So one of my favorite artists and friend, Electric Pick, is now taking pre-orders for his new book "Red Box". The first 100 people to buy a book from him will receive a limited edition hardcover book with a sketch from Mr. Pick himself. For more information please visit his blog post with more details here. There are also a few cameo pages from myself and a bunch of other super talented artists;)
Jesse has a new painting, his biggest yet!! 41' by 31' and it's pretty amazing! It's called Mental Malnourishment and it's being displayed at Chet Zar's tattoo artist Second Skin exhibition at the Copro Gallery in California!!
If you are interested in purchasing this piece, you can contact the guys over there at Copro Gallery!!
Don't stop there!! The show itself is amazing!! If you are in the area I would love to encourage you to go check it out!! Chet Zar really did a great job with this line up of artists!! Jesse is so excited he is like a kid in a candy shop! 🙂
One of my favorite teachers from college, Mr. Kerry Talbott, is battling brain Cancer and Velocity Comics is holding an Auction for him over at Ghostprint Gallery tonight at 7PM. Velocity Comics donated blank comic book covers to artists who wanted to contribute and had them work their magic. The piece below is what I came up with:) If you're interested in making a bid on my piece or any of the other awesome pieces that are up for auction you can do so here.
Bout to start painting a HUGE wall (at least huge for me;) for the G40 Summit within the week. If you're in the area, stop by and say what's up! I think I'm gonna be painting somewhere around Marshall and Brook, caddy corner to Gallery 5. Wish me luck!!
I knocked this 14'X14' wall out at Art Basel 2010. The wall I'm doin this year is probably gonna be twice as big.
Finally finished up a long overdue painting.
Started this piece about a year ago, but due to the overwhelming amount of stuff I had on my plate at the time I couldn't find time to finish it. Although I'm sure this painting is probably going to stimulate some negative thoughts, my intentions in creating this painting was not to glorify something that is obviously horrible, but to bring to light something that seems to be plaguing the world. Prior to experiencing depression for myself, it was difficult for me to understand why anyone would choose to take their own life. It wasn't until I experienced depression for the first time a couple years back that I could fully understand the thought process behind why it was that anyone would choose this path. Depression is something I hope to never have to confront again, however I'm glad I had the opportunity to experience it once. It has made me more sympathetic of people who are going through it as well as made me appreciate the happiness that I once took for granted.
When I went up to visit my buddy Dan Hazelton this past June, he snagged a sketch out of one of my older sketchbooks and colored it in.
I'm always really excited to see how he pulls everything together:) We decided to make some 18"X24" posters of the completed piece. If you'd like to scoop one up you can do so by heading over to the Store. They're $20 a piece and I'll throw in some free stickers with each order! 😉
I did this piece for a group show at 1988 Gallery called "INLE" that will be opening this Friday. It was curated by one of my favorite artists in the whole wide world, Mr. Greg "Craola" Simkins (www.imscared.com). The show consists of some of the best artists in the Lowbrow movement giving their interpretations of the Black Rabbit of INLE from a book written by Richard Adams called "Watership Down". If you find yourself in LA this Friday definitely pop in and check out the show. And for those of you who can't get there, go to www.nineteeneightyeight.com and join their mailing list to get a preview.
My buddy Dan Hazelton and I just finished up this piece for an upcoming comic book called Bromkah. The story was written and illustrated by a tattoo artist in Atlanta, Georgia named Garrett Adderley. We were so happy with the way the whole collabo turned out that we decided to make some "18X24" posters of it. If you'd like to scoop one up you can click on the image below and it'll shoot you on over to my online store. They're $10 a piece plus shipping and handling.
As usual I want to thank you all for your continued support,