Monday, December 28, 2009

meals, movies and milestones

I suspect by now you all realize that i LOVE to eat. well who doesn't? so it should never surprise you when i have something to say about it...
last nite's dinner (center cut rib steaks) bought from Grazin' Angus Acres at the Union Sq farmer's market was an amazing example of grass fed beef, raised to increase the fat content naturally (letting the cow live longer) and to also promote the development of Omega 3's (essential & healthy fatty acids). For those of you raised on corn fed beef (me included) the transition to grass fed isn't always easy. For 1 thing grass fed cows are always leaner (less marbling of fat), earthier in flavor (some would say a bit of "game" in them), and not always as tender. But in closer inspection and with the help of your purveyor you can find a great cut, with the proper amount of fat and end up with a very satisfying steak. leaner meat always requires an adjustment in cooking time (less time or lower heat). but i find that i can cook these steaks with almost the exact time. maybe the brushing of olive all slows down the cooking time? :-) the last word on grass fed: don't make up your mind on one try. pick carefully or let someone who REALLY knows pick for you!

movies: i saw a really enjoyable flick called Bottle Shock (2008). About the wines of Napa Vallery CA. before they were known to the world circa 1970's. I think anybody will enjoy this film, but if you're a wine lover or foodie it's irresistable.

milestones: a mini of sorts for me. i went to my first "open" class at my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school Alliance . in addition to the very rigorous 1 hour training we finished the class with a half hour of "rolling" (grappling). i had been quite cautious up this point, sticking with the beginner class (which often has advanced students) but doesn't involve rolling (just drilling and practicing). you learn at my age (46) it's easier to injure yourself and it takes longer to heal, so caution is the better part of valor, but i finally felt ready and it was quite an experience. in my first match i got submitted (i had to TAP out to quit the match) 2 x. that was the LONGEST 6 minutes i've ever experienced. Ignazio my opponent (an advanced white belt...should be a blue any time now) was quick and strong and flipped an arm bar on me when i got gassed. i learned a lot from this match, i was quite tense and a bit nervous before. arden and i had a good bout following that and it was quite close (i call it a draw!), and then i grappled with Yuko (black belt woman), i had to have at least 50 pounds on her! but wow is she fast, the only thing that prevented her submitting me was my strength, but she tossed me quite nice by planting her feet on my hips and flipping me over. Yuko reminded me to loosen up.
today, i'm nice and sore. but boy that hot shower felt good!!!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

news news news, and happy holidays

it's been a long time since the last post. everybody with a blog knows it's hard to keep doin it. i know that. and you know that. still, there's plenty to talk about and i'm gonna do it whirlwind style incorporating random thoughts.

firstly i'm working on my TOP SECRET comic book original art website! yes, different from the gallery site. a lot of kick ass art has been uploaded and i'll shortly go live, and art addicts will get the email about the launch. there's a lot of top notch stuff listed already.

HOTWIRE 3 show in mid FEBRUARY!!!! info about the wonderful new anthology here

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu !!! i'm still goin strong. a few aches & bruises won't keep me down...i lost count of my classes when i got to 25 ! today's class was fantastic as a new technique was clicking fast with me.

Movies: why are bad movies sometimes great (plan 9, Hammer Horror, certain Planet of the Apes, certain Shaw bros & other Kung Fu flix, etc...)? because there's a charm in it...somewhere, somehow...maybe it's the naive production standard, the amateur actors, or just the novelty of it all, and if there's at least 1 redeeming quality, we fall in love with it. that's why in a nutshell.

but sometimes, bad movies are just that. BAD. i like bad movies. heck i like movies NOBODY likes: Battlefield Earth for example. Bad movies are fun to watch, they pander to your interests...soapy love stories if that floats your boat, or gratuitous violence (like the last Rambo flick...AWESOME!!!!), or predictable comedy, etc...but nothing is worse than watching a bad movie with all the expected pandering you crave and being let down. One such film is Pride and Glory from 2008. plenty of good actors: Ed Norton, Colin Farrell (um is he good?...well at least famous) and JON VOIGHT !!! (...i know he hasn't made a great flick in years, but still, he made some great films back in the day))). This film has action, and well, a family drama that is BORING. some action, and then some more boredumb. Ed Norton as an Irish cop? what's not to like? for 1: Ed Norton as an Irish cop!!!! who cares? is it good? no. and Colin Farrell?? again no. they're brothers, and opposites. 1's a good guy the other not so good!!! wow. NOT. do yourself a favor and don't watch this flick. a lot of nothing.

food: i spent WAY too much money the other day eating at the wonderful Tapas place Txikito this tiny tapaseria in chelsea serves outstanding food, has a great wine list, and if you don't mind indulging (and emptying your wallet) it's the place for you!! can you say VEAL JOWL TERRINE !!!!!??? this is some insane decadence. Chelsea is a hotspot for great Tapas. I love all the Tapas places in west chelsea btw.

i had a food product imported to the Fairway Market (my fave market on earth) i will not stop talking about this product. Ham infused with truffles. game over.

