Saturday, July 13, 2013

k for fundraiser




Painted this K for a fundraiser last weekend to help spell out "Rock Central" on the Broken City patio. All the letters that sold raised about $1200 for a music program for special needs kids!
Big thanks to Danny Vacon of the Dudes and High kicks for organizing the event, and asking me to be a part of it!

Listen to a High Kicks song below:

elder abuse gig poster



Gig poster for upcoming show from Winnipeg's Elder Abuse, who will be playing an all ages show at Broken City on the 20th. Listen to Elder Abuse below:


what can i do vinyl




















Last year I directed/animated a music video for Swedish Paper Bag Records' artist @SallyShapiro . Now the vinyl is out for single What Can I Do, and the cover is a still from the video which is pretty cool. The clear vinyl looks dope!

Watch the video below:

Monday, May 27, 2013

swerve



I've been featured in Swerve Magazine before in the past. This week there was an editorial about floral patterns that I appear in, read it here, and click through the photos section.

Your song of the day:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

notorious b.i.g bday



Yesterday was Notorious B.I.G's birthday, it would have been his 41st.
I drew up this portrait of Biggie with his Jesus piece. Crazy and tragic to think he was only 24 when he passed, younger than myself.

escape


 

Finished this piece.

Here's a progress shot, from my instagram.


I actually listened to a series of David Foster Wallace interviews a friend had sent me while  making this drawing originally, but maybe it would be too morbid to post some of the last words of someone who hung themselves with an image of a noose? So for your post related song of the day, here's a bird singing about hanging:


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

still here 16


































It's been a little while.
Still Here 16. Click to enlarge.

You can read the rest of the series here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

shirts



Silk screened some shirts last month, some white and black ones, above is the black.

heads will roll


I had this idea for a typography project, and then after I finished I thought to myself  "why don't I animate it too?".

Below is the song I was listening to when I came up with the idea (not the Yeah Yeah Yeahs one might think).


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

red cabaret

 



Here's an event poster I made for The Red Cabaret.
From the Facebook event page:

The RED Cabaret will feature performances by a variety of emerging artists in a cabaret format. It will also serve as a season launch/announcement for Red Phone Theatre's 2013/2014 season.

Featuring performances by:

Half Her Age
The Tighty Whities
Ian McFarlane
2150 Creative
Joe Rino
Genevieve Pare
Allison Zwozdesky, Alicia Ward and Shelby Jansen

The evening will conclude with a set by local folk-rock trio, The Left Behinds!

Tickets are $15 dollars CASH ONLY at the door. There will be a cash bar serving drinks and other refreshments as well.

The show will take place at the beautiful National Music Centre, located on 11 Ave SE. Doors will open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.

Come check it out, sure to be a fun night!


Here's an early process shot, and the illustration without the info:




Here's a song called Red by Phoria I've been digging lately:

may sex column



Here's my illustration for this month's sex column. Read the article here.

comic expo




Had a rad time at the comic expo this year! Always awesome to see people digging the work, and everyone had the nicest things to say about my drawings. See a picture of Sam and I slanging our work above, me signing a dude's nipple below, and a fantastic four comic someone commissioned me to draw Batman and Robin on (do I attract the oddballs?). Thanks so much to everyone who came out and showed support for this thing I love to do and continue to work at!





Wednesday, April 24, 2013

batman





























Here's a Batman piece I made, depicting the father/son relationship of law enforcing Bruce Wayne and the not yet legally able to drink Robin.

Your post related song of the day is Dynamic Duo by Vast Aire ft. Geechi Suede, check out the comic related raps below:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ocarina triforce music

































Here's a Zelda themed piece I made for this year's comic expo!

Your song of the day:


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

march and april sex column



Neglected to post last month's sex column illustration I did for Beatroute, here are the last two.

Read the respective articles here, one on "size", one on polyamorous and open relationships.

Your post related song of the day is "Centaur" by Buck 65

Friday, April 12, 2013

fairy tale friday installment 12: the griffin



This is the last installment of fairy tale Friday, it's the Grimm fairy tale The Griffin.
Go grab a copy of FFWD around town to see it in print!

Big thanks to FFWD for letting me to this, and basically make whatever I wanted for it!
See all of the fairy tale illustrations here.

