Thursday, April 17, 2008

Munny Show at Star Clipper

My lovely fianceé Jenny and I painted a couple of these Munny dolls that all the kids are talking about for a little art show at our favorite store Star Clipper. Basically you buy a little blank vinyl monkey-looking dude who looks like this...
Then you come up with a stupid idea, like this...
...then you paint it, apply some gross doll hair with gorilla glue, get some leftover silver spray paint from the last model rocket you built, add a bulging eyeball (of course), etc., and you come up with something like this:
Or in Jenny's case, this:
If you can't tell, we each turned our dolls into little self-portraits. The theme of the show is "The Future", and due to the fact that Star Clipper is celebrating its 20 year anniversary, we painted ourselves how we think we'll look like 20 years from now. I will have a cyborg arm resulting from years of drawing-related carpal tunnel syndrome, and a bird living in my hair, Jenny will be wearing embroidered vests and will still be frying me two sunny-side-up eggs.
Anyway, if you're around, you should come to the opening tomorrow night (Friday, April 18th) to see a whole bunch of these stupid things in person, drink beer, etc. It's at the Star Clipper gallery on Delmar, on the University City loop, a few storefronts down from the Tivoli. I think it starts at 7. See you there?!
Dan & Jenny

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ghostly White-Out

From wikipedia: The doppelgängers of folklore cast no shadow, and have no reflection in a mirror or in water. They are supposed to provide advice to the person they shadow, but this advice can be misleading or malicious. They can also, in rare instances, plant ideas in their victim's mind or appear before friends and relatives, causing confusion. In many cases once someone has viewed their own doppelgänger they are doomed to be haunted by images of their ghostly counterpart.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

From the Dead Horse's Mouth

I drew this strip tonight while eating hamburgers and watching Big Brother. It's based on quotes overheard by my friend Amy (one of my favorite people in the world) at her place of work. She says to imagine these sayings spoken with a southern drawl and with full confidence that they are being used wisely and correctly. Thanks Amy! Hopefully there'll be more to come. (Hamburgers and Big Brother I mean).

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Off-Kilter Comics Art show in Minneapolis

If you live anywhere near the twin cities, or will be there this weekend, you should drop by the Minneapolis College of Art & Design to see an art show I'm involved in. There will be a bunch of stuff by great artists like Ivan Brunetti, John Hankiewicz, Zak Sally, Onsmith, Lille Carre, and uh, me. Here's the neat postcard Onsmith drew:
Some of the stuff I'll have hanging are original pages from comics I've drawn for Kramers Ergot, the Drawn & Quarterly Showcase, Arthur magazine, etc. If that sounds like the same old jive, there'll also be the cover to my long-awaited new comic, Redbird #1! If you don't fancy boring ol' black india ink and white white-out, there'll be this strip which features COLORED PENCIL at least:
Anyway, it should be a cool show. What have you got to lose?!