Wednesday, April 23, 2008

italy day 1's comin to a close. couldn't have beena better day. got in really early and the room was ready (miracle!!!). dropped our shit off and ran out to see a few local churches, then had pizza lunch at one of the most famous places (happens to be a few blocks away...di matteo). awesome. went home and took a much needed nap. we were all on practically no you can imagine this hit the spot. went for the early evening stroll, and ended up at my fav rest from last time (la cucinotta). pasta con fruti di mare! great wine, great bread...and panecotta for desert.
great meal....went home and now it's time to CRASH hard. show tomorrow early.
i'll keep you all updated.


Monday, April 21, 2008

comic con wrap

wow. and yes...i'm tired.
ciao to all my italian friends (martina & giovanni, and marina & massimo) who came out...we had the massive bbq dinner at hill country on sunday nite! so many other cool people came out. had a lot of fun talkin with tank girl artist Rufus Dayglo!
and a gazillion fans....mmmoi, i love you all!

allain for doing the great trade with me. he got a super cool chris ware jimmy corrigan page, and i got a crazy charles burns cover from the 80's "thrilling defective" plus a mark beyer amy & jordan strip and the kicker was a strip by early new yorker artist gluyas williams!!! thanks to micah for turning me on to him and alerting me to the whereabouts of this art.

all in all so many friends were there and the show was huger and more spectacular than last year!!

leaving for italy i'll keep you updated with con reports and FOOD & ART reports.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

crime of the century!

ashley wood wants to come to the ny comic con.
but those nasty dirt bag piggly wiggly airlines want to charge him $15,000 airfare!!!
those total BASTARDS!!! just cuz he's on the other side of the mofo world!!! and he wants to fly biz class.

i told him to spend it on art..:-)

right now i'm hard art work with a crazy load of art for the show. pricing, bagging, it's gonna be sooooooo f'ing cool!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

new york comic con!!!!!

April 18-20, 2008; Jacob Javits Center New York Comic Con {BOOTH 2509}

i'm busy putting the art together for the show!!! how am i going to squeeze it all in at my booth???

it's gonna be wild.


Friday, April 11, 2008

another week....

plans plans plans. after the New York Comic Con i'm going with my wife & daughter to ITALY !!!! There's a very cool show in Naples. So, aside from all the cool Italian artists and great books i'll see, there's the city itself! birthplace of pizza, the first tailors, and a place caravaggio called home! oh yeah pompeii and herculaneum are near by. i'll be happy as a kid in a candy shop, and up to my eyeballs in art & design...and eating like mad. the food of napoli is incredible! soooooooo, as you can imagine i'm psyched beyond belief!!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

new york city comic con EXPLOSION April 18-20, 2008

Yes...mark that date down april 18-20th NYC jacob javitz center, NYC COMIC CON. it's gonna f'n ROCK!!! get your tickets now...20,000+ were turned away at the door over the last 2 shows because they sell out the day tickets!!

i'm gonna bring some ridiculously cool art to this show more info and

what art you say?
Daniel Clowes, Seth, Richard Sala, Phil Hale, Kent Williams, my boy ASHLEY WOOD's craziest masterpieces!!!, Peter Bagge, Dave Cooper, Tony Millionaire, Al Columbia, Skip Williamson, SPAIN, Kim Deitch, Chris Ware, Jeffrey Brown, Joe Matt, Gilbert Hernandez, Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley, Johnny Ryan, Gilbert Shelton, .....and more!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

two words: one name: AL COLUMBIA

i don't need to tell artists about Al Columbia... and i don't need to tell fans of the alt comix about Al either, because few artists touch the realms where his artwork and creative mind have entered. What i will tell you got to hang with Al recently. Like an adoring puppy, i basked in the artnificense of Al. i was privy to the process by which he works. i was in the inner sanctum. i was, in a word: happy.

I found out all about his upcoming masterwork to be published by Fantagraphics. i don't know if i can talk about it so, all i can say is, you better hold on to your socks when this book comes out!

we had a great day. drank too much coffee, and talked about life, art, and projects...and yeah, havin an art show with me.

now that's the shit!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

hotwire artists...and CONFESSIONS OF A FOODIE

more art conspirators: Tim Lane, Chadwick Whitehead, and David Lasky have signed on for our HOTWIRE SHOW!!!!!! yay!
i hate to close the show but i'm running out of space.
so, i'm gonna wait a few more days and then zip it shut.

on to food:
i cook the best steaks. plain and simple. i don't cook 'em plain and simple, i mean i'm the best...plain and simple. i make 'em better than any stupid steak restaurant. yeah peter luger's smith & w, any of 'em. they're not worthy of holding my jock strap. your mouth will experience orgasmic pleasure, and your eyes will roll back in your head as you savor a piece in your mouth. i've seen this happen over and over and....yeah you get the point. although my pork chops are great, i still have some wiggle room for improvement. but when it comes to veal chops, lamb rib (or rack)...i fuckin rock.

while i'm a true blue art fan and devote most of my day to the pursuits of collecting and selling...i'm also a worshiper of art & music, and spectate quite nicely on both subjects. but i'm also a devoted foodie. and that's my hobbie, and dare i art. i go out of my way consistently seeking out the good food and the best ingredients for cooking. i'm a loyal patron of the finest food establishments of the city, as well as a very loyal devotee of the city's premiere farmer's market at union square.

i'm oldschool tho. i'd rather have a dinner somebody's mom or grandma made...then snooty high brow stuff any day. that being said i've been known to inhale a piece of nouvaux sushi with the best of them.

still, the simple pleasures of the best food, freshest ingredients and authentic recipes rule my food world.

when you've tasted something better than a perfectly roasted chicken (from the farmer's market)...let me know. seriously. LET ME KNOW!!!!

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