Tuesday, December 13, 2011

freq d-sisive review

Meant to mention that I reviewed D-Sisive's newest album "Run With The Creeps" in this months issue of FREQ. So if you're reading the newest issue flip to the review section to check out my contribution.

Update: Thanks to Jaron who pointed out that reviews are up on the FREQ site, so read it here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

still here 09

Still Here wishes you a Merry Christmas! This will have to double as my Christmas card this year.

This is number 9 of my "Still Here" series, and it may be the last one until the new year, as things are hectic around the holiday season. Perhaps I'll try to draw up a Still Here picture or something (as I pretend people actually follow this :D ). We'll see!

Follow the tumblr and tell your friends.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

escort bandits

Here is my latest illustration for Beatroute's monthly sex column, Keepin' It Sleazy with E-Z-Breezy.

This month Breezy documented 2 lovely girls she was fortunate to meet one night, who were escorts turned escort-bandits. Probably one of my favorite columns from Breezy so far, so make sure to grab a Beatroute off news stands, where my illustration is printed nice and big, or read it online here.

Your post related song of the day below.

And I had to make a song, speakin on my old life/For the thief's who come out at night

arkells video on youtube

Here is the youtube stream of the Arkells video I worked on!

Monday, December 5, 2011

still here 08

Still Here 08, follow the tumblr here.

Ah good ol' trusty water cooler, is that too much of a cliché?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

arkells "michigan left" music video

In October I was busy drawing for The Arkells' newest single and music video "Michigan Left", the title track from their sophmore album. I worked alongside talented music video directer (and friend) John "JP" Poliquin who you may remember I collaborated with earlier in the year on the Mother Mother music video.

For "Michigan Left" I contributed the illustrations and animation seen throughout the video, giving the animations that "scratched on film look". Last Friday it premiered on MTV and Much Music. I was really happy with the final result and the song is awesome so check it out:

Below are a few screenshots of animations that didn't make it into the final cut (for the best I'm sure).

I will post a youtube link to the video once available.

In other music video news, the Allstar Weekend music video I worked on has reached over 2 million views, which is pretty cool.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

tales from the ye olde porn shoppe

Here is my illustration for this month in Keepin' It Sleazy By E-Z Breezy, and this illustration was heavily based off what E-Z Breezy looks like herself. Was a lot of fun, and I ended up spending a bit more time on it than I typically do as I had an idea in mind that I wanted the chance to get down. Read the article here.

Your post related song of the day is Love & Electrik with "Sex Video", which can be heard below:

Monday, November 7, 2011

still here 04

Check out the tumblr page.

This weeks comic was sort of inspired by this article.

Still playing with how I should handle the text, I think I liked how it looked in the last "Kim Kardashian" one.

Monday, October 31, 2011

still here 03

I have been really hard at work all week on an animation project, leaving me very little time to make a new comic. Yesterday afternoon I completed all the animation that was needed of me, and I was able to quickly put together a new "Still Here" for today (as I have been posting them every Tuesday). Then yesterday the tragic news came that Kim Kardashian was getting a divorce (I had only recently discovered she was married through a recent WTF podcast).

I found all the news around it very bizarre and sort of funny, so after a day filled with Kim Kardashian themed tweets, I decided I was going to make a Kardashian themed comic. I put my completed comic to the side, and spent last night making a new one. It can be awful when any relationship ends, especially a marriage, even when the wedding costs 10 million dollars, generated you 18 million dollars, and was very possibly just orchestrated for publicity. After all, even sham marriages have people that depend on them, publicists, tabloids, the people that read tabloids, etc. So I thought I would look at Ms. Kardashian's latest tweet on her twitter feed, fearful that it may humanize her and I would scrap the whole thing completely. Luckily it was a comment celebrating the opening of her new store: "Kardashian Khaos has arrived!". Indeed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

still here 02

This is the second installment of "Still Here". Once again you can also view and follow the Still here tumblr page. This was actually the first one I drew, based on a conversation I had had that week, but due to the topical nature of the last one I decided to post it first.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

diggin' the crate

This is the banner I designed for the "Diggin' The Crate" section of Freq.

