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Tonight! Natti Vogel song release & custom clothing designs

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Tonight at Littlefield in Gowanus, is the EP release show for Bellehouse. My friend Natti Vogel is one of the opening acts, featuring his own new song “We All Move to Brooklyn.”

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We teamed up to design a gorgeous round of custom merchandise using thrift store finds. We have a wide array of t-shirts, dresses (including one with POCKETS), fresh boxer-briefs, and even a gorgeous tuxedo shirt that I covet.

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I custom lettered the title tag and drew this Brooklyn-covered denzien.

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Come out tonight; doors at 8pm, pick up some merch, check out some amazing bands and dance all night!

Littlefield
622 Degraw St,
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Flash Friction on Nerve.com

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I’m incredibly pleased to announce that the brilliant Chelsea G. Summers asked me to contribute weekly illustrations to her short fiction column on Nerve.com. Every Friday, she will be teasing you with 225 word stories of pants melting lust. Today, we posted my favourite story about octopuses and strong, grasping arms.

Last week was a quick flash of consent porn.

Next week will be a thrilling surprise!

Check them out now at nerve.com

Narwhal BBQ Skewers + Laughing Squid release!

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I’m incredibly excited to announce that my Kickstarter-funded Narwhal BBQ Skewers are now available for sale (and on sale!) at the Laughing Squid store: https://store.laughingsquid.com/sales/narwhal-bbq-skewer-set

Laughing Squid has been such a huge supporter of the narwhals, starting from being the first site to announce the Kickstarter launch to now being the first store to carry them. Please go check out the skewers and all the other fun gadgets and gizmos that are also in their shop, as well as all the great links and projects that they share on the main site.

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The skewers will be coming in some gorgeous brown kraft and red ink retail boxes, which were designed by the amazing Lina Gonzalez.

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This spring, I’m trying to get them stocked on the shelves of local businesses here in NYC and anywhere else that’ll take them. Stay tuned!

2015 Update!

It’s been a long while since I posted!

For January 2015, I ran off to Bangkok, Thailand, where I resided for 3 months. It was a great way to skip the winter doldrums of NYC’s coldest months, while also explore a part of the world I’d never been to. While I intended to catch up on artwork during my time out there, I instead visited six different countries: Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia and Bali. I took thousands of photos as reference for future illustrations of my time there.

I intended to return at the end of April, but instead got wrapped up in Narwhal Skewers! They will be on sale via multiple online stores in early May, and it will unveil some brand new packaging designs for them. The skewers have eaten up all of my free time since I returned, as well as finding a new apartment and getting all my stuff out of storage. I’ll announce their upcoming store releases when they’re ready!

One of the fun parts of going on the road in another country was needing to slim down my workstation to what can fit inside of a backpack. I bought a convertible backpack – it can be either a messenger bag or a two-strap backpack, and then crammed it full of all my chosen tech. This way, if a job came up while I was traipsing through the ruins of Cambodia, I could scurry to the nearest wifi spot, whip out an illustration and get it sent off to a client in a matter of hours.

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I included a drawing below of all the gear I packed together, some of which fit into the backpack and others that came in the duffle bag and lived in our sublets and hotel rooms. Though I’m back and based in NYC once more, I have a great idea for new items I’d like to pick up for the next time I hit the road again.

December Silkscreen Workshops

I’m pleased to announce that I have two workshops coming up this month at the Bushwick Print Lab!

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On Sunday, Dec 14th, 4-7pm, I’ll be running a 2-colour paper printing workshop. It will be a hands-on instructional class, accessible to beginner screen printers.  We will provide a minimum of 20: 5×7” blank folded note cards from lab stock and Jam Paper with festive envelopes so you can print an array of holiday cards that will be ready for you to sign and mail by the end of class! Assorted paper will also be available through the print lab’s stock or you may bring your own porous material to print on.

Film, screen rental, tools and an assortment of inks are included as well. You may also bring your own screen printing ink or additional paper for use. Instructions for setting up files for film will be mailed to you upon sign-up.

PRICE: $110

Class will be limited to 6 students on a first come first serve basis. Email info@bushwickprintlab.org to sign up!

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Later that week, on Thursday, Dec 18th, 7-10pm I’ll be running a 2-colour textile printing workshop. We’ll have t-shirts and canvas tote bags available, and you

This class explores creating a print on t-shirts, tote bags or anything you want to bring in! By the end of the class, you will have learned how to register a one-colour image and print using water-based inks. BPL will provide (3) assorted coloured t-shirts in XS-XL or tote bags in natural canvas or black cotton. Additional stock available in house and you are welcome to bring your own t-shirts, tote bags, thrift store finds or handmade clothing item to print on. If you have any questions about the material you will bring in, please email us before class!

Film, screen rental, tools and an assortment of inks are included. Bring your own textile-based screen printing ink if desired. Instructions for setting up files will be mailed to you upon sign-up.

PRICE: $90

Class will be limited to 6 students on a first come first serve basis. Email info@bushwickprintlab.org to sign up!


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