Sunday, April 30, 2006

I'll admit something.

Nickleback's "Savin' Me" video is pretty dope with the sound off. Nice concept, and the band ain't in it that much. If they weren't in it at all, it would fuckin' rule.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Illustration Friday: Robot


Barbuddyhelperbot, 2006 • graphite, Pentel® Brush Pen and Staedtler Pigment Liner

I'm feeling rusty. That's a sign I should draw more. For fun. I've also been sick for a couple of weeks, so I haven't felt quite, y'know...creative.
This was a little experiment for me with light and shadow. I should've extended that shadow under the robot's foot. Live n' learn!
This mechanical dude is taking the drunk-ass dude home. Now that's convenience!
Barbuddyhelperbot was sub-consciously modeled after Canti of FLCL/Fooly Cooly.
Here's a larger version.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Random Thoughts: April 18th, 2006

Confusion Corner Bus Stop
Dirty-ass Confusion Corner bus stop.

  • The usual has me woes. Whatever. Life's too short for that shit.
  • Gotta get away from this fucking computer...mainly in regards to the web. I've been messing with it for 10 or so years, and it has given me a boatload of good and bad. Equal handfulls of both, I figure.
  • Got some projects going down with Slo Coach, Erik Athevale, and the superfuckinawesome Pip Skid (with my man Andre of More later when I can properly speak on 'em.
  • Sarah's gonna be away for a good bunch of the summer...more like 95% of it. She'll be working at BB Camp in Lake of the Woods, ON. She's like, "thanks for letting me go." Fuck, letting her go? What kind of asshole would I be if I said no? asshole, plain n' simple. She's gonna do well financially and in terms of experience. I'm just gonna cope with her not being here. I'm gonna miss her. I'm gonna miss going to the Fringe with her! I just hope I do better than when she was away in 2002 for 2 months. That was the hardest thing ever, as I never really had anyone to miss before.
  • Right now, I'm wondering what to do in regards to the just announced Flatstock 9 in Chicago. I'm already trying to make it down for the MPLS opening of the This Side Up show, which is just a week before or so. I'm not sure if I can do it financially. I'm at the breaking point as it is.
  • Lastly, plain n' simple...gotta get my hustle on.
  • P.S. : If you haven't copped J Dilla's Donuts yet, yer trippin'. It's a fuckin' masterpiece. It's life-affirming. You NEED this. Trust me.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Spring Mêlée

The show was pretty cool! Believe it or not, I forgot my camera (that's a rare thing for me, lately). What can do for you though, is post the stuff I did.
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Studio Angsta


They Don't Understand Our Love
all 2006
graphite, watercolor, pigment liner, marker and oil pastel

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Art Chantry on Design Matters

I've been listening to Design Matters with Debbie Millman for a minute now, and last week's episode with Art Chantry is far and away my fave. It's a snapshot of a man in transition (moving from St. Louis, Missouri to his hometown of Tacoma, Washington), a man refusing to let change get the better of him (he's going back to school to integrate computers into his design work (!!!). That revelation knocked me the fuck out!).
I've been pimping this episode at for a bit, so when it was on, a number of us gathered 'round the ol' virtual radio like it was a World Series game. Imagine my surprise when Debbie joined gigposters to say "hi"* to me and respond to criticism of her opening monologue once it was over!
At any rate, the interview was a fuckin' hoot. I strongly suggest you give it a listen.

Art Chantry on Design Matters with Debbie Millman

*This is an example of how small the world has become due to the 'net. A little while back, I mentioned that Debbie's intros were "incredibly fawning to the point where she embarrasses her interview subject". Turns out, she got wind of this and brought it up on a subsequent episode. I was like, "she's not talking about what I said, is she?" I figured if she was, she must've hated my guts. That wasn't the case. In an e-mail, she said that she appreciated my criticism. [blackmanblushing]Well, I'm glad to be of help.[/blackmanblushing]
We're flickr contacts now. Isn't that cool?

Related Links:
Letting the GP folks knowDesign Matters with Debbie MillmanSterling Brands

Monday, April 03, 2006

So...I'm in an art show.

An art show called "Spring Mêlée" to be exact. Not only am I mentioning this 'cuz I want y'all to be there, but it's also an effort to light a fire under my ass. Gotta get my shit finished.
(UPDATE: I'm 2/3's finished, yo.)
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