Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Indie Craft Experience (ICE) Holiday Shopping Spectacular 11/23-11/24/2013

This weekend I will be set up at the Indie Craft Experience (ICE) Holiday Shopping Spectacular!  The event will last both Saturday and Sunday (11/23 and 11/24) 11 am - 6 pm both days.  The Facebook event page is here.

I will be in Booth #80 pretty much in the same back corner I've been the last few years. I will be next to Third Half Studios who will be in Booth #79.


The full list of vendors is HERE. And here are the details:


Join us for THE MOST FUN holiday shopping!! Support artists and crafters! We will have 120+ vendors selling handcrafted and vintage treasures.

Event Details
November 23-24, 11-6pm
Ambient Plus Studio
585 Wells St SW, Atlanta 30312
Admission $5 cash, kids 12 & under free

- Free swag bag for the first 250 attendees each day, designed by Little Things Studio & Thimblepress
- Curated vintage finds from Salvage vendors
- Handmade salts & scrubs DIY activity with the Beehive
- The #weloveatl truck will be onsite with their latest Atlanta-themed photo exhibit
- DJ Zano
- Leah and Mark photo booth
- Food vendors: King of Pops, Bookie Macarons, Good Food Truck, Doggy Dogg, Ursa Minor Coffee, Doggy Dogg, The Tamale Lady, Yumbii and more
- Fun!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New work! Star Wars / GNR Wood Cut


Here's my 2nd attempt at a wood cut (my 1st attempt is here).   The straight lines on this one were tough and I think I'll stick to more organic shapes from here on out.  It took some sanding to get the lines straight-ish.  But at the end of the day I liked how it turned out.  I think next time I will try a thicker piece of wood to get more of a 3D effect.   I have a print of the same design HERE and HERE.






Monday, November 4, 2013

re: Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp 2013

Thank you to everyone that made it to the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp this Saturday!  It was a beautiful day and I had a blast.  Load in was a little rough.  I owe a huge thanks to all my friends that helped me set up in record time and watched my booth while I braved the lines for the port-a-potties.   Once I was set up it was a perfect day.

As always please send me an email if we talked to about a commissioned painting or purchasing something at a later dateYou can always go to my Etsy shop for select prints or magnets.  If you don't see what you were looking for them please let me know.  Thanks again!!!



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp Saturday 11/2/2013

I will be in the artist market at the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp this coming weekend.  After a number of years in a row I missed last year.  I can't wait to come back!  Come on out and stop by. I will have a bunch of new stuff to show off.  If you want to get enough of the chili then make sure you get there early.  It always runs out.  Here is the Facebook Event page.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Re: Little 5 Points Halloween Festival 2013

Big thanks to everyone that made it to the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Festival.  We had a little bit of rain at 1st but it cleared up and it ended up being a great day.  I can't wait for next year.


For those people I talked to about commissioned paintings or purchasing something at a later date, please send me an email.  Or you can always go to my Etsy shop for select prints or magnets.  If you don't see what you were looking for them please let me know.  Thanks again!!!

Next up for me is the Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival 10/19/2013

This Saturday I will be in the artist market at Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Festival.  Come out and see the best parade in the city (next to Dragon*Con), fantastic artwork, & awesome music!  




Here is the band info:

Jagermeister Stage (Located in Findley Plaza):
12pm Community Music Center performance
1pm Mercury Orkestar (Balkan Brass Band)
2pm Grim Rooster
3pm Julea and Her Dear Johns
4pm-6pm L5P Halloween Parade
6pm Cletis & His City Cousins
7pm Caroline & the Ramblers
8pm Strung Like a Horse
9pm The Higher Choir


Wrecking Bar Brewpub Stage (Located in the Star Bar Parking Lot):
2pm Casket Creatures
3pm Walk from the Gallows
4pm-6pm L5P Halloween Parade
6pm Andrew & the Disapyramids
7pm The Biters
8pm Stonerider
9pm The Locksmyth
10pm Jungol

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mindzhai Creative's Art Night - Thursday 10/17

Mindzhai Creative will be having their monthly art show this coming Thursday 10/17 from 7:30 - 10:30 pm.  I will have a couple of pieces hanging (my wood-cut zombie and a zombie Johnny Cash).  Free drinks and snacks. Should be a blast.  Last time they had a great sale on prints.

