Monday, December 27, 2010

Artists worth checking out

I feel it my duty as an artist, as well as a fan of other artist's work to plug websites that feature works that inspire and please my senses. Word of mouth can be extremely crucial in the world of the Art. So here is this month's installment of links belonging to Artists who's work I am feeling. Please check out their work and support. , who this month is plugging Sugipop! @ the Portsmouth MFA, an exhibit I have a piece in as well.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Also, I'll speaking on a panel /Q & A this next Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 6:00pm, along with fellow regional artists Natacha Sochat, and Anna Koon (a2n2) at the Portsmouth Museum of Art located at One Harbour Place, Portsmouth, NH. Join three of us SugiPOP! Snowboard Auction Artists as we disscuss our work in the show as well as our experiences as, and advice for, artists working in today’s commerce-driven world. Come on out and support!

60's/70s era ads

I've been drawing a lot of inspiration recently from watching a lot of 70s and 60s era commercials on You tube in my spare time. They're wacky, and seem somewhat archaic compared to today's technology, but are nevertheless really great. Here are some of the standouts for me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I do so apologize for the lack of posts as of late. Hard pressed with numerous deadlines, the posts slowed a bit in the last month or so. But I was always thinking of you!! I swear. Nevetheless, the beat always trudges forth. On ward! Here instead is a work in progress I am doing for an art swap with a fellow friend/artist.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SUGIPOP @ Portsmouth Museum of Fine Arts

I have a piece in SugiPop; Anime, Manga, comics, and their influence on contemporary art, an exhibit at the Portsmouth Museum of Fine Arts in New Hampshire. The opening is this evening 5:30-7:30. The show is up and it is sure not to disappoint, quite impressive. Heavy weights such as Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, KAWS, Mike Shinoda, Luke Chueh, and Aya Takano are featured as well as yours truly. Grab some chowder while your in town and check out some pop culture influenced art.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wow. A lot has been happening lately. And I have been pretty busy, more on this later. In between's some processing....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ANDREW HEM speed painting

Andrew Hem is one artist you should follow if you don't already. Despite the bad rock song in the background, the video is a nice representation of Andrew's process of painting.

Monday, August 16, 2010


this just might be the sickest thing ever in my eyes. Style Wars legends MIN ONE, ZEPHYR, and REVOLT kill it. Coupled with the Gary Numan & the Tube Way Army soundtrack?!!! untouchable.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New layout

in case you hadn't noticed, there is a new layout in town!!! Clean and colorful. That's just how I like em.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One thing I appreciate about being an artist is that in the most mundane moments that naturally occur in life, we possess the ability to just chose to create. I can turn it on like a light switch, and often refer to it as my superpower. I feel lucky that I can draw better than most people, but can't draw worth a shit compared to others. But in short I make sure I'm never bored, and this isn't all too difficult feat for me to achieve. To be clear; there is a world of difference between working on a thorough piece of artwork, which involves a great deal of editing, planning and skill, compared to just bullshitting around in order to avoid boredom. But thats just what this was. It was 93 degrees outside, and while I withered away on the couch, watching The Real Housewife's of New Jersey's dysfunction, I realized I could be producing something instead of turning numb on the couch. I turned my drawing board around and did this. Aerosol, and acrylics. I can't be held responsible.

Now I'm not implying either that the result is super awesome. Really it's just a pseudo-graffiti goofy dude with the word 'promise' bellow him. Nothing too profound or all that interesting. But I had fun making it, and on some level thats what it all about.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

new comic in progress

I know it's been a second, but here are a couple finished pages of the comic I am currently working on.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

passing energy & skills

I know it's been a while since I've posted. I've been assistant teaching Drawing Fundamentals again at The Massachusetts School of Art & Design. Working with kids is pretty wonderful, but it almost promises to zonk just about all of your energy. By the end of the day, you are so drained it's hard to get going on creating work. Hence lack of posts.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Don't ask me what's up, because I don't know Boy Blue. I'll figure it out.
What's important is that there is a burger in this one. And Burgers rule supremely.

My appetite clearly all up in my subconscious.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

GNARLY but HELLA COOL ft the Carpenters by Karacas & Warbick


I've been working on this potential limited edition poster print for the last couple of days and I'm already feeling my patience thinning. It didn't quite turn out the way I was envisioning, it's close to it, but not quite there. I had originally planned experimenting on pushing it as far as I could get it with some lose structure, but my attention span kicked in, and I strayed from the concrete concepts I had wanted to utilize and lost patience and some interest. It's a good idea to always do sketches beforehand, and then tweak and edit it til it makes super sense, and then begin to paint. However, in this case I did not follow protocol, and I paid the price. Still, it isn't the worst. I'll probably just keep messing around with it. stay tuned.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

new comic on the is a sample page.

the new promo postcards are finally in YAY !!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hokusai - An Animated Sketchbook

wow, I stumbled upon this animated film on youtube by Tony White about the master wood block printer Hokusai. White's subtle & impressive depiction of Hokusai's work is truly beautiful. the film truly captures the spirit, serenity and timelessness of his drawings.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

new directions

I've being doing a couple of these mixed media collagesque illustrations. I like the way this one turned out. Stay tuned for more experiment viewing.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Old Betty Boop Cartoon- Snow White

Some those early old school animated shorts by the likes of the Fleischer Brothers, and Disney are some of the trippiest stuff ever immortalized on film. This Fleischer Betty Boop production of Snow White was one of the most psychedelic ever. Be sure to note the Cab Calloway guest appearance as Ko Ko. Great stuff.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Boy Mechanic resurfaces!!

My sister in law; Gina Siepel is one smart crafty cookie. Her newest showing of her Boy Mechanic Series; 'The Echo as Original Sound: The Self-Made Man in the American Landscape' a billing she shared with artist Christopher Carroll opened last night in Mission Hill @ The Five Seven Delle Project Space. And it was awesome.

"The Boy Mechanic Project, Gina Siepel builds objects from a series of books called The Boy Mechanic, published between 1913 – 1925. Siepel has examined this period in American history, transplanted this series of historical exercises into her own contemporary life, and inserted them into a paradigm of fluid gender identity and a post-industrial ecological reality. Siepel’s Boy Mechanic Project seeks to recontextualize the Boy Mechanic, both celebrating and ironizing his origins. '

forget bias, her work is sure to inspire.

Friday, May 14, 2010

oldies but goodies

thought I'd upload some old stuff that I still really dig that I did while at SVA, either for school, or while I should have been paying closer attention during class....

Thursday, May 13, 2010