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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.

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Hope all’s good with you, catch you on the flipsides!!!!

Peace,

Jose
a/k/a- ?Pac

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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


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

Live Art photos from last thurs… and more

Damn, this party and bullshit life needs to slooow down.
well, maybe not. Fuck it, I’m having fun.
I’ve got a shit ton of Live Art gigs on the calendar for
the coming weeks. July 1st @ Untitled on Clark,
July 8th for the Denehey release party @ Martyr’s,
Mid-July sometime for Wednesday Night Trimm,
and the party of the year- the Wizard World after
party, August 5th, most likely at the Black Beetle.

My man Itchie asked if I could paint for his birthday
Celebration at Mix last Thurs. I asked my man CarlWilson if he could come through and rock a piece
with me. The results were magic…


Carl doin his dang..
Continue reading “Live Art photos from last thurs… and more”

June 3rd photos, art and love

Holee shiit. What a weekend.
All I can say is, if you missed the show on Saturday you will
never forgive yourself. I will never forgive you. At least not
until you get the chance to see the lovely Jean Grae and
turntable wizard Z-Trip live. The whole night seemed to pass
in the blink of an eye. Probably one of the highlights of my life.
Peace to those who made it out and showed love.
Thanks to Z-Trip, Jean Grae, Pugslee Atomz, Dynamic
Vibrations for rocking the house.
Thanks to Greenweedz for hosting.
Thanks to Pickel, Intel and Maker aka Come-Up Kings.
Thanks to my partner in art crime, Revise.

Thanks to everyone who helped get everything together.
And most of all, thanks to Sang. This man busted his ass to get
us up on stage, bring in the hot performers and bring you all a
party to remember.
Intel, you could stop hurling those Red Bulls
at me now…


Masters about to work. Intellionaire left, Pickallian Stallion
right

Look at that crowd…

Revise doing his thing. like the brush and paint thing….

The maestro

killin it

My Solo Piece. Acrylic on board

Jose G vs. Revise CMW part 3. Now owned by Madadam

Faces
and somewhere in the area of 5:30am

Happy Birthday Deejay Intel

I always forget to take photos during these shows.
Someone needs to install some kind of camera-eyeball into
my head. Fortunately these folks took better pics:
The weather is beautiful and life is grand!
“Peace cee ya later”
Jose
all images on this page are ©2006 Jose Garibaldi

Holy! It’s an update!


yep. sorry! I’ve been busy. Y’know how it goes. Though, I must say
I’m in much better spirits than I have been in the past year. Could
be the weather.
Anyway, just a quick update with work and what not. I hope to get
together some new Scam! comics as soon as some of this other stuff
is out of the way.
A week and a half ago, I walked into TreVia to hang out with my
friends Mike and Erin, when I was told that one of the live artists
couldn’t show that night. Asif asked me if I wanted to paint, so I ran
home, grabbed my stuff (and changed clothes) and did an impromptu
live art session. It was nice. here’s some pics…


The full piece, with some drawing by Anne (don’t know how to spell
your last name) on the left. Grey markers with acrylic paint on giant
masonite…


detail of the girl bot thing….

Detail of the gang at the bottom..
I wanted to rock some characters from a story idea I have called
“Deeds”. It’s what I’m planning post Teen Heaven.
The above is now owned by a Mister Tony Trimm.
Buy his album- Blew
Last weekend I had a gallery show at Maison Rouge in the Century
Mall. The show was eh, but I was happy to see my friends there, and
the after party at Rodan was fun. Then it was Nick’s. Then it was
the Lighthouse. A great night indeed.
I didn’t have a whole lot of time to do these pieces. About a week
or so. I hope next time I have at least a few months to paint..
Take  A Look! (<-in joke)


this was an old piece (which isn’t even finished) But I threw it in
to fill up some space. You could see an early version of the pac-man
art before I started it over…


most of the pieces were made up as I painted them. This was one
that was sketched out beforehand. I wish I could’ve finished this, but
“no dice”. It’s called “PUNK!”

