Friday, June 27, 2008


It was great out at Frost Park today. There was, by my account, a record turnout. Lots of new chalkers (which is awesome). It was also hot and sunny. It was so hot and sunny that I got seriously overheated and nearly passed out getting up at one point. Now I am sitting in my air-conditioned office sipping water cup number 3 and nursing a low thuder of a headache. I need a nap and a shower.

Okay, enough whining. It is time to mobilize the zombie battalion. Only this time its not what you think. I don't want you, loyal blog viewer and voting zombie, to necessarily vote for me at all. There were so many great pieces done today by new chalk artists and veteran chalkies that deserve a vote that simply blindly voting for Stowe just will not do. Besides, my chalk piece this week is technically just a prize I promised I'd do last week. So, it isn't even really eligible... I don't think... or whatever... its in teh bylaws.

Anyway... Go check out the pieces. They are awesome! And remember... don't blindly vote for the fat bald guy. Personally I think I am going to vote for the T-Town Squid by Team Anderson (it is a solid debut with a ton of personality)!




Forecast says: 78, sunny, and the obligatory 10% chance of precip.

Better bring your sunscreen!

I'll be passing out the following cards today...



As always distribution is random and supplies are limited.

Today I will be attempting to recreate Jeremy's 3rd place prize in chalk. This should prove to be my toughest art challenge yet. Drawing Garfield is hard... Jeremy only makes it LOOK easy.

See you all there.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

GITU(OT) #9 card preview

I'm a model and you know what I mean...
I do a little dance on the catwalk.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


The latest Meaties poster.

Better Know Your Zombie (finish)

Begs to be a t-shirt don't it?


Well, I have this kooky idea of blending Star Wars characters with cheap 70's porno to represent the crass prostitution of my childhood.

Prepare for...
Star Whores

Better Know Your Zombie (part six of six)

No matter how compelling it may be, beware of making out with hot, naked alien vampires! This results in turning you into a lifeforce sucking zombie. A lifeforce sucker appears mummified and harmless. However, this is not the case...this zombie has strength and speed and will attack any living creature in its immediate vicinity. In fact, it exists ONLY to attack and consume another living being's lifeforce. It must continuously feed to remain ambulatory. Not intelligent, a lifeforce sucking zombie cannot speak or plan and carries no loyalties to individuals or groups. Upon feeding on another's lifeforce, a lifeforce sucking zombie experiences a brief period when they regain their life, humanity and personality. This time is understandably filled with confusion, regret and panic and MAKES THEM EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. The more feeding that occurs, however, reduces the duration of this reawakening. WARNING: Life sucking zombies will fall into dormancy and appear dead if no life forces are available to feed upon. DO NOT BE FOOLED. They remain extremely dangerous, are still active and at all costs must not be approached.

HOW TO KILL IT: The use of extreme blunt force trauma must be employed in such a way as to completely disintegrate the dry mummified husk of the zombie. The zombie must be reduced to dust or it remains an active life force sucking zombie NOTE: Killing the hot, naked alien vampire source of the lifeforce suckers may not result in the killing of subsequent zombies. Each must be exterminated individually.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Frost Park Follow Up!

Let me just say... Frost Park today was awesome. I loved chalking with my son. I let him draw whatever he wanted and then I came in behind him and fully realized his madness. I love his manic glee about the whole thing. It has been one of my favorite art experiences ever. He is expecting that pairing up with Daddy means his first win. For his sake I really hope we place in the top three. Here are some pics my AD Chris took...





It is Friday, and that can only me one thing... Lunchtime Chalk-Off Action in Frost Park!

Today's Forecast: High 77. Mixed clouds and Sunshine. 20% chance of rain. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

I will be down at the park with 4 new cards... previewed below:

Which join the past 4 cards:

Distribution, as always will be random and supplies will be limited.

I'll be chalking with the greatest artist I know today... my 4 year old son, Barrett. I am going to be his wingman today. Whatever he says goes. Since I don't want to encourage anyone attempting to beat my son's art... I am forgoing the 'Stowe Side Bet' this week...

...however, I am going to offer a special THIRD PLACE PRIZE instead in the form of a one of a kind oversized THIRD GREATEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE (of Tacoma) Trading Card.

I hope to see everyone down at the park. Game on...
As usual, I urge everyone (whether you can make it down to Frost Park today or not) to go to the Frost Park Chalk-Off Voting Thread on FEED>>TACOMA, view the great chalk art captured there and vote for your favorite (or barring that... vote for Stowe).



Thursday, June 19, 2008

Which Dovetails into This...

Fear my urban guerrilla ad campaign

Frost Park Episode #9 prize

So I finally met with the owner of the UrbanXchange to redeem my style makeover prize this week. Lets make a long story short. Pictures are worth a 1,000 words after all.

I also designed the UrbanXChange's ad this week. It will be featured in the Volcano (which is the local trendy free paper for all you non-Tacomans and Tacowomans).


I have been super busy at work. I just started a new design cycle and it looks like I need to get something like 80 to 90 illustrations done before we ramp up for the catalog in late August.

So, if I am not around as much... that is why. That being said, I am going to post a ton today.

More fake comix...

In this case fake comix logo treatment letterheads...

More to follow... (possibly)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I did it again...

I am the Greatest Illustrator in the Universe (of Tacoma) for the third time.

As part of my duties I am expected to release a bit of promo art for the next weekly chalk off. This it is...

Obviously I am continuing my fan dork love of old Marvel comic covers.


Here is an excellent Youtube video of this week's chalk off.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Meaties season is in full swing. Here is my 3rd poster. It is for the next barbecue gathering happening next weekend on Father's Day.

Remember... grill meat fathers like.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Frost Park Chalk-Off 9: Where We Chalked Underwater

Long story short...

It rained... alot. It didn't rain hard or rain nasty... but it did rain. All the concrete surfaces were slick and wet. Undeterred I ventured into the grass and did my longest chalk piece yet. It was a wet wet wet mistake. However, I really like how it came out. The rainwater really made me change my style up. I went for a simple cartoon look. Take a look for yourself.

As always I urge everyone to go to Feed>>Tacoma and vote for your favorite. The more people who participate the better the event becomes. This is number 9 and even in the rain it is still the best thing going on Friday afternoons.

Next week I plan on doing a collaborative piece with Dawn for a the Derby Dames.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Better Know Your Zombie (part five of six)

Soul swallowing zombies are created following the reading of unholy texts, tree rape or the ingestion of previously possessed zombie body parts. Often an immediate physical mutation occurs, resulting in a fast moving zombie. Similar to the alien parasite zombie, the soul swallowing zombie's purpose is to perpetuate the collective of possessed zombies. While not necessarily intelligent or cunning, they do possess the ability of speech and will taunt or "bully" humans in an effort to enrage or enfrenzy them. They can and will murder the human in question following the taunting.

HOW TO KILL IT: Fairly easy to kill, the soul swallower can usually be stopped by dismemberment with a chain saw or other rotary power cutting tool. Care must be taken to dispose of the body parts correctly, through burning or burial in consecrated ground, to prevent further re-possession, tree rape or zombie part ingestion.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

GITU(OT) Limited Edition Collectable Trading Cards #1

Now there is another (somewhat minor) perk to winning the title of Greatest Illustrator in the Universe (of Tacoma) at the Frost Park Chalk-Off...

...You'll be immortalized in collectible trading card form. There will be a limited number of this card available at the Chalk-Off this Friday. They will be given away in a pay what you want even if it is nothing donation style. All you need to do is come up to me and ask. First come first serve. once they are all gone that card will never be printed again.

Gotta get them all.