Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 - The Year of Buffyclub

Over this past year, we have gotten together regularly with a couple of friends and watched all of the seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.  We started in January and will finish this week.  Going into it, I had never seen a single episode of either but had seen the movie.  I had a couple of friends who really liked the shows and 1 out of the 4 in our group had seen the whole thing before.  It wasn't long before I became a huge fan of the series and the characters.  I highly recommend checking out the series if you haven't yet.  The 1st season was a little weak but by season 2 it really got going.  I can't wait to finish Angel so I can start on the Buffy Season 8 comics.

Here are a couple of paintings I did of Buffy and Angel in the style of Bruce Timm (Batman the Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited).  Both are acrylic paint on 12"x24" canvas.

 

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thug Life

Here's a recent painting inspired by the NES.  It's acrylic paint on a 16"x20" canvas.  I've got another NES related painting that I will post soon.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

  (and yes this is my house)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Painting!

This was a commissioned piece I just finished.  I was asked for a painting with a Sleestak in a leisure suit (check!), drinking a PBR (check!), with the name/title of Sleaze-Staxxx (check!).

Monday, December 20, 2010

Star Wars Snowflakes

Check out these do-it-yourself Star Wars themed snowflakes.  We made a bunch for our Christmas party and they turned out great.  Here are a Darth Vader and a Boba Fett / Clone Trooper combination.



Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Star Wars Mash-Up

Here's another Star Wars mash-up I just finished.  You can see my previous ones are here  and here.  This one is based on RenĂ© Magritte's painting "The Son of Man". 


The Son of Man

The Son of the Empire

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Grab It and Go Art Sale has been Extended!

Great news! The Grab It and Go Art and Craft Sale @ The Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo has been extended by an entire week!  Just go by East Atlanta Tattoo (404-622-5688) and they can let you in 11-8ish each day. 

Here is a quick video of Dirk explaining the show and showing off some of the art work.

Monday, December 13, 2010

re: Grab It and Go Art and Craft Sale

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Grab It and Go Art and Craft Sale @ The Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo yesterday.  And thanks to the Really Big Santa.  He was great with the kids especially my little one.  She didn't quite make it up to the photo taking but she did manage to talk to him and not cry for the 1st time.  And really big thanks to Dirk for putting it together.  Not only does he put on art shows, he also gives a nice tattoo.  Go check him out!




Thursday, December 9, 2010

Adam Watson’s "Dr. Seuss does Star Wars"

If you haven't yet, check out Adam Watson's " "Dr. Seuss does Star Wars" series of drawings.  These are amazing. My favorites are the Jabba and Obi-Wan pieces.  Awesome stuff.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Grab It and Go Art and Craft Sale - Sunday 12/12/10

Come on out this coming Sunday (12/12 1-6pm) to the Grab It and Go Art and Craft Sale @ The Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo.  It will be a great chance to pick up the last of your Christmas gifts while supporting local artists.  This will be my last show of the year.  You can also get your picture taken with Really Big Santa and enjoy some free snacks/drinks.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wizardworld Atlanta Comic Con 2010

When Wizard announced they were adding Atlanta to their convention schedule, I was excited.  It would be Atlanta's biggest true comic book convention.  Dragon*Con is a great and all but comics are just a small piece of the convention.  I got my 2-day pass really cheap because I ordered early.  Because of too many things going on this past weekend, I was only able to go on Sunday.

  

Friday, December 3, 2010

Re: I'm going to be in a movie (kinda/maybe)!

So I mentioned before that there is a chance some of my artwork may be in a movie.  I met someone who is working on the movie at the ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular. He recognized my Batboy painting as one he had just hung for a scene.  He said that it was shown pretty predominately in the shot.  So there is a really good chance of it actually making it on-screen as long as that scene doesn't get cut. 

Here is some more info on the movie via Disneydreaming.com:

ABC Family has announced a new original movie called “Always and Forever” (this title may change). The movie will star Sara Rue, Barry Watson, Valerie Harper and Fred Willard and is set to premiere on the television channel in the Spring of 2011. Filming for “Always and Forever” has already begun in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the movie Barry’s character, Pax, comes from the future, where there isn’t love. He visits present day New Orleans in search of romance novelist Elizabeth Barrett, played by Sara, whose book his culture found during an archeological dig in the year 3125. Pax hopes that Elizabeth will be able to describe the concept of love to him so he can bring it back to the future.

In the movie Valerie will play a colleague of Elizabeth’s, and Fred will play the character Bob who is Pax’s superior in the future who helps him go back in time.

“Always and Forever” is directed by Michael Lange (“Greek,” “Drop Dead Diva”) and written by James Orr and Jim Cruickshank while James, Rob Lee and Craig McNeil will be executive producers.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

new work!

I've seen a bunch pictures of famous paintings with Star Wars elements photoshopped into them. I liked them a lot and decided to give it a try too. I was very happy with my 1st attempt (Death Starry Night) so here is my 2nd one. This one is based on Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World".

