will be inspired by lyrics, images and themes from some of my favorite 80s funk, disco and soul songs. With Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos happening this month, I thought it appropriate to keep things crazy, creepy and surreal like the music. Here's my target list for the series:

The Funk of 40,000 Years

1. Alligator Woman
2. Atomic Dog
3. All-Day Sucker
4. Flashlight
5. Fantastic Voyage
6. Brick House
7. Skin Tight
8. Lady Cab Driver
9. Thriller
10. Erotic City
11. One Way Bus
12. Storm King (Bob James)
13. Bootzilla
14. Fire (Ohio Players)
15. Love Gun
16. Starfish and Coffee
17. The Groove Line
18. Super Freak
19. Lady Cab Driver
20. Stomp (The Brothers Johnson)
21. Strawberry Letter 23
22. Rubberband Man
24. Soul Finger (The Bar-Kays)
25. The Thing With the 40 Eyes
26. Freaks Come Out At Night
27. Knee Deep
28. Brick House
29. Serpentine Fire
30. Mind Blowing
31. Tamborine 

Below are the first ones. I should also attribute my attempts at incorporating text on some of them to the shining influence of Megan Lynne Kott and Justine Lawrence Levine. I like their stuff. By the way, I finally broke down and bought some Rapidograph white ink for my technical pens, so you can expect more white-on-black technique on some of these.