May 10th, 2011
It has been almost a year since I last posted on here, I had a lot to figure out in that time and while It has been a wild ride, things have started falling into place quite nicely. In the past year my family life took a wild turn into an unknown dark place where we quickly moved on from as soon as we figured out a few things. Dark places are never fun but sometimes a visit to them is necessary to realize what you are missing in those warm, well-lit places. I am happy to say my wife, daughter, and I are doing great, stronger than ever and making up ridiculously silly songs almost daily.
Not only was my personal life suffering but so was my work. I was in a stale, unmotivated place in life where I was making almost nothing new, that I was stoked on, for long stretches at a time. So I quit my day job a couple months ago and started working out of my studio. I call it The Kevin Munoz Studio. Here I am able to make stuff for clients and for personal pleasure. I also get to practice shadow puppets for as long as I want without anybody telling me not to!
In other news, a few months ago, I dusted off my old 35mm SLR cameras and have started taking pictures of things, people, and places around me. I am addicted to shooting those beautiful old minolta cameras just as I was nearly 10 years ago before they became bookends. This town is filled with so many amazing people and things to take pictures of. I sometimes feel like a curator of a grand art show or exhibit that everybody/everything is a part of. To view a little bit of that show click here.
I have started a new blog which you can find on my new website and I will not be updating this blog any longer. I hope to make ForwardCollective.org what it was initially supposed to be, a growing collaborative art project instead of my personal blog.
All in all, I don’t think I have ever been happier than I am right now. I learned a valuable lesson and that is that life can get really fucked up and the best thing to do is communicate with others, especially those close to you.
Thank you all for the support. Again, you can visit my new website here which the wonderful Renee Fernandez helped me set up. Also, feel free to email me, I’d love to hear from you.
August 23rd, 2010
My good pal Ryan Rhodes and I are currently working on an art show/print party we will be having at Industry Print Shop THIS Friday from 6-9pm. We are calling the show “Nice Try.”
These parties are always so much fun. Nice Try will be especially radical for a number of reasons… get your fingers out and lets go over them. You will be able to drink free beer, groove to sultry soul sounds by the great “DJ Gibb, buy T-shirts to customize with our designs, buy affordable artwork we are working on right now, AND you’ll be able to laugh at us…. right in front of us.
You can see more details and reserve a free shirt here.
Here are a couple of glimpses into us hard at work.
July 9th, 2010
Howdy people! Soooo, below are a couple things I wanted to share with you all. They are recent works I’ve made. Enjoy….
Tomorrow night at the United States Art Authority, No Comply’s Second Annual Board Design Contest will be taking place put on by Art Seen Alliance and of course, No Comply. I’ve seen a few entrees from a couple pals and I gotta say, I have been blown away by them. Here are my two submissions for the contest.
Here is something I submitted for The Screamer Company’s latest art zine titled “FOUR.” The release party for FOUR will take place on July 31 at TSC headquarters.
Lastly, a while back I designed an album cover for the Hope Campaign’s tribute album. Well that album is out now and you can view the tracks and purchase it here. Below are a couple pictures of the design.
Well, I’m outta here. I hope you all have a great weekend!
June 24th, 2010
Go check it out right over here!
June 18th, 2010
My pal Randy recently gave me this old fuji bike frame.
With the help of my other pal, and studiomate Renee AND the fine people at Fast Folks, I was able to turn this old beat up bike into a pretty sweet machine!!
I am now addicted to riding a bike!
Here is a drawing I made recently. I made it using sharpie and Prisma pencils on paper. I may or may not have been heavily influenced by my friend Jillian’s recent drawings that include a ton of prisma pencils.
Lastly my family is still in California and Sunday is father’s day =( This means I’ll especially be missing my little peanut like crazy. Here is a recent picture that Giselle took of Chamila playing at a park.
May 7th, 2010
A while back I painted on an old broken stool that turned out looking pretty neat.
I called it “blue eyes crying in wood grain.” Clever eh? I gave that stool to my good pal and excellent photographer, Justin. Not too long ago I got my hands on another similar stool and decided to make another fun beardy face on that as well. I’ve decided that painting on anything made of wood is where it’s at!
April 30th, 2010
Hi there. It’s been a little while. My family recently went to California so that is giving me a lot of “me” time. After uncontrollable weeping for the first few days I have managed to stop my waterworks and make a few things. Here is a new graphic I conjured up to try to get people to not have such a shitty time here on earth.
Here is another drawing I made recently. Actually, I made it this morning at about 4am with my good ol’ lumber crayon.
Also, Giselle set up a small mini store within the new and improved Moxie on East 11th Street. The grand opening is tomorrow from 11am to 6pm. Make sure to check it out.
Also, tonight at Industry Print Shop the amazing Jared Connor of Mexican Chocolate will have a poster show/live printing event. You all should go to that.
Let’s see what else…. Oh yes, I miss this little creature so, SO bad.
Have a great weekend and stay swell my friends.
April 3rd, 2010
Recently wife picked up a little nash board for daughter at a thrift store.
The size was perfect but the graphic on the back was not so perfect.
I asked daughter what she wanted me to paint on her board in place of the not-so-cool graphic and she told me “A pupcake and a horse.”
She helped me strip the back of the old graphic.
Then I sketched it out.
And voila. Pictures of daughter riding it to follow.
March 13th, 2010
Jeremy Fish is an amazing illustrator/artist that is currently on a mobile art tour he is calling “The Road Less Traveled.” About a week ago he came to Austin to make a 21-color screen print with my heroes, The Decoder Ring that pretty much took ONE WEEK. The print is finished and you can view and purchase it here. He also came to town to set up a one-night art show at Okay Moutain Gallery. That night is tonight. Don’t miss it.
On a super nerdy side note – Jeremy was recently at OKMT Studios and though I didn’t meet him, our vehicles got to spend some time together. How rad is that van!?!
March 13th, 2010
Here are some pictures from the event today. I painted 20 pairs. Yay.