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New work

Friday, 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!

New Bike/Drawing/Far Away Daughter

Friday, 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.

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: El Hippie Guapo (2 shows this weekend)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I will be showing some art in 2 venues this weekend.  Tonight from 6 to 10pm is the opening of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Mix N Mash show which I made a super new and fun piece for. Tickets are $25 and my buddies James Huizar, Randy Muniz, and Tony Diaz will also have pieces in this show. Nothing but 12×12 inch panels here.  For a full list of the artists and all the details click here.

Here is the piece I made for the Mix N Mash show. Click here to view the process shots.

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Tomorrow the Maranda Pleasant Gallery will be holding their annual 12×12 box show with every piece priced at $100 . Some of the proceeds will go to Explore Austin. There is no cover for this exhibit and you can even go before the madness from 10am to 6pm to do some early purchasing. The party is from 6pm to 10pm. A few friends will be showing work here as well including: Jeremy Burks, Will Bryant, and Zach McDonald. Apparently 25 pieces have already sold! So go, go, GOOOO!

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Stay warm this weekend err’body.

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: Bigote Brown

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

My buddy Randy Muñiz, who I’ve written about before, asked me if I wanted to make a skull for a mural project that he, and his friend James, are putting together at the Mexic-arte museum. I said, “sure” and then I drew this.

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I was pleased with this drawing and proceeded to Ink it up and make it clean, but it was losing all it’s magic. I’ve mentioned before that I am a fan of pencil sketches over the finished black lined drawings. There is something so honest about pencil drawings. So, what I did was just blow up my sketch to 3 feet and painted right over the black and white copy. Here is what that looks like.

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Here is a picture of my daughter standing next to Bigote Brown.

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Bigote Brown will be wheatpasted on the side of the museum next to the skulls of 6 other artists. Come out to the Viva La Vida Fest, celebrating dia de los muertos, tomorrow in Downtown Austin to check it all out.

Sex and Death Art Show

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

I was invited to be a part of The Sex and Death show over at the The Fifth Gallery in downtown Austin. The opening was last night but the work will be up until November 13th when there will be a closing reception.

My favorite piece in the show was by none other than my good buddy, Jeremy Burks. He is what they call “mad talented.”

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Here is the drawing I did for the show.

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you can view more photos from the opening night and other fabulous art submissions here. Big thank you to John Gomi and the rest of The Fifth Gallery.

FRIDAY ART: Conversation Piece

Friday, September 11th, 2009

My buddy Maseman was kind enough to include me into a group show that he and the rest of The Screamer Company are putting together. The show is titled Conversation Piece and will take place on Friday, September 25th from 6-10 pm at The United States Art Authority . Here is the official poster.

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I saw some of the other pieces that will be in the show today when I dropped off my pieces and, boy, are they good!

It was so much fun getting some pieces together for this show. Here are some sneak peeks of the work I did.

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I hope to see you on the 25th!

FRIDAY ART: Sailor MUÑoz

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Here’s a sailor man I doodled up.

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Have I ever told you guys that I dressed up as a gay sailor for Halloween last year? I won the grand prize at work AND I got second place at Mr. Natural’s halloween costume contest.

Here’s picture taken at Domy Books of myself with my beautiful wife and my confused daughter.

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