Monday, March 02, 2015

Ask Me Anything #47



Today is the first Monday of the month which means it's time for "Ask Me Anything."

You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, or anything else you think I might have an answer for. Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.

I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13#14,  #15 , #16#17 , #18 , #19,  #20,  #21#22,  #23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42,  #43#44#45, and #46.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away. 

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mad Scientist #30



Mad Scientist #30 is now available. I contributed a piece of artwork to this excellent magazine which features the amazing Mark Maddox cover shown above. The contents of this issue and ordering information can be found here.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Breakfast Club Turns Thirty


Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the classic high school movie, The Breakfast Club. To mark the occassion I thought I'd share this piece I did for "The Road to Shermer" the John Hughes tribute show at Gallery 1988 a few years back. This piece was called "25th High School Reunion" and showed what I thought the characters from The Breakfast Club would look like twenty five years later. I didn't go about this the obvious way. First I determined what sort of careers and lives they'd have 25 years after the movie, then I age progressed the characters based on those decisions. I never went and looked at photos of the actors as older adults. 




The piece actually started as something I made for the 25th Anniversary of my own graduating class. Originally, Emilio Estevez's character was wearing an athletic jacket from my own high school. When I repurposed it for the Gallery 1988 show, I replaced the jacket with one true to the movie. 


You can learn more about this piece by reading the article by Brian McQuery in the debut issue of Backstory magazine. 

Monday, February 02, 2015

Ask Me Anything #46





Today is the first Monday of the month which means it's time for "Ask Me Anything."

You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, or anything else you think I might have an answer for. Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.

I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13#14,  #15 , #16#17 , #18 , #19,  #20,  #21#22,  #23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42,  #43#44, #45.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away. 

Monday, January 05, 2015

Ask Me Anything #45


Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first installment of "Ask Me Anything" for 2015.


You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, or anything else you think I might have an answer for. Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.

Please take the time to view the previous questions so that we don't wind up with a lot of repetition. I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13#14,  #15 , #16#17 , #18 , #19,  #20,  #21#22,  #23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42,  #43, #44.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Manga and Anime



At the beginning of the month, Michael Jones asked me if I have, or have had, a manga or anime series that I have particularly enjoyed.


 The answer is actually quite a few. My first exposure to anime was back when it wasn't labled as such through daily afternoon viewings of Speed Racer,/Space Battleship Yamato, Gatchaman, and Captain Harlock.


More recently I've been enjoying Attack on Titan (both the manga and anime series), Blood +, and Death Note in the form of anime, though I've also seen the live action Death Note movie.



Other manga that I've liked quite a bit are Astro Boy and other works by Osamu Tezuka, such as Buddha, and The Lost World,  Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima, Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo, NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki. I'm also really fond of the Anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.


There are others but those are the ones that occurred to me.





 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Crazy 4 Cult: Back In LA



Gallery 1988's annual "Crazy 4 Cult" show opened last night at their gallery at 7308 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. I contributed the piece below, based on They Live (1988). The show runs through December 28, 2014, and the rest of the art from all contributing artists should be available to look at and purchase at the Gallery 1988 website soon.