I met Paola and Erica from Last Rites Gallery Friday at Molly Crabapple’s pop up gallery showing “Shell Game”. Of course the size of all the paintings under one roof painted by this little five foot tall little girl blew them away. The large paintings are all 6′ high 4′ wide. They all weigh in around 70-80 pounds fully framed. I’m pretty proud of her so I tend to gush.
Please look at the previews page for the painting I have in the 5th Anniversary show at Last Rites Gallery.
I hung out with my friend Michael Malice who co-wrote Matt Hughes’ autobiography. Matt was in town on business and had some time to hang out before leaving in the morning. He was a really cool guy!
I’ll be at the MOCCA ( that’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) festival at the Armory in New York City this weekend. I’ll be at the Dare 2 Draw table from 2-4 PM. Please come by and say hello!
I’ve done comics for a lot of different companies. These are mostly pitches I’ve done with friends. I worked for DC Vertigo, Marvel, Tekno Comics, and others.
Just another Sunday today. In another life I used to prep canvases and seal paintings and furniture for other artists. Don’t let that little demon girl with the roller fool you. I’m sealing the paintings. Who’s paintings? Why I’m glad you asked! Molly Crabapple‘s painting’s. they are for her Shell Game exhibit opening in April. And I regress to my younger self, new to the city, scrimping and scratching money to pay rent… Well, not much changed for me in twentysome years. I’ll go over to a dumpster and curl up with my pathetic depression now.
I had cigars with my friend Marc tonight. We then toured the car club that was having an event showing off the newest Mitsubishi monster. 550 hp of smoothness. And it had friends.
I like to drive a fancy car or three but I love to draw the figure. Drawing and painting are what allow me to drive those fancy cars. I really don’t know crap about cars really. I can drive a standard and follow the road rules etc and I know who to call if the car breaks down but that is about it. My dream/fantasy in the back of my brain when I joined the club with the cars was that I would show up to art openings in style and everyone would point and think “There is a successful artist! I must have his work!!!” That is right, I thought they would get three exclamation points worth of excited. Don’t underestimate the power of a muscle car! Figure drawing is my humble reality of what enables me to be a great artist. I don’t have a PR person or an agent to tell you how awesome I am so I have to tell you myself. I kick fucking ass!!! Exclamation points! Count’m! !!!
I’ve met Weev. I don’t know him. I know of him. He seems to stir some shit up. The government seems to want to make an example of him. Unfortunately it makes an example of itself. They are afraid of the Internet and a lot of the folks who can wield it with no effort and probably even less morals. The government seems to have corrupted itself in this instance as. They wish to put Weev in prison for doing something legal. For ten years!
Mind melt. My girl is going to spend the night and morning tomorrow for his sentencing in support on the steps of the court house in Newark, NJ. A witness to our crumbling America.