Last summer, I attended Frogman's Print Workshops in South Dakota, where I had the unique opportunity to learn under some of the best printmakers currently working in the country. One of the classes I took was under screen printer, Carlos Hernandez. One of the many screen printing techniques that Carlos enjoys using is creating mashup prints. Part borrowed imagery, part chaos, and part collage, these techniques were such a therapeutic mix of going with the flow and being deliberate at the same time. I especially wanted to take his class to help me learn to loosen up again and abstract a little more.
During this class, I created a series of six prints that I titled the "Skewby Dewd" series. Using imagery of retro monsters and women modeling mid-century hair and clothes, I tried to use a palette of colors that we both spooky and fun.
Hey! I guess I'll post some monster-related art. Why shouldn't I? Jeb Kennedy is my grandpa too!
Here is a little send-up to one of my favorite monster artists of all time, Jim Phillips. This guys is the king of gross, detailed, radical, monstery art. His stuff is so fun and in your face, and it helped shape the styles of so many artists after him.
One of his most iconic images is the Screaming Hand logo for Santa Cruz Skateboards. Below is a version of this famous hand in my own style. (Side note: Jim Phillips' son and fellow Santa Cruz artist, Jimbo Phillips, liked my version of the hand on Instagram.)
Take some time to check out some of Jim Phillips' monster art for yourself!
Yo! Here is the finished version of my last Ladies & Jebs illustration on a recycled skateboard deck! (It's not a great photo, but you get the idea for now.) I've got a lot of these planned, so hopefully we can expect to see more!
(Special thanks to Natalie Slater and Mark Dewbre for helping me in the studio!)
Hey everybody! Sorry i'm a bit late to the party- I was in San Francisco and then got sick for awhile. Anyway, I'm here and i've got some fun drawings to share with you!
I don't really have a set theme for my ladies- mostly i'm just taking traditional RPG roles and putting my spin on them. The first one that I decided to tackle was "hunter"- and that's how Annabelle was born.
I've been trying a new coloring style with these ladies- more graphical and exaggerated- and I think its been pretty successful so far. Hopefully you enjoy it as well.
Here's the start of something beautiful! Ladies & Jebs is back, and what better time than Women's History Month? So pull up a chair this month as we toss up some art dedicated to all the ladies!
This print may look familiar to a few of you. I was recently part of a Bigfoot art show in Tulsa, OK, and this screen print was one of two pieces in the show. This print is dedicated to all the sexy beasts out there, and the wild animals who love them.
Happy Ladies & Jebs! We hope you enjoy! (Please send all complaints to email@example.com)
As a celebration of this spooOOooky day, I've got a treat for you! You may have noticed by now that I post this video every Halloween. I'm a swamp creature of habit, so here it is again! One of my all-time favorite animations, and a perfect beginning to whatever weird plans you've got for tonight.
Swing You Sinners! by Fleischer Studios
A seriously mind-blowing animation from 1930, from the same peeps that brought us Bimbo, Betty Boop, and Koko the Clown. On top of being impressive, it's also a ton of fun! - Kyle B
Residents of the lake area tell rumors of a strange creature dwelling in the blackest, deepest depths of the water. It reportedly only surfaces a few nights a year (usually on a full moon) - driven by an insatiable desire to touch human flesh. Multiple campers have reported being awoken in the middle of the night by the feeling of a soft, wet hand slowly caressing their arm or leg- followed by a loud splash as the fiend quickly retreats into the inky water. Whether the creature's intentions are purely driven by curiosity or something much darker... none can say for sure, as its ultimate goal has not yet become clear.