UFC...lastly, BJ "the prodigy" Penn defended his Lightweight crown again against Diego "the nightmare" Sanchez. props to Penn who completely dominated the fight.

signing out for now!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


went to a special nearly secret show of Jack White's band THE DEAD WEATHER. well, it features musicians from the Raconteurs, the Kills, and QotSA.

fabulous show at Music Hall in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
we (micah & i) got there, had a beer and hung out in the lounge until the opening act came on, a grunge outfit from Australia called Violent Soho with all the flannel trimmings. not bad, not very original either.

then we waited for The Dead Weather to come on...the roadies very neatly dressed with suit & tie and of course, those hip little retro hats i could never rock properly. they prepared the stage, and the band came on and played promptly at 10pm. Unlike in his White Stripes roll, Jack plays drums in this band. at first i'll admit i felt like i was kind of settling for seeing him as a drummer. i mean it isn't his main instrument right? well, even if he hadn't picked up the guitar for 2 songs (!!!...easily and arguably the best performer of his generation), i would have been very impressed and satisfied with the show sans his guitar. He's a very solid drummer. and just as good a performer behind the kit as he is when he's fronting.

This was a VERY memorable rock show. i'm lucky to have seen it.


king hell !!!!! dear good friends KING HELL played Santos House Party (club) on Monday for an industry showcase. it was a great show (as usual). they rocked. we rocked. and a great time was had by all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

KINGHELL in concert!!! nov 16th @ Santos House Party 96 Lafayette

yes. KINGHELL plays again....there will be rejoicing! there will be metal, costumes, and a good time. nov 16th @ Santos House Party 96 Lafayette st, nyc.

in addition to this they forwarded me the image and critiques to one of the worst metal album covers of ALL TIME !!!! thank you Raven...without you, i wouldn't have laffed so hard today.

#2 - Raven: The Pack Is Back

Raven - The Pack Is Back album

A warning to all you former football jocks who got off on stuffing dweebs in lockers: They're all grown up, they're coming for you, and they're completely deranged. We've seen homeless nuts who look more coherent than Raven. The two on the left and right are so far gone they put their Fruit Of The Loom and banana hammock undies on over their tights. And center stage we have Space Admiral Barney. We're betting the pack were shortly back in a locked ward.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


an amazing exhibition of Bauhaus masters at MOMA !!! wow, i won't give you the history lesson on it (go to wikipedia for that!) but the genius of the faculty and students from this important period of art history still dazzles!
one of my favorite exhibitions at moma in years.

GO !!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

movie questions

what does boston, judd nelson, italian mobsters, irish tuff guys, and EVAN EDER (my brother) have in common?
The Boondock Saints ll : All Saints Day !!!
yes, my kid brother has finally gotten himself into something there's no escape from. he successfully weaseled his way into this storied cult classic franchise by scoring 3 songs in this epic B movie !!!! and that music is gracing several scenes including the final all out shootout sequence.
so, see this !@%%**@#$^ fun movie.
kid bro evan, might actually make a penny from it someday.
we'll see!!!!
i liked it. reality suspended. music vid style not withstanding...a very good cast tho.

Monday, October 12, 2009

most pathetic comic con appearance

and the award goes to:
big apple comic con this upcoming weekend for the following-

Wax Steven SpielbergWax Steven Spielberg
(Wax Figure)
*Appearing Courtesy of Madame Tussaud's
*Appearing Saturday ONLY
(wax figure) *appearing courtesy of madame Tussaud's *APPEARING SATURDAY ONLY!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

brazilian jiu jitsu

at the end of the summer i enrolled at Alliance Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. today i finished my 6th class !!!! WOW, i'm sore!!! great thing about it is the class is sooooo tuff, i HAVE to work on my cardio and other aspects of my fitness in order to keep up. also in the hopes of increasing my # of classes per week. right now best i can do is 2 classes a week. in between i keep up my normal workouts for upper body ... but most of all i really need to improve my core lots of ab work, etc. i've thrown in some jogging (which i hate!!!!) but it's really helping my leg strength and cardio fitness.

this is the hardest atheletic thing i've ever attempted in my life. my knee hurts, my lower back is sore, oy i ache!!! but i'm hanging in there.

