Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome to the World, Griffin!

Our Son, Griffin has arrived and Heather and I are so Happy! He was born on 11/20/2011 at 9:49 pm and was 22 inches tall at birth (so many palindromes!). Being a Dad has inspired and changed me in so many ways already and he's only 10 days old. Helping catch someone as they enter the world and watching them take their first breath was a truly intense experience, and Heather was so awe inspiring and strong. I feel really lucky to have such an incredible family.

One of my new favorite things to do is to fly Griffin around the house like a spaceship and show him the different things on the walls around our house. I think he already has a thing for sea monsters.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Post-it note art

I made art on 6 post-it notes for the annual Post-it note show at Giant Robot in LA! My friend and fellow cartoonist Jesse Reklaw is also in the show, so we met up in a coffee shop in downtown Portland and worked on our pieces together. It was good to have a post-it note motivational support system in place when you need it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas Cards!!

I've got some of my Christmas cards up for sale over at my Etsy Shop! . I make a new one every year for my mom to send out to friends and relatives, so I thought it would be fun to reprint the last four just in case you want to send them to your friends and family too! Yes!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Space Cadets! Don't Panic!

I just got the Oak, Otaku album in the mail. It's the second cover I've done for the London Based record label, Space Cadets, and I'm just about to start working on the third. It's fun getting to be the house artist for such an exciting label. There's going to be stickers soon too!

Doing art for Space Cadets led to an interview with the awesome UK Magazine, Don't Panic. You can read it if you want:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

meet the new kids

Each of these new monster kids are hanging out on the wall of Pony Club Gallery all month. They like visitors.

Friday, November 4, 2011

New life

Thank you to everyone who came out to the art opening last night. It definitely made me nostalgic to be showing work at Pony Club again. It's good to see the gallery being run by such a great group of artists. The fact that my son is going to be born any time now made it feel like an especially monumental occasion. The waiting is getting suspenseful. Our friend Aimee Swallow made a belly cast of Heather and we hung it in the window of the gallery. Aimee painted the outside and it looks amazing. I'll post a picture as soon as I can get a good photo, but until then, this is the inside, negative space that I painted myself.

The show will be up all month if anyone wants to see it. above is the Understanding Monster Mask I made.

This one is a parallel reality shock absorption mask. The idea is that if you witness a parallel reality, putting on this mask will help your brain cope with the shock, so you can enjoy yourself instead of freaking out. It's good to be prepared.

I'll post the rest of the art soon, including the large scale drawing I finished for it. Good times!