Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The first wave of Custom Hand-Painted Beat Bee Toys are here!!! I'm doing 100 total, all individually painted by me...the Beat Bee and his tape cassette, along with the box he comes in! Full color funk. Each box is signed and numbered. We're offering the first five right HERE!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Fucking finally!! It’s been a minute. Feels good to get back to the Ink Stains. I knew I couldn’t stay away forever. Back in 2009, when the economy hit the shitter, all the freelance work dried up, and I had the worst year in my professional art career. I actually thought I was going to have to move out of my apartment at one point, and that I might end up homeless on the streets of Hollywood. Ugh. So, I decided to keep myself busy, to keep my mind off things, and I began to document the weirdness of my life out here in comic form. Thus, Los Angeles Ink Stains was born. Ironically, the comics got a great reaction and a nice cult following and a bunch of new people became aware of my work. 2010 hit and I began getting offers for work again. Making money off your talent is awesome, it’s the only way to live, and things started to look up again. Unfortunately, non-paying work, like Ink Stains, fell to the wayside. Then this year started off with such a bang, I just didn’t have time for it at all. But then I realized how much rad shit I have missed out on writing and drawing about. And I’m not one of those people that gets super personal with the facebook and twitter stuff. I just use those things as tools to pimp my work. It seems like cheating documenting things that way. And everyone is doing it now, and it’s like, honestly, who gives a shit? This is my format. So, here we go! Remember, the entire archive of Ink Stains is right HERE. A collected book is in the works, too. Thanks for reading!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I met Scribe back in 1993 when we were both freshmen at the Kansas City Art Institute. He got kicked out of school that year for doing graf, and then went onto legendary status, winning a bunch of awards and showing his work in museums and such. Everyone in the city had to eat their own words and bow down before him and kiss his ass. Haha. Success is the best form of revenge. He's in town to do a show tomorrow (Thurs) night at Gallery 1988 on Melrose and La Brea. I hung out there all day with him and started working on the custom hand-painted Beat Bee toys (and the boxes they come in!) and Scribe bombed the walls of the gallery with his ridiculously sic characters. Watching him work is insane. His can control and line-work is perfect. I'm not sure when the custom Beat Bee toys will premier, but stay tuned to this space, I'll announce it soon! The fruits of our labor are below...
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I did this commissioned piece for this guy of his girlfriend, some zombie vampires, a shark, and a bunch of other crazy shit. This so the bottom half of it so far, still scanning this thing in in pieces, it's pretty big. Watercolor, spray paint, colored pencil, ink, and oil stick.
Monday, May 16, 2011
It's no secret that San Diego Comic-Con has become a bloated Hollywood movie and television convention. This year, the artists decided to unite and have our OWN con across the street. If you're interested in real art, real comics, and real fun, come over and check out Tr!ckster. We'll all be there. Info HERE!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Just a little teaser image here. A little preview of a painting that I started. I'm gonna hand this bad boy over to Jason Shawn Alexander and let him work his magic on it for a bit, and then he will pass it back to me. We're doing these over the top collabo paintings for our two-man art show that will go down in LA in Sept. More info on that coming soon...