That Friday will be the opening of my twin brother & I's art show:
THERE ARE TWO OF ME
We'll be returning to our hometown of Harlingen, TX & showing at the same, wonderful location I had my first, solo art show almost two years ago, the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum. We have a LOT of fun things planned for opening night, so I truly hope you ALL can make the trek down to South Texas for this special occasion. You can even enjoy South Padre Island & Mexico (the safe spots;) afterwards which I plan on doing! The exhibit will run thru mid November, so you'll have time to experience it firsthand, but again, opening night will be where it's at, yo!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram will I'll be showing sneak peeks/process shots of the art & be sure to follow Lance too! We're super excited to get ALL NEW art in front of your eyeballs & share this strange story we have planned....
COMICPALOOZA was seriously a good time & my brother & I somehow survived the "Great Memorial Day Flood of Houston"(thanks to the perfect driving & care of Sarah B!) only to return to Austin which was also completely under water. Luckily, we are safe & sound & truly hope that everyone affected by all this ridiculous, Texas rain are staying dry & unharmed as well. The summer sun has finally come out to dry things up & with this sweat-filled weather that's making it's way to most of us, I thought it's a good time to add some HOT, new items to my online store to hopefully make you & your walls COOLER, yo! Let's share some of the goodies, shall we?!
As I mentioned above, COMICPALOOZA was super great! You may remember from my previous post, I created a new "Monster MugShot" from one of the truly scariest movies of all time since the actress who portrayed this character was a guest at the con. Well, this monster is now available in my store & I hope all you amazing people who are collecting the whole MugShot series will welcome her...REGAN MacNEIL!:
So, Linda Blair herself LOVED this "Regan" art! Enough that she sent her assistant to my table to tell me she wanted to meet me...way too cool! She refused to spit pea soup on me though :(, BUT she DOES now have this "photo" available at her table when she appears at conventions now! HONORED!
Next up are three prints to kick off a new series called "COMIC CREEPS". Like my "Monster MugShots", this will be an ongoing series which I will slowly add to throughout my strange life. All 11"x 17" prints waiting to creep on your walls..."Deadcool", "The Stranger" & "Wolvie Walker"...:
Ryan Reynolds, Benedict Cumberbatch & Hugh Jackman have never looked so good!
I've also added some newer prints of different sizes of some older work I've done that have never been prints before today!...FUN!! Here's what these look like:
And getting to even more monsters, I know a lot of you, like me, are HUGE fans of Clive Barker & his monster-filled, 1990 classic, NIGHTBREED, so of course I didn't forget about YOU! I recently went to the gates of Midian where two of my favorite occupants were hanging out. Well, I quickly sketched them out using ONLY the light of the moon & THIS is what came from it:
BUT, there's something special about these "prints". Not only are they LIMITED TO ONLY 10, but ALL ten of them are hand embellished. That's right, my right hand has colored the BIG moon looming over the heads of Kinksi & Peloquin:
it also scratched my name in the lower left side of the print AND it hand numbered & drew/colored another TINY moon in the bottom right corner....HANDTASTIC!:
All prints will have slight differences since they're colored individually making them all unique & one of a kind. These are SUPER RARE & once they're gone, they're gone for good, kiddos! Bring the 'Moon of Midian' home to you & know only NINE other people will be staring at that same moon...how romantic!
Hey, PINHEAD! No...not the freak from Hellraiser (although he IS included in this batch), but the freaks that like to pin buttons to their jacket/hat/shirt/backpack/face/european-carry-all/skin/purse/head/WHATEVER!...I've added some limited, 1.25" buttons that will look lovely wherever you decide to pin them. All buttons come on a "PINHEAD!" backer card signed by my shaky hand. You can collect all the buttons, keep them on the backer card & START A PINHEAD ARMY!...that's idiotic FUN!! With SIX designs to choose from, you're guaranteed to like something!:
Finally, I've added my 'Bad Connection' 4" stickers that you can add to spruce up any bland surface:
as well as stocked a few 'SOLD OUT' prints like my popular "T'rT: SAM!" print:
Hopefully there's something there that will make you smile, so please head to my store & check it out, friends!
I hope you all have an amazing summer! Talk sooooooooon.....
