Update on the Manifest Design Contest: I didn't win it. Thanks though, to all you folks who voted for me! I appreciate it.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Here's a ridiculously long blurb about the event:
Ice cream, buzzing flies, cow udders, double-tongues, jarred brains, twisted limbs, floating heads, mysteriously sheathed meat-slugs, severed arms, eyeballs, and shrunken-head fishing lures. Welcome to the graphic underbelly of Onsmith & Nudd, a cartoonish netherworld of darkly comic doom. Witness the mushy quadruple-stacked heads that form the menacing totem pole-like Head Heaps. Or the freshly staked heads and weird diseased udder worship of Monkey Nudd Wine. Together as friends, Onsmith & Nudd made close to 1000 prints this year, plenty to sift through, scour and pick apart with a fine toothed bone. Many of these prints, mostly silk screens, will be on view and available at Quimby’s in addition to Onsmith & Nudd's extensive back catalog of zines, mini-comics, miscellaneous multiples, video editions, posters, flyers and original art. As an extra added bonus, visitors are invited to participate in Onsmith & Nudd’s newest collaborative body of work, Horde of the Flies: An Infestation. Many large sheets of paper will be provided so that Quimby’s guests may draw between 1 and 1000 flies that will eventually culminate in a massive swarm of pesky winged insects. Examples, materials and sources will be provided.
Also, Nudd will be releasing the first two volumes of R.U.B., a new DVD zine that features in-camera edited documentaries of local artists. Volume I focuses on local kinetic sculptor Nick Black. Watch Nick as he tinkers with his thriftstore-found animatronic toys, rearranging them into hilarious monstrosities. His studio is a treasure trove of weird parts and pieces, a dizzying labyrinth of plastic and cheapness, and it’s all captured here on home video!!! Volume II contains a video about Keith Herzik, local artist, zine-maker and, most notably, screen printer. Keith began making screen prints fifteen years ago for local gigs, but has transcended the limitations of that form tremendously. Although he remains quite underground, Keith’s influence on younger artists has been immeasurable. Indeed, he is not only one of Chicago’s most prolific image makers and most gifted draftsmen, but also an outrageously daring colorist. Watch him banter, print and give us a tour of his shop, the Alamo Igloo, right here on home video!!!
Finally! Years in the making, Corpus Corpus 2 is finally here! A compilation zine with a notorious line-up, curated and printed by Paul Nudd, Corpus Corpus 2 contains thirty pages of mind and bowel blowing graphic mayhem. Mariano Chavez, Anne Van Der Linden, Gregory Jacobsen, Bruno Richard, Mike Diana, Edith Sloat, Sophie Greenstalk, Kristen Romaniszak, Onsmith, and Ryan Travis Christian join forces in a fully lathered orgy of primal muck. Silkscreened covers, some hand-tinted, and limited to 100 copies, Corpus Corpus 2 will not be around for long. These suckers will be snarfed!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
$HIT = MONEY = LOVE = ART
Paul Nudd and Bert Stabler have organized an incredibly great print show that celebrates the connection, first pointed out by Freud, between the wealthy miser who retains his feces, and the artist who plays with hers. Our goal is to present art that illuminates our reflection in the porcelain pond.
The show includes work by:
Mindy Rose Schwartz
The show is taking place in the NFO XPO, part of this year's Version
April 25 & 26 , 2009
1pm to 8pm
Benton House Gymnasium
3052 S Gratten Avenue
Bridgeport (off Bosley Park)
(a few doors north of the Benton House)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Drawings & doodles from 2006-2008
Some selected unpublished gags
Collaborative drawings with fellow Chicago artist, Paul Nudd
Center full-color spread
The cover is a wrap-around 2-color screenprint with rubber stamps printed on the inside. The first 20-30 copies will include 3"x5" doodles from the first issue of Claptrap. The book measures at 7"x8.5". I'll be selling these at Quimby's, Chicago Comics, and maybe a couple of other online ordering sites and it should be out by early February. Oh, and the print run is 125.