Sunday, October 30, 2005

Slacker doodle art

Hey everybody. I've been scanning and colouring notebook doodles lately in my free time. Here are a couple of examples.

The Great Pumpkin

The album art for It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown inspired this intricately carved jack-o-lantern, here now for your trick-or-treaty pleasure. I always wondered what ol' Chuck did with all those rocks...

Saturday, October 29, 2005

hey all

I figured I'd add something to da blog here.
check out my rockin' axe's new paint job, I'm pretty
happy with the way it turned out. I've dubbed it
"Mjolnir" hammer of thunder.
you can now check out my band "the bookburners" on
I got a few songs up there, they're pretty strange but what else do you expect?. anyway I'll leave this as it is and write back something later.


Makin' Art in the Big City

Hi everyone. I was finally able to join the blog and figured I post something new for your eager, hungry, anticipating eyes. I did this one in support of a fundraiser whos procedes will be used to help emerging artists (whaitaminute! Isn't that me?!? Just give ME the money!) . I have several new paintings in the works, and a few completed, but they're all Top Secret, in the vault, until the big exhibition opening...sometime? Hope everyone is well. Dave

Art Procurement/ Arts and Letters

Thanks to Dave and the VANL newsletter:

City of St. John's Art Procurement Program deadline is Wednesday, November 16th, 2005. Submit your work between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday at the Dept. of Economic Development, Tourism and blah blah blah at 348 Water St.
You may submit up to three pieces of actual artwork, slides, photos, or a DVD. If unframed, you must submit the cost of the work framed. Then you have to frame it if selected anyway.
More info: Kay Anonsen/576-2563

Arts and Letters deadline for next year is January 20. Works must be framed for this as well, I believe. See for more info.

Friday, October 28, 2005

My parents throw an annual Halloween party out at my cabin. For the last few years I've carved them a pumpkin or two and this year was no different. Here's a Frankenstein pumpkin I made this year. Let's see those pumpkins!

Illustration for knitting zine

Here's an illustration that I did for a knitting zine published in Toronto, called Take Back the Knit. You'd probably have to be pretty involved with knitting culture to relate to the written part, but I figure that you folks would like to see some drawing action.


Hey Everybody, I just want to say how geared up I am to see how many people have signed up for the blog and I anticipate some good rants and critiques. I hope you can use this forum to your advantage and that it becomes something you look forward to visiting now and then. Cheers!
On a side note: I've limited comments to members only, because we were getting some spam.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Well, I figure I should toss something up here on the 'ol blog. It's something I did for a friend of mine for Halloween. It's just a remix of the old Gone with the Wind poster. So, I guess it made it into an 80's zombie flick. Check it out!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Minicomic Pt. 1

Well, here's the first half of my minicomic mock-up; I still have a couple of panels to finish for part 2. Unfortunately, Keating informs me that Homer also travelled through time via toaster, so I'm not quite sure what to do about that yet. I may just go ahead with the popular breakfast appliance, anyway.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Big Face

I came across this photo the other day which was the seed for one of my 24 Hour Comics Day vignettes. I got the face backwards, oops.

Here's What Happened to His Insides... I'll do a Taste Test Later... hehe

First Japanese Woodblock

Pump House with Pony, Bell Island (5x7)
Last week I attended a two-evening Japanese woodblock (Ukiyo-e) workshop with St. Michael's October artist in residence, Elspeth Lamb from Glasgow, Scotland. My pal Tracy came along; I hope she'll try some more printmaking soon. I was a bit happier with my print before the third and final printing, but I enjoyed the process very much. It is so clean and beautiful. Look out, more to come!

I went traditional on this one

That's it Jennifer, you have forced me to enter the bloggin world. Congrats. So here's a pumpkin that I carved recently. It's the first one I have ever done without constant supervision via my father. He would have died to see the way I handled the butcher knife. Anyway, I went with a traditional pattern that reminded me of the good ole trick or treating days. If anyone else has carved a pumpkin (past or present) please post the pics! If was fun, although I'm not skilled at cutting curves.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Another lunch comic

Well, thanks to Tucker and Keating (and 24 Hour Comics Day) I've been dabbling in the sequential arts a little bit myself. Here's one of the latest 'vignettes'.
I'm currently working on a minicomic; images to follow shortly.

Friday, October 21, 2005

"run" page 1

Hot of the presses, page 1 of another 23 saints yarn by Jumpin' Jason Arthur.

TADA Blog Commences

This is the online conference room of The Association of Disaffiliated Artists (TADA), created and maintained with love and dedication by its own members. Above you will see our first group shot (most of the group, anyway) at our premiere exhibition, This Cabinet Contains Wonders at Eastern Edge Gallery in June 2004. Many more exhibitions to follow. Tune in to see and comment on images and ideas posted by TADA members and friends.