Friday, February 27, 2009


It's that time of year!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Benld Meteorite

Leon has a new Amazing Facts & Beyond comic in this week's Riverfront Times. Go read it!
Leon told me he has been obsessed lately with meteorites, especially the Peekskill (NY) and Benld (IL) events.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


These are from the last few weeks of figure drawin'. I'm trying to get better!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I spend a lot of time at Hobby Lobby

I managed to not lose my homemade beads yesterday in Soulard, although some eyeballs appear to have (human?) teeth marks on them. Thanks to my pals for a good time and to God for the Turkey Lunchables.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Takin' Care

I've written my long, stupid name (and even longer, stupider e-mail address) on the backs of enough hands and White Castle receipts to finally force me to make some business cards. These are them. If you want one, come up to me at the bowling alley or fish fry and pretend you don't know me.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


This is a big painting (acrylic and enamel on board, 32" x 48") I did for a show that opens this Saturday / Valentine's Day at the FUBAR (3108 Locust) in downtown St. Louis. The show, called CONGESTIVE ART FAILURE, is being put on by Evermore Gallery and is billed as a show of "medical illustration". It should be really cool:Here was my sketch. I wanted to focus on the gross anatomy of things found under the my recliner:
1) Loose change
2) Bottlecaps
3) Fritos (whole & partially smashed by the mechanical guts of the chair)
4) Pink (skim) milk-cap rings hidden by my cats
5) DustI've been painting on heavy-weight masonite for a while and the two major archival challenges are long-term warping and how to hang the thing. Here's how I decided to combat them this time around:It makes for a nice sturdy thing that hangs in a 'floating' fashion a couple of inches off the wall. Anyway, maybe I'll see you at the show! Bring your sweetheart! What is more romantic than a flourescent hot-pink portrayal of my insides?

Saturday, February 07, 2009


Here are some drawings from the forthcoming HOLD ON zine, the hottest new art/recipe/word-puzzle magazine on the streets. Be on the lookout for biweekly issues on the newstands soon. Staying in on a Saturday night, listening to punk rock records, drinking Big Red soda, doing weird/gross drawings, makes me feel 15 again. Why does life ever have to be more complicated than this??While I'm being nostalgic it seems like a good time to post this recent painting I made for an art show commemorating the local comics shoppe Star Clipper's 20th anniversary. My idea was to recreate the cover to a comic I made 20 years ago. (My pals The Hurtt Locker and Ron DMC did a similar deal.) Here was the original cover to "The Origin of the Society of Super Robot Forces" (© 1988).And here's the new version, ©2008:

Monday, February 02, 2009

For Sale! Bob Gibson Painting

I recently did this big painting of St. Louis Cardinal Bob Gibson, the most dominating and fearsome pitcher of all time. This is a man who, following his 1968 season's ERA of 1.12 (!) and 17 strikeouts in Game 1 of the World Series (both records which stand to this day), forced major league baseball to lower the height of the pitcher's mound !
This is a man who, at the age of 57, brushed back Reggie Jackson in an old-timers' game! Here's the preparatory sketch I did :My painting (24" x 36" acrylic on canvas) is gonna be up for auction this Friday night at a trivia night/silent auction fundraiser for The Center for Autism Education in O' Fallon, Missouri. It's a great cause and I'd love to give this painting to a good home. I know there are some art-loving El Birdos fans out there, and would love to give them to chance to get in on the action too. If you want to submit a proxy bid, e-mail me at: danzettwoch (at) gmail (dot) com.