My good friend Jaron "Bonnaventure James" has been writing the column, and it's definitely one to check out.

Also the accompanying article to my electronic music illustration can be read here.

Your electronic song of the day below:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

still here

Last week I started working on a comic, this is the first in what I hope to be an ongoing series. I have set up a site for "Still Here" at the tumblr address stillherecomic.tumblr.com so if you have a tumblr follow and reblog!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

october freq

In this months issue of FREQ I contributed the above illustration for an article on electronic music on CJSW. I also did a record review for the self titled debut of rap super group Random Axe.

I picked up my (free) copy of FREQ from Daily Globe News Shop and saw them at nearby clothing store The Gallery on 17th as well, but FREQ magazines are all over town, so go out and cop your issue with Skream and Benga on the cover.

Listen to a Random Axe cut below:

& ampersand 3 exhibit

Here is the collaboration diptych Sam and I exhibited in the September show "&Ampersand 3" at the Untitled Art Society Satellite Gallery. The illustration on the left is Sam's work while the right half is my own, they were flush with each other on the wall and mounted on foam core.

&Ampersand 3 was a great success, huge turn out! Big thanks to curator Vicky Chau for all of her hard work setting up the show, and everyone who came out and supported it.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

halloween costumes

Here's the illustration for this months "Keepin' It Sleazy" with your favorite Calgary sexpert, E-Z Breezy for BeatRoute. The October sex article is about Halloween hook-ups and what costumes should serve as red flags when hook-ups are concerned. The October issue is in full effect around town right now, so pick up a copy. You can also read the article online here.

Your post related song below:

Monday, September 26, 2011

arctic monkeys poster

Arctic Monkeys poster

Last week I created the above poster for the Grammy winning British alt-rock band, Arctic Monkeys. It was for their Winnipeg date during their 2011 Canadian Tour, but they also sold the poster at the Saskatoon and Calgary shows as well. I got hooked up with a ticket for the Calgary show on Thursday, and it was awesome! Bothe Arctic Monkeys, and opening act The Smith Westerns put on a great show.


The orange color way drying on the racks after receiving their final silk screen pass at Burnt Toast Studio

My poster had a run of 150. 100 in the blue color way and 50 in the orange color way were printed. The band got some and I got a few as well. It was great to see how quickly it sold, even at the non-Winnipeg dates. There are a few that were held on to to sell at Heritage Posters and Music on 14th street as well if you're interested. Each one is individually signed and numbered. Alden Alfon and Kenzie Housego each made a poster as well, for the Calgary and Saskatoon dates respectively, that should also have a couple left at Heritage Posters and Music. Alden and Kenzie both did a wicked job of silk screening all of the posters as well!

Me, frantically trying to get all the poster signed at the Arctic Monkeys show

Behind the poster booth at Mac Hall

Watch the Arctic Monkeys' perform Florescent Adolescence below. Very cool at 2:00 when they switch in to a cover of Patsy Cline's "Strange" (Besides "She's Got You", "Strange" is probably my favorite song of hers.)

Friday, September 23, 2011

allstar weekend music video

In September I was fortunate enough to work on a music video for Hollywood Records (home to fellow Disney artists such as Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, etc). The music video was for the group Allstar Weekend. The single is "Blame it on September", and was a lot of fun to be a part of. I was able to collaborate alongside my friend Kyle Ritchtsfield, who did the Post VFX, and the music video was directed by the talented Colin Minihan. I contributed the hand drawn animations.

Allstar Weekend calls it "by far their favorite to date" here, which is cool because some of their music videos have over 4 million views!

It just got thrown on to youtube so watch below.

Friday, September 9, 2011

penny for your thought

This months sex topic in BeatRoute Magazine is what you think about when you masturbate, and before anyone comments, this is NOT an autobiographical illustration.

Sort of a tough one to decide what to draw, mostly when making the crucial decision of having the sex related whale be a sperm whale or a humpback whale (I went for hump). Next months sex article and illustration will be Halloween themed I believe, in the meantime pick up this month's Beatroute or read the article online here.

Your post related song after the jump.

