Internet House Party 109- Dinninit!

Yauh!

Gonna make this quick, gotta get back on my grind.
I broke away from coloring for a second to do a little bit of sketching
here and there. Nothing big. I’m dying to do more drawing.







The top three were from my trip to L.A. during the summer.
Last one I did yesterday. gold star for me.


Old character (and Evil DJ Cap’m Hook’s
original nemesis) Deejay Poppyseedgluvs.
Redone with a Comeups hat.

Here’s a quickie flyer I designed for my homie Maker.
It’s his Birthday Party tonight! I better see you there.
Mr. Motherfucking Dibbs will be there.
Cain’t go wrong.

Deeds related characters.

and here’s some color work I’ve been on.
First, the Earthworms’ new album cover.
Drawing by Foodone, finishes by Jose G

line work

colors.

and here’s a couple peeks of what I’ve been working on for the past couple months- Magic Pickle by Scott Morse. Dropping next summer
from Scholastic Books (Graphix)
Scott and Scholastic asked me to add color to the Magic Pickle graphic
novel, which was originally published by Oni Press.
I should be done with it this weekend.



Next stop- Smileytower!
Be sure to check my profile page to keep up on my live art and
DJ gigs.
Oh, and subscribe to my blog. I promise I’ll be your friend ūüôā
Have a fun and safe Halloween weekend.
Peace,
Jose
a/k/a/ crazy pickle arm. Gammaay some canday!!!

Contents of this blog, © 2007 Jose Garibaldi, except
Magic Pickle © 2007 Scott Morse and
Earthworms image  © 2007 Jim Mahfood

I.H.P. no.108- Filth Flarn Filth


Well, I was hoping to post this last friday, but as I was nearly done typing
out this elaborate, epic blog, my page refreshed and I lost everything. I should’ve
known better. Anyway, I’ll try to do a better job of posting this on
blogger or livejournal as well as on myspace. A lot of people complain
that I post on myspace…
hmm… It’s been a while since I last posted. Frankly, the more time passes
(between blogs)the less I feel like posting. Shit, I think the last time
was before summer kicked off.
I’d write about my summer, but there was far too much going on.
From the gazillion freelance projects I took on, to my California trip,
Uberjam, Wizard World and after party.. and so on. At this point I
really can’t think of everything that happened…I do have a bunch of new artwork. Most of what I’ve been working
on you will probably won’t see any time soon. But It’ll be worth the wait.

I’ve noticed the blog has been getting quite a few hits although
the updates have been lacking. Awresome!

I’ve been feeling a little burnt again. I’m not
salty. Just a little tired. Honestly,
I’m really excited about what I’ve been working
on. Next year is what’s up.


Trying not to push it too much, but I gotta make up for
the meager output of the last few years.
So, on to the art.
A little theme music, please?

I’ll start with some commissions done at Wizard World.
I was set up with Mike Huddleston, Mike Bianco, and
Jim Mahfood. My crew is better than yours.


Mr. Peanut on a mini canvas


Polar bear X Penguins on mini canvas
Before the convention, I started working on drawings to sell
at my table (since I didn’t have any print material available)


Douchebag from The Wizard

Donkey Kong

Super Mario Bros. 2

Wonder Woman
The afterparties we held this year (Friday at Darkroom,
Saturday at The Black Beetle) were off the chain. This
thing gets bigger every year. Thanks to everybody who came
through to kick off the dance party.
Big up- Pickel, Intel, Elevation, J.Lee, Mahf
Huddleston, Food One, Bianco, Carl, Blaylock

If you weren’t there, you missed the debut of
DJ Cluepac

a/k/a Cluepeezy, ?Pac, Cloopdog, Cloopay Fyasko, Macluevelli

back from the dead to solve mysteries.
on the dj table….
Don’t want to get into it just yet, but I just wanted to
show off designs from a couple original
concepts I’m working on…

Sheila, Scott, Johnny, Mr. Cruz and Carl

Davey Wurst and Afro-Brites
I’ll keep you posted as news develops
(plus a few additional weeks/months/years)
AAAnd lastly, I’m sure you all remember

…Teen Heaven?
The first chapter will be done soon (I swear!)
Rather than putting out a 168 page black and white graphic novel,
I will be serializing it (about quarterly) over the next couple years.
It will be in full color. And as it stands, free.
Online. Unless somebody offers a deal I can’t refuse.
I’m dying to get this story done and out. I jut couldn’t deal with rushing
this out just to meet a deadline (and for little to no cash)
When I started working on it in 04, I found myself having to cut

much of the story in order to meet the deadline/page count.
I’ve had more ideas since then, so a limitless page count is exactly
what I need at this point….
MYSPACE EXCLUSIVE!!!!!!

limited edition jpeg of “New Edition” ADAM.
Right click and save while supplies last!!!!!!Teen Heaven will be serialized in .Smileytower.,
an online mag that will also feature Deeds and
other art/stories
from me.


I’m hoping to launch it January 1st, 2008.
no. I WILL launch it 01/01/08
I’ll keep you in the know. Cuz I love you.

If you check this blog from time to time, please subscribe.
it’s free, it’s one click, and you’ll be notified everytime
I’ve got something to say. er, show.
Hope all’s good with you, catch you on the flipsides!!!!

