I painted these to sell at the SF zine fest. They were snatched up really quick. I should have painted more of these. Well, these and zombies. Everybody loves zombies.
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|Acrylic over spray paint - 10" x 10" -SOLD|
I added a wrench to this painting so that it looked like they were playing fetch. I didn't take a picture.
|Acrylic on Spraypaint - 10" x 10" - SOLD|
|(my table, flanked by the GNARBOOTS backline)|
After the first day, on which I successfully sold off a bunch of paintings, I decided I should get busy painting. this was the first painting I turned out that day:
I painted this next, a robot falling out of the sky!
A nice dude named Glenn bought it, but I forgot to take his picture with it! I really like having pictures of the paintings with their new owners, since an event like this is the only time I really get to see the people who purchase my art (unless you're a buddy of mine). Sunday was kind of a blur, between a lack of sleep from being a new father, the usual madness of Zine Fest, and a surprise Gnarboots performance in the atrium.
I did manage to get a few pictures of folks who bought paintings:
Josh Ellingson continues to be a positive guiding light in my quest to become a full time artist. He stopped by my table, told me my prices were way too low, then proceeded to buy this painting from me. NICE. He also hooked me up with a Square reader, so I was able to take credit cards on the second day!
I also used the festival as an excuse to hide a couple of dinosaur paintings. My buddy Jason found this painting. You want to see it? Go look at the 100 Dinosaurs site.
Sorry if you didn't make it out this year, it was a lot of fun. If you would like me to bring the Zine Fest experience to you, you can order a bundle of zines from me here!
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- All Robots Want To Kill You: a 16-Page coloring book featuring my robots, telling you exactly why they cannot be trusted. Heavy card stock full-color cover, suitable to give to the little one in your life to color (no swear words). I'll even draw a robot in the back if you'd like!
- COFFEEBOT: Originally released as "Danger!! Lo-Tech!!!", a 20-page zine comic a few years back, this is my first completed 24-page comic book, drawn at my various office jobs as an experiment to see if I could draw an entire comic at work with no script! Printed full size with a glossy full color cover!
- TALLGUY issues 1-4: my ridiculous tall format zine, featuring a slew of ridiculous interviews you won't read anywhere but in these pages! Interviews with Tera Melos, Pg99, The Fad, Turdus Musicus, Rx Bandits, Daylight, Hard Girls, Former Ghosts, Gavin Castleton, The Caps, Bobby Joe & The Children Macnuggits and more!
- BUTTONS! Everybody likes 1" buttons! I'll throw some TALLGUY buttons, some old buttons with my art on them, and whatever other buttons I have lying around! Button-Mania!!
- STICKERS! Actually, just labels with my art printed on them, but still! You can stick them on stuff!
- SOMEONE ELSE'S ZINES! I accumulated a ton of zines at the last two zine fests through trades and just random folks handing them to me. Who knows what you will get! Consider the possibilities!
- ORIGINAL ART!! I have reams of paper filled with my drawings! I have stacks of post it notes with silly pictures on them! I will stick them in an envelope and mail them to you! Are they all masterpieces? Probably not! But are they one-of-a-kind works of art that you can feel like an adult by framing and hanging on your wall!? I'd like to think so!
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Alanna Nuala was Eva Lucien, once from San Francisco, now transplanted to the east coast. Had they remained one and the same person, this recording would have fit perfectly in the world of the SF Savants. Dreamy, fuzzy shoegaze that fits perfectly in that niche when you don't feel like listening to something too heavy or too lite.
Long live the queen of Nonchalance.
This weekend was the San Francisco Zine Festival (and if you regularly look at this blog, I already beat you over the head with that information) and I had a blast selling paintings, meeting interesting folks and even got to play a set with GNARBOOTS! About halfway through Sunday I realized I hadn't seen anyone sending a jam comic around, something I got to participate in when I had a table two years ago which I really enjoyed (though I never saw the final result)! I threw together the first half of the first panel and passed it to my left to Pat Tong (of House of Tong)... where it went from there I have no idea. If you're one of the awesome artists who worked on this, please let me know in the comments!
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I just realized this painting is missing a shadow. I'm going to add that shadow when I get home from work today. Come to the San Francisco Zine Festival and see if I improved this painting by adding a shadow or ruined it forever!
This is how I feel about my job.
If you would like to hire me for my illustration skills, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, just come to the San Francisco Zine Festival and buy this from me.