Sunday, September 30, 2012

birds of america backyard mellowing and soup eating service

thanks sean for throwing the soup party and having us play at it. thanks katie for taking some pictures. thanks cool children for feeling our vibe. thanks friends for coming out and hanging. this is the life!

Friday, September 28, 2012

s & d

the fact that  i can't go this show is soul crushing. maybe next time, i hope. such heavy hitter amazing people in this show, i am truly humbled to be a part. thank you, russ! 

moss and the like

Thursday, September 27, 2012

shimmer and murk

i am trying to get a bunch of drawings done for an art show. it never gets easier and it doesn't seem like it ever will. making things is hard, man. it's hard to do it and not feel like an egomaniac or a dipshit. it's hard to do it and have it feel right. but it happens if you are good to yourself and try not to try too hard or think that you know so much . making things has rules and those rules are you can't be bad to yourself and expect to have it together to make things that are true. i am trying some new things in my brain and it seems to be working out if i don't push too hard. i am glad i have this sort of thing to occupy me for a long time. it is a cliche, but it is possible to understand yourself through this process of making things and trying to get better at it and get down to the root of it. even if nobody else cares, it is still important to do things and offer that to the universe or whoever happens to look at it or hear it or feel it. can you tell i am tripping out? artwork for president! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

book club

 buddy adam gifted me this book because he thought it would be up my alley. it is by kevin hooyman and it is a little too good. adam was right! it's so far up my alley it's almost gross.
it hits really close to home and is incredibly inspiring and humbling. beautiful drawings, great writing, wonderful honest ideas. hilarious moving stuff lies within.
it's too good. i highly recommend it for aspiring life coaches, seekers, appreciaters, makers of things, and humans of all shapes. buy it here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

spring fashions

 got samples of one my shirts for vans.
 this makes me feel weird.
 is this the closest i'll ever get to a signature model? yes it is. 
i am open, however, to licensing my name and image to the following pro model products:
-coffee cup
-change purse
i don't know if i'm allowed to show this on the internet because it doesn't come out until next year, i think. so i will just show a portion of this drawing that is now a shirt. let's keep skateboarding slightly weird and goofy for the children. i am stoked on this.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

japan buds

andy cabic and devendra banhart are doing a tour of japan next month and i made a little poster for it. as luck would have it, i'll be there for the tokyo show and i am pumped to not only hang with buds in a far-off land but to also see two of my favorite musicians play together. have i mentioned how thankful i am to have these opportunities and to travel and do things with such good people? i am. thanks.

Monday, September 10, 2012


 i think i took too much zyrtek
 raisin pie. very raisin-y. kind of awesome.
 a beautiful day for children's competitive racing
 my new color palette for fall
 information help desk
 i feel really guilty for not buying one of these
 got one of these, though
 fur dash
 cave peeping
bingo spectator

Saturday, September 8, 2012

news flash

i am going to japan next month to show art and play some music. i am pumped. this will be the last solo show for me for a while, i think. it's been a an amazing year but i am pooped. more information and peeks and fliers and photos and poems and recipes to follow shortly.

Friday, September 7, 2012

circle trip

on a circle trip for pages and pages
so is this guy
(remember when i was really into growing a beard and drawing pictures of dudes with beards? i had a bad case of the beard fever. now what? what comes after beard fever? ponytails? soul patches? sideburns? tufts? those stray hairs that grow out of your shoulder? eyelashes?)

"we are young and we are improving"
-the coug

Thursday, September 6, 2012

pt hd bd

i keep coming back to this movie over the years. i like it because it's still a mystery to me in many ways.   you ever want to put on a suit and a baseball hat and wander the desert for a while? me, too.

while i was looking for the previous video i found this one of harry dean stanton and bob dylan singing "hava nagila" on a telethon. enjoy.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

jam fam

i did  a drawing for this film about a 2004 tour with devendra banhart, joanna newsom and vetiver. you can get it now on itunes if you so wish. i am continually stoked and thankful to be a part of such a good  group of people and work. check out the movie, it is great. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

still in the grips

 when will i stop drawing space pictures? tomorrow!
we are gripping it.
these guys came from france. i've been remembering!
putting up some things from the recent stacks in the online art shoppe if you're so inclined or need a birthday present for grandma. the coolest grandma. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012


found these in a box from when we went to paris. i miss these guys:
 alia by me
 kyle by alia
me by kyle