Wednesday, October 29, 2008

print for sale



Oh blog, how I have neglected you.

This illustration is now available as a limited edition print at tinyshowcase.com. It's an edition of 100 and printed on archival Hahnemühle German Printmaking Paper.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

what do you want from me.





all i've been doing recently is drawing 18 hours a day while crying about not being able to afford videogames (or food), so i've been listening to a lot of music. my current listening habit is to find one new album i like, or even vaguely have an interest in, or think is 'ok' and listen to it non stop, all day, on repeat until i'm insanely tired of it. this usually takes about a week (so, about 150 or so listens). i don't really recommend doing things this way.
anyway here's some music i recently liked and then got really tired of:

i really liked the new lambchop album 'oh ohio'. lambchop was my favorite band 5 or 6 years ago though i couldn't really say why. they are a bunch of old dudes that make orchestral, sort of country, sort of folk, sort of 60s soul, sort of 70s am, pop music. it sounds nothing like what i normally listen to, though it sounds probably nothing like what anyone really listens to. sometimes it seems like the type of thing that you and your grandfather could hear and enjoy in an elevator if he was alive and not drunk and hitting you. they had a string of really great albums for a while but i sort of hated the last one (though i might've just been tired of them at the time) and haven't payed attention to them in a couple of years.
the new one is great though. it's an insanely quiet pop album. so much so that when a flute driven bridge kicks in in one song it sounds like the most rocking thing ever. and the singer actually just whispers more enthusiastically whenever the music picks up.
here's a terrible video of one of their really good songs from the early 2000s (when they were in their 50s).




i've also been listening to a few noise albums in an attempt to drown out the disapproving voice of my father that echoes in my head all day. i like the album by the band wavves that is less noise and more beach punk recorded really poorly in a garage. i can only listen to half the record at a time because it makes me deaf but i like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ykl8Aqhws

i also really like celebration's 'evergreen' though any other songs i've heard from them i've pretty much hated. i realize the success of this song is all in the drums, but i don't think that makes it any less good.

Monday, October 27, 2008

nj1.




i haven't been able to get my livejournal friends page to load for the past two mornings in a row. it's like the internet wants me to have an existential crisis.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

outro.



the idea for this comic was one of those ideas you get when you're sort of half awake/asleep and it seems like the most goddamn ingenious thing you've ever thought of. you think 'yes, this piece of art will completely translate the whole of collective human experience' and then you fully wake up and you end up with a comic about sneezing.

i realize the half asleep idea was a topic that was already investigated in the film baby momma but i'm using that screenplay for most of my talking points this month.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

dragonless song.

dragonless- go down, matthew.

while not fully succeeding this song does bring me one step closer to realizing my dream of recording the stupidest guitar solo of all time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

update.






we are still mostly alive (though i haven't seen aleks fully conscious recently; she did that dog sketch while sleeping), throwing off the restraints of catholic-guilt-founded-organized society imposed anti-social-behavior and ready to blog big.
kind of.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

photos.




been working on stuff for the past week for other people that i'm probably not supposed to show yet. and even if i could, there's not much to show, as i don't videotape myself procrastinating for hours by endlessly listening to the new of montreal album and playing the star wars videogame (i beat it for the 2nd time this morning which means the sheet that i normally wrap myself in all day to keep me warm and dry my constantly falling tears is now officially considered a 'jedi robe').

Wednesday, October 1, 2008