Saturday, July 28, 2007

Captured @ Comicon

This just in!

I just received a photo from the iphone of my friend Jim Mitchell.

Jim is an extraordinary production artist for film and TV.  It's worth checking out his phenomenal work at, as well as his flickr-photo-journals.

He just sent this neat shot of another prolific artist pal, Bill Stout.

If you visit Bill's website, you may find yourself familiar with his work.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share this photo for those that may be wondering about the quality of your average iphoto.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Blast from the Past!

Just ran across "Do Fries Come with that Shake" on youTube.

Some of the animation for this video was rendered on my cutting edge computer at the time.  A Commodore Amiga 1000!  Boy, was I ahead of my mind or wut??

It was directed by Fisher & Preachman in April of 86, featuring a gang o' Funkateers as extras.

Peep (project coordinator) Archie Ivy as the genie and cameos from Angelo and Norwood of Fishbone!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

LACMA - Late Night

This is old news that I'm finally posting.

Hit + Run did an event at LACMA, (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) on June 22nd, 2007.

It was my first time attending this annual event so I was shocked to find the facility packed with people lined around the block.

Here's a clip of Brandy Flower (of Hit + Run) hooking me up with a limited edition TShirt of a few of my images hot off the press.

The shirts were printed right on the spot. Patrons were able to "Mash-Up" the images of several artists on one TShirt.

The screen was destroyed immediately after the event.

I did a little "Life Drawing" as well.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Online Antics

Pharmaka Gallery held an informative event on Tues. the 10th, hosted by Fumiko about the challenges of Online Marketing.

Fumiko is an artist/community leader of the highest order.

She lectured on everything from the proper protocol for emerging artists entering the industry, to registering and promoting art using the vast resources of the internet.

In fact, she spoke of everything but online journaling.

I tried to warn everyone that soon all websites will look like blogs but no one was yet ready to confront being slapped with another learning curve.

At any rate, I'm glad that I lingered a bit after the event to ask Fumiko a few questions.

Not only was she extremely generous in sharing information, but I met 3 talented artists that I found quite interesting.

One such artist was Yvette M. Brown, who creates amazing paintings of people floating in air.

She has a history in fashion, so she's a natural when it comes to painting flowing fabrics.

I also spoke briefly with Mark Acetelli.

Mark is a former musician who finds himself immersed in his paintings.  He's inspired by the emotionally charged work of artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, Basquiat and Giacometti.

The most intriguing conversation was with Lucy Jensen who paints murals for people's homes.

She excels in a style called trompe l' oeil, which just means the objects of her paintings look real enough to reach out and touch.

After giving her my card, Lucy kept saying that my art seemed familiar.  When she returned home she realized that she actually owned my watercolor print of a figure sitting in a subway car, called "Last Minute", LOL -- go figure!  Glad I stuck around...

Thursday, July 5, 2007


Lately I'm doing a lot of Life Drawing outside in real life, as opposed to a studio or classroom.

While sketching at a Tropico de Nopal party to some serious ol' school hip-hop, I a met the infamous Sticky Rick who was raving about his 19 year old son, Jeff.

It seems that Jeff went to the Greek to see the Chilli Peppers concert all alone at age 16.  When PFunk slithered onto the stage causing chaos, he freaked out and phoned his dad shouting that he just couldn't take it!

The story goes, he quickly vacated the premises screaming in a panic.

Needless to say, after being completely turnt da' funk out by the "P", today he sings in a band called Leaf Blowers and is a bona fide clone of Dr. Funkenstein.

You can tell by his eyes that there's no turning back for Jeff.

Jeff's dad happens to be the one & only Sticky Rick.

He provides stickers for ManOne of Crewest Gallery and all of L.A.

This is Sticky Rick with the notorious Brandy Flower of HIT+RUN.

Peep the poster in the background.

Graffiti King - MearOne caught havin' fun!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Horsin' Around

I helped some friends create these wild horses for a social party gone nutz.

Can U say GloryhallaStoopid?


Jason @ the "Howdy U Do It" Ranch.