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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bad Robot: JJ Abrams art show 4/26th Gallery 1988 West

Here is the full reveal of my submission for the Bad Robot: JJ Abrams art show taking place on April 26th at Gallery 1988 West, 7308 Melrose Ave (west of LaBrea) in Los Angeles. I've never been a huge Star Trek fan, but Abrams' re-imagining of the Trek universe was so freakin' god, how could anyone exist? 

My initial inspiration was to portray the current cast in the style of the animated Star Trek series from the early 1970's, produced by American animation studio, Filmation. It evolved from there, and here you have it! Hope you dig!

"To Boldly Go"
18" x 24"
5-color screenprint
on Cougar #100 cover natural
signed and numbered edition of 60

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

PCS meets LCP

Hello all! As part of all things ephemera at the Library Company (where I work), I was asked to curate a mini-exhibition (with the help of the one and only Christian Patchell!) in collaboration with the PCS. Nine artists will be making work inspired by the Ephemera Collection to be put on display this coming September. To get the creative juices flowing, I invited the artists to draw with the collection, for nothing is better than holding the real thing in your hands! If you don't know already, LCP is a special collections library started in 1731 by Ben Franklin! You'd be hard pressed to find much in our collection from the 20th Century. We sketched for two hours, and that was not enough time because it was hard to settle on one or two pieces to work from. Here are some snapshots of PCS'rs doing what they do best!  

Some highlights from the evening include : "Guess what this Trade Card advertises!" and "Man they really hate this Jeff Davis." Thanks guys, this was a blast!!

You can find more info (and blogging!), including some sketches from the night here: and

Friday, April 19, 2013

Un-Nerving Pencil!

I have done many small cartoons/illustrations for print before, but never have I been given  a full two page spread to illustrate, until recently.This story, written by Jess Bergman, tells the tale of Harriet Cole. Harriet was a maid/washwoman in the late 1800's who donated her body to science. Dr. Rufus Weaver was, using her donated corpse, able to accurately separate her nervous system from the rest of her, for the first time ever. Back then it was a scientific miracle. These days, it is still on display, but is mostly seen as a creepy thing in a case. 

A small portion of the comic was separated (much like her nervous system...ehhh folks?)  for the cover.

come see more, at the paint pit!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bad Robot show: Art Tribute to JJ Abrams @ Gallery 1988 4/26

Hey all,

Here's a few small teases for my submission to the Bad Robot Art Experience show at Gallery 1988 on April 26th at Gallery 1988 West, 7308 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, CA.
Can you figure out which film grabbed my attention?