Philadelphia Cartoonist Society Pages

Friday, July 29, 2011

Gallery Show!

Hello Fellow PCS Members,

I will have several new drawings and paintings displayed at the Philadelphia Sketch Club throughout the month of August. Come on out during one of the "Meet the Artists" dates and check out some art and play some 9-ball on the PSC pool table while sipping on some chilly refreshments.

Prehistoric Pee Wee!

Check out my contribution to the "I Know You Are, But What Am I?"A Pee Wee Herman Tribute Art Show! The show is at Gallery 1988: Venice and opens tonight! This has to be my favorite show I've ever done for Gallery 1988 as Pee Wee is pretty much my favorite person ever! I watched the show, saw the movies, had the toys and most recently I got to see him do Pee Wees Playhouse on Broadway in NYC! Amazing, he really hasn't lost a step. So when i was asked to contribute some art to this show I had a really hard time figuring out what i wanted to do because i love everything he does! In the end I choose a scene from Pee Wees Big Adventure that had my 2 favorite things, Pee Wee and Dinosaurs! It will be on sale exclusively from Gallery 1988 at their location in Venice and on their website in a couple of days.

Print Info:
Title: Prehistoric Pee Wee
Medium: Giclee Smooth, Fine Art, 270 gsm, 15 mil., certified archival
Size: 11" x 17"
Edition: 20 Signed / Numbered
Limited Edition: #1 of 20 is Signed / Numbered / Framed with an actual red Pee Wee bowtie on the frame! (and if i must say, it looks awesome in person)
Price: $50 unframed / $100 framed

Gallery Info:
Show opens Friday, July 29th • 7-10 pm and runs til August 19th.

214 Pier Ave • Santa Monica, CA 90405
Ph: 424-238-5988 • e-mail:
Hrs: Wed -Sun 11am-6pm

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Time to let down your hair!

This is my piece for the I KNOW YOU ART, BUT WHAT AM I? Pee-Wee Herman Tribute Art Show opening tomorrow night at Gallery 1988: Venice. I decided to pay homage to the great tv series of the 80's PeeWee's Playhouse...

Title: "Let the fun begin..."
3-color screenprint on archival paper, signed and numbered
Size: 9"x24" •
Edition: 86

Show opens Friday, July 29th • 7-10 pm and runs til August 19th.

214 Pier Ave • Santa Monica, CA 90405
Ph: 424-238-5988 • e-mail:
Hrs: Wed -Sun 11am-6pm

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"We Don't Need Roads", August 1st

Hey gang, will be releasing another of my t-shirt designs this Monday, August 1st. Entitled "We Don't Need Roads", this shirt was inspired by the closing scene of "Back to the Future". The shirt costs $10 plus s&h. Thanks for your support!

Jeffro Kilpatrick is the "Geek of the Week" on Geekadelphia

Hey, I am proud to call myself a Geek this week. I was interviewed by Geekadelphian Dave Goodman. If you'd like to read the interview, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Milton Glaser Embraces Failure

Great video featuring celebrated, (to the point of ubiquity), designer Milton Glaser sharing his thoughts on the notion of a fear of failure. Definitely worth seven minutes of your life.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Lovecraft Show Fundraiser

Hey folks, hope you're all well. Just wanted to mention that in an effort to offset some of the cost for this falls 'Dead and Dreaming' art show's (including PCS and ASOP members) companion book I'm doing up some Lovecraft t-shirts. You can check it out and maybe buy one or a hundred HERE. Thanks for the support folks!

Star Wars Fan Art - Mos Eisley Bar Swarm by Jeffro

You can read more detail about the origin of this piece and see early drafts of it by clicking HERE.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"A Loner, A Rebel..."

Coming up at Gallery 1988: Venice on July 29th will be "I Know You Art, But What Am I?: A Tribute to Pee Wee Herman". My Pee Wee inspired piece was selected by the gallery to be the postcard image used to promote the show. I'm lucky to participate with artists by the likes of Tom Whalen, Dave Perillo, Ian Glaubinger, and many, many more. If you're in the area of the Gallery next week, stop in and say "I don't train monkeys, I just train 'em!"

