Sunday, August 29, 2010

Slum Circus Show a success!

My friend Dave put on a great artist's alley show in Inglewood on saturday Aug. 28th and I had a booth there. I had fun and it was great meeting all these really cool artists and the weather had finally cooled down making it just perfect for the event. Around late afternoon the sky lights let the sunshine in and left an ominous glow in the room. I traded with Donna Letterese a shirt for one of her prints for Sharon (She's I talked about a collaboration on the next Group Poop with Alex (He got 2 shirts and some prints too...) I bought the awesome Henry and Glenn Forever (that's at was a great host and all the folks there were very passionate about art and comics. We all got swag bags with cds, Find magazines, an event book and more... not to mention all the cool indie comics there. Dave plans to do a few more shows, and I will be in them, so I'll keep you posted right here. Here are some of the folks' websites: and here's the link to the slum circus site: SLUM CIRCUS

Scott at his Booth, Wheelin and Dealin!

My Merch out on display!

Video of the show in action!

My friend Alex Chiu, Author of Group Poop!

Dale Wilson writer of Caffeine Dreams Comics!

Nathanel and 2 girls who bought a shirt from me.

Jose here bought a "Stella" shirt!

The folks form Splatterbeast!

Some of the goods I picked up, I recommend "Henry and Glenn Forever" and "Group Poop" heck, all this stuff is great!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Getting ready for the big art show in September

Handyman Jim is fixing our bathroom today, so I may be literally, full of "manure" if you know what I mean. I finished a new guitar which will be hanging at its pre show spot at guitar safari downtown san pedro. Sharon and the kids, (chet and coco) are over at grandma and grandpas while the work gets done. Click the flyer image for a bigger view.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Find Magazine #3 Art Show 8-14-10 Costa Mesa,CA

Here's my work in the new issue of Find magazine. It was a fun show. I watched all the graffiti going on, live painting and Rick Reitveld getting his truck pin stripped. I talked to Rick for a little while. He's a very humble nice guy, and his friend Pat was cool too. I ran into Steve Carranza my former boss (boss? well, art director...) He had his glossy art surfboards up and some new work too. Nice to see his and his family. I hung out for quite a while. Geoff and Nate made me feel right at home. Really nice guys who really love the art and what they are doing. I suggest looking into their fine magazine. The next day our neighbors brought over fresh homemade oatmeal choc. chip cookies. Still warm! Later that night we had some of Sharon's mom's cinnamon raisin bread... what a weekend! I would have liked to have taken some photos of the show, but I was spent, so was my camera. I'm sure someone will post some pics. Here's the show's facebook spot : FIND SHOW

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Find Magazine Art Show this weekend, Costa Mesa, CA

I will be at this show this weekend as I'm in it and the magazine this month. Should be lots of fun. A big turnout expected. Here's the info, click here: FIND SHOW

Monday, August 9, 2010

At last, I have found the elusive "Crying Dog" bank...

I don't go on ebay anymore. No money for things like that, but yesterday I searched for the heck of it, for this dog bank I've wanted since the 70's and found it for cheap! I had just been paid from a quick art job, so I decided to get it. Here's the story on why I would want this pitiful pooch: In the 70's I had a friend Danny Alverez who lived down the block with his big family. They had few things being a big family, but each kid had some kind of toy of their own. The old brother built disney haunted mansion models, danny had a speed racer helmet (or was it a nasa helmet?) and a crank up evel kennevil, another brother had rock em sockem robots and his sister who was always sad, had this bank. I asked her why she was sad and she tried to give me this bank. I obviously never forgot the face of this dog. It scarred me because I thought it look like male genitaillia. (Creepy...) It still is so creepy to me, I had to have it. I also remember they had some books like 2001 a space oddessey, watching lidsville, speed racer and the vampire guy that hosted the cartoon show we watched that showed banana splits etc... well you can't live in the past, but this will be a nice visit and a reminder of the old neighborhood