Friday, December 5, 2008

The other day I found an old yearbook in a used bookstore, and then soon after that I got an assignment about the oncoming fear of high definition television and how it will accentuate everyone's flaws. I decided to somehow combine the two, and here's what I came up with. It was so much fun that I did more than one!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

If you are in LA, stop by the post-it show at Giant Robot! Click on the card for larger image and see the gigantic list of participating artists!

I'm working on portraits of collectors for the post-it show at Giant Robot.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm in the new edition of Turbochainsaw magazine with some other rad artists like Daniel Johnston, Craig Atkinson, Bomba Massi, and many other people from all around the world.
To buy your copy go here:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I've got a piece in this Sunday's NY Times letters page! It was kind of a tough one on re-tooling the military. You can read the article here.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

I have a couple of pieces in this group show at my friend Joey Chavez's new gallery. I'm not listed on the card because I've been so busy and I forgot to contact him in time, but rest assured I'm there among some really rad up and coming artists. Stop by if you are in the area!!!

Gross Nicolas got his glamor shots taken today! He was beside himself...such a ham in front of the lens!

Here's one of the shots thanks to Jonas Lara:

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My sculpture is in the Art Center gallery, yay!

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Printing, printing, printing!
Here's some pics from Archetype press, thanks to Seth Drenner.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I'm having fun with the letterpress!

Here's some new prints:

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Here's four illustrations for the op-ed battleground page based on found postcards from each state:

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I was at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco over the weekend, sharing a booth with Ping Zhu, Christine Wu, and Mashanda Scott. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, it was great meeting all sorts of new people! All the leftover stuff I didn't sell will soon be up on my Etsy page!

I enjoyed taking pictures of friends and fans who visited the booth!

Michael Hsiung stopped by for a mustache photo-op:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I forgot to post this before. The Capitol Hill Watercolor Society show is up at Joe Bar! This is the second show for the CHWS this year!

"We Regret to Inform You......."
October 1–30
Joe Bar
810 E Roy St, Seattle WA
(across from the Harvard Exit Theater)

(our crest, designed by Miss Alice Tippit)
We Regret To Inform You... takes different perspectives on the information age unveiled in humorous, dark, and cryptic renderings in various forms of watercolor media. It is the latest attempt by the Capitol Hill Watercolor Society to turn tradition on it's ear by using non-traditional means and use of the media. CHWS is not a stuffy group of devoted housewives but is instead a loose collective of painters living in Seattle and abroad that prefer watercolors as a means of expression. The participants include: Alice Tippit, Kate Greiner, Aaron Murray, Suzy Ummel, Bryan Mandronico, Aubrey Nehring, Shannon Freshwater, DW Burnham, Ethan Jones, Sarah Brooking, Christina Miller, Kelly Patton, and Nate Herth.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Here's an illustration from an article about the language of race.

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Zephyr Coffee House & Art Gallery

2419 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107
Sep 29- Nov 23
Opening Reception Wed, Oct 8th from 7-10
The opening will include hookah, banjo playing, and free coffee

My buddies, Owen Freeman, Josh Evans, Matt Wood, and I were invited to show at our regular coffee hang out and decided to produce work made only with the use of espresso and ink. Here are three out of six pieces that I produced. I used coffee, ink, and vellum.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here's a sketch and a final illustration which is based on an article about food forgery and the art of deception.

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Here's an illustration for an article about offshore oil drilling and it's relationship to the environment.

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Happy birthday John Coltrane! Here's a quick illustration:

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Zombie Book
I submitted my zombie jesus painting and did an interview for this book over a year ago, and it's finally out! I haven't physically seen the book yet, but it looks pretty interesting and wonderfully nerdy!

There's a list of artists who contributed to the book here:
You can buy it on Amazon here

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shining Magazine
I have two haunted house drawings in the new special issue of Shining Magazine which can be found here:

This is a really cool on-line magazine and I'm excited to be shown next to some great work!
I'm really interested in haunted houses right now, so that's been the focus of some of my new drawings.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Here's an illustration for an article on how to talk to people who have been laid off from their job:

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I showed new work today!
I'm really obsessed with layers and translucency these days. Here are a few pieces.

This is a sculpture made from foam, tracing paper, graphite, watercolor, and resin. I wanted to capture the feel of the translucency of skin. It has a medical feel but also makes me think of pattern making. I was influenced by a sculpture I saw in a medical museum in London which was made from used bandages.

This is a series which acts as a "self portrait." It is cell vinyl on layered acetate, and compares my aging portrait with my collection of old junk. As my hoarding gets worse, I also collect more winkles.

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