24 Hour Wonderful Christmas Time


I will be listening to the song Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney for 24 hours to raise money for SmileTrain.org.

I will start at 11:59pm on December 23rd, ending at 11:59pm on December 24th.

It will be done live at The Purple Room at 318 Ross Ave. All are welcome to visit, though I can’t imagine why you would.

Track my progress by following @jdrenaud.

Any donation is welcome.


DONATE at http://support.smiletrain.org/goto/24hourxmastime

One Sheets – Series Eight: The Quickening

Interesting things can develop when you accept nonsense into your heart.

About a month ago, before going to bed, I had to set my alarm to wake up at a reasonable hour the next day. I had to, because I had a big list of commissions to get through, a bunch of e-mails to return, some deliveries to make, some posters to pick up, and a show to do that night. 

That was when it hit me. This was the first time that I had ever done that. This tiny action of setting my alarm and going to bed early, so that I can be well rested and refreshed for a day devoted exclusively to activities best described as ‘playtime’. I realized that the entire day ahead of me required that I maintain my wits and make my things.

I don’t know if that’s the way most people realize they have become full-time creative people, but that’s how it happened for me. 

I’m broke, I’m tired, my apartment looks like hell and I’m working my ass off, but I’m also eking out a modest living doing what I love and making my whack-a-do shit the way I want to.

I must say, I’m enjoying it.

Thank you, truly, to everyone who helped me get here. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of great support, and its always nice to have those happy thoughts in your head while you’re ripping up a picture of Liv Tyler at 4am on a Tuesday. 

Alright, all that sappiness aside, lets get down to brass tacks. Here’s a nice smattering of what I’ve been up to the last few months. All of these were commissioned pieces, so unfortunately for you they are all sold.  If you’re really cheesed about that, remember, you can always commission something fancy for yourself and avoid this kind of heartbreak in the future.

There is some exciting new stuff coming down the pipe very soon, but in the meantime, point your lookin’ balls this way…

‘Surviving’, formerly Shaun of the Dead


‘Real Change’, formerly 90 Robert Falcon Ouellette campaign posters


‘Street Walking Cheetah’, formerly Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power cover


‘I Don’t Feel That I Need To Explain My Art To You’, formerly Empire Records


‘Things To Not Talk About’, formerly Best In Show


‘Go On Then, Paul. Don’t Be Long’, formerly Paul

SOLD (to my friend Paul. Surprisingly)

‘Tis But A Scratch’, formerly Monty Python and the Holy Grail


‘August 6, 1945, 815am’, formerly Godzilla


‘Voyeuristic Intentions’, formerly The Rocky Horror Picture Show 


One Sheets – Series Seven: First Gallery Show

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.

‘Lil’ Scrappers’.

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

One Sheets – Series Six: Commission Impossible

Ah, the joy of destroying stuff.

Upon returning from my poster scavenging expedition in Toronto, the last month has been nothing but fun commissions and interesting projects. I was happy to have a number of cool requests, and I was thrilled to get the chance to leave my stink all over them. 

As for the future of the One Sheet project,  I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is you may not see as many updates up here, or very many new One Sheets for sale from me in the next little while. Awwww, maaaaan.

However, don’t worry, because since I’m a jerk, the good news totally overrides the bad news. I’m pleased to announce that I’m going to be putting on my very first gallery show!

Mark your calenders kiddies, because from August 24th to the 31st, I will be taking over the Frame Arts Warehouse C Space gallery for my very first solo show! There will be DOZENS of brand new, one of a kind pieces made for this show, and ALL of them will be for sale. I’m also planning a number of special events in and around Frame, so stay tuned for updates very soon about those festivities.

All of the One Sheets in this series are spoken for, and I’d just like to give a friendly howdy-do to Natalie, Jesse, Matt, Dave, Ryan, and Sean for their kind patronage of my bullshit.

