Friday, March 7, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ben Warfield - Echoes Down the Corridors of Time
Even tho Ben is one of my dearest friends, I’ve been begging him to produce some of his trippy Carl Sagan-inspired music for public consumption for years. That day has finally come, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.
The crew behind Philly’s excellent Data Garden is more an art project than a label. They explain:
A man of two worlds, Ben Warfield contributes to scientific research studying the biological effects of light on humans while pursuing the larger questions raised by those scientific journeys in the form of music and imagery. He strives to create crystalline compositional spaces to be inhabited by the listener.
When not writing NASA grants or tweaking monochromatic filters at the Light Research Lab in Philadelphia, Warfield can be found recording songs, editing videos for his projections, or wandering out into the night – shooting long-exposure photographs of terrestrial and astronomical phenomena.
Songs of Light and Dust LP comes out on January 21st.
My friend Ben released a stellar album that I’ve been nodding to while inking Always Be w/Me, Stay by My Side. I like it so much that its hit single, Echoes Down the Corridor of Time, will play a role in issue 6. Well done, Ben!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Inking in progress.
Norman seeks Endless Joy/The Prophetess O’Lailu eats her puddy cup and coos baleful portents/The Daluki plays the blinking game.
I’m thinking about giving up social media for lent. I think.
Almost a year ago, before my 29th Birthday, I got my first smart phone - an iPhone. Up until then I had burned through a batch of cheapo flip phones, the ones Verizon gifted me with once every two years when my contract renewed.
I was curious going in what changes I’d experience having such a powerful tool - and distraction - at my disposal 24/7. It is, of course, not just a phone. It’s a movie theater, video game consol, walkman, encyclopedia, web browser, GPS, alarm, and - perhaps most addictive of all - a constant portal into social networks. Would it become addicting? How often would I use it? What features would I use?
I’m not sure what proper phone etiquette is anymore. A lot of social commentators have weighed in, ranking these devices anywhere between savior and satan. I’m personally weary of tech-bashing out of principle, but I’m also aware of how corporations shape culture, damage communities, and manipulate our identities and interpersonal relationships. So I wanted to be aware of how this new “companion” would shape me.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
By Chance or Providence: Collecting my trilogy of mini comics in one hardcover graphic novel! Pre-orders are now up on The Werehouse, along with two limited-edition screenprints
*If you are a retailer and interested in wholesale options for By Chance or Providence
, please check out Lounak Distribution
I’d very much appreciate you guys sharing this! I’m only printing as many copies as I get orders for, and I need all the help I can get to get the word out! <3 Love you guys!
The tattoo is from The Romantic, btw… a 2008 animated feature film I made, which you can watch above.
Friday, February 14, 2014
21st Century Artistic Milestone unlocked: someone you’ve never met gets one of your characters tattood on them.
I’ve designed tattoos for friends before, but this is such a fun surprise. Looks beautiful, Jackie! I’m honored!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Time to play the blinking game.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Back in the office after snow exile. A couple Goya doodles to warmup.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I was supposed to attend a funeral this morning. Then the snow fell - much more than expected - trapping me here, away from home, and away from where I was meant to be.
The funeral went on as planned, I found out, though the area’s winding roads were and still are mostly clogged with piles of thick heavy snow.
I will miss you.
Often, when I walk at night, I think of the walks we took 25 years ago, and how you always let me carry the torch.
Today I took a long winding walk through the storm, and said goodbye to you, as best I could.
It was beautiful, and sad.