Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Comic...(the very beginning at least)

I'm currently in the beginning stages of a comic collaboration with Frank Reynoso, art director of The Indypendant, whom I do work for sometimes. It's an 8 page mini comic, with a delightfully savage tale about a young 6 year old named Rosie. I won't get into the story, simply for the sense of surprise when its finished. I'm taking a more minimal approach to the color, maybe a bold color, with light french greys for a little contrast. This is the drawing for the first page, minus the text...which is pretty limited throughout the story. I'm incredibly excited with this project, and I hope I can deliver something really nice.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Tear sheet from the Seattle Magazine I did 2 months ago. Seems like it takes forever sometimes, when you make a piece a month in advance. I turned out nice though. 4 more to go...come on mr. mailman!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Seattle Business Monthly

New piece for Seattle Business Monthly March issue. It's based on an article about bosses withholding unemployment insurance from their recently terminated employees. 4x5" Marker

Sunday, January 21, 2007

When the illusauri destroyed Philadelphia!

These are a few pictures of my opening a few Friday's ago on January 12th at the Chapterhouse Gallery in Philadelphia. My camera, (the ghetto thing) was eating up the batteries like it was nobody's business, so I was able to sneak in a few before it shut off. I wanted to get pictures of all the work hanging, of guests, and whatnot, but what can you do. The show is still going to be up until March 1st, so if you ever are in Philly, stop on by and check em out.

Sorry they're not close up. There are scans of the pieces throughout the blog, so you can see em there.

Same picture practically, but a little better. Part of a mobile by Rob Cortez can be seen at the top.

Here is my lovely girlfriend Katie in mid conversation with The Dauphin piece in the background.

These are pieces by fellow artist Julie West ( Her work, as many people say looks like mine, which is somewhat true, but there are lots of differences as well. I just became aware of Julie through the show, so it was defiantly shocking to see stuff that is quite similar, but the technique is different, along with many other things, so we're both still doing our own thing. She's lives in London, so I wasn't able to meet her, but boy...She makes some amazing work!

Eleanor Grosh ( was also showing, but my camera died before I could take any snapshots. These are some of the many prints she was selling at the show. Gorgeous images...I hope to get a few for my studio someday!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

St. Louis Magazine

New piece for St. Louis Magazine! It's based on an article about the laziness of young corporate employees, how they spend their day texting and whatnot. This is simply showing climbing the corporate ladder to success. 8.5 x 11" Marker

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New piece for Seattle Business Monthly about new companies creating websites, but applying too many things will bells and whistles leaving the public confused, or unable to understand exactly what the business is.

Here's the invitation for my show in Philadelphia! Everyone is invited to view, and to the opening. Come, we'll meet, chat, and have a good art loving time!

The Illusauri- Matthew Smith
620 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, penna.
Friday, January 12th 2007
(Running til the end of February)