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April 6th, 2010

Boongoo Studiooze Presents: SPACE OOZE Installed

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Last week was pretty hectic, but Glade and I managed to get our collaborative show Boongoo Studiooze Presents: SPACE OOZE installed at End of an Ear, here’s a shot:

The show will be up for all of April, and we’ll be having a reception from 6-8pm on April 20th.

March 30th, 2010

Boongoo Studiooze Presents: SPACE OOZE

This past week Glade and I have been hard at work getting our collaborative art show for End of an Ear together. We’re going to call it Boongoo Studiooze Presents: SPACE OOZE. It’ll run all April and we’ll have a reception from 6-8pm on 4/20. Here’s a shot of us working on the drawings:

In the bottom middle is an india ink drawing that I drew that Glade colored. On the right I’m working on a gouache painting that Glade is going to draw on with gel pens.

March 26th, 2010

WITCH ATTACKS Screenprints for Sale

As I’ve mentioned, the incredibly talented Rand Renfrow made some dope-ass three-color screenprints of my one-page comic Witch ATTACKS (previously featured on hahaclever). Look at these things, they’re perfect, it looks like a machine made them:

If you’re interested in owning one of these limited edition bad boys, they’re on sale at Domy here in Austin or you can just buy one from me. Leave a comment or send an email to mark p hensel at g mail dot com.

Also, check out this video interview that the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen d00dz did of me and Glade at STAPLE! alongside a bunch of other talented exhibitors. We’re the first ones in this video and there are four more that you can check out if you want to see who all was at STAPLE!:

Because I didn’t give him a shout out in the video, props to Robert Bozwell, fellow member of the GCPM, for the work that he did designing the Catch Up website!

March 24th, 2010

Titanic Clash of the Shamen Shaman Thunder Page 9

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This past week I managed to finish a page of comics for the first time in several weeks, here’s a preview:

This is from the 9th page of the comic that I’m doing with Josh Burggraf. We were calling it Titanic Clash of the Shamen but decided to change the name after we realized that the remake of a certain movie is coming out soon. Now we’re calling it SHAMAN THUNDER, which is a much more accurate description of its contents.

We should have it ready for MoCCA Fest 2010.

March 23rd, 2010

SXSW Recap

This past week was South by Southwest here in Austin which is always hectic.

I didn’t do too much, just hung out at various spots on the east side. I went to Domy Books for 20 Zines in 2 Days, put on by my buddy Rand Renfrow of Test Everything and the folks at Winners! Press. Unfortunately (for me) it was so crowded that I never got a chance to draw, but I did get to check out Katy Horan‘s awesome art show there.

I also went to Okaymountain. In the main room they had a totally dope show called Temple of Booom, a collaborative installation by the artist-run alternative space Cinders Gallery that will be open til April 17th. Then, in the project space, they had drawings by a group of dope-ass artists from Lawrence, KS who call themselves the Asteroid Head Art Club. They were all wearing maroon Asteroid Head jumpsuits with wigs and tiny little flags, here’s a pic of me posing with one of ’em:


The bands at Okaymountain were the best that I heard all South By (not that I heard that many):

  • Silent Diane, an electro/new wave band from Austin who just put out a marbled blue 7″
  • White Mice, a noise band from Providence who wear crazy mice costumes emblazoned with Satanist slogans and play cymbals topped with saw blades
  • Chica Fas, a seventeen-piece all-woman, mostly percussion band from Austin, Brooklyn, and Osaka who got the whole room dancing on Saturday nite
  • These Are Powers, a kewl electronic band from Brooklyn

February 23rd, 2010

Titanic Clash of the Shamen Page 7

Last week I finished the seventh page of Titanic Clash of the Shamen, a collaborative comic that I’m doing with Josh Burggraf.

We were hoping to have the comic finished in time for STAPLE! but it looks like that won’t happen, considering that we would have to do five more pages and the cover in a week. However, we do plan on having it done in time for MoCCA Fest, April 10-11th at the 69th Regiment Armory in NYC, where Josh will have a table.

Page 7 took me a while to plan out. Although I knew what I roughly wanted to happen and who was going to say what early on, I had to do a lot of sketches and try drawing the page with a number of different layouts. Josh has definitely drawn a pretty psyched-out Page 6, and I don’t want Page 7 to come up short.

Here are some of my sketches, in chronological order:

In this first one I was trying to figure out a good panel layout and some good back-and-forth magical attacks between Floyd and Shamanman.

In this second one, I refined my idea of how I wanted Shamanman to attack.

Once I busted out the Faber-Castelli I was really able to get some images flowing. I drew this one and the next a couple days later than the first two, at Sketch Klubb this past Thursday. The good people at Public School were kind enough to host us. Their studio set up is dope and it was good to jam with a bunch of new people.

The final sketch from that nite. At this point I was on the verge of drunkenness and just kind of doodling some ideas floating around in my head, including Shamanman transformed into a yeti and some space invaders that I might put into a future project.

Here’s one panel from the final page:

I ended up using a lot of the ideas that I sketched in my final drawing.

February 21st, 2010

VDay 2K10 Drawing Closeup

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Hey y’all, sorry that it’s taken me so long to get a second post done this week!

Per request, I’m posting a close-up shot of the drawing that I did for Glade for Valentine’s Day:

The drawing is watercolor over india ink. It depicts Glade and I defeating a monster with rays emanating from our wedding rings. If this drawing is too big for your computer screen you can see it various sizes on my flickr.

February 16th, 2010

VDay 2K10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:01 am

So I didn’t finish a comic last week …

***DISCLAIMER: The following post might be too vom-inducingly cute for some readers***

… because I was busy making a drawing for Glade for Valentine’s Day. The drawing was an integral part of my Sneaky Proposal Plan (she said yes!). It shows Glade and I destroying a monster with rays emanating from our wedding rings.

Here I am posing with the drawing and Glade’s gift to me …

… a pillow that looks like my head!

I’m going to try to finish two pages of comics this week to make up for last week.

February 9th, 2010

Titanic Clash of the Shamen Page 5

This past week I finished page five of the collaborative comic that I’m doing with Josh Burggraf called Titanic Clash of the Shamen.

Here’s a one-panel preview:

Our comic is, just in case it isn’t obvious from the title, about a battle between our two shaman characters – this is a drawing of Josh’s shaman, Floyd.

February 5th, 2010

Draw Thyme X Sketch Klubb

Last nite was Draw Thyme X Sketch Klubb, one of my favorite activities. I get together with a bunch of kewl ppl and we just hang out and draw all nite. I think that just spending time drawing whatever I want in my sketchbook is very important to my artistic practice. I would show y’all my sketches from last nite, but they weren’t very good, so I scanned some pages from the nite before last, when I was drawing at the laundromat.

When I was sketching on this page I was thinking about Obama’s recent budget change for NASA, so I was drawing spaceships and arcologies on Ganymede (or Callisto? I can never remember which moon is farthest from Jupiter).

On this second page I was drawing cartoon Glade, a dragon, and a character based off of the black mage from Final Fantasy I.

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