Monday, April 30, 2012

Marceline & Kim

The Adventure Time art show at Mondo Gallery seems to have been a huge success. I'm told my prints sold out in 30 minutes, so thanks everybody! I've also had a quite few people reach out to me and check out my work after attending the show, so thanks to you guys too!

And since so many Adventure Time fans have been stopping by, I thought it would be a good time to post this piece that I've been working on in the tiny gaps of time between projects. Funny how I choose to draw during my breaks from drawing...

This was a simple crossover idea I had based on the fact that Marceline from Adventure Time and Kim from Scott Pilgrim are sort of similar characters since they are both off-beat rocker girls.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Real Ghostbusters

A new shirt design that you can vote on now over at Splitreason!

As a kid I always wondered why they changed certain aspects of the Ghostbusters appearance for the cartoon. Especially since they did a good job of linking the continuity of the two versions; even going so far as to explain why they kept Slimer around and changed their uniform colors. My little child brain couldn't decide if the Busters in the cartoon were really meant to be the ones from the movies or not. So this drawing is my idea of what it would look like if you combined the two.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Adventure Time Art Show at Mondo Gallery

I'm very excited to be a part of Mondo Gallery's officially sponsored Adventure Time art show that opens next Friday. I made an album cover sized version of my Marceline drawing for the event and did a very limited print run. I can't believe that show creator Pendleton Ward and voice actor Tom Kenny are going to be on hand for a screening of the show. I really wish I could be there, but it's exciting just to see my name on the postcard:

Here's the press release:

Austin, TX--- Thursday, April 12, 2012 ---Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is pleased to announce its second gallery event on Friday, April 27 featuring original artwork and posters inspired by the Emmy®-nominated animated Cartoon Network comedy series Adventure Time.  Paired with the themed gallery show Mondo will host an Adventure Time Marathon Screening and Feast at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Saturday, April 28 with series creator Pendleton Ward and Tom Kenny, the voice actor extraordinary who provides the voice of the Ice King, in attendance.

Mondo artists have mined the imaginative, funny and bizarre world of Adventure Time, Cartoon Network's breakout smash hit comedy series for their next gallery event. The opening show will take place on Friday, April 27 at the Mondo Gallery and will feature a collection of 40 pieces of original art and posters from 31 talented artists to take viewers on a journey to the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. The gallery will be on display through May 26.

Then, on Saturday, April 28 Mondo will welcome Ward and Kenny to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for a Marathon Screening and Feast. Alamo Executive Chef John Bullington has created a menu inspired by the series. Attendees will enjoy items like the "Everything Burrito", "Wizard Rainbow Dogs", "Decorpsinator Puffs" and "Meatman Meat" while Finn and Jake take on the Ice King over the course of 10 Adventure Time episodes. It's sure to be an algebraic evening.

4115 Guadalupe Street
Friday, April 27
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar
Saturday, April 28
7:00 PM

And finally here are the signed and numbered prints. The next daylight they see will be the hot Texas sun:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Penn & Teller

Here's one from a little while ago. The misses and I took a Valentines/anniversary trip to Vegas, and I knew we had to catch Penn & Teller's stage show while we there. As I've mentioned on here before I'm a huge fan of Penn Jillette and the TV show Bullshit.

I wanted to give them each a drawing, and I already had one of Penn that I had made for a celebrity themed Dia de los Muertos art show, but that seemed like a weird thing to have to explain to them face to face, especially since I get tongue-tied talking to celebrities I really admire. So I created this new piece and based it around Penn's love of jazz. I gave them each a print and had them sign one for me:

I tend to feel like it would be disingenuous to do something like this for a celebrity only to paperclip a business card to it, like I'm only looking to get a gig or something, so I hardly ever do that.  But both of them seemed to really like the drawing and later I sort of regretted not giving them any way to track down the guy who did this artwork of them. So I contacted Penn on his Facebook page and he was nice enough to reply.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!

Here's a wallpaper I created exclusively for Strange Kids Club to celebrate Friday the 13th. You can grab it here at the Strange Kid website!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Art For Sale

I get a pretty regular stream of emails and comments asking if I have prints of a specific piece for sale. Replying to the comments is especially hard because you aren't notified when I reply, so I decided to make a list of my prints that you can buy online right now!

Of course you can always buy my open edition prints and posters through my Splitreason store, but here are my limited edition prints that can be found on various corners of the interwebz:

Gallery 1988 Store:

 Acid Free Gallery:

Geek Art Store:

Thanks for looking, and when they're gone they're gone!