Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ghost Goggles

I made another pair of Ghost Goggles for Halloween this year. It seems to be becoming somewhat of a tradition.
They're made out of layers of glued paper attached to a wooden picture frame insert that just happened to be the exact size as my head.

They are used for ghost detection and communication.
They Work! They really work!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Study Group 12!

Zack Soto Just released the 4th instalment of his awesome art and comics anthology, Study Group 12. It's got hand printed silk screened covers, and a nice line up of artists inside. I was super excited when he handed me my contributor copy at the Alternative Press Expo. It's A hand numbered, limited edition of 500. I've got number 49. I love this kind of stuff. Copies should be available online any day now:

Back from adventures and leaving again

--- I got back from an amazing trip about a week ago, but things have been too crazy to sit down and write about it. I flew down to San Fransisco, was picked up by Sam, in his truck filled with everything he owns, including his house plants.
--- We drove down to stay with our dear friend, Luke Lamar, who lives at Looking Glass Studios in Carmel. Him and his roommates Dan and Marlin live in a crazy clubhouse environment filled with paintings in progress, recording equipment, and rope swings. Much time was spent on various roof tops. I've got to get back down there for a longer visit soon.

---We then headed back up to San Fransisco for a great time at the Alternative Press Expo. Thanks to everyone who came by and supported my work!
---I helped my brother load up a U-Haul the next day and drove his car up to Portland for him. It's amazing having him in the same town as me again. We've been wanting to do some stop motion animation collaborations for years now, and it's looking like we can finally get started! His Stop Motion Film "El Diablo" just got accepted for the ASIFA Hollywood Student Film Festival, which is happening on the same day as my Solo Show!
---Next stop: LA! for my Solo Show at Giant Robot!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


So much going on!

--Tomorrow I'm flying down to San Fransisco, then immeadiately driving down to Monterey to visit my old friend, Luke!

--Then I'm heading back up to SF for the Alternative press Expo on the 16th and 17th. I'll be at table 434 all weekend, right next to my publisher, Secret Acres. I'm tabling with my friend Sam Kulla, who will have his book, High Contrast Review for sale. I'll also be carrying some awesome comics and prints by my friend Sean Christensen.

--Then I'll be helping my brother, Matt load up a U-Haul full of his stuff so he can move up to Portland. I'll be driving his car up to Portland for him. I'm looking forwards to the solo road trip. Highway driving = thinking time. My brother and I will hopefully be getting a studio together sometime soon. I haven't lived in the same town as my brother for years and years, so I'm really excited.

--Once I'm home I'll be finishing up the last few pieces for my solo show at Giant Robot and flying down for the opening on November 6th.

--Then maybe I will relax.

Monday, October 11, 2010

High Contrast Review (print edition)

My good friend Sam Kulla (who also officiated Heather and Is wedding) just completed the anthology he's been working on. It has entries from people he's met from all over the world.
I actually hand silk screened all the covers myself with silver and black ink. Here's a shot of them all piled in Sam's room. The image is a photo Sam took of someone he met in China. We gave the covers to the printer and had them professionally bound. I think they turned out pretty nice!

I did some illustrations for an article on food in fairy tales and nursery rhymes, complete with recipes.

There's also some shots from our crazy house head photo shoot in down town Portland.
The book is a limited edition of 250 and is up for sale at his site:
I'll also have copies for sale at the Alternative Press Expo in San Fran!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Giant Robot, Los Angeles

Here's the show card for my upcoming solo show at Giant Robot. I've been having a lot of fun finishing all the new pieces for this!
This is my largest wood cut out character I've made so far. It stands 2 feet tall. I've gotta go find more larger pieces of wood now.

It was a weird experience working on this one. Because of its size, I had to cradle it like a child as I worked.This is one of the many small framed pieces I've been finishing up. I'll give more sneak peeks soon! I was actually born in LA and I haven't spent a lot of time there since I was a kid, so it feels symbolic to be going back down there with a pile of things I've made. In the press release I describe the show as "portraits of beings from far away, living in locations too small to see".

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Some boxes of the new print run of Capacity just showed up at my door. I'm really happy with how the new cover came out. I was nervous about how they were going to look for some reason.

I'll be down at the Alternative press expo (APE) on the 16th and 17th of this month. If you're in the area, come say hi! I'll have a table of books, art, and things.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Creator Wave

Creator Wave just did a really nice write up and feature on me. I had fun checking out all the other artists they've featured so far. I definitely recommend checking it all out There;s some great work.