Let’s Get Weird

Well look it here, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, October. This Halloween season I have two really fun Minnesota based projects that I am excited to finally share with everyone.

First up is promotional art for the Haunted Basement. Haunted Basement is a annual thrill attraction a marriage of installation art and theatrical set design. It’s super fun and scary. Each year there ask a local artist to do a poster and promo material for the event, and I honored to be asked to do the designs for this year. the them is breakfast as they are operating out of an old General Mills building.

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For the entire year of 2017, my printing friends at Chux has been working with artists to make a shirt designs for every month of the year. Twelve different creators get to spotlight their talents on shirts sold exclusively at local boutique stores, I Like You and I Like You Too. When asked to be involved my only request was to get the month of October. “The Spirit of Minnesota” is my contribution to the Collab series and is available now. Perfect for any Halloween loving Minnesotan!

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Comic Book Roundup

Sorry for the radio silence here. Been a crazy busy summer. So crazy my appendix decided it couldn’t keep up and split. Regardless our summer was filled with a lot of fun and a lot of work. Which I will run down all the cool comic projects I have had going on since I last posted.

Generations: Captain Marvel was released! Had such a blast working with Margaret Stohl and Jordan Boyd on this book. Generations has been a really entertaining series of one shots and was really honored to be a part of it.

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The complete twelve connecting covers of WWE ROYAL RUMBLE variant covers- With previews for everything coming out in comic shops for the rest of the year I can finally show all twelve covers to Boom Studios WWE comic all connected. This project was such a blast to do. Boom is making a limited number of prints of these (seen below) and I it was also announced we are doing another year of connecting covers for this series. Stay tuned for more details on that.

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Celebrating the King of Comics

On Monday August 28th, the comic book community celebrated the 100th birthday of the greatest comic creator to ever put pencil and ink to paper, Jack “King” Kirby. Jack is the co creator of so many characters that are house hold names and forever etched in pop culture history. My pal and fellow comic creator, Phil Hester has been drawing the same number of sketches as number of years Jack would be celebrating if he were still alive. 97, 98, 99…. a massive amount of sketches of Kirby creations with all the proceeds going to the Hero initiative. So this year, with his 100th birthday, I wanted to get involved. I set up shop at The Source Comics & Games early on the morning of August 28th and proceeding to start doing sketch cards. 100 different characters that Jack created or co created. It was a blast. And a ton of hard work. Thanks for pal Erik Burnham for doing help on inks. I couldn’t have wrapped it up without him.

I sold a nice batch at the shop during the day but all remaining sketches were sent to the Hero Initiative to put up on their eBay store. They just put a small amount on there now and will be posting them in small groups till they are gone. Keep tabs on there and put some money to a great cause if you see one you like!

 

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Take a bow Shirt Show

This summer marked the fifth and final Shirt Show. The Shirt Show has been a really fun event put on by some awesome creative types in Minneapolis that involves about 30 designers, illustrators, and all around artist types debut new shirt designs for a one night event. All shirts need to have a Minnesota theme. That’s the only rule. We all create a nice inventory of our designs so we can sell to those who come. There’s a lot of beer and killer times are had. It’s been a pleasure to be involved in this thing since the start, and to see it to it’s end. Here’s my last design called “Buddies”.

 

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All of my designs from all five events have gone on to be available online at Chux Print and also at local stores I LIKE YOU in Minneapolis/St. Paul.