There are times when I think we could all use a little Casey-Jones-branded Street Justice in our lives. Some dumb street punk mouths off to your momma. Some no-talent dipshit door-dings your car. A high school dropout puts pickles on your burger after you clearly told him not to. You get me.
So here’s a brand new sticker to accompany you in those times of need. Measuring in at 5″ x 5″, but packing about 190lbs of hockey-mask-wearin’ punch, Casey will help you send the appropriate message when the time is right to stick it to ‘em.
This is the second in a series of stickers I’ve been working on based on my 1980′s childhood nostalgia. It pairs up nicely with the ‘Bad Brain‘ one from a little ways back. I’ll be releasing a few more here on the blog before getting them printed up in the not-too-distant future. Keep your eyes peeled, I’ll be offering these up for sale one way or another once my new shop goes live for 2014.
For the few that I’ve promised ‘Bad Brain‘ stickers to, don’t fear, I haven’t forgotten about you. I’m still working out some logistics for mailing these over-sized things, but it shouldn’t be much longer until you can get your meathooks on them.
A couple years back I shared a slew of Transformers Box Art images from the 1980′s. It’s easily one of the most viewed posts on my blog to this day. I recently noticed that I had an entire folder chock-full of images that didn’t make that original cut, so I thought I’d add a little ‘Part II’ to this Transformers art tribute. Enjoy responsibly.
You can scope the entire series of box art over at Botch the Crab.
Here is my my contribution to the HAS BROS Art Show, opening this weekend at The Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The show’s theme is 1980′s toys, and since I’ve always wanted to do a big, mean, crazy close-up of my favorite bad guy, Zartan; I figured this was the perfect opportunity to enlist his ugly mug.
The poster weighs in at 12″ x 18″ and is an edition of 25. Printed by the fine folks over at Moxy Ox.
Zartan will go on sale this Saturday, November 9th at The Dart Gallery for $25. [Coordinates: 127A Portland Street, Dartmouth NS B2Y 1H8, Canada]
Any remaining stock will be shipped to me after the show and made available for purchase through my online store which should go live in a few weeks. I’ll give a heads up on Twitter when that happens.
I’m stoked to announce that I’ll be taking part in the Has Bros Art Show next month at the Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. That’s Canada, folks. When my buddy Eric Miller approached me about participating in a gallery show themed around 80′s toys, you can bet your bacon I jumped at the chance. I’m humbled and honored to be displaying my work alongside some truly tremendous talents, including my pal from up North, James White.
For my contribution, I’ve cooked up a poster featuring a total bad-ass from my favorite toy franchise of all time. I’m having 25 printed up for sale at the gallery and any remaining prints will be be made available to purchase through my new shop once it goes live. I’ll debut the poster here the week of the show. Can’t wait to show you guys…
Here’s the official lowdown:
HAS BROS is a new art show featuring work inspired by 1980s toy franchises like MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, and more! Running at The Dart Gallery from November 9-20, HAS BROS will feature new pieces by some of the top artistic talent from the Maritimes and beyond. Contributors will include comic artists like Nick Bradshaw (WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN), Jordyn Bochon (CUIRRO), Andrew Power (APTITUDE TEST), Dave Howlett (SLAM-A-RAMA), graphic designers like Eric Miller of Dartmouth Clothing Company, James White of Signalnoise Studios, Paul Panfalone (AKA Paul Pants), Joshua M. Smith (AKA Hydro74), and many more! Prints of all the pieces will be on sale at the gallery as well. No batteries required, no assembly needed, no parental supervision necessary!
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to be there in person this time around, but if you happen to be trekking through the Nova Scotia area make sure you stop in and check it out. Be sure to hit me up on Twitter and tell me about all the awesome I’m missing.
Released last week by Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Wordburglar; Welcome to Cobra Island hit me harder than Wild Weasel smoking a MOBAT in a Rattler tank smasher. I simply can’t stop rocking this thing.
The album samples the best theme music from the original Sunbow animated series and the lyrics are in-depth and superb, as one would come to expect from a guy named Wordburglar. Each track plays a part in canvassing much of the best G.I. Joe lore from the 80′s; the rhymes are airtight and delivered with surgical precision. This is top shelf hip hop.
The entire album is a free download, but I ponied up the dough to purchase the jewel-cased version because the album is just straight-up awesome. If you’re a true ‘Joe’ fan, I challenge you to do the same, this dude deserves our support for doing such a kick ass job putting this project together. Big thanks to my buddy Eric of Dartmouth Clothing Company for giving me the heads up on this thing.
On a personal note, I’ve been posting about 80′s nostalgia for a couple years now, but I’ve purposely avoided the G.I. Joe topic until now. The 80′s ‘Joe’ era means so much to me that I found it tough to find the right words; it was the single biggest influence on me as a kid, so correctly conveying the weight of that is truly a tall order.
The cartoon was cool, although campy, and the toys were obviously amazing, but the real magic was in the Marvel comic book series written by Larry Hama and Chuck Dixon. Those stories were what did the trick, they were rocket fuel for the imagination. The intricate plots and complex character backstories kept me coming back for more month after month.
This album hits all the right chords when referencing that original paperback material and has inspired me to finally post about my personal holy grail. So much so, that I’m preparing to unleash a blistering barrage of other ‘Joe’ related posts that I’ve started to write over the months, but never finished. So ready or not…here it comes. Yo Joe.