Can you believe summertime is practically here already?! How do I know that? Well, other than the extreme temperatures that are slowly teasing us right now, it's once again time for my FAVORITE convention of the year....: COMICPALOOZA!
That's right, I'll be very briefly making Houston my home from May 22nd thru the 25th for this fun-filled-four-day con which will undoubtedly be massacred with high fives & good times! My partner in art (& the womb), Lance, will also be there with his rad art including his newest, hardcover book, FOR THE TITLE. Definitely come by & pick one of these up...it's hilariously funny! We'll be side by side at TABLES 1729 & 1731... Here's a complex map to find our funny faces:
I'll have the regular goodies of art prints, shirts, stickers, buttons, original art, screen prints, blah, blah & blah as well as doing a limited number of commissions at the show (watercolor &/or ink). A special item I'll be releasing at the convention is my newest "Monster MugShot"! As a child, I somehow managed to sneak a viewing of EASILY one of the scariest movies to enter my head. The main actress in this scarring film will be a guest at Comicpalooza so I thought it was a perfect time to add this "monster" to my ongoing, horror series... That movie was 'The Exorcist', that actress was Linda Blair & that new "Monster MugShot" is Regan MacNeil:
Regan is lucky number 13 in the MugShot collection, so please swing by & pick up this little print of her (AND maybe get Linda Blair to vomit pea soup all over it tooooooo!;) So all my newer stuff will be added to my online store shortly after the show, so please check that to see if there's some ugly art there to make you happy. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram & Twitter where I'll be having giveaways throughout the show(you obviously have to be present to do this)...FREE stuff truly rules over ALL other stuff! Alright friends, really looking forward to hanging out...see you soon, Houston!
So this past weekend was the 'Storm the Castle' event organized by Spratx & the friendly peeps from theCHIVE. They brought 30 artists together to paint murals in an abandoned warehouse in E. Austin following the theme of "Heroes/Icons". There was music, food trucks, art vendors, cold beer/water, free swag & a ton of great people….it was a blast! After mulling over ideas on what I would paint for this event, I finally came upon a "hero" from my childhood that HAD to be painted. Yep…the disfigured, sweetheart that we've ALL impersonated numerous times with his unforgettable one-liners & catch phrases: SLOTH!!
Here's a quick, process video of me painting this big guy from photos taken by the lovely Hilary Hitt:
THANK YOU to everyone who came out. It was great seeing old faces & meeting new friends! ALSO! The fine people at theCHIVE are currently holding a "Viewer's Choice" competition from all the murals created at the event. Go check them all out & if you think my SLOTH mural was "good enough", please cast a vote for me! There's no sign up necessary, just a quick click & you're done! You can also vote per IP address, so every phone, computer, iPad, tablet, whatever... each count as a separate vote. VOTE HERE: http://thechive.com/2015/05/04/vote-now-for-storm-the-castle-winner-30-hq-photos/ Thanks so much for your continued support! "Sloth…love…YOU!"
Hey, friends! Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that I'll be doing some LIVE painting TOMORROW, Saturday, May 2nd, here in Austin at Spratx & theCHIVE's 'Storm the Castle' event.
30 artists are coming together & each creating a 10"x 8" mural following the theme of "Heroes/Icons". Not only will an overload of live art keep you entertained, but there will also be music, drinks & a plethora of food trucks to keep your belly entertained too! There will be prizes given away to the hard working artists based on "Viewer's Choice", so I'd LOVE if you came out & supported them (& ME:). So let's hang out tomorrow from 11am-6pm at a cool warehouse located at 2416 E. 6th St. It's FREE to everyone, even the kiddos & four legged kiddos too! Hope to see you all there with your high five hands...
Well…another SXSW has come & gone & even though this one was particularly WET, it was still a lot of fun! It was amazing meeting so many new artists through PowWowHawaii, Spratx & HOPE's reCreate event. AMAZING JOB to everyone involved!
Even though rain threatened us all week, the clouds parted just enough for the 30+ artists to gather at the Hope Outdoor Gallery this past Thursday & allow us to paint our hearts out. Here's my completed mural from the event:
I loved making these imaginary friends in the 6 hours I had (BIG thanks to my brother, Lance, for coming out & helping paint the wee wee), but I especially loved the REAL friends I made during that time. THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support this massive, art installation & the talented, hard working artists that made it possible. Your presence means the world to us all.
