Archives for : June2011

The Healing Power of Laughter

I started getting into Childrens Hospital recently on [Adult Swim]. It might be the funniest show you are not watching. For the past few months I thought about doing something for Rob Corddry’s character Blake, “the clown Prince of fake doctors”. His character on the show is absolutely reDONKulous. And I love every bit of screen time he gets.  And it’s just proof that the Daily Show is the biggest career springboard in the industry.  So as this painting is not for everybody because you don’t know what the F it is, here is my simple tribute to Rob and Dr.Blake.

Just Jules, No More, No Less

“What are you guys, going to a volley ball game or something?”

Pulp Fiction rules, it’s Quentin’s masterpiece. There has been a lot of paintings done on his movies. It’s always been on my list of things to paint. But not sure what i wanted to do. I knew I wanted to do something for sure with Jules and Vincent, but wanted to do something a little different. That’s why I put him in his change of clothes towards the end of the movie instead of the traditional black suit and tie. As bad ass as that is, not many people can pull off those dorky clothes. If you’re wondering about the background, it’s inspired off the wall in the restaurant when shit went down with Pumpkin and Honey Bunny.

But when it comes to painting Vincent Vega, I will probably do a companion piece to this one with him, also in his dorky clothes. But what’s more exciting to me than that is I really want to do a piece that has both Vega Brothers in it. Him and his “brother” from Reservoir Dogs, Vic Vega (Mr Blonde). That might be coming up sooner than later. Stay tuned for more Pulp.

U2 360 Anaheim

My first U2 concert was Nov 14, 1992. It was the ZOOtv Tour at Angel Stadium. I was a freshman in High School and took my first girlfriend who was equally obsessed with theband. Basically it blew my mind, and became a religious experience. Since then I have been a loyal subject of the Church of Bono. Yea, he is hard to swallow sometimes, but that’s why I like him. I’ve been to 5 U2 shows since then but none of them were back at Angel Stadium. So in 2009 they brought the 360 Tour to the Rose Bowl. HOLY SHIT, it looked like they landed a spaceship on the 50 yard line. Black Eyed Peas opened and were worth the price of the ticket alone. So when word came around that the North American tour is coming back to CA, I wasn’t totally sure if I would shell out the cash again. As awesome as the shows are, it ain’t cheap. But then they announce it’s going to be at Angel Stadium. Not only is it ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY CONDO, it’s at the same place I saw them for the first time almost 2o years ago. OMFG I sounded old right then.

So I’ve always loved underground concert posters and thought it would be cool to make one for these 2 shows in Anaheim. Let me know if you want a print of this.

“The Edge” Bless You.

One Shell of a Show

Last weekend the Autumn Society opened their much anticipated show, SHELL SHOCK, at the Gallery at Brave New Worlds Comics in Philadelphia. The bad news is I couldn’t make it out there, but the good news is there has been a lot of good pictures and some great coverage for this show. Not many art shows could handle the awesomeness of having the TMNT Van show up, props to Brittney Schneck. Thanks to the real heroes in the half shell Chogrin, the good people at Brave New World, and the Autumn Society for putting this show together. For this one I didn’t send any prints along with the original to sell. But if anyone wants a print of my Shell Shock entry “Raising Shell” I’m selling them here on my site for $20, plus shipping. The print has all 4 Shells on a 13″ x 17″ image. Email me if you are interested.

Photos by Chogrin Munoz, Matt Cavanaugh and Philip Michael.