Monday, April 14, 2014

Universal Studios Prop Rental

My first day in L.A. I went with Todd to return some rentals to the Universal Studios Prop House and we wandered around for a little while checking the wares. They have at least one of everything. When I'm abroad I try to visit local city museums, which are often wonderfully idiosyncratic. This felt like a version of that. Ancient artifacts, somewhat random, somewhat strange. But LA.

So, plastic ice cream:
Saint Francis droning on about the languages of the birds. Sir Francis Haddock getting fed up with his bullshit and wandering off to go see if the Wolfman has any spare change:
Nah, man. No change, sorry. Good luck, though.
What? The languages of what? Hello? Hello? There's no dial tone on this thing. Hello?

Saint Francis also talks to cats.
And to... uh... frogs? Beaked lizards? What is this thing? I don't know, but I like the little orange suit.

Fake chemicals:

Disembodied nervous systems:

Happy skeleton, bemused musculature.

Skulls come in all variety of creepy.

Foam man, sleeping.

Fake blood samples for sudden world-wide zombie epidemic blockbuster emergency room scene:

Etc.

Piles of fake casualties for same:


and lastly, a blank mannikin head. I felt very at home.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The End in L.A.

I'll be in L.A. this weekend for the L.A. Book Awards. The End was nominated in the comic and graphic novel category. I'll also be on a panel at the LA Book Festival, Saturday at noon, with Mimi Pond, Ben Katchor and Vanessa Davis... and signing books and the like. Come say hello.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cut Fold Crumple Paste

The Spring show opens at Lula tomorrow night, Tuesday, the 11th. The show features artists using paper in various ways other than (or in addition to) just drawing or painting on it. Work by Emilie Plateau, Lilli Carre, Cheryl Weaver, Kayla Risko and Marijpol (all pictured) as well as Stephen Eichhorn, Sara Drake and Diana Guerrero-MaciĆ”. Opening reception is from 6-9. More here.




Tuesday, February 18, 2014