Back to the studio to cook up some new art…talk sooooooooooon.
South By South West has once again invaded Austin & the RIDICULOUS traffic that already exists here becomes RIDICULOUSLY TERRIBLE (with a lot of cuss words thrown in, of course). But let's not complain as SXSW brings in people & shows that are RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME! I'll be part of a few events this year, but one I really want to share with you is this Thursday's HOPE reCREATE Event at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery!
This is their third year of doing this during SXSW & I'm super excited to be back on the roster. On Thursday, March 19th, 30 local & international artists are all coming together to paint every inch of the GIANT, multi level structure know as the HOG (Hope Outdoor Gallery). I've been given an 18'x 11' section that I plan on trying to art all over & would love you ALL to come join me in watching magical colors appear! I'll be apologizing profusely to the wall as I ruin it, so I'll need all the high-five-encouragemnt I can get! It starts at 10am & runs alllllllll day…. SEE YOU THERE!
So 'The Movie Crypt' event last night at the Alamo Drafthouse was amazing fun! THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support Adam Green & Joe Lynch & reminding them why Austin, & of course the Drafthouse, is one of the greatest places on Earth.
Joe, Adam & I being an Alamo Drafthouse Cheerleading Squad!
photo taken from & with Genny Lopez
I also wanted to personally thank everyone who picked up my screen print especially since the show let out so late…you all RULE!
BUT…even those who couldn't make it to the event have a chance to RULE also, as I'm putting up all the leftover prints in my store TOMORROW! That's right, on FRIDAY THE 13th, my 'Digging Up The Marrow/Everly' posters will be made available to anyone who wants it in their life. Remember, there were ONLY 75 PRINTED, so be sure to get one…once they're gone, they're gone FOREVER!
Not only will my print be released, but ANY order from my online store during Friday the 13th will receive my Jason 'Monster MugShot' print FREE!!! That's if you order anything! Get The Movie Crypt print…Jason comes with it! Get a tshirt…Jason comes with it!! Get a Freddy 'Monster MugShot…JASON COMES WITH IT! You get the idea, but it's TOMORROW ONLY (Friday, March 13th), so take advantage of that!
I also wanted to give you a heads up that next Wednesday, March 18th I'll be painting the largest mural I've done yet during SXSW at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery. Save that date & i'll post more info on that sooooooon.
Thanks, friends & HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH!!
You guys, there's an AMAZING event happening THIS WEDNESDAY, March 11th, at THE best theater in the WORLD: Alamo Drafthouse. Friends & ridiculously talented filmmakers Adam Green & Joe Lynch have a killer podcast called The Movie Crypt (which I've mentioned many times before & which you ALL better be listening to by now!) which is hailed as one of Entertainment Weekly's "Top 20 Podcasts".
It's a hilarious, informative & inspiring filmmaker podcast that ANY fan of movies would enjoy. Adam & Joe will be recording a LIVE episode of the podcast at the Drafthouse as well as showing BOTH their newest films, DIGGING UP THE MARROW (inspired by the art of the monster magician, Alex Pardee) & EVERLY. I was lucky enough to see the Austin premiere of The Marrow a few weeks back &Everly last September at Fantastic Fest & YOU ALL MUST SEE THESE FILMS!…especially on the big screen. & NOW'S YOUR CHANCE! Adam & Joe asked me to do a limited screen print for this special occasion & this is what i dug up:
These will be available the night of the show in VERY limited quantities all signed by Adam, Joe & myself, so get your tix NOW for the double feature/podcast recording RIGHT HERE. If any prints are leftover they will go up in my store shortly after. Even if you're unable to attend, you can still watch both DIGGING UP THE MARROW and EVERLY on pretty much all VOD platforms. Watch them, tweet about them, share them with your friends which will make them happier friends….ENJOY! See you guys at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar on Wednesday for a GREAT time! (& Highball karaoke room ridiculousness afterwards, of course!)
