The Can – my ’96 sketchbook pt. 2 (update 11/30/06)

In 1996, I graduated highschool, lived a crazy summer, then went off
entered the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
“The Can” was my first hardbound sketchbook. It’s initial purpose
was for class, to keep as a journal and for drawing exercises.
I brought my sketchbook everywhere. To friends’ houses, concerts,
coffee shops, etc. Everytime I’d bring it, everyone would ask to see
it. So, in time it went from having a school/work responsibilty to a
way to keep my friends entertained. I swear, this shit was much
funnier back in the day.
Anyway, I plan posting every page in this book and subsequent
volumes. I think there’s about 11…
So, 18 year old college student Jose gee. Please don’t be too harsh…
Dedicated to 96- Chuck D, Scott R, Carl W, Jamie R, Adam P,
Brian, Colleen, Jason and the rest of you knuckleheads…. Yoshi’s
Island, Weed, 40 oh-zees, Ween, Soul Coughing, Beck, ATCQ.
the Cal City apt. and of course- Nora.


My first hardbound sketchbook, complete w/ visitor’s pass…
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Live art pics from Wed Night Trimm @ Danny’s 11/29

I’m waiting on photos from Huddleston so you can get the full scoop.
Thanks to those who made it out and gave props.
Thanks to Tony Trimm and Novem for setting this up.
Thanks to Once A Month and John Herndon for the dancefloor
flavors…
Thanks to Mike and Erin for rockin it once again!
Wednesday Night Trimm at Danny’s is always a good time.
Peace to the birthday girls in the house!
Thanks to Carl Wilson for being Carl Wilson.


The first piece of the night. This was supposed to only be a warm-up.
I like it..
“Ricky Walks With God”

Detail.
Thanks to Mike  for the board…


The second piece of the night. I painted til the end…

Deetells….

I’ll most likely edit this post with an update once I get more photos.
It’s strange looking at these live art paintings under normal light.
Most spots are dark with colored lights, so it alters the colors you
work with.

Don’t have any more Live art shows booked until late December,
though I’m sure one or two will come up between now and then. I’ll
keep you posted.
plus you could always check my profile for dates, etc..


image and characters  ©2006 Jim Mahfood. Don’t Bite.

In other news, www.40ozcomics.com , Jim Mahfood’s website, has
finally been updated. I know Jim’s been working on getting this up
since last year, and after a few setbacks it’s good to go. I did the
coloring for all his webpage images (and I colored a few illustrations
here and there). Check it out, leave Jim some love and let me know
what you think! And be sure to give props to Jen for her web
finesse!


inspired by the Isleys….

Peace!
Stay warm, Chicago!
Jose Gee

this blog and it’s contents are ©2006 Jose Garibaldi, except where
noted otherwise.
I don’t steal your cable, so please don’t steal my images.
fair, eh?

Last minute live art from Sub-T last weds…

So, last Wednesday I was on Milwaukee ave. doing my
pre- Thanksgiving laundry when I got a call from
Trimm. He was at Subterranean (literally right down the street)
and his live artists both backed out at the last minute. I dried
my gear, ran home, washed my ass, loaded my shit and rocked
some impromptu art. I had a good night widdit.
Pickel, Maker and Trimm played the bomb tracks.
Folks in the house showed love, bought me beer…

I wasn’t really prepared, so rather than try some new shit and fuck
up, I painted my Chameleon Girl character.

2′ X 4′ , acrylic..

Close up.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with it. I’m gonna finish it up at home, try
to move it later. The mask around her face was supposed to be more
of a light blue. And that’s what it looked like under the yellow lights.
I’ll have to redo it.

Here’s some sketches. I don’t think I’ve posted them yet. They’re a
little old. Pretty much all the drawing I’m doing these days is for
some fucking production or another. Nothing I’d really care to show
off.




In other news, I’ve actually been motivated to work again. For the
past year or so (or at least since I finished Project: Romantic) I’ve
found myself dragging my heels to get anything done. That’s why I
haven’t been updating this blog as much as I used to and why I don’t
have much in print this year. After a couple years of graphic
novels/mini series, a break up, a move, a couple deaths combined
with going out everynight to get away from it all, I’ve been feeling
pretty burnt. Slowly but surely I’m getting back in the game. I’m
trying to keep from diving headfirst into late worknights for fear that
it would immediately send me running back into escapist behavior.

