gallery 1988 : bust’d

here’s the first look at “bust’d”, my new solo show at gallery 1988.

back in 2004, as a time-killer between day-job projects, i created a series of notecard-sized pop culture busts. taking inspiration from comics, films, and tv, i took them to cons and sat them beside the ‘zine my buddies and i were dutifully publishing. the busts quickly became my calling card and over the years, folks would visit my table to see what new characters i had illustrated.

flash forward to 2013. when gallery 1988 offered me a solo show, i realized that it had been almost ten (!) years since i started to create those original pieces. i saw the opportunity to create a fresh new series of busts that reflect my current style and serve as a throwback to my early work.

all pieces will be 8″x8″ screenprints with low editions. there will be 1/1 metal editions available for some of the characters as well as the original sketches i used to create the prints. i’ll also be bringing a few original pieces that i’m finishing as i speak.

so proud to finally start showing these guys off. hope to see you at the opening next friday night.

> “bust’d” show info
opening: friday, october 3, 2014 7–10PM
location: gallery 1988 : west
address: 7038 melrose / los angeles, CA 90046
availability: prints remaining after opening will be available online

marvel : deathlok #2 : variant cover


well, cross one off the bucket list.

i had a double dose of good fortune today as my first illustrated cover for marvel comics (a long-standing goal of mine), premiered on entertainment weekly.

the cover is a variant for marvel‘s all-new deathlok series that kicks off with issue #1 at the end of october. issue #2 will follow in late november.

huge thanks to marvel editors jon moisan, tom brevoort and jacob thomas for making this happen.

info•rama : insects & spiders


here’s a look at another print from info•rama, my two-man exhibit with kevin tong at phone booth gallery.

my love/hate relationship with insects and spiders (love to study them/hate to see them in my house) compelled me to create this print showcasing a variety of north american creepy crawlies.

all remaining prints are now available for purchase here.

> info•rama
show dates: august 23, – september 17, 2014
location: phone booth gallery
address: 2533 e. broadway / long beach, CA 90803
availability: online sale

> “insects & spiders” info
size: 18″ x 24″
medium: 4-color screenprint
stock: french pop*tone lemon drop 100C
edition: limited, 80

info•rama : transcontinental railroad




here’s my personal favorite print from info•rama, the two-man exhibit that kevin tong and i opened at phone booth gallery this past weekend.

inspiration for this one struck as my son (a 6-year-old train junkie) and i perused a local used bookstore in hopes of finding any volumes on locomotives. a few weeks later, after research collection, distillation and application, i showed the finished piece to him. he bluntly informed me that he would have preferred a diesel train to have been featured. so, there’s an idea for info•rama 2, i guess.

the show opening was a huge success and we’re overwhelmed by the amount of press coverage (huge thanks to nerdist.com for revealing this one) and support we’ve received for this project. thank you all.

all remaining prints are now available for purchase here.

> info•rama
show dates: august 23, – september 17, 2014
location: phone booth gallery
address: 2533 e. broadway / long beach, CA 90803
availability: online sale

> “transcontinental railroad” info
size: 36″ x 12″
medium: 4-color screenprint
stock: cougar natural 100C
edition: limited, 90

info•rama : stegosaurus



kevin tong and i are really excited to share our first ever collaborative screenprint with you folks.

kevin created a rampaging tyrannosaurus to mirror my defensive stegosaurus. they’ll both be available as single prints, or as a jurassic-sized 36″x 24″ combined poster at info•rama, our two-man show that opens at at phone booth gallery this weekend.

special thanks to omg posters for revealing these prints today.

> info•rama
show opening: saturday, august 23, 2014
location: phone booth gallery
address: 2533 e. broadway / long beach, CA 90803
opening reception: 7–10PM
rsvp: facebook event page

> “stegosaurus” info
size: 18″ x 24″
medium: 4-color screenprint
stock: french speckletone cream 80C
edition: limited, 100

> “stegosaurus/t-rex” info
size: 36″ x 24″
medium: 5-color screenprint
stock: french speckletone cream 80C
edition: limited, 50