Check out this year’s Christmas Card as drawn by the marvelous Mike Holmes of Mikenesses fame.
I haven’t had much time to work on this project but I figured I would share this wonderful addition to the collection. The misses had a baby on the 21st so next year we will have a new member on the card.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Rather than take a ridiculous family photo and send it out to family, friends and the random stranger we have decided to have a different artist draw our family. Back in October I send Mr. Louie Chin a request to do the illustration for my family’s Christmas card. After knocking a few ideas around we decided to move forward on a Family Four inspired card and a big ‘ol group shot with its inspiration coming from the cover of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. They were both so damn awesome that we had them both printed up and sent them out.
Do yourself a favor and go check out Louie’s incredible work for yourself!
I recently made a purchase at the newly opened West-Ate Store. Having followed the work of Mr. Louie Chin for quite a while I was completely stoked to see that he had books available. And with each book he includes these snazzy homemade stickers (the one that looks like a strawberry is definitely my favorite) and a sketch. I requested a sketch of me and lo and behold look at the fabulousness that came to my door! To be fair, I am not as muscular as he made me out to be in the “AAAARGH” drawing but what I lack in muscle I make up for in bodyhair. So I guess it all evens out. THANKS Mr. Chin!
I stumbled on the wonderful wonderful world of Dustin Harbin after a drawing showed up through Eat, Sleep, Draw and was quickly taken by his style. I found his website and saw that he was offering quarter page drawings for a very reasonable price. Low and Behold I found this in the mail the other day! I don’t tend to drink a lot of wine and I very rarely have the ass-floating ability found in the drawing but I’d be damned if he didn’t get that twinkle in my eye perfect!
In my vain attempt to outwardly appear like a philanthropist I have been participating in KickStarter campaigns. I recently participated in a project called “Bandage: A Diary of Sorts” by an artist named Kate Glasheen. My reward for giving monies for her Graphic Novel was a hand-drawn illustration. GORGEOUS, I say!
Head over to her page and take a gander at her project and learn a little more about “Bandage”
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Back in 1988 I was grounded for ruining all of my shirts by trying to tear them in half like my hero Hulk Hogan. I wasn’t strong enough to rip the fabric so, instead, I was that kid with the neck holes stretched to his navel. Fastforward 20+ years and what do I find in the mail today but an envelope from Mr. Nanny himself! Out of pure joy and excitement I once again tried to tear my shirt in half.
My wife grounded me for a week.
You can have your Christian Bales and your Michael Keatons. For me Adam West is the one true Batman. You’d never see Adam West playing a singing Newspaper Boy or portraying an inept stay at home dad. Nope, Mr. West instead played a Nestle Quik drinking Spy. That’s f^$&#*g badass!
When you send a letter to Batman you never expect to hear back but on Thursday I received this response from the BatCave!
Synergy is one of those phrases that flew around a lot during the oughts. Kind of like “think outside of the box” was the big phrase for the 90s and “stay away from my blow” was the phrase of the 80s. Everyone thought that synergy between businesses or synergy between a husband and wife was the end all be all. I have determined that our current decade should be all about one person with a lot of talent helping out someone without any. Maybe we can call this “Leechdom” and this completey sums up the project. I take fandom to the next level and leech a little bit of talent away.
I recently stumbled on the work of an illustrator by the name of David Litchfield. As it turned out he is on a mission to do a drawing every. single. day. When I saw his style (which I adored) and knew that he would eventually run out of friends and strangers in his neighboorhood to draw I jumped into action and sent him an e-mail. Being an amazingly nice man he agreed draw me and include me in his project. And so I am now known as 25-02-2011 in Mr. Litchfield’s Drawing a Day!
Make sure to track his progress. I know that I will.
This has been waiting to be posted for over a month now. Due to the pure insanity that runs my life the past couple months I have not had a chance to scan it. When I finally did scan it I lost a hard drive. A few days later I scanned it again and lost a 2nd hard drive. After fearing that this image may be cursed I kind of waited a while before scanning it again.
Anyway, This drawing was done by my Aunt Bonnie and features me as a member of the mop-top Beatles. Being a huge Beatles fan (and having attended the famous Dodger stadium concert) this drawing really screams Bonnie to me. Ever since I started asking illustrators and celebrities I have stopped asking family so it was a wonderful surprise.
This is a drawing done by my friend Bill Adams. He has two other illustrations already on the wall but while working on some ideas for a video project he was compelled to add a couple more. Nice work Mr. Adams. Nice work.