Saturday, October 31, 2009

A week ago I was asked to do a cover for a magazine from CT called Inkwell Press, and this is it. Gouache on cardboard.
check out Inkwell press's blog at
I've got some more paintings I've been working on, I'll post some photos soon!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just found this gem on youtube.

You can't fall in love with potential.

So the Social D concert was quite an experience. The bus ride was pretty damn long, but I slept most of the way, so it wasn't a big deal.
Atlantic City was a trip for sure. We were dropped off at the Show Boat casino, which if I recall correctly, you can win a trip there if you are the winner of a show case on the Price is Right. I had never been to a casino before, so it was quite an eye opening experience. I'm only 20 so I couldn't gamble, but I'm sure that is for the better. There seemed to be a lot more losers than winners, people who looked really down and out, passing out on random couches and chairs. It was pretty depressing.
The show itself was crazy. What I learned is that Social D's demographic is basically really tough looking middle aged white dudes. During the show about 5 fights broke out right next to me. It was ridiculous. Everyone seemed to be on edge, but this didn't prevent me from having a good time. Even after 30 years those guys can still rock, and they put on a great show. Mike Ness even gave me a shout out because I guessed the name to their song "Bakersfield" that was soooo damn cool. I can finally check seeing my favorite band off my list of things I've done.
The ride back was intense, we arrived at the Port Authority bus station in New York city at about 3:30 am and were stuck there till 4:45am. If you want to see some sketchy people I recommend you go there at 4 in the morning. Lots of interesting folks.
All in all it was a great adventure, just like I had thought it would be.

"King for a Day" silkscreen on autographed photo.
Over the summer I found this framed 8.5x11 autographed photo of David Copperfield at a thrift store. I silkscreened the burger king crown on his head. I've been really interested in working on top of paintings, photos, and random things I come across, and this is a little exploration in that direction.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Let it Burn!

This thing smelled horrible.

A while ago I made this squid poster for a show at my school. My friend Franco liked it so much he got it tattooed on his arm. Skin is a relatively new canvas to me haha, its an honor to have my art on someone's body. Thanks Franco.

"Killer Wyldlife, the Champagne of Bands"(26"x8") a one color screenprint I threw together last evening, edition of 35. I've been doing alot of last minute posters every time Wyldlife has a show haha. I put them up at 2 in the morning and most were taken down by the afternoon. Its cool that people like them so much they want to steal them, oh well.
If your looking for something to do tonight come check out me and the Wyldlife boys at the Stood, 10pm, its going to rock, and I promise you won't be disapointed.

"The Death of a Passenger Pigeon" (22"x30")reduction woodcut, in an edition of 20, on Stonehenge paper. This was my first reduction print and I'm pretty happy with how it came out. You may be asking, what is a reduction print? Well, what you do is carve out the first color from the woodblock (the background color), print it on paper, and then carve out the second color and print it on top of the first color. I'm definitely going to make more of these in the future.

This weekend has the potential to be one of the best of my life. Tonight I get to play a show on the main stage at Purchase, while tomorrow I'm taking a 5 hour greyhound bus ride, to see my all time favorite band Social Distortion at the house of blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Its going to be an adventure!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

My friend Mayim Yael gave a really nice shout out to me on her blog, and I thought I should return the favor.Mayim hails from Des Moines, Iowa, and is hands down one of the coolest people I've ever met, and if you want to know whats up with art, music, and fashion, check out her blog.

This girl has good taste.

The tomahawks stop for nothing.

Had a great weekend. Friday night, Wyldlife had a show at a house party in Pennsylvania. It was a crazy drive. It was down pouring, and we were driving on the side of the mountain, that just had the most insane curves. The party was so much fun, all the kids there were really cool, they danced and sang along to our songs. Without a doubt one of the best crowds we've played for. Thanks Ty for having us. House parties are really the best shows, because everyone just wants to have a good time, and enjoy themselves.

Saturday was Fall fest, and Mewithoutyou played. I haven't listened to them too much, but they put on an amazing show. The singer was just bouncing all over the stage, and the drummer was just banging on his set so hard. By far one of the best drummers I've seen.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Last night me and the guys finally finished printing the fall fest shirts. What is fall fest you may ask? Its a pretty big music festival put on in the fall at my school SUNY Purchase. The big headliners this year are Mewithoutyou, among others. You can find out more about it on my boy Sam Schacter's blog:
Now I've 300 shirts to iron tonight! SWEET!

My roomate Phil Wong designed this shirt. You can catch more of his dope stuff at

Alex Derwick designed and printed these with us. check out his stuff

And I designed these suckas!

I should mention that if you are looking to have some sick t-shirts, CD's, or posters printed, Alex,Ephraim, Manuel, and I, can design and print them for you, at the lowest price possible!

I was on pandora today and this song came up, its so damn cool, I thought I'd share it with the world.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My fifteen minutes of fame? Lord I hope not.

Yesterday I went to a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, with my boys Manuel, Jay, and Cam. We arrived at NBC studios in Rockefeller center, and we were walking through when some guy approached us, this is how it went:
guy:You guys here to see Jimmy Fallon?
guy: You guys want to stand behind the roots and rock out when the musical guest plays?
Us: Hell yeah!
The musical guest was Christopher Cross, who I had never, ever heard of, and I like to think I have a pretty wide knowledge of popular music. I guess he would be categorized under "soft rock." It was music you'd hear in the supermarket late at night haha, but that made it all the more fun to dance to.
So we ended up rocking out behind the legendary Christopher Cross and Michael McDonald(the surprise guest), haha, two very old "rock stars." You can see me directly behind Christopher Cross, rocking a leather jacket, my shades, and a sailors hat. Notice how at the end of the song, I motionlessly rock the Run DMC pose.

I'm not sure how I get myself into these situations, but man am I glad I do.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Its been a while since I posted some recent work so I decided to throw some up!

One color screenprint I whipped up the night before our show at Purchase. Edition of 23.

Acrylic on canvas. I haven't thought of a name for this one yet, and I'm not sure if I'm that into it haha.

In my drawing seminar class we've been drawing the letter K. Sounds weird, but its really helping me tackle drawing perspective properly.

I'm really starting to get into collage. Ink, phone book paper, and spray paint on cardboard.

The first couple of my painting classes, we were messing around with abstraction. Its not something I normally do, but it was alot of fun to just let go and experiment.

I just finished designing and printing the shirts for the Dance conservatory. If you want one email Addison Reese at , but hurry because they're going fast!

I've really been kicking myself for not bringing my camera along with me on my travels. This weekend Wyldlife played an acoustic set at the Balance hair salon in Jersey City. Our singer Dave works as the receptionist there and it was just a really cool place with alot of cool people. The best part was we got free haircuts after our set! If your in Jersey and need a haircut I recommend you hit them up.
Later that evening we went to edge of the Hudson River and got to see the Manhattan skyline from New Jersey. It was breathtaking. I'm so pissed I didn't have my camera.
After the Hudson we ended playing a show on top of a mini ramp in this old warehouse. It was seriously one of the coolest shows I've ever played. We set up on top of the ramp and were just rocking out while people were skating all around us. I almost got hit in the head with a stray board haha.

I've been working hard with the dream team (Alex, Manuel, and Ephraim) tryin to get the Purchase Fall fest shirts printed. I'm really stoked with how theyre coming out. I'll post some photos soon!