May 26, 2011
May 26, 2011
February 14, 2011
There’s no way to make amends.
But I’m always thinking of the one way how.
Just in case.
Or by print. Buy print from the best:
For the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.
Short stack. Nike Snowboarding.
Alice Waters. These are all for Zaaz Creative. I’m still confused about what they are, but I’m told it’s all good stuff.
Bill and Melinda Gates.
And Muhammad Yunus. Microedit: Great service to poor countries, difficult translation in the illustration department.
Not to complain.
The good people at Thatcher’s Coffee have delicious treats and an absolutely massive chalkboard.
My swags are dry.
But the needles are still sharp.
April 15, 2009
Arto and Glenn.
I can’t say that we’ve all done our best,
but at least we didn’t fall behind.
March 17, 2009
February 1, 2009
Recently I was in a meeting of sorts. And as meetings tend to go for me, I was given the business. ”Screaming, teenaged boy”, was the charming description I received about what I do here, repeated about eight times throughout the discussion. I took immediate offense of course, I didn’t ask for any opinion, no grade requests were dropped on his desk, not even close. But before I was able to muscle through the tears to plead my case, I was also told that I am too sensitive and emotionally attached to my work. That once you offer it to the commercial, physical world you have to accept whatever insights (outright smears) anyone might offer, and if you can’t handle it, then it is time to move on to other endeavors. Well… Fine, and I am in honest when I say I accept this. But understand this, those who cavalierly comment on others’ hard work without any real thought to the effort and courage it takes to turn art out. It may just be penguin dreams and boner jokes to you, but there is a reason for all of it. There are some committed to the possibilities art has to make people happy, bring god fearing/god less people together to celebrate irrational, romantic, dangerous ideas in the face of irrational, romantic, dangerous times. And when times are tough as they are, it is always the art world which is first to have to fight against elimination, because of supposed frivolity. If that’s not personal, I don’t know what is. But I can take it. Mister.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and I am regressing. I saw a large man in carhaart gear walking with a six-pack of Hamm’s, two of which were missing, past my window. There goes someone on his way out of the harsh judgement of the unfun, sports hating, Portland atmosphere, I thought, and into a wonderful world of carefree football viewing. Where bowls of chips arrive, seemingly from the heavens. And hotdogs shower upon you from the exposed light bulb sky. He was so beautiful to me I nearly fainted.
January 1, 2009
The universes can’t have you.
Yap yap yap
This was good.
I had the lord to keep me warm.
But it’s over now, and the melt water molasses and silt spittle is all we have left.
Chains on your tires won’t keep you sane. Nibs in the rubber wale won’t curb your slip.
Oh no, oh no.
I loves my tree, and I loves me critters.
But sometimes love just ain’t enough.
Sometimes it’s too much.
What a ham.
Hams all around me.
Sketches are sketches and should remain sketches.
Lips like cucumber jello
bones bulge like pocket change.
bloat and progress
deflate and regress.
I kneeled in the dirt berm to thumb down the earth burgles.
And was pantsed.
By a neighbor.
I’ll sing em all.
And we’ll stay all night.
It’s New Year’s Eve! Kiss a stranger and tell the world.
December 5, 2008
November 21, 2008
October 28, 2008
This is Matthew and he plays some pianos in Portland. Don’t ask him to find your waitress, or else he will ignore you in a way you won’t soon forget.
This is his new logo, and it’s fabulous. Hire him to play your wedding, or bloodletting ceremony.
And having writ moves on.
“Red wine 4 president.”
I’m collecting an army of important weirdos.
Lookie! Do you want one? Do you really?
If you can’t nib me, jib me.