Friday, November 20, 2009

Between the Lines Volume 2

Back in the spring I posted that I had done some pages for a colouring book for RxArt, a charitable organization based in NYC... Here are those 2 pages:

The book has now been released and is available for sale through their website. I'm pretty excited to be in a book with Takashi Murakami and Raymond Pettibon... I'm pretty big fans of them both...

Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Volume 2

If Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, and Raymond Pettibon each unleashed their inner child and created art for coloring books, what imaginative renderings might they come up with? That's what you'll discover in Between the Lines, Volume 2, RxArt's follow-up to Volume 1 of its immensely successful coloring book.

Contemporary art fans and artists of all ages will be delighted with this lively new collection of more than 50 original line drawings contributed by a diverse roster of today's celebrated contemporary artists. Everyone is free to add their own personal touches to the pages of Between the Lines, Volume 2, which are supplemented with a series of vibrant stickers designed by Nate Lowman and Mickalene Thomas.

Please contact RxArt for wholesale orders and discount information on orders over 10

Phone: (212) 260-8797 or Email:

Contributing Artists in the Coloring Book:

Mike Bayne, Matthew Brannon, Olaf Breuning, Delia Brown, Edgar Bryan, Ernesto Caivano, Gordon Chung, Dan Colen, Dexter Dalwood, Tacita Dean, Nicholas Di Genova, Sam Durant, Marcel Dzama, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Inka Essenhigh, Tony Feher, Robert Gober, Evan Gruzis, Wade Guyton, Ridley Howard, Ben Jones, KAWS, Karen Kilimnik, Terence Koh, Andrew Kuo, Jim Lambie, Sean Landers, Louise Lawler, Scott Lenhardt, Justin Lieberman, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Sarah Morris, Matt Mullican, Takashi Murakami, Jorge Pardo, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Ruscha, Cynthia Rowley, Alison Saar, Aurel Schmidt, James Siena, Tom Slaughter, Marc Swanson, Tats Cru, Mary Temple, Mickalene Thomas, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kon Trubkovich, Lawrence Weiner, Kehinde Wiley

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

a few things...

Here's a small list of things going on... I just woke up so I hope it all makes sense...

This is Luke Painter's work. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a hard time shutting up about it, he's one of my favourite artists... Ok, here it is, Luke's work is so amazing...

Anyway, I've been lucky enough to get to work on a small project with Luke over the last few weeks... Luke and I made a limited edition print for the OCAD Whodunit fundraiser, it's an edition of 100 and is selling for $150... Details on how to get a print, and when the show takes place are HERE.

Here is the image:
Um, next is a shirt of mine that was just released by LaFraise. It's limited to 250 pieces, and I'm not selling it personally, but it can be purchased through their website... I decided to do it because I've received a few emails asking about new shirts, and now there is a new shirt.

Here are the images.

Next is an article that was written about my work in a Toronto monthly called Steel Bananas. I really enjoyed the article, so I thought I'd post it on here.

The author calls me out on not being able to draw teeth very well, and he/she is right... To A.M. Standish, next time I release an issue of Wunderkammer, I will pay particular attention to the teeth) I didn't know that it was obvious, but sometimes when I'm trying to draw a set of teeth in a creature, all I'm thinking is: "I'm....fucking...this...up..." Anyway, here it is.

Last thing, because I love posting photos of my niece and nephew on here, I'm going to. Right now:

I spent yesterday visiting them. In October I was supposed to see them for their birthdays, but I was sick and couldn't make it, so I gave them their birthday presents yesterday. I bought Ava a little dress, and Jack got a plaid Queen West hipster button up shirt. With a shirt like that his first tricycle better be a fixed gear. Jack seemed to take a particular liking to my hat.

Here is Jack after a long night trying to pick up at WrongBar. Click on the image, it gets bigger, and funnier.

Ok, thats it, thanks for reading!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Illustration Now 3 and Jamiyla & Adrienne's show...

A couple of things. First off, Illustration Now 3, published my Taschen, has just been released... I'm lucky enough to be included with such an amazing group of illustrators... It feels great to be in this book, as I'm such a big fan of the series and so many other books published by Taschen...

Here is the official blurb:

The latest volume Illustration Now! presents a dazzling selection of groundbreaking work by 150 of the world's most exciting illustrators. A fascinating mix of established master draftsmen and neophytes, working in a vast range of techniques, Illustration Now! Vol. 3 features illustrators from 30 countries, including information about their career paths, and lists of selected exhibitions. Also included is an introduction by specialist Steven Heller on current trends in the field. This book is perfect for graphic artists, creative professionals and illustration students, as well as anyone with an appreciation for draftsmanship and visual language.

And HERE is the link to the Taschen page featuring the book...

Secondly and more importantly, Jamiyla and Adrienne are having their first two-person show this weekend... It's happening Friday night at Penny Arcade, which is located at 1177 Dundas West... It runs from 8pm - midnight, they will both have new work, and there will be cheap beer... If you live in the city, you should come out and have fun! I'm really really excited...