Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Set My Sinful Soul On Fire.

Painting done for friend and talented tattooer Kris Magnotti. Gouache and ink on paper, 12x18.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

(Old) New Additions.

I finally framed and hung some prints that have been laying around for forever.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Who Killed Cock Robin Cartoon (Walt Disney 1935)

It's really a very odd story to begin with, coupled with the cheery 1930's Disney soundtrack it's even more strange. There are so many bizarre aspects to this cartoon- the nameless, archaic caricature of a black male saying "I don't know nuthin' at all", the preening, over-sexed, hussy-fied Jenny Wren, the jury lynch mob chanting "We don't know who is guilty so we're gonna hang them all", the effeminate cupid kewpie bird.... makes for a very strange cartoon indeed.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ebay Finds.

1. Clasped Hand Belt Buckle: $80.00

For a very long time, I have been searching for a particular Victorian-era belt buckle comprised of two hands clasping together. I passed one up in a vintage store because of the $150 price tag. I passed one up on Ebay because it was a silver tone, not a brass tone. I regretted my actions almost immediately both times, so this round, when I found one on Ebay, I swore to myself I would not lose my coveted item again. Thus, my precious buckle has been won. I can't wait for it to come in the mail so I can begin searching for the perfect belt to accompany it.

2. Who Killed Cock Robin & Other Stories, circa 1910 $.99

Who Killed Cock Robin is one of my favorite children's rhymes of all time. I remember singing it as a child in school- why they would choose a song in the minor key about a robin being shot by an arrow and the funeral that follows is beyond me, but it is a wonderful, if not slightly morbid story. I will be sure to make a post with the illustrations inside once I receive it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Public Enemies.

Since I heard about it, I have been eagerly anticipating the release of Public Enemies, which, as everyone knows by now I'm sure, is an account of John Dillinger's escapades- the infamous Great Depression-era bank robber. Thoroughly enjoyed.