Thursday, January 28, 2010

first edition

i made a small run of these FAILED MEMOIRS books.
this first edition is of 15 copies.

here's some details in list form:
-i sewed all the bindings by hand, no staples.
-16 color pages, a title sheet, and a hand-lettered cover
-each copy is numbered out of 15
-the booklet includes all the book covers in the previous posts plus a couple others i didn't post here.
-i think i'm gonna make another larger edition with different covers next week. those will be sold at a couple shops and a gallery.
-these first copies have the special bonus in the form of a small ink drawing i'm going to stick inside each one. it's gonna be a drawing of a face. it's a surprise.

this is the cover. the title is written in ink by me on each one.
the cover is made out of recycled/repurposed cut-up leftover 2009 calendars.

this is the title page. you can see the image from the leftover calendar on the inside there.

this is the page where i write the edition number. this one is 5 of 15.

this is what a couple of the pages look like.

this is what the centerfold looks like. you can kind of see the thread binding.

i'll let you know where to get the new edition, sans bonus drawing.

thanks for looking.
thanks for the support.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


i have been buying thrift store frames for my art show coming up. in one of them i found this drawing of tiger woods. enjoy.

i'm working on a travel fund. don't judge me.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

and again

of note:
-mollusk sf has the last of the calendars for 2010 that i made. crooked arm headquarters is sold out.

Monday, January 25, 2010

"everybody would say wow"

the coming flood

these books will be in a booklet and i will tell you all about it when it's time to do so. it's great to have and idea and be able to do it to death for a few days. and then be able to share it with the world. it's been a while since i mentioned how good and productive the blog-deal can make one feel. it's a good thing if you make it good for you. thanks blog!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


2010 Animation Reel from Lori D on Vimeo.

check out lori d.'s amazing animation reel! i worked with lori on some animation for the equally amazing "dear and yonder" movie, and you can see some of that in here. i'm loving that vegetable garden lady!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

my hot dog friend

this is one of the best things i've seen. also a dream come true, minus the acid trip. and by dream i mean nightmare.

more now

another fake promotional poster.
this one for the creative act itself.

Monday, January 18, 2010

thumbs up

trying to figure out what kind of shirt i want to make for this thing in chicago. there are just so many things i am in favor of.

Friday, January 15, 2010

critter life

i just read an interview with this lady. they are reprinting her book. i need it! go on youtube and watch the other 2 parts of this. also: people used to sound a lot better when they spoke. she sounds like she's in a bad news bears movie.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


i am having an exhibition here in chicago in february. in progress photos and drawings to follow.

if you are in indiana, please come to herron school of art tonight to see chris vorhees and steve lacy talk about their project in the gallery. minds will rot!

there's a cool article HERE about the juice design mural project that you have read about and looked at here in the past few months.

Monday, January 11, 2010

neural transmits

eggfloat collage

me and katie got on a crane and helped chris and steve with their art show by drawing thousands of little dots and letters

they made a sitting bull out of letters

Sunday, January 10, 2010

rip art clokey

Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon, died Friday at his home in Los Osos. He was 88.

Despite Gumby's positive demeanor, his origins stem from tragedy. When [Art] Clokey was 9, his father was killed in a car crash. He lived with his mother for a while, but when her second husband made her choose between him and her son, Clokey was sent to an orphanage. Fortunately, he was adopted by a good family. But Clokey wouldn't forget his father, whose head shape - characterized by a cowlick hairdo - would later provide the inspiration for Gumby's trademark lopsided head.

i heard sneaky pete also did a bunch of music for this amazing series?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

no drawing

you'd think from this blog lately that i don't draw anymore. in fact, i'm just getting ready for a show, collecting drawings, finishing up new ones, all while watching a lot of tv as i do it. i just watch the good stuff. like reality dating shows, law & order, and weird stuff like "hoarders". basically anything on a&e. but i don't have cable so i watch it on the computer. or at my grandmother's house.
anyway, this photo is from about 12 years ago. it's my then-roommate who would put this mask on and jump out at me in the night. he had really long hair at the time and all the hippie guys playing hackie sack would invite him to parties while we were skating. it really upset him. i just found this in a box and it wants to be on the internet forever.

miscellany etc

what can screen shots tell you about a person?

mushroom head?

due diligence and research

new friend? or future facebook profile photo?