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And then on Saturday I will have a booth at the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Festival!



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New-ish Work! Zombie Wood Cutout

Here's a piece I finished a while ago (and by a while I mean 4 months ago).  I finally got around to attempting my 1st wood cutout using my new scroll saw (and by new I mean the one I got for Christmas).  It's acrylic paint on 1/4 inch plywood.  I liked how this came out and I'm in the middle of painting a new cutout.  I think I may try a little thicker wood next time to give it a little more depth.





Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Atlantaland Art Show @ Mint Gallery - Meet 'N Greet 10/4

I've got a painting hanging in the Atlantaland art show at the Mint Gallery.  This coming Friday they will be having a meet 'n greet with the artists.  I plan on attending for a bit.  Here's the info:


ATLANTALAND is an exhibition of 122 small works by Atlanta-based artists curated by Travis Smith. The artists were given identical 8x8" panels and free creative reign. The variety of resulting artwork is absolutely astounding! Each artwork is affordably priced at $80.

In lieu of a traditional artist talk we would like to invite the public to come talk to the artists! There will be art, conversation, libations, and plenty of fun to be had.
MINT
636 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306



Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Work - Welcome to Tatooine Princess Leia

I've gotten pretty slack about posting my new stuff lately.  I've got a lot of new things I've done over the past few months but not posted.  So in an effort to catch up here's a couple of new paintings/prints.  I've got a whole series of paintings in the style of the Leia one that I'll lump together in 1 or 2 posts. 

I liked the background enough and think it stands on its own.  I lightened up the blue because the original Florida blue was a little too dark and the black was getting lost.




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Re: East Atlanta Strut 2013

Huge thanks to everyone that braved the rain on Saturday and made it to the East Atlanta Strut.  Unfortunately it was a long day of rain sandwiched between 2 perfect days.  My tent reached its saturation point and sprung multiple leaks.  To prevent damage to artwork I had to pack up early.  I will definitely be back next year and hopefully we'll have much better weather.

For those people I talked to about commissioned paintings or purchasing something at a later date, please send me an email.  Or you can always go to my Etsy shop for select prints or magnets.  If you don't see what you were looking for them please let me know.  Thanks again!!!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

East Atlanta Strut - Saturday 9/21/13

I will be in the artist market of the East Atlanta Strut this coming Saturday (9/21).  Come check it out.  It's one of my favorite festivals of the year and always a blast.  As always there will be a lot of great artists, bands, and booze!

Here is the Facebook event:


Still waiting for the booth assignments but Third Half Studios will be in the artist market too.  And the Mystery Men are playing at the Earl stage at 8pm! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Atlantaland Art Show @ Mint Gallery 9/14 - 10/20

I will have a piece hanging in the Atlantaland art show at the Mint Gallery.  The show opens on Saturday 9/14 (7pm - 10pm) and will run through Sunday 10/20.  
 


Its 130+ paintings by various artists on the same sized square woodblocks.  Every painting will be $80.  I had 2 variations of a design that I wanted to use for the show.  I ended up picking 1 but still liking both.  I will probably print both at some point.  Here's what I went with:


And here is Option 2:

 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Re: Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2013

I had a blast at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival this past weekend.  The weather was perfect and the festival was too.  Thanks to everyone that stopped by the booth and thanks to Third Half Studios for being great neighbors (as always).

For those people I talked to about commissioned paintings or purchasing something at a later date, please send me an email.  Or you can always go to my Etsy shop for select prints or magnets.  If you don't see what you were looking for them please let me know.  Thanks again!!!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2013 - August 24 & 25

I will be at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival this coming weekend (August 24 & 25th).  The festival will be going from 10a-10p on Saturday and 11a-7:30p on Sunday.  This will be my 2nd year there.  I had a blast last year and look forward to another good time.  I will be in Booth #54 right next to my pals Third Half Studios.  I have a ton of new stuff I can't wait to show off.  I hope you make it out!

