Monday, May 30, 2011

Out of Context

So, I've got another new project called "Taken Out Of Context." The idea is to record what people say on the street when they believe no one is listening, and illustrate then in a different context. It's easy for me because I wasn't there it was said. The results can end up looking like this. I'm open to submissions, so if you hear anything wrongly funny, please pass it on.

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Fairy Tales And A Box To Put Them In

Mother Goose & Brothers Grimm

I sometimes wish I still had these booklets, but I can only hope they will make a little girl happy for years to come. These are the first editions of ink sketches for the Slapstik Skateboards Dark Ages series from 2009.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Russell Shoemaker- "It's Not Everything"

Russell Shoemaker "Beach" oil and spray paint on canvas

I recently attended an opening at Philadelphia's Slingluff Gallery hosting the works of Russell Shoemaker. Russell's show, entitled "It's Not Everything" successfully fused abstract and figurative oil painting in a way that made as much sense as abstract painting can. Russell spoke of his approach to painting an application of layers upon layers of oil until the desired image is achieved, or until he gets bored. There are points in his work where the flesh appears to be spread on the canvas with a butter knife, helping to compose sections where the figure's skin and clothing wants to fall right off. It could be described as a schizophrenic flashback from Robocop, but what I want to know is where do these girls get their bikinis?