I got to know Dave and a bunch of other dudes from Buffalo around the time I was 17 and started going on weekend trips to skate up there. Dave was such a solid dude, always fun to be around and I can't think of one time he was being negative or bummin' anyone out. Unfortunately, I didn't see him too much in the last few years, but I will always cherish the time I did get to hang out and skate with him. Here's Dave doin' what he loved to do.
An interview Dave did while he was goin' through treatment:
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tattoo ideas, but not for me. I've been tossing around the idea of starting to make some flash sheets from these and other sketches I have laying around. Always liked that South Park where Death is pursuing the kids and Stan's grandpa on a tricycle.
Kate Bush. Drew her a few times and always made her look older than she is in the photo.
I just really liked the colors on Billy Crudup's face in this shot from the movie Jesus' Son.
Scott Walker, from the cover of the documentary 30 Century Man
"Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals."
These last two are from a selection of notes I have that would probably be best titled as, "Weird Shit That Has Been Said to my Friends on The Streets of New York." I've encountered characters everywhere, but the ones in NYC really take the cake. The bottom one made me feel so gross while I was working on it. It was hilarious hearing the story, but drawing it was pretty rough. Luckily, I won't have to look at it much because I plan on giving these away to the people that have told me the stories.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
My friend had an unfortunate experience biking to work in Brooklyn one early morning, when a rat decided to make a break for it but tragically collided with his front tire, jamming itself in between rubber and concrete for a few terrifying seconds. After some horrible squealing and squeaking, the rat shot out from under his tire and my friend could continue on to work, shaken no doubt, but eager to tell his tale. And that is where, "Surfing the Rat" was born.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
More sketches from the mission to draw every day for a year.
Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices. I know this will only draw attention, but try and disregard that horrible little self-portrait.
Lindsey Buckingham. Rumors-era and Tusk-era.
Linda and Charles Bukowski.
"Surfing the Rat"
Monday, November 11, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I've been on a mission to draw every single day for the next year. It's like a new years resolution for me in a way. I read an interview with a pro skateboarder that was going through getting comfortable on his board again after an injury and it inspired to get on a mission. I started off with drawing some of my favorite moments in horror movies, or just characters from my favorite horror movies. I did this all the way 'til Halloween and the rest are just from the past few days.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Escape from Choking in New York prints are here and ready to go. Limited run of 25. Catch me on the street, or if you live far away, check out my website to have one mailed to you.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Halloween party poster for Gimme! Coffee.
This one went through some rehashing.
I never posted this previous one, but meow that they are becoming a little more frequent, I might as well. Could have a collection of these at some point.
Friday, October 11, 2013
I've been on somewhat of a hiatus from doing these signs compared to my diligent work ethic with them in 2012, so I wanted to strike back in a good way. It also helped having someone else around who was willing to tackle them if I was feeling zapped of ideas, or just unmotivated. Anyways, 2 signs and 2 references to rad movies. Put on a scary movie and get in that Halloween spirit, y'all.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I haven't drawn the predator since I was 11 or 12 so I decided to give it a go again and see what happened. I probably have hundreds of sheets of paper filled with drawings of these guys but I hardly ever drew their faces. It mostly tended to be with a mask on. For this one I wanted to go all out for all those years of hiding the face.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I posted a photo of the drawing drying, but I don’t think I ever followed up with the finished product. Here it is. Steez t-shirt I did back in June. Available HERE.