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Having Words

In October, I had a show at Cafe 1923 in Hamtramck of some work that's kind of out of my usual illustration-y wheelhouse. Over the 2014 holidays, I cranked out a bunch of the text-based panels, all done somewhat spontaneously, sloppy-punk-zine style, something I could work on while I watched movies on Netflix. The text comes from miscellaneous thoughts, comments, brainfarts, and disembodied punchlines I'd jotted down in my notebooks over the months. I had no idea at first whether they were "art" or anything I wanted to display, but the reception to them has been really great! Here are some samples from the exhibit, several of which now have new homes with a few of my fans. (Note: Each square in the tiles is 1"x1", to give you a sense of scale.)
















Annual Year-End Art Clearance

Just some sketches and stuff to mark the year's end, although I'm finding that I did a lousy job of documenting some of the activities in which I took part this year. I need to work on that...

First, just a couple of sketches done at the DIA (where I began docent training this year). Savage beasts...


Next, some shots from the Monster Drawing Rally at MOCAD, where I finished four drawings in an hour. Only one was unsold when I left for the evening. (Thanks to Eric Iverson and Aubrie Glennon for the pics).






And here's the one good shot of anything I did at the draw-on-the-wall sketch event held at Hatch Art and sponsored by AIGA Detroit. (Many of the sketches were type-related, so...)

And finally, a quick scribble impression done at one of the many Nick Cave performances mounted around town all this year. It's actually pretty accurate.

I'd add images of the two pieces I have in the "Actual Size" show at the CAID, if I'd thought to photograph them befor…