Thursday, March 29, 2012


I've always had a kind of ambivalence to anime and have never really gotten into manga for that reason either. I find anime far easier to consume if only for the reason it requires very little reading. As a casual fan getting the English translations of these myriad stories and critiquing them may be considered sacrilege to the purist crowd many of whom aren't content until they've taught themselves just enough Japanese to not have to rely on subtitles, I for one just do not care enough. My peeves about the art form are fairly standard though; even the stories that mirror almost exactly the everyday human experience run into the similar problems of people do not look, act, sound or move like that not to mention the stories themselves are like what happens when you switch the medication on a bunch of schizophrenics with ADD with LSD and let them play Mad-Libs. It doesn't make sense...and I love it.  

Cherry Darling CHEZZA!!!

Proudly presenting pop culture pin-up princess meet Miss March!!! (I love alliteration)

Rose McGowan in her role as Cherry Darling from the movie GRINDHOUSE, how can you not love a go-go dancer with a prosthetic leg made out of a machine gun with a grenade launcher attachment!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MONKEYYYY 2012 Work in ProGRESSion

I was always a fan of MONKEY, quite possibly the greatest kitschiest live action show I watched as a kid, it had everything great iconic characters an interesting story and epic fight scenes set to late fucky late 70's synth pop. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One Direction Cartoon Thattaway

It doesn't often happen but every now and then I get asked for a special request for celebrities I honestly haven't heard of. This is one of those times, meet "One Direction" a 5 piece British boy band, who I had to google to find out about. 

They seem nice, in that wholesome, nonthreatening-male, archetypical, manufactured for a key demographic by a specifically orchestrated marketing machine kind of way, because let's face it there's a massive drop off in their fan base outside of school age females! They are, however the latest answer to the question: "Hey, you know what we haven't had in a while?" A BOY BAND! 

Seeing as I lived through the 90's this phenomenon is nothing new, but now we live in an age of internet gratification and the never ending televised karaoke competition it has never been a better time to be a flash in the pan overnight success; like Warhol said "In the future we will all get 15 minutes of fame" although he was most likely being sarcastic or ironic being the grandfather of all hipsters, it is true. Though how long "15 minutes of Fame" actually constitutes, is anyones guess. There are some reality television personalities that are in explicably still around having turned their small shred of popularity into a long and viable career.

All I know is that first came 2D, then came 3D and now, we can safely say, 1D has officially arrived... and yes, with all the multiple meanings that entails.

Not my thing but hey. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tia Gigs in Charlie Chan's MARCH 17

LIL SPAWNY 2010- 2012

Every now and then I find an old sketch or unfinished idea that I just can't help but either rework or complete, either out of principle, curiosity or boredom. Growing up Spawn was one of my favourite comic book heroes and, in more of a nostalgic capacity, still is. I initially drew this piece back in 2010 and was never really happy with the original drawing, fortunately I'm old school when it comes to my craft and always have a hardcopy back-up of just about everything I've done so reworking this piece was relatively painless plus, the way I see it is-sure I'll go totally digital when they build a USB storage device that doesn't turn feral after 1 transfer! 
This piece was part of an original collection of pop culture homages kind of a love letter to the 80's and 90's caricaturing the creations of that era.
This piece is a WIP I fixed up in an afternoon- the finishing touches coming soon.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chalk Urban Art 2011

This is the Chalk Urban Art festival 2011, a competition I joined and was featured in the short film documentary in the first minute- the guy with the beanie and the lady killer smile.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

VENUS as a GIRL Ed Dyer 2012

Birth of Venus inspired this one, from an unused sketch for a proposed mural drawing these are always fun in that challenging, oh wow I can do this! Sort of way.