Thursday, April 30, 2009

free comic book day

I contributed some "dirty dish" strips to this mini anthology Mutant! free at Atomic Books this weekend, available only from May 1st thru May 4th either at the store, or comes free with any website order.

I was psyched to see I'm being published alongside all these great people including my new favorite cartoonist Noah Von Sciver who draws awesome comics about working at Subway with guys that just got out of prison.


Mutant! #0 The debut of Atomic Book Co.'s new comic mag. Featuring new, rare, unseen and/or previously-unpublished work by: Julia Wertz, Laura Park, Brian Ralph, Ben Claassen, Erin Womack, Dina Kelberman, Robby Rackleff, Noah Van Sciver, Eamon Espey, Dustin Harbin, Brian Dubin, Ben Steigler, Jordan Jeffries, Ryan Onorato, Billups Allen, Adam Meuse, James Williams, Hawk Krall, Benn Ray and Zach Hazard Vaupen!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

atlantic city

"hey, you want to do an illustration about giant hoagies, dive bars and pawn shops in atlantic city?"

Wait, am I dreaming? For a NY Press Gut Instinct column.

get your own damn salt, fatso!

second page of my new "living in filth" comic.. if you missed the first page, it's here

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

cbgb's for roctober magazine

Roctober needed some art related to early 80's NYC punk / hardcore, thought CBGB's was deserving of an illustration especially since I've been listening to old hardcore and thrash nonstop for the last few months. I ended up spending just as much time looking at old show flyers on flickr than actually drawing anything.

So obviously I wasn't there in the early 80's but spent many weekends at CBGB's in the late 90's. There was always the best, craziest lineup of bands, some emo band opening up for disassociate (grindcore) followed by two "hawdcore" bands from long island in basketball jerseys, old biker/gg allin type dudes doing drugs with runaway squatter girls in the bathroom, lots of fights and drinking 40's from the bodega across the street. The bodega is still there, probably the only thing left.


Roctober is a fantastic magazine by the way, one of the few zine-style newsprint publications to survive both the bankruptcy of tower records (who carried a lot of semi-undergound music & culture magazines) and the supposed "death of print".

They're covering a lot more than rock these days, with lots of really in-depth interviews about everything from soul to truck-driving music, and tons of good comics and illustration. Also pages and pages of record and book reviews that's way more diverse than the same 3 hipster bands you read about every day on the internet.

Individual issues of Roctober are available from Atomic Books

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Devour cover for Willamette Week

I'm always really happy when I get food related jobs, especially when it involves researching things like durian or russian pickled meats, and when I'm instructed to draw a "vat of goo". Awesome. For the hungry shopper's guide to portland.

Monday, April 6, 2009

super mega recession art sale

So Ive got all these old illustrations taking up space and thought I'd do some spring cleaning and sell them off real cheap. I've got old Screw covers, original comic art, all kinds of stuff mostly under $100 and mostly hand painted - except for the comics.

Impress your friends and family with your impeccable taste and invest in my work now before I become an international art celebrity.

buy art now!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

living in filth

New story line about living in a crappy apartment, going to art school and not taking a shower, ever. More soon.