“These Eyes Aren’t Blue”
I actually started this piece at the black beetle last November. I
completely re-did the face I previously painted on Pinky. The homo
sexual/transvestite tones were a last  minute idea. I thought it was funny. Pac-Man ghosts rule.

“Interplanetary Hollar” WIP
This was before I knew where the hell I was going with
this painting.
and den…

“Interplanetary Hollar”
I need to take a better photo of this one. Not diggin
the reflection I’m getting on the left side…

“Cosmonauts” WIP
Why should I stick to full color? never mind the dirty floor…

“Cosmonauts”
I like this one.
I did three paintings on 2’X2′ board, using markers and acrylics. I
took the images straight from my 2004 sketchbook. I tried to
replicate them the best I could. I want to do more of these…

“Tragicomedy”
I think in my sketchbook drawing the clown was to be drunk…

“$100, 000 Pyramid”
This was a Deeds concept sketch.

“Girl With Boombox”
I like this one, too.

“Theatre” WIP
Of the top of the dome shit. Might be my favorite of
the bunch.

“Theatre”
I need better pics of these.
and this last piece was the one I was most excited about.
It was the first sketch I did after I found out about the gallery show.
Unfortunately, it’s not really finished. i gotta get it back and touch it
up more.
Here’s the sketch:

and the “finished” displayed version..

But once it’s done, it’ll be boombtastic..
Thanks to the Maison Rouge Galerie for having my work there,
extra special thanks to deejays Intel and Pickel who not only agreed
to deejay for the art show, but also helped me promote and set up.
They’s me brothiz. Thanks to Revise who came through with the
jam piece we did a few months back.
And again, thanks to everyone who showed up and supported. I
love youse!

Please- Don’t forget! This Saturday- June 3rd. DJ Z-trip,
Jean Grae, Dynamic Vibrations, Pugs Atomz (OOOH!) Intel,
Pickel, Revise and Myself at the Metro!!!!! Info below:


Sang Presents
SOUNDTRACK
DJ Z-Trip * Jean Grae * Pugslee Atomz * Dynamic Vibrations
Deejays-
Intel * Pickel
Live Art- Jose Garibaldi * Revise CMW
Metro
3730 N Clark
Chicago
18+ $20 advanced $23 door
click here to view event

Hope to see you guys there!!!!

And do you know who’s the illest?

yes.

Peace, Love and BBQ
Jose G
all images on this page are©2006 Jose J Garibaldi

Live Art, Trevia photos

Whattup, pipples! It’s been a minute since I last updated, drew, or did anything productive. For the last two weeks I’ve been busy helping my family with our loss. Getting back to reality and everyday business has been a ride, but it’ll smooth out soon.
Again, I want to thank everybody who I’ve talked, messaged, hung out with, etc. You’ve made this so much easier to deal with. I really needed the distractions and escapism, and for that I’m forever grateful.
I miss my pops. That really came down on me at the end of Saturday night, realizing that he never got the chance to see me paint live in front of a crowd, with the deejays and all that. Though he always told me he was proud of what I was doing, I always thought it would be cool for him to see it first hand.
So, mom, that means YOU need to come out and see this live art business.
Saturday was off the hook. Thanks to everybody who came out and had a good time. Art Baltazar was in the house!!! Aw Yeah, Man!
If you have yet to attend one of these nights, you are forgiven. Just don’t let it happen again.
So, with all that jazz out of the way, let’s get to the pics…

Revise gets this party started outside

The Background

I’m usually bad when it comes to taking photos at these things. I always forget to snap pics of the work in progress.
It always occurs to meat the end of the night that I own a camera and that I brought it…
Anyway, this is Jose G vs. Revise part 2.

another angle…

and the close up. I wonder what this means…
I may be disturbed.. I hope not.

One of the artists who was scheduled to paint that night didn’t show, so we had an extra board to rock.
I painted the grey dude on the left (along with the little marker characters surrounding him),
Revise on the right, and John rocks the top.

She was taking photos. I shoulda asked her if she could send them to me, but I’m stupid.
drinking in front of the art area..

