I’m curating two upcoming group art shows paying tribute to two different legends:
In May of 1939, Detective Comics published their 27th issue with a new hero on the cover who would go on to become one of the most popular fictional characters of all time, in any medium, The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader, the BATMAN!
To celebrate his 75th anniversary, I’m putting together a tribute show featuring artwork depicting Batman, his sidekicks and allies, his rogues gallery, and all the other colorful characters that populate Gotham City.
The show will open at Boca Grande Mexican Cantina on Thursday, May 1st. The art reception will start at 7pm, with a music & comedy show following at 8.
On February 24th this year the comedy world lost a legend when Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. To pay tribute to one of the most influential comedic voices of the last 50 years, I’m curating a group art show at The Hot Chicks Gallery at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East.
We’re looking for work representing the full breadth and depth of his career as an actor, writer, and director, from his early days with Second City to National Lampoon, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day, right up to work like The Ice Harvest.
The opening reception will be held from 7pm – 9pm on Tuesday, May 13th and will stay up for the duration of the show until mid-June
To submit a piece for both or either show, please e-mail a file of the finished piece or work-in-progress to me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, April 28th. All work must be framed or otherwise suitable for hanging. The artist will receive 70% of all sales, curator and gallery will take a 30% commission.
If you’re on tumblr, please give me a follow. In my attempts to penetrate and permeate as much of the web as possible with my li’l doodles and jokes, I’ve created a few specific tumblr sites dedicated to my various activities. Some of these are brand new, a few have been around for awhile, but all will be updated near daily from here on out with new material and old.
At Yer Ole Pal Craiggers you’ll find updates on all my comedy comings and goings.
Portraits Of Awesomeness is dedicated solely to my geek and pop culture art.
The Art Of A Champion is nothing but my sports art.
Last but not least, Sketch(ing) Comedy will be sketches, drawings, paintings, and poster/flyer art I do of or for various comedians, some famous, some legendary, some just friends of mine.
There’s gonna be some cool stuff (I promise!). So check it all out. Thanks!
I’m so gosh-darn excited about the beginning of Christmas season that I’m offering the remainder of my current art inventory for 40% off the regular price!!! Happy holidays, indeed. I’m also still accepting commissions, but hurry if you want the piece done in time for Christmas.
“R2, You Stay With The Ship” 2013, 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas -
“You’re Just A Freak… Like Me!” 2013, 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas -
“George Carlin” 2013, 14″ x 11″ pencil drawing -
“Don’t Panic” 2013, 14″ x 11″ ltd. edition prints, signed & numbered by the artist -
$75 each $40 each!
“Obtainer Of Rare Antiquities” 2013, 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas -
I’ve got all sorts of aesthetically pleasing goodness up for sale and available to purchase right here, ONLINE! The future, baby. We’re living in it. They’ll make great Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Saturnalia/”I just like you and felt like buying this” gifts for the movie, comic book, comedy, or sports fan in your life. Speaking of which, if you would like to order a custom commission as a holiday gift, get your orders in to me by Wed, Nov 27, that’s Thanksgiving Eve. E-mail email@example.com with any questions.
“Dark Knight Rising” 2013, 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board – $200
“R2, You Stay With The Ship” 2013, 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas – $650
“You’re Just A Freak… Like Me!” 2013, 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas – $500
“George Carlin” 2013, 14″ x 11″ pencil drawing – $175
“Samurai John” 2013, 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board – $175
“Don’t Panic” 2013, 14″ x 11″ ltd. edition prints, signed & numbered by the artist – $75 each
“Obtainer Of Rare Antiquities” 2013, 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas – $600
Here are a few pieces I’m currently working on. The “Easy Rider on camels” painting and Lou Gehrig drawing are both commissions I’m finishing up, and the others are all going to be part of my upcoming solo show at the UCB East‘s Hot Chicks gallery, “Sketch(ing) Comedy”, which will feature drawings and paintings depicting some of my favorite comedians and comedy characters and movies. Below is a work-in-progress Bill Murray painting and early sketches for Richard Pryor and Marc Maron drawings.
Two new pieces up for sale, Breaking Bad’s Walter White and The Dark Knight’s Joker, and I’m really proud of both. Both are 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas. You can purchase them directly online below. Enjoy!
“Say My Name”, 2013 – 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas – $500
“You’re Just A Freak… Like Me!”, 2013 – 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas – $500
Here are some more work in progress pics of some pieces I’m working on for my Halloween show at Boca Grande in Jersey City on Thursday, as well as a just-about-finished commission piece of the main characters from Easy Rider riding camels instead of motorcycles. I’ll post pics of the finished paintings later on this week.