Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Genine's (awesome) blog.
And what do I see staring me in the face? Her sketch of nearly the exact same view. A sketch I somehow missed every other time I've visited her site. Weird.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I am lazy.
So I took the drawing of the Chinatown Gate I made from the last sketch crawl and made an edition of 12 prints from it. The original drawing was in my sketchbook, but I wanted to make prints on sheets from brown paper bags. So I made some stencils, and used them to lay out the whites of the image I wanted to keep.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sketchcrawl 25 is tomorrow, November 21, 2009.
We'll begin at Metro Center and make our way up 9th St. Then we'll probably play it by ear. (If it is terribly cold out we'll have some indoor options we can figure out!)
We'll meet around 10:30/11:00 and you can stay as long as you like.
If you have any questions, head over to the forum http://www.sketchcrawl.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4327
or drop a message right here.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The article was curated by USk founder Gabi Campanario and features Gabi, Fred Lynch, Thomas Thorspeken, Shiho Nakaza, Kate Johnson, Marc Taro Holmes, Tommy Kane, and myself. Somewhere in there is a drawing I did of Ben's Chili Bowl.
Check it out. And fly MidWest!
(And Thanks Gabi!)
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Of course I post this the day after... (bad blogger bad blogger bad blogger...) Regardless of my tardiness in mentioning it, Lisa & Brooke (of the WPA) did a wonderful job with the show and the VIP tour.
A nice video preview here.
Monday, October 19, 2009
My SPX cohorts have put a show together collecting our own work, as well as work we have found at SPX.
Internal Combustion Events
Comics from the SPX
Greg Lendeck, Christian
Tribastone and Tom Galambos.
October 14–October 28"Three Rochester artists explore the boundaries of the comics medium. They will display their own work as well as samples of contemporary cartooning culled from the 2009 SPX in September."
So, my Rochesterian friends, if you have a moment or two stop by MCC's Mercer Gallery and see some artwork and comics that you are guaranteed to like!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Kevin Huizenga's Ganges #3Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr's Ten Thousand Stories
Theo Ellsworth's Sleeper Car & CapacityJustin Madson's Birch vols. 1-3
Nate Doyle's Crooked Teeth #4
Bill Kelter & Wayne Shellabarger's VeepsIvan Brunetti's Ho! The Morally Questionable Cartoons
A collection of Greg Lendeck prints of his amazing Wax Paper cut-outs.
S's (daughter of Greg) The ZooC's (son of Greg) Future Seas
Sean Ford's Only Skin #4
Tom Galambos's print of a geriatric JLA & JSA
Ethan Rilly's Pope Hats
JP Coovert's Insides
Paul Karasik's second collection of Fletcher Hanks comics- You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creations!Ken Dahl's Monsters
Erika Moen's DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic DiaryAlexis Frederick-Frost's Ship
Joseph Lambert's Untitled (Dinosaur)
Kevin Panetta & Andy Kettler's Super Wrestle
Kevin Panetta & Mike Short's Monster Fight!Matt Kindt's 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man
Sammy Harkham's Crickets
James McShane's Archaeology
Monday, September 28, 2009
It was pretty sweet.
Granted one of them was sort of a pity-buy by a friend (though he kindly denies it) but I'll take it anyway. My table was shared with two friends, and talented artist both, Greg Lendeck and Tom Galambos. Our table space was a little smaller than anticipated so only two of us could fit back there at a time.
I have to admit I felt a bit of frustration for the first... oh, 12 hours of the combined two day (14 hour total) event. Not because I wasn't having fun talking to people and seeing *coughbuyingcough* a whole lotta beautiful books other people and publishers brought, but I had really hoped to sell at least one copy to someone I didn't know. So when Greg was behind the table and somehow tricked a very kind gentleman to buy a copy I was pretty happy and suprised. The next 3 sales were all just as unexpected. Especially the lovely girl who came running to our table as we were clearing it off to leave SPX until next year. So thank you Greg for pushing my books and making those sales.
It was a great weekend and all the better for having Greg, Tom and Matt (said kind pity-buyer) around to enjoy it with. I look forward to being even more prepared for SPX next year.
Friday, September 25, 2009
P.S. While some copies are too far finished to change the title, I am planning on scrapping "Looking Around" from my covers... I took me too long to think of anything decent to call my book!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
After some walking and wandering around the city, we soon made our way to Lafayette Park, which provided a nice view of the White House, crowds of tourists who seemed very interest in what we were all doing, and President Andrew Jackson.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I've been meaning to draw the remains of St. Joseph's for a while now. It is one of the more beautiful Rochester landmarks. I've got a bunch more Rochester sketches coming down the pipeline, and hopefully I will share them soon.
Friday, July 24, 2009
These are a few prints/drawings from an edition of pieces I just made for an art exchange I have the pleasure of being part of as a teacher at NYSSSA SVA. The program is located in Fredonia, NY and while the town may not have the usual amenities of most cities, has a lot of interesting homes and architecture to offer.
This is my edition of 25 of a beautiful house here in town. My printmaking process was pretty ghetto since I've become quite impatient in my old age (coughjustturned30cough). First I drew the house in my moleskine...
I then scanned it in and printed one off from the computer. I fed it into a copy machine onto some 8 1/2" X 11" pieces of paperbags to make my multiples, painting in the highlights with brush and gesso afterwards.
I'm pretty happy with them!
Monday, June 29, 2009
I'd been curious to do a quick sketch or two based on Google Street View ever since seeing Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout website. What better occasion to draw than Cindy's birthday. Above is her former (childhood) house... unless I got the address wrong...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
May 29 – July 5, 2009
55 M Street, S.E. (at the corner with Half Street)Washington, DC 20003
(Metro stop: Green Line, Navy Yard, Ballpark exit)
Artomatic is a month-long art festival in DC that is free to the general public celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. A brand-new 275,000 square foot building has been donated to host Artomatic, right next to the Nationals Stadium. The event features nine floors of visual and installation art, theater performances, dance and comedy, three music stages, street performances such as fire dancing and drum troupes, and a film screening theater.