& ampersand 3 reminder


A reminder about the collaborative art exhibit; &Ampersand 3. Tomorrow, Sept.10, is the reception taking place between 6:00-10:00. Sam and I have a piece we worked on together showing, which I think turned out well. If you don't get the chance to join us at the reception you have until the 10th to go check it out! The show is at Untitled Art Society Satellite Gallery 343 11th Ave SW.

Friday, September 2, 2011

shabazz palaces album review

Besides illustrating for BeatRoute I now do a little bit of writing as well, you can read my review of the new Shabazz Palaces album "Black Up" in the newest issue, within the new mini-magazine inside, "Freq".

cutesies book

I received an email from Sketchoholic last week asking for permission to print a submission of mine that I drew over a year ago. It will be in the Sketchozine "Cutesies", Wanchana Intrasombat designed the above cover art. There will also be some features and interviews with some of the best illustrators in the business, like Eduardo Sá Carneiro (you can read his Cutesies interview here).

My "Lil 'Zilla" piece is in the top right corner of the right image.

The original piece I drew can be seen on an old Finishing Lines post here, or on page 79 of the book (just type in 79, where it says Page 1 here). Not sure when the book is set to be published.

& ampersand 3

Sam and I collaborated once again for the &ampersand Show (not the above image that's just the promo poster). The exhibt runs from September 6-10, and there will be a closing reception, so come on out and take in all the collaborative works.

Vicky Chau, &ampersand organizer and curator explains the show:

&ampersand is an art exhibition that celebrates collaborations between creatives, where each collaborator brings a different skill, practice and perspective. Collaborations are a unique experience where inspiration, motivation, and new perspectives can influence the works created. The beauty of each work comes from how new ideas emerge, as part of the collaborations, where it would not have happened alone. It is never a perfect process. As you work off each other, you start discovering your own strengths and weaknesses. Either working harmoniously or clashing ideas, by the end of it, you never know how it’s going to turn out. There are over 15 collaborative works and over 35 artists and designers involved in the show. This is the 3rd year of &ampersand, which has continued to inspire individuals to work together to create something new.

For the full list of artists and more event info check out the Facebook page here.

To see the piece Sam and I exhibited last year click here.

Monday, August 22, 2011

three's company

ink and digital

Above is the full illustration for the threesomes article which was the topic of the last BeatRoute sex column. I had originally stated that it was pushed to the September issue, but it looks as though it will only remain an online article. You can read E-Z-Breezy's informative article here. Next month will have a whole new sex article which I am illustrating once again and Beatroute's resident sexpert, E-Z-Breezy will be writing (this one should be published). The topic next month is what people think about when they touch themselves.

Below you can see some of the early thumbnailed concepts for the threesome illustration before I decided on the final composition. Listen to your threesome related song after the jump!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

adult hood

"Adult Hood" acrylic on canvas 2011

A better look at my "Adult Hood" piece.

You can read another article about the "Twenty" show on Luxe Lust as well here.

Your song of the day below, very fitting for the piece I think.

Monday, August 8, 2011

post twenty post

above: me beside my contribution to the Twenty show entitled "Adult Hood" at the Resolution Local Art Gallery in Kensington, and a pic of part of the gallery space as well, photos courtesy of Steph Wong Ken.

The Twenty show was a great success, good people, good art, good wine, and Lucky beers, 3 out of 4 isn't bad! (Just kidding, those Lucky's were delicious and the perfect fit for a twenty themed show). If you missed the opening, no need to fret, it will be in the gallery until the 21st of August. So grab a friend, a couple Luckys and check out a very eclectic group exhibit this month at Resolution Local Art Gallery.

Read more about the "Twenty" show on Natalia Pzsdsada's great fashion and style blog Feral- Style here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

poetry festival illustration

Here is the illustration for the People's Poetry Festival article running in this month's issue of BeatRoute which came out last Wednesday. It didn't end up being printed in color unfortunately, not sure why. The sex column as well as the accompanying illustration has been pushed to next month as the August issue was particularly full, so keep your eyes open for that.

Your song of the day after the jump.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Writers of the SCORM mural, acrylic, 2011

This past long weekend I clocked in a lot of time inside, staring at this wall. I was commissioned to create a mural for an IT room. I was really happy with the end result, and it felt good to be working at that large of scale again as it has been a little while. I think I may end up re-purposing the idea for a print.

