Lauren Tharp of LittleZotz Writing has released an update on her upcoming book LittleZotz Writing: School for Ghosts! The update also releases the illustrations done so far for the book, including art by myself, Sandra Kang, and Paris Matic as well as a couple of adorable illustrations by Lauren herself!
Yeah, I just happened to see that my new shirts are up at Threaded Canvas!!
(I’ve been kinda busy)
Anyway, I’m especially happy to see my Darkness linoleum block print on there because I will be launching into a NEW series about the poem after finishing up some jobs…AND IT IS NOW A CONFIRMED SOLO EXHIBITION FOR SUMMER-FALL 2015 WITH A VENUE. I’m going all out on this one. For those of you who haven’t read my earlier posts, I did a series of traditional prints to illustrate Byron’s poem back in 2001.
Now, 14 years later, I want to show myself and one very special fan how far I’ve come.
From the YART facebook page:
We are thrilled to announce that the beautiful green space at the new 22 Jefferson Art Studios and Gallery, in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District, will host our Fall YART 2014 sale! As the name suggests, this lovely spot can be easily found at 22 Jefferson, in downtown Evansville. Plenty of street parking is available!
Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All local and regional fine art, with nothing priced more than $50!
HECK YEAH!!! I can’t wait, can you? Here’s the Facebook Event Page too: https://www.facebook.com/events/361314300704443/
FREAKIN’ A!!! Now everyone in the world can enjoy Carl Clark’s unstoppable, amazing jazz tunes!
Including you, go check it out: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tales-from-the-clark-side/id919740112
More on Tales from the Clarkside
Haha YES, I’ve chosen the day I’m at both Night Gallery and Nomadic Views to unveil a secret…I’m doing the October Sketch Challenge again! If you’re in Evansville, IN feel free to stop by The Ahh Spa between 5:45pm and 9pm and say Hi!! If you’re in Nashville, TN look out for original drawn-on pigment prints of my pieces DIVE and City Eye at the Corvidae Collective Gallery in the Arcade!!
That’s right, one scary sketch a day, for every delicious spooky day in October. BOO! Here’s my first four sketches, I’ll attempt to do something close to a one-a-day update after tonight. You can watch the updates roll in over at http://sandpaperdaisy.tumblr.com!!
If you don’t recognize these creepy beasties by the way, they are animatronics from the amazing horror video game 5 Nights at Freddy’s. I fell in love with this chilling and creepy game after watching Markiplier‘s youtube videos of it. I can’t get enough!! Don’t be surprised if there’s more Freddy in my sketches over the month.
As with my 2013 round of sketches, I’ll be updating this website after October with a massive gallery of the entire month’s sketches for you to enjoy.
Come on down to the Ahh Spa, 600 North Weinbach, tomorrow October 4rth from 6pm to 9pm to snap up some fantastic scary and morbid art, jewelry and other treats and goodies! At least 20% of all sales go to benefit PAAWS Animal Rescue, and some artists do more! The lovely piece above is by Jamie Gish-Bates of Silent Salvation Jewelry and Watches.
Here’s the Night Gallery event page where you can see awesome art and cute Voodoo Babiez plushies that people will be bringing, and more! I’ll be bringing a fistful of new morbid and creepy art prints, so be warned.
Check them out, don’t they look awesome?? This from Corvidae Collective’s facebook page. I’m also blown away that DIVE is honored to appear next to these awesome pieces. I just know that the overall show is going to be phenomenal. I can tell that the leftmost image is another one by Karen Short, but I’ll have to find out who did the middle one (which I also adore) so I can point you toward their page.
I did discover another awesome artist named Dolly Gode through this art show though. She’s freaking awesome!! I don’t know if she did the middle image or not, but I like her work a lot.
Yep, someone at the largest money-saving blog in the world, The Penny Hoarder, actually agreed to let me open my big fat mouth to staff writer Lauren Tharp for an interview on ways to cut costs while making art. You might be familiar with all of these tricks or you might not, but believe me I picked my brain for every sneaky little way I could think of to save a few bucks. I’m blushing a little though, the article makes it sound like these are all my ideas and achievements. Actually, the credit goes to all of my artist buddies and acquaintances who’ve shared tips and organized great events over the years.
…well that was fast! Thanks guys!
Oh and here’s the link.
Coming from the amazing Corvidae Collective Gallery and Boutique in Nashville, TN is its latest show, Nomadic Views! Featuring “fantastical views from this world and Beyond,” it promises to be fantastic. I am very honored to have two pieces included in this show. Also, I’m sorry I couldn’t find a bigger image of “Stardust” by Karen Short for the feature image, I just used the one from the show description below. Looks freaking awesome though.
