I’ve emerged from my cave with a bounty of batshit to share.
Well, it’s been an interesting and amazing few months. Between mounting a one person Fringe show and desperately avoiding the sun, I’ve just wrapped my first solo gallery show. The response was incredible, and I can’t thank people enough for showing up, giving a damn, and lending support to me and my work. It’s always nice to know that my joyous downward spiral is as amusing to watch as it is to experience, so a big thanks to everyone who helped make it a success, namely Paul Little and the staff of Frame Arts Warehouse. You crazy kids are alright.
This series is compiled of the pieces that made their debut in the gallery, and a few commissioned pieces I’ve made over the summer. Most have been sold, but a few are still up for grabs! I’m making another venture to Toronto to scrounge up some new posters, and I’ve already got a pile of commissions to get through to keep me going for the next little while. No rest for the stupid.
‘Acherontia Styx’, formerly The Silence of the Lambs
‘I Missed The Part Where That’s My Problem’, formerly Spiderman
‘A Chalky Undertaste’, formerly Rosemary’s Baby
‘This Town Needs an Enema’, formerly Batman
‘That’s Why I Really Hate Sharks’, formerly Sharknado
’36 Hours’, formerly Blow
‘My Disappointing Early Work’, formerly ‘Children’s Programming’ formerly Clerks
I suppose this one is a little on the nose, but it felt right. This was maybe the third or fourth One Sheet I’d finished, and was one I brought out last November at the Self-Destructivism Video Dance, the first time I ever showed them to people. I never liked it. I always felt it had a very amateurish stink to it. After I’d made more and started feeling more confident in them, this one stuck out even worse. Since I’ve started there have been a lot of attempted One Sheets that did not pass muster, or were just flat out shitty, that I’ve never shown people. The less said about my misguided Snakes on a Plane experiment the better. However, I made the fatal flaw of showing this one off to people. It’s a lesson every budding creative type needs to learn. Just because you’re excited about doing something does not mean everyone needs to see every facet of it. A wiser man than myself once told me that it’s always on you to know if the work you’re doing is actually any good. Forget what others say, positive or negative. If you’re genuinely good, you’re an honest critic of your own work. You’ll know if the stuff you made meets your standards. Everyone else is just guessing.
‘Japan Four’, formerly Freddy Got Fingered
‘Father, Son, and The Holy Ghost’, formerly four posters for Lies of a Promiscuous Woman
A really cool commission for the cast and crew. I was honored to be asked, considering the notoriety of the posters. Thanks to Veronica for the opportunity.
Winnipeg Fringe Festival Actor Called ‘Blasphemer’ For Play
‘You’re My Favorite Customer’, formerly The Room
This will be available to be WON, at a special screening of The Room at the Park Theater on Sunday September 7th as part of the Interactive Movie Nights.
Also, cool little tidbit about this one, this poster was sold to me by Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. I bought two, and got them to sign one for me to keep. They looked very confused when I said I did not want them to sign this one, and I really did not want to go into the whole detail of explaining why.
I have this problem, in that I can never find it in myself to throw away any of the little remainders of a poster that don’t make it into the final piece. This is my tiny way of giving them a second chance to shine.
‘Suicide Booth’, formerly Futurama – SOLD
‘Wiseau’, formerly The Room – $15
‘Gnadenlos’, formerly The Silence of the Lambs – $15
‘Television’, formerly Futurama – $15
‘Cianflone’, formerly Pizza Hotline flyers – $15
‘G: General Audiences’, formerly 2001: A Space Odyssey – $15
‘Sretaeht’, formerly Pokemon: the Movie – $15
‘Stallone’, formerly Rambo: First Blood Part II – $15
‘R: Restricted – Black’, formerly The Room – $15
‘Based On A True Story’, formerly Blow – SOLD
‘R: Restricted – White’, formerly Dirty Harry – $15
‘This Film Is Not Yet Rated’, formerly Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – SOLD
‘We Were Brainwashed’, formerly The Breakfast Club – SOLD
‘Sexy Communism’, formerly Dr. Strangelove – SOLD