CHRISTINA'S WORLD

LEIA'S WORLD






I've got a couple more I've either started working on or thinking about. I will post them as soon as I finish.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Distracted By Star Wars

The other day my post on my Star Wars found art was picked up and linked to by the fine folks over at Distracted By Star Wars.  The site is great.  It collects/posts all things Star Wars found on the net.  Go check it out and waste an hour or 2!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Art!

One of my favorite things about participating in art shows is the opportunity of trading art with other artists. At this years Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular I traded some of my art for this:

From Urbnpop
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And from Cuz I Felt Like It

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Things I am thankful for:

My wife, my daughter, my family, my friends, holidays, comic books, tv, movies, toys, Auburn University, musicthe drive-in, the movie tavern.com, the gravity pub, monkeys, booze, and this

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Recovering from the I.C.E. Holiday Shopping Spectacular

Thanks to everyone that came out to the ICE Holiday Spectacular this weekend.  It was a great show and great times.  For all the people I talked to about commissioned paintings or a painting/print you wanted, just email me to discuss (belligerentmonkey@gmail.com).

This year is winding down. I am in 1 more show this year which will be at the The Gallery at East Atlanta Tattoo on December 12th.  I'll post more info a little closer to the show.  Thanks!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I.C.E. Holiday Shopping Spectacular - Tomorrow!

Don't forget the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular this weekend (November 20 & 21). I'll be in booth #57 right next to Third Half Studios and Urbnpop.

Here is the layout of the inside:


Mention this blog post and get a free koozie!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Star Wars themed found art

Here are some new pieces I just finished.  I wanted to try my hand at making some found art and decided to go with a Star Wars theme.  These are all framed pictures I found at thrift stores and I added Star Wars elements.  I will have these at this weekend's Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular.  Come check them out in person!.  They'll make a great holiday gift!

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You can find our more info on the I.C.E. festival here.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I.C.E. Holiday Shopping Spectacular November 20 + 21

I'll be participating in the Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular this year.  It's a 2-day event on November 20 and 21. It's at Ambient Plus Studio.  Here is the facebook event page.


Come by and get all your holiday shopping done (while supporting local artists). Hope you can make it!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Someone Named a Mixed Drink After Me

Apparently I have a mixed drink named after me. I just found this recipe for the Belligerent Monkey.

Ingredients to use:     3    beers
5    shots of vodka
                                                1    water

Directions:                  Put 3 beers in a pitcher. Add Vodka until it looks good then pour water mixed with "Country Time" Lemon Berry Sippers" Mix well and drink. 

That sounds absolutely awful.  As the Belligerent Monkey, I officially reject that recipe in favor of my own.

Ingredients to use:     1    bottle of whiskey
                                                4    cubes of ice

Directions:                  Put 4 cubes of ice in a glass. Add whiskey. Drink. 

Much better. Circle C! Circle R!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm going to be in a movie (kinda/maybe)!

Well, I won't be but my art might. I just sold a painting and some prints to be used as set dressing in an upcoming ABC Family movie. It's a new sci-fi romance made-for-TV movie titled "Always and Forever". They picked up some prints from the ladies over at Third Half Studios to use too.

Here is the only info I have on the movie right now:

Writer/Producer Jim Cruickshank and Writer/Director James Orr have penned the screenplay. Orr and Cruickshank first collaborated on the Walt Disney Pictures film "Young Harry Houdini" for which they both received Primetime Emmy Award nominations. They have since teamed up for such films as "3 Men and a Baby", "Mr. Destiny", "Father of the Bride I and II", and "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit". Cruickshank and Orr are responsible for a cumulative box office of over a half billion dollars.

I'll post more info when I get it. Hopefully you'll have some local Atlanta art gracing your TV sets soon! Here are the painting/prints to look for:







Sunday, November 7, 2010

Recovering from the Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp. It was a lot of fun. Hopefully next year they can get the artists back into the park and in front of more people.

Next up is the Indie Craft Experience 2010 Holiday Shopping Spectacular on November 20 & 21.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

re: Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp 11/06/10

Just found out that my booth at the Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp will be on Wylie Street this year. I'll be just west of the intersection with Tye Street. Here is the map. Looks like they are expanding the artist market which is causing the move away from the park.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp 11/06/10

Come on out this coming Saturday (11/06/10) to the Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp. I will be in the artist market (Booth #6) with a couple of brand new prints and paintings. There's all you can eat chili and bands all day long. The chili starts serving at noon and usually goes pretty fast. Make sure you get there around 12 to sample the 100+ different recipes.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Big thanks to everyone that made it out to the Haunted Art Show on Friday night at the dooGallery. It was a lot of fun and I will definitely be looking to participate in their next theme show. Next up for me is next Saturday's Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp. Hope to see you there!

