I’ve got two pieces in the upcoming 3rd Annual Group Art Show at the Urban Folk Art Gallery opening this Friday 7-10pm. It’s some seriously spooky spooky art. Here are the two 11″ x 17″ side by side.
See them larger here.
They’re both for sale. If you are interested do let me know.
And here are some more details:
In case you didn’t know, the Urban Folk Art gallery is my buddy Adam’s Suerte’s gallery right next to his amazing Brooklyn Tattoo tattoo parlor.
I love when people let me paint things on their walls.
Some friends of mine (who also happen to be owners of my favorite Brooklyn bars Owl Farm, Mission Dolores, and BGH) are opening a new bar in Bed-Stuy called Glorietta Baldy on 502 Franklin Ave. They have this wonderful bit of red wall in the back near their pinball machines and kindly asked me to paint something.
So yesterday I spent a few hours doing this:
And then, I got to do this:
The only this missing was a beer! They should have all that up and running in a week or so. Check their site of their Facebook page and be one of the first to pose next to Queen Kitty!
Want me to paint on your wall? Just ask!
I have done a whole lot of it you can see right here.
And one more view of the mural. Being in a corner with funny light you really have to see it in person. I highly recommend doing so with a drink in hand.
Brooklyn Boulders and I recently had our first event for Everyone Is Climbing. Wooooo hooooo!
We’re doing our next book event at Brooklyn Boulders’ new gym in Somerville, Massachusetts BKB Somerville this Saturday the 28th from noon to 2pm.
Before reading the book, I showed the kiddos how to draw some climbing gear. Some very quicks studies in the group. This little one nailed drawing a bunch of rope.
And then we did what I was maybe more excited about than reading the book: learning how to tie climbing knots with candy.
Best way to learn. Just too much fun overall. Hope to see you in Somerville!
This month with Brooklyn Based I got to hang out with Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney. Turns out besides her great taste, she also cracks me up and is real fun to draw.
You can read the whole interview here.
This Saturday the first book that I both wrote and illustrated EVERYONE IS CLIMBING is officially for sale! It is all about my most favorite thing to do when I’m not in the studio or with Casey: rock climbing. Please join me at Brooklyn Boulders for the launch this Saturday at 10 AM for reading, drawing, and tying knots with red vines.
The book is a bit unusual as it is a collaboration between NYC’s premier rock climbing gym Brooklyn Boulders and myself. Last year they commissioned me to do a bunch of climbing cartoons for their blog. Here’s one:
These got us talking about making a children’s book about climbing, which just happens to be something I’ve wanted to do since I’ve been a little kiddo tied to a rock wall.
The process, from sketching…
To me going climbing again and again for inspiration…
To writing the book and making the finished art…
Has been a BLAST.
So please join me this Saturday, tell your friends, and/or just go climbing! This book is currently only being sold through Brooklyn Boulders, so if you’d like a copy contact the folks at Brooklyn Boulders here. You can also see more about the book on the site they created for it everyoneisclimbing.com
I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.
Oh, did I mention the book also features a handy diagram for tying a figure 8 knot?
AND and climbing pattern I’ve designed as endpapers? (Fabric people–you can go right ahead and contact me about licensing that guy.)
SEE YOU SATURDAY!
This month, for my ongoing 5 Questions/1 Drawing series with Brooklyn Based, I got to be a pretend sports journalist again and interview Brooklyn Cyclone LJ Mazzilli. I had a great time going to Cyclones stadium in Coney Island, seeing batting practice, and watching them take on the Connecticut Tigers.
I also saw what might be the unofficial Cyclones home field secret: having the visiting team hit Nathan’s Hot Dogs before the game. I saw a whole crew of Tigers loading up on dogs in between batting practice and the game. Dangerous! How can you hit fastball with stomach full of dogs? (The Tigers did win. So I guess that’s how.)
ALSO, being off in Greece and all last month I wasn’t able to post my Brooklyn Based interview/drawing of my good friend and amazing author Clay Chapman all about his life in Brooklyn and hilarious new middle grade book THE TRIBE: Homeroom Headhunters. Read that here and see the illustration below.
I just started a new Tumblr ReallyFamousArt.com where I paint it all.
It’s just too much fun ripping off master work.
Send requests please.
Tomorrow, Thursday, three other really really funny people (and I) will be telling some stories at Brooklyn Brewery. It’s all part of their monthly Funny Story program which is co-curated by comedian Tom Shillue and Brooklyn Based.
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets cost $10 (which gets you a seat and a free beer.)
For all of the info please go here.
Tomorrow Casey and I are off to Greece for some honeymooning!
Above is one of the many sights we hope to see.
Be back in July!
Over the years, I’ve done a bunch of work for my friends over at Meridian Hill Pictures in DC. I was really excited when they asked me to make a design for a compilation DVD of their favorite short films from their first two years. The case was screenprinted by Tender Loving Empire in Portland, OR and it looks like they did a real nice job.
You can purchase the DVD (and it’s case) through Meridian Hill Pictures for just $20 here. You also might notice on the Meridian Hill site how a ton of the art is by Casey and I. It is.