No post for two months. Bad Brian.
Rather than catching swine flu or falling down a well, I've just been busy. There's a lot of stuff that'll I'll have to post up here in the next couple of weeks, but I've got to start somewhere so...
LeCool is a free weekly internet magazine with lots of suggestions for how to spend the next seven days. There's an edition for Barcelona, Madrid, Lisboa, London, Istanbul, Moscow, Budapest and, for the last few months, Dublin has joined the ranks. Each week they have a different artist, photographer or the like create a cover. I was asked to do one and so I decided to do a riff on the summer sun being chased away by rain clouds, unaware that this would still be fitting when the cover was used a couple of weeks later. With three years in a row now, I think we can declare the Irish summer officially dead. RIP
Last year I did a flyer/poster for a season of shows by female artist at Monstertruck Gallery & Studios called 'Attack of the 50ft Women' (I know this is odd as I'm not a female artist). Anyway this year they're having a season of (mixed gender) painting shows and they've kept the classic horror movie theme. So I give you...'The Thing that couldn't Die'.
The most fun you can have in a field in Laois, the Electric Picnic,
is on this weekend and once again I'll be drawing/painting at it as part of the Graffiti/Art area. If you passing by say hello. I'll either be drawing on a pink boat or on a fake train carriage. I'm easy to spot at the moment, I'm still sporting a ridiculous moustache, hacked out of my beard last week in honour of an Eagles of Death Metal gig.
Finally as a stuff-I-like-and-so-should-you entry check out the absolutely stunning drawings of Leestroy here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leestroy/
Also check out another favouite of mine McBess, and the rocking video he did for his band the Dead Pirates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD1Rrfc0y-M&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmcbess.com%2Fmusic.html&feature=player_embedded
It's like Felix the Cat rocking out. Yes.
I'm also on a pretty good run of seeing stuff in the cinema as I can easily recommend Moon, Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Inglourious Basterds. But to be fair before Moon was Terminator: Salvation (no IMDB link).
Lots more to post soon. Going to put some new stuff up on the website too. That's all for the mo.