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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Patchkey Kids go 3-D!

Who'd a thunk it - "The Patchkey Kids" are in a textbook-type-dealy? Monsters in the classroom = awesome! Read more about it here.

Pen to Publisher - The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books

Taken from the Rosenbach Museum's website:

On display fromTuesday, January 24, 2012 to Sunday, July 15, 2012

Every book has a life of its own: the flash of insight that inspired its creator; the negotiations among authors, publishers, and printers to produce it; and the readers who cherish and critique it. This exhibition follows the lives of three picture books by Maurice Sendak: The Sign on Rosie’s Door (1960), Outside Over There (1981), and Brundibar (2003). Spanning more than 40 years, each of these books was inspired and produced in radically different ways by Sendak and his collaborators. Together they reveal how Sendak pursued and preserved a core idea or character through his own artistic refinements and the ever-changing techniques and technologies of the publishing industry.

To learn more about the Rosenbach’s Maurice Sendak Collection, click here.

For information on other current and upcoming exhibitions, click here.

Artificial Dissemination 2 - THIS WEEKEND

I created this piece for the Artificial Dissemination show this weekend at Phantom Hand. This 17" x 11" poster sized pen and ink drawing is a resurrection of my "Meet Your Neighbors" strip, a weekly true-to-life comic that ran on the Philly Turkey's website for almost two years. Most of the comics were a little meaner than my normal stuff, drawn in a thin-line style with no pencil. Every week, I would draw something or someone I saw in Philly that struck me as ridiculous, hilarious, disgusting, heartbreaking, or sometimes all of the above. This one was just heartbreaking to me. I learned a good lesson from this man, but the truth is I could not tell what kind of life he leads. For all I know, he might be happy just to be alive.

I will be donating all my proceeds from the sale of this piece to the Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness. Make sure to stop out this weekend and see all of the awesome work hanging at the gallery.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sketches of Fishtown # 107 - Big John Bosak

It has been well over a year since I have created or published an issue of "Sketches of Fishtown". After the second book release, I just needed a little bit of a break. I also worked on some art shows and other projects. I will be publishing these drawings and anecdotes as often as I possibly can. I started the project back up because this one is very special to me. John Bosak was my gal Joannie’s uncle. I initially drew this portrait for Joannie’s mom for Christmas. But before I even knew Joannie, Johnny was always good to me. A few years back, when I would be sitting alone bartending on an empty Wednesday night, Johnny would see me through the window, come in, and keep me company. He also asked me to draw a congratulatory picture of his son for this paper a few years back, when his son came home from the military.

John Bosak had character and a great sense of humor. He was unique. Drawing John’s portrait reminded me of why I started this project eight years ago - because Fishtown, with all of its unique facets, history, and people, is a place worth remembering. It’s a place worth celebrating. If you have a memory, an event, or a person worth remembering and celebrating, please share your words and photos:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chicken Brothers Shirt on Teefury - Jan. 19 Only

On Thursday, January 19, 2012, Teefury will have a shirt up for sale that Jeffro co-designed with his buddy Mike Giacopetti. The shirt is inspired by Breaking Bad, a show on AMC they both watch and enjoy. If you've seen the show, you'll get the chicken joke - both how it parodies the restaurant and how it depicts the behavior of the main characters in the show from last season.

If you are interested in purchasing the shirt (for the low lo cost of only $10), PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Monday, January 16, 2012

From the Wierdness

With irrationally changing weather, everyone has fallen ill. Thus I present these pieces to you, peering through the fog of medication and the hedges of my tissues. Strange times ahead...probably. 5errific luck to all. Goodnight.

As always, more to come...soon.

Enter the pit for more.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Extra! Extra!

Right before the Holidays hit full swing I received and e-mail requesting a political cartoon featuring Philadelphia’s first female Sheriff that ran in the Daily News. You can read more about it at my blog.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Froggy's Lament on Teefury tonight!

My "Froggy's Lament" design will be up on TEEFURY starting tonight THURSDAY, JAN. 5th at Midnight for 24 hours only, then it's gone for good. So if you'd like one, "hop" on over... they're only $10!

Collect the Whole Set: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Phew... this one was a doozy! Lots and lots of time and detail was spent on this one. A friend of mine commissioned me to create a piece just like my "Collect the Whole Set: Pulp Fiction" from the Gallery 1988 show; Crazy 4 Cult. Only instead of Pulp Fiction but using Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark as the subject matter. I think the toughest part was filling in all of the text for the Checklists and info on the back of cards. If you look carefully, you'll see that it is all entirely accurate. I will be making prints out of this one for sure, if anyone is interested. Again... phew! I wish i didn't have a day job and i would just create pieces like this for all of my favorite movies.