Friday, September 25, 2009

harvey KURTZMAN book signing

Thursday nite, i went to the Museum of Cartoon & Comic art (MOCCA) in downtown Manhattan to listen to Denis Kitchen speak about the recently published book The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics. Mostly Denis, and one of Harvey's children just spoke about the great creator and the people influenced by his art. His history and career ups and downs. etc.

The book is go out and buy it (published by Abrams ComicArts).

the following morning Denis came by for a cuppa joe. I wish we had more time. but there are some interesting plans in the mix (wink wink!).


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

you guys know i'm a fight fan...

and that i watch most of the mma events on tv. heck i'm even making an attempt to learn brazilian jiu jitsu (2 classes so far...and man am i SORE!!!!). i've been a big fight fan for years. took judo when i was a kid, took karate in college, and now bjj, and always a fan of watching the related sports from olympic wrestling to pro boxing to mma!
and i'm a kung fu movie fan (and know way too much about that genre) going back MANY years to the days of going to 42nd st to watch triple feature flix in the early 80's. way before the transformed times square of nowadays.

so fast forward to today. listening to howard stern (at work at the gallery), yeah i do that. and Rodney King (yes...of police brutality fame) is being interviewed about his upcoming fight (yes...he's spent all the settlement money) this sept. 11th, and the guy he's fighting Simon "the renegade" Aouad is there being interviewed too. ok, this is funny enuff, all the postering about who's gonna kick who's ass, how big each guy is, and lotsa huffin and puffin about breakin bones, yadda yadda yadda....and then the greatest nugget of hilarity is revealed...and that is if you want to know how bad ass simon is....just watch his workout video on youtube.
OMG this is the funniest thing i've seen since, tropic thunder. i mean BIG CHEERS to the guys who produced this and MORE power to simon for demonstrating how tuff he is.

everything is great about this video. EVERYTHING!
laff away friends....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

san diego COMICON summer so far

on july 18th we took off for san diego. weeks prior i was working nite and day preparing for the comicon. i was a little worried about the show for a couple of reasons: 1- THE ECONOMY !!!! i worried a bit about this... 2- i was in a new location at the complete opposite end of the convention center.
and so i MADE SURE that i had KILLER art for show. lots of private collection art and stuff i had squirelled away for years!!!
but let me back up a bit. we got in to s.d. early and we stayed in a great area near Del Mar. went to the beach everyday and ate at our favorite asian places in Kearny Mesa!

and so, after a bit of sun and fun and evenings full of prepping for the show, we opened the preview nite with a bang. sold a gorgeous G Herriman KRAZY KAT sunday. yes. it's expensive. and so the show began very nicely. the end results were very good. so CHEERS to everybody who stopped by and said hi and all the customers who walked away with wonderful art!!

after the con we stayed for an additional 3 days and went to the beach everyday and continued our eating ways gobbling up all the delicious food of the area and farmer's market fruit and veggies! aside from the shin splint i developed (it didn't stop me!) i was happier than the proverbial pig in shit.

Next we headed north to L.A. where i stayed with my musical brother Evan, and we continued eating in the great Japanese restaurants of Sawtelle. i played poker with his friends (i won...after grinding away!). and now to the highlight of the trip:
10 DAYS OF CAMPING along the KERN river in the southern Sequoia forest! NO cel, NO puter the whole time. Marcia, Lena, my brother Evan, and our good friends Ed, Alix, and Ella joining us. eating out under the stars everynite, and sun and swimming and great hiking!!! it was heaven. discovered some new spots (this is our 5th year inna row) and found some great new swim spots. i miss it all already.

ended the trip in L.A. with my brother and now we're home. i'm busy planning the year ahead...i can assure you of some great art that's going to be available shortly!!!!!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

ashley wood news !!!! POPBOT 8

i have the original art plus lots more. gonna bring it to the San Diego, Comic Con Int'l: July 22-26 Booth 4515

there will be a sneak preview shortly!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

