Sunday, December 26, 2010

Xmas photos are posted....

.... They are on Chet's Corner (The blog of our 2 dogs) Just click HERE

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to anyone who reads this blog...

2011 is knocking. We are still at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. What's it going to be like when those soldiers come home? Higher crime? Crippled homeless vets? Let's not put the hose before the cart. They need to get home first. I try not think about it. I don't think about the economy recovering soon either. All my art friends have lowered their already low prices and people now expect art for around 20 bucks. I guess you got to learn how to almost give it away. If you can make a buck out there you have to stretch it till the eagle grins. That seems to be the mindset of most people. This year I am going to do the same as last year and paint my hiney off. What else can I do? All the jobs out there are all taken by college interns who work cheap or free. As I watched True Grit this week I wondered when we are going to get back to the wild untamed times of the wild west or something like Mad Max. those are just movies and even still Try not to think about that stuff.

We all get help where we can these days. It's so easy to get depressed too. I try to be optimistic, but everyones bummed out most times. One good thing is I don't drive back and fourth to work on the 405 anymore. That time probably took years off my life. I'm still in fairly good shape health wise, but I do need to loose lots of weight. Will see how I do on that this year, but I'm ready for it. I have a wife who loves me almost unconditionally and two very eager to please dogs. We still have our house and can pay the bills. Those are the things try to focus on. I get to paint what I want everyday too. Maybe the best thing of all. It's a dream come true and I'm working hard as I can to keep it going.

This year for christmas I tried to do some things we have been meaning to take care of but never got to. Like getting the cable tv in the bedroom too, I got a router for Sharon's laptop so she can go on the net even if I'm on it already and I got a little commission job to pay for a recliner for Sharon for when she gets home from work. This year it's about finding the best way to help out those close to you and let them know you care. Well, for me that's how I'm doing it this year. If you have not done something for the people you love this year it's never too late. Remember this too... Hugs are free and always make people feel good. If you see me around this year that's what I'd like from you all. A big hug.... Love, Scott

Monday, December 20, 2010

What I got for x mas

My Off! box set came in the mail this week so happy xmas to me. It kicks you in the gut. The art in the book and cover is the most intense and disturbing since jealous again. Very creepy, powerful and good. I love this video too. I have been making my own songs lately, but not as good as this. You can feel the spontaneous emotions loud and clear.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New updates for the new year....2011!

So this next year should be better than last year, but who knows... maybe we'll all get blown up? This image is of a commission work I did for my pal Dirk from Guitar Safari here in downtown Pedro. I update my website again and this time I actually like it, so check that out by clicking here: New shows are coming up soon. Christmas this year for me is some new tech stuff for the brain box. I got a wireless router for us so we can use the net on Sharon's laptop as well as my mac mini. Got an interface for guitar and mic plug ins to the box and have begun recording the debut album (or maybe ep) for my band Ike Powers and the Plagiarists and yes, we have a blog page. Just click here: Ike Powers What else? Chet and Coco (the dogs) are well and will have christmas photos on their blog page soon. I hope you all have been extra nice to folks everywhere because the man with the sack is on the way. Unless you like lumps of coal. In that case f*it!

Monday, December 13, 2010

New design for the Blog page?

That design stuff you see in the background is a new thing I call the Meatball. It may get used as the cover to my next mini comic or made into shirts. You want a nice meatball shirt? email me at and I will get them done if folks request them... New art shows soon and other things going on are secret for now.... but very soon new things!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hi De Ho leaves historic location in Santa Monica, CA

My favorite spot to stop for years was HiDeHo comics in Santa Monica. I often drove there on weekends or just to go for a drive. The thing about it is it had the best location and atmosphere. I'm sure they still have good deals in their new spot, but that old spot was even the place of that famous photo of all the zap artist together taken in the parking lot. I worked in mailbu for years, and would stop there for lunch and wednesday nights for new comic days. These photos are what I could find on the old location. Now a days I go to Geoffery's in Hawthorne, sometimes Comic Cult in torrance and I might swing in to Amazing Comic in Long Beach now and then. I guess I need to see the new location of Hi De Ho too...