The Dt’s Hard Fixed Poster Art

This art appeared on a fold-out poster for the Hard Fixed CD by my wife’s band, The DT’s– Yes, it’s a total cop of R. Crumb’s Cheap Thrills LP cover– More at The Dt’s Facebook page

Bruce Lee

Commissioned painting of Bruce Lee– Acrylic on 40 X 40 inch stretched canvas–

Freddie King

Commissioned graphite portrait of blues guitar monolith Freddie King–

Duke Kahanamoku

Commissioned graphite portrait of celebrated Hawaiian surfer, Olympic swimmer, sheriff, and Hollywood character actor Duke Kahanamoku–

Slim Pickens

Commissioned pen & ink portrait of Slim Pickens–

Thirsty Pig Vs. Rocket Dog

It’s nice to get a postcard from S. Clay Wilson– They are always funny, weird, and impeccably lettered– The latest one he sent is the above photo of a pig flying through the air (He added the beer mug sticker)– The reason he sent it is because the pig reminded him of my Smooth Fox Terrier, Lucius, whom he dubbed “Rocket Dog” after seeing him soar off my backyard deck–

Zappa Comix No. 1

A fake comic cover featuring Frank Zappa with the fabled Fender Stratocaster once owned (and smashed!) by Jimi Hendrix– This art was created at the behest of Len “Shavin’ Rosie O’Donnell’s Back” Callo, whose choice and diverse collection of comic art can be seen at his gallery on the ComicArtFans website— Buy a poster print of this art in 3 sizes here

Bikini Irony 101

The good folks at John Wiley & Sons, an Australian publisher, have seen fit to include an illustration from my Glam Warp book in Retrospective, their latest 11th grade History textbook! The art is used to illustrate a chapter on nuclear testing in the Pacific islands– It even includes a sidebar question in which students can expound on the “message” of the artist– What a wacky world!

New Paintings At Tigertail March 4 – May 4

I’m delighted to be showing over a dozen new paintings on stretched canvas at Seattle’s Tigertail bar and Pan-Asian eatery– The show will be called Emblema Psychopathia and will have a 2 month run from March 4 through May 4– Tigertail was founded in late 2007 by my pals Carl Carlson, who ran Seattle lowbrow gallery Vox Populi, and Tim Hayes, ex-proprietor of Fallout Records— Their new bar is very swank yet comfy and located at 704 NW 65th Street, in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood–

Django Reinhardt

A commissioned pencil portrait of mythic Belgian jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt–

John Chandler From The Young Savages

A commissioned graphite portrait of character actor John Davis Chandler from the John Frankenheimer film The Young Savages– 

Camilo Cienfuegos

A commissioned portrait of Cuban revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos, who swung with both Che and Fidel, and died in a mysterious plane crash– Acrylic on hardboard, 8 X 18 inches– For more on Cienfuegos, see his Wikipedia page

Young Jamie Johns In Squiggles

I get asked to do portraits of people’s children a lot– As a general rule, I turn them down– But I couldn’t resist this request from my main man in Sunderland, U.K., Jamie Johns, who sent the childhood photo from the 70’s that this art is based on–

Fred Bradna

A commissioned pencil portrait of Fred Bradna, the Equestrian Director and Ringmaster of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus for over 40 years–

Les Barany’s Carnivora

I’m stoked to be part of Les Barany’s ambitious Carnivora book and traveling art show– The subject of this project is “the dark art of automobiles”– The Carnivora book will be published by Scapegoat Publishing and the art show will debut January 12, 2007 during the International Auto Show at the ©Pop Gallery in Detroit– The roster of 92 artists includes H.R. Giger, Anthony Ausgang, Robert Crumb, Frank Kozik, Coop, Glenn Barr, Mark Motherbaugh, Stanley Mouse, Zdzislaw Beksinski, and Trevor Brown– I’ll have 3 pieces in the book, and 2 pieces in the art show–


My Work Lair In Panoramic VR

Bradford Bohonus takes richly detailed panoramic photographs of all sorts of things, including Northwest artists in their studios– The photos can be viewed with Quicktime or Flash on Bradford’s website, and you can navigate around the photo in any direction using your mouse and an on-screen cursor– It’s a total trip to play with and I must say a little terrifying to have such a precise 360 degree photo of my work space up on the web for all to see! Back off, man! This technology is very cool and so is Mr. Bohonus–

Bob Dylan 1965

A pen & ink portrait of Bob Dylan I did for the 2007 Music Issue of Oxford American magazine— Get a poster print of this portrait in 3 sizes here

Billy Joe Shaver

Commissioned graphite portrait of Billy Joe Shaver– Get a giclée print of this portrait here

Filthy Beasts Au Go Go

The “Filthy Beasts” show at the Fantagraphics Bookstore was a blast– A packed house heard a rockin’ set by The DT’s and checked out the art, books, and records for sale– A staggering-drunk indian named Chief Swimming Eagle bewildered everyone (see above photo)– Some hype for the show: Kelly-O’s blog write-up for The Stranger, Kelly O’s YouTube video interview, and a photo set by Fantagraphics staffer Mike Baehr