Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gallery 1988 Show: Milkman Jake

This piece is a reference to an episode of Adventure Time where Jake dresses as a milkman to infiltrate and negotiate a hostage situation. I thought the design of Jake in his milkman getup was great, and the unexpected subject matter of the episode was hilarious to me. (If you watch Adventure Time you know that most episodes are very fantasy-oriented, so a hostage situation at a convenience store is not something you immediately expect to see.)

I tend to spend a lot of time on each drawing I do; I play around with them and add lots of stuff here and there until, without realizing it, I end up with what I like to call a "complicated" drawing. I knew that time-wise if I wanted to have enough pieces for this show I would need to take on some simpler works, and this drawing was the beginning of that effort. And to be clear I don't mean to say that a "simpler" drawing is worse or less important, I just think I have a bad habit of thinking a drawing isn't finished unless I've spent a lot of time on it. Even now that all the work for the show is done I've been trying to take on some more simpler stuff, which can actually be harder, yet make for some cooler images.

My show is up through June 22, so if you are in the LA area please stop by Gallery 1988 East! You can purchase prints of all the pieces at the Gallery's online store.