May 29, 2012

French Hollywood Steals My Painting

I spent this past Memorial Day Weekend enjoying good company and good friends remembering why we live in such a great free country. Something overshadowed this hallowed fact though. I went blind to see the runaway French hit, The Intouchables and happened to see something shocking. During a scene where a billionaire and his poverty-stricken aide go shopping for obscenely priced art they happen upon a suspiciously familiar painting:
Also, dude is eating peanut M&M's. Good choice. Back to the point...
Here's a piece I completed and exhibited a few months ago in my first solo exhibition:
What can we take away from this?

- My painting should be in a major motion picture.
- My painting is worth 41,500 Euros.
- They copied the shit out of my painting.

I'll be expecting my check in the mail, France.

May 18, 2012

Free Comics Friday + LBCEx Recap

Ladies and gentlemen, I present: Dark Mouse.

Open publication - Free publishing - More anti mickey

This is the collection of the first five Dark Mouse mini-comics I've produced. You can read them for free here but I have hard copies with me at conventions too (while supplies last). The books also have super-secret artwork printed on the inside/back. I'll be putting those up for sale online in the near future as I work on the next Dark Mouse installment, not to mention 140. Get excited!

SPEAKING of conventions, Evan Spears, Sheika Lugtu, and I plowed through the Long Beach Comic Expo last weekend like some sort of drunken college simile. A good time for all to be sure:

For some God-awful reason I felt it a good idea to take pictures towards the end of the event so it looks like no one attended. I made my decision and I stand by it. Always nice to see new and old con friends. Looking forward to November!
These are not the comics you're looking for.

I was also able to stop by CSU Long Beach to visit Andrea Ueda and check out her group show while it was up:

Hand made frames and super-limited, beautiful prints. Check out more of her work here.

Stay tuned for the THREE comics I'm working on right now, a small coloring book for an upcoming local festival, and a few more digital projects to premiere soon (fingers crossed).

I'm also taking commissions should the notion strike you and I'll be showing work once again in this year's Saturation Fest in Riverside, CA.

Follow and stay up on upcoming issues of Dark Mouse and 140.

See you soon, Internet.

May 9, 2012

LBCEx 2012 (already? cheah)

This Saturday is the Long Beach Comic Expo. I'm pretty excited. I saw the Avengers a few days ago. I'm still gushing over it and it totally put me in the mood for this weekend. Ergo, I'm stupid fucking excited.

I'm ALSO stupid fucking excited to be tabling/working/hanging with the incomparable Evan Are Spears and other super-impressive analogy Sheika Lugtu. Evan is one of those people that I always learn something from whenever we hang out. Sheika is a creative I've met recently and I am hard pressed to find anyone as committed to their craft as her.

Over the recent past, I've been able to build a small haul of swag and art for the patrons at the Expo. Check it:
From left to right we HAVE:

Some Things (black and white print)

Dark Mouse -vs- Cats (super limited color print)

Skull Shirt

Dark Mouse comics #1-5

Everything besides Dark Mouse #1-3 is new (and even those are fairly recent). If you're not familiar with Dark Mouse then I suggest you start drinking heavily. I'll also have some of my older prints as well as books The Burn Issue and ::gasp!:: 140.

As of right now I am awaiting YOUR text to fill 140, issue number 5. I will complete that comic and will release it because I need to get that story out of my system.

You can contribute to the book by tweeting @eyedraugh with #5words and your text. Feel free to email, chat, message, or snail mail your 140 character contribution to me as well and I will use your words in the book. All credit where credit is due as usual, folks. I look forward to drawing your words again.

As always, I've got other projects in the wings and I can't wait to get a jump on em.

But for now, THIS WEEKEND: Long Beach Comic Expo. Visit Evan, Sheika, and myself at tables 1002 and 1003. Let's do this thing.