Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

more karms

you're thinking about it and touching your head

not fighting, but styling

Friday, March 27, 2009

instant karm

so a month or so ago i took part in southern exposure's monster drawing rally.
i got off a plane from mexico and took the bart train straight to the party.
it was very crowded and i didn't really see anyone i knew that well and i felt a little weird holding a bag filled with swimming trunks and sand. i ate a taco outside and waited for my time to draw. what happens is a whole mess of artists are in a big square drawing whatever they can in an hour while people cheer them on or talk to them and generally just get excited. then they pin the art on the wall and people buy it for $60. i was pretty stoked to do it and this was the first year i was invited, so needless to say: happy guy over here. and you know what? it was totally weird to draw in that situation. way weirder than i expected. it was really fun, but i started getting nervous and could feel the eyes all over me. and some drunk teenagers tried to take my brushes and draw and i felt like such a square for telling them that i was using them and they had to stop: grampa bumming out the kids. long story shortish: it was fun, strange, frustrating, exciting, and ultimately a totally worthwhile experience. here's a handful of the 8(!) drawings i did in an hour. i hope i get to do it next year and deliver heavy goods.

i've been on such a smog kick for the last few months. i was listening to this song on the pod about 10 minutes before i had to draw. the song about push ups in a winter rates seaside motel. i should really be doing more push ups. but, like, emotional push ups. ripped brain pecs.

paparazzi! poor little LiLo and SamRon.

i totally blanked as soon as i sat down so i kind of redid a drawing from mexico that was a gift for two dear friends of mine. this one looks way different, but means something else because i was making it for a different reason. the context and the content and all that. side note: the person who bought this is a painter who i am big fan of and it made me feel real good inside. connections, man.

cat's cradle, man. the infinite webs! it makes me think about KVonn. some people like to hate on KV, but i don't understand it. but i'd like to talk about it and tell you why you're wrong. also this looks now like a really blatant subconscious ben shahn rip off.

-i just drank a lot of coffee
-go to mollusk tonight for the art show below

Thursday, March 26, 2009

past life

the barbaric yawp of the now

dudes, i'm still in town (you seen that storm on the 80? sheesh.) and this is happening and it's all happening all the time:

art stuff derived from Thomas Campbell's new surf film "The Present"

Opening Friday March 27th 2009 7-10pm
with musical guest... tommy guerrero

Mollusk Surf Shop Gallery
4500 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

Contributing Artists...

thomas campbell
peter mcbride
steve keene
kyle field
alex kopps
evan hecox
nathaniel russell
jesse ledoux
john mccambridge
johanna st. clair
serena mitnik-miller
tiffany campbell
scott soens
devon howard

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

slurp it from your palm

tight bud sister from another mister abby g updates her progressively great and gooder bloggings with a post regarding our halloween misfits cover band from years back. featuring photos and mp3s, it is a true historic document of roommates and buddies sincerely goofing. long live special occasion bands!

free idea

trying to take the little book with me everywhere so i stop forgetting everything. sometimes you go back and look at things you let go: free ideas. but this is from a day ago and i forgot about it, so it ends up your past self trying to tell your now and future self a story. like back to the future in reverse. or the second back to the future movie where they have the hoverboards. reverse scrooging.

Monday, March 23, 2009

the loom of the bloom and experiments in inter-bloggins

this sketchbook drawing appeared about the clouds and the future of clouds and people after, once again, tripping out on my bud dave's drawings over here. the loom of the bloom putting the boom in the broom. dustbins + code words = now, dude.

i love my friend abby g and look forward to middle america adventures this spring. maybe listen to her music and read her mission statements over here. bonus photo of my face from the side.

