Posts Tagged ‘monster’

FRIDAY ART: Get swell mon

Friday, 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.

Friday Art: The Chase

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

My pal Tony recently had a little baby girl. He commissioned me to make a painting for the little peanut’s room. I had a lot of fun making it.

I hope she grows up to wear top hats and mustache bow ties.

Tony is co-owner of print addiction, they throw art show/parties and print artists’ work on tees. There’s one going on as I type this. So if you are in the Austin area and want to get a The Amazing Hancock Bros t-shirt and possibly buy some of their art, you should go. You should probably leave now. Have fun kids.

FRIDAY ART: HOPE Farmers Market Poster

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Have you heard of HOPE? They’re awesome. They help other people EVERYWHERE! We (mostly Giselle because she’s AWESOME) have been tabling the new HOPE farmers market here in East Austin recently. It’s pretty awesome. Andi, who runs HOPE, asked me to be the very first artist to make a poster for their poster series. I agreed and started sketching ideas right away.

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I liked a few of the ideas but I LOVED good ol’ Mon holding a flower, so I chose to develop that one further. This is the drawing I did on vellum.

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I scanned that in and colored it up and the rest is my story.

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Come by the farmers market this sunday from 11am to 3pm to say hello and maybe get a poster.

FRIDAY ART: Laser Jog

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Tomorrow is Halloween. This is very exciting news. It’s especially exciting news to my 3.5 year old daughter who is dressing up as  Starlite, the magical flying horse, from the Rainbow Brite books she loves so much. She’s been talking for months about dressing up as Starlite and tomorrow her wish comes true.

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Almost immediately after she decided she would dress up as Starlite she started telling Giselle that she could dress up as Lala Orange and that I should be Buddy Blue. These are 2 of the other characters in the Rainbow Brite books that she loves so much. They are part of the Colored Kids gang. Sounds pretty controversial, right? It’s pretty innocent, I think. Here is what the Colored Kids look like, with Lala and Buddy circled.

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Last year for halloween I looked like I was ready to hit up the gay clubs and this year shouldn’t be any different. Giselle will probably look very beautiful, as usual.

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She’s going to love me for posting that.

Oh one last thing, tomorrow night at Domy Books I will be showing a couple drawings for their annual Monster Show. Daily Juice will be there providing delicious potent punches. Mmmmmm. You should make it a point to stop by to see all the spooky monsters that will be on the walls. Here is what my drawings will look like tomorrow night, though they should have less-to-no grass behind them.

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FRIDAY ART: The MONster next door

Friday, June 12th, 2009

There has been a lot going on lately. Here is an illustration that helped me cope with stuff today. Enjoy the drawing and your weekends.

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Laser Mon T-shirts!!

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

I was at my friend Jeremy’s house a couple weeks ago, for a drawing session, and I was looking through some old photos he’d acquired throughout the years. There were some really good ones but there was one I was crazy about. I had to borrow it and make something out of it. Here is that picture.

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Amazing right? What was that third little lady looking at?

Well, I figured it out. I went ahead and jazzed up the image a bit by adding a Jamaican, love-able, monster that goes by Mon (like “hey man” – said with a jamaican accent). Mon just wanted to give these sweet, little, old ladies a giant hug, but you know how little old ladies can be. One of them felt threatened and had to give ol’ Mon a giant zap of laser power in hopes that he would retreat to his native Jamaican Island. Poor Mon.

I printed the 2 color image on sweaty-shop free American Apparel, tri-blend t-shirts and you can pick them up at Parts and Labour on South Congress right now, and all during SXSW.

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