Cult Movie Art Book

It’s heeeerrreeee!  I’m so excited to be included in Gallery 1988′s newly released book, Cult Movie Art.  The hardcover book was published by Titan Books and includes some really amazing work by some of my favorite artists.. Not to mention some of my favorite movies.  Win, win, win.

Book signing / release party at Gallery 1988 Melrose on July 10th.

sweet cover

my Pee Wee piece

my Strange Brew pieces

my good friend, Andrew DeGraff’s amazing Goonies series!

I Had a Dream About This Place

Well, it’s finally done!  I’m so excited & honored to once again be participating in Gallery 1988′s Crazy 4 Cult show (and even more excited to be attending the opening this year!)  In past years I’ve based pieces on Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Strange Brew, & Goonies, but this year I wanted to take on one of my favorite movies of all time, Muholland Dr.  The 1st 10 minutes of this movie are beyond scary..

Crazy 4 Cult 5:  I’m Getting Too Old for This Sh*t opens July 8th in LA.

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I Had a Dream About This Place, 2011

22in x 12in, Flashe on wood, sealed in resin

detail of Winkies

detail of bum

Spin Magazine: Start to Finish

UPDATE: August Issue of Spin, now out!

It’s been a bit of a crazy couple of weeks, where I’ve been going (literally) days at a time without ever leaving my studio.  I’ve discovered it’s amazing what one will eat in order to continue day to day without having to actually leave the house to go grocery shopping..

Anyway, I recently did an illo for Spin Magazine’s review of Stephen Malkmus’ new album produced by Beck. A truly 90′s wet dream of a job for me.  Thought it might be fun to try and document the process I go through for a typical editorial job..  Apologies for some of the crappy photos.

Initial ideas & chosen sketch:

Painting process & 3am color correcting

Final illo!

August issue hits stands in July




Crazy 4 Cult 5 Sketches

I’ve been busy in my studio painting my piece for the Crazy 4 Cult 5 show at Gallery 1988, that takes place in July.  Each artist must base their piece on a cult movie that they love, and this year I’m choosing David Lynch’s, Mulholland Drive.  I love Lynch, and I think this movie is a masterpiece.  Smart, funny, creepy, and beautifully shot, I remember seeing it for the first time and wanting to turn around, go back into the theater, buy another ticket, and see it again immediately.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this before.. I usually don’t reveal my piece until it’s complete, but I think the finish will look much different than the sketch, so no harm done.  Everyone seemed to get a laugh out of my initial sketch follies (see post below), so here’s another.  First sketch done while on the subway, the 2nd one my final sketch before the painting.