Check out their website for more information:  http://www.summershadefestival.org/



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Monday, August 19, 2013

Mindzhai Creative's Art Night - Thursday 8/22

Mindzhai Creative will be having their monthly art show this coming Thursday 8/22 from 7:30 - 10:30 pm.  I will have a couple of pieces hanging (my wood-cut zombie & a Boba Fett).  Free drinks and snacks.  Should be fun!



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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Midway Pub Craft Show Saturday 8/17

This Saturday The Midway Pub & The Secret Spot are hosting an Arts & Crafts Market in conjunction with The East Atlanta Community Association.  I will be attending for the very first time along with some new art to show off.  The address is 552 Flat Shoals Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30316  and here is the Facebook event page.  Hope you can make it!

The following weekend I will be at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival and then Dragon*Con!  This month is going to fly by! 

Unfortunately I had to cancel and didn't attend.  But look forward to their next one so I can make it up.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Re: Art Show & LIVE Podcast @ Odin's

I had a blast hanging out at Odin's Comics and recording a new Needless Things podcast with Phantom Troublemaker (blogger extraordinaire), Beau Brown (Bob &Carl Sci-Fi Janitors), and Bobby Nash (author and 2013 Pulp Ark Winner).  The Phantom Troublemaker has it posted on his site and it's available on iTunes.  I just recorded another one last night with the added bonus of a lot more alcohol.  I didn't go as well and hopefully my slurring will be fixed in post.




   
       

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Art Show & LIVE Podcast @ Odin's Saturday 7/13!

I will be at Odin's Comics this Saturday to participate in a live recording of a new Needless Things podcast.  I previously was on Episode 2 discussing the 2013 New York Toy Fair.  This time it will be the Phantom Troublemaker (blogger extraordinaire), Beau Brown (Bob & Carl Sci-Fi Janitors), Bobby Nash (author and 2013 Pulp Ark Winner), and myself (me).  Things kick off at 2pm with a setup of my artwork and a book signing by Bobby Nash.  We start recording the podcast at 4pm.  There will also be a Nerd Sale in the parking lot with lots of goodies for dirt cheap.  And don't forget about the whole store full of comics, graphic novels, and toys inside.  Hope you can make it.  I'm really excited about it.





ODIN'S COSMIC BOOKSHELF
937 Killian Hill Rd., N.W.
(off Five Forks Trickum)
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 770-923-0123
Fax: 770-925-8200


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Atlanta Rollergirls - 6/22

I will be at this Saturday's (6/22) Atlanta Rollergirls bout with lots of new stuff. You can also see my pals Cinetrope at halftime.  Hope to see you there! 

Bout 1
5:00pm

DSDG vs DC Rollergirls
Bout 2
7:30pm
 
Sake Tuyas vs Toxic Shocks

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

re: Kirkwood Spring Fling 2013

Thanks to everyone that made it to the Kirkwood Spring Fling this past weekend.  The weather forecast looked rough but it ended up being a pretty great day.  For those people I talked to about commissioned paintings or purchasing something at a later date, please send me an email.  Or you can always go to my Etsy shop for select prints or magnets.  If you don't see what you were looking for them please let me know.  Thanks again!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kirkwood Spring Fling - May 11th

I will be at the Kirkwood Spring Fling this coming Saturday May 19th.  Come by and say hello.  I will be in Booth #33 near the corner of Ridgedale Rd and Norwood Ave just a couple of booths down from Urbn Pop.   I'll have some new stuff that I wasn't able to finish in time for Inman Park and can't wait to show them off.  Hope you can make it!

