Thursday, November 29, 2007

Art Heist!

Here's a piece for the next issue of YRB Magazine. It's all about famous art heists! For the robber I did my version of Bob Clampett's Dishonest John from Beany and Cecil.

The pencil sketch:

If you've never seen Beany and Cecil, check out this episode featuring a great parody of Disneyland:

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Slash Book Signing at The Whisky

Last night I went to The Whisky A Go Go where Slash was signing copies of his autobiography. It was total mob scene and initially pretty disorganized. Once order was established everyone was able to get their books signed very quickly.

While there I bumped into Mayuko and Tsuzumi of local kick-ass rock band The Binges. They're playing The Viper Room on the 15th, so if you live in the LA area and need your face rocked off don't miss the show!

Marc Canter was also there hanging out with Slash at the booth for a bit. If you're a huge G N' R fan like me, you need to go buy his book Reckless Road. It's filled with pictures, stories and gig flyers, 99% of which have never been published before.

Slash performed later in the night but I missed it! I was sick this past weekend and didn't feel that great, so I cut out early. Big mistake! Luckily Slash fan and fellow rock photographer Wendybird captured some cool pictures.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Rejected YRB Piece

This is an old piece that was rejected at YRB Magazine long ago. The writers idea was basically a take on the 80's Richard Pryor movie Brewster's Millions. I can't find the text that goes with it, but the idea is pretty clear with just the pictures. Overall I think they were worried that it was a bit racially insensitive and the editor killed the whole thing.