I’ve been pretty quiet about it, but I’m one of a few artists whose characters Stabwool licensed to make into cool little needle-felted figurines and embroidered e-reader cozies. All of her stuff is fantastic, but when she sent me these photos of her posable figurine of Dalton I was tickled:
Hey, guys! Remember these fancy stencil shirts I made for some of my pals a long while back? Well, I finally made a few of those beauties to sell over on my Etsy site. Check ‘em out.
I only made a small batch to test the waters. If they sell well, I’ll produce some more.
(Image above is my friend Sarah, wearing her stencil shirt.)
In conjunction with Further Confusion this weekend, there’s a small gallery show called “People-Shaped Animals” going on in the San Jose area from January 10 through January 16. It might be sticking around a few days after the con is over, but I’m not positive about how long. Don’t wait to go if you really want to see it.
One of my pieces is in the show: an 8” x 10” giclée print of “Into Darker Places” will be hanging at the SLG Publishing Art Boutiki and Gallery. It’s also for sale, if you happen to like it enough to buy it.
The show as a whole is split between SLG and the Kaleid Gallery. If you’re in that neighborhood in the next week or so, whether for FC or some other reason, you should check out the show. A lot of very cool artists are participating.
Ooooooohhhh man oh man oh man, guess what!
Partydog’s new digital zine Lamezine is available now for whatever you want to pay! It could even be free! But I would recommend paying something, because there’s about 50 pages of Microwave Planet and 80 more pages of guest drawings and comics, and even a song! A lot of stuff. Good stuff. Great stuff.
There’s a short Sweatervest Jones comic drawn by me in there, too, but if you don’t care about that, you should still get Lamezine because Partydog’s comics rule tremendously. I cannot recommend ‘em highly enough.
For those of you wondering about the sudden influx of actual drawings with actual effort put into them, you can blame the Art House Co-op's Sketchbook Project. I signed up and got my book months ago, but by virtue of simple laziness I did not draw much in it. To my horror, the January 15 deadline is now fast approaching, so I'm working to fill it up.
This month, gentle reader, you will be getting a lot more half-baked drawings than you ever hoped to receive! I'm hoping to do some weird collages from pages of all those copies of National Geographic I have lying around, too. I might not manage to fill this thing up, but that's what I'm hoping for. After the deadline, the sketchbooks are assembled into an exhibit that will be going on tour to a few cities. If you're in or near Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Winter Park, FL; Washington, DC; Brooklyn, NY; or Portland, ME--and I know some of you are--you can go flip through my little book in person.
The Sketchbook Project is closed for this year, but my writer/artist friends may be interested in the Fiction Project. It is a very similar concept, but with storytelling using writing and/or art. Like the Sketchbook Project, it goes on tour after the books are sent in, too.
I made a couple postcards this evening for Operation Denver. (Check my earlier post for more information on what Operation Denver is and how to participate.)
So the folks who were supposed to get shirts all got them, and two of them were kind enough to send me photos of themselves enjoying their fine new shirts. Yes, I know they're not really "customers," since the shirts were gifts, but bear with me here.
Sarah got hers first! And I had asked her specifically for one since I needed an awesome model for whenever I decide to post these on Etsy (don't worry, gentle readers--I will let you know whenever I post something on Etsy).
Max got two shirts, but only because it was his birthday.
I don't really know what's happening to him in the picture below. Is he being possessed by Ninkashurra?
I honestly haven't been doing too much drawing in the last couple days. Maybe I'll write you a review of District 9 or something (but you already know my opinion if you know anything at all about the consensus--this is a great movie).
And the third design: a character you've almost certainly seen if you've been following my art for any length of time. For this one I used an entirely different technique--I cut out the character and stenciled around it. I think these two turned out pretty neat. I don't think the recipients have received them yet, but at this point I'm fine with spoiling surprises.