Hey, friends…I’ve opened up ONLY FIVE SLOTS for your chance to get your very own, CUSTOM, “Pocket Monsters” at my store: http://codyschibi.bigcartel.com/ You can pick ANYTHING from Chucky, to The Thing, to ET, to Freddy Krueger, to that guy from Labyrinth, to that guy from Pan’s Labyrinth, to Godzilla, to Satan, to WHATEVER(it MUST be a “Monster”…not you, or your pet, or even Bette Midler…well, maybe her)…you get the picture, so LET ME PAINT THAT PICTURE FOR YOU! Now’s your chance to get exactly that “Pocket Monster” you’ve always wanted…it’s all about YOU! (You can view examples of past "Monsters" HERE)All the info is also up in my online store, so go secure one of the five slots & boss me around! DIRECT LINK: http://codyschibi.bigcartel.com/product/pick-a-pocket-monster-limited-original-art Thankssssssss
I wanted to take a quickie to not only THANK YOU ALL for your continued support of my terrible habit called "art" but to also share a quick, little update on some stuff that's recently come out. So, yeah…a THOUSAND, MILLION times "thank you" to everyone who took the time to come by my table at a convention, shake my hand at a gallery show, purchase some art from me, used any of your free time to just look at my art online or anywhere else & just for being awesome this past year! I made a lot of new friends in 2014 & created stronger bonds with old ones, so I'm super excited to see what 2015 brings.
But getting to just a couple of things I wanted to let share with you:
I was lucky enough to do a variant cover for an amazing comic book series put out by Comix Tribe this year called AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE. Written by John Lees with gnarly art from Iain Laurie, this 5-issue, horror tale tells the story of a girl who turns up missing surrounded by the "legend" of Bonnie Shaw, a creepy creature who steals children. This David Lynchian series is a must read for not only giant fans of horror(like myself) but fans of great story telling, PERIOD. All five single issues have already been released with my variant cover coming out just a few weeks ago:
Also, something else caught my attention right at the end of 2014. I luckily stumbled upon a fun, comedic, horror short film that was posted online in December & it stayed STUCK IN MY HEAD after my first viewing. Created by the McCoubrey Brothers(Peter & Luke) & obviously an amazing crew, 'THE GREY MATTER' is a pleasure to focus your eyeballs on. Along with solid acting from everyone involved, it's is simply pitched as:
"An office stiff wakes up in an alley mysteriously covered in blood. In the aftermath, he attracts the attention of his beautiful coworker, granting him a new lease on life…but something strange is afoot."
Go in knowing only that little bit of information & enjoy this 17-minute journey of oddball FUN that will also STICK IN YOUR HEAD. Watch it for FREE here.
After numerous veiwings, I couldn't help but draw a little something out since the imagery begged me to. I came up with this diddy that I hope you enjoy as much as I did the film:
I hope you turkeys didn't go filling up on all those Black Friday feasts & have saved plenty of room for dessert! For something delicious is happening RIGHT NOW all up on the interwebz. That tasty "something" is my
Some yummy goodies are awaiting your arrival in my online store to enhance the lives of you & your friends & that vast space that needs to be filled under the xmas trees! "What kind of yummy goodies?!" you ask?…well, let's just get right into it!:
NEW t-shirts! Get my 'Bad Connection' torso hugger, screen printed in one color(black) or with an awesome, 3-color(red/white/black), peppermint/candy cane design!:
ALL my signed, black & white, 11x17 prints (NINE TOTAL) have been marked down to ONLY $10 EACH!:
Fresh, NEW original art added (including my four 'Faces of Death' paintings!) & older original pieces MARKED DOWN!:
Special HAND EMBELLISHED 8"x 10" prints available! Get cool, black/white prints with chicken scratches from my blue line pencil on them(some already FRAMED) at fun, affordable prices!
ALL orders $30 or more (before shipping) gets a FREE, signed, 8.5"x 11" print that'll magically appear with your order! A magically, appearable, rainbow print EXACTLY LIKE THIS!:
The first FIVE orders $75 or more (before shipping) will receive one of these ORIGINAL pieces of art created by my right hand for FREE!:
So there you go, my friends…all of this & MORE is up in my store NOW! Please do take the time to search through my store & poke around as there's a bunch of stuff there that's not pictured here & hopefully something will tickle your fancy! The "Sweet Holidaze Art Stuff Sale" will remain up for at least a week, but there are extremely limited quantities of most items, so some may sell out… Thank you all SO MUCH for your continued support & have a BEAUTIFUL Holiday season!