"A Loner, A Rebel..."
9" x 12"
3 color screen-print
edition of 50
price: $40

Gallery 1988: Venice
214 Pier Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Any prints left over after the show will be made available for sale on the Gallery 1988 website:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spy Vs. Spy Custom

I was asked by the fine folks over at MAD Magazine to customize one of their blank Spy Vs. Spy figures in honor of the 50th anniversary of the characters. This is what I came up with...

My piece, along with custom spies by other great artists, will be on display at DC Comics booth at this year's San Diego Comic Con and also featured in an upcoming issue of MAD. Check out more pics of my "Tin G-Man" esque spy over at MAD's blog The Idiotical

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tom Whalen, SUPERSTAR!

So, I'm paging through my Google Reader, and the feed from Super Punch features a story about our very own Tom Whalen. And I'm thinking, I know a somebody in the Big Leagues!

Congrats, Tom! The poster is awesome; the buzz is ausible!

PCS Spotlight - Ed McKeogh's Studio Ed

When Ed McKeogh and his family moved down South, the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society suffered a great loss. Ed is an amazing artist and he and his wife Rebecca were very enthusiastic and active members of all PCS activity, from our self-publishing efforts to BBQ's to charity work. The McKeoghs are and will always be family to us.

Thanks to the the Internet, we can still keep in constant touch with Ed and check out his work. He has been doing the best work I've ever seen him do, and he posts it all on his Studio Ed website. This site is an amazing showcase of Ed's skill and versatility as an artist. Also, he does very unique commission work you should consider if you need a one of a kind gift for someone in your life. PLEASE CLICK HERE to check out STUDIO ED. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Hell If Rhino! Monkey & Bird Continues!

Is Poetry in Motion a charging rhino? Hopefully not for the sake of Mickey the Monkey and Sylvia the Bird! Find out what happens as Monkey & Bird by Williams and Garceau continues TODAY at CO2 Comics! Head on over there by clicking HERE!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Uri Caine at Rex's in Toronto

This is my drawing of Uri Caine from The Rex in toronto.  Incredible music, Mill Street Beer, cool and breezy summer night with the doors of small bar opened and a 10 PM sunset.  And to top it off, I chatted with Uri and he signed my artwork. If you want to see other illustrations from that night, view my blog for the rest of the Trio.  Cheers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dave Perillo Shirt on for one more day...

Cheap really well designed shirt on NOWHEREBAD.COM from Dave Perillo. The shirt will only be up for sale until Midnight on July 13, 2011:

Artificial Dissemination

Heya PCS Gang,

So last Saturday was the Artificial Dissemination show, at Masthead print studio, and here are some photos I took at the event. There were a lot of PCS members involved, so I thought I would share.

Above is the wall I was on, surrounded by awesome artists, including the always impressive work of Alex Eckman-Lawn (directly under my piece) and Jennifer Gin (to the right of Alex's piece). Awesome and intimidating company!

Here is another section of some awesome work, with 2 pieces by James Heimer, show curator and screen printer extraordinaire! (He also hand pulled the prints for my contribution). Also a sweet print by Anthony Pedro!

Above we have another section of amazing prints, with work by poster machine Mike Wohlberg, Jeffro Kilpatrick and a collab with Patch and Melissa Lomax!

Not a bad turn out, eh?

Here is a link to my blog, with some deets on my piece for the show, if anyone is interested.


Fan Art for The Wire/Dawn of the Dead

If you'd like to see the image that inspired this, CLICK HERE.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Artificial Dissemination: Dissent on Paper

A bunch of the ol' PCS gang has prints and what-not in this show. If you have been surfing the facebook page you know you don't want to miss this one! Big ups to our own Mr. James Heimer for putting this little soirée together.
Artificial Dissemination: Dissent on Paper,’ is an exhibition devoted to the art of the propaganda poster. Ranging from the political and social commentary to bizarre looks at reality television and celebrities. Come check it out July 9th from 6-10PM! Special guest curator, James Heimer.
Find out all the info here on the fbook events page and be sure to check out Masthead Print Studio!
The poster used for the promotion of the event designed by Mr. Heimer.

Below: Our contribution to the show entitled "Imagi-Nation".

Friday, July 8, 2011


Hey guys! Two good friends of mine (the writers of La Morte Sisters) are shooting a low-budget horror film to be set in Philadelphia. They need some art department help, and I told them I would get the word out.