Don't forget about the debut of the Walking Dead show tonight on AMC (10pm). The show looks amazing and has me rereading my trades. Here is the preview:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Haunted Art Show @ the dooGallery 10/29

Haunted Art Show

8th annual Halloween art & Costume party
October 29th

Featuring JAY HORNSBY (aka THE BELLIGERENT MONKEY)
& 30 more artists.
Live Music, Art Raffle, Free Drinks, Costume Contest
$10 Door donation, 9pm - 1am Must be 21.
Bring this blog post for a Free Raffle Ticket!


dooGallery
205 Holtzclaw st
Atlanta, GA 30316
www.dooGallery.com

I will have 3-5 framed Halloween/horror themed prints in the show.

Hope you can make it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse

I had the pleasure of going to the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse last night. I have to recommend it to any zombie fan out there. We went with the combo package which includes the main attraction and a chance to shoot some zombies personally. The main attraction is an intense total immersion into a zombie movie. You are led through offices, long hallways, courtyards, labs, and more by a military officer whose only goal is to get you to safety. If you are going to 1 haunted house this year, this should be it. Afterward we took the opportunity to shoot some zombies. I have to say there was something uniquely satisfying with getting a bulls-eye shot to the left eye of a zombie slowly lumbering my way. I definitely recommend checking it out. Here is the official trailer.



The Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse is open Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 21-24 and Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 26-31, 8 p.m.-midnight or later. Admission is $20.00 per person. Shooting zombies with paintball guns is an additional $15 (combo ticket is $30), and parking $3 (to feed the zombies kept caged on display in the forecourt). For more information, go to the official website.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

re: Little 5 Points Halloween Festival 10/16

Thanks to everyone that made it out to the festival yesterday. And big thanks to the volunteers and staff that helped put it together. I thought it went pretty smooth considering it was the 1st year of the artist market.

Next up, the Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp on Saturday November 6, 2010.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

BRAINS!!!!!

In honor of next week's L5P Halloween Fesitval, here are a couple of new paintings I will have in the artists' market. Both will be available as original paintings (acrylic paint on canvas) and as signed/numbered prints. Then paintings are 16"x20" and 12"x24" and the prints are 8.5"x11". Come by and say hello!



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival 10/16

Mark your calendars. I will be in the artist market of the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Art Show. This is the 1st year they are having an artists' market so make sure you come out and show some support. The artist market will be running down Colquitt Ave from Euclid Ave. And don't miss the parade from 4-5:30pm!



Bands are playing both Friday and Saturday night. Do what you can to see Cinetrope on Friday @ 5pm!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Comic Book Tattoo

i thought i had some impressive comic book inspired tattoos but this guy wins hands down. wow.





via gfest

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ICE holiday festival

i just found out that i was accepted into the ICE (indie craft experience) holiday fair 11/20-21. mark your calendars...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Third Half Studios ScoutMob Interview

The fine folks over at Third Half Studios gave a ScoutMob Interview. And they were nice enough to give me a plug. Thanks! Check it out! It's almost as good as mine.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Re: East Atlanta Strut

Thanks to everyone that came out to the East Atlanta Strut yesterday. It was a lot of fun. Next up is the Little Five Points Halloween Festival.

Thanks!

And don't forget to check out the updated main site: belligerentmonkey.com

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

new paintings!

In honor of Dragon*Con, here are a couple of new Star Wars paintings.





I'll have both at the East Atlanta Strut on 9/18/10. Come out and see them!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

dragon*con

labor day is over which means i survived another weekend at dragon*con. had a blast. saw some great people, art, and things. next year i may look into applying for the artist room. it may mean less drunken debauchery but it may mean spreading the word of the cult of the belligerent monkey.

now it's time to get ready for the east atlanta strut.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

new painting!

been busy trying to stock up on new paintings for the upcoming east atlanta strut (sat 9/18/10).

here is #2 in a series of robot paintings. i think i have at least 1 more left in me. i really like how the background formulas turned out on these. the 1st one is just about to be ready to made into a print.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

scoutmob interview

i recently did an interview with the fine folks at scoutmob.com. check it out. happy reading!

http://www.scoutmob.com/atlanta/scoutfinds/429

apparently i'm jovial. i always thought i was more affable but who can say...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

new painting!

big thanks to everyone that ordered a commissioned painting lately. i've been incredibly busy trying to get them all finished (only 1 left!). here is one that was commissioned that i had never thought to try before. it's the tech tower from the ga tech campus.



i'm always open to commissioned pieces. just send me an email and let me know what you want and i'll let you know if it's something i can do.

thanks!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

east atlanta strut 9/18/10

just found out i got accepted into the artists' market of the east atlanta strut. this will be my 6th year in a row there. this is my favorite neighborhood festival all year. it doesn't hurt that it's 3 blocks from home. hope everyone makes it out...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

thrillist interview

i recently got interviewed by thrillist.com and they just posted their article.

check it out here.

Friday, July 2, 2010

new paintings!

just finished 2 more. both are acrylic paint and sharpie on canvas (16"x20"). and both are for sale.