there's an event at The Oakland Public Library I'd love to invite you all to. The Library is honoring me with an artists' reception where I will be showing work from Oakland ABC (and other projects). There's something very special happening that I can't yet disclose, but they will be revealing the thing* at the reception.
In addition, Kamaria Lofton (author of My City is Oakland, among others) and I will be hosting storytime for little kids on the same day.
Here's the event page for Storytime (for kids), 3pm on May 5
Here's the event page for the Artists' Reception (for everyone!), 4pm on May 5
See you then?
*that I can't tell you about quite yet
The event (mentioned above) is co-hosted by Children's Fairyland. Here's a thing I made! It moves! How is it possible! Technology! Boop boop beep! Exclamation points!
Huzzah! Huzzah! The images below (in the Uncommissioned and Surface Design categories) were accepted into the Society of Illustrators 31 exhibit and book! Thanks ever so to the Judges!
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_RESOURCES FOR ILLUSTRATORS_
david lowery on intellectual property rights. replace the word "songwriter" with the word "illustrator".
_IMAGES AND ARTISTS_
ira glass' taste gap
disney's journey to mars : 1957
noah purifoy : joshua tree
Friendlies! I've been making these posters (some printed by me, some printed by Nat Swope) for eleven years now. Behold. xm
it's always cool to get a phone call out of the blue from a record company. I got one of these calls a few weeks back from Oh Boy Records, John Prine's record label, out of Nashville, Tennessee. The fellow on the phone told me that Mr. Prine is touring for his new record The Tree of Forgiveness (get yourself a copy here), and he asked me to create an image for his upcoming show at the Warfield.
He said something about a tree in heaven that doubles as a bar. I was thinking about a recent trip to a friend's property close to the Sonoma Coast, where we sat under this lovely old oak tree. So I used her as the basis of the sketch.
Here's the final below. I'm pretty happy with it.
I have a funny history with John Prine; I was asked to create a John Prine poster for a Fillmore show some years back, and our band covers one of his songs that he sings with Iris DeMent. See the video for that song below as well as a cool little film about the new record.
Honey, we're the big door prize. x
I'm excited to announce that an image I created for Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker's winter tour was chosen to appear online at the American Illustration 37 archive here. Thanks to the judges! This was part of the "We're A Band Trip" collection. See them all here, and getcherself a copy of the poster here.
I'm excited to announce that I'm having a gallery show at my favorite bookstore, Alley Cat Books in San Francisco. A bunch of prints (framed and otherwise) will be on sale, and I'll bring a stack of books down as well. Several of the prints that are no longer available on the website will be available at the opening. These are the last (of those) prints, friends. Get 'em while you still can. Ferdinand (below) is one of those prints. I opened up the flat file, and there's only two left. They are at the bookstore now.
The opening is February 16 from 7-9 pm at Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St, San Francisco. The show will run through the month of February.
As always, we're cooking up a nice little surprise for those of you who can be there.
Come say hi!
this is a very quick list of stuff. there's so much more on the webs than there was when i first made this list (2007)! * first off:
* local shops:
* online tutorials
here's a tutorial about reduction screen printing by artist Jim Winters.
an online (comic) pdf called diy silkscreening.
psprint's history and resources
screen a t-shirt at home
dick blick screen supplies page
need a detailed screen burned? ask the kind folks at creative screen technologies. you can even email a black and white jpg to be made into a screen!
cheap tee shirts
gigposters. a very active community of artists lives here.
Never let that lonely monster take control of you.
Happy New Year. I am very glad to share this new site with you, and some very good news. Three pieces of mine were accepted into this year's Society of Illustrators 30 contest in the Poster, Kids Book, and Surface Design categories. See the accepted pieces below, and a big THANK YOU to the judges!
Dear Friends, hi. Here's a thing we made and posted at the very last minute.