New American Felines

Sunday, April 11, 2010

So this show was the bane of my existence on and off this whole week:

It's being put on by the boys at Straw, and the show is drawings of felines. New ones. American ones. It was pretty open-ended for what the drawings should be and all that, and it was exciting and seemed like fun, but when it came time to actually draw something, I was completely stuck.

Andy drew one of the best cats known to man, Maru. Maru rules. And this drawing rules. Has that manga feeling to it which is totally fitting since Maru is the cutest Japanese cat alive.

I drew a cat that night that Andy drew Maru and it was met with some pretty subpar looks. I knew my drawing was pretty whatever too and that I should do something else. I had no idea what to do, but I remember having one kind of silly idea where a bunny has cat ears, and having no other interesting thing to do, I did it.

And jeeze, it's so cute. A BUNNY WITH CAT EARS! I am dying.

I used to have a loped ear bunny, it went through a variety of names, BB (people asked me if I named it after a competitor on Survivor, hrm no, it's a cute name), Lucky, Obi Wan Kenobi (I was in love with him at the time), and then finally just...Bunny. When the bunny was younger it would hump the large beanie baby frog that my brother owned. I don't know why it was so attracted to it, but he would always go to it.

Anyways, go to the show if you're in Calgary, should be cute/nice/fun.

lol, for tom and whoever else wants to see this:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tom's blue egg.

Easter & Such.

So on a Friday night, with nowhere to go out to, Andy, Tom and I made Easter eggs.


Different egg shapes.

In case you didn't know the difference between a normal egg and a mini egg, here is a picture to aid you in your learning.

Couldn't turn this into an omlette or something, too much spit and who knows what else.

lol @ Tom's drying setup.

The eggs!


I liked Tom's postmodern colorful egg.

And also Andy's typographic egg.

So I got to design the latest issue of the One Cool Word Magazine. I am pretty happy with the result, and there are some pals showing their work in this issue, Nathan Grimson and Keith Weiss! So you can pick up a copy of this at the launch party (which is included in the door price-$10-flyer below, designed by co art director and designer Jaz Halloran) which is happening a couple of weeks from now. The launch seems like its going to be interesting, burlesque dancers (I've never seen them before!), artists featured in this magazine will be exhibiting work, bands, and I imagine beer. Wooo. SO COME! PLEASE!?!