Everybody Dies Show update June 10th

My Book release and art gallery show in LA's Lebasse projects Chinatown
I have been framing all of the original art and getting ready for the show.

I just got a shipment of 30 boxes of a fancy new four color press print of the book too. My first printing was a very limited run that was made digitally (There are still a few copies left if you'd like a 1st print). The new book is longer (32 pages), with a proper title page and some end pages, it is also much sturdier with very vibrant colors.

I found out today that "Mama J" from the very handsome website MOmtalkonline made a nice review and shout out to my book. Thanks Mama J. Momtallkonlin is a site of forums and posts about mom related topics. I am not a mom, but I am still able to look at the site.

I'm hoping to get some more reviews in blogs and papers and such to correspond with my June 10th release, so if you know anybody who might be interested please let me know :-)
If you live in the California area, I hope to see you at the June 10th opening reception from 7-10pm (friday). I think we will also have a book signing on June 11th (7-10PM?)

It Will all be over Soon

Fatalistic Chick
"It will all be over soon"

I am back to painting again for the first time in many moons. I spent most of last year making my picture book Everybody Dies- A Children's Book for Grown Ups. I finished it in Decmeber, but then in early January I met Jacob the herniated disc (L5) and Jacob makes it hard to paint because I can't sit down for long.

It's been two months since I met Jacob, and I am learning to live with him. He's not a good neighbor though. I started painting again a few days ago since I am getting ready for several art shows.

1. This Saturday I will have a piece in Torrance Museum to benefit the quake.
2. It is the anniversary of the Billy Shire Fine ARts Gallery where I had my first show in 2009. They are doing a show with a piece from all artists who have showed there...the work will be published in a book. So I need to finish a piece for that by March 31.
3. I am applying for a museum show in Hokkaido.
4. I have my first Solo Art show in Los Angeles coming up on June 10th in Chinatown.
5. I have a show at Cade Gallery in Phoenix Arizona on the First Friday in May.

So I have to make peace with Jacob and start painting. I made Fatalistic Chick Today.

This is a companion to the piece below which I did quite a while ago. Click here and scroll down and you can see a little bit about the original piece.

I would like to do one more "It will all be over soon" but I haven't though of it yet. I think the thought is coming soon. Yes

Everybody Dies Contest REsults

I had my first ever YouTube giveaway contest where Remi February, Victor (Gimmeabrekaman), and I each gave away a copy of Everybody Dies a Children's Book fro Grown Ups.

The end of the video is shot on my new Canon Rebel T2i.....so it has a very different look. I only have a 50mm lens..and it's not so easy to shoot myself with the camera, but I am looking forward to making some handsome videos with it once I learn how to use it.