The work is so killer, so happy to be in a show along side these amazing people - thank you Robbie (+David) !
“One Page” A Comic Show
Coinciding with Emerald City Comic Con, Roq la Rue presents One Page, A Comic Show.
One Page is a group show featuring contemporary and comic book artists,
showing in the gallery at the same time. Each artist will be producing a
one page comic with a short story, similar to what you would see in the
Curator Robbie Lowery says: “I originally got the idea from Ryan
Heshka who had shown at Roq la Rue a couple years ago and included a
couple pieces that were short, stand alone comics. Such a great idea.
Now if you’ve ever been to a comic con, you’ve probably seen some
artists selling original comic pages from books they have illustrated.
While the pages are usually awesome, a lot of times there isn’t any
context to the page when removed from the other pages, especially if
there is dialog. I wanted to give comic artists the chance to display a
full comic in one page, rather than two dozen. The comics have to
include original characters. Sorry, no Batman!”
Contributing artists include; Ashley Wood, Sail, Ryan Heshka, Rufus
Dayglo, Nico Delort, Andrew MacLean, Matthew Dunn, Veronica Fish, Audrey
Kawasaki, Syd Bee, Travis Lampe, Jim Mahfood, Julian Callos, Rosemary
Valero-O’Connel, Hope Larson, Julia Gfrörer, Leonard Brizuela, Dan
McCarthy, Farel Dalrymple, Allison Sommers, Ben Rankel, Brendan Larson,
Syd Bee, and Casey Weldon.
Here the original sketch that I blew up, went over with sharpie and lightboxed.
This isn't really music to paint to because you can't paint and dance at the same time...
When I was a kid in the early 90s, music and fashion like this ruled my life.
I was a devoted "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" fan, owned photobooks by Jamal Shabazz, and tried to dance like Savion Glover when he was on Sesame Street.
My mom exposed me to the 70s/80s New York dance scene believe it or not, she was a professional dancer herself and possesses and extensive knowledge of people like the Nichols Brothers, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and even owns a pair of Gregory Hines' tap shoes.
I used to watch this old tape on the history of dance ("That's Entertainment 1974"). It was hosted by a then-old but still handsome Gene Kelly, taking you chronologically from the earliest records of dance up until present day.
Of course, "Present Day" meant 1974, and the video closed with a fantastic breakdance scene, filming actual teens in the Bronx dancing for fun after school.
Also - film people - if you haven't seen "Paris is Burning" - you must!
Owari Taiko 『尾張太鼓』is
a 250 year old style of drumming originating in Owari, outside Nagoya,
Japan. The double drums 『太鼓』are accompanied by shakuhachi 『尺八』flute
playing and were performed at shrines during the autumn harvests.
My teachers Murase sensei (flute) and Kodama sensei (front)!
They gave me my first lessons and set of bachi.
I found Murase's daughter's wedding on Youtube! Miss those guys.
I had no idea her husband was also an amazing drummer!
Junior Taiko Competition - Aichi-ken
Owari Taiko practice video
Murase sensei gave me a DVD to practice with and wouldn't you know it, I came across a video of the SAME guy! My DVD is a copy of a very dated (like 1995ish?) VHS - so it was so cool to see the SAME GUY years later!
This particular drum beat is the hardest in the series and I have significant trouble with it. But I'll get it someday.
I recently did this tiny little painting (4.25" x 6") for Gallery 1988's Postcard Correspondence show opening on March 20th,running through April 4th.
They asked that the artists create a postcard from a fictional place or somewhere that exists within pop culture. It was a great idea and I was so happy they asked me to participate.
I chose STAR WORLD from Super Mario Brothers for SNES! Star World is the place that lets you access secret levels and then if you beat all 5 points on the star it opens up the STAR ROAD portal! That's the little star on top of the hill's head :)
My sisters and I spent many hours desperately trying to beat this sucker. I think we did once? Can't remember...
We are so excited that Pirates of Mars is available on Comixology!
Even though this graphic novel was originally published in black and white in 2010, we colorized it for our digital launch (maybe we can find a good color printer in the future) and will be releasing 3 giant-size 33page issues every month!
Then after volume 1 wraps and the color trade paperback is released, we'll be moving on to volume 2 in the summer with ALL NEW CONTENT! YAY!
And then hopefully volume 3 ... - will there be a 4?