Here's your song of the day:

Monday, April 8, 2013

zeroh- coves and caves music video


I had the chance to work with incredible L.A. based music video director David M. Helman, as well as one of the best music video animators, Bristol based RUFF MERCY, plus cinematographer Trevor Wineman.

David and Ruff have been killing it for a while now with video's like last year's There He Go from Schoolboy Q and their Blu x Flying Lotus video DOINNOTHIN' FT. UGOD.

The music video I worked on is for LA rapper Zeroh's new single Coves and Caves. I created some animations which flicker on to the screen. It premiered yesterday on FRSH SLCTS. Give it a watch and listen below.

jenny merch

photo via Monty

Friday, April 5, 2013

fairy tale friday installment #11: the girl without hands



We have almost come to the end of the Fairy Tale series I have been making for FFWD, only one more after this!

This week's is The Girl Without Hands, a Grimm Brothers Fairy Tale I wasn't familiar with until someone suggested I read it. It's one of the craziest fairy tales, definitely give it a read. In the fairy tale this miller chops off his daughters hands in hopes of protecting her from the devil (which he owes him).

In my illustration I have portrayed the devil as a shadow puppet being cast by the dismembered hands, the devil is looking down upon the mill. The tattoos on the hands symbolize elements from the story, like the king and angel. This is one of my favorite fairy tales I've done during this series I think, it turned out well in print too, so pick up a copy of  FFWD this week.

Your song of the day is Two Small Deaths just because:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

inmarket promo/info commercial




Here's some illustration work I did for an InMarket promo/info piece last month with talented motion graphics animator/direct/etc, Kyle Ritchsfeld.

Check out the graphics in motion on the InMarket site here.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

jenny t-shirt!





Calgary band Jenny has been tearing it up for a minute now, so I was stoked when Sean Hamilton contacted me about doing a shirt for them.

Take a look at the awesome Malissa Dunphy modeling one of the freshly printed shirts above, as well as Sean himself sporting the new merch below. Make sure you come down to the Palimino this Friday to be a part of Jenny's album release from Sudden Death Records! It's going to be fun!
More info on the album release here.


 

Monday, April 1, 2013

fairytale friday installment #10: peter and the wolf



I neglected to post up this illustration last Friday, as I was busy with Easter stuff and moving.
This week's was Peter and the Wolf though, you can still check it out in a copy of FFWD, so grab one off newsstands!

Your song of the day is Wolf & I by Oh Land:

Friday, March 22, 2013

fairytale friday installment #9: hans my hedgehog





Here is installment 9 of my Fairy Tale series for FFWD. It's a less popular Grimm Fairy Tale entitled Hans My Hegehog. Definitely check it out, the Jim Henson version you can see in his short lived show "The Storyteller" is a great version (one of my favorite series when I was young). This was actually the very first one I made, after receiving an email about the possibility of doing a series I made this one up to pitch the idea of doing a series of Fairy Tale illustrations.


I had posted some of the inked drawings that I made for this one, a while back here.But take a look at more of my process below.







I don't know a lot of bag pipe songs besides this Tom Waits one, so your song of the day is Town With No Cheer, a few days late for St. Paddy's.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

gnome



Mandy Stobo is painting something awesome on Stephen Ave.
I added this gnome of my own into the mix, see if you can find him.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ucalgary social activism conference



I do some volunteer work with OxFam, they're a great organization, and you can find out a bunch about them at their site here. Above is poster I made for their next event, take a look at the facebook event page here.

Friday, March 15, 2013

fairytale friday installment #8: alice in wonderland




This week's fairy tale for my FFWD series is Alice in Wonderland, one of my favorite old Disney movies, though I have never seen the new Tim Burton one. Here is the finished piece.



Take a look at the process:






You can see all the installments of Fairy Tale Friday here.
Your song of the day is "Alice" by Tom Waits:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

cadavor dog gig poster



Here is the gig poster I made for Cadavor Dog. Go to Costello's on March 27 to check them out. More info at the facebook event page here.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

classic 30s



Gig poster for Classic 30s, Broken Therapy, and Silver Moss taking place on the 20th.
I used TV static for the texture.