Tuesday, December 28, 2010

LOOK AT THE WORLD

I found some old drawings from my youth while digging through our family storage stuff this past weekend:


This one below is a letter I wrote to my mom expressing my feelings. I especially like the bomb contraption drawn on the front:


And then a humble family portrait, also including Link from Zelda:

What A World! My work hasn't changed all that much.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

winter 'nuts

Happy holidays and new year, y'all!

New Chicago Comics exhibition at the MCA

Holy Moly! This January at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, I'm going to be showing some of my comics pages, drawings, and animation work in an exhibit called (as you may have already guessed) New Chicago Comics. I'm to be showing work alongside Jeffrey Brown, Paul Hornschemeier, and Anders Nilsen. When I first moved to Chicago to go to college nine years ago, finding the work of these Chicago fellows got me really excited about the different possible forms of comics and the idea of self-publishing, and needless to say it's quite an honor to be able to be in this show with them.

Here's the skinny on the time and place:

January 8 – 30, 2011

Exhibition preview in conjunction with First Fridays
January 7, 6–10 pm
21 and over only—strictly enforced!
$18 general admission, $13 advance tickets, $10 MCA members

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312.280.2660

newcity top 5

My artist residency show at Spudnik Press made the Newcity Top 5 of Everything 2010 list, in their Top 5 Solo Exhibitions category!

Here is da link:

http://art.newcity.com/2010/12/21/the-top-5-of-everything-2010-art

Friday, December 17, 2010

believer magazine mastheads




In addition to my comic strip Anemone that runs in the Believer Magazine comics section, I've been designing the masthead for that section for the past few issues. It's been fun to think of different ways to write the word 'comics' for each issue.

man vs. butterfly

An illustration that didn't end up getting used. All that meticulously drawn grass, sigh...

Monday, December 6, 2010

post-it VI





Post-It show 6 opens this Saturday at GR2 in LA, and was put together by Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd. Here are a couple of the post-its I made for it. The yellow ones are tiny, at 2 x 2".