Diving right in: my Hopscotch prints this year were EXTREMELY popular. As in, I sold almost all of them during the three days of the festival, back in September. Since then, I’ve been trying to decide what to do with the last two (2) that I have. I thought about different packaging options, contests, and all kinds of other dumb shit. In the end, I’ve decided to auction them. They’re up on eBay right now, for five days, high bid wins. Nothing fancy, nothing special. Now, obviously what I wanted most is for everyone who wanted one to get a print. I hate that that can’t be the way. Limited editions, and such. And I also recognize that putting things up for bids can artificially drive up their price. Another drag. So I’ve decided to alleviate some of this guilt, and perhaps further entice you, the potential buyer, through altruism. I will donate a full fifty percent (50%) of the final sale price of each of these two prints to a deserving cause. One print’s proceeds will benefit TROSA, an exceptional recovery program based here in Durham that does truly inspiring work with addicts in recovery. The other print will help me make a donation to the ACLU of North Carolina, who need all the help they can get to continue to fight as the state unfortunately seems to be heading in the wrong direction on a number of social issues, from Voter ID to the truly horrendous Amendment 1.
So that’s it. If you loved Hopscotch 2012 as much as I did, and if you dug this print (many thanks, by the way, to all who have offered such kind words), and if you need a gift for a loved one, and lastly if you’d like to help me make a small donation to a worthy cause, then happy bidding. All my best to you and yours this holiday season.
Bid on Print #2 of 50, benefitting TROSA, here.
Bid on Print #21 of 50, benefitting the ACLU of North Carolina, here.
Hello, and happy holidays to all. A few notes for the season. First, Maggie and I have recently moved, so print production is going to be slowed through the end of the year as I set up a new studio space at my new house. It’s exciting, and a real chance to expand my facilities. But it’s gonna take a little while. So if you contact me with a commission for a print project this month and I decline, just know that it’s not for lack of want, but for inability to quickly and efficiently turn it around. I’ll be back cranking stuff out at (hopefully) an even higher clip than before come 2013.
Second, and more important: from RIGHT NOW through the end of the day Dec 18, I’m having a print sale. Stop by the store, pick out some gifts, and shop your way to BIG BIG SAVINGS. Just enter the code “HOLIDAZE” at checkout, and receive 20% off your entire order. How can you lose?
And last, I’ve received a lot of questions as to the whereabouts and availability of my remaining Hopscotch 2012 prints. There are only a couple left. I’m planning something special for these. They’ll be available soon, in a very limited and special package. KEEP TUNED.
There you go. Merry Christmas, shitter was full.
What’s up guys? Here’s a print for tonight (10.14) at Cat’s Cradle: The Hold Steady, with Natural Child & your dear friends and humble narrators Spider Bags. We are thrilled to be playing this show. Gonna be a blast. 2 colors, 12.5×19. The image comes from the cover of Jack Kerouac’s Book of Dreams. Maggie picked that up for me at a library book sale over a year ago, and the first thought I had was, “I can’t wait for the right show to do a poster homage to that cover.” Here it is. See you tonight. We’ll walk around and drink some more.
Hi there, friend. Here’s the Rock&Roll stuff I’ve been working on lately. Most urgently, print for this Saturday’s First One’s Free show presented by my dear friends and brothers in arms at Churchkey Records. Should be a blast.
Then, a tour poster for a few Hammer No More the Fingers dates at the end of the month. I like these: one green printed on two other spray painted greens.
Finally, a tour poster for Some Army/Schooner/Naked Gods in early November. The bands will share headlining duties over the course of three nights. Not gonna lie – I’m really proud of both the design & the print on this one.
Thanks. have more stuff for you very soon. KEEP IT LOCKED RIGHT HERE.
Oh, hello. I’ve just finished up a handful of new prints in advance of the Posterscotch opening. I have much to show you, so let’s get right down to it. First, tour poster for Some Army, who hit the road following Hopscotch leading up to their EP release party. One color, 12.5×19, edition of 40:
Next, a tour poster for The Weather Station, all the way from Canada. 4 colors, 12.5×19, edition of 60:
Next, a print for the Churchkey Records/Layabout/Nice Price/Bull City Burger & Brewery sponsored Que Viva! Day Party on Friday 9/7 at Slim’s. I did multiple editions of these in varying color combinations. Here’s one with a 4 color split fountain gradient. 12.5×19, total of 40 prints:
And finally, a print for one of my favorite rock and roll bands around, J Roddy Walston & the Business, performing Thursday 9/6 at Tir na nOg with Hacienda, JKutchma & the Five Fifths, & Wood Ear. 1 color print on black, 14×22, edition of 45. Based on the old Steinway & Sons pianos logo.
See all you good looking rebels at Hopscotch.
New print for the BIG upcoming Spider Bags show at Kings in Raleigh on September 20 with Rock & Roll aces The Golden Boys and Limes. We look forward to this show greatly. Print is an edition of 45, 14×22, two colors, one jail cell, one sad person, and one James Brown poster on the wall of one sad person’s jail cell.