My grandfather was a really accomplished photographer. My sister has been digitizing his old slides, and they're just super gorgeous. My grandparents were total babes, too.
Wandering around in Lawrence, Kansas I found a magnifying viewfinder for 35mm slides at such an incredible antique market. I used it to make my most recent music video for Tompkins Square Records, along with the 500 35mm slides I bought and borrowed from friends. This amazing "feeding tube" slide didn't make the cut, nor did my glittery thumbnail. I can post the video when it premiers soon!
Public House Sounds is an amazing little recording space in Chicago. And pretty often they release singles by local bands on their webpage. I drew a green handy guy to accompany The Thons' release.
Later, Graham from The Thons took this screenshot of my green hand guy hanging out with the Beatles on WXRT's homepage:
In July I traveled to China. I was lucky to be invited on a northeast tour with Noise Arcade and GuiGuiXuiXui, two incredible performers. The film I expected to help shoot was a bust, but escaping to wander aimless in a foreign place was its own gift. For about a week I did nothing but ride trains around Shanghai and follow strangers around.
CAKE is an odd acronym for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. I made this flyer for Cake Frame, which is a fundraising event for CAKE, and it is happening on April 20th. At some point in the night I will get up on stage and do some live drawing, whatever that entails. Cool!
Kartemquin Films and designer Dizzy Giant, I animated graphics for Life Itself, a documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir. It premiered at Sundance this month, and it is a fantastic film that got some nice praise. Kartemquin has amassed a list of reviews from the likes of Variety, the LA Times, and the Chicago Tribune here.
Waiting for some film to get processed these next few weeks, and until I get it back there is nothin to do but sleep and plan out the things I've wanted to do while I was busy doin something else. Like an animation about outer space! I drew my friend Emme at the beach.