Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Meanwhile, in between Soul Clap posters...

"The Whole Nine Yards" came from World War II. When every bit of ammo from the .50 caliber machine guns was fired from the fighter pilots planes onto a target, they got "the whole nine yards"

Went down to Asheville, NC recently to visit a good buddy of mine and we worked on some stuff together. Can't wait to see this "One Last Burger Before I Go" piece after it's fired.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Soul Clap Record Release Party!

New Soul Clap and Dance Off poster for May. I double borrowed from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Jonathan’s new album cover for this one. I’m a little bummed the gold paint didn’t really come across in the scan so I wanted to be sure to let you know I did use gold paint and, in person, it does shimmer. At least that way all my efforts were not in vain.
Better get to this one because the show takes a little break for a month or two during the summer. This is a special one, I mean, they’re all special, there’s always an amazing guest and great music but, this one is the release party for Jonathan Toubin’s Souvenirs of the Soul Clap Vol. 3 AND 4!!!! And April March will be the guest selector!!! It’s all happening this Saturday,May 16th, at Brooklyn Bowl from MIDNIGHT-4AM.

See! It really does shimmer! Ahh, nevermind.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

James Booker is down with the Soul Clap

The new Soul Clap and Dance Off poster is here!! Come get down with Jonathan Toubin on April 18th at BROOKLYN BOWL from 12-4am. We went with a New Orleans theme and chose James Booker, who, according to Dr. John was, "the best black, gay, one-eyed, junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced"

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Soul Clap Prints Available!!!!

There are 3 new prints available on my site. All of them are the most recent Soul Clap posters I've done. Only a small amount were made so get one while you can!

In honor of Spring, I've decided that the Boss of Hearts and Escape From Choking in New York are going to be discounted a cool 40% so I can Spring clean and you can have a kick ass print for cheap. Both these and the Soul Clap prints can be found by clicking on portfolio and going to the prints section on my site.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

James Brown, Randy Jones and The Soul Clap

This month's Soul Clap and Dance Off poster is ready for you to feast your eyes upon. We decided that since it's going to be the 8 year anniversary get down that we should go big and use "The Godfather of Soul" himself, Mr. James Brown!This one was a blast to work on even though I thought I was about to blow it halfway through. Pulled a sweet all-nighter and it was totally worth it. the party starts at midnight at Brooklyn Bowl on March 28th!! Oh, and in case you didn't notice, Randy Jones, the original cowboy of The Village People, is going to be guest DJing!

A lil' insight into this posters creation below:

Friday, March 13, 2015

Godzilla versus Barkley: A Love Story

Godzilla vs. Barkley was such a big deal for me as a kid. I had the poster and a shirt of it. Never had the shoes though. I've been working on getting some time to do this piece and finally got that feeling to throw it down one day. Maybe it synched up when the newest Godzilla film last year came out but I was feeling nostalgic and I wanted to pay homage and to one of my favorite advertising campaigns/illustrations of all time, and add my two cents on how this whole thing would've really gone down. But, there's one thing that has bugged me about digging through this old stuff and that is I can't find any information, anywhere, on who the illustrator was that did this for Nike. I want to thank them. And credit them so I don't get in any trouble for this piece.

This is the original image. It's amazing. It has to be one of the early major factors in making want to be an illustrator.

Monday, March 9, 2015

My Little One

My main man passed away a few weeks ago and I miss him. I created this portrait so that when I'm old and tired, I can sit in front of my fireplace and cheers his portrait that rests on the mantle while I sip on fancy whiskey and smoke expensive cigars. Or, maybe it'll lay next to me, in my cardboard box, my only possession left in this world, keeping me company in a dark, cold alley.

goodnight, sweet prince.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Barbara Lynn and the Soul Clap

New Poster for the monthly Soul Clap and Dance Off at Brooklyn Bowl hosted by Jonathan Toubin with his very special guest: Nick Waterhouse. We went with  Barbara Lynn to grace the center of this month's poster. Come check out all the action this Saturday, the 28th, from midnight to 4am.

Process pics. Luckily there was no all nighter involved with this one.

Final version.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Quotes, Lines & Lyrics: Part 3

This is my third and final piece for "Quotes, Lines & Lyrics" at Hero Complex Gallery on February 27th. This one comes from my love of all things Jonathan Richman and his Modern Lovers classic "Pablo Picasso"

Quotes, Lines & Lyrics: Part 2

 This is my second piece for "Quotes, Lines & Lyrics" at Hero Complex Gallery. Show opens February 27th. This one was inspired by the line, "radiated men will eat the flesh of radiated men" from the poem Dinosauria, We by Charles Bukowski.

Quotes, Lines & lyrics: Part 1

This is the first piece out of three that I recently completed for the show "Quotes, Lines & lyrics" at Hero Complex Gallery, that'll be opening on February 27th. This one was inspired by the Depeche Mode song "Never Let Me Down Again" from their album Music For The Masses.