Potpouri: The Odds and Ends of 2015.

2015 Has been a GD terrific year. I got to work on so many amazingly diverse, interesting, fun and downright strange things, that I was terrible at cataloging and/or posting them all. Here are a few that I missed, because...well...I'm bad at blog.

In order (complete with links to appropriate places):

Werewolf Ambulance Stickers. Allen & Katie are the best. Their podcast? The same. A hilarious, intimate, goof-laden look at horror movies spanning the ages from the point of views of two of the best enthusiasts and jokesters I've ever had the privelege of meeting, and talking at length to in the kitchen of a 40th b-day party. This is a pull quote(s) from one of just THE BEST episodes.

The Adventure Zone Character Sheets. The Adventure Zone is a podcast by the bros McElroy (see: everything hilarious and lovable on the internet) and their daddy playing D&D. Somehow, I got lucky enough to not only design their logo, but also this incredible, dry-erase 5e character sheet.

Gimme Some Reggae: A painting done for Denis Carey for his b-day, based on his love of that G'N'R video where Axl yells this dumb thing.

Cinepunx: Liam and Josh are 2 of the best dudes who host a podcast about all the great things. Movies, punk, jokes...you know. Everything that matters. They were nice enough to ask me to do a shirt design of them as 2 of the best super heroes of all time: The Goon and Wolverine. Pre-order it here!

Hard Ticket to Hawaii: A painting, done about maybe the worst-best movie of all time for my good friend Ryann for her b-day. There's a razor frisbee and a blow up doll. Which gets shot by a rocket launcher at one point.

Viva la Undead Elvis: A shirt design (this is just 1/2 of it) for this year's SHOT Show, held in Las Vegas. What better way to represent everything involved that to put together a Skeleton Elvis toting a BIIIIIIIIG rifle? (These aren't out yet...but I'll link when/where available).

Chaz McElroy: This one is the hardest to explain. It's a drawing done based on a bit from MBMBaM where Griffin describes his new personality. It's uh...well. It's a raditude filled skate Dog doing sick, wet stunts? I don't know. Just listen to the episode.

There's more...I may fold 'em in as I go. Thanks for looking, and check out / support all these rad people doing incredible work by hitting th links above, and checking them the fuck out!
 

The Bacon Jalapeno Mac and Cheese Incident.

It's a genuine shame that the good name of Bacon Jalapeno Mac and Cheese got dragged so unceremoniously thru the mud recently, when a man-child from UConn went on a 9 minute-alcohol-balls fueled rampage at a campus cafeteria. I can't do justice to how intolerable this little shithead is, more than he can himself. Just watch the video HERE (feel free to skip around a bit) and determine for yourself how utterly punchable this turd's face actually is. Don't go ruining things I like you entitled little weasely asshat.

"I Ain't Got Time to Bleed."

So. You like the movie the Predator, huh?
Enjoy the hijinks of handsome, muscly Dutch, sly Dillon, wise cracking Hawkins, the explosive Poncho, hair trigger Blain, never afraid to shave Mac and the chest carving, alien tracking Billy?
Oh, you LOVE that movie, cause it's one of the best movies ever made? I hear ya.
Now, with help from yours' truly, you can wear that love literally on your sleeve. Or your bag. Or your sweet sleeveless denim vest. Wherever you can iron or sew a thing onto. I just got these 2.5", iron on, embroidered lil numbers made up because...well, I wanted to put one on my travel bag.
They're for sale in my store (link at the top) or you can click HERE to go right there now. $5 per patch, incl. shipping, or buy 'em both for $9. Save yourself a buck, and who knows, maybe you'll get a lil' something extra in there.

"Fuck That Alligator."

I guess it's not really funny when someone dies.
However.
When that someone's last words are: "Fuck the Alligators!", and they are subsequently eaten by a goddamned alligator after being warned not to try to swim with same said alligator, there's a bit of...it's not irony or comedy, but it's definitely something. Just desserts? I don't know. But this idea has been making me chuckle since I read the news story about this exact thing actually happening. Read it HERE.

