Monday, December 31, 2007

Here's to wishing all of you a non-traumatic, and a non-dramatic 2008. ;) Here's to trying something new and learning from our mistakes and loving our fellow man, even though the mutherf*¢*er cuts you off in traffic. Hope you all see the trees through the forest, and observing the comedy through all the crap in the world today. Yeah I'm talking to your crap, George Dubya...

Here's my last post, at least for 2007. Get out of here, everybody. Turn off the computer and go spend time with your friends and family! I know I am...

Anyway, let's keep it safe out there people.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Just a reminder this Christmas...

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Decent Signing

It was a decent signing yesterday, as far as signings go. I managed to sell a print, which means I broke even as far as gas money ;) But the really cool thing was meeting fellow Spectrum 14 artists. I even got my own free copy signed by the 10 or so artists who were there. Kinda felt weird, since it seemed like I was the only one doing it, but oh well.

Artists are strange lot to begin with. We all kinda keep to ourselves, probably because we're so used to working in a vacuum so to speak. I mean everyone was cordial to each other, but there's an inheirent shyness mixed with looking down upon each other, even though we don't mean to. We try to hoard our secrets, and only give them up when something else is given to us. Catch-22, I know. We all (myself included) seem to look down upon other people's artwork, but also try to salvage the encounter by observing what another artist has done and in our minds try to apply a technique/color scheme/artistic element to something we might be working on. It's hard to explain. If there are any other artists reading this, please let me know if it's just me that notices this. Like I said, Artists are a strange lot to begin with...

It was a sparse crowd, but there were a lot of presales and mail order books sold through Dark Delicacies so it was fun nonetheless, signing a stack of books that were going to be mailed out. I get anxious and self-conscious anyway, when someone is above me waiting for their book to be signed. Wish I had something to submit for Spectrum 15, but I've been so busy with other things that I haven't really thrown anything together yet.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Charity and Signing

I will push something for charity. So, I'm donating ALL of MY profit from this print sale for this creation will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

For those of you interested, I'll be at

Dark Delicacies
4213 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA

on Nov. 11th, 2-4pm, with a bunch of other local artists from Spectrum 14 signing and hawking shit. So if you're in the area, by all means stop by. Mention DA and I'll give you a bunch of freebies.

Thanks guys!

Monday, July 30, 2007

SDCC '07 wrapup

I'm starting to dislike going to these things. After 10 years of going to the San Diego Comic-Con, you start to see how commercial and Hollywood it's getting. Kind of a bummer because you have all these Monday morning quarterbacks and posers going to these things who don't belong and step on the backs of my shoes or block the aisles or get in the food line, making me wait 30 minutes to get a f*cking pretzel. *sigh*

But I degress...

Monday, July 23, 2007

SDCC '07

Settin' up to head out down south for the yearly geek pilgrimage down in San Diego. Gonna spend a couple days down there buying tons of stuff I'll probably have buyer's remorse about 2 days later. (Don't tell me I'm alone on this, you know who you are) But it's always a good idea at the time. Too much peer pressure and that strategic placement of products. Kind of how they always put gum and candy at the cash register.

I always have mixed blessings at the Comic-con because it seems I always spend too much even before I get in the door (parking, gas, and hotel if applicable). It always starts off okay until about mid-afternoon when the crush of fellow comic geeks start sweating and acting like typical...well, comic geeks. I promise myself not to act and uphold my hygiene after going to these things.

But it's so huge that after awhile my eyes get tired and my mind shuts down from seeing the same ol' stack of comic displays after another. Am I the only one?

Anyway, thinking of getting a booth next year and displaying some of my wares. It's a big undertaking so I'm looking for other people to share a booth or something. Maybe creating a faux-group or team of similar stuff. I'm up for suggestions so If you're looking to share a space let me know by sending me a note.

See ya in about a week and a few hundred dollars poorer :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Propaganda III Art Show

For those of you interested in propaganda art (or at least my propaganda art) and in the San Fran area, can check out the opening of Start Soma's Propaganda III traveling art show starting today in San Francisco at the Phoenix Hotel. It's only a one-day show, but it will traverse the globe, and hopefully stop at a city near you.

I, personally, have 3 pieces submitted and will be alongside more famous names in propaganda art like Shepard Fairey and Aiden Hughes (if you don't know the names you'll more than likely know their art...go ahead and google, I'll wait.)

Sure there are hundreds of other artists from around the world, but definitely a good way for me to start showing off my stuff on an international basis, and be taken as a more-or-less serious manner.

Start Soma is an up and coming art outlet whose art projects and artists have been featured in various newspapers and magazines like Juxtapoz. Check them out!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tubes and Sig Tags

Over the last year, I've had a lot of people asking permission to use my art for tubing and signature tag purposes. Those of you can now purchase my art for tags through my new licensing agreement with

I still don't understand the whole fascination with them. But anything that will earn me a little more ch-ching for my art is always welcome.
They've approached me with a unique chance to get paid for selected pieces that I submit. They have an awesome lineup of fellow artists, some of whom are here on DA and even on my watch list.

This supercedes any and all previous requests.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Spectrum #14

Just got advanced notice that my "Revolution" piece was accepted into Spectrum #14. For those who know, it's one of those books that has a collection of illustrators that are judged by a jury, and the 'best' of those submitted (subjective, mind you) are printed in a yearly annual.

Spectrum #1-#13 can still be bought on

I think #14's coming out in November of this year.

For those interested in Aphrodisia 2, I have 5 pieces in there. (also on Amazon)

I have a couple gallery showings as well, based on some of my work. They're pending approval, but once the dates and locations get locked down, I'll post them here.