I made a comic on behalf of Little Dragon for Tumblr IRL (in real life). The story is inspired by their new album Nabuma Rubberband. We incrementally released the pages of the comic online, at littledragon.tumblr.com and everything culminated with a special live performance, inside a space I helped craft and design with my good bud Kurt Williams. The event was held at XIX Studios, and also featured a pop-up comic shop curated by myself and the fine folks at Secret Headquarters.
Photos in this post by Megan Thompson, Maximilian Ho, Sagan Lockhart, and instagram users nahneenkula, cofffeeeeeeee, tvsmatt, kaitlinmaud, theshq, littledragonflicks, and katiekaymead. Special behind the scenes thanks to Nate and Julia at Tumblr, Dave at Secret Headquarters, Kevin at Boxed Water, Monica at XIX, Adam Ramona and Ryan at Loma Vista, Hacienda and Church of Fun, Andy, Ed, Heathcliff, and the Little Dragon team for being so awesome :)
I was stoked to contribute to the Chiizu photo sticker app, (made famous by the Japanese Purikura photo booths). I love the artists who’d already contributed, and jumped at the chance to add my flavor. I took the black and white direction, peppering in an eclectic mix of cartoon eyeballs, masks, chains, haunted stuff, kitties, and stuff straight from my sketchbook.
Chiizu is available for iPhone here http://get.chiizuapp.com my upperhandart theme is available for 99¢ Thanks to the Instagram users featured above :) jayjohero, lalekardes, mmming_k, domnicolee, cheriebuttonss, barbiebeth, estherlovesyou, fvncy
I made this Santeria-inspired for Miami’s favorite rock n roll band. Gabriel did the bobo typography across the top, and I doodled all the stuff I saw inside this botanica on Bird Rd. They took this design out on their tour with Wavves and King Tuff. None left.
I love these bands. When I heard they were doing a split, I instigated my way into doing the album art. The front portrays a hanky-panky cobra, hanging with a full flask. But the cobra died on the back, and the flask fell victim to the cobra’s venom. Asian Man Records released 500 copies I think? It’s crazy that I did something for Asian Man; I used to go nuts for that label growing up. Very happy with this whole project.