Sunday, May 28, 2006

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Small Chipboard Painting.

Well, it's not so much of a painting really - it's a matte gel mixed with titanium white with ink over it. Eh, I did it the other day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Comics Exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago Library...

Currently, there is an exhibit of comics from Chicago cartoonists at the Ryerson Library at the Art Institute of Chicago's museum. The comics are displayed under glass on the tables in the foreground of the photo above. The exhibit includes a few of my own mini-comics (Spit-Toons, Gag-Hag, etc.) and comics by other Chicagoans: Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware, Anders Nilsen, Paul Hornschemeier, John Hankiewicz, Jeffrey Brown, Skip Williamson, Jessica Abel, and others that I can't remember right now. If you're in the neighborhood, check out the Ryerson Library (the show runs until the third week in June, I believe - call to make sure) - info below:

Saturday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 12:30pm - 8:00pm
Friday 12:30pm - 5:00pm
111 S. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL
Info: (312) 443-3666

Monday, May 22, 2006

Now in Stores - Hotwire Comix & Capers...

The Fantagraphics anthology, "Hotwire Comix & Capers" (that includes five pages by me - all under the theme of Oklahoma-livin') is now in stores. You can order it here. It's a damn fine book, featuring new work from Ivan Brunetti, J. Bradley Johnson, Johnny Ryan, Mats!?, Tony Millionaire, Carol Swain, and several others. Below is one of several one-panel gags I did fer it.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Vice Comics Issue...

I have a one-page comic strip in the Vice Comics Issue (along with Robert Crumb, Gary Panter, Johnny Ryan, Marc Bell, Sammy Harkham, Ted May, and several others) that's supposed to be out sometime this week. It's called, "I'm Evil, Randy!" The character from my strip is the blue-skinned guy on the top of the head explosion above. Pick it up if ya can.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Chris Ware Exhibit at The MCA in Chicago.

Featuring old and new work, The Museum of Contempory Art in Chicago will be hosting an exhibit of Chris Ware's work starting May 6th and will be up until August 27th. From the MCA site: "...his first museum one-person exhibition in Chicago, Ware presents works he created when he first moved to the city a decade ago, and works from his recent series set in a Chicago apartment building."

Also another item of interest at the MCA: "Zines, Comics, and Other Hip Lit Book Fair" -
Chicago's finest alternative pressers giving talks selling wares. I'll see if I can sell some minis or something. At the very least, I'll be there to see how hip it really is. It's on May 20th from Noon to 4pm. If any of you midwesterners are considering checking out either event, go to the MCA site for further info.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Triptych of the Primary Colors as Cartoon Characters

The final project for one of my classes was to create three images with a unifying theme and visual style. When thinking of three's, I could only come up with playing around with the primary colors or the Holy Trinity and well, I chose the primary colors. So here they are with their supposed meanings: Red = Anger Rage, Yellow = Joy Happiness, and finally Blue = Sadness Depression. (Click on images for larger versions.)

Comic Pinbacks Online Gallery!

I recently came across Mark Lansdown's online gallery collection of comic pinbacks from the late 1800's to the 1950's. Had a swell time looking through them too... Here's a couple of samples.