Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This is what I look like. Sort of.

Not really. Sort of. I was recently tasked with drawing a new self portrait for D&Q.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Game poster/mini

I recently reprinted The Game, the fully painted strip I contributed to the giant sized Kramer's Ergot #7. I'm releasing it as a folded up, two-sided poster. The original strip, as it appeared in Kramer's was three pages. The poster version includes a fourth page, a sort of extended ending that I left off the original for a variety of reasons. The strip will be available in various comic and specialty book stores, and is now available, also, here. For the first week or so postage will be free.

Included with it also, and indeed included with every order from the picture store while supplies last, will be a Big Questions Trading Card (1 of 24) I recently made.

Also, prices on a couple of prints are temporarily reduced. So, all in all, so many reasons to go there and order some stuff.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Over the last several weeks I have been busily drawing on top of a number of half finished paintings given me by Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi of Sonnenzimmer. The opening reception for the resulting show is being held at Fill In The Blank Gallery this Friday, the 20th of May, from 7-11. above is an unfinished painting, below are details of several more. You can read more about what the hell we were thinking here. The process has been, by turns, a delight, an ordeal, an education... It has turned out to be a vigorous conversation–and at times a vicious internal argument–between abstraction and representation, between painting and drawing, and between playfulness and planning. Come listen in. 5038 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How Chicago Are You?

I'll be part of a panel talk this evening (6-8) about how and whether the peculiarities of a place (Chicago, in this specific instance) influences the art that happens there. The talk is at the Graham Foundation, which concerns itself with architecture, primarily, though the panel draws from and is intended to address all sorts of disciplines. Leading up to the event we were asked to take some pictures of the city that might bear on what we think about the topic. Below are some of the pictures I'll be showing. Come by to hear what I have to say about them. (The second to last one is hard to read--it's a picture of two long rows of brand new parking meters in a vast, abandoned, perhaps 6-8 square block area of abandoned lots).