Tuesday, February 27, 2007

POTM #3: ye olde sea kat

you may have noticed that it took me a while to get this print of the "month" done. well, i've been busy. but now it can be told: i was giving birth to sea kat.

this month's print (number three in total) brings with it a new form: the shirt. and it also brings with it a buddy: a little booklet entitled "the illustrated myths and rituals of sea kat". a booklet which, in pictorial form, illustrates the birth and death of one Sea Kat.

Q: what/who is the sea kat?
A: one might say there is a little sea kat in all of us. i refer you to the recordings of steve miller's "the joker" and "wintertime" for more inspiration. i am so not kidding. an exploration of invented mythologies? a little buddy to keep us safe? a visitor from within?

Q: where did he/she come from?
A: i met sea kat on a beach in mexico. we watched the waves glow green from the red tide and then i went to bed.

Q: what kind of shirt is it?
A: american apparel (sizes s, m, l, and xl)

enough of this foolishness, though. this month's print is a shirt, printed by my good buddy John over at mollusk (thanks, john!). it comes with a 12 page booklet (4 inches by 5 inches). as with all POTM's, it's $25, shipping included. it's a limited edition of 48. if you would like one, you can paypal via the paypal website with the username nb_russell (at) hotmail.com, or you can email me or stop me on the street. please tell me your preferred shirt size, keeping in mind that these shirts, in my experience, shrink a bit.

thanks for looking, i appreciate it. and thank you to my subscribers near and far, for helping me make this series possible.

i joke, but this is serious stuff.

thanks to model, abby g.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


new print of the month will be announced tomorrow. jeez... finally. shut up.

let the soft fabric protect you and hide your embarrassing tribal tattoo

this shirt is now available exclusively at Mollusk in san francisco.46th and irving. www.mollusksurfshop.com. drawn by myself, and expertly printed by john mcmollusk.
danielle took these pictures on her porch, after we made breakfast tacos and coffee. why don't you visit her rad site if you think you're all big and stuff: rubiphotography.com. male model: kyle, who channels the clam with his good good stuff at: kyledraws.com

your majestic cabana beard is beautiful and crucial

so crucial is the majesty.
all photos by danielle rubi, except the one of herself, which i believe adrian took. but it was with her camera, so can he really take credit? you be the judge. copyright 2007. many many thanks to adrian and danielle for letting me sleep on the cabana bed and snuggle with kitty. my santa barbara spirit cousins.

Friday, February 9, 2007

galaxies fountain and the celestial mom

recently my good friend pat thomas played a song by ELO for me called "momma" and it kind of blew my mind. then i went and bought an ELO record and i just play that song every morning when i'm getting dressed and drowsy. then my friend john showed me a dvd of ELO videos from the 70's, and in one scene jeff lynne and company are playing in cloud with giant neon rainbows all around them. jeff lynne looks sort of like my other friend sean smith if he wore sunglasses all the time. the venus of willendorf would have made a great backdrop for an ELO video.

three kings of the wooden rainbow

i was reading the book "one flew over the cukoo's nest" (which for some reason i never read before and i recommend it) by ken kesey about 3 months ago. there is a scene in a which a schizophrenic patient is babbling and throwing out little nonsensical phrases and one of them was "mexico is the wooden rainbow." how beautiful is that? it made me think of a few things, like the time i went to mexico and sat on the beach with a cat, about making a giant white rainbow out of wood for an art show (and then later i found out there was a band called white rainbow and i bought all their cd's and they are very good), and about how good words can sound. so if mexico is a wooden rainbow, it would have three kings, and this is them.