Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tea party!

I've completely finished everything for my 32 page comic, Sleeper Car, and I'm sending off the scans to Secret Acres! It will be coming out Late August! Now I'm finishing up tons of pieces for my upcoming Giant Robot show. The picture above is one of the many tiny pieces that will be hanging on their walls starting July 18th! On another note, I've officially started drawing the first page of my next big book. Though it'll probably be a little while before I can get back to it, it felt pretty amazing to finally be sitting down and laying out a scene that's been inside of my head for years! It's turning out to be a great summer!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Solo Show at Giant Robot, San Francisco!

I'm having a big solo art show at the Giant Robot Gallery in San Francisco! I'll be loading up a car full of art and heading down to hang it all, and I'll be at the gallery opening night on July 18th. If you happen to be in the Bay Area, come say Hi! Afterwards, I'll be having a long overdue visit with my Brother, Dad, and a number of old friends who live in the area. I really can't wait!

Benefit show!

I have work in a benefit show for the Independent Publishing Resource Center. www.iprc.org . They're a really amazing place that we are very lucky to have here in Portland. I also contributed some drawings to the zine they'll be putting out along with the show. Here's all the info:

Zine River: A Benefit Art Show for the Independent Publishing Resource Center@Grass Hut Gallery811 East Burnside Portland, OR 97214 June 26-July 1 Opening Reception: Friday June 26, 2009 at 7pm

Featuring artwork and zines by Chris Johanson, Thomas Campbell, Lori D, Nicole J. Georges, Gabriel Liston, Theo Ellsworth, Dan Gilsdorf, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Megan Whitmarsh, Leif Goldberg, Keegan Wenkman, Scrappers, Sammy Harkham, Chris Duncan, Thom Lessner, Elizabeth Haidle and E*Rock.

For more info call 503.827.0249 or visit www.grasshutcorp.com

Friday, June 12, 2009

Keeping busy

I've been at my drawing table a lot! I just finished all the art for the upcoming Ramona Falls album that's coming out sometime in August. Now I'm working to finish and frame all the pieces for my solo art show called "Imaginary Friends" that's opening on July 18th at the Giant Robot Gallery in San Francisco. The above image is from the Ramona Falls album art and the original will be hanging in the show. I'm also getting ready to scan the 32 page comic that Secret Acres will be putting out pretty soon called "Sleeper car". It's been a fun spring!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Eye Level Gallery

I'll have some of my pen and ink drawings on display at Eye Level Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The show opens Friday, June 5th, 8:30-11pm. It includes work by a number of great cartoonists as well as some book releases that I'm REALLY excited about from Secret Acres, Bodega, and Sparkplug. This is another show that is being put on as part of the MoCCA comics festival. You can go to another art show I'm involved in the very next night at Giant Robot too! (See info about that show a couple of posts down.) I really feel like I'm missing out by not making it to all these great events! You can find out more about this show at www.eyelevelgallery.com

Monday, June 1, 2009

re-found art

I've been trying to be better about documenting my art before I send it off to galleries, but sometimes it completely slips my mind until after it's already off in the mail. This is a piece that I thought I'd never see again, but then realized that a photo of it was in the Giant Robot show archives. It's a Shaman wearing a hat with ghost grabbing capabilities.