Shane and his date, Lip Ring

Jeff, Jessica, Lauren, Mike

Beanie, Jolene, Lauren, Traci

Carly, friend and Sarah. And Beer. Gotta love beer…

The lovely Katie B up in the place!!

The real star of the evening- The Rockbox

Midas Wells

Can’t live without my radio

Pickel on the cut

wikka wikka

These beauties totally ruined the “Ugly Party” I had planned…

Who!!???

Pickel takes us out with Peter Gabriel’s
“In Your Eyes”
It was a great night. I’m pretty sure there were more people in attendence Saturday than there was at January’s live art gig.
I’d really like to turn this into
a monthly thing. The Addicts always have a way of getting people on the dance floor having a good time. I could honestly
say that Pickel is my favorite deejay. But his mixtape. It’s got my endorsement.
Peace! and I promise a new Scam! this week.
Laters,
Jose
all content on this blog, words and images are ©2006 Jose J Garibaldi, unless otherwise noted. Reprinting or reposting without permission is not cool with me. For real. Don’t be a biter.

This Is A Photo Blog, I Repeat…

This is a photo blog.
Last night I came across a bunch of these old photos. Proceed to
makefun of me. Just leave Carl alone. Say one thing about Carls
and I’ll kick your teeth in.


me at (i think) 17. 1995
rocking the Yellow Kid shirt

Myself and the late Wesley Willis at the MTP ComicCon table
Rosemont, IL. 1997. R.I.P. Wes

chillin w/ Frank Cho and Marc Hempel in 97

Drunken convention nights in 98
Clockwise from top- Scott Ruhl, Charlie, Carl and Josh Milhouse

“Eggplant” Stan Wenches and Mike Bianco in 98

Eggplant and Mike, again….

me in late 98 i think….


couple freshface photos of myself and Sara. This was less than two
months after I started JRL

Me and Shag in 2002.

chillin with Sara at my sister’s graduation, 2004(?)

Have a good laugh at my expense!
Peace.

Jose G

Yeah yeah, I’m still working….

So I haven’t been posting frequently. Things have been rolling
along. Some things not so bad, some things not so good. Been doing
some illo work, some comic work, a lot of coloring work, watching
the shit out of Alias still, fucking around with the ones and two’s (dj
shittydeejay) and still kicking it at the local spots. Time, Money and
Energy all held an intervention. They sat me down and said they’ve
given all they can give. They told me to slow down, get my shit
together, get rest, write stories, back up my hard drives, draw, pay
bills, eat better. So I’m going to TRY to honor their demands.
But I can’t guarantee shit.
Anyway, still not sketching much. But I do have som shit to show.
My man
Revise asked me to collab on a piece with him, which is
being shown at a gallery spot in Cleveland this weekend. I finished
my chunk last night
.

the sketchbook drawing that inspired my portion of the piece
drew my shit in peeyuncil… shitty sidekick photo

Why post this pic? I dunno…I should open the blinds, put on a free show…

Revise hooked up the swirls, shapes and BG. I lay down the
colors on my dude….

Tightenin’ it up like the Drells…

the whole comp….
I’ve got a scan of this which is not as blurry, but I forgot to bring it. I
might update later……
And of course, there’s this (which is supposed to be done by the end
of the month. Wish me luck!!!!!!
shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…….
Also, I’m going to remind you to please donate to the March of
Dimes
. I anticipated a better response to this whole thing than I
actually got. Thanks to those who have donated, and to those who
have not- please help. Sara is $150 bucks away from her goal, but I
think it could surpass that. Let’s give her a hand and get yourself
some sweet art in the process. Thanks.
details are in the last blog, on my
profile page and in the hundreds of
bulletins I’ll be sending out. $100 or more could get score you a
character painting like the one you see above.
Peace,
Jose G
P.S. Why the fuck is photobucket resizing my images!?
They’re all below the 512K limit. Bitches!!!

all words and images on this blog are 2006 Jose Garibaldi.
any reproduction or reposting without permission is prohibited.
Painting 2006 Jose G and Revise.