(women's) tennis rankings (rant) question

if you haven't won a grand slam tourney how can you have a #1 ranking?

the rankings didn't put enuf emphasis on the importance of grand slam events. that's changing next year, so you probably won't see the William's sisters playing higher ranked players anymore.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

al's too good to be true

Al Franken is one of the funniest, brightest, and most intelligent Americans to ever draw swords with the Republican media machinery. His entertainment background, and politically motivated career path has led him to putting a stake in the heart of the conservative right wing movement.

we finally saw an end to the bush regime (mccain and that aweful palin into the white house) with the election of Obama. we witnessed an END to pull of the nasty republican party and we thought....what could be better? well, i'm not sure it's better but i'll just say that Franken as the newly "recognized" senator of Minnesota is the cherry on the cake we're happy to have.

this race was determined by 312 votes out of 2.9 million cast and was contested by the incumbant senator m coleman. not only would Franken's win give the democrats a "super majority" in the senate, but at the same time it would also extinguish the republican grip on things American.

essentially this is like winning the lottery 2x in one year. don't be too happy tho, the soul/blood sucking republican party is retooling as we speak, and from the ashes anything can arise. but for now, we must rejoice.

PLEASE read Al Franken's book

Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right (Hardcover)

you'll get a great idea about what this important american figure is all about.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

2009 complete bastard awards!

with no reason at all i give you my 2009 COMPLETE BASTARD awards!!

1- city drivers who honk at you so they can speed to a red light. where they get to wait.
2- people who use seats for their bags on the subway.
3- ann coulter. just read what this cunt said about the murdered abortion doctor.
4- people who jump out of their plane seats and step in front of you so they can deplane first.
5- people who let their cel phones ring a little longer...cuz they just luv that ring, and they want u to hear it.
6- my old neighbor, even 2 years after moving away from this nut, he is still top 10 total complete bastard material.
7- reckless skiers
8- bars that charge $16 for a mediocre margarita
9- my brother evan, for ordering 2 of the above margaritas while i was treating
10- the cop who gave me a summons for riding my bike into washington square park.
11- the legal system that requires you to show up in court (july 10) for the above summons, instead of just paying the fine.
12- the parks dept. which did not have visible signs asking bikers to dismount.
13- the police officer who told me i could bike in washington square park a few years ago.
14- Bud Selig, the commissioner of baseball. when home run records were being broken and attendance, ratings, and profits were up...this scumbag smiled benevolently upon the roided out atheletes who made the owners rich. and now the stupid atheletes take the fall for succumbing to the pressure to perform. fuck you Bud Selig.
15- corn fed beef. do you have to taste sooooooooooooo fuckin great?
16- grass fed organic beef. what's up? hurry up and taste good so i can stop feeling guilty about loving corn fed beef.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

mocca comix convention this past weekend

another favorite con come and gone! met sooooo many artists and friends there. bought a decent armload of books. made new discoveries~~~~...more on that later! and had a great time seeing this show in a new venue. i hope all the publishers and exhibitors had a great time. cheers to Alvin at Buenaventura press. soooo many great books. Cheers to my good bud Alex Robinson for a nice batch of art!
Cheers to Dan Nadel for putting the mazzucchelli show together at the museum, and for bringing out soooooo many cool books and artists signing.

Monday, June 1, 2009

performance art a la MIKE BIRBIGLIA

Marcia and I went to Mike Birbiglia's one man show Sleepwalk With Me at the Bleeker St Theatre yesterday. Great show...that's the fastest 90 minutes i can recall. no intermission and it just breezes by.
Cheers Mike and congrats on such great run!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Popbot 8 .....Ashley Wood

soon. soon we will have the original art from this latest epic art tome from Ashley Wood.
Go and grab this cool book: PopBot 8!!!. Tomorrow Kings, Mortis, and plenty of legendary story and art in this book. Although this book is juicy, u can imagine that the originals will be on a whole OTHER level. sooooooo keep your eyes out for it soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

gallery NEWS

we just renewed our lease for another 2 years!!!! that means more shows (and i promise you all more frequently too).

We're gonna re-paint the floors and walls, and rearrange things...runnin out of storage here so the office will be moved into the main space to better utilize our storage options...the main part of the gallery is starting to feel like a big closet, and this will no longer do.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

what is FANBOY ?

we all the know the term Fanboy. it's been in common use since the early 70's, when according to the underground artist Jay Lynch it was coined by him and Glenn Bray (tho it's use predates their epic collaboration).here's a an aproximation of what A fanboy is: a person usually characterized by an obsessive loyalty to a specific realm of media (music, comix, film, etc...). yadda yadda yadda.

