Sunday, August 29, 2010

FORGIVE & NEVER FORGET

There's few things as impressive to me as 300 sweaty kids packing into a room to watch a band nobody outside that room has ever heard of. I tend to think Mike Pelone felt the same. Mike will always be at the top of my short list of promoters who really have an interest in music over money. He was pretty much the only person keeping the local scene alive in Lansdale for a few years and although I doubt he realized it at the time, creating posters for his shows was the only thing keeping me busy and sane while going through my divorce. I really didn't know what to think when I heard Mike had passed away earlier this month. The viewing just seemed surreal and it really didn't hit me til I was painting out his name for the memorial poster. Despite the circumstances I'm really glad Dave gave me the opportunity to create some artwork to remember our friend. Peace Buddy.

Prints of the poster will be available at the show with all proceeds going to the Pelone family.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

WORLD'S FAIR UPDATES

If you haven't checked out the World's Fair blog yet get on it. My good friends Concetta and Patch asked me to participate in the show which opens at Shadow Space in November. Part of the ongoing project was to create a typeface to be used on the blog etc. Here's mine:
In other news Hopeless posted this video that the Wonder Years boys made to announce the reissue of their "Upsides" album. You can check that out here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

MORE

I should have thought to make the last post a really long one but anyway, it appears that Culture Twist has finally made my P.E. Elephant t-shirt available. They added a crappy distressed texture to it but I guess that is the price you pay for selling the rights to your work. In other news Panhandle Print gave the "Nobodies" opening a nice write up. If you didn't make it out you still have one last chance to see the show this coming Saturday at Masthead. And finally here's my latest for Parade of Flesh. Fresh and tasty for Dan Sartain.
I think that's it for now. Honest.

BACK FROM THE WEST COAST

I spent the last week in Vegas/L.A. doing as little as possible but upon arriving home I was happy to see a pic of my contribution to the Wonder Years upcoming reissue in my mailbox. ALT Press already ran a story on it so I guess it's OK that I post it here. Behold (a taste) of the fruits of my labor......
Many thanks to Nick for the picture. As far as I know the record will be in stores sometime in the fall.