Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Come see me at the Covered! show tonight

Tonight kicks off the Covered! exhibit at Headspace Gallery inside Green Brain Comics. Come check it out if you can. The show features a ton of great artists including Ryan Lee, Chris Houghton and Heather Hansma. If you're not familiar with the Covered concept, it is almost like a band doing a cover song: you pick an existing comic book cover and put your own spin on it. The show is based on the great Covered blog.

For my piece, I decided to take on the genius that is Chris Ware, and his Acme Novelty Library #16, Rusty Brown. I knew I couldn't compete with Ware's brilliance, so my goal was to create something completely different, that hopefully he wouldn't hate. Since I'm johnny literal, I painted it on a piece of Rusty Brown steel.

Here's a small pic of it with the Chris Ware cover below it. Please come check the show out! If you can't make it tonight, the art will be on display until March 6.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Letter of Explanation

Why, why, why does the world need another artist's blog? Well, it clearly doesn't, but I've been suffering from a serious case of blog envy, so I decided to step into the 90s and fire one up.

If you know me, you know I love naming things, so my apologies that Blogimus Maximus was the best I could come up with. I thought I had a truly great one in the form of Blogjammin', but I googled it and a bunch of people were already geniuses first.

Today was a big day. It was the start of a new semester at CCS, I got a promotion at Little Caesars, I launched my new site ( as well as this blog. To top it tomorrow, I'm going to enroll in law AND medical school, become a snake handler, have about five more kids and start smoking (again).

In all seriousness, I will be posting my latest artwork and news here, as well as golden nuggets of wisdom for my students and the general populous, so check back often. Seacrest out!