SCORM is an acronym for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. I got a ton of creative control which was awesome, and everyone in the IT department seemed to love it, no word on HR's thoughts on the smoking gun yet.

Detailed pic below and of course your song of the day is "Riders of the Storm" after the jump.


The "Twenty" poster for Friday's show, they did a wicked job on it, which I can't take credit for unfortunately.

This Friday, August 5th, there will be a show being held at the Resolution Art Gallery in Kensington. The show's theme is about being in your 20s, and there will be at least 20 artists showing I believe. I have one painting being displayed, which I created for the show.

You can find more information at the Twenty Group Exhibition website here.

And see the facebook event page here.

Below is a piece of my preliminary drawing, come to the show to see the finished work!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

luxe lust guest post + folk fest

This week I guest blogged on Calgary Fashion and Lifestyle Blog Luxe Lust. Check out my post on The Calgary Folk Music Festival here.

let's talk about....another illustration

Here is another teaser for an illustration that will be appearing in BeatRoute Magazine. My illustration will be accompanying a new sex column which will be a part of the City section, with "threesomes" being the first topic of discussion.

Your song of the day after the jump, Spinderella cut it up one time!

Friday, July 22, 2011

framed piece

Dom's office

Dom sent me an image of her newly framed "Lazy Bones" piece up in her office. Her boss told her the skeletons were "very morbid" which she responded with " you should see the rest of the collection". They're not that morbid are they?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

beatroute illustration

I am beginning to do illustrations for BeatRoute Magazine starting with next month's issue. Here is a teaser to accompany one of my first illustrations for them. See the full image in August's issue, accompanying an article on the People's Poetry Festival.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

weird little guy

untitled, ink, 2011

This is an original piece I created for someone who ended up buying a substantial amount of my work this past week.

Monday, June 20, 2011

post expo post 2011

This is the illustration of mine that was chosen to be printed in the expo "Dreams and Wishes" artbook this year.

Had a full weekend at the Calgary Entertainment Expo booth with Sam this past weekend! We both had a lot of fun, met a lot of great people, and were each exhausted by the end.

This was each of our first year with a booth at the expo as well as the first time offering up a large body of our personal artwork up for sale. I had set the personal goal of selling 10 prints a day, and without getting into exact numbers I was able to sell more than 30 prints on just Saturday alone. It felt tremendous to see how much expo goers were feeling my art, the artists that go to these events are tremendously talented, and for someone to choose a piece of mine to hang on their wall is the ultimate compliment. It's a great feeling when someone is standing at your booth for ten minutes struggling to decide which print to get and ends up walking away with multiple, or when a dad who bought a print rushes back for another because his family couldn't stop talking about it. One girl said she saw a print of mine on Saturday, and spent most of Sunday trying to find me again so that she could buy it.

I was able to learn a lot this year, and can't wait to be involved with the expo again in the future. Big, big thanks to everyone who came out and supported me at the expo or just had kind words to say, you help finance this art habit of mine. Also huge thanks to all the other artists who took the time out of incredibly busy days to say "What's up?" and look at my art. I wish I had had more time to talk to more artists for sure.

Below is a pic of me at the booth, with my sisters visiting their big brother. More pics to come! Your song of Day is at the bottom with the great summer tune "Heaven's on Fire" by The Radio Dept.

Friday, June 17, 2011

andy narwhal and clockhead and more!

Andy Narwhal and Clockhead; The Great Pirate Escape ink and digital

Well the day of the Calgary Expo has finally arrived, I'm looking forward to meeting some cool people, and seeing some terrific artwork. I will also have my eyes peeled for a Dr. Zoidberg figurine. Make sure you come to the expo this weekend and if you want to find me and Sam come to charming booth number 708. Likewise if you want to avoid seeing me and Sam avoid booth number 708 or look out for this massive sign....

...and then pan your eye downwards as I will be directly under it.
I will try to tweet a bit during the expo so follow me @JarettSitter.

Two more prints that will be for sale are below, both have appeared on this blog before but have been each slightly touched up for print.

And your song of the day is "Dreams", wish Sam and I luck!