Thursday, October 29, 2009

Optimum Wound and the Masters Of Ink.

 This summer I was contacted by Jason Thibault from Optimum Wound Comics ( about being a part of the Masters Of Ink series that he runs on his site. We emailed each other a few times and he sent me an interview to answer when I had the time. As things have been really busy, I answered the questions when I could and ended up taking 3 months to complete the questions. Of course, it hard for me to write about myself so that was one reason for the delay. If you'd like a look over the writ, you can find it here:

    I can say that I am humbled to be a part of the Masters Of Ink series and to be in the company of so many artists that I respect, admire, and find influence in. And, here I am writing crazy answers to the questions that other artists had great answers to. Ha! Who thought punk and metal would help me further my art career? Piss off Mr. Holmes!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Finished building the shrine.

 The Shrinebuilder shirt/hoodie design is complete. The idea was to keep with the serpent and shrine motif and tie the back into both the sleeve and main design. At first, the border was to contain the tour dates, but Scott and Al decided to replace them with a lyric from the album. I really like that way that the whole project came together. Now, I can hardly wait to see them.
 As usual, it's 1am and I have to get up for work in a few hours. You have to bleed in order to do what you love and I'm extremely light headed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kylesa, Shrinebuilder, and looking forward to having time for art.

  Kylesa came through town last night and played a hell of a show. The only thing missing was the banner that they made of the Killer Of Love design. The low ceiling and limited space on stage at Chop Suey was to blame. So, Phillip went outside and pulled the banner out of the trailer so that I could finally see it. It's an incredible thing to see it printed in such a grand scale. He said that they are stoked about the banner and have had it up at other shows. My friend Jaysin sent me a picture that he took at the Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM. I'm hoping that I'll get to see it up one day, but having seen it at all was great.

 The back of the Shrinebuilder shirts is getting inked and ready for their 5 date tour in November. Scott and Al really liked the sleeve designs and have asked me to replace the idea that they had of placing tour dates within a border with a few lyrics from one of their songs. I just heard another song off of the Shrinebuilder album and it is sick as all hell. 
 And, soon I will be putting in my two weeks notice at work. I simply can't maintain a full time job and work on art, so I am going to focus solely on my art and projects. I have some things in the works and am booked for a long while so I know that quitting is the right thing to do . Freedom is close.