Monday, November 23, 2015

The final bodega cat

The final bodega cat is done. Nothin' like knockin' it out with some cold beer. I'll put up some neat and clean scans and process sketches in the next week or so, after I gorge myself on some Thanksgiving snacks. Crank some Alice's Restaurant Massacre until then!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Neon Update

It's been feeling considerably quieter on the Blogger front this past year and more so in the past few months. Projects have me tied up a little more these days so I wanted to give everyone a sneak peek at what's going on before a couple months go by without any updates. NEON CAT SIGNS is what's going on! I've been wanting to do this project for the better part of a year and finally got the time to attack. Here are the first two in the series of 5. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fake wood on the dance floor

New Soul Clap and Dance Off poster with a young Etta James laid against some fake wood-like background. This one was a lot of fun to work on. Especially when laying down the background. All the fun goes down on October 17th from 12-4AM at Brooklyn Bowl. Some process pics below.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Soul Clap is Back!

The Clap is back!!! And NO, it's not the kind that that sweet little thing from your wild summer back in '81 gave to you. This is the Soul Clap and Dance Off hosted by Jonathan Toubin. It's all going down at Brooklyn Bowl, Saturday, September 19th. And, if I'm not mistaken, along with guest djing, Mikal Cronin will be playing a set before all the dancing begins.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Can't Believe This Actually Happend

A few months back, I was contacted by The New York Times about the a-frame drawings I had been doing at Gimme Coffee and that they were interested in including me in an article with other people who had been doing similar work for cafes and bars. Yes, you read that right. Little ol' me, and other fellow practitioners of the trade, were actually getting enough attention from our sidewalk sign drawings to get picked up for an article by the New York Times! Welp, here it is, people:

And, in honor of this occasion, which I still can't believe happened, I'm going to include some of what I consider 'The Greatest Hits'. Thanks again to Marisa Meltzer for interviewing me!

For this last one, I have to include an inked version I did, because I'm stupid and didn't take a photo of my Brewed in the USA one. I can't believe that shit. Of all the ones I neglected to take a photo of, it was of one inspired by a true hero of mine.

Who knows what's next. T-shirts?

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Trifecta of Musical Destruction

Recent t-shirt design for the Brooklyn-based band ALIEN TRILOGY. They're on tour and the shirts are available for purchase at their merch booth. Process pics below.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Lakes, sunsets, architectural beauty and some damn fine coffee

New one for Gimme! Coffee. They have a new cafe opening up in the also new Gates Hall at Cornell University. There's going to be free drink cards given away when you buy a drink there. I included the text for that below, along with some process pics.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Soul Clappin and Dancin in Madison Square Park

It's been a couple months but I'm back with a new Soul Clap poster. You may notice this one is looking a little different from the previous ones and it's because.....get ready for it.... it's the first ever outdoor Soul Clap and Dance Off!! And it's all going down at Madison Square Park

Randy Jones, of The Village People, will be rejoining Jonathan for another adventure of twisting and shaking in the name of winning of some sweet prizes and the admiration of your peers. It all begins on Wednesday, July 29th, at 6pm. One more thing, IT'S FREE!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Vans x Homegrown anniversary special

I had the honor of working on a pretty special project for my friends skate shop in Ithaca, NY a few months ago. The 10 year anniversary of his shop, Homegrown,  is coming up this fall and Vans approached him about doing a t-shirt to commemorate this occasion and he reached out to me to do the illustration for it. It was a lot of fun to illustrate the skatepark I spent a great deal of time at when I was younger and include little nods to its flooding issues and a friends favorite pair of shoes. If you want one of these bad boys ya gotta get to Ithaca, go to Homegrown, buy a pair of Vans and hope the limited supply hasn't run out yet. Big thanks to Andrew and Joe for this opportunity.

A whole mess of thinking on paper has been included for your viewing pleasure.

Little chest detail on the front

Party in the back.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pig Roast Poster for The Meat Hook

I quickly whipped this poster up for the gang at The Meat Hook for the pig roast they'll be having at Good Co Bar in Brooklyn. They've kept me well fed with their amazing sandwiches so I had to help them out with something. The event goes down on July 11th from 5-10pm. Tickets are available on the Good Co Facebook page.