Quickie poster for big deal show. Yikes!
My band heads out on tour tomorrow to swim everywhere that we can and also play some shows along the way. For the poster I wanted to include all the necessary elements in any band poster now days:
long wiggly hands – check
triangles – check
floating mason eyes – check
misplaced native american imagery – check
secret pictures – check
boobs – check
smoking letters – check
weed leaf…. Couldn’t make that work.
Wimps blogspot is here
Over the early summer I did a little work with my friend Rachel Ratner for local bike shop 2020 cycle. They have a wonderful new hand built cruiser for sale that you can check out on their wonderful new hand built site by Rachel Ratner with wonderful new hand built animation by myself. It even has a button to make a horn noise. Check it out here. My animation changes a bit quicker just like the Seattle weather. That’s a really dumb thing to say. It’s the best I could come up with. Below is a still frame in all its uncompressed glory.
Sketch from GGNZLA Bingo at the In. Dave wins every time. If the police are reading this, this is a sketch from my imagination.
Three days late for father’s day and way too earlier for Halloween it is a guest post FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!! Here is a drawing by my Grandpa Franklin my mom sent me recently that as the writing on the drawing says is: “Al Otis and his Pirates circa 1927 at Moose hall in Aberdeen, Washington”. Or as his caption says “at midway”. “Midway” to what in Aberdeen I don’t know. Click to see bigger. As you can see not much has changed in Aberdeen since 1927 compared to the last time I was there. I assume the skinheads throwing bottles are just out of frame in my Grandfather’s rendering. Below the drawing is a picture of Franklin Gillespie, my grandfather.
Grandpa was a musician and a later a teacher. He graduated from Centralia High School in Centralia, Washington and then joined up with Al and his Pirates before moving on to tour around with an Archie Loveland and then bigger names like Horace Heidt and his band.
My mom has always told me that Grandpa loved cartooning but this is the first that I have seen of any of his drawings. I got to meet him once when I was little bitty when the family had traveled down to his house in Sacramento. I remember him playing piano, showing me how to draw a boot and telling me “try it you’ll like it,” in a funny voice when I didn’t want to eat something.