But what i'm asking is "what IS fanboy" as opposed to "what is A fanboy". get it? good! ok, Fanboy IS a fanzine created by the mythical Alfred Judson & Bill Beasley (Jay Lynch & Glenn Bray) in 1972. Originally conceived as a goof to give away or sell to colleagues or other fans. Most of the original 12 copies were sold or given away at the Chicago Comicon. In future printings several other underground artists (Justin Green, Denis Kitchen and Jay Kinney (all with pseudonyms) also contributed.

And so, i have recently acquired all the original art and writing to this zine and intend to do a show with it. we will reprint it in a very limited edition and offer it with some of the proceeds going to some charity.

Monday, April 27, 2009

trip to italy

we ate up a storm in italy, and had a lot of fun hangin out with our italian art friends!! woooo boy there's a lot of good art out there.
highlights of the trip: food in Parma. Serenity & food of Ferrara, the mozaics in Ravenna. countryside driving & eating. CULATELLO !!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

special super intriguing FANBOY show coming up!

i can't give you all the details but suffice it to say there will be an online artshow revolving around FANBOYS !!!

Something you've never seen before. weird, funny, eclectic, demented...all the things associated with our beloved Fanboys (yes...i'm one).


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

S. CLAY's important

some of you may know that at the end of last year S. Clay Wilson nearly died after suffering brain injury following a fall.
please go to this website

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

treacherous three ..... yeah boy!

sounds like a good comic...but it's the name of a very early hip hop group.
one of their hits floated across my brain thru the ether of time this morning. it took about 15 minutes of searching on the internet and in the music service Rhapsody before i found it. digging thru mountains of songs with the lyrics rock the body, body rock, rock the body body...etc.
the name of the song actually turns out to be "rock the body"

old school rap sleuthing and determination helped me track down this gem of pioneering nyc hip hop.
the treacherous three were DJ Easy Lee, Kool Moe Dee, L.A. Sunshine, Special K, & Spoonie G (left in the late 70's). Kool Moe Dee went on to fame and rap history, most notably for his feud (on vinyl) with LL Cool J. Spawning the classic "how you like me now" hit single as well as the album with the same title.
i'm gonna rock my Kangol in honor of these vibes today.

while i'm on the subject of old school hip hop (i was in high school in the bronx during the early evolution of rap music), i gotta give shouts to my all time favorite homies of hip hop. These are da classics:
1. Big Daddy Kane
2. Eric B. & Rakim
3. Boogie Down Productions - KRS 1
4. Kool G Rap
5. Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five
6. Afrika BamBaaTaa
7. GangStarr
8. Public Enemy
9. Run-D.M.C.
10. Wu Tang Clan, Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Mobb Deep, Special Ed, NWA, Ice Cube, MC lyte, and and and....

Monday, March 23, 2009

JEFFREY BROWN.....super online art show! mid april

To celebrate the release of Jeffrey's latest book FUNNY MISHAPEN BODY put out by Simon & Schuster.
We will be putting together a beautiful online art show ! Yes it will be available for viewing by appointment only.


Monday, March 16, 2009

watchmen spoiler

probably is and will remain the best comic book movie (with super heroes) ever made.
there are some faults with it, but none that ruin what's good about it. faithful to the story (with some changes that make the film work better), visually incredible, some great performances by several of the actors...all in all a very enjoyable film.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

WonderCon S.F. and L.A. trip redux

maaaaaaaaaaan, that was a fun trip. the WonderCon was a great show. A lot of cool art and people and great vibes at the Moscone Ctr. We ate fabulously every nite, and my highlight has to be having a home cooked meal with my idol Spain Rodriguez making me his special sauce with pasta. !!! absolutely delicious and one of the finest evenings i've had. After that i headed down to L.A. to visit my kid bro Evan, and there i indulged in plenty of fine food, hikes in the Malibu Canyon, and good southern Cali weather. I was sorry when it ended. I also visited to private collections of comic art and that was fabulous as well. Several wonderful art treasures found their way home with me and now i'm back on the east coast dreaming about spring time.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New York Comic Con redux

It's long, and it's long overdue...and here it is.
A con like this in NY is special for a # of reasons:
1. There hasn't been anything of this quality & on this scale in NY ever!!!? Maybe the old Creation conventions came close (at least it felt that way to me as a kid), but i'm sure they weren't even half the size of this show. And Great Eastern Conventions...well the bigger they got the worse it got any body remember the Titanic?? or Hindenburg?? yeah, that sums up what happened there.

