Friday, May 17, 2013

Pizza Contest

Local pizza czars Sizzle Pie and grotesque arts and culture publication Pork held a contest for pizza themed artwork. I was informed today that I was the first runner up (which may or may not be the same as "second place") for my Pizzatallica and Pizza Priest pieces. Here they are along with my other two entries. I ran out of time before I could finish my Venom "Black Metal" slice drawing. I will receive some free pizza and a t-shirt. Not bad.





The Last Temptation of Auggie Rebelo

After Record Store Day, my friend and boss Auggie had a pretty bad bike accident. He is doing much better now. This is my imagined collage of his evening.

Two More Record Store Posters

My poster for Record Store Day (this year's "RSD Ambassador" was Jack White) for Everyday Music and one for Bath Party's cassette release show at Record Room.

 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

20 Drawings of Mugshots of People No Longer Allowed in My Work

These are drawings I made from our "No Buy List," a list of people very reasonably suspected of stealing from and/or selling stolen property to Everyday Music, where I work. 
Some of these people made a few bad decisions, in many cases due to drug use and disinfranchisment, and it is not my purpose to mock them for their hardships. But some of them are unrepentant scumbags, and all of them are suspect milling around a retail establishment. It is an ongoing project that is fun, and done mostly for my own edification, with a secondary purpose of alerting clerks and shop owners of potential threats, but a project I have some scruples over. I think laughing at those "Busted" magazines a little creepy, too.

Jonathan Freeman

Melissa Megrath

Ramon Escalderon

Roy Wyatt


Ryan M. Sides

Sean Stipe

William McGrew

Carson Meyrick

Austin Baker

David Scafidi

Dustin Mainard

Christopher Ewing

Clifton Chambers

Johnthan C. Derito

Yolanda Belgard

Christopher Parise

Ray Junior Seamster
Addendum: A friend of one of the people I had drawn on this post contacted me to tell me that his friend had died and asked me to remove the drawing, which I have done. It is not my intention to humiliate any of these people. I have to look at these photographs as part of my job, and I thought it might be helpful for other record store employees.