Sunday, January 30, 2011

You're Getting Closer to the Boss

Have spent the last coupla days with my girlfriend but finished a few illustrations of the main boss and some other villains from "Let's Hear It for the Coney Island Boys" earlier today.

He is loosely inspired by the film "Manos: The Hands of Fate", Early Donkey Kong bosses, TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project for NES, and "The Warriors".

Thursday, January 27, 2011

MFAI Website Update

MFAI Website Update with me and my classmates' recent work for a show that is opening next month at the SVA Gallery on 23rd St., February 15th @ 6 pm.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pixel Illustrations @ 2 AM @ LGA

Currently working on the concept art for "Let's Hear It for the Coney Island Boys". Here are two characters, and am currently finishing up a street scene that will appear in level one!

Riding the F Train

Now that I am living in Park Slope I have about a twenty minute commute to my studio in Chelsea- allowing me plenty of time to catch up on some books I have been meaning to read and draw all of the people on the subway. Here is a collection of some of the drawings I have been doing while riding the F train.
Now it's back to working on some pixel illustrations for my class with Marshall Arisman and Carl Titolo and then off to LGA later tonight to head back to Columbus for a few days.
So excited to get some ice cream from my previous employer (Blackstrap Praline- literally one of the best things I have ever tasted) and too spend time with this girl.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spent the last 72 hours in the Studio

Finishing paintings, designing typography, and doing book layout for this series.
I also made a miniature accordion fold book out of
this series.
All that is left to do is print and bind it!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

1 More Purple Painting


2 More Paintings

Soo close to being finished with this series

Wrapping Up This Painting Series

Finally finishing up this painting series- will have it bound and
printed in a book by Monday!

This particular painting is about a time in my life when I was obsessed with the American sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air". I was around the age of 7 or 8 years old and my mom let me get a flat top hair cut with steps shaved into the side of my head- modeled after Will Smith's hair doo in the aforementioned TV show.

At the time I was attending a private school and this did not go over well with my principal. She yelled at me so much that she made me cry and informed me that I was to either shave my head or not return to school. As a result of this unfortunate altercation from the ages of 7-13 I was bald- until entering a public high school upon which I began modeling my hair after Richard Hell and Johnny Thunders.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Currently Working On This Scene For "Let's Hear It For the Coney Island Boys"

Mason Jar Issue #2

Mason Jar Issue #2, 44 pgs, B & W $3.50 (Shipping Included)
First 10 Covers Hand Colored

Mason Jar Issue Two is a collection of drawings and writings from my travels to East Cleveland and Columbus Ohio from Brooklyn, NY. If you like drawings of dogs, discussions of whether or not your town has a Super Walmart, portraits of people riding the subway, and doodles of various foods this might be the zine for you.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Let's Hear It For the Coney Island Boys

Currently am beginning an 8 month long project in which I am making a series of sequential images and an 8 bit video game based around a fictitious animal street gang who call themselves "The Coney Island Boys". Above is the first of what will be many character designs.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Border Illustrations For Print Magazine

Have been working on these border illustrations for the "Grids + Guides" section
of Print Magazine for the past two weeks.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Name Is On Your Bones

A new painting for an 11'' x 17'' spread in the art publication PRISM INDEX. So Excited to be apart of Issue #2 as the publication has so many ridiculous contributors (Bill Plymton, Michael Hurley, Lisa Hanawalt, The Dutchess and the Duke, Julian Lynch, Luke Ramsey, and On and On and On).

I met Jeff Bowers (the dude who makes this) at Skylab Gallery when I was in Ohio for a couple of minutes early this month. Go to PRISM INDEX and buy a copy!

Be Safe My Little Viking

The sequential installment to an ink collage series
I'm working on entitled "Be Safe My Little Viking".

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Midwest Travels

A few quick pictures from the install and opening
of THIS MIGHT BE IT @ Skylab Gallery.