Friday, March 20, 2009


-the wind-down
-wood chip
-peanut pants
-olden ways
-blister balm
-new toast
-full blown blobbin

Thursday, March 19, 2009

scotch egg

scottish bros: go see this!

morning ritual (in b/w)

my grandfather was a shriner

i found his masonic diploma in my grandmother's desk

next to the brass knuckles

cryptic is the new texting

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

bro sho

it's tight bud convention at mollusk in late april.
but i'll be indiana.
i am making this poster for the show.
danielle will rip you a new one (gently).

rolling credits

tripping out on opening credits!
2009 is the year of animation!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

multiple chances to buy me beer and/or snacks

-you should probably go to the great american music hall (sf) tonight and see my tight bud eric shea open up for my professionally-tight bud neil halstead. it will be a night of gentle bombs and delicate stabs. and then you can buy me a beer.
-although i am conflicted because another tight bud, k. field, is playing a mile away with his begulls and little wings. i'm not going to tell you what to do. but on wednesday i'm gonna go see kaisle at the hemlock, so you can buy me a beer there, too. they also have peanuts.
-countdown to van: 6 days
-countdown to spirit animal internet drawing festival announcement: 3 days
-countdown to rad: dude, you missed it by 5 minutes. another one will be along shortly.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

coming attraction/white worm

this is the poster i made for thomas' new movie "the present". i just saw them in person, printed by bloom press in oakland, and they are beautiful all nice and big. so many rad dudes made so many other rad things for the movie that i feel like i'm pushing my surrounding-myself-with-radness limit. the art show traveling with the movie, the first showing of which is next week:

Tuesday March 10th, 2009
7PM - Reception and Art Show (featuring works by Nathaniel Russell, Thomas Campbell, Kyle Field, Alex Kopps, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Evan Hecox and Steve Keene)
8PM - Screening + Q&A with Director Thomas Campbell plus Live Music with Ray Barbee and the Mattson 2

Nike Sportswear at The The Montalbán
1615 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA

busy weekling

my friend mark taylor and myself have made a TCE (total cardboard environment) that showcases and displays the work from students at The Center For Creative Growth in oakland. it's really an amazing place, and the work we're installing is from a carboard sculpture class taught by James Ferrell. basically, they made a bunch of amazing sculptures (cars, spaceships, barbarians, monekymen, care bears, and a tomb) and we built a city/cosmos/forest for them all to live in. it's part of a program that rps is doing called Community Collaborations. we've been busting all week and it's turning out niiiiiiice.

it opens tomorrow as part of the first friday art murmur in oakland.

here is a little more:

For the last two months, RPSC has led cardboard sculpture classes with developmentally disabled artists at Creative Growth, taught by local artist James Ferrell as part of RPSC’s Community Collaborations Project. Twice a week, Ferrell and RPSC volunteers have guided students through the process of creating their own cardboard sculpture from original 2D drawings to large-scale 3D sculptures. The finished pieces will be installed in RPSC’s gallery with the help of Mark Inglis Taylor (www.youarealreadythere.blogspot.com) and Nat Russell who will add their fantastic imagery to compliment and reflect the imaginations of Creative Growth artists, creating the backdrop for the exhibition.

Student’s projects range from an oversize bust of Martin Luther King Jr. to a hybrid flower-satellite and will be available for sale. Proceeds from the show will go to funding future Community Collaborations and to the artists directly. Ferrell’s newest sculptures will also be exhibited as part of the show, including the long awaited UFO with a working track door and a 6-ft dragon.

In addition, on Saturdays 3-5pm throughout the month of March, Ferrell will be teaching a 4-part cardboard sculpture class at RPSC. The class will lead students in creating a group project that will be raffled off to fund future Community Collaboration projects. Students will learn the skills needed to create a 3D pattern from a drawing or object, build the sculpture using recycled cardboard, and finalize with tape and paper maiche. Classes are sliding scale and drop-ins are welcome. To sign up, visit: www.rpscollective.com/webcal.

This project is made possible by the generous support of the San Francisco Foundation, the City Oakland Cultural Funding Program, and individual donors. For more information on Community Collaborations, please contact community@rpscollective.com or visit our website.

also, that same night, across the street at Hatch gallery, i have 6-7 prints from the past year or two on display and for sale cheap-style. some greatest hits out of the archives. cruise by and check it at your leisure. lots of other artists and lots of happenings.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

omelette of disease

dude, your not allowed to smile if you're in samhain. get it together.

last night was great.
danzig: best lyricist of all time? discuss.

talk to me about the ancients

i am supervising this very moment

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

you are my sweet baby

nude on a stick of butter

alabaster babe

-these have all been drawings from the beach in mexico. i put a few up on my etsy page for the people. more to come, etc. life is for living!

Sunday, March 1, 2009