Inbetween other projects, I've been working on compiling a collection of work spanning 1997-2012. The book starts with posters and art done for my old band The Roman Invasion Suite, moving through all three art & lit books, various oils & lithograph exhibitions, The Bridge Over River Qua and other band posters/art and will end with recent drawings and paintings. It's a giant, color and black and white monster. The book is meant to clear the decks for future stand alone books that will be issued by year. I figured it was time to do this as I don't have any flat files and keeping artwork organized is a very serious and precarious situation.
A stand alone black & white book on the Roman Invasion Suite is still in the works. That will contain interviews, photgraphs, art, and ads and clippings from that time.
A collection of short fiction will also follow at the close of the year, under the title Where The Red Fang Grows. That will also be survey skimming all three previous books along with more recent stories. It's sure to be the perfect gift for that special nutbag in your life.
Here's a teaser for the big book-
Below are two pictures from The Shutdown Volume 3 period (1999-2003) Both the drawing and lithograph were done at The Art Students League NYC in 1999.
And here we have a painted poster I did for one of the Romans shows from our East Coast tour. I did this after we came back as I didn't remember seeing any posters for it and I wanted something to commemorate the show.
Also I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't pimp my most recent 360 page book of art and short stories. It's my best work work to date and it looks hot in any room of the house. Did anything change in my life while I was out in lil' NYC? Sure as shit it did. Anybody remotely interested in my work should see what I've been up to. A link below makes it easy as hell to buy and all that stuff.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
I was running a bit late with this page as I had other things going and it was also a bit labor intensive. And if you haven't been following EEL MANSIONS or purchasing multiple copies of my third book: Enough Astronaut Blood To Last the Winter, you're breaking my heart. All over again. With a 2 x4 dammit. Hold off on that fur coat and tattoo and support the arts you crazy person, you. Seriously, I've never clubbed a seal or drawn a Tasmanian Devil ever. That sort of gesture means something, yes?
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Over the years I've had quite a bit of fun working with Austin, Texas band The Lovely Sparrows. I've done art & photography for their last EP and LP and will provide the art and photos for their upcoming deluxe edition LP once they stop perfecting it. Seriously, what the hell, is that thing a double or what?
Anyways, Bright Revolution is carrying their new video for the melancholy classic, "While Sailing". The visuals capture their usual blend of black humour whimsy. I dig.
Enjoy the show.