Friday, July 26, 2013

America's Funniest Home Videos

This is my piece for Gallery 1988's We Made Them Do It art show, which opens tonight in LA.

Gallery 1988 kick-started a trend when they opened in 2004, and this show is their commentary on the flood of pop culture galleries and shows that have sprung up across the country over the last decade. The idea was for artists to take an outlandish or obscure piece of media they thought they'd never see an artistic tribute to, and make it a reality.

I chose Americas Funniest Home Videos, which I think fits the theme perfectly. I don't know why, but I just got this image in my head of Bob Saget looking very serious and distressed right before going out on stage to become the goofy and bad-joke-cracking host we remember him being. It just struck me as really funny to think about the serious and/or human side of such a silly and family-friendly childhood show.

In keeping with the theme of the show, the title of the piece is "You Might Be a Star Tonight," which sounds like it's going for some sort of serious message, but is actually just a line from the show's theme song.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Geek & Sundry Comic Con Artwork

If you're lucky enough to be at Comic Con right now or through the rest of the weekend then you can pick up one of these prints for FREE at the Geek & Sundry lounge at Jolt'n Joe's. I'm not sure what the specifics of their availability are, but I am so excited that I was asked to make this piece for fans to have signed by Felicia Day.

Here are a few photos of Felicia signing them, from the Geek & Sundry Facebook page:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


It's been the talk of the town, and now you can own some Sharknado prints if you're heading to the San Diego Comic Con this week. The prints are an official collaboration between Gallery 1988 and the SyFy network. (I know, spell check, I'm sorry, but they changed the name to have Ys, there's nothing I can do.) I'm pretty excited to be a part of this cultural phenomenon in some small way. There are three prints available, and above is the one I contributed.

I watched the movie before starting on the drawing, and while my friends and I are no strangers to seeking out the worst and most obscure movies to enjoy, I have to say that Sharknado was a unique experience. I think that's mainly because it's a low budget movie that is very purposefully silly and over-the-top. At first that may sound obvious, but in my experience these kinds of movies are either one or the other, meaning that they are either: A) very low budget but a genuine attempt at serious film making, or B) regular budget with intentional silliness that may try to parody low budget. Both types usually create unintentional humor, which is why they make for fun watching with friends.

Anyway, that's probably way too much analysis. Enjoy some cool artwork at Comic Con, and if you feel like it, mail a poor, east-coast dwelling artist any extra convention exclusives you may get!