The exhibit they’re currently showing, LIT, featuring artwork inspired by banned and challenged classics, is amazing too. My favorite is the Catcher in the Rye piece but they’re all great.
As you can see, the Tin Man Illustrator Glassware Series is amazing…many of my buddies are featured on these awesome glasses including Arts Council of Doom artists Stephanie Osborne, Melissa Erwin, Amy Wilke, Jacob Walker, WILKE, and Gary Logan Hobdy…and now, yes, now they have finally decided to do something insane and feature MY DESIGN.
Even better, I somehow supremely lucked out and got October. Yeah, Oktoberfest, millions of people chugging beer, our own Fall Festival on Franklin Street…October. AND they plan to start selling these glasses daily, not once a week. I hope they sell out and make lots of money. (Though I do want there to be a couple left for me to buy)
I’ll unveil my design when they do, probably around October 1 or 2. In the meantime, go look at all the other FREAKING AWESOME MINDBLOWING AWE-INSPIRING glasses from the past! They’re so good! Sooooogooood. Much like the delicious beer and food at Tin Man…which I highly recommend.
We’re already getting orders…thank you Paul!!
Yes it’s totally live and oh my lord it is GORGEOUS!! You can hear samples, read about the full story behind this creative and deeply involved tribute to comic artists, even get your own copy of the album or the album + the comic!! Run, don’t walk to http://talesfromtheclarkside.com/!
And yes that’s my Amp Head gif, I’m incredibly proud of this simple animation I managed to pull out after taking more and a decade off from doing animations.
Ain’t he cute?
I did two more simple animations which I will post tomorrow and Friday, the first day of our appearance at Cincy Comicon!!
You’ll be hearing about this all week from me no doubt…these are samples from the amazing sintrumental jazz album “Tales from the Clarkside” that my friend Carl Clark is premiering at Cincy Comicon this upcoming Sept. 5-7!! You get more of a feel for the sheer variety and talent of his songs here…as before, accompanied by visuals from the comic I illustrated to accompany the album. He’s used the same pages as his backdrop for this video, so he may not be planning to show new art before our release at Cincy. We’ll see!
And boy does it feel nice. There I am, in the new submissions on the front page!
As you can see, I’m competing with Batman and the Powerpuff Girls among other great titles. I doubt those are good odds. But hey! Being placed on the virtual shelf with these industry comics feels pretty great nonetheless.
Here’s the link to my page: http://cmxl.gy/1jREVom
And a shot of it.
The Sunday paper today (Evansville Courier and Press) featured a beautiful spread with our art for the upcoming July 12 “Hand Prints” show at Wessleman’s Nature Center, as you can see. The online article is here: http://www.courierpress.com/news/2014/jul/05/arts-beat-printmakers-step-out-of-the-shadows-in/
Thanks to Stephanie Osbourne of littlelemonpress for her awesome snapshot of our article. The prints shown are two lovely block prints by Stephanie: “Zinnias” and “Life and Death,” and my very own Tentacle Raccoon at the far right.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on here, but I’m doing 3 illustrations for Lauren Tharp’s upcoming book on ghostwriting. This cute ghostie is by Sandra Kang, I’ll be posting some teaser ghosts in a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, feel free to check out Lauren’s post on the book or look at any of her other awesome freelancing advice…she frequently helps me out with freelancing dilemmas and her site is chock-full of info on the subject.
Threaded Canvas is a lovely new company that works like a BirchBox for art, sending subscribers a box every month with 3 t-shirts, 3 collectibles (stickers, keychains) and one fine art print, for $20 a month plus shipping. You may recognize my friend Gary Logan Hobdy‘s art on here!!
And now, I am simultaneously very proud and humbled to say that I will be joining him and the other amazing artists of Threaded Canvas by throwing my hat into the ring…or rather, my jellyfish into the box. I will have a fine art print in June’s box and there’s more to come from me and other fabulous artists in July!
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is having their annual Art in the City show, starting with their opening reception tomorrow! Art in the City is the Arts Council’s annual members exhibition, with its Facebook Events Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/705937039437700/
The reception is May 23, 5PM-7:30PM with an awards ceremony at 6pm. The show runs until June 27th. Another one of those shows I wanted to be in but couldn’t do this summer due to scheduling conflicts. D’oh!! Fortunately there’s always next year, and in the meantime lots of nice art to enjoy this year. There’s at least three fellow Arts Council of Doom members in the show too (some of us like to double dip), Scott Scheller, Matt Perez and JoAnn Goodman. I’m a big fan of their work so I can’t wait to see what they and others there have to offer us this year!