Monday, March 21, 2011

Music Monday: Grieves and Budo

So this weeks suggested piece for MM is Grieves and Budo's Pack It Up. The suggestion not only stops at the tune but the piece must be influenced by the music video. I'll admit that I've never heard the music before so I took to the web and became a fan instantly. Thanks Erica for the suggestion, I definitely dug the beat.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Morning Toons: Zim

So this might not be from the days of future past per say but it should have been. Invader Zim full fills my need for over use of purple and sarcasm in my animation watching. Best part, since it is on Nick, I get to share it with the kiddos and not think twice about the humor Johnen has provided us. Some say this would be a WINNING situation. Yeah that was bad and over used, I know. As Zim would say: "This has nothing to do with jelly!" DOOM, DOOM!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Staple! Wrap-Up

I'm a little late on my Staple! wrap-up but hey it's not easy to put such a rad show into words. For all that have attended the show in the past or dropped by this last one, you know that the day(s) is filled with creative forces from all sides and evening with live art to boot. Great times to meet and catch up with friends and get a LOT of commissions out. Speaking of commissions, a special thanks to everyone who was patient with me during the wait. Due to the time frame I was only able to take a couple of pics at the show. Here we go...

Staple! was extra special this year because it also was the first event that Mike-E and I were able to debut the collected works of Lonely in Black Vol.1. Of course I had to take a photo of the first person to take get the book. Thanks Kali for the Support!

Some commissions that came my way as well. Not much to explain the requests are from one end to another. These are just a couple that I managed to take a quick photo of. Thanks Brain for letting me take a crack at the mash up this year.

Like to Thank all the Staple crew for letting us be a part of yet another great show, looking forward to next year!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Music Monday: Reznor

It was inevitable, anyone who knows me know me, knows that NIN is in my blood. Some people have tiger blood, I have blood made of nine inch nails. So of course this entry would in fact make itself here. I was on shuffle through the library and as the image notes, it has a bit of reptile, the slip album and some pigs marching from a head like a hole. The goggle look is from the closer video which also contributed the tone of the piece. The mystery is did I use coffee or Dr. Pepper for staining? I'm sure someone out there will figure it out. MARCH!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Who Elmo Piggy

So there I was watching some saturday morning cartoons with my kids and a bowl of Lucky Charms on hand when I realized what on Charlie Sheens warlock world are we looking at. Thus started the rant about back in my days and I continued channeling grandparents around the world, questioning the lack of quality programing today unlike the shows back in my day. Volton is now replaced by Power Rangers and Masters of the Universe by Bikini Bottom. Okay, maybe Sponge Bob is alright after all they did have Pantera and David Bowie on the show. Where are you going with this you ask? In protest to today's standards I will start a new theme here to the blog, Saturday Morning Cartoons. My take on some favorites.

This morning I give to you a mash up commission that my friend Brian requested at the Staple Expo. A bit of Doctor Who, Ms. Piggy from the Muppets and Elmo from Sesame Street. If you have a favorite cartoon that you would like me to take a crack at send me the suggestion and I'll see about getting it drawn. 'Nuff ranting, my cereal is getting cold.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Music Monday: She & Him

So I totally missed last weeks and because of travel I missed yesterday as well but I wasn't going to let another week go by without an entry. Because of the shear awesomeness of Zooey's voice and how it complemented a road trip back from Austin, I decided to carry on the tunes of She & Him to the blog. Even though it was the only CD we had in the car and it played on repeat for 9 hours, it never got old. Okay maybe it got a bit insane from time to time, but it did set the mood for the scenery. Never seen the Zooey Deschanel on vocals? Then it is time to hit the google! About the piece, just a quick combination of sharpies to a brown paper bag is all.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Staple! LIB limted Edition Print

Yes I missed this weeks Music Monday but it was not intentional. With the Super Awesome Staple! Independent Media Expo right around the corner, I've been busy trying to get things together. One of many things is the Lonely In Black Limited Edition Print. How limited? Once they are gone, they're gone. Above is the before and after or as I like to call it the doodle and the bedazzled. This print will be available only at the show and measures 11X17 inches of goth!