Friday, December 26, 2008

Xmas '97

With Stace and Mike somewhere in Ottawa back in '97.
I know I'm handsome!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

everyone likes books!

If you care, some do some don't but I figured for the ones who do I would give ya a little heads up. These are a few recent books I have had my works featured in amongst other artists.
Speedseekers just hit bookstore shelves this month and was a labour of love for our pal Alexandra Lier and loaded with the writings of none other than my pal and fellow Gearhead magazine writer Kevin Thomson.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

standard issue

Standard Issue zine.
Lets start with the cover of #4.
"Cheaper than sniffing markers and almost half as awesome!"
And follow up with what you can expect inside their awesomely independent photo copied covers. (on stolen paper none the less.)
How to fight
Fake Punks
Lotery numbers
poo transplants
Single moms
This is the stuff greatness is made of. Oriana and I laughed our faces off. The writing is great and the art is so good/bad it hurts.
my first introduction was this from their facebook page:
All you need to know about Standard iSsue Trainwreck Of-A-Magazine is:
-It's from Ottawa, Canada;
-It's the illegitimate love child of the magazines PUNK, THRASHER and MAD;
-It's free and you can have one, and;
-The internet is lame/for kooks.
Check out
Get your $3 shipping together and e mail Ben at

Large, Glossy and snobby magazines take note, you might open your eyes one day and realise you've been flanked!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

james hetfield's cigar store indian

James Hetfield Hired me to paint his fibreglass cigar store Indian this fall so I decided to document it.
That's when my pal Jon Bastien came in with his Super 8 cam and editing skills. (Thanks bro!)
The Indian it's self was in ruff shape and the finish quite porous so I teemed up with my pal Rolfe Britain to smooth it all out, Bondo and shoot the flake. Unfortunately I didn't get any shots of the airbrushing and candy process.
After the initial paint I broke out the 1-shot and went to work.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

van of the week rolling thunder

I was flipping threw my van archives and came across this one.
I figured it was the perfect van post for this week to go with the Cigar store Indian video. (posting today)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

rip jorrest j. ackerman aka the acker monster

Forrest J Ackerman spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of sci-fi, monster and fantasy memorabilia.
He was better know for the Famous Monsters Of Filmland magazine.
Forry was 92.

Here is an online interview.
Forrest J Akerman

Monday, December 1, 2008

shrunken head gift set

Each year around the holidays I make a little limited item.
This year I decided to make the decanter/mug/skateboard/shelf set.
I figured this would be a good thing to do as the decanters are on there last run and will most likely be out of stock sometime in '09. The set is limited to 100 signed and numbered.
The sets are $100 plus shipping and you can get them at secretserpents