This will be the last post about my first show…probably…pretty sure. I just want to thank the people that helped make it happen.
Without Tiemen and Talk’s Cheap, there is now venue and of course no show. He has supported myself and whatever Sideshow Massacre is since the very beginning. I’ll never be able to articulate how much his support has meant to me…he also printed the shirts. Unbelievable.
Darryl, notoriously from SixWordSkits took it upon himself to do the grindhouse event poster. He put together the animated promo with nothing but my drawing of vomiting zombies to work with and then adapted it into the infinitely puking zombies that played throughout the show. This run-on sentence is an attempt at thanking him for his technical know-how and generosity in making the show a proper spectacle.
Metropol printed all the stickers and posters. They never fail to provide fantastic quality along tiny timelines.
Adam for just doing anything I needed at a moments notice.
Most importantly. I need to put out a huge thank you to the masses of people that passed in and out of that scorching hot space all evening. I was thrilled to see so many friends make the trek and check things out. I am still shocked by the number of unfamiliar people that visited, chatted and commented.
It was a reality altering experience, I’ve never had my insecurities been washed away so thoroughly.
When it was all said and done, just about half the pieces went off to new homes and my stock of t-shirts and stickers was decimated.
I’m sorry if I forgot anyone.
Thank you. Everyone.
You can continue to see the work all month though. You should check it out. The shenanigans went down at Talk’s Cheap 556B Pandora ave. and that’s where it remains.
More pictures of my first solo outing, after this break.
Second version of the art show poster. Coming from Darryl once again. Love it.
Share it around!
One last post tonight I swear. There are a couple of people everyone needs to check out.
First off is my buddy Sponk out of Germany. He just dropped a fun video showing some of his process and a lot of solid graffiti work. Give it a watch, give it a like.
The second is a friend of mine from right here in Victoria. Whitsteen is a creative force and the man behind the bi-weekly comic Platform. Issue #5 is dropping this week so you have some catching up to do. They’re available at Talk’s Cheap, Legends and through Whitsteen himself.
Support independent art. It has bills to pay.
This is a little out of the ordinary for the Sideshow Massacre blog but I thought it warranted a post. I’ve always been a compulsive collector. The fixation changes now and again but the urge to accumulate, organize and display has always been strong.
As a horror and obsolescence fan I’ve spent a chunk of time chasing, buying and watching VHS…Beta…CED’s, really any old format oddball movies.
As it has before, my priorities have shifted and I’ve decided to sell the collection.
This post is really just a shout-out and huge thank-you to Tiemen at Talk’s Cheap for the space to set up a makeshift video store and the unflinching support of everything I work on.
If you’re in Victoria or on the island you should definitely stop by, you definitely need a stack of records and a box of movies. Trust me.
Every time I arrive here I’m surprised how long it’s been since my last visit. I haven’t quite got to the point where I recognize the blog as just as important to what I’m doing in my art life as the art itself. It always seems as though I’m working away on physical things, hands-on things, meanwhile this online presence becomes a no-man’s-land.
With the school season now in full swing, my job has become a weighty creature that can’t seem to be reconciled with my urge to do creative things. I’m still managing to keep myself motivated and still pushing ahead with the creative trip I embarked on almost a year ago but there are days when it feels like I’m living two incompatible lives.
At this point, my artwork/t-shirts/swag are a permanent fixture at Monster Party and Talk’s Cheap. Monster Party will be having its next group show mid-November, I’ll have new work there. There are some small paintings up in Absolute Underground. I’ll have some new work there as well in just a couple of weeks for their yearly Zombie Feast art show.
The Broken-Hearted Robot shirts and hoodies are still available ($15/$35) available directly from me or down at Talk’s Cheap.
I’ll be making a gaggle of posts this evening to try and get things mostly up to date. The site will be changing over the next couple of months to reflect my new work and reduce the quantity of old doodles that really helped me start all of this.
To anyone still reading or returning here again and again,
My domain’s about to expire too. I can’t believe it’s been a year.
Feeling kind of directionless at the moment, no clear path for what I want to do.
The colouring work I was doing on the upcoming Zombie Jesus graphic novel has wrapped up, it’s at the printers as we speak. In the meantime, this happened.
I’m still selling robot t-shirts (both mens and womens),robot hoodies, pins, original artwork etc. If you’re on Vancouver Island, check my stuff out downtown in Talk’s Cheap/Monster Party 556B Pandora or contact me through this site for sizes, colours and of course commissions.
Assertive is my word of the day, and a goal for the near future.