March 22, 2015

Making Friends at SXSW 2015..

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.

March 17, 2015

SXSW Covered in PAINT!

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!

March 12, 2015

Friday the 13th brings GOODIES!

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!!

March 6, 2015

"…it's The Movie Crypt!!"

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!)