Dec 18, 2009

From Berlin, with love

Floris just sent me a few pictures of the new van Bommel shoe shop in Berlin, where my mural/family tree is going up!

There she is, in all her glory. So rad!

Here's a more recent photo. Such a difference!

Dec 11, 2009

Prints for sale!

Remember almost a year ago when Garry and I tried to sell some awesome prints of my work from the Mundane show? And we were all like, "people will BUY these", and then the economy took a flying nosedive? They're still around folks, and you can get at the last 19 of em through my email at, now that I've joined the modern world and set up a PayPal account.
The prints are 24" square on 80lb. eclipse black paper, signed and numbered. I'm selling em for $35 a piece.

This info is also on, for those of you who have accounts there.

Dec 5, 2009

Dutch dream job

About 6 weeks ago I got a text from Garry that somebody had bought a piece from the Mundane show. ROCK! He didn't know who it was, I guess they hadn't emailed him about it but just ordered through the website. Total mystery.

Later that day I get an email from an address I don't recognize, asking if I'm available for some freelance work: Mr. Floris van Bommel of van Bommel Moergestel, Holland, a 9th generation shoemaker, the same guy who bought my piece and ended up being one of the coolest clients I've ever worked with.

He asked me to make an illustrated version of his family tree, going back to the late 1600's, in whatever style I wanted as long as it had plenty of monsters and alien tentacles. No joke. So sweet. I sent him a sketch just to see how far I could take it, and his only major criticism was that there weren't enough monsters and aliens on it.

Up top here is a microscopic version of the finalized AI file (it'll eventually be blown up to about 14 feet by 6.5 and projected onto the wall/ceiling of a new shop in Berlin) and below are a few detail shots of the ink drawing I scanned in.

This stuff was a ton of fun to do; I don't usually work in Micron pens, so there was a little bit of a learning curve before I could loosen up on some spots.
I'm really happy with how the drawing turned out, and I definitely learned a lot about how to do this kind of thing faster and smarter in the future (so as to leave more time for creative invention and less time for "holy sh**t I gotta finish this in a week ohgodohgodohgodohgod"). Live and learn, right?