Here's the low-down (per the directors)...

Seeking any generic video game/punk/90's style poster art that we can use in the background of a film shoot at an arcade. Feel free to use copyrighted imagery but not logos or names. Usually just changing a color will do the trick. We're going to put them up as stickers and posters and graffiti.

Must be 300 dpi and no smaller than 6in x 6in please.

Deadline is July 12 at 9 am.

Fwd all art and how you'd like to be credited to Tony Trov:

Thank you for your help.

Please contact Tony Trov and not this post for details. I have nothing to do with production

This is the Kickstarter page that they're using for completion funds.

I will already have art in the film...

These are really great guys! Please help them out. I know you guys have a ton of video game, punk art already on file...So it can't hurt to help :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Better Off Dead

Dying when you're not really sick is really sick, you know. Really!
- Charles De Mar

This is the first of two pieces I did for this years Crazy 4 Cult 5 show at Gallery 1988. My "How-to Guide to 'Not' Kill Yourself" shows Lane Meyer's and his many failed attemps at offing himself...

"Go That Way Really Fast..."
12" x 18" 3-color screenprint on cougar natural 100# cover
signed and numbered edition of 55

"Viddy well, me bruvvers..."

"Ode to Alex"
18" x 24" 3-color screen print
signed and numbered edition of 100; $35

This is my submission for this weekend's Crazy 4 Cult 5 at Gallery 1988: Melrose, taking place this Friday, July 8th. I was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange", utilizing familiar items and phrases from the film, and incorporating them into a tattoo inspired design. The finished piece is an 18" x 24" 3-color screen print, with a print run of 100. The print will be for sale at the show on Friday night, and will be made available the next day via the Gallery 1988 website:

I hope you find it to be "real horrorshow"...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Falcon Beach T-Shirt

I recently partnered up with the Spirit Newspapers to create limited edition North Catholic T-Shirts. Every month or so, we will make a new North Catholic shirt to hnor the school that meant so much to us. If you are a follower of this blog, you probably know that I taught and worked for the school for 7 years, and I went down with the ship. The Spirit was always a really strong supporter of North. My cousin Tommy, one of the co-owners of the paper, is a graduate like myself. We wanted to keep North alive in some small way. During my time at North, I designed most of the shirts, including the annual Thanksgiving Day Game shirt. I figured we can make shirts in short run, no more than 150-200 shirts per design. That way we wouldn't risk losing too much money, and people who bought the shirts would have a limited edition product.

The guys at Awesome Dudes printed this shirt. Joannie's oldest, Brandon, went with me to pick them up. He was nice enough to humor me and model the shirt when we got them back to the Spirit offices.

The shirts are available for sale at the Spirit Newspaper offices (1428 Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125). They are $15 apiece. We only made 150 shirts this time, so if you are interested, you should call: (215) 423-6246.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Harvey Awards

La Morté Sisters has been nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work!

In addition, Reading with Pictures (in which I did the art for a a 2 page story written by Russell Lissau) is up for 2 nominations: Best Anthology and Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers.

I just wanted to send out well wishes and good lucks to all of the nominees.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Muppet Show

It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights.
It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight!

This is my, soon to be released, print of the Muppet Show from Acme Archives Direct.

Also, they will have a "It's Not Easy Being Green" color variant as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive available at their booth #5629.

The Muppet Show: It’s Not Easy Being Green Variant
Disney Underground Silkscreen Print by Dave Perillo
18″ x 24″ 100 piece edition, $50.00

I can't tell you how excited i was to work on this one, i am a huge muppet fan. I even have my own "muppet me" my wife got me for Christmas one year, i'm the one on the right...

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Rockets, Robots & Ray Guns TONITE!

A bunch of the members of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society will be showing their work tonight at Toothless Cat Gallery as part of The Rockets, Robots and Ray Guns Art Show. Should prove to be a rockin' good time. Check out some of the work from Rog Petersen, Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen. Also a big thanks goes out to Jinxed and our own Paul Palcko for putting this one together! This is only a small sampling of the more than 30 pieces that will be on display. See you there!

(Just click on the invite for all the info you need for the show.)