Tuesday, June 26, 2007

From L.A. with Love

Graphic stylist, Spectr invited me to 'tag' one of his paintings in an exhibition called,

"Yo! What Happened to Peace?", curated by the "Peace Generator" himself, John Carr.

The exhibition was part of the, "From L.A. with Love" CD release party, held at the

Architecture & Design Museum, on Wilshire Ave.

These clean images were previously spray painted by Spectr the night before the exhibition.

Standing on the verge of getting it on with a few jars of acrylic paint.

Beginning to lay out my design in the white space provided by Spectr.

I began to paint "loose-sloppy" style, juxtaposing Spectr's clean vibe.

Detailing the insidious Sir NosedevoidoFunk

Planing on painting the planet

Planet Earth doesn't wanna blow it

Peep Gustavo's poster behind me.

"You are the source of freedom"

Recreating Sir Nose as a clone from Funkentelechy VS the Placebo Syndrome

"By any meme's necessary"

"Grant Being"

The prolific Mear One gettin' his tag on.

Photo curtesy of
Theo Jemison

Mear One's tag in effect

DJ JoyFanatic in the hizzy!

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Curator of "Yo! What Happened to Peace" - John Carr

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PFunk fan tagged, so he must be IT!

I was shocked and amazed to see another fan sportin' a Parliament T-shirt

John Carr with the legendary Chaz

Chillin' with the Chaz

Nuff' said

Shout-out to GenArt for capturing the scene

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I'm attempting to enhance a character that I'm giving birth to for an upcoming video for George Clinton.

For now I'm callling her Sparks, although her name may change in the future.

Today's challenge is to show a back-view of her head as she's cruising in a hooptie with her home-girlz.

O.G. BreakthruCrew pal, Rick Rogers created this 3D model of Sparks to help me figure out how to effectively turn her head around. Thanks Rick!

By the way, I've got John Lennon's Instant Karma on loop while working.
Astounding prophetic song!

Sad News

This week has been quite a breakthrough in blogging, I hate to end it with this sad note.

But for those who hadn't realized it, legendary trumpet player for James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic and Bootsy's Rubber Band, Richard "Kush" Griffith

passed away June 17th from a long bout with diabetes.

Earlier this month in Louisville, a fundraising benefit was performed by Maceo Parker and fellow musicians to assist Kush who had been in poor health for quite some time.

I spoke to Kush about a month ago.  At the time, he was itching to get back into the studio on future Bootsy projects. 

Back in the day, he had quite the imagination.  He wanted me to draw him as Captain Punishment, ready to take the fake-ateers to the Abusement Park. 

When I last spoke to him about it, he admitted to have softened his view.

He was a kinder gentler Kush.

Rest in peace Kush Griffith.  You'll forever live in Funk Music History.

Kush Griffith, Rick Gardner, and Fred Wesley

For more photos, visit kushsights.com

For more about Kush, visit David Mill's blog at this link.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Fine Art Kyle Baker

I swiped this from one of Kyle Baker's blogs.
It takes a moment to get it, if you ever get it at all.
I think it's one of the best images ever!

You can view more Kyle Baker at this link

Sonic Visuals

Last month, my pals over at Chamanvision, invited me to showcase some smaller works in an interesting exhibit in Detroit.SonicVisuals:
An art exhibition of P-Funk, Hip Hop and Detroit Techno visuals

Featuring the artworks of:
Overton Loyd (artist: Parliament-Funkadelic)
Hideki Nakajima (art director/designer: code/Ryuichi
Abdul Qadim Haqq (artist: Red Planet, Underground Resistance)
Naheed Choudry (photographer)
Man One (graffiti artist)
Kiyoshi Takami (designer)
Ritzy Periwinkle (hip hop photographer/designer)
Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca (artist: Axis Records, Los Hermanos,
Metroplex, Deep Space)
and others

Here are a few shots from the show:

Here are Gustavo and Alma chillin' with my boy, Amp Fiddler!

By the woo, here's an amazing clip of Amp performing in Europe:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Fishbone Live!

This footage is from a Fishbone concert back in March.
Awesome show as usual.
I actually had the nerve to try to sketch them from the audience.
BAD idea. It wasn't long before Angelo stage dived right above my head and sent me scampering!

This was filmed by Jeffery Mitchell, AKA - PFUNK1