Peace,

Jose
a/k/a- ?Pac

http://www.smileytower.com
don’t forget, all art on this blog is ¬© 2007 Jose J Garibaldi
Steal on my art, I steel on yo face

IHP 106- Fight Series no. 6: Hold The Mayo

Whattuppers? Sorry for the slow updates, workin my grind as usual.
In addition to the coloring/comic/flyer/etc work, I took part in a group art
show last weekend called “Get Fit” at the south side 32nd & Urban
gallery. There was a great turnout, thanks to all who rolled through.
If you couldn’t make it to the opening, no worries. The show’s open until
May 23rd.
Here’s the piece I contributed, titled “Fight Series No. 6: Hold The
Mayo”. It was inspired by Olivia Newton-John (though that isn’t her in
the painting…)


Acrylic on illustration board, 20″ x 32″
It’s selling for $560.00. If you’d like to buy it, please contact the fine
folks at¬†32nd & Urban Gallery –
3201 S.Halsted Ave. , Chicago IL 60608
thirty_second_urban@yahoo.com
312-846-6569

Other than that, still working on the Deeds/Teen Heaven comics. More details as I get closer to completion. Live art in Aurora on May 25th.

Hope you’re all enjoying life. Sun’s out, bitches!!!

peace,
Jose G.

IHP 103- NYC, Mad, and other goodness

RANTLERS! BILLIONS OF UM! WHOAH!!!!!
New York was the shit. Thanks to Actual Fact for putting us up in his
crib. Thanks to Pickel for his massive hustle to put us on at the
Showroom. Peace to the Formula Crew, Sket, Jim Koch, The Mimobot
gang, Brook, Jen, Jim, Sara Martin, Static, Joe M, Whitney and Kirby,
and all you knuckleheads I kicked it with. NYC is lovely, and I’ll have to
go back.
Why do I suck at taking photos? I got this fucking digital camera (which
I bought mostly for phot ref and snapping pics of textures)
Anyway, here’s what I took of my trip…

L-R- ActFact, Ryan Wax, Joey Potts

The ThunderDog party at The Showroom. DJ- Pickel, Merk and Chad
Live Art- Jose G, FoodOne, Joey Potts, Jim Koch, Sara Martin


Me, Sara Martin, Jim Mahfood and Joey Potts


Rest In Space, Space-Boy

The Scumbag scale (0 = Scummiest, 10= Least ) starts with MP and
ends with Intel. Bone courtesy of FoodOne
…And as a bonus, special surprise guest, Gloomy Bear creator Mori
Chack! I saw him at the end of the night, and he was kind enough to
add to the mural…


Jose G and Mori Chack

Gloomy Bear
That was a helluva night.

The day before I left for NY, I was called by Mad mag to provide the art
for a two page article called ” Mad’s Teacher Translation Guide”. It’s
all done (was up past 5:30 am last night finishing it) and I’ll post the
issue and date as soon as I know.
Since I haven’t posted much art lately, I figured I’d post sketches from
the last Mad article I did, from the Feb. 07 issue.








If you want to see the final art, cop that ish from your local bookstore…

Saturday, March 3rd, Chicago IL, District 13
1706 W Chicago Ave, from 6pm-10pm

Be there, sissieeeeeeeessss…

A preview of my collab w/ Nick Bach for Impaired Visions
(to see the finished version, hit the District 13 Gallery tomorrow)

Some flyer art for the Double Up, March 16th, Darkroom…

Bound to be more than ten shits worth of fun…

Aaaand a little sketch to take you out…

The Lenny6000

 

Peace, and Merry Tweekend!
~ DJ Tamale G

Blog and contents are ©2007 Jose Garibaldi


One Hundredth Post- Art from 32nd & Urban, 12/16/07

Yayer!


Live art at the 32nd and Urban Gallery opening
was off the hook. Friday the 15th had Intel on
the decks and Revise CMW, Joey D and Kepha
rocked the wall space live…pics of their art

©2006Joey D

©2006 Revise CMW was NOT painting a vagina.

©2006 Kepha
The night then took us to Tuman’s where Haiku
shared the product of his baking skills, then
to the Continental, which fucked my head up
ten times over…

The next day (Saturday the 16th) I painted alongside
Blutt and Esho on the wall across from the pieces above.
Free beer, chips n’ guac, and brownies. Tunes by DJ
Genghiswon. The Scumbags rolled through with full force..

©2006 Esho

©2006 Blutt

Jose G

Continue reading “One Hundredth Post- Art from 32nd & Urban, 12/16/07”

A million n’ one sketches, drawings, doodles and dangs…

Cleaning my apartment last weekend, I came across
stacks of sketches, etc. from the past couple years
that have not been posted or seen by anyone outside
myself and few others.
Some done while on the phone, some concept sketches for
work projects, others stuff for my sole entertainment.
Anyway, hope everything’s gravy, and I’ll post some
finished illustrations soon (like, when I do them..)

Continue reading “A million n’ one sketches, drawings, doodles and dangs…”

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…
Continue reading “The Can – my ’96 sketchbook pt. 2 (update 11/30/06)”

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