A flyer I did for the Evaporators a while back just showed up on the last episode of Supernatural! (Thanks to Frau Brittanica for alerting me and taking the screencaps)
For those of you keeping score at home, this is, if I'm remembering correctly, the third time my art has appeared on an hour-long sci-fi serial. The first was an extra sporting a NN2S "It Has Begun" shirt on the Ghost Whisperer, and the second was another Evaporators poster gracing a wall on Alcatraz.
Now if there were only some way to parlay this into a money-making venture...
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Little piece of history here, folks. Some of you who have read the, like, two interviews I’ve ever done may recall hearing that Nothing Nice to Say was actually inspired by a flyer I did for a house show I booked once a million years ago. That I’d drawn these two random characters making a stupid joke, and something in my brain clicked, A HA!, and the idea to do an ongoing series of gag strips about punk rock came to me, and I used the characters from the flyer as the main characters.
WELL. I wrote a My Stupid Life comic about this very subject for the upcoming new punk comix anthology zine I’m putting together called AS YOU WERE on this very subject, so I asked my friend Pat (who saves shit and who I knew would probably still have a copy somewhere) if he had it, and he did, and he scanned it and send it to me.
AND HERE IT IS! The very first drawing of Blake and Fletcher EVER. Blake’s shirt, by the way, in this drawing, is a work shirt with a name patch that says “Moe” in reference to the song “Hipster Boyfriend” by Sicko (“He has a gas station jacket that says his name is Moe and he hangs out at all the punk punk punk punk punk rock shows”). I think the patch appears in a couple very early NN2S strips, but was dropped quickly.
As for AS YOU WERE, I’m actually just waiting to hear back from a couple printers with some rates and then we’re ready to get it printed up and shipped out to that disgusting hovel you call a home!
But, just to tease it a little in advance, the series is going to be an anthology of never-before-seen comics written by cartoonists with a foot in the punk scene, each issue focusing on a centralized theme. The first issue is all about house shows. It’s fucking incredible, I’ve read it!
Besides myself there’s new comics in it by Andra Passen, Anthony Sorge (Crust Dog), Ashley Rowe Palafox (Barefoot and in the Kitchen), Ben Snakepit (Snakepit), Bill Pinkel (Frowning Bill), Brad Dwyer (Record Heat), Brian Connolly (Nothing Mattress), Emilja Frances (Ship of Fools), Josh PM Frees, Kim Funk (Shady Hawkins, The Homewreckers), Liz Prince (Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed, Alone Forever), Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart, Hey Suburbia!), Ramsey Everydaypants (Year One, Everyday Pants), Rick V, plus GORGEOUS cover art by Steve Larder.
We’re about to take over the whole goddamn world! More info to come, but expect this by the end of the year!
I came home one day and Amanda had been messing around with some ink wash randomness on watercolor paper, and she’d painted this big awesome ghost. And she said she wanted to do more to it, and I said hell no, it’s perfect, that’s a flyer. Then, in the flap of an angel’s majestic wing, my friend Dave booked a Toys That Kill show here in San Antonio at the Ten Eleven. Done! I lettered it, Amanda painted in the letters, and now all that’s left is to sit around and wait for the awesome show! TEAMWORK!
Here’s a flyer I drew for my friend. There’s a punk/indie karaoke in Austin that I’ve gone to a couple times and it was a lot of fun. I totally killed on “Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist” the second time I went and the high you get from that is more palpable than any drug you can ever take. Except for most of the drugs you can ever take. Actually what am I even talking about…
I had to edit this one to add in Laura Stevenson and the Cans. Took as long to fix in Photoshop as the entire first version took altogether. God DAMNIT, Laura Stevenson, haven't you done ENOUGH?!
(It actually looks a lot better now with their name on it too.)
I can't believe I hadn't posted this to the blog yet. Here's the poster for Lemuria's 2011 tour of Russia, drawn by me and watercolored by Amanda:
Lemuria are great people and a super cool band. This was a really fun one to do.
There's a show on FOX called Alcatraz, and a recent episode (season one, episode three) featured a poster I'd drawn on the background in one scene. Here's a screen cap:
Here's a larger version of the poster itself:
FUN FACT: This is the second time my art's appeared in a supernatural network drama. The first was when an extra wore one of the NN2S "It has begun!" shirts on The Ghost Whisperer.
FUN FACT 2: I don't watch any of these shows. Crossing my fingers for a "TRU PUNX" sticker to show up on Parks & Recreation some day. Now THAT would be exciting.
Woke up one day to my friend Max calling me. There was a secret show afoot in Austin, and he was going to put me on the list and assured me that, whatever my plans were, I had to go, though he wasn't allowed to tell me who would be playing. And so I was running through all the possibilities in my head all day long, excited for the prospect of a secret mystery show, when he called me back a few hours later and told me that he'd tell me who was playing if I promised to A) keep it a secret, and B) draw a flyer. I agreed. AND GUESS THE FUCK WHAT:
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Bam! Incredibly exciting for me, as these guys have been one of my favorite bands since I was in middle school and my friend from across the street and I used to play Insomniac songs together in his basement.
I've always dreamed about getting to do a project with them (Green Day, if you're reading this, I don't have a band confirmed for Turnstile Comix #3 just yet...) and a flyer seemed like a great fit. And, I have to say, I'm incredibly proud with how this one came out. I'm not one to pat myself on the back about my art (quite the opposite, in fact), but this might be one of my personal favorite flyers I've ever done.
Plus the show was a lot of fun. Probably more new songs than I'd have preferred (though I get that they have a whole new fanbase now, so their newest album is probably a lot of people's favorite), but they played "She" so I chalk it up to a success.
So hooray! Did a flyer for one of my all-time favorite bands and saw them play a relatively small club all in the same two-day span. One of those times when having spent the past ten years making comics and flyers and album covers really payed off in a surprising way. Three cheers for punk rock!