Sunday, February 17, 2013

" the beast that conquered me." Neurosis Print

Once again I thought I would share my process with you all. The following is a collection of sketches,reference photos(vacation with my wife in jackson hole,WY), and mistakes. The first image and design I did, I did not like so I started it over and the final that you see is the one I felt good about. Steve Von Till approved and liked the idea from the start so I did some re-working to get the final product. They sold out at the show and I will be selling the rest of my limited copies via my on Monday Feb 18th at a random time. The final is 18x24,3 color, printed on white cougar paper, and printed by Joe Triscari at Diamond Hill Screenprinting.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

High on Fire Out takes

Here is some stuff that didn't make the final cut. The type I used but the rest got left behind. I wanted to originally do something that looked like a old school horror movie poster. I liked the art but some things just didn't click in the end. It was also inspired by Fantasia(the monster) and Evil Dead(the cabin).

High on Fire Print for the show at Bluebird Theater on Dec 11

I've always loved these guys. They have always had my attention since I first bought one of their cd's back in the day. Matt Pike has always had some of the best vocals in music. Not to mention the total crushing sound lead by his guitar! It was great to open that email from Justin at Secret Serpents asking if I would do a print for them. It might have been one of the quickest replies I have ever sent! I have not been including my soundtracks lately with these post, so now I'm going to get back to doing that! This printed was created under the musical influences of High on Fire, Git Some, Atlas Moth, Godspeed You Black Emperor(GREAT mew album), Low, and Struck by Lightning. Enjoy!
If you notice I dropped the first panel from the final for several reason. One being is that I hated the kids face ! I also felt by axing the panel it would speed up the action on the page. It also created a blank character which you could then see yourself in, rather then having a fully realized character that would pull you out.
As always the prints will be for sale first at the show that night at the High on Fire merch table and then up on my etsy site on Wednesday Dec 12th for purchase.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wovenhand Part 2

A few close up shots of the metallic gold ink on my Wovenhand print. Martin Hammond did a amazing job printing these up. I can't say enough about the great job he and Joe Triscari do for me. True artist, and great all around people! Come out tonight and grab one of these prints. Its going to a special night of music.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I have been locked into David Eugene Edwards music since it was first played to me by my friend Rob Jones. Something about his lyrics,tone,atmosphere and honesty just moved me. Ever since that night of painting with a friend, I have been a total fan! This for me was nothing sort of the dream gig. I have so much respect and praise for Wovenhand, and to be able to do something for them is a new high for me. I will post some pics of the print when I get them back and maybe even a couple of shots from the gig. As always they will be going up for sale first at the show tomorrow night at the Oriental Theater here in Denver and then on my etsy site on monday the 19th. A big thanks to the very talented Martin Hammond for printing these up!! This deadline was very quick due to me being stuck in NYC and Martin like the pro he is, still cranked it out in time. The print details are as follows....18x24, 2 colors, printed on speckeltone oatmeal french paper, and a run of 80. Once again they are printed by Martin Hammond. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

SWANS screenprint

" I hear the howl of the beast. I feel his breath on my face. I feel the edge of his teeth." - Swans....Album = My father will guide me up a rope to the sky....Song = My birth That lyric is what I used for inspiration on this print. I really dig how it came out! For the type I just wrote it out with my fingers because I wanted it to look smeared on. I also choose the french kraft paper because it looked like butcher paper. The facts on this one are as follows, 18x24, 2 color, 80 prints and on speckletone kraft french paper. They were printed by the talented Joe Triscari out of Denver, Co. The prints will be on sale the night of the show at their merch table. They then go up for sale on my etsy site Monday Oct 29th at a random time. I will also be at the show in NYC for this one! Can't wait.....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

CONVERGE Screenprint

Let me first say that I very much enjoy me some Converge! To do this poster for their show at the Marquis theatre was a total honor. A lot of the inspiration for this poster came from one of my favorite converge song's, " Last Light" off their great " You fail me" album. I actually did this image 3 times before I came to settle on the final image you see. If you look closely, you can see one of those scraped final's in the background of one of the pics below
. This piece also marks my first print job with the great printer Martin Hammond. What a blessing it has been to meet him and to have him in my new city. The final product is a run of 80,18x24,1 color, on electric red construction french paper. They will be for sale as always on my etsy site starting Monday Oct 22. YOU CAN GRAB ONE BEFORE THEN IF YOU HEAD TO THE SHOW ON SUNDAY THE 21. THEY WILL BE SELLING THEM THAT EVENING. SO I RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK OUT THE SHOW AND GRAB A PRINT!! Cheers Ryan