Bigger isn't always better, but in this case bigger IS WAY BETTER as there's very little overlap (for now) or insane repetition. Unlike the San Diego Comic Con where you have dozens if not 100's of vendors selling the same thing (t-shirts, toys, etc), NYCC is still managebly huge.
This is great for collectors of all types of comics/toy memorabilia, books, posters, etc. Enough variety and healthy choice to create a competitive selling environment. You can see it all in a day, but you could keep yourself occupied over the course of 3 days too. There are lots of artists attending, and the show is well run, and now that they're moving it to the fall of 2010 it's even better for tourists who want to enjoy the city more.

My only regret is that i'm too busy to run around and have more fun as a fan myself!!

2. Conventions in general, take me back to the beginnings of my dealing experiences. No matter how swanky they get there's still the old school feeling of setting up and putting out art, LOTSA ART, and no pretenses or "hoyty toytyness" (Ralph Kramdon be proud!!). The art's on the tables and on the walls just like i've been doing for nearly 20 years. Lots of chatting, meeting old friends and making new ones, and the action of the deal!! Making people happy. This is the way it's been done in markets since the beginning of time...and i'm happpy to be part of this tradition. This leads me to-

3. The inventory!!! For those of you unlucky enough to have never seen me at a show, you don't know what you've been missing. I bring 100x what i could possibly sell, 100x what i'll ever list online, and pieces from my personal collection (some of them 10 years or more), and items that will only be seen in person, and many of them only offered once! why? because that's how i do!! And you get my spiel (pronounced by me: shpeel) about what's so frickin great about this piece or that... or why i won't come down a penny in price because this one's from a museum collection, or that one's been in my collection for X years, or whatever. And that's how i've always done it. There's a lotta spontanaety and exciting energy at my table, half of which is me being amped up with little sleep and LOTS of coffee. Any thing can happen, here's an example: one guy, smitten by Ashley Wood's gorgeous art bought a couple of beautiful pieces online (a few days before) and looked forward to picking them up in person and seeing what else i had, when he saw what i brought he nabbed another fine piece and i gave him a nice deal on it too. A reward for jumping into the game feet first and making a big splash. This guy (he might be reading this ;-), came back later because the bug still had him and picked out a gorgeous little ink drawing (not expensive) and was digging in his pocket when i stopped him and said Take it!!! on the house. Don't ask me why. I don't know. What i do know is the live con is just on another level. does that mean you'll get the same treatment? all depends on the piece(s) of course and the moment. The spiel is guaranteed!!! ;-)

Don't get me wrong, the online experience is amazing and many of you out there have gotten the great treatment from me, but at a con...when it's all live, and i've lugged this all out and busted my ass to do this to make a big exhibition and all this work, well it means i'm ready to do some deals. And they get done!!! One thing tho, looking is free!!! this is a unique opportunity to see masterpieces by many extraordinairy artists! and i'm happy to have people lavishing their attentions on the art even if they can't afford to buy.

All in all, the con experience is truely unique and one that i put great effort into.

SO....make sure you see me at a CON!!!! ok?
This weekend i'll be in San Francisco WonderCon: Booth #1022 - Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2009

come out and see me.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

new things to like

Humanbeing Lawnmower #2
by Avi Spivak

it's cool, a lot of inspired tributes to comix, punk & music culture, and more.
excellent art, great contributions by true fans, and comix!@!!!

buy it!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

2009 is a good year

lots of fun stuff planned ahead in 2009. big show featuring ASHLEY WOOD's art coming soon.
and many special show's and mini shows with the likes of Gary Panter, Thomas Ott, Tim Lane, Peter Kuper, and surprises.
stay posted!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

i like jack kirby

i lied. i LOVE jack kirby's art. from a pure art perspective mainly the 70's stuff. 4th world, later marvel, etc... outer space ships, shiny metallic objects, those crazy faces!!!! nobody drew a zoftig woman better!!! and jack knew how to draw them. while jack's legend and impact on modern comix is the stuff of well beaten horses...the true scope of jack's genius may never be understood.