Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Geek Quota Fullfilled at San Diego Con

After getting a new iDork phone, I thought I would be Mr. Fancy pants and post pics live from the San Diego Comic Con directly to the blog. Screw that. If I had spare time to do anything at that show, it wasn't going to be getting sucked into the iDork and blogging. Any spare time was spent catching up with old friends and looking at artwork. If it wasn't one of those two, I was probably crashed out trying to get my energy back. Fighting through a sea of fat Klingons and Jokers can take a lot out of you. Here are a bunch of random pics from the floor taken on the new iDork. One of my friends dubbed the above photo "Auglien vs Predator" I'm still not sure who has the worst hair, me or The Predator. Enjoy the pics.

Monday, July 20, 2009


This "in progress" photo of the Jersey Warriors painting should have been in the last post, but I'm trying to figure
out how to send stuff from my phone.

So I guess the test worked. Just a quick update, too. If you haven't seen the rest of the art from the Crazy 4 Cult show, click here to see all the art. Lots of really cool stuff.

I'm currently trying to frantically finish up my current workload so that I can get down to the San Diego Comic con this week. Just wanted to make sure I got the phone-to-blog thing working so that I can hopefully post some pics from the con. I guess this internet thing isn't going away so I might as well take advantage of it. Anyway, if you can't make it to the show, check back here this weekend. Hopefully I'll have some decent pics to share. Stay tuned......

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jersey Warriors

As mentioned in the last post, this Thursday is Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult group show. I've been super excited to do something for this event. The above image is the final painting that I submitted for the show. For this group show, artists were asked to pick from a long list of cult movies, and asked to do their own take on the movie or movie characters . The only hard part was trying to figure out which movie to do.

I kept going back and forth between The Big Lebowski and Kevin Smith's Clerks movies. I also love the movie The Warriors, but I thought I had gotten that itched scratch when I did this piece for a Zodiac themed show (year of the dog vs The Warriors). For some reason though, when I came across the classic shot above, from the Warriors flick, the idea just clicked. It seemed like the perfect fit to have the cast from Clerks II, dressed up in Warriors fatigues, strutting down Coney Island (maybe it's just me). That last part of the movie is just too classic. Waaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrriors! etc etc. It would be cool to see a Warriors movie cast with the Clerks characters. Maybe Michael Mann will reconsider.

Anyway, the idea of only doing two characters (Jay and Silent Bob) immediately went out the window after that idea came into play. Now it was all about drawing and composing six characters into a scene. The following sketches are some of the early studies that came out of trying to compose the image.

I hope you guys enjoyed the tour of what went into this latest piece. I think only hardcore Smith fans will get the 37 reference. I'm not going to explain it here in case my mom might be reading the blog. By the way, if you're a Kevin Smith fan that lives here in the Northwest, go get your tix for his first Q&A here in Seattle. Should be fun. Also, as soon as Gallery 1988 posts the rest of the pieces from the show, I'll post the linkage for you guys. Can't wait to see the rest of the show. Stay tuned.....

Monday, July 13, 2009

Crazy 4 Cult

This week, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is putting on their big Crazy 4 cult group show. Check out the flier for details. Also check out 1988's blog as they have been posting some of the pieces for the show. Some really amazing pieces so far. See the latest stuff by clicking here. Also check back in the next day or two to check out the piece I did for the show. Stay tuned..........