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Al Davis

Commissioned portrait of the notorious owner of the Oakland Raiders– Graphite and acrylic on bristol board–

Nina Simone

Commissioned painting of Nina Simone– Acrylic on 11″ x 14″ cradled panel– A giclée print of this portrait is available here

Denzel Washington

Commissioned ink portrait of Denzel Washington—

Visual Abuse at Floating World Portland June 1 – June 30

Through June, I’ll have art on display at the fabulous Floating World Comics store in Portland, Oregon + will be there for the opening/book signing Thursday, June 1– Please spread the word and stay tuned— 

What’s Up! May, 2017

My Shirley Jones painting appears on the cover of the May issue of Bellingham, WA music mag What’s Up!

Visual Abuse review at Blurt Online

Fred Mills at Blurt Online writes a short but thoughtful review of my latest tome Visual Abuse— Read it here

Sid Haig

Commissioned painting of character actor Sid Haig— Acrylic on 14” x 18” cradled panel—

Interview with The Comics Reporter

Old pal Tom Spurgeon interviewed me for The Comics Reporter, and writes about my new Visual Abuse book— See the interview here

What’s Up Magazine April, 2017

I did a squid cover for the April issue of Bellingham’s long-running What’s Up! magazine, and am profiled in the issue, as is my wife’s band The Dts– See the online version of the interview here

Book Signing at Comics Place in Bellingham, WA April 22

I’ll be signing books and whatever else is put in front of me at Bellingham’s excellent comic store The Comics Place on April 22 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM— More info at the Facebook Event page

The Glory Of Eyeball Assault

Eugene Robinson writes about my art and my new Visual Abuse book for online magazine OZY— Check it out here

Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band 45

Cover art for a 7-inch 45 by Seattle garage rockers Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band— The songs are “Invincible Blues” and “Pink & Blue”— Buy it direct from Pig Baby Records

Michael Jackson

Commissioned ink portrait of Michael Jackson–

Gene Wilder

Commissioned portrait of actor Gene Wilder— Acrylic on panel, 6 x 7.5 inches—

Marvin Gaye

Commissioned ink portrait of immortal soul singer Marvin Gaye– Purchase a giclée print of this portrait here

U-Roy

Commissioned graphite portrait of Reggae “toasting” pioneer U-Roy–

Ron Asheton

Commissioned portrait of Ron Asheton, guitarist for Iggy & The Stooges— Acrylic on cradled hardboard, 14 x 18 inches—

Answer Me! Anthology

Cover art for new anthology of Answer Me! magazine, which collects all 4 issues for the first time— To be co-published in 2017 by Answer Me! creator Jim Goad, Nine Banded Books, and Underworld Amusements—

Visual Abuse Book Release Party/Art show at Fantagraphics Bookstore Nov. 12 – Dec. 8

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood will be hosting a book release party and art show for Visual Abuse: Jim Blanchard’s Graphic Art 1982-2002— The opening reception and book signing will be Saturday, November 12, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, and the art show will be up until December 8— The show will focus on Rock Art artifacts including flyers, posters, and record covers—

Ebey

Portrait of my friends Erin and Matt’s power pup “Ebey”— Scratchboard, 9” x 12”—

Whitman Mayo

Painting of actor Whitman Mayo, who played “Grady” on TV’s Sanford And Son— Acrylic on stretched canvas, 30” x 40”— This painting and more will be on the walls of Bellingham, Washington’s Redlight Bar until November 30, 2016—

Jim Blanchard/Sonny King at La Luz De Jesus Gallery Oct. 7- 30

I’ll have a selection of original drawings and paintings, as well as posters and prints on the hallowed walls of the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles from October 7 through October 30— Also in the show is Australian sculptor and artist Sonny King— I will be there for the Opening Night shindig on Friday, October 7 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM— I will also be there the following day, Saturday, October 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM for a book signing— Advanced copies of my new Fantagraphics hardcover VISUAL ABUSE will be available for purchase. Preview the show here— Looking forward to seeing some of my So Cal homies!

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Here’s a sample look at Visual Abuse: Jim Blanchard’s Graphic Art 1982-2002, published by Fantagraphics Books— It turned out great! The 200-page hardcover will be in stores in October, 2016. Get a signed copy here

 

Dick Curless

Portrait of country singer Dick Curless– Acrylic on panel, 5 x 7 inches–

Sweet Invicta

CD EP packaging for Bellingham, WA teenage rock combo Sweet Invicta– Recorded by Conrad Uno–

Timothy Carey

Commissioned portrait of Timothy Carey, legendary character actor, director, and nut– Acrylic on panel, 9 x 12 inches–

Doggy Benefit At Darrell’s

Poster design for a benefit show to help fund spay and neuter clinics in Washington State’s Yakima Valley–

Annabella’s Dad

Commissioned ink portrait of my friend Annabella’s dad–

Little Richard for Oxford American

Pen & ink portrait of Little Richard for the 2016 Music Issue of Oxford American magazine– Read David Ramsey’s excellent article “Prayers For Richard” at the Oxford American website— Buy a poster print in 3 sizes here

Fatty Arbuckle

Commissioned pen & ink portrait of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle– Get a nifty photo print of this portrait here