Wednesday, June 30

Capt. Frank Ramsey from Crimson Tide

I enjoy this movie, you? This piece will be in an upcoming sketch contest over at Cave Drawing Ink. It's Gene Hackman's character from the movie Crimson Tide, Captain Frank Ramsey. The theme is in the spirit of the 4th of July; Good Guys Gone Bad. So on the 4th, head over there and vote for me and Shut the f$@k up!

***Update***

Apparently it's not a sketch contest, its just a bunch of drawings in honor of the 4th of July. So no voting or prizes... just freedom!

Saturday, June 26

**Updated** Half Baked Cartoon

I really love this movie. I find it gets funnier with age. Tonight I am going to go see Jim Breuer perform live at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, NJ. Typically at the end of each show there is a meet & greet with the performers. So after the show is over I plan on giving him the piece signed and framed. I will update when and if I meet him with some pictures. On a side note... the reason I drew this scene is because Jim has said that during the making of this movie this was the only scene in which he was actually high for filming. I can never look at this scene in the same way again. Plus it's friggin' hilarious!

"Sucks to be you man!"

*****UPDATED*****

Jim was HILARIOUS! Not that I thought he wouldn't be. And even though he really didn't have anytime to stop and chat with fans because A) his set was really long B) he was actually hanging out with his family after the set and C) he had another show directly after the first set. But he still managed to take a couple of pics and sign some autographs. He was really gracious and appreciative of the Half Baked print i made for him! He loved it and said he would check out my website. And here's the really crappy picture we took with my crappy cell phone camera (my regular camera was dead and i didn't realize it until i was at the club... doh!)


Thursday, June 24

Pulp Fiction Cartoon

I know I said I was gonna wait a little bit to show my piece (hehe, show my piece) for the upcoming Crazy 4 Cult show in LA at Gallery 1988 but I just can't contain myself. Well, that and a bunch of other artist's have started putting theirs up on the ol' interwebs too. So as you can tell I choose the movie Pulp Fiction as my topic. It is titled Pulp Fiction: Collect the Whole Set. I really love the movie and I wanted to really show many of the different scenes & characters so I had to think of a way do that and voila! Since the movie is Pulp Fiction I wanted to use some kind of a 'pulp like' medium to display that. So I thought of those old cheesy movie trading cards and thought this would be a pretty cool idea. I originally wanted to have the background actually be Marsellus Wallace's open briefcase. And the cards would be the 'glowing contents' but when I drew that out you couldn't really tell that is was a briefcase in the background so I just wimped out and made it a generic old wood counter top. I guess I failed as an artist, but I'm still really happy with the way it came out, so poo on you! This piece will be on display (and on sale) at Gallery 1988 when the show opens Friday, July 9th at the Los Angeles location only. This 1 of a kind print is a 12" x 12" stretch canvas print signed my yours truly for only $75 beans or some not as cool printed on not as futuristic heavy weight paper for a price that is not yet determined. So if you in the neighborhood go check out the show gonna it's gonna be redonkulous; all the show info is in the previous post or you can find out more by ---> clicking here <--- And remember, we're all gonna be like little Fonzy's, and what's Fonzy like?

Tuesday, June 22

Crazy 4 Cult 4: The Case of the Redundant Number

Every year for the past 3 year, this totally awesome place called Gallery 1988 has a show; showcasing movies of cult classic status. And this year they actually asked me to do something for the show! Well some of you know what I'm doing and some of you don't. Well out of respect to the gallery,i will be keeping that piece a secret for now or at least until the show opens on Friday, July 9th in Los Angeles. So if you happen to be in LA that night go check out the show (which will be running from July 9th - 30th). The opening reception will be hosted by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. And not to under sell it but these shows are SICK. They have some of the best artists from around the country (globe?). I mean, just check out the flyer alone for the show, awesome! My piece along with 99 others will be on display and on sale at the show and I'm sure other way cool stuff also! Below is more info on the gallery or you can click the link above to go to their website.

Gallery 1988 Los Angeles

7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Located at the SouthEast corner of Melrose and La Brea
Map

Hours: Tues - Sat: 11 AM - 6 PM Sun: Seasonal, call to check Mon: Closed
Phone: (323) 937-7088

And I will leave you with a small preview of my piece for the show but check back after the show opens for the full version of it!

Monday, June 21

Weekend Update with Ian...

About 2 weekends ago I was at Wizard World Philly and it was amazing. Thank you to everyone who came down and for contributing to my most successful show to date! I really appreciate everyone's support! Below are some pics from the show; some commissions, Kim and I in a real Back to the Future DeLorean, and a picture with me and Ernie Hudson! A friend of mine got a Ghostbusters commission / print from me and brought Ernie a copy of it. Ernie loved the print so much that he wanted to meet the person who made it so i ran over to his booth and talked with him a bit, shook hands and took a picture together! He was such an amazingly cool and down to earth guy. So appreciative of his fans and their enthusiasm!

"I've seen shit that would turn you white!"

That's all for now, see you in Baltimore batfans!
Who ya gonna call? ME! 'Cause me and Ernie Hudson are BFFF! Bust fuckin' friends forever! Well maybe in my fan boy dreams...

Thursday, June 10

Captain America Mini Print

This Cap piece is American as Apple Pie. 'nuff said.

Well, this weekend I'm off to Wizard World Philly with this new print and many others. Hope to see you guys there. I will be in Artist's Alley at table #1109. I will be sharing the table with fellow artist Mark Welser, so come on down! The con is located at:

PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER
1101 ARCH ST.
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107


Tuesday, June 8

Yo Ho! A Pirates Life for Me!

Another occasion, another neato retro print! This time it's for little Ethan's 1st birthday! What boy doesn't love pirates and a jonty sea tune!? NONE! That's who! Arrrrrr..... scurvy.

Saturday, June 5

Back to the Future Commission

"I finally invent something that works?!"
"You bet your ass it works..."

Just finished up this commission for Ben of Back to the Future. His request? Marty, Doc and the DeLorean and his favorite was the first movie. Done. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, June 1

Metallica Commission

Another 6X6 commission; this time it was Metallica! Next up is a piece that really kicks...