That’s also the reason why I’ve been slow (or in many
cases never) responding to P.Ms and e-mails. My brain
tends to take vacations I don’t authorize. Especially you,
Munoz. I’ve been keeping up on the Japan thing, and I’ll get
back to you soon…. Sorry bout that, homey!

I just gotta say, I’m thankful for all the friends I’ve made over the
past year who’ve more than helped me maintain a sense of
balance. I can’t imagine who or where I’d be if not for youse.
for reals.
And to all the mofos I’ve known since like forever, and Sara, thanks
for having my back the whole time.

and that’s my post thanksgiving aside. Didn’t really intend on it.

I know I say this all the time, but I’ve got some shit brewin that’ll
knock your socks clean-the-fuck off. Yash! And it’s all for me!!!
no publishers or clients. Just for me! (and you, of course)
oooooooohh!!!

Don’t forget! Tomorrow night-
Wednesday Night Trimm
DJ Tony Trimm
DJ Once A Month
plus special guest
John Herndon of Tortoise
AAAAAANNDDD
JoseG X Mhuddl
again and again, brotha!
Danny’s
1951 W. Dickens (@ Damen)
21 +
No Cover
around 10:30/11 pm


I best see you mugs tharr!!

have a loverly Chicago day!
peace,

Jose G

contents of this blog ©2006 Jose Garibaldi. Period, motherfucker

Live art from Tini Martini – 11/14/06

Photos from last night. Comeups on deck,
Jose G X M Huddl on the artboards.
Thanks to all who came through.
Payce!

the Tini Martini – Pickel in the booth


Rift and MP


Rift, Ryan Wax, Mp, oh wait….. Boston?


Mike Huddleston


Haterbaldi


Double Trub


guess it’s a work in progress…..


the better of my pieces- not quite there…..


MP next to the pink ghost of his inner hater


Mike’s first piece of the night


Mike H is better than Jose G.
How I hate him…..

Don’t forget, round two tonight at The Funky Buddha Lounge.
Rhymfest video premiere, new Kid Cut Up mixtape.
be dere.
Laters,
Jose G

blog ©2006 Jose Garibaldi

Food’s on the table, pabst in the fridge…

Yo. Ho. Ho. I’m fuckin tired today, so I’m sure I’ll screw this post
all to hell. I need my nap.
I promise next week I’ll be friendlier. Wonder if they’ll let me leave
the office early if I pass out at my desk. It’s worth a shot….

I’ll start with the “available now” news-
Project: Romantic has officially hit the stands this week. Got
my copies in the mail (along with a fancy limited hardcover
edition- Thanks, Chris!!!) and I gotta say this book is lovely.
I’ve never been this impressed with the printing of my work.
You could also see every brush stroke in Scott Morse‘s art.
Props on the hard work. Hell Yeah, Adhouse!!!

Cover by Maris Wicks
Please support this book. Everybody poured their hearts and
jellybeans into this mug…..

Also available is the latest issue of Mad Kids. Look for my Family Funnies strip in the Alfred’s Brain Drool section..

got some new Character designs-

for an idea I’s got brewin….

Cal City Whut!?

I was gonna post a bunch of sketches and doodles next, but the
scanner took a shit again. Daymn.
So instead you get some promos-
Tonight! Peabe and Joey D have a gallery show. I’m gonna
try and make this if I’m not dead to the world. Probably
roll in w/ Pickel….

Come through, support Chicago artists!

-Next Tuesday and Wednesday- Mike Huddleston and I will be
painting live! Tuesday at Tini Martini and Weds at The Funky
Buddha Lounge. Check my profile for details. ComeUps in full
effect!

-Ain’t the new Formulawerks site the illest?

So, dear friends, I will leave you with this. I’m not going to say what
it’s all about, but it’s the reason I was up til 5:30am last night-

shhhh……

T minus ninety minutes til mimis..

roooooonnnnnnnnncck.

J to the izzo.

p.s. I’ve been on this big Dilla kick. Prolly since he produced 90%
of my music collection. R.I.P……

words and images on the blog are © 2006 Jose Garibaldi. Well, all
except the project romantiv cover, the mad kids cover, and even the
nemo image.. But those Character designs are MINE!! Any of you
fools steal my shit, I’ll find a way to (legally) break your thumbs. If not,
then I guess I’ll just sue the holy fuckin shit out of you…
and that’s one to grow on.