I've just hung a new show of 13 cutouts at Cafe Plume on Mt. Royal street. They will be up until the new year so go have a look and pick me up a tall americano while you are at it.
First I got the brief from the publisher, the title (which was different at the time), and fortunately two stories to get a feel for the collection. So I went to the sketchbook and then pitched a bunch of concepts:
These concepts were well received by the editors and the author but in my email I also mentioned that if they wanted, I could also do a delinquent Hardy-boys cut-out style cover. They all jumped at that idea so another sketch:
This version was approved so I moved on to the actual cut-out, larger but to scale:
Recent commission for a fella who works with choppers.
Johnny Radelat drumming the hell out of Gary Clark Jrs sweet set Osheaga 2015.
This was the view occasioned upon me at one of the Father John Show's I've seen. I won't tell you why the sky was that color. I've a few Osheaga pieces in the pipeline.
An alternatecutout to one of my pieces for Internet Romance or Sex Sells series that is forthcoming... some She-Hulk waking up to bash bash.
There's a lot of horsepower under that hood.
First thing I do after getting at least two more dads on board is to name our japanese-fast-metal-gosh-core-electro band Crystal Dads. This will be our first album cover.
A few of the costumes I built this year. I helped dress 6 folks out and about this Halloween.
I'm loaded down with heaps of fresh completed pieces, they are all yet to be scanned...
Summer is dead, this hunk won't be swimming much any longer...
I'll be throwing a high res version of this one on my site soon. The back was a bit of a tricky mess, quite a lot of small color detail.
I am selling framed paper cutout Trained Masks. I am also doing custom kid's names as a great gift ideas.
I won't send framed prints out of town any longer, too many problems for shipping but I can send them unframed. You can see all the trains on my site proper under Trained Masks.
8x10 Unframed: $40 // Framed $50 // add $5 for custom names
The great up and coming literary journal Cosmonauts Avenue commissioned some art from me for their latest issue. They have some very talented people on board and I was happy to be a part of it. There is a new section on my web site proper with all 27 of the train masks.
When work is slow play is fast, when playing fast I get slow. All that to say, I have a bunch of 90% finished work in the batters box. Here is a taste.
I've got a new series of trains-masks coming up very shortly. Here is a sneak preview...