Busy Busy Busy.

Friend of Clark Park, and myself, Kevin Roche, asked me to produce a promotional / retailable poster for West Philadelphia's Clark Park. The poster was to have the dual purposes of promoting the 3rd Annual Party in the Park and to be for sale at said event. The image below (created at standard 18 x 24 poster size) is populated with some of the parks most regular, and colorful denizens, and features cowboys, LARP-ers, Sportos, gals walking cats, BBQ-ers, Shakesperian thespians, and just a mish mash of wonderful folks and asst'd. oddballs. If you're in West Philly May 16th, stop by the park and grab a print of this fella and help the park out!

MBMBaM Live Tour Posters

I was lucky enough to be asked to put together some poster art for a live tour of probably one my favorite all time things: MBMBaM (if you don't know, check them out at TeenGoogle.com).
Over the last few years, I have been truly honored to have been able to do some work for these three fellas, who, no joke, I think may be the funniest, kindest, and most on-the-ball dudes I've ever had the pleasure of drawing the stupidest stuff for. This is my take on combining their ability to turn life's mysteries, alchemy like, into wisdom with the vibes of an unnamed, 70's kid detective show. With some pictograms (using the Pigpen Cipher, that the Freemasons used) and inside-the-show references as well, just for good measure. Hope everyone likes it!

Verbal Assault Show at Phantom Hand Philadelphia!

This is a piece recently submitted to hang at the Phantom Hand inaugural showing at their new space on West Girard Ave. titled "Verbal Assault". We live in a city where people don't often couch what they want to say in a lot of flowery descriptors, and tend instead, to opt to get right at the heart of things. Loudly. With much cursing. So, here's one of my favorite phrases that I have fully discovered thanks to living within the confines of this loud, colorfully vocabularied town.

#MBMBaMinNYC : Feat. Some Weird Paintings.

This Memorial day weekend, Alicia and I were snagged ourselves some tickets to go see a live showing of one of our favorite podcasts: MBMBaM!!! So, we decided, if we were gonna travel to NY, why not make a full run at one of our favorite cities to spend a day in, and see all the people we love there and eat all of the goddamn things that city could lay at our feet. So, with bags in hand, we headed north for a few. And I, being the spazz that I am, figured maybe I could make a full go at meeting the bros. McElroy, and bring them a few homemade, or at least wholly unique, lil' gifts to welcome them to NY for their first live show there. Thus, in trying to keep with the feel of their show, I made a handful of off kilter paintings, to give to them as a thanks-for-all-the-chuckles gifts. Including (in sequence from above): Tex Murphy Eating a Hot Pocket & Buying Fushigi Balls from Amazon • A Clue Era Tim Curry Reading Sad Libs • A Ghostface Horse Standing Atop a Pokeball Texas • And just for good measure (and for Sawbones co-host Sydnee McElroy) A tiny cast of Dr. Who. Also in the gift bag was a onesie from Pinkhammers baby-goods featuring the phrase: Nobody Puts Me in A Corner • A copy of my recent favorite competitive/lying boardgame: Bang! • Some Homemade Smoked Maple Whiskey • A box of Yummy Mummy (becasue, c'mon) • And a Small Chocolate Horse. MAYBE, the weirdest swag bag ever produced. I genuinely hope they like it as much as I liked putting it together!

After the show, we just absolutely treated ourselves to some amazing dining & drinking: First at Momofuku Noodle Bar with just shit-tons of ramen, then at the Milk Bar for Cereal Milk Ice Cream and Compost Cookies, and then at the Ginger Man for even more drinks with friends before completely turfing out at the Gotham Hotel. Thanks again to Peter & Sarah and Kyle & Alana for showing us around for again, in a continually mind-blowing manner in their lovely city.