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November 30th, 2010

E.A.S.T. Recap and New Miizzzard Screenprint for Sale

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:29 am

I hope that everyone in the U.S. had a belly-filling Thanksgiving! One thing I’m thankful for is everyone who came by our studio during E.A.S.T., so thanks y’all. Of course, what I have is never enough, so Glade and I spent some time brainstorming ways to bring even more people in next year. We’ll see if they work.

If you’re feeling nostalgic, I just added a couple photos to the East Austin Studio Tour 2010 set on my flickr, check it out here.

On the last day of the tour, I finally had a new edition of 20 Miizzzard screenprints ready for sale. Here’s a shot of the purple/green version (there’s also purple/orange):

Purple and Green Miizzzard Screenprint

Click here to see process shots of the screenprints

November 18th, 2010

Stop #107 on the East Austin Studio Tour: Second Weekend

Thanks to everyone who came out to our place on the East Austin Studio Tour last weekend! Those who couldn’t make it, there’s still this upcoming weekend. We’ll be open to visitors from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday with free beer, snacks, and art.

Here’s how my studio is looking during the interstitial:

View of my Studio between the two E.A.S.T. 2010 Weekends

If you look closely on the bookshelf on the left, you can see an old broken toy Grimlock. Is that worth anything? The painting on the easel in the middle is something that I intended to finish during last weekend (working on it while people stopped by). I didn’t get very far, though; I forgot how hard it is to actually work on anything during E.A.S.T. On the right, in the background, you can see a collection of Gold County Paper Mill merch that I have for sale. On the right, in the foreground, you can see two screens that I got burned at Industry Screenprint this past week. I plan on using them to print a new Miizzzard screenprint for next weekend.

Click here to see more interstitial shots

November 12th, 2010

Stop #107 on the East Austin Studio Tour: First Weekend

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:48 am

The annual East Austin Studio Tour is this upcoming weekend and the following. Studios all over the east side will be open from 11am to 6pm on Sat Nov 13th, Sun Nov 14th, Sat Nov 20th, and Sun Nov 21st. Glade and I are participating just like we did last year. We’re Stop #107 on the tour (1807 E 22ND ST). We’re gonna have another Aaron Flynn installation in the garage but unfortunately Alison Kuo moved to NYC so she won’t be here to install by our couch again, but we do have one of her drawings from her solo show at SOFA. Everything in our living room will be completely different from last year – we’ll be showing all of my work that didn’t sell at my Domy show, our artwork from our show at End of an Ear, and our engagement art.

As some of you may recall, several weeks ago I went to my parents’ house in Houston and cleaned out my old room. I brought some boxes of my old stuff back, which made my normally cluttered studio an impossible-to-navigate mess. I’ve spent the last week cleaning and getting rid of stuff and I thought it would be fun to post before and after shots.

So, here they are:

BEFORE:

The View from the Entrance of my Studio before Cleaning
The View from the Entrance of my Studio before Cleaning

AFTER:

The View from the Entrance of my Studio after Cleaning
The View from the Entrance of my Studio after Cleaning

Click here to see more before and after shots

November 9th, 2010

Catch Up #2 for Sale

Catch Up Louisville #2 is finished!

This issue, which was designed by Robert Bozwell, features comics by me and Noel Freibert; poems by Jim Marlowe, Jak Cardini, Miranda Walton, Adam Day, and Michael A Frick; flash fiction by DT Fullen and FR Freibert; and two cover variants by Josh Burggraf:

Josh Burggraf Variant Covers for Catch Up #2
Josh Burggraf Variant Covers for Catch Up #2

You can buy Catch Up #2 online here, in Austin at Domy Books, or in Louisville at The Makery and Ultra Pop.

Catch Up is presented by The Gold County Paper Mill.

We are currently accepting submissions of writing and full-color comics for an online version of Catch Up. Details are here.

November 5th, 2010

Order Caketrain #8

Filed under: Print Comics — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:16 am

Caketrain #8, which comes out this month, contains a collaboration between me and Jak Cardini that continues our “Impossible Objects” series, where I illustrate lines from JC’s poems. Here’s the cover:

Cover for Caketrain #8
Cover for Caketrain #8

You can order the issue here.

If you’re curious about “Impossible Objects,” we made a zine (called Impossible Objects #1, natch) which is for sale on the Gold County Paper Mill etsy.

November 2nd, 2010

Hypermorph Animation – Rough Cut

Filed under: Artwork — Tags: , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:34 am

This concludes my series of posts of installation shots of my show Hypermorph at Domy Books, Houston.

On the southern wall, I painted the title of my show and had a TV playing an animation on a loop:

Hypermorph Installation at Domy Books Houston, Southern Wall
Hypermorph Installation at Domy Books Houston, Southern Wall

Here’s the animation that was playing on the TV (it doesn’t have any sound):


Hypermorph Animation – Rough Cut

I’m calling this a rough cut because I intend to go back in and expand/refine this animation and have my brother do some music for it.