Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guns & Hoses

Some whack-job wants Portland's water supply to be protected against terrorists by armed guards. Quick spot for Willamette Week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chicago Dogs

Latest hot dog piece. Tried to evoke a little bit of the feel of old school Chicago hot dog lettering. Check out the full post on Serious Eats.

One of the best things about chicago hot dog culture is all the different lettering & signage on the stands. A lot of the older ones are hand painted. Go have some fun on Flickr if you want to see more.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Comics for Hive #3

Just finished a short 2 page "Summer of 7-11" comic for Hive #3.

The store where I worked seemed to carry every obscure brand of cigarette you could imagine. Working graveyard shift there wasn't much to do but check them out and keep logs of what kind of cigarettes people bought. This story plus 4 more pages will be in Hive #3, due out in early November.

Hive is a "somewhat quarterly comics journal" from Grimalkin Press with some really nice letterpress covers and a great line up of cartoonists.

More info- grimalkinpress.blogspot.com

Monday, October 12, 2009

Detroit Coney

Latest Hot Dog Of The Week.
Detroit and Michigan serve their hot dogs blanketed in heaping mounds of Greek chili made with beef hearts and kidneys .

In case you're confused, Detroit Coney dogs have little to do with Coney Island in Brooklyn. Greek immigrants who stopped at Coney Island in NY on their way to Michigan opened up diners called "Coney Islands" and called their chili and mustard covered dogs "Coneys".

I didn't even realize when I was painting this last week, but apparently they filmed a scene from Whip It - Drew Barrymore's new Roller Derby movie - at Lafayette Coney Island, one of the oldest & most well known of Detroit's Coney spots.

New hot dog prints!

4 Brand new hot dog prints! These are 11x14 giclee prints on acid free archival paper. Printed by Silicon Gallery Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Originally for the Hot Dog Of The Week series on seriouseats.com. Available on my website - 27 bucks a pop plus s&h.

Monday, October 5, 2009