Thursday, December 28, 2006
Post Christmas I recieved a copy of a dutch magazine 'Reload' which I appear in along with luminaries Nick Walker and D*Face.
Good Company, nice spread, can't read a fucking word mind.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Well thats almost it for 2006, its been pretty hectic....got a few things on the boil for the 07, mainly becoming a Dad.
So merry christmas to all and the happiest of new years.....it will be for me.
( Peace and good will, is a straw drunkenly shoved up your nose. )
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Some lad in the US of A, had some of my older tree ramblings tattooed on his person. I hope they treat him well and bring him luck, the originals were drawn in a miserable point in my life, so are imbued with alot of hate and bitterness, I hope they don't bear similar tidings for you.
He has more on the other side, and wishes me to finish the design of for him, I'll be honest it does freak me right out that someone would want my shit tattooed on their body, i just hope as an old and perhaps wiser man, he can still look upon these and be reminded of a good time in his life.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
This really bummed me out, but the dude had a long creative life.
Joesph Barbera RIP
Monday, December 18, 2006
Never smoked crack in my life.....not about too now, not even if this guy is asking.
Is the bad shit always bad....click above to see my ponderings.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
This is all part of a mini exhibit as part of a bigger show, local to me. A nice lad shylocked me into showing some work, so here it is. Schomberg Gallery, Colchester.
I am really into to these drawings, one colour, free reign, sometimes I get bummed out at how colour sometimes ruins what your going for. I prefer how clean it is, how its so binary, and allows your eyes little choice.
This board is a tribute to Marc Mckee's Jovontae Turner Board from back in 1992, I don't know why I made this and the other guy at the top, I just really liked how Mckee was tackling racial issues so directly, almost side stepping the social commentary, I just like the fact that both Jovontae and Marc obviously were poking fun at political correctness, its kind of great, just like how Richard Pryor / Eddie Murphy / Dave Chappelle would and still do.
Of late I have been really into exploring the often forgotten racial stereotypes perpetuated by 1930's/40's/50's animation, especially through Warner Brothers canon of work and other smaller independents like Felix the Cat.
Hey, I am not trying to read polictial and social attrocities into my work, I just think its amazing, how extreme all these examples were, from the house maid in Tom and Jerry or even how Disney was drafted into demonise all sorts of characters during Americas war efforts in late 30's.
It's just funny how propaganda hasn't really moved on. I don't really take politcal stand points, not because I don't have any, only because I don't feel I am in any position to be voicing them, and don't really believe it should take a place in "art", or more to the point, the kind of stuff myself and others like me do, but you can't deny its presence, in everything we look at from the flags we follow, to the religions we worship, to our peers in power, Art and politics remain synonomous, no matter how much you shy way from it, sometimes, and even for a dullard like me theres no where left to hide.
If you get a moment, I found this interesting. Go back from that link and check out the entire site.
Anyway if you about check out the work, its on St. Johns Street, Colchester. There are loads of other bits in there that might take your fancy too, not just my junk.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
You know what they say?
Photo by Jim Walker, a show opens locally tommorow night with some new bits in. Photos soon.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Morning Bike ride turned into a paint session.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
The process of winning black hearts and troubled minds.
Monday, December 04, 2006
More magzines out with my crap in...check 'Whitelines' this month, its a snowboard magazine. It's a neat write up and pics, but I ain't ever seen no snow.
Concrete slopes only for me, cheers Ed for letting me schralp my schtick in the mag, Boss!