Thursday, April 30, 2009

Please Try "Please Try Again"

If you're going to be in, passing through, or have been looking for a reason to visit the city of Kelowna B.C. then here's your opportunity to see an installation by my pal: multi-talented sculptor and public artist Tyler Hodgins. Tyler jetted off to Kelowna last week to set up "Please Try Again", using hundreds (thousands?) of discarded scratch and win lottery tickets.

The piece will be running at the Kelowna Art Gallery until June 21st, 2009.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Random Vintage Local Newspaper Photo that References Space Movie Craze I Was Into As A Kid That I Ran Into Whilst Perusing Old Papers Last Year...

Nanaimo Daily Free Press, Spring 1980

...That I'm Finally Posting Now Because I'm Clean Out Of Other Post Ideas For The Moment.

Also: Who knew there was a limit to how many words you could put in a Blog title!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stickers and Stuff!

Super-talented illustrator, vintage illustration aficionado, and so sweet sharer of all things fun Amy Cartwright decided for some strange reason to feature my Flickr collection and my llustration on her blog today. So before she comes to her senses be sure to stop by and say hi.

Thanks Amy!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Times for Kids!

Time once again for a serving of vintage children's book and magazine illustrations over at my Flickr photostream. Check it out whydoncha?!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Growing Up in Italy

Italy's premiere art/illustration/photography/toys/pop-culture mag is on the stands with issue #2 featuring the Growing Up Star Wars Flickr group created by Todd Franklin (Neato Coolville) and myself.

My Italian's a little rusty these days, but it also features a short piece by me on the history of the group.

Visit their website for more info and for a incomplete downloadable PDF version of the issue...

And if you haven't checked out the group yet...

Friday, April 10, 2009


Little did we know when purchasing an inexpensive light fixture for Joanne's garage a week ago that I'd be getting a blog post out of it! Inside the metal housing of this 5" high wonder was not six, not seven... but EIGHT warning, information or quality control stickers! I'm assuming that a large portion of the cost of this $4.99 item was taken up by these adhesive add-ons (not to mention some of it's structural integrity), so I just had to share it with all of you.

Aren't you glad I did?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again - Norwegian Style!

After the most relaxing, incredible, wonderful eleven days of my life I'm back in Victoria, back to work (with a vengeance!), and back to the ol' internets. So what better way to celebrate that relaxed, refreshed mood than with stylized vintage illustrations of Vikings hacking people to pieces with big axes!

At least it's in black and white so you're spared the scarlet embellishments.

This and a handful of other groovy 1963 woodcut / scratch board style illos by husband and wife team of Leo & Diane Dillon are posted over at my Flickr photo sharing group. Why not stop by and say hi!?

Just don't eat lunch first.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Greetings from the South!

I'm enjoying a wonderful week and a half with my fiancee in the panhandle of Florida right now. So I thought I'd post some quick images from the last few days to tide y'all (hmm... I seem to be picking up some of the local customs!) over.

Below you'll find a scary assortment of disembodied doll bodies (at least I hope they're doll bodies!) at a local antiques mall. I think the stick heads on a few of them just scream "Buy me!"

If ghostly beheaded figures don't do it for you how about a celebration of Florida's space faring history as rendered in bits of door hardware and copper sheeting? "Houston, we have a problem. It seems the giant gate latch on our side just fell off!"

And finally...

So, back to the normal bloggy goodness next week. Until then, as they say in these here parts..."Shalom!"