Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas, Last Minute Gifts


Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Festivus, etc.. Wherever, whatever, and however you celebrate, I hope it's a pleasant time with excellent food.

And remember, if you still need to do some last minute shopping, there may still be time to grab a Polypropylene Beard Net. (Thanks to Emily for spying this in Uline's catalog during breakfast.)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"Jesus is a Raisin" : The Next Generation



Absurd strings of apple juice-centric Star Trek overdubs is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Mind if I fuck around in your attic?

Apple juice.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

All These Eggs and Other Dance Moves

I just came across this in a sketchbook (and a nod should go out to Emily, with whom I developed these):

NAMES FOR ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL DANCE MOVES

1. Shopping Cart
2. Sprinkler
3. Screw In The Light Bulb
4. Dig The Trench
5. Look Both Ways For Traffic
6. What Am I Going To Do With All These Eggs?
7. It Turns Out The Piano Was Hotter Than I Thought
8. Oh My, This Butterscotch Is Adhesive

Psychedelic Air


I'm infinitely far behind in posting things of interest that I've come across over the past couple months (I feel a series of batch posts coming in the near future...), but having just seen this yesterday, I thought I'd start here.

I love this... somewhere between The Yellow Submarine and The Dot and The Line.

Home (Be)for(e) the Holidays


It's great to be back in Chicago, albeit briefly before flying back out for the holidays. A million thanks to everyone who came out for the east and west coast events.

The Seattle and Chicago events were a perfect one-two punch to end the whole tour. I've just received an e-mail that some video of the final Chicago event should be posted sometime in the near future, and I'll link to that whenever it's up... but for now, enjoy Jonas Seaman's photos from the Seattle event (the ridiculous one of yours truly is below, signing above). The colors are delicious.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

One More Time, With Wind


Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the gala at the Fantagraphics Book Store. It was a great way to cap the west coast leg of our book tour, which has been phenomenal. It's been a pleasure talking with everyone and spending time with art geniuses like Jesse LeDoux and Jason Munn along the way.

We have one last event in our dual tour, which I've completely forgotten to post previously. We'll be heading directly from the airport to Home Room's 101 Lecture Show at the Hungry Brain in Chicago to give a final slide show presentation, answer people's questions, sign books, and try to get the feeling back in our toes after re-embracing Chicago's chill.

Here's the information about the event:

The 101 Lecture Show
The Hungry Brain, 9PM
2319 W Belmont
Chicago, IL

Thanks again to everyone. We'll hope to see some of you on Monday.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Giant Post-Its


Jay Ryan and I will be starting the west coast leg of our tour tonight at Giant Robot in a rainy L.A. If you're around stop by (and check out the Post-It Show, in which I (and about a million other people) have some work).

And if you're not available tonight, stop by and say hello tomorrow at Nomad. Both events come with roofs, the deluxe version of the umbrella.

The details for this non-sunny, non-California dreaming tour are:

Mon., Dec. 7, 6pm
Giant Robot
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
LOS ANGELES, CA

Tues., Dec. 8, 7pm
Foundation Editions@NOMAD
1993 Blake Ave.
LOS ANGELES, CA

Wed., Dec. 9, 6-8pm
Giant Robot
618 Shrader St.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Thurs., Dec. 10, 7pm
D. King Gallery
2284 Fulton St.
BERKELEY, CA

Fri., Dec. 11, 6pm
Goodfoot Gallery
2845 SE Stark
PORTLAND, OR

Sat., Dec. 12, 6-9pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 South Vale St. @ Airport Way S.
SEATTLE, WA
*Fantagraphics Bookstore's 3rd Anniversary party*