Monday, May 31, 2010


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cincinnati Dispatch #04

The Lights of Cincinnati by Scott Walker, besides me being partial to my hometown, is a beautiful song. Hamiliton, Ohio, natives, The Walker Brothers were groomed in the early sixties to become more of a Fabian-teen heartthrob sensation, not really taking he ended up going solo, and has been living in England since the late sixties. His voice always seemed to me to have a dark, strong tone to it yet reminds me of Nick Drake for some reason.

Trailer for a documentary.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Get Ready for the World Cup.

Whatever you do, watch this fucking commercial.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Brothers II

Free beer. Check. Plus 26 odd-years from last "Brothers" post. Check. Shit being different but staying the same? Check.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wilson by Dan Clowes

In the mid-90's I became an avid reader of comic books and this introduced me to a world of artists my age and from the past that I would never have known. Now with most of these artists on the cover of the New Yorker or regular strips in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, I suppose they would be considered mainstream. And if that means that these great artists have a wider audience, than I'm all for it. Their attention to storytelling, craft and the history of the art influenced me tremendously.

On my first internship in NYC around 1998, I would blow about $40 every Wednesday at St. Marks Comics, drop over to a coffee shop and read them all in one fell swoop like a junkie with the shakes. The Hernandez Brothers's Love and Rockets, the informative and historical tome Drawn & Quarterly, Joe Sacco's Palestine series, Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve, Transmetropolitan, Joe Matt's Peep Show, anything by Seth and of course Dan Clowes's Eightball.

Dan Clowes was always close to my heart, because as an aspiring artist, I sent him some of my crap comics at the time and he took the effort to write back an encouraging note. That has always touched me.

So, today I just found out, Dan's got something new, Wilson. And I think I'll swing by St. Mark's and pick one up. It will make me feel young again.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Love Me/Curtis Kulig

"Love Me" stickers and tags come from one man, Curtis Kulig. And here is his cell phone.

Studio visit here.


Sunday, May 09, 2010


Roger and Alec. 1983? Cincinnati Reds hat. Check. Chocolate covered birthday face. Check. Toxic Citronella candle. Check.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

This guy is following me...

At Home.

At Work.

I'll get you before you get me.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Cinco De Mayo

Commemorating the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. A holiday theme that all Americans can rally around... beating the French. HUZZAH!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Up There

Hand Painted billboard advertising. Truly inspiring. That's how you do it. Thanks Jelsen.

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.