Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Catalog Price List part 2

The Post-it Show is up at Giant Robot in L.A. until December 29.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Who wants to help me get this thing open?

My friend Todd sent me this link the other day about a sphere falling out of the sky into the desert in Namibia. They're calling it "Space Junk". Get real. It's totally an egg.

(By the way a selection of Todd's Owl Scouts project is up at Lula until mid January, with a closing reception on the 10th.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

– 1091 shopping days left

In 2008 I was asked by the Comics Journal to contribute a list of ideas for a sort of year end gift guide thing. I drew these two strips instead... and then decided not to be a pest, and sent in a real list. But I've been going through these old sketchbooks lately, as part of a book project, came across these, and realized I never did put them up. Posting them today in honor of the shortest day of the year. Or whatever.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Among the amazing people I met and worked with in France were Raphael Urwiller and Mayumi Otero who work as printmakers and book artists under the name Icinori. They make the kind of stuff that simultaneously makes you happy to be alive and stoked to get back to work, and also makes you kind of want to give up because you'll never make anything quite so quietly beautiful, unexpected and profound. They designed and printed the collaborative, Hercules themed screen printed book I mentioned here (toward the bottom).

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Angus McKie

Back in April I did a post about this amazing book from the 80s that I'd rediscovered of gorgeous paintings and histories of spaceships. Three of the images I included in the post were by a guy named Angus McKie. When I was in Newcastle in October I had the good fortune to meet a friend of a friend of the man himself and was allowed to hold on to a couple of his comics for a day. Unfortunately I didn't really have time to actually read them. Which is a shame. Just look.

How have I not seen this done before? A punch up in front of a projection in a porn theatre? Brilliant.

It's like part Heavy Metal, part Hitchhiker's Guide, part CF, part Little Annie Fanny part Star Wars. And part just straight up sublime epic oil painting. Apparently he's still working.

Friday, December 2, 2011

saw this the other day

sketchbook drawings

Below are a couple of drawings I did at MIX in Minneapolis during lulls at the table. The drawing on the bottom is a guy I had the good fortune of running across at intelligentsia last week.