Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Custom Book Covers

Timeout put my custom book covers for This Side of Paradise by Fitzgerald, Bullet Park by Cheever, and Pigeon Feathers by Updike in their Holiday Gift Guide Slideshow. Their pic is better than any of mine so check it out.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Faces of Death Shirt 2010

Another F.O.D. shirt is available. Check out what Juxtapoz says about it. They've got the links for purchase.
I did Solomon Burke.
Jolie did Art Linkletter.
BANOS bros Mike and Derick did Robert Culp and Jimmy Dean.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Live Portraits

This is what I did on Saturday. Forgot to post about it beforehand. It was fun.

One girl who had seen the flyer came ready with a picture of Phil Spector wearing the hat that Aretha Franklin wore to the inauguration and had me draw it:


Next weekend I'll be at the Greenpoint Craftastic Spectacular. I will draw anything you want.

Monday, November 29, 2010


This is all Rapidograph. It's hard to figure out where to stop detailing when
I use them. I think this works though.

Ray Bradbury

Used my typical brush pen for most of this, then added some detail and
shading with the Rapidograph. I think it came out pretty good.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Drawings at 4 (I think) locations

In God We Trust has author portraits, drawings of fashion designers, and custom book covers at their Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Manhattan locations. You can buy them there, you can commission work through the store, or you can just look at the drawings and then buy some tights or a winter coat or something. Location links below. 

In God We Trust
265 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-9010

Lower East Side
153 Ludlow St # 1
New York, NY 10002-2241
(212) 228-1055

70 Greenpoint Avenue
NY 11222-3889
(718) 389-3545

135 Wythe Avenue
NY 11211
(718) 388-2012

Radio Show Portraits

I've been doing illos for a radio show in Sweden Germany. Here are some of them.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hip-Hop Headwear for Sale

You can get a print of the Hip-Hop Headwear drawings I did for the Believer via Compound Gallery. Cheap!  You can also purchase the framed drawings as original art. Check it out here.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Live Portraits Tonight

Tonight I'll be at In God We Trust's Greenpoint location at 70 Greenpoint Ave for this party, drawing people or drawing whatever people with 20 bucks want me to draw. I'm having cards printed as I write this to give out. I'm getting 4 different ones made. Here's one of them:

Come tonight and collect all four PGCs (Promotional Gelgud Cards)! And get your portrait drawn! Or just come to party! There is also going to be swag I think and straight razor shaves and Free Tattos. And also free tequila. Why did I say that last?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Roger Ebert Meets Charles Bukowski

The new Smoke Signal all-comics newspaper is out. You can pick one up in Brooklyn at Desert Island on 540 Metropolitan (and a few other places, like Daddy's) for free. You can also mail order one. Here are the first few panels of my contribution to this great publication:

Gabe Fowler of Desert Island is unstoppable. When I first met him he was all "I'm gonna open a comics shop." Yeah, right. Five months later a mutual friend was asking me "Have you been to Gabe's store yet? It opened last week." A few months after that he was all "I'm gonna publish a free, all-comics newspaper with both unknown talent and established comics masters." Okay, Gabe, sure. Three months later the first issue was out. Around that time he was all "I wanna have a comics festival in Brooklyn." I thought he was thinking out loud, fantasizing. Three months later the first installment of this happened, and the next one is happening in December, with special guests already lined up. If Gabe wasn't playing for the good guys, we'd all be in serious trouble.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Covers

Pretty soon you'll be able to buy stuff I've drawn at In God We Trust stores, including my series of Book Covers as Original Art. There will also be affordable portraits of authors and another series of portraits that's still in the works. Prints will eventually be available also.

In the meantime, if you're interested in getting a custom book cover go here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Iconic Headwear of Hip-Hop in the Believer

Pick up the July issue of The Believer to see 13 new drawings. Here's a sample.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sheed looks good in green

Rasheed Wallace
Middle name: Abdul
NBA record for: Most technical fouls
Former member of: Portland Jailblazers

Carson McCullers

Two Cans of Beer

Drawn at Commodore happy hour about a month ago.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Smoke Signal #5: Bangs in Jamaica

Pick up the new issue of Smoke Signal to read about Lester Bangs' '77 trip to Jamaica. Co-starring Bob Marley and Lee Perry. Get it at Desert Island or various locations around Brooklyn. It's all comics, and it's free. If you don't live in NYC and want one, pretty soon they'll have it up on their web shop, where you can get it for the price of postage.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Group Show of Drawings

I have a drawing in this group show. The party is Friday, aka tomorrow. It's 40+ artists I think, all with one piece. Hopefully most of the pieces will be drawings, but I think they are free to interpret the name of the show, Drawing of the Year, however they like.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Landmarks T-Shirt Drawn by Yours Truly

I drew the Cyclone, the Bank Building at One Hanson, Grand Army Plaza, Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Domino building for this t-shirt by Brooklyn Novelty. (They did that Williamsburg tote you've seen.)
You can buy one here. Men's and women's!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Derick, Make Some More Popcorn

Results from last month's B(A)NO{S} meeting have been posted on the B(A)NO{S} blog here.

B(A)NO{S} = Boys Art Night Out Society.
It's a small art club I joined earlier this year.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Giggles Flyer

My second flyer for Don Stahl's comey extravaganza. Giggles!

Alice Cooper

From the Celebrity Fans of the NBA series.

Slinging Brews

From the Celebrity Fans of the NBA series.

Jack Nicholson and Lou Adler

From the Celebrity Fans of the NBA series.

Dick Cavett

Commodore Drink Menu

You can kinda see a new project in this pic I found on Yelp. It's the placemat at the killer new bar, The Commodore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I did the drink illos, my main man Mike Reddy did the building. Milton and Derick (I think) did the layout. COCKTAILS! Let's do this.

Just Text

All I did for this Des Ark tour poster was the cursive text. Looks pretty good though. Poster by Janelle Pietrzak.