Hey you GUYS!!!
I'm in 2 new tribute art group shows, courtesy of the fantastical Autumn Society!
1st up is my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle piece for Brave New Worlds in Philly.
The title of my piece is Chris' Raph, and it is a tribute to my elementary/high school friend Chris Ellis, who recently passed away.
In 5th Grade, my pals & I: Chris, Ryan Hill, Ron Puga, Frank Stevens, Brian Reyes would pretend to be the Turtles and various other characters from the comics & cartoon and create our own ninjatastic scenarios out on the school yard. I was Leonardo, Ryan was Michelangelo, Ron was Donatello, and Chris was Raphael, or Raph as we called him. I'm not 100% sure, but I vaguely remember Frank as Master Splinter & Brian as Shredder.
The piece kind of came out sorta zen for me to do, and I'd like to think Chris was right there watching me draw as he did when we were kids. He was a spectacular artist too, as were/are the rest of my pals then & now. I remember Ryan & I coming up w/ a beastie boys-like rap about the TMNT too.
Here's to you Chris! I miss you buddy.
Second up, is my sorta nsfw piece for the Ultra RAD, Goontastic Goonies themed show in Astoria, Oregon (where Goonies was actually filmed!) at Lunar Boy Gallery!
My piece is appropriately (or un-appropriately) titled, "My Mom's Most Favorite Piece!"
It's my teeny (heh) tribute to the part in Goonies when Chunk accidentally breaks off a piece of Mikey's mom's favorite replica of the statue of David.
I'd like to send a shout out to Joe Game, aka: Chogrin, for curating such amazing group shows that I am very proud to be a part of! Thanks Joe!
I'd also like to point y'all in the direction of my girlfriend Ava Alamshah's new blog: Your Friend, Ava. It's pretty awesome & cute, and I helped her out w/ sprucing it up a bit, code/design wise. :)
It's our time down here,
Labels: art shows, autumn society, ava alamshah, brave new worlds, Chogrin, donatello, goonies, jeaux janovsky, Joe Game, leonardo, lunar boy gallery, michelangelo, nsfw, penis, raphael, statue of david, tmnt