May 23, 2011

The Sketchbook Project 2012

Here we go again!
I opened up my mailbox a little over a week ago to find a 6"x 9" envelope sent from Brooklyn.  I immediately knew what it was & the creative juices started soaking my brain.
Last year I participated in my first Sketchbook Project created by Art House Coop.  It was such a pleasant experience of spending way too much money on Pigma Micron pens & nights when I should've been working on other projects but didn't that I decided I had to do it again this year...& more than likely every year now.
Upon opening the envelope I noticed a difference in the sketchbook from last year's.  It was considerably smaller in size & the amount of pages had decreased as well.  The paper was a tad bit heavier too which will prevent bleeding.  I was definitely relieved & happy to see these changes.
Last year my theme was "Help!" which you can view here.  
This year my theme is "Encyclopedia of..." which you'll now be able to view right here.
I'll be updating this blog post periodically as I complete my sketchbook.  Once my book is complete I plan on making copies of it to make it available at Austin Comic Con coming up & to anyone else wanting to own it through my online store.  Needless to say it will be filled with some twisted goodness.
So enjoy my process below!  I'll be posting them via Twitter as well along with whatever else I'm working on (& don't forget my random art GIVEAWYS!), so give me a follow.
By the way...Art House is still taking orders/submissions for The Sketchbook Projects 2012.  Sign up!

May 20, 2011

It's A Friday Giveaway!!!

Hello friends!
For those of you that follow me on Twitter you know I like to give away some art now & then to random followers.  TODAY brings another chance to win some cool goodies!
My buddy Spanky Stokes has an amazing blog which showcases some super talented artists from around the globe usually specializing in custom vinyls & toys.  He tends to have a "Friday Giveaway" every week, so definitely bookmark his blog & revisit daily! I got with him a few weeks back & we set up some neato FREE stuff for today's giveaway!
About six months ago I designed a custom OMI figure from Munky King.  It showed at their gallery in LA to help launch the OMI figure (their newest DIY vinyl at the time).  Now's your chance to give my "Z'OMI" a permanent home!:
Not only will you get this little guy if you win, but you'll ALSO win this original illustration of the same zombie fool screaming for brains! 8"x 10" on bristol board:
"How do I enter to win?!"...GLAD YOU ASKED!  Now that the decaying, maggot-filled, brain-eating prizes have been established, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter AND tweet THIS: 
#FF @CodySchibi to win a custom OMI and an original ink drawing on #SSCOD PLS RT to enter!
You  can also head over to where the information is available as well.  SIMPLE!  Entries will be accepted ALL DAY TODAY until midnight west coast time with the winner being selected using the magical, number-picking randomizer shortly after.
I love giving things away to art lovers, so this is exciting for me too!  I'll be continuing to do it, so continue to follow me on Twitter!  Another reminder for those attending Austin Comic Con, I'll be having daily giveaways to my followers who come up to my table with the "secret words".  Not only will I scream frantically like PeeWee Herman, but you'll walk away with free art!
Good luck friends!

May 1, 2011

Meth & Hot Dogs ...yummy.

Hello again friends.
Just popping in to let you know what's been on my plate. Fortunately for me, it's recently been the delicious combination of meth and hot dogs!  
Last night in Detroit at LIFT Gallery was the opening of the group show 'Meth & Hot Dogs 2: A Collection of Even MORE Unscrupulous Characters.' I felt right at home with this one as the curator (Kill Taupe) asked us artists to simply come up with any demented, cute, strange, whatever characters we can scrape out of our twisted skulls.  He's been doing spotlights at his blog on each of the artists involved (you can view mine here), so take the time to check out ALL the amazing creators in this show (Full lineup here as well).  'Meth & Hot Dogs 2' will run throughout May.
You can check out every piece from the exhibit here with information on how to purchase them as well. My two paintings look a lot like this:

"the majenster"- 20"x 16" watercolor & ink on canvas:

 "the mouth breather"- 14"x 11" watercolor & ink on gesso panel:

The folks over at Ain't It Cool News had a neat, little call for artists a few weeks back in honor of the recent release of Zach Snyder's 'Sucker Punch'.  I'm a huge fan of Snyder's (Dawn of the Dead remake, 300, Watchmen..) & this movie is quite a visual-overload of crazy effects.  It has robots, samurais, monsters, gun & sword wielding girlios, zombies, etc...& Nordling from AICN wanted artists to create an original piece with as many genre-mash ups as you can muster up.  I went with a "Brady Bunch" theme, but didn't take the top selection.  You can view my piece as well as the others here....

I'm staying busy so I'll have plenty of cool things available at my table at Austin Comic Con.  Just finished a few button designs & working on new prints that will be exclusive at the Convention.
I also have another group show at OhNo!Doom Gallery in Chicago the month of June that I'll have some pieces in, so keep checking back for updates or follow me on Twitter for daily updates!