creatures converge at craft chemistry

click above or go to 745 n. salina street, syracuse, ny by saturday to see the wall.

recap: it was an open call for art with in the limited palette of toxic green, electric blue, canadian day glo pink, dirty snow gray, paper white, and optional orange. black was also permitted. some creatures snuck out of my sketch book via dust particles swirling through the air and when they passed through the beams of light of the projector they launched at the paper. the dust particles must have then splatted against the paper and exuded all sorts of inks and pigments to give the creatures life.

want more pictures? tell me about it. i have some somewhere. more info can be found at the craft chemistry whom held a nice soiree for the opening. local artists jason evans, and nick williams were in attendance spotted and promptly mauled by the paparazzi viciously inquiring about their art, methods, and fashion tips. see the hype blogs on the internet for more about them.

casket avenger comic contest!

Chris Raimo is a ridiculously talented artist and illustrator who is currently working on issue #2 of his comic ‘Casket Avenger’. For this issue there is a contest for back page fan art submissions, (details below) I presented the challenge to my second grade animation student and they went wild with it. Creating unique superheroes, casket’s pet, female derivations and all sorts of cool stuff to submit.

See the facebook page or for more info.

Casket Avenger Contest Details:

Are you an artist? Ever wanted to be in a comic? Well here’s your chance! I’m looking for some “pin-up” art for the back of Casket Avenger #2! Normally in the back of comics they will have a full page of art of the character by different artists in their own style. Here’s how its gonna work, email me your submissions b…y March 1st, it can be any medium, just send me a decent sized JPEG for now, and I will make a separate album on the Chris Raimo art fan page called “Casket Avenger Contest” the winner will be chosen by the most “Likes” by the fans! All THREE Winners will receive a free signed copy of Casket Avenger #1 & #2, have their work printed in the pin-up section of Casket Avenger #2 as well as an origin…al sketch of Casket Avenger by me! Email your submissions to! Good Luck!

Chris had a super positive response to the kids art work and the kids loved the challenge. Chris and the kids encouraged me to submit as well. Perhaps I’ll post my take on Casket in the near future.