Festival Hours

  • Saturday, May 11th 10am-8pm
  • Music 11am-8pm
  • Music continues in Downtown Kirkwood 8pm to 11pm

Bands & Entertainment

  • 11 a.m. to 8 p.m on Saturday
  • Music continued in Downtown Kirkwood 8pm to 11pm

Children's Activities

  • A program of events for children of all ages
  • 10am to 4pm on Saturday

Arts & Crafts Show and Street Market

  • Booths line the tree-shaded streets
  • 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday 

5K Roadrace

  • 8am on Saturday

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Free Comic Book Day 5/4/13 @ Criminal Records

Saturday 5/4 is Free Comic Book Day.  I am very happy to be a guest of Criminal Records for the day.  I will have some prints/artwork with me and will be sitting with some amazing local artists.  We'll be there from 11am to 6pm (although Criminal Records will be giving away free comics until they close at 9pm).  Criminal is a great place to buy comics.  They have been my comic book store since I moved to Atlanta 12 years ago.  They provide discounts to subscribers and have a great selection of new/old comics, graphic novels, and toys (and they sell music too).  Make sure you come out and meet some great local artists and score some FREE comics! 

The comics run the full range of genres and demographics.  Plenty of stuff for the kids and adults so bring the family.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Inman Park Festival 4/27 - 4/28

I will be a vendor at this coming weekend's Inman Park Festival.  I will be set up all weekend April 27 and 28, 2012 (Noon – 6:00pm)!  I've got a ton of new stuff that I can't wait to show off.  Last year I was set up in front of 883 Edgewood Avenue.  I've requested the same spot but I won't know officially where I am until Saturday morning.  I'll be posting stuff on my Facebook page and Twitter so keep an eye out for updates.  Hope to see you there!
 




Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Work - Dr. Who Tardis

Here's a couple of new paintings I just finished.  I had done a smaller Tardis before (6"x12") and I decided to go a little bigger.  Both are acrylic paint on stretched canvas.  This one is 24"x48":



And this one is 16"x20":


One of these days I'm going to do my take of the doctors.  I just need to watch more of the show 1st.  At this rate look for the doctor painting in 2015...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New Work - Phantom Troublemaker vs. Zombies Print!

I recently did a commission for  the Phantom Troublemaker household.   You can check out the original here.  He asked that I turn the design into a print as well so I happily obliged.  Here it is:


He will have some of these available at his various appearances.  And they are also available on Etsy.  Check it out here!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Work - Warhol Princess Leia

Here's an Andy Warhol take on Princess Leia that I finished recently.  This was done digitally so it's one of the of my few pieces that didn't start as a painting 1st.



I just listed it on Etsy.  Check it out HERE.  The print is 11"x17" on white water color paper.  I got them printed at Mindzai and they turned out great.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Atlanta Rollergirls - 3/23

I will be at this Saturday's (3/23) Atlanta Rollergirls bout with lots of new stuff. I was signed up to do one last year but had to cancel at the last minute.  Really excited about getting back with them.  Hope to see you there!

Bout 1
5:00pm

All Star Bout
DSDG vs Blue Ridge

Bout 2
7:30pm
Home Bout
Sake Tuyas vs Apocalypstix


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Death Starry Night

It's been a good run.  I'm just about to the end of the original print run of Death Starry Night.  I've got about 10 left that I'm saving to frame.  While this is the last of the Death Starry Nights to be printed, signed, and numbered by me, it is not the end of the design.  I've got new prints (no longer numbered) printed by the fine folks over at Mindzai.  The prints are a little differently sized/cropped and will be approximately 8.5"x11" AND 11"x17".  Both sizes are now available on my Etsy shop.  Check them out!




In addition to the prints, I also have the design available as a magnet (hand pressed by me).

The Death Starry Night is my 1st print available in the 11"x17" size but it's not the only one.  I also have the Blasters N' Roses design available right now at this size.




Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Horrific New Work! Capt. Spaulding

Here is a new painting I did in anticipation of Days of the Dead - Atlanta.  I also painted a Leatherface for the show.  Both are acrylic paint on 16"x20" canvas.  Both are still available so just ask!



Thursday, February 7, 2013

re: Days of the Dead Atlanta 2013

Thanks to everyone that came to Days of the Dead - Atlanta this past weekend.  I had a great time.  For those people I talked to about commissioned paintings or purchasing something at a later date, please send me an email.  You can always go to my Etsy shop for select prints or magnets.

I got to meet a lot of great people and fellow artists.  I was lucky enough to be set up across from my friends at Urbnpop and Diamond Star Halo.  They both had some great new stuff just for the convention.  The last day ended with the usual flurry of trades and bartering.  I ended up with some great stuff.  Here are some of my favorite artists that were in the vendor room with me:


He had some amazing 3D paper cut pieces.  I came home with this imperial, rebel, and Boba Fett logos/symbols.  The photo doesn't do it justice as all of his artwork is layered and has a 3D look to it.




He had some great hand sculpted masks.

Monday, January 28, 2013

New Work - Leatherface!

Here's a new painting I recently finished (acrylic paint on 16"x20" canvas).  It's ready just in time for this coming weekend's Days of the Dead horror convention February 1-3 (Friday through Sunday).  I will be in the vendor room with a ton of new horror themed work in addition to my usual zombies and monsters.  I would've posted more pics of the new stuff but apparently I'm a terrible photographer.  I took a bunch of photos that looked fine on the camera but looked awful once I saw them full size.  I am far too lazy to unpack them and retake the photos.  So feel free to make fun of my lack of camera skills this weekend. I can't wait!



The vendor room hours will be:


Friday - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m
Saturday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m
Sunday - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m
 
 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Days of the Dead Feb 1-3

I will be in the vendor room at the Days of the Dead horror convention February 1-3 (Friday through Sunday).  I went last year and had a lot of fun.  This year its actually in Atlanta (as opposed to Peachtree City) so I expect attendance to be better.  I have a hotel room again so I'll be around after hours.  It looks like they have a great guest list. I can't wait!

The vendor room hours will be:

Friday - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m
Saturday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m
Sunday - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m

Check out their website for a complete list of guests.  They don't have a full schedule announced yet but here's what they have so far:
FRIDAY

5:00PM: Doors Open
6:00PM - 7:00PM: TBA
8:00PM - 8:50PM: Texas Chainsaw Massacre panel (w/ Dugan, Burns, and Hansen)
11PM - close: Monsters Ball (w/ music by DJ Tre)


SATURDAY

11AM: Doors Open
NOON: Return of the Living Dead panel (featuring cast of Return of the Living Dead)
1PM: House of 1,000 Corpses panel (featuring cast of House of 1,000 Corpses)
2:00PM - 4:40PM: TBA
4:30PM - 5:45PM: Tattoo Contest
6:00PM- 7:30PM: Costume Contest
8:30PM- 10:00: VIP Party
10:15PM - Live performance by Fiend Without A Face (featuring Brent Hinds of Mastodon)
11PM till close: Celebrity Karaoke (w/ DJ Munchies and host Neil Autrey of Western Evil)


SUNDAY

NOON: Blair Witch panel (featuring cast of the Blair Witch Project)
1:00PM - 3PM: TBA


Get your tickets now! Hope to see you there...





Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy (Belated) New Year!

I wanted to thank everyone for a great 2012.  I meant to post this on new years day (or thereabouts) but just didn't have the time to actually write it out.  Not having the time was somewhat of a theme to 2012.  Between work, family, comics, books, and video games there were times where I didn't pick up a paint brush for a few weeks at a time.

All in all 2012 was fantastic.  Thanks to everyone I met and everyone that had something nice/positive to say.  Thanks to the fine folks at the Village Theatre, Dakota Blue, and Criminal Records for showing off my stuff.  Thanks to Third Half Studios and Urbnpop for all the fun times at different shows/festivals.  And most of all thanks to my wife, family, and friends for the love and support.

2013 is already shaping up to be exciting.  I've got some new stuff in the works.  And I got a new scroll saw so I will be trying my hand at some wood cuts when it warms up soon.  The 1st convention is just around the corner with Days of the Dead in a couple weeks.  I hope to see everyone soon!  THANKS! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New-ish Work - Tardis

I have a few friends that are huge Dr. Who fans.  After hearing them talk about it enough, I finally checked it out.  We're still in our 1st season (so no spoilers please) but I felt inspired enough to paint a Tardis.  Check it out.  It's acrylic paint on a 6"x12" canvas.