‘Dogs And Cats Living Together’, formerly Ghostbusters


‘Deny Them My Essence’, formerly Dr. Strangelove


‘Renaud (Hidden Track)’, formerly 4 Islands tour posters


‘Predator Pink’, formerly Riddick


‘Six Shots, Or Only Five?’, formerly Dirty Harry


‘That’s A Very Nice Rendering’, formerly 2001: A Space Oddesey



‘Fuck You #WhiteHouseDown’, formerly White House Down


‘Damn Your Eyes’, formerly a couple things

The image created to be used in the program for my upcoming show in the 2014 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.


One Sheets – Series Five

After a month of no money and isolation during the coldest and shittiest winter this God forsaken ice tundra has seen since the 1970s, I’ve emerged from my cave with a new little batch of colourful little malcontents.

You hit an interesting point after you make enough of these things, I’ve found. Now that I have a vague sense of what I’m doing, and experimented with a few new approaches , I can authoritatively tell you all what I’ve learned about my artistic process. I can tell you all right now, with great certainty, that art is dumb. Really fucking dumb. It’s tedious, takes up a lot of my time, is on my mind constantly, makes me very little money, and at the end of the day, I’m an adult in my late 20s without a full time job making bizarre arts and crafts alone in my apartment.

And I would not have it any other way.

I’m going away on a expedition to collect some commissioned posters, and after I return and make those, I plan to keep my next plans for One Sheets on the down low for a little while. I’ve proved to myself and enough people that I’m not entirely wasting my time, and hopefully I’m able to whip up some stuff that will be really sweet.   

‘Too Much Sibilance’, formerly The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue


‘They Talk A Lot, Don’t They?’, formerly Pulp Fiction


‘One Of The Ones That Became Nothing’, formerly Pulp Fiction


I had a lot of extra scraps left over from the massive Pulp Fiction One Sheet, enough to make a whole 16 by 20 and 8 by 10 out of them. Those big ones are such a pain in the ass, but they are so worth it. 

‘Man Of Tomorrow’, formerly Superman


‘Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na’, formerly Batman


‘With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility’, formerly Spider-Man


The three superhero themed One Sheets were a sweet commission series for my boss’ baby’s room. Super happy for the chance to make those. Start the kids off weird, that’s what I always say.

‘Hi, I’m Jerry Cianflone’, formerly 20+ Pizza Hotline flyers


One Sheets – The Making of ‘Personality Goes A Long Way’, formerly Pulp Fiction

‘Personality Goes A Long Way, formerly Pulp Fiction

Since starting this whole One Sheet business, I’ve had a number of people ask how exactly they are made. I decided that for perhaps the grandest, most complex, and most requested pieces I’ve ever undertaken, I’d document the entire process from start to finish. From assembling materials, to the first cut, all the way to the final top coat, I take you through every step of the dark and sticky journey. 

Here now is a peek behind the curtain into how the artistic hot dog is made…

Due to the high demand I’ve had for this piece, I’m currently accepting offers via private message on Facebook or Twitter

Pics of the process…

One Sheets – Series Four: The Revenge

After my Christmas season commission rush, I was once again allowed the freedom to hack and slash whatever the hell I wanted.

I’ve still got a lot of posters to plow through, and I’ve already got my mind set on a really cool themed series in the near future. Coming soon, I’ll  also be giving information on a very special commission opportunity, where you could have the chance to get a custom One Sheet of almost any film you can imagine.

Several of the One Sheets you see below are still for sale, and are currently on display at The Purple Room at Frame. They can be purchased by contacting me (@jdrenaud on twitter), or by sending a private message to my or The Purple Room’s Facebook. 

“Very Protective”, formerly Dude, Where’s My Car?


“You’re The Only One I Trust”, formerly Rambo: First Blood Part Two


“Tonight’s The Night”, formerly Dexter


“Here I Come To Save The Day”, formerly Man On The Moon


“I Trust That Scratch Hasn’t Made You Useless”, formerly 300


“Revenge Is Never A Straight Line”, formerly Kill Bill Vol. 1


The second 30 by 40 inch canvas I’ve completed.  If you closely inspect this bad boy, you will see small yellow scraps hidden in the mix. Fun fact, there are 88 of them.  


One Sheets – Series Three: Xmas Commissions

I was fortunate enough to have a number of friends and well-wishers who supported my neurosis by commissioning One Sheets for Christmas gifts.

Included in this series are my first non-film posters, my first international commission, and my first double landscape.

Thanks to Chad Anderson, Dan Huen, Rory Fallis, Paul Mazurik, Ernesta Tobin, and Blair Renaud.

Also, huge thanks to Cory Falvo for his donation of a buttload of posters to the cause.

“Dream On, Skin Tube”, formerly Futurama: Space Pilot 3000


“Do Not Attempt To Defy Me”, formerly Pokemon: The First Movie


“Demented And Sad, But Social”, formerly The Breakfast Club


“Why Does He Keep Protecting Us?”, formerly Godzilla 2000


“Maybe You Should Drive”, formerly ‘Fear & Loathing’ art print by Ralph Steadman


“The Letter U”, & “The Numeral 2”, formerly U2 album covers


Made out of an extra large poster, spread out over two canvases. I was delighted to have my first musical One Sheets to be U2 inspired. I’m not really a fan, but I did listen to a lot of Negativland while making these. 

Detail – 

One Sheets – Series Two

“Oh, Shit! What Are We Going To Do Now?”, formerly Transformers: The Movie


‘Fix The Cigarette Lighter’, formerly The Blues Brothers


My first commission. Thank you, Dr. Dan Huen

‘I Don’t Like Being Sick’, formerly Quarantine


‘Matte Finish Can Eat My Ass’, formerly Quarantine


After experimenting with new kinds of sealer, I’ve made an educated decision.

‘Mean Mother Fuckin’ Servant Of God’, formerly From Dusk Till Dawn


“Dicks, Pussies, & Assholes”, formerly Team America: World Police


‘Worth Dying For, Worth Killing For, Worth Going To Hell For’, formerly Sin City


‘Flashback Humor’, formerly Fight Club


My first 30 by 40 inch canvas, four times larger than the others, made out of a gigantic wall-sized poster. Two more of this size are on the way.

“Tentacle Shaft”, formerly Shaft

A special piece for The Purple Room and Paul Little.

One Sheets – Series One

For a plethora of reasons I don’t really feel like going into right now, I’ve decided to destroy all my old movie posters, and recompose them all into abstract pictures.

Each of the images you see are made entirely out of a single film poster, pasted onto a 16 by 20 canvas, with no other added images. I call them ‘One Sheets’. Mainly because I think it’s a snappy title for the series, and because ‘Decoupaged Copyright Infringement’ is too many syllables.

All unsold images are on display in The Purple Room at Frame Arts Warehouse, and can be purchased by sending a private message to @jdrenaud on Twitter.


“This Was An Abysmal Failure”, formerly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


This was my very first attempt at a full 16 by 20 canvas, and I completely fucked it up. I didn’t like the fact that you could still read text and clearly make out certain images. The edges were frayed, I had bubbles everywhere, it was just a god damn mess. Mostly, I hated the fact that it was clear that I had just cut up an old poster. Granted, that is what I did, and what I am doing for all of these, but regardless, this one pissed me off. It really annoyed me how it proved that I didn’t have the skills or the intelligence to know how to use my materials effectively yet.

 It sat in my hallway for a week, and it made me furious when I looked at it. The only thing I could think of when I saw it was “This Was An Abysmal Failure”. So, I took out my paints, wrote that on it, slapped two logos on either side, and to be honest with you, now I love it. A fitting start. 

“Don’t Talk Like One Of Them”, formerly The Dark Knight

“Strikes and Gutters, Ups and Downs”, formerly The Big Lebowski

“Children’s Programming”, formerly Clerks

“No Real People”, formerly Reservoir Dogs

“Two Together Are Always Going Somewhere”, formerly Vertigo