Hey, kids! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog or my website. I’ve largely been active only on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to the detriment of everything else, but it’s time to get craigmahoney.com back up and running and turn it into a fully armed and operational artist/entertainer website. I’ll have all sorts of new goodies coming in the next few weeks, with tons of new art and prints, a new podcast, a streamlined online store, and some new stand-up shows as well. I’m very excited for 2018 and hope you enjoy the ride with me. In the meantime, here’s a little something from me to you: “Santa George” (5″ x 7″ colored pencil and watercolor)
To commemorate both Shark Week and the 4th of July shark attacks on Amity Island, I’m having a weekend long sale on my limited edition Jaws 40th Anniversary prints, all signed and numbered from a run of 40, as well as some original drawings. Everything’s only $35-$75. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
“It’s all psychological. You yell barracuda, everybody says, “Huh? What?” You yell shark, we’ve got a panic on our hands on the Fourth of July.”
Little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter here at Craig Mahoney studios. Very productive art-wise, but also filled with more than its fair share of financial setbacks and plain-old bad luck. So, from now until tomorrow night (Fri, Feb 6th), I’m having a fire sale on all original art currently in my inventory. Just e-mail me at email@example.com with your best offer on the piece you like, and you may have a nice piece of pop culture or sports memorabilia to hang on your walls. Check them all out below (more after the break):
“Brady’s 4th” 8″ x 10″ colored pencil on grey-toned paper.
“JOIN ME” 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“The Chairman Of The Board” 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas
See more after the break!
Here’s a holiday window display I did at the ModCup coffee shop in the Jersey City Heights. It’s a tribute to Christmas movies that are a little more offbeat, dark, or rarely thought of as Christmas movies. I started with the idea of John McClane jumping from a giant explosion as though the tree itself were the Nakatami building, and the whole thing grew (no pun intended) from there. All in all, it’s 15 separate hand-drawn illustrations on a hand-built cartoon tree. The movies are: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, A Christmas Story, Gremlins, Scrooged, Home Alone, Iron Man 3, Trading Places, Jingle All The Way, Ghostbusters 2, Batman Returns, Bad Santa, and The Empire Strikes Back.
You can check it out in person at 479 Palisade Ave in Jersey City, NJ from now through New Year’s, and see more detailed photos at the end of this post.
A few behind-the-scenes tidbits: Continue reading ““Up All Night Before Christmas” Movie Tribute Window Display”
Here’s a concept I’ve been wanting to try for a long time, and finally got around to doing and showing publicly: impressionistic portraits of jazz legends paired with abstract representations of some of their greatest albums. They’re available for purchase at my Storenvy shop, and can be seen on this Saturday, December 13th at Northern Soul in Hoboken at the closing party for my “Portraits Of Awesomeness” show. ENJOY!
“John Coltrane” and “Giant Steps” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
“Miles Davis” and “Kind Of Blue” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
“Charles Mingus” and “Mingus Ah Um” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
Craig is joined by Greg & Mike from the band Last Perfect Thing, who talk about the history of the band, their upcoming Gulf Coast Relief benefit, and play a few tracks off their album and live acoustically.
WARNING: The Craig Mahoney Podcast may contain naughty language and ribald humor. Proceed with caution.
While walking by a creek I found the perfect visual metaphor for BP’s attempts to cap their li’l underwater gusher.