Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Colin and I are heading out to London tomorrow for the tattoo Convention this weekend. So far this is what we we have learned about London, I know it is the shoe capital of Europe and Colin has learned they serve Guiness in three different temperatures. Throw in tea time and everyone talking like Stewie from Family Guy and we are on our way! So I am leaving you guys with some awesome Britishness to pass the time until I return,

did I mention...

Couldn't resist posting one more Mr. T picture of Urban Paul,

Oh, yeah that reminds me, have I mentioned the costume contest we're having at the convention this year? Told ya' to get ready!


That's right with halloween just around the corner I hope all of my little blog buddies are anxiously preparing their costumes! In anticipation of the season I wanted to share with you guys an amazing anomaly of nature, that's right two, I tell you, TWO of my clients have boasted to me about the best costume they have ever done. Here they are,

I am taking photo submissions if any other of my clients have ever dressed up as Mr. T!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


You know you are big time when hyphy rapper album covers don your name in a ghetto spoof,

sweet tee, Walmart or Ross?

Wow, I am on a roll tonight!

Douches hate pain.

Apparently if your paintball armor, Oakley goggles and sick abs can't protect you from pain, Face and Body Professionals have the solution,

I also love the addition of the suffix "aine" in creating clever titles for pain preventing products.

It's coming....

Can you believe the San Jose Convention will be turning 5 this year???? crazy
anyway, we have officially released the new poster design and it is DOPE! Horitomo took the reigns on the poster this year and did an AMAZING job, alright, enough with the italicized capitalized adjectives here it is...

don't forget to save the date, Oct. 30th, 31st and Nov. 1st!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Thanks to everyone that came out to the Asian Art Museum! We filled that lecture hall and the museum was so pleased with the event. Our friend Jon Agcioli of Darkside of the Moon Photography was there to document the whole thing and he set up this Flikr page for us, with a selection of his images from the event, go here to view it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Last night Colin and I actually painted from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am!!! We listened to The Velvet Underground, Gram Parsons and then finished the night off with some Bob Dylan.

We were getting ready for this,

see you there?


wait did you say something...


Saturday, September 5, 2009


If I could connect my brain, right now, to your computer monitor this is the soundtrack that would be playing and the images you would be seeing. So here's some old painting and new music; my gift to you, Thomas Hart Benton and the Felice Brothers to help you through the weekend,

The Ballad of the Jealous Lover of Lone Green Valley, 1934

The Sowers, 1942

The Wreck of the Ole '97, 1943

Trail Riders, 1964-65

The Sources of Country Music, 1975


Stitch Presents

My little dirty dog had one more to add to her section this week,

thank you lil' dave for this one!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

SOG hearts KK!

So as you guys already know, Taki's little sister Katie wrote an incredible first novel and it is receiving RAVE reviews!
We are so proud of her that I can't help but keep you guys up to the minute on the book's successes, so please check out this wonderful write up in the Boston Globe.

***and of course if there are any of you left reading this that